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The Trader's Dream

Author:

Anna Jacobs

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Bram Deagan dreams of bringing his family from Ireland to join him in Australia, where he now runs a successful trading business. But when a typhus epidemic strikes Ireland, it leaves the Deagan family decimated, and it is up to Maura Deagan to look after her orphaned nieces and nephew. Forced to abandon her own ambitions, Maura recognises that their only hope is to join Bram in far-away Australia, so they set sail via the newly opened Suez Canal. It is only when a storm throws her and fellow passenger Hugh Beaufort together that Maura realises this journey may also give her a chance to pursue a dream she set aside long ago - to have a family of her own. That is, until someone from Hugh's past threatens to jeopardise everything...

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9781444823851

Published:

01-05-2015

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The Trader's Gift

Author:

Anna Jacobs

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Bram Deagan has a gift for matchmaking and wishes to see his friends Dougal and Mitchell happily married like himself, so he doesn't hesitate to suggest they find wives. When her ailing husband dies, Eleanor Prescott wonders if she dare return to Western Australia. Will Dougal still want her after nearly a year? And Mitchell has asked his cousin in England whether he knows any suitable lady. For one widow, desperate to keep her young son from a cruel relative's clutches, Mitchell's invitation is a lifeline she will grasp with both hands. Both Eleanor and Jacinta bravely take a huge risk on the chance of happiness and set off for Australia. But for Jacinta at least, the troubles of her old life can't easily be left behind...

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9781444824216

Published:

01-06-2015

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The Trader's Reward

Author:

Anna Jacobs

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1871: When Fergus Deagan's wife dies in childbirth, she makes him promise to take their family to Western Australia to join his brother Bram, and also to marry again Disowned by her father for becoming pregnant, Cara Payton bears a stillborn baby. She's in deep despair, until a plea to wet-nurse a motherless baby gives her life a new purpose. When Fergus proposes marriage, she accepts, and during the voyage to Australia the two draw closer - until Cara's past rears its ugly head and they face a terrible crisis. Fergus and Bram, always rivals, struggle to make friends, while Bram has financial problems and there is no railway where Fergus can find engineering work. Can the two brothers solve their problems? Will the newcomers find a way to build a new life?

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9781444824568

Published:

01-07-2015

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Yew Tree Gardens

Author:

Anna Jacobs

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Sisters Mattie, Nell and Renie have escaped from their bullying father. Building new lives for themselves, the youngest sister, Renie, lives with the newly married Nell. Working as a waitress at the King's Head Hotel, she becomes increasingly harassed by the new assistant manager, Mr Judson. So, also eager to escape from Nell's unpleasant husband, Renie is delighted to be offered a new job in London. Making new friends she soon settles, yet worries about how Nell is treated by her husband. When tragedy strikes Nell and her family, Renie feels horrified and helpless, finding her only comfort in her growing friendship with the injured Gil. But can their relationship progress from just friendship? And how will the return of the threatening Judson affect their future?

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9781444815160

Published:

01-05-2013

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Orphan Sisters

Author:

Lola Jaye

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Lana and May are a very long way from home. Their Nigerian parents emigrated to England in search of a better life for the family. London in the 1950s is a great adventure, but not always welcoming. There are signs in windows of lodging houses warning: 'No blacks, no dogs, no Irish'. When tragedy strikes and the girls lose their father, their mother is unable to cope. When she fails to recover from the surprise birth of another child all three girls are sent to an orphanage. Lana is determined to keep her sisters together but when baby Tina gets adopted, she realises the family is about to be torn apart...

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750545891

Published:

01-08-2018

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A Cornish Orphan

Author:

Sheila Jeffries

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Following a terrible storm, seven-year-old Lottie is rescued from a shipwreck by local Cornishman Arnie Lanroska. Her clothing suggests she comes from a wealthy family, but Lottie's back bears the scars of a severe beating, and how she came to be on a cargo ship in the first place remains a mystery... Arnie and his wife already have two young children, Matt and Tom, but are desperate to keep Lottie. They decide to foster her, despite outcries from the local community. But when tragedy strikes the very heart of the Lanroska family, the repercussions could change the lives of everyone close to them...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750547239

Published:

01-07-2019

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Born To Be Trouble

Author:

Sheila Jeffries

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Combining a heroine worthy of Poldark with the drama of a family saga, this is a gripping story of secrets, lies and second chances. Running away from heartache and scandal, Tessa Barcussy flees Cornwall to London in search of freedom, excitement and a new life. But the city is not what she is expecting. Soon enough Tessa is on the streets, sleeping rough, scared and at her lowest ebb. Two very different people come into Tessa's life at this point, promising to help her change her fortunes - but only one of them is telling her the truth. And when tragedy strikes back home in the West Country, and her past and present collide, can Tessa find the strength to face everything she ran away from?

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750547222

Published:

01-05-2019

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The Boy With No Boots

Author:

Sheila Jeffries

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Freddie Barcussy knows hardship and pain. His parents Annie and Levi are struggling to make ends meet, both suffering with illness and poverty. Freddie is an outsider at school, misunderstood and angry. They need their luck to change. Unbeknown to his parents, Freddie holds the key to their future. If he can learn how to overcome his fears, he could change their lives for ever. Can Freddie find love and happiness or will mistrust ruin his life?

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750541664

Published:

01-01-2016

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The Girl By The River

Author:

Sheila Jeffries

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Moments after she is born, Tessa Barcussy is branded as 'trouble'. The day she is born, her father Freddie encounters a Romany Gypsy who makes a chilling prediction about Tessa's destiny. Freddie finds it so disturbing that he writes it down and hides it in a sealed envelope - never to be opened, he hopes. Yet the gypsy's words haunt him as he bonds with his new baby daughter. Hyper-sensitive and rebellious, Tessa grows up a misfit, difficult to handle and disruptive. Will the words of the Romany Gypsy come true? Or will they empower Tessa to finally become the person she was born to be?

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750543750

Published:

01-02-2017

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The Officer's Lover

Author:

Pam Jenoff

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Ten years ago Jordan Weiss suffered the devastating death of her boyfriend Jared, a gifted rower at Cambridge. Since then, work as an intelligence officer has taken her to the world's hot spots where she has faced terrible dangers. When a twist of fate sends Jordan back to London, she and rakish agent Sebastian Hodges are assigned to an investigation into mafia activities, which throws them into a whirlwind drama of lies, cover-ups and corruption. Who can Jordan trust? Secrets start to emerge that are strangely connected to her past and will ultimately shape the course of her future.

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750534048

Published:

01-03-2011

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Dangerous Decisions

Author:

Margaret Kaine

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Helena Standish knows that a good marriage would enhance her father's social status. The wealthy and enigmatic Oliver Faraday is considered an ideal match, so why does Helena have faint misgivings? Nicholas Carstairs has little patience with frivolous pleasure-seekers or an upper class that closes ranks against outsiders. Why then is he entranced by the lovely 'girl in the window' - a debutante who would appear to be both of those things? A champagne celebration at Broadway Manor marks the start of a happy future for Helena, but no one can predict the perilous consequences of her decision or the appalling danger it will bring.

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750539159

Published:

01-05-2014

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Song For A Butterfly

Author:

Margaret Kaine

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From a chrysalis to a butterfly... When young paintress Megan Cresswell is left penniless in 1950, her choice is stark - struggle to pay the bills or find a husband. Choosing independence over a mother-in-law from hell, she takes an extra job with the wealthy Celia Bevington and discovers a different world to the one in the pottery factory, one of refinement and snobbery. The mystery of her inherited silver hairbrush reveals a shocking and tragic family secret - then Megan faces a heart-wrenching decision. She has found a deep love that could transform her life, but can she find the courage to follow her heart?

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750536424

Published:

01-11-2012

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