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The Black Silk Purse

Author:

Margaret Kaine

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Sent to the workhouse as a child, all Ella Hathaway can remember is a voice whispering, 'Dearie, promise you will never forget what you saw. Your Ma was killed deliberate...and someone oughter pay for it.' When young, wealthy spinster Letitia Fairchild witnesses Ella being ill-treated, she takes her in as a scullery maid. But as Ella grows up, she is determined to find the truth about her mother's tragic death and appeals to Letitia for help, revealing her only personal possession, a black silk purse. Intrigued, Letitia agrees to begin a quest to solve the mystery of Ella's past. But there are astonishing and dramatic consequences.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750546409

Published:

01-01-2019

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A Daughter's Love

Author:

Catherine King

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Nell Goodman is a good daughter. Her job in the local brewery is the only thing keeping her and her mother afloat. But with her mother becoming increasingly eccentric, Nell is starting to feel the burden of her responsibilities. When Nell goes to George Wilmot, the brewery's owner, for help he offers her a job as a live-in servant. She begins to grow closer to Devlin, George's son, and it looks like Nell's luck is finally changing. An unwelcome discovery and tragedy mean that things suddenly change. Devlin pulls away from Nell, her mother's behaviour is becoming worse and there are secrets around every corner.

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750542524

Published:

01-04-2016

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A Sister's Courage

Author:

Catherine King

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When her mother passed away, Meg Parker was forced to sacrifice her chance at love for the sake of her brothers. She hopes she will be able to live a full life once again after her father remarries. Lady Alice Langton is travelling the Yorkshire Dales, spreading the suffragette message along with Florence Brookes. Meg decides to flee her old life and joins the two women as their maidservant. When Meg is reunited with her old flame, she is hesitant about her feelings for him. It's not until Florence's actions land them in jeopardy that Meg realises she must find the courage to make a heartbreaking choice.

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750539111

Published:

01-05-2014

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Her Mother's Secret

Author:

Catherine King

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Lettie Hargreaves is young, pretty and she wants more than her simple, uncomplicated life with her grandmother can provide. Lettie longs for excitement and love and she's determined to make something of herself. Ivy knows that Lettie can never find out the reason why Lettie's mother left so she has done her best to shield her from the truth. So when Lettie suggests going into service for ailing Lady Laughton, Ivy knows she must do something to stop it. Feeling stifled and confused, Lettie chooses a different path that offers her the chance at love and a life she craves, unaware of the secrets her actions will uncover.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750540346

Published:

01-12-2014

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The Secret Daughter

Author:

Catherine King

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Phyllis Kimber's entire future is called into question after her father is killed in Earl Redferns employ. But the earl knows something about Phyllis that means she will always be looked after. As lady's maid to Martha, Phyllis is the American heiress's only confidante in England: she knows Martha doesn't love the recently widowed Lord Melton, the man Martha's father is determined she should marry, but there's another secret - a secret that makes Phyllis give up everything to protect her friend. Phyllis must decide where her loyalties lie as secrets in her own past and tragedy strikes on the fateful crossing back to America onboard the Titanic.

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750537483

Published:

01-07-2013

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A Christmas Wish

Author:

Lizzie Lane

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Magda Brodie's world is torn apart when her mother dies in the workhouse two weeks before Christmas. Her wastrel father arranges for her sisters to be sent to their grandparents, her brother to be adopted, and Magda to live with her Aunt Bridget. But her aunt holds a bitter resentment towards her, and Magda's dreams of reuniting her family seem hopeless...

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750539227

Published:

01-09-2014

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A Wartime Friend

Author:

Lizzie Lane

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Leah escapes from a train bound for a death camp, along with a surprising friend, a kind-natured German Shepherd dog. Discovered in France by an RAF pilot, the traumatised Leah wakes to find she's forgotten everything. Fostered by the pilot and Meg, his wife, Leah becomes Lily, remembering nothing of her former life. Before long their lives are disrupted once again by the war and, with their home in ruins, they are forced to flee to the country. In Somerset, Lily is reunited with Rudy, the heroic dog. However it soon becomes clear that Rudy is not just her companion, he is protecting her too, and someone wants him out of the way...

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750546041

Published:

01-09-2018

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Home For Christmas

Author:

Lizzie Lane

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Lydia is in training to be a nurse when she first meets Robert and, despite the differences in their class and background, they fall head over heels for one another. Robert is the nephew of a Lord, and Lydia a doctor's daughter - and a German doctor at that. While her parentage is no hindrance to their relationship in peacetime, when war is declared Robert's family makes it clear they no longer approve of the match. With no means of contacting Robert on the Western Front, Lydia volunteers herself, joining the Red Cross. But her love affair with Robert has had more than one consequence...

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750541251

Published:

01-11-2015

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Home Sweet Home

Author:

Lizzie Lane

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The war is drawing to a close and the men are coming home. But the struggles of the Sweet sisters continue... When Ruby finds John Smith in hospital, recovering from severe starvation courtesy of Changi jail, she vows to care for him, no matter what. And Mary soon learns that if her marriage is to flourish, she must go to Canada with her husband, leaving her family behind. As for Frances, she has fallen in love with a man old enough to be her father. But will her family approve?

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750541497

Published:

01-06-2016

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War Baby

Author:

Lizzie Lane

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The war has had a devastating effect on the Sweet Family with young Charlie Sweet, lost at sea, presumed dead and bombs falling near Bristol. Still there is a glimmer of hope on the horizon in the form of Mary Sweet's upcoming wedding to her Canadian beau. But even that has failed to rouse their father from his grief. But in London a baby has been found in a bombed out house, sheltered in the arms of his dead mother. A child to make life worth living again...

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750541510

Published:

01-02-2016

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War Orphans

Author:

Lizzie Lane

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Joanna Ryan's father has gone off to war, leaving her in the care of her stepmother, a woman more concerned with having a good time than being any sort of parent to her. But then she finds a puppy, left for dead, and Joanna becomes determined to save him, sharing her meagre rations with him. But, in a time of war, pets are only seen as an unnecessary burden and she is forced to hide her new friend, Harry from her step-mother and the authorities. With bombs falling over Bristol and with the prospect of evacuation on the horizon can they stay together and keep each other safe?

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750543910

Published:

01-04-2017

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Wartime Sweethearts

Author:

Lizzie Lane

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The Sweet family have run the local bakery for as long as anyone can remember. Twins Ruby and Mary Sweet help their widowed father out when they can. While Ruby dreams of life in London, Mary has no intention of leaving their small Gloucestershire village. But as war threatens there will be changes for all of the Sweet family, with brother Charlie off to serve and young cousin Frances facing evacuation. But there will be opportunities too, as the twins' baking talent catches the attention of the Ministry of Food...

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750541503

Published:

01-01-2016

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