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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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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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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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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750543750

Published:

01-02-2017

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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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Genre:

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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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750542524

Published:

01-04-2016

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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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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750540346

Published:

01-12-2014

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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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