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Bittersweet

Author:

Colleen McCullough

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The four Latimer sisters are famous throughout New South Wales for their beauty, wit and ambition. They have always been close; always there for each other. They thought this would never change. But then they left home to train as nurses, swapping the feather beds of their townhouse for the spartan bunks of nursing accommodation. And now, as the Depression casts its shadow across Australia, they must confront their own desires as the world changes around them. Will they find the independence they crave? Or is life - like love - always bittersweet?

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750539708

Published:

01-10-2014

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Summer Of Love

Author:

Rachel Moore

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Jessie Penwarden is the only daughter of the vicar of Abbot's Cove, on the Cornish coast. Her parents have wrapped her in cotton wool since her brother's death during the Second World War, but when Jessie and her friend Rita Levant meet some boys at a summer dance Jessie falls in love for the first time. Riding on the back of Will Tremayne's motorbike seems incredibly glamorous, though she daren't tell her father she is falling in love with a biker boy. Meanwhile Rita's reckless nature leads her into trouble, and the Penwarden family soon has greater things to worry about than Jessie's blossoming romance.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750533614

Published:

01-02-2011

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A Little Folly

Author:

Jude Morgan

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Sir Clement Carnell was the most domineering and strait-laced of fathers, and his death has left his children, Louisa and Valentine, with a sense of release and anticipation. While Valentine throws open the Devonshire estate of Pennacombe to their fashionable cousins from London, Louisa feels free at last to reject the man her father chose as her prospective husband - Pearce Lynley. Soon the temptations of Regency London beckon - including Lady Harriet Eversholt, beautiful and very married, with whom Valentine becomes dangerously involved. Meanwhile Louisa finds that freedom of choice is as daunting as it is exciting...

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750534260

Published:

01-08-2011

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Meet Me Under The Clock

Author:

Annie Murray

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Growing up in Birmingham, sisters Sylvia and Audrey Whitehouse were always like chalk and cheese. When the Second World War breaks out, Sylvia is still dreaming of her forthcoming marriage to fiance Ian, while Audrey jumps at the career opportunities offered by the WAAF. Audrey joins the ranks at RAF Cardington but finds that her new freedom also brings temptation. Meanwhile, Sylvia is doing her bit as a railway porter, much to Ian's dismay. He thinks the job isn't very feminine - unlike Sylvia's new friend Kitty, who is sweet and pretty as can be. But Kitty's innocent nature hides a dark secret...

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750539951

Published:

01-11-2014

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Now The War Is Over

Author:

Annie Murray

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The Second World War has finally come to a close. Birmingham is welcoming home its menfolk, and a new chapter is beginning in Rachel Booker's life. Her husband has returned, and the family is now together. But as family life settles into a routine, Rachel starts to yearn for more. As the gloom of the 1940s passes by and the promise of the 1950s dawns, a whole new world of opportunity opens up. Rachel and her daughter, Melly have to decide whether their loyalties still lie with the family and friends they clung to throughout the war years or if it's time to move on...

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750543453

Published:

01-12-2016

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The Doorstep Child

Author:

Annie Murray

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From a tender age little Evie spent her early years left outside on the step. With a drunk for a father and a neglectful mother, all little Evie has ever craved is a safe home and a normal existence. Her young eyes had seen so much but this never tainted her spirit. If it wasn't for her best friend Gary, she might never have made it to her sixteenth birthday. She meets Ken, a sweet brown-eyed boy, not much older than she is. Perhaps her fortunes have changed? But no sooner does she give over her heart, she is betrayed, not for the first time in her young life...

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750545532

Published:

01-04-2018

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War Babies

Author:

Annie Murray

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Rachel Booker has had a difficult start in life. When her father dies, deep in debt, her mother is left to make ends meet. Mother and daughter work together at Birmingham's Rag Market, selling second-hand clothes to put food on the table. Rachel's friendship with her first childhood friend, Danny, blossoms into something more and she falls pregnant just as WWII breaks out. The young couple marry in haste but it isn't long before Danny is called up. Left on the home front with a new baby, Rachel must scrape by. If Danny ever makes it back, will he be the same boy she loved so fiercely?

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750542494

Published:

01-06-2016

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A Daughter's Disgrace

Author:

Kitty Neale

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Alison has always been treated with disdain by her mother. After years of being bullied, she is drawn to the one man who shows her affection. But when he brutally rapes her, leaving her pregnant, she is cast out. Shunned by her family, Alison must start to make her own way and plan a life for herself and her unborn child - she is now master of her own destiny. But when the baby arrives, Alison feels no love for her son. Terrified that history will repeat itself, can she find a way to love her child? And will she ever find the forgiveness she craves from her family?

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750542456

Published:

01-03-2016

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A Family Scandal

Author:

Kitty Neale

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You can never leave a bad man behind... Mavis Pugh has had a hard life. Despised and abused throughout her teenage years, she turned to the first man who showed her kindness. But Alec quickly revealed himself to be a violent bully. When Mavis escapes from Alec, she thinks the worst is behind her. Moving to a large family house with her two children is more than she ever dreamed of, and when handsome sign-writer Tommy takes an interest in her, she can't believe her luck. But unbeknown to Mavis, Alec is watching her and her family, just waiting for the right time to make his next - and final - move...

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750544450

Published:

01-07-2017

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A Mother's Sacrifice

Author:

Kitty Neale

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Glenda Jenkins has been beaten by her husband Harry one too many times - and this time he's put her in a hospital bed. Battered and bruised, Glenda slowly makes her recovery. But she fears what awaits her back at home. Glenda meets kind hospital porter Frank, who offers her a lifeline she can't refuse. The pair decide to run away together. But, fearing for her life, Glenda has to make the biggest sacrifice of all and leave her baby, Johnnie, behind. Safe on the Kent coast, Glenda finally has the life she dreamed of. But without Johnnie, she's a broken woman. Will she ever see her baby again?

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750546126

Published:

01-08-2018

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Daughter Of Dark River Farm

Author:

Terri Nixon

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1917. Kitty Maitland has found a safe and welcoming home at Dark River Farm, Devon, and is finally beginning on a path to recovery after her terrible ordeal in Flanders...until the arrival of two very different visitors. One, a charming rogue, proves both a temptation and a mystery - but she soon discovers he's not a stranger to everyone. The other newcomer, a young woman with a past linked to the farm, sows seeds of mistrust. Between the two of them, and the choices Kitty has to make, Dark River becomes a place of fear, suspicion and danger. Can it ever return to the haven it once was?

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750545488

Published:

01-05-2018

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Maid Of Oaklands Manor

Author:

Terri Nixon

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The first enthralling story in the Oaklands Manor trilogy England, 1912 is a place of rigid rules. A chance meeting between scullery maid Lizzy Parker and heiress Evie Creswell is about to break them all. Their meeting leads to an enduring friendship and a new job for Lizzy - it also draws her into a world of privilege and intrigue and delivers her into the loving arms of a killer. As she becomes embroiled in the dangerous life that Carlisle lives, she must decide if he can be trusted with the life of a close friend, and, ultimately, if he is worth the risk to her own...

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750543958

Published:

01-03-2017

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