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The Captain's Girl

Author:

Nicola Pryce

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Cornwall 1793. As the French Revolution threatens the stability of England, so too is discontent brewing in the heart of Celia Cavendish. Promised to the brutal Viscount Vallenforth, she must find a way to break free. Inspired by her cousin Arbella, who followed her heart and eloped with the man she loved, she vows to escape her impending marriage. She enlists the help of her neighbours, Sir James and Lady Polcarrow, to make a new life for herself. But can the Polcarrows' mysterious friend Arnaud, captain of the cutter L'Aigrette, protect Celia from a man who will let nothing stand in his way? And will Arnaud himself be friend...or foe?

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750546775

Published:

01-12-2018

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Secrets Of The Shipyard Girls

Author:

Nancy Revell

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Sunderland, 1941 Gloria is smitten with her newly arrived bundle of joy, but baby Hope's first weeks are bittersweet. Hope's father is missing at sea and Gloria must lean on her girls for support. Meanwhile, head welder Rosie has turned her back on love to keep her double life secret. But her persistent beau is determined to uncover the truth and if he does, it could ruin her. Meanwhile, Bel and Joe fall in love. But it isn?t long before a scandalous revelation threatens to pull them all apart. As the shipyard girls face their own battles, work and friendship give them the strength to carry on.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750547116

Published:

01-02-2019

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Shipyard Girls At War

Author:

Nancy Revell

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1941: it takes strength to work on the docks, but the war demands all hands on deck and the women are doing their best to fill the gap. Rosie is flourishing in her role as head-welder while still keeping her double life a secret. But a dashing detective is forcing Rosie to choose between love and her duty.Gloria is hiding her own little secret - one that if found out, could not only threaten her job, but her life. And the shipyards are proving tougher than Polly ever imagined, while she waits for her man to return home safely.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750545594

Published:

01-04-2018

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The Shipyard Girls

Author:

Nancy Revell

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Sunderland, 1940 Polly never dreamed she would be able to work in the shipyards like the men in her family but times are tough and her new job ends up giving her more than she ever expected when she meets enigmatic dock diver Tommy Watts. During the day, head welder Rosie teaches her fledgling flock of trainees their new trade, but at night she hides a secret life. And mother hen Gloria signs up to escape her brutal husband, but finds she cannot run from her problems. The Shipyard Girls start off as strangers - but end up forging an unbreakable bond of friendship in the most difficult times.

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750544436

Published:

01-11-2017

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Meadow Lane

Author:

Maureen Reynolds

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An epic family saga telling the story of ordinary people and their extaordinary lives It's January 1955 and for the residents of Meadow Lane, a small community of seven terraced houses, each household has its own story... When Sadie returns to Meadow Lane from Canada with her son and no husband, she throws the small community into turmoil. She tries to rekindle an old flame, despite him now being married with two children. Then Sadie's son, unhappy with his mother, runs away, desperate to get back to Canada to be with his father. Depressed by how life is turning out, Sadie starts drinking, with tragic consequences for those in Meadow Lane...

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750544894

Published:

01-11-2017

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A Promise Between Friends

Author:

Carol Rivers

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1953: Pretty, ambitious, 19-year-old Ruby Payne and her lifelong friend Kath Rigler are eager to enjoy their post-war independence. Moving to the East End of London is a chance to break free for them both: Kath from her abusive family and Ruby to escape the unhappy memories of her brother's suicide. Ruby finds work at a fashionable new dog grooming parlour close by. Kath isn't quite so lucky and gets a tough factory job. But then Ruby meets handsome, charming Nick Brandon - and ignores the warnings from those around her that he is trouble. Ruby wants a glamorous life - but it will come at a high cost.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750545044

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01-11-2017

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A Wartime Christmas

Author:

Carol Rivers

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Kay Lewis is determined to give her young son Alfie a merry Christmas, even though her husband Alan, has been called up to serve his country. But when a strange woman and her son arrive on her doorstep, Kay's world is shaken to the core. Could the accusations that Dolly makes about Alan be true? Then disaster strikes as Alan is reported missing in action. With no way of discovering the truth, Kay will have some difficult decisions to make if she is to keep her faith in the man she thought she knew.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750539128

Published:

01-05-2014

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Lizzie Flowers And The Family Firm

Author:

Carol Rivers

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1934: Lizzie Flowers has been mother and protector to her East End family, the Allens of Langley Street, since she was fifteen. Even when her doomed marriage to Frank Flowers collapses, she sacrifices her own happiness to keep the family united. But when Lizzie buys the infamous dockland's pub, the Mill Wall, she discovers she's bitten off more than she can chew. Long-time love Danny Flowers abandons her, a close friend is murdered and her adopted child Polly is threatened. Then crime lord, Salvo Vella, makes a move on the Mill Wall. Lizzie could be forced to make a pact with the devil to save herself and her family and friends...

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750547390

Published:

01-06-2019

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Molly's Christmas Orphans

Author:

Carol Rivers

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1940. Molly Swift, at 27, has already suffered the tragic loss of her two-year-old daughter Emily, to the flu outbreak of 1935. Now she waits for news of her shopkeeper husband Ted, who volunteered for the British Expeditionary Forces. Molly helps run the general store with the help of her retired father, Bill Keen. But after the building is hit during a bombing raid and Bill is severely injured, Molly faces difficult times. As she shelters from the Blitz, she meets Andy Miller and his two young children. Molly offers the homeless group safe lodgings for the following night, and soon their lives are entwined, bringing unexpected joy and heartache.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750547093

Published:

01-11-2018

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The Fight For Lizzie Flowers

Author:

Carol Rivers

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Lizzie Flowers has had a hard life but she is full of East End grit. In the bleak years after World War I her family faced desperate times, but when barrow-boy Danny Flowers asked her to leave for a better life in Australia, she stayed true to her family's roots. She married Danny's brother Frank instead, a decision she bitterly regretted. Frank's death, and her success running the greengrocer's, gives Lizzie independence at last. And Danny has come back to marry her. But as their wedding day dawns, an unwelcome guest means life will never be the same again.

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750542869

Published:

01-09-2016

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Together For Christmas

Author:

Carol Rivers

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Britain has declared war on Germany and Flora, Hilda and Will, who grew up together in St Boniface orphanage, discuss a very uncertain future. Will means to go off to fight; Hilda hopes to better her current lot in life as a maid: Flora is content with her job as assistant to Doctor Tapper. It soon becomes clear that the war will not be over by Christmas, and the first zeppelin raids bring casualties flooding into the surgery where Flora works. As tragedy strikes in the trenches, too, Hilda takes herself away from London. Her choices will change the course of the three orphans' lives forever.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750541534

Published:

01-11-2015

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Learning To Dance

Author:

Susan Sallis

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Judith is suddenly all alone in the world. Her husband, Jack, has left her - why, she doesn't really know. Her two sons are in Australia, and both her mother and her best friend Naomi have recently died. Embarking on a journey to Exmoor to meet the famous artist Robert Haussman, with an oddly assorted group of fellow-enthusiasts, Judith finds herself a prey to all sorts of irrational fears. Chief amongst them is the increasing conviction that Jack is dead. Why did he leave her? Where has he gone? And why does Robert Haussman exert such a strange influence on her?

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Soft Cover

Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780753192771

Published:

01-02-2015

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