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Families And Friendships

Author:

Margaret Thornton

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Happily married to the Reverend Simon Norwood, Fiona Norwood's happiness should be complete. But Fiona has a secret in her past, and she can never forget the baby girl she gave away at birth. Meanwhile, Debbie Hargreaves has known since she was a little girl that she was adopted. Her parents are kind and loving and she has a happy home life. Despite that, once she reaches her teenage years, Debbie determines to find out about her birth mother. But is the past sometimes best left alone? Debbie's search will awaken powerful, long-buried emotions - and life for Debbie and Fiona will never be quite the same.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750538091

Published:

01-09-2013

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Love And Marriage

Author:

Margaret Thornton

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1957. Newly-wed Val Walker is looking forward to starting a family. Her best friend, the previously flighty Cissie, is expecting her second child, content to settle down to full-time motherhood. Their mutual friend Janice, is engaged to boyfriend Paul. But life doesn't always turn out as one would expect. Val doesn't find it as easy as she'd expected to fall pregnant. Cissie is jealous when her husband Walter takes an interest in a new female colleague. Janice feels guilty for leaving her widowed father and young brother behind in Blackpool to start a new life in Yorkshire. Are the three friends' marriages strong enough to survive these unexpected obstacles?

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750546270

Published:

01-04-2019

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Old Friends, New Friends

Author:

Margaret Thornton

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Eighteen-year-old Debbie Hargreaves is heading to college in Leeds, where she'll be sharing digs with three girls. Debbie soon becomes firm friends with shy Lisa, outspoken Karen and self-assured Fran. Over the coming months, the four flatmates will share tears and laughter and the drama of a new romance. At the same time, Debbie's birth mother, Fiona Norwood, is struggling to cope with four young children and her duties as a rector's wife. The arrival of a new childminder should be an answer to her prayers, but Glenda's open flirting with Fiona's husband soon gets tongues wagging. Is Fiona's marriage really under threat?

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750540742

Published:

01-04-2015

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One Week In August

Author:

Margaret Thornton

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August, 1955. Janice Butler is working as a waitress at her mother's Blackpool boarding house before she heads off to university. When Val and Cissie, both from Walker's woollen mill in Halifax, come to stay for a week, the three young women form an instant friendship. They attend a local dance at the Winter Gardens, which changes all their lives, both for better and for worse. Romance beckons for all three girls but can a holiday fling ever lead to something deeper? As autumn approaches, the three friends discover that life doesn't always turn out as one would expect and the course of true love never did run smooth...

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750544443

Published:

01-08-2017

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Pastures New

Author:

Margaret Thornton

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1960. Having been firm friends ever since they met in a Blackpool boarding house five years before, Val, Cissie and Janice are all now happily married, preoccupied with their growing families. But the new decade will bring change for all three families. Val and Sam's son's behaviour is causing concern, and Val finds it hard at times to love him as she should. Running a thriving cafe in Harrogate, Janice and her husband Phil decide to expand into the restaurant business: have they bitten off more than they can chew? Meanwhile Cissie's life is thrown into jeopardy when she encounters an old flame...

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750547208

Published:

01-08-2019

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The Jacobite Lass

Author:

Janet Macleod Trotter

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On a remote and windswept Scottish island, the free-spirited Scottish heroine, Flora MacDonald, enjoys a childhood roaming her father's cattle farm. But when her father dies suddenly, Flora and her mother, Marion are plunged into poverty. It seems Flora is destined for a life of skivvying, until a dashing soldier sweeps Marion off her feet. Then everything is thrown into turmoil once more when the exiled Prince Charles Stuart lands on the Outer Isles which ignites the Jacobite Rising of 1745. Scotland is plunged into bloody civil war; families and clans are torn apart in their loyalties and Flora's fate is changed forever.

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750543002

Published:

01-09-2016

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The Planter's Bride

Author:

Janet MacLeod Trotter

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Cousins and best friends, Sophie and Tilly are looking for love and adventure Sophie, orphaned at six, has been brought up by a radical aunt. Tilly meanwhile has lived a sheltered life in Newcastle. Tilly surprises everyone with a whirlwind marriage to a confirmed bachelor and tea planter, James Robson, following him to India. Thinking herself in love with the charming, enigmatic forester Tam, the independent Sophie decides to follow him when he also goes to India. Set against the vivid backdrop of post WWI Britain and the changing world of India under the British Raj. THE PLANTER'S BRIDE is a passionate story of tragedy, loyalty and undying love...

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750541268

Published:

01-07-2015

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Catherine Of Deepdale

Author:

Millie Vigor

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When Catherine Jameson leaves Southampton and arrives in Shetland with her husband, Robbie, her dream of an idyllic life on an island is rudely shattered. His home is a croft devoid of any convenience and her mother-in-law does not hide her dislike of her son's English wife. Undaunted, Catherine is determined to adapt to her new life, but when Robbie drowns in a fishing accident, and a short time later she finds she is pregnant, she is devastated. Will she go home to her family? Or will she stay and try to carry out the plans that Robbie had?

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780753191774

Published:

01-03-2014

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An East End Christmas

Author:

Elizabeth Waite

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Carla Scofield has looked after her family since she was a teenager and there isn't anything she wouldn't do for those closest to her. Warm, friendly, and with the ability to make everyone around her laugh, she carries her burden proudly. As the years roll past, Carla sees life around her change dramatically. Wartime brings new challenges and a new job in a sewing factory. It also brings love, and Carla has a chance at real happiness - but not everyone is rooting for her. With Christmas ahead of her, and her sights set on love and the future, will she be too distracted to sense the danger before it's too late?

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750542791

Published:

01-08-2016

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There Will Be Better Days

Author:

Elizabeth Waite

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Flame-haired beauty Chloe Collard watched her mother struggle through life, so Chloe promised herself something a long time ago; she would get a proper education and make something of herself. This vow would carry Chloe through her entire life. When she is offered a job as a personal assistant in a prestigious firm, Chloe finally feels her hard work is paying off. And with romance knocking at her door, a happy and fulfilled life is just around the corner. But all is not as it seems when the decisions she has to make are not as straightforward as they first appear...

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750541435

Published:

01-10-2015

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Three Brave Women

Author:

Elizabeth Waite

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Linked through marriage to three brothers, the Underwood women prove time and again that they are a force to be reckoned with. Jodie has travelled a hard road to reach prosperity, despite her husband's constant unreliability, Yet she can't sever ties with John. Widowed at a young age, Lariane believes her marriage to Rick was perfect. Will another man ever be good enough to fill Rick's shoes? Dee has everything she ever wanted: a husband she adores and a beautiful little girl. But she knows that her family's happiness is founded on half-truths.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750539814

Published:

01-09-2014

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Always In My Heart

Author:

Pam Weaver

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1939. When war is declared, thirteen-year-old twins, Shirley and Tom are evacuated to the coastal town of Worthing. Shirley is the bright one of the pair, whereas Tom is sometimes slow to understand the world around him. But Shirley helps him get by and is his best friend and ally. The twins are taken in by a local farmer, but their new home quickly proves to be far from a rural dream. Tom is forced to do back-breaking work and sleep in a cold storeroom each night. As the cold weather sets in, will they be able to find a way out?

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750545860

Published:

01-07-2018

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