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Brides Of War

Author:

June Tate

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In the aftermath of the Second World War, two women leave England for new lives as GI brides. Gracie Brown starts her married life living with her husband Jeff's family: an overbearing mother-in-law and a brother-in-law whom her husband detests. Valerie Brampton and her lawyer husband, Ross, have their own property, but with a past girlfriend still holding on to hope of a relationship with him, all is far from settled. As they learn more about their new husbands can their marriages, formed in the uncertain times of war, survive through peacetime?

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750541985

Published:

01-12-2015

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Games Lovers Play

Author:

June Tate

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Connie Morgan works in the haberdashery department of a large Southampton store, and is in love with her married boss. But everything changes when she's swept off her feet by dashing young car mechanic Sam. Having fallen head over heels for Sam, Connie is anxious to end her adulterous affair with John Baker. But John isn't going to let her go that easily, and Connie knows that if Sam ever finds out about her relationship with a married man, he will end everything, dashing all her dreams. So Connie decides to keep quiet - but she is playing a dangerous game...

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750540902

Published:

01-05-2015

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The Docklands Girls

Author:

June Tate

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Spring, 1944. Working on an aeroplane production line, Hildy believes she is doing her part for the war effort. But troubles at home with her overly-protective mother, make it harder for her to find happiness. Meanwhile, Cora is still reeling from the devastating loss of both her parents in the Blitz. Faced with homelessness and poverty, Cora and her friend, Belle, turn to the dark streets of Southampton to work on the game. For all three women, the war creates hardships from which they will only emerge by maintaining strength and, above all, the hope that they can achieve their dreams.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750544580

Published:

01-09-2017

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Nothing Is Forever

Author:

Grace Thompson

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Ruth has looked after her brothers for ten years since the death of their parents and believes that her role as head of the family will continue for the rest of her life. With two of her brothers already married and living away she has only her youngest brothers to care for. The arrival of a new, very determined sister-in-law makes change inevitable and Ruth struggles to maintain her superior role. Troubled by problems in her own relationship with the ever-patient Henry, she must recognize her priorities in time to salvage her own chance of love and happiness.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780753191132

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01-01-2014

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The End Of A Journey

Author:

Grace Thompson

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Zena Martin and her brother, Greg, are content with their lives and plans for their future: Zena and Jake Williams are about to announce their engagement, and Greg hopes to persuade Rose Conelly to meet his family and begin the next stage of their relationship. Then their father dies suddenly, and secrets come to light that change everything. Zena begins to doubt her happiness with the kind-hearted Jake when his generosity is more for others than for her. Greg is distressed when Rose leaves the town without any explanation. But it is their mother's secret that is hardest to understand. And when everything is revealed and explanations are offered, what will be left of their once optimistic future?

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9781445099804

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01-01-2015

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The End Of A Journey

Author:

Grace Thompson

Synopsis:

Zena Martin and her brother, Greg, are content with their lives and plans for their future: Zena and Jake Williams are about to announce their engagement, and Greg hopes to persuade Rose Conelly to meet his family and begin the next stage of their relationship. Then their father dies suddenly and secrets come to light that change everything. Zena begins to doubt her happiness with the kind-hearted Jake when his generosity is more for others than for her. Greg is distressed when Rose leaves the town without any explanation. But it is their mother's secret that is hardest to understand. And when everything is revealed and explanations are offered, what will be left of their once optimistic future?

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9781445099811

Published:

01-12-2015

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Secrets Of The Sewing Bee

Author:

Kate Thompson

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Orphan Flossy Brown arrives at Trout's garment factory in Bethnal Green amidst the uncertainty of the Second World War. In 1940s London, each cobbled street is strewn with ghosts of soldiers past, all struggling to make ends meet. Dolly Doolaney, darling of the East End, and infamous tea lady, gives her a particularly warm welcome and helps Flossy settle into wartime life. Dolly sets up a sewing circle and the ladies arm themselves with their needles and set about stitching their way to victory. But when the full force of the Blitz rains down on London, the women of the sewing bee are forced to bear unimaginable horrors.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750543545

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01-01-2017

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Secrets Of The Singer Girls

Author:

Kate Thompson

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1942: Sixteen-year-old Poppy Percival arrives at the gates of Trout's clothing factory in Bethnal Green, ready to begin a new life as an East End seamstress. Forced to leave her quiet countryside home, and banished to a war-ravaged London, Poppy harbours a dark secret - one that tore her away from all she knew. By day, the East End women of the Trout's play their part in the war effort, stitching bandages and repairing uniforms for troops on the front line. But Poppy's new friends at the factory are hiding some painful truths.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750542487

Published:

01-05-2016

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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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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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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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Hard Cover

Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750544443

Published:

01-08-2017

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