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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 Quality Street Girls

Author:

Penny Thorpe

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Sixteen-year-old Irene 'Reenie' Calder lands a seasonal job at Mackintosh's Quality Street factory and feels like a kid let loose in a sweet shop, but trouble seems to follow her around. Beautiful and smart, Diana Moore runs the Toffee Penny line. The other girls in the factory are in awe of her, but Diana has a dark secret which if exposed, could cost her not only her job at the factory but her reputation as well. Then a terrible accident puts Quality Street at risk. Chocolate lovers have saved up all year for their Quality Street Christmas tin and Reenie and Diana know that everything rests on them...

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750547437

Published:

01-10-2019

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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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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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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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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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ISBN:

9780750542791

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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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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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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750545860

Published:

01-07-2018

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Blue Moon

Author:

Pam Weaver

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Ruby Bateman works at the prestigious Warnes Hotel on Worthing seafront. She enjoys her job and the camaraderie with the girls at the hotel, but she also loves a day off... On an outing to the Sussex Downs, Ruby meets handsome photographer Jim Searle and instantly falls for him. The only cloud to overshadow her otherwise perfect trip, is the dark mood of her father when she returns home. Ruby dreams of a life outside of the seaside town with Jim, but it falls to her to hold the Batemans together. However, a long-buried family secret may just undo all her hard work.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750542647

Published:

01-08-2016

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For Better For Worse

Author:

Pam Weaver

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As Britain recovers from WWII, Annie Royal is looking to the future. Recently married to Henry, and with a baby on the way, she and her husband are happily settled in the seaside town of Worthing. But a knock at the door brings Annie's world crashing down. On her doorstep stands Sarah and her two young children. Sarah reveals that she is Henry's wife and has been searching for him for over a year. Annie is forced to accept the truth when Henry is arrested for bigamy. In her darkest hour, with the baby imminent, Annie finds support in the most unlikely places.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750540568

Published:

01-02-2015

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Love Walked Right In

Author:

Pam Weaver

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Ruby and Jim Searle run a guest house in Worthing, but the newlyweds have had a rocky start to their marriage. Their troubles are only set to get worse when Jim starts to unravel a dark secret from his past. The popular guest house is asked to take in two German schoolboys on a cultural exchange. Ruby agrees, but when they arrive they seem more like grown men and their activities are far from innocent. Ruby throws herself into war work as a distraction from her troubles at home, but the revelations from Jim's childhood deepen, with devastating consequences...

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750543927

Published:

01-04-2017

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