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An Unbreakable Bond

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Mary Wood

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It is 1913 and for orphans Megan and Hattie, brought up in a convent in Leeds, the time has come to make their way in the world. Megan is to become an apprentice seamstress and Hattie is to work as a scullery maid at Lord Marley's country residence. Once separated, Megan begins to excel at dress-making, but Hattie is less fortunate. After a devastating encounter with Lord Marley, she is forced to earn a living on the streets. As the two grow up, both Megan and Hattie's paths are beset with danger. Can their unbreakable bond carry them through their suffering and will they ever find true love?

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750544061

Published:

01-06-2017

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Brighter Days Ahead

Author:

Mary Wood

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Molly lives with her repugnant father, who has betrayed her many times. From a young age, living on the streets of London's East End, she has seen the harsh realities of life. When she's kidnapped by a gang and forced into their underworld, her future seems bleak. Flo spent her early years in an orphanage and is about to turn her hand to teacher training. When a kindly teacher at her school approaches her about a job at Bletchley Park, it could turn out to be everything she never realized she wanted. Will the girls' friendship be enough to weather the hard times ahead?

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ISBN:

9780750546850

Published:

01-11-2018

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In Their Mother's Footsteps

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Mary Wood

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Two girls. One horrendous war. The chance to unite a family... Edith and Ada run a home for unmarried mothers in London's East End. Edith, a doctor, offers free medical help to the poor. Edith was separated from her twin girls Elka and Ania years before. She battles every day to overcome the pain of her past. Meanwhile, Ada struggles with a different type of fear - the threat of her dreaded sister returning. As the Nazis strengthen their grip on Poland, sisters Elka and Ania are forced to make a difficult decision. Should they travel to England to find their birth mother or stay and fight against an increasingly desperate regime?

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ISBN:

9780750545235

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01-01-2018

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Proud Of You

Author:

Mary Wood

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Alice, an upper-class Londoner, is recruited into the Special Operations Executive and sent to Paris where she meets Gertrude, an ex-prostitute working for the Resistance Movement. Together they discover that they have a connection to the same man, Ralph D'Olivier, and vow to unravel the mystery of his death. After narrowly escaping capture by the Germans, Alice is lifted out of France and taken to a hospital where she meets Lil, working as a nurse. Alice and Lil discover they are also linked to Ralph D'Olivier. In a world of heartache, can they clear Ralph's name and find a lasting happiness for themselves?

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750540667

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01-06-2015

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Time Passes Time

Author:

Mary Wood

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It is 1941 and the Second World War is in full swing. Young Theresa Compton is left devastated after giving up her illegitimate child and joins the Special Operations Executive. Her mission is to assist a Resistance group run by the handsome Pierre Reuben and it is not long before they fall in love. Soon Theresa becomes pregnant but circumstances tear Pierre and the child from Theresa. In London, 1963, an older Theresa is haunted by her experiences during the war. Meanwhile, her long-lost children are seeking answers. Will Theresa be reunited with them and reconcile herself with the past, before it is too late?

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750540148

Published:

01-11-2014

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To Catch A Dream

Author:

Mary Wood

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Young Bridie O'Hara is torn away from her native Ireland by her father when he is forced to flee the wrath of the freedom fighters he has betrayed. Years later, violated by those who should protect her, and deceived by her lover, the dashing gypsy Seamus Finney, Bridie struggles to find her way in Victorian England. That is until Bridie meets Will Hadler, a kind hard-working miner, whose love for her knows no bounds. He rescues Bridie from working the streets of Sheffield and offers her the chance of happiness. But Bridie and her daughter have a struggle on their hands...

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ISBN:

9780750542630

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01-06-2016

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Tomorrow Brings Sorrow

Author:

Mary Wood

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At sixteen, Sarah has her whole life ahead of her. She is busy planning her wedding and will soon be reunited with her childhood sweetheart, Billy. Megan and Jack have finally found stability in their lives. But the threat of Megan's troubled son Billy is never far from their minds. Billy's release from the local asylum is imminent and it should be a time for celebration. But they know all too well what Billy is capable of... Twins Theresa and Terrence Crompton are used to getting their own way. But with the threat of war looming, the tides of fortune are turning.

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ISBN:

9780750545525

Published:

01-04-2018

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Every Mother's Son

Author:

Val Wood

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Harriet and Fletcher Tuke have worked hard to raise their children well. Daniel, the eldest son, has always accepted that his birth father died shortly after he was born, and Fletcher has brought Daniel up as his own. But as Daniel comes of age and falls in love with childhood friend Beatrice Hart, he can't help but wonder about his heritage - his olive skin and dark eyes reminding him daily of the difference between him and his siblings, and between his and Beatrice's families. Meanwhile, shocking truths about Fletcher's own family line are suddenly brought to the surface, revealing a connection between the two families...

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ISBN:

9780750541572

Published:

01-12-2015

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His Brother's Wife

Author:

Val Wood

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Harriet Miles is trying to take care of her seriously ill mother, and the last thing she expects after her mother dies is a marriage proposal from a man she barely knows, but her only alternative is the workhouse. And so begins her new life with Noah Tuke. Harriet finds herself in the cramped farmhouse which Noah calls home, and in this overcrowded and angry household she meets with hostility and bitterness. The only person who offers her friendship is Noah's brother, Fletcher. Gradually she realizes that the only person she finds real companionship with is the person she can't possibly be with...

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ISBN:

9780750539777

Published:

01-08-2014

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Little Girl Lost

Author:

Val Wood

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Margriet grew up as a lonely child in the old town of Hull. Her adored father often travelled by sea to the Netherlands, leaving her with an unaffectionate mother and only her imagination to keep her company. When tragedy strikes and her father's ship goes down in a storm, devastation ravages her tiny family. A few years later, Margriet is blossoming into a young lady. Keen to escape her mother and strike out on her own, she forms an unlikely friendship with some of the street children who roam the town. But will the troubles of her past break her spirit, or will she overcome them?

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ISBN:

9780750543200

Published:

01-11-2016

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No Place For A Woman

Author:

Val Wood

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When Lucy's parents are killed in a train crash, her kindly uncle steps in to look after the little girl - to the initial apprehension of his wife and her son. However, Lucy's sweet, spirited charm slowly wins over her new family, and as she overcomes the trauma of her childhood, she grows up inspired to become a doctor, just like her father. But studying medicine in London means she has to battle to be accepted in a man's world. With the First World War, an even greater challenge approaches. Will Lucy be able to follow her dreams - and find love - in a world shattered by war?

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ISBN:

9780750545143

Published:

01-02-2018

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The Innkeeper's Daughter

Author:

Val Wood

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For reliable Bella, life isn't turning out quite as she'd hoped. She lives at the Woodman Inn run by her family -surrounded by two useless brothers and a flighty young sister. Times are hard, and when their father dies Bella also has to take on the role of mother to her baby brother. Her days are brightened by the occasional visit from Jamie Lucan - the son of a wealthy landowner. Then her mother announces that the family is to move to Hull. Could things get any worse? Or could this move turn out to be a blessing in disguise for Bella?

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750538008

Published:

01-08-2013

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