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Maddie Mulligan

Author:

Valerie Holmes

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Desperate to leave a life of poverty and ill treatment behind her, Mairead Mulligan agrees to marry Samuel Blackman, a man she has never met, and leave Ireland for the Settlement Straits of Malaya. On the way to Dublin, she has the good luck to fall under the protection of Connor Riley, a mysterious man of means, and the two are drawn to each other. Suddenly, a new life across the world with Mr Blackman holds little appeal - and Mairead must make some difficult choices...

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Genre:

Romance

ISBN:

9781444838749

Published:

01-10-2018

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Parthena's Promise

Author:

Valerie Holmes

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1815: Parthena arrives in a small Yorkshire village to take up a post as governess, only to find that the family has moved away, leaving her stranded on her own in an unfamiliar place. Here she meets Jerome Fender, a soldier returning from the wars. He is enchanted by Thena and offers to help her. Full of desperation, however, she 'borrows' his money, shouting a promise to pay him back as she flees. Incensed, Jerome vows to find her and get his money back - as well as an explanation...

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Genre:

Romance

ISBN:

9781444831269

Published:

01-01-2017

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Regan's Fall

Author:

Valerie Holmes

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After the death of their father and the removal of their gentle mother to debtors' prison, Regan and her brother Isaac are left in desperate circumstances. Their only hope is to appeal for aid from an estranged relative at Marram Hall, Lady Arianne, whom neither sibling has ever met. Upon her arrival, Regan encounters the handsome and masterful James Coldwell, the local magistrate, but fears that if she trusts him he will throw her and Isaac out of the house - or worse. Then Lady Arianne attempts to do just that...

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Genre:

Romance

ISBN:

9781444827293

Published:

01-02-2016

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The Husband And Heir

Author:

Valerie Holmes

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1820: Major Buckleby seeks to marry his wilful eldest daughter, Charlotte, to his former captain, Mr Travis Williamson. However, she wishes to seek out a better match of her own choosing. Her younger sister, Rhea, wants to escape from Charlotte's temperamental outbursts, and is delighted when her father tells her that after the wedding they will travel to New South Wales. Travis is flattered by the proposition, but suspects there is more to it than he has been told...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

Romance

ISBN:

9781444832938

Published:

01-06-2017

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The Rose And The Rebel

Author:

Valerie Holmes

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In stifling summer heat, Miss Penelope Rose decides to take a swim - scandalously, in an outdoor pool on her father's estate. Having sent off her maid, Penelope strips to her underclothes and indulges herself in the coolness of the secluded water. But when she climbs out, wearing only her soaked chemise, her dress has disappeared! To make matters considerably more embarrassing, she finds herself standing face to face with the culprit - Mr Lucas Bleakly, the eligible bachelor son of the local reverend...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

Romance

ISBN:

9781444833997

Published:

01-09-2017

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The Secret Friend

Author:

Valerie Holmes

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Sophia has a secret friend, James Dalesman, her soul mate. In their youth, the two pledged that no one would ever come between them. Ten years later, Sophia is an heiress to a wealthy estate and must provide a respectable heir to carry on the family's wealth; while no matter what James has done, his position has never been equal to hers. Can Sophia's father, society's rules, or even a war tear the couple apart, or is it their destiny to be together despite the obstacles in their way?

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Soft Cover

Genre:

Romance

ISBN:

9781444840971

Published:

01-05-2019

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Truth, Love And Lies

Author:

Valerie Holmes

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Florence Swan's plan is to escape from Benford Mill School for young women before she is forced to work in their cotton mill. Naive, ambitious and foolhardy, she ventures out on her own, her path crossing that of Mr Luke Stainbridge - a man accused of being mad. He has returned home from imprisonment in France to discover that his home has been claimed by an impostor. Together they find the truth, disproving clever lies, and discover life anew.

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Genre:

Romance

ISBN:

9781444808483

Published:

01-10-2011

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A Whole New World

Author:

Sheila Holroyd

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Marla's attempts to become an actress and model have stalled. While she decides what to do next, she goes to live in her dead uncle's house in the country, with its tantalising clues to his mysterious past. Then comes an unexpected chance to restart her modelling career - but if she seizes this opportunity it will mean abandoning the new life she has made for herself, and not only new friends but also a possible romance. Which should she choose?

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Soft Cover

Genre:

Romance

ISBN:

9781444824797

Published:

01-07-2015

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Flights Of Fancy

Author:

Sheila Holroyd

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Jessica always does the sensible thing - until she meets James Strang... In Prague with friends, Jessica is grateful when a bag thief is foiled by James' intervention. Back home, although James lives in Birmingham and Jessica in Manchester, she finds herself agreeing to help James in his hour of need, and turning to him in hers. So when he suddenly vanishes from her life, Jessica is hurt and bewildered. Should she have just played it safe after all?

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Soft Cover

Genre:

Romance

ISBN:

9781444807974

Published:

01-09-2011

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The Golden Challenge

Author:

Sheila Holroyd

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As Civil War looms in England, Belinda tries to escape by fleeing to France with a fortune in gold. But there are others who want her treasure and trying to tell friend from foe makes life both difficult and dangerous. And should she please her father by marrying a man she does not love? For she is increasingly drawn to a man who wants her to abandon everything she knows to face the challenge of life in a new world...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

Romance

ISBN:

9781444806038

Published:

01-03-2011

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The Soulmate

Author:

Debby Holt

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Widower Henry Drummond is marking time, drifting towards retirement, until he accidentally saves a life - and realises his own is worth living. His daughter Maddie is at a wedding with the love of her life - but he is the groom and she is not the bride. Henry and Maddie realise they need to make some changes, preferably with a soulmate by their side. But as Henry's mother tells him, 'Love is a complicated business and it is not for the easily discouraged.' Strange encounters, humiliations and adventures ensue, but romance remains elusive. By the time family crises complicate things further, the quest has taken on a life of its own - with surprising consequences...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Romance

ISBN:

9781444840544

Published:

01-04-2019

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November 9

Author:

Colleen Hoover

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Fallon meets Ben, an aspiring novelist, the day of her scheduled cross-country move. Their untimely attraction leads them to spend Fallon's last day in L.A. together, and her eventful life becomes the creative inspiration Ben has always sought for his novel. Over time, and amidst the various relationships and tribulations of their own separate lives, they continue to meet on the same day every year. Until one day Fallon becomes unsure if Ben has been telling her the truth or fabricating a perfect reality for the sake of the ultimate plot twist. Can Ben's relationship with Fallon - and simultaneously his novel - be considered a love story if it ends in heartbreak?

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Romance

ISBN:

9781785412691

Published:

01-10-2016

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