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The Summer Maiden

Author:

Dilly Court

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Wapping, London, 1873. When Carrie Manning's father dies unexpectedly, her family is plunged into mourning. The curtains are drawn, the clocks stopped and with an increasing feeling of dread, Carrie learns that the family's fortunes have floundered. A life of destitution beckons. Their last ship is lost at sea, and until it finds safe passage, Carrie has no choice but to seek work with the Colvilles, a rival family who reap the rewards from her father's ruin. Dependent on the Colvilles' pity, Carrie becomes a companion to Maria, the youngest granddaughter. But on a quest to help Maria, Carrie unearths devastating secrets between the families.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750546928

Published:

01-06-2019

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The Swan Maid

Author:

Dilly Court

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Lottie Lane is a chambermaid at one of London's busiest inns. Condemned to a life of drudgery and at the mercy of a vicious landlady, Lottie is too worn out to even dream of a better life. Until one night an injured soldier is brought to The Swan. Lottie nurses him back from the dead and suddenly everything changes. She finds herself following the drum of the soldiers, from the docks of Chatham to the despair of a far flung battlefield. When tragedy strikes, the threat of destitution nips at her heels and Lottie is in dire need of a miracle...

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750543309

Published:

01-12-2016

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A Place To Call Home

Author:

Tania Crosse

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Thrown together by tragic circumstances some years previously, Meg and Clarrie's hard-won friendship eventually brought them both some sense of peace. But how deep do their feelings run, and how long can their happiness last? The outbreak of war brings a new set of concerns and emotions, especially with the arrival of the evacuees who come to share their home and lives. Can they unite to form a bond powerful enough to sustain them through the darkest days of war? And what will happen when an enemy from Meg's past comes back to haunt her?

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750546492

Published:

01-09-2018

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Nobody's Girl

Author:

Tania Crosse

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The boom years immediately after the Great War bring nothing but happiness for wealthy industrialist Wigmore Stratfield-Whyte and his wife Clarissa - until tragedy robs them of their greatest treasure. Many years later, a horrific fatal accident brings young Meg Chandler, a spirited farmer's daughter, into their lives. Meg wants nothing to do with them, but Clarissa is drawn irresistibly towards the bereaved girl and will move heaven and earth to help her. Will Meg allow Clarissa into her own shattered life, and can the two share a future happiness together? And will Meg's new acquaintances bring her the contentment she craves - or seek to destroy her?

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750544948

Published:

01-02-2018

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Evie's Allies

Author:

Kitty Danton

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After having her heart broken not once but twice, Evie Yeo has sworn off men and is focusing on her job teaching at the village school. Her class is much bigger now that evacuees have come to Lymbridge and if she thought her previous boss - the mother of her scoundrel of an ex-fiance - was bad, she's in for a tough term as new headmaster, Mr Bassett, is already proving to be more difficult. Wartime is a time to come together but when a familiar face returns, Evie might find that her broken heart isn't as easy to forget as she'd hoped...

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750543897

Published:

01-07-2017

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Evie's Victory

Author:

Kitty Danton

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As a new year begins and the world is at war, Evie Yeo is turning over a new leaf. Her nearest and dearest in the little Devon village of Lymbridge, the war effort for the boys on the front, and her class of infant pupils will be getting all of her attention this year. Though rations are slim, and work is hard with the men away, Evie knows she's lucky to have her friends and family around her. But as the snow falls, Evie realises it might be harder than she thought to put the past behind her and find her happy ending.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750543903

Published:

01-12-2017

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Evie's War

Author:

Kitty Danton

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World War Two saga featuring Evie, a new teacher in a Devon primary school. After discovering that her fiance, Timmy, has been unfaithful, Evie is faced with a dilemma - try to mend their relationship or cut all ties and move on. But it's not simple when Timmy's mother is the headmistress at Evie's school and can't hear a bad word said against him. Luckily, Evie has two sisters and close friends to help her through and as the war brings British RAF officers and American GIs to the once quiet village - as well as evacuees, Land Girls and wounded servicemen. Life is anything but dull.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750543880

Published:

01-02-2017

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All My Tomorrows

Author:

Ellie Dean

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As enemy planes bomb the East End, Ruby Clark is fighting for her life against her brutal husband and is forced to flee London. Ruby's billet in Cliffehaven is comfortable and the job in the tool factory is well-paid. But when her landlord makes unwelcome advances, Ruby faces life on the streets. Until an unexpected turn of events brings her to Peggy Reilly's boarding house. Ruby dares to hope for a brighter future now she has the love and support of those at Beach View. But swiftly-moving events in London mean that it is all about to change...

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ISBN:

9780750539944

Published:

01-11-2014

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Always In My Heart

Author:

Ellie Dean

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As the Japanese begin their assault on Singapore, Sarah Fuller is forced to leave her parents and fiance, Philip, behind. The long journey to England is fraught with danger, and Sarah and her sister, Jane, don't even know if their great-aunt is alive, let alone waiting for them. They arrive in Cliffehaven, and here Sarah must find work to support them. When the Women's Timber Corps takes over the local estate, Sarah enlists as a lumberjill. But as time goes on and news and events in the Far East worsens, Sarah fears she will never see Philip or her parents again...

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750539166

Published:

01-04-2014

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As The Sun Breaks Through

Author:

Ellie Dean

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As the planes continue to circle over Cliffehaven, Peggy Reilly's sister Doris must seek refuge after a V-1 blast destroys her home. Rita, Sarah and the other residents at Beach View Boarding House quickly find their peace disturbed and it's not long before even Peggy loses her patience. But with more bad news to come, will Doris finally be forced to swallow her pride? Meanwhile Peggy's father-in-law Ron Reilly is delighted when his sweetheart Rosie returns home. Until a heart-breaking confession suggests things may never be the same between them.

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750547505

Published:

01-09-2019

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Sealed With A Loving Kiss

Author:

Ellie Dean

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After the death of her parents, Mary Jones discovers a secret in the pages of her father's diaries. Her search for the truth brings her to Cliffehaven. Here, she finds work at the Kodak factory, shifting through the Airgraphs which are being sent from all over the world by people in the armed forces. With the help of Peggy Reilly, Mary starts to build a new life for herself. But events that happened eighteen years before still echo, and should a promise Peggy made then be broken, it will have a devastating effect not only on Mary, but them all...

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750542616

Published:

01-04-2016

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Shelter From The Storm

Author:

Ellie Dean

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It is 1943 and April Wilton is devastated when she is forced to leave Portsmouth and the WRENs where she has found friendship, fulfilment and love. Rejected by her mother, and facing an uncertain future, she travels to Cliffehaven. However, she carries with her a secret, one that could change her life for ever. Can the warmth and support of Peggy Reilly and those at Beach View Boarding House heal the wounds of April's past, and bring her hope amid this time of turmoil?

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Genre:

Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750544665

Published:

01-07-2017

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