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Some Lucky Day

Author:

Ellie Dean

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Kitty Pargeter loves the life she's leading as a talented young pilot, serving her country. But tragedy strikes when she is forced to crash-land and is badly injured. She is taken to a specialist hospital near Cliffehaven, where she must come to terms with the disabling injury that threatens her career. Then comes the shattering news that her beloved brother has been shot down and is presumed dead. And she wonders if she'll be able to find the courage and fortitude to carry on. As Kitty slowly recovers -she is more determined than ever to return to the job she loves, whatever it takes...

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750540513

Published:

01-03-2015

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Sweet Memories Of You

Author:

Ellie Dean

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It's 1943 and Peggy Reilly is at her best when the troubles of war come knocking at the door of Beach View Boarding House - especially when it concerns her younger sister, Doreen. Doreen is divorced from Eddie, but his letters have taken on a more threatening tone of late. When Doreen barely survives a traumatic disaster whilst on leave in London, she returns home to Peggy and Cliffehaven in the hope that the love and comfort she will find there can help her recover. However, Eddie continues to be an unsettling reminder of her past - and Doreen's life is about to change dramatically.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750543392

Published:

01-12-2016

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The Waiting Hours

Author:

Ellie Dean

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Slapton Sands, 1943 War has not been kind to Carol Porter. It took her husband and baby, and with them her heart. At last she's found some peace, working as a land girl at Coombe Farm. But Carol's sanctuary, the whole local area in fact, is about to be disrupted. When Pauline Reilly hears Carol's news she's worried for her little sister. As Carol prepares to face the impending upheaval, her beloved mother, Dolly, swoops in to Slapton. Packing up Carol's life presents unexpected opportunities: Carol looks to her future while Dolly confronts a ghost from her past, and they both have a chance to mend their broken hearts.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750547482

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01-03-2019

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Until You Come Home

Author:

Ellie Dean

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It is 1944 and Anne Black is making the best of a new life in Somerset, but bringing up her daughters so far from their father, her mother Peggy and their real home of Cliffehaven isn't easy. The safety of Somerset makes separation bearable, until danger strikes and rocks Anne's world. Back in Cliffehaven, Peggy Reilly is running the Beach View Boarding House with her usual love and warmth. The war is taking its toll however, and Peggy longs to have her scattered family home again. As the fighter planes leave RAF Cliffe every evening, all anyone can hope is that the war, like the night, will soon be over.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750546089

Published:

01-07-2018

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While We're Apart

Author:

Ellie Dean

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Mary Jones has just celebrated her eighteenth birthday and said goodbye to her childhood sweetheart Jack, when she learns that a bombing raid has killed her parents and destroyed her home. Her father's trunk is still intact amid the ruins, and Mary discovers a shocking secret amongst his diaries. Mary travels to Cliffehaven on the south coast in search of answers. Here she is billeted with Peggy Reilly's fearsome sister, Doris. When warm-hearted Peggy befriends Mary, she learns of the young woman's secret. But Peggy begins to regret getting involved, for there can only be trouble ahead...

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ISBN:

9780750541565

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01-12-2015

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With A Kiss And A Prayer

Author:

Ellie Dean

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Cliffehaven, May 1944. The tension is rising for Peggy Reilly and the inhabitants of Cliffehaven as planes continue to roar above the town. There seems to be no end in sight to this war, which has scattered her family and brought conflict right to the door of Beach View Boarding House, and its toll is beginning to weigh on her slender shoulders. Meanwhile, Peggy's father-in-law, Ron Reilly, has landed himself in hot water with his sweetheart, Rosie - and his Irish charm is not enough to get him out of trouble. The war has forever changed the lives of Peggy's loved ones.

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ISBN:

9780750547499

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01-07-2019

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Daughters Of Courage

Author:

Margaret Dickinson

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Emily Ryan has gone up in the world since her arrival in Sheffield. She had found work as a buffer girl polishing cutlery for the city's famous trade and with the help of a friend, Nell, Emily eventually set up her own buffing business employing people she used to work with. Married to Thomas Trippet - 'Trip' to his friends - they plan to build a life together. Trip is now a partner with his half-brother in the Trippet family's cutlery manufacturing business, but their success is threatened by the Great Depression of the 1930s. And then comes the threat of another war...

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ISBN:

9780750545518

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01-03-2018

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Fairfield Hall

Author:

Margaret Dickinson

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Ruthlessly ambitious Ambrose Constantine is determined that his daughter Annabel shall marry into nobility. A fish merchant and self-made man, he has only his wealth to buy his way into society. During the London season, Annabel is courted by James Lyndon, the Earl of Fairfield, whose country estate is only a few miles from her grandfather's farm. Believing herself truly loved at last, Annabel accepts his offer of marriage. It is only when she arrives at Fairfield Hall that she realises the true reason behind James's proposal and the part her scheming father has played.

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ISBN:

9780750539968

Published:

01-12-2014

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Jenny's War

Author:

Margaret Dickinson

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Is it possible for a ten-year-old girl to fall in love? Jenny Mercer thought so. Evacuated to Lincolnshire from the East End of London at the outbreak of war, at first she is treated badly by the two spinsters with whom she is billeted. But then the kindly Thornton family soon makes her feel welcome. And no one more so than Georgie, the handsome RAF fighter pilot who is caught up in the battle for Britain's survival. When Georgie is posted missing, presumed killed, Jenny is devastated and there is more heartbreak when her mother demands that she return home.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750536851

Published:

01-05-2013

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The Buffer Girls

Author:

Margaret Dickinson

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1920 in the Derbyshire Dales and Walter Ryan has returned from the war a broken man. It falls to his son and daughter, Josh and Emily, to keep the family candle-making business going. The Ryan children grew up with Amy Clark, daughter of the village blacksmith, and Thomas 'Trip' Trippett, whose father owns a cutlery business in Sheffield. Romance blossoms for Josh and Amy while Emily falls in love with Trip, but she is unsure if the feeling is mutual. When Martha Ryan uproots her family to Sheffield, Emily finds employment as a Buffer Girl polishing cutlery at a local factory, but the future isn't all shiny...

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750543705

Published:

01-02-2017

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The Poppy Girls

Author:

Margaret Dickinson

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The year is 1914 and Pips Maitland resists her mother's wishes that she settle down with a suitable husband and raise children. All she wants is to be a doctor like her father and her brother, Robert. Hearing that her father's friend, Dr John Hazelwood, is forming a flying ambulance corps to take to the Front, Pips is determined to become one of its nurses. She asks her lady's maid, Alice Dawson to accompany her along with Robert and fellow doctor Giles Kendall. Nothing could have prepared them for the horror there. But even amidst the shelling and gunfire, love and friendships blossom - just like the poppies on the Flanders fields.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750546898

Published:

01-02-2019

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Welcome Home

Author:

Margaret Dickinson

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Edie Kelsey and Lil Horton have been friends for over twenty years, living tough lives as the wives of fishermen in Grimsby. So it came as no surprise that their children were close and that Edie's son, Frank, and Lil's daughter, Irene, fell in love and married at a young age. But the declaration of war in 1939 changes everything. Frank goes off to fight and Irene and baby Tommy, along with Edie's youngest son, are sent to the countryside for safety. With Edie's husband Archie fishing the dangerous waters in the North Sea and daughter Beth in London doing 'important war work', Edie's family is torn apart.

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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750542500

Published:

01-05-2016

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