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1945. The vote in the House of Lords as to who should inherit the Barrington family fortune has ended in a tie. The Lord Chancellor's deciding vote will cast a long shadow on the lives of Harry Clifton and Giles Barrington. Harry returns to America to promote his latest novel, ...
Best Kept Secret
1945. The vote in the House of Lords as to who should inherit the Barrington family fortune has ended in a tie. The Lord Chancellor's deciding vote will cast a long shadow on the lives of Harry Clifton and Giles Barrington. Harry returns to America to promote his latest novel, while his beloved Emma goes in search of the little girl who was found abandoned in her father's office on the night he was killed. When the General Election is called, Giles Barrington has to defend his seat in the House of Commons and is horrified to discover who the Conservatives select to stand against him. But it is Sebastian Clifton, Harry and Emma's son, who ultimately influences his uncle's fate. In 1957, Sebastian wins a scholarship to Cambridge, and a new generation of the Clifton family march onto the page. After Sebastian is expelled from school, he unwittingly becomes caught up in an international art fraud involving a Rodin statue that is worth far more than the sum it raises at auction. Does he become a millionaire? Does he go to Cambridge? Is his life in danger? Best Kept Secret, the third book in Jeffrey Archer's gripping family saga The Clifton Chronicles, will answer all these questions, but once again, pose so many more.
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9.98 USD

Best Kept Secret

by Jeffrey Archer
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Be Careful What You Wish For opens with Harry Clifton and his wife Emma rushing to hospital to learn the fate of their son Sebastian, who has been involved in a fatal car accident. But who died, Sebastian or his best friend Bruno? When Ross Buchanan is forced to resign ...
Be Careful What You Wish For
Be Careful What You Wish For opens with Harry Clifton and his wife Emma rushing to hospital to learn the fate of their son Sebastian, who has been involved in a fatal car accident. But who died, Sebastian or his best friend Bruno? When Ross Buchanan is forced to resign as chairman of the Barrington Shipping Company, Emma Clifton wants to replace him. But Don Pedro Martinez intends to install his puppet, the egregious Major Alex Fisher, in order to destroy the Barrington family firm just as the company plans to build its new luxury liner, the MV Buckingham. Back in London, Harry and Emma's adopted daughter wins a scholarship to the Slade Academy of Art where she falls in love with a fellow student, Clive Bingham, who asks her to marry him. Both families are delighted until Priscilla Bingham, Jessica's future mother-in-law, has a visit from an old friend, Lady Virginia Fenwick, who drops her particular brand of poison into the wedding chalice. Then, without warning, Cedric Hardcastle, a bluff Yorkshireman who no one has come across before, takes his place on the board of Barringtons. This causes an upheaval that none of them could have anticipated, and will change the lives of every member of the Clifton and Barrington families. Hardcastle's first decision is who to support to become the next chairman of the board: Emma Clifton or Major Alex Fisher? And with that decision, the story takes yet another twist that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
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12.08 USD

Be Careful What You Wish For

by Jeffrey Archer
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In the Tale of The Fall of Gondolin are two of the greatest powers in the world. There is Morgoth of the uttermost evil, unseen in this story but ruling over a vast military power from his fortress of Angband. Deeply opposed to Morgoth is Ulmo, second in might only ...
The Fall of Gondolin
In the Tale of The Fall of Gondolin are two of the greatest powers in the world. There is Morgoth of the uttermost evil, unseen in this story but ruling over a vast military power from his fortress of Angband. Deeply opposed to Morgoth is Ulmo, second in might only to Manwe, chief of the Valar. Central to this enmity of the gods is the city of Gondolin, beautiful but undiscoverable. It was built and peopled by Noldorin Elves who, when they dwelt in Valinor, the land of the gods, rebelled against their rule and fled to Middle-earth. Turgon King of Gondolin is hated and feared above all his enemies by Morgoth, who seeks in vain to discover the marvellously hidden city, while the gods in Valinor in heated debate largely refuse to intervene in support of Ulmo's desires and designs. Into this world comes Tuor, cousin of Turin, the instrument of Ulmo's designs. Guided unseen by him Tuor sets out from the land of his birth on the fearful journey to Gondolin, and in one of the most arresting moments in the history of Middle-earth the sea-god himself appears to him, rising out of the ocean in the midst of a storm. In Gondolin he becomes great; he is wedded to Idril, Turgon's daughter, and their son is Earendel, whose birth and profound importance in days to come is foreseen by Ulmo. At last comes the terrible ending. Morgoth learns through an act of supreme treachery all that he needs to mount a devastating attack on the city, with Balrogs and dragons and numberless Orcs. After a minutely observed account of the fall of Gondolin, the tale ends with the escape of Tuor and Idril, with the child Earendel, looking back from a cleft in the mountains as they flee southward, at the blazing wreckage of their city. They were journeying into a new story, the Tale of Earendel, which Tolkien never wrote, but which is sketched out in this book from other sources. Following his presentation of Beren and Luthien Christopher Tolkien has used the same 'history in sequence' mode in the writing of this edition of The Fall of Gondolin. In the words of J.R.R. Tolkien, it was `the first real story of this imaginary world' and, together with Beren and Luthien and The Children of Hurin, he regarded it as one of the three 'Great Tales' of the Elder Days.
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34.12 USD

The Fall of Gondolin

by J. R. R. Tolkien
Hardback
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When Sofia Bianchi's father Aldo dies, it makes her stop and look at things afresh. Having been his carer for so many years, she knows it's time for her to live her own life - and to fulfil some promises she made to Aldo in his final days. So there's ...
One Summer in Italy: The most uplifting summer romance you need to read in 2018

When Sofia Bianchi's father Aldo dies, it makes her stop and look at things afresh. Having been his carer for so many years, she knows it's time for her to live her own life - and to fulfil some promises she made to Aldo in his final days. So there's nothing for it but to escape to Italy's Umbrian mountains where, tucked away in a sleepy Italian village, lie plenty of family secrets waiting to be discovered. There, Sofia also finds Amy who is desperately trying to find her way in life after discovering her dad isn't her biological father. Sofia sets about helping Amy through this difficult time, but it's the handsome Levi who proves to be the biggest distraction for Sofia, as her new life starts to take off...

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12.60 USD

One Summer in Italy: The most uplifting summer romance you need to read in 2018

by Sue Moorcroft
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Perfect for fans Rosie Clarke and Annie Groves, comes a novel that will delight everyone that loved Call the Midwife and Foyle's War. The first in a fabulous new series from the creator of ITV smash-hit Home Fires. In Britain's darkest hour, an extraordinary community of women strives to protect ...
Keep the Home Fires Burning: A heart-warming wartime saga
Perfect for fans Rosie Clarke and Annie Groves, comes a novel that will delight everyone that loved Call the Midwife and Foyle's War. The first in a fabulous new series from the creator of ITV smash-hit Home Fires. In Britain's darkest hour, an extraordinary community of women strives to protect the Home Front. When an enemy plane crashes into the village, every one of their lives will change for ever . . . Frances Barden, Chair of Great Paxford's Women's Institue, feels it's her role to lead the community. But as her factory is shut down and her husband's secret child arrives at her door, she finds she'll need the support of every woman in the WI. Luckily she has Pat Simms, Erica Campbell and Steph Farrow to turn to. But as the war escalates, each woman finds herself facing challenges she never expected and threats she couldn't have imagined. When a plane crashes in the heart of their village, every one of their lives will change for ever. Will their combined strength be enough to get them through the war? Keep the Home Fires Burning is also available as a four-part ebook serial that begins with Part One: Spitfire Down!. Look out for the second book in this fabulous series coming in 2018. Search 9781785764301. What you are saying about Keep the Home Fires Burning: 'I'd put it on par with Call the Midwife . . . great characters and a strong story . . .' 'Love, love, love this book!!!' 'Beautiful, nuanced characters . . . you'll find yourself laughing and crying along with everyone in Great Paxford' 'It is so warm, pulling you into the lives of these strong courageous women, sharing their deepest fears and highest joys . . . Wonderfully compelling' 'Read it all in one sitting. I can hardly wait for the next instalment' 'An excellent story' 'I absolutely adore these books' 'I have enjoyed these books immensely' 'I feel like I actually know the Great Paxford community and their struggles. So looking forward to the next book' 'Has me sitting on the edge of my seat' 'Several scenes brought tears to both my husband and my eyes . . .' 'Wonderful story, great characterisations and full of personal valour!' 'Could not stop reading . . . you feel such empathy with the characters and the storylines are so gripping and involve the reader emotionally' 'This story just gets more interesting' 'Absolutely brilliant book, couldn't put it down' 'Can't wait for the next book' 'Well-rounded, diverse and complex characters' 'Wasn't sure it would be as good as TV, but was I wrong . . . couldn't put it down' 'Totally wonderful in every way' 'Loved it, couldn't put it down' 'I can't wait to read the next book' 'Excellent' 'Looking forward to the next instalment already' 'Love reading about these characters and their storylines. Five stars' 'Savouring every scene' 'I highly recommend this book and I am anxiously looking forward to the next book!' 'I just love this book' 'Brilliant' 'I can't wait to read the next book' 'Loved the TV series. Loved the book' 'I just want more and more'
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11.93 USD

Keep the Home Fires Burning: A heart-warming wartime saga

by S Block
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An immersive, heartbreaking story about war, passion, and the road not taken. - People Heartrending . . . a stunning feat of lyricism. - USA Today One of the most beautiful and moving love stories you'll read this year. - Nylon Magazine An emotionally riveting debut novel about war, family, ...
If You Leave Me: A Novel
An immersive, heartbreaking story about war, passion, and the road not taken. - People Heartrending . . . a stunning feat of lyricism. - USA Today One of the most beautiful and moving love stories you'll read this year. - Nylon Magazine An emotionally riveting debut novel about war, family, and forbidden love-the unforgettable saga of two ill-fated lovers in Korea and the heartbreaking choices they're forced to make in the years surrounding the civil war that still haunts us today. When the communist-backed army from the north invades her home, sixteen-year-old Haemi Lee, along with her widowed mother and ailing brother, is forced to flee to a refugee camp along the coast. For a few hours each night, she escapes her family's makeshift home and tragic circumstances with her childhood friend, Kyunghwan. Focused on finishing school, Kyunghwan doesn't realize his older and wealthier cousin, Jisoo, has his sights set on the beautiful and spirited Haemi-and is determined to marry her before joining the fight. But as Haemi becomes a wife, then a mother, her decision to forsake the boy she always loved for the security of her family sets off a dramatic saga that will have profound effects for generations to come. Richly told and deeply moving, If You Leave Me is a stunning portrait of war and refugee life, a passionate and timeless romance, and a heartrending exploration of one woman's longing for autonomy in a rapidly changing world.
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28.340000 USD

If You Leave Me: A Novel

by Crystal Hana Kim
Hardback
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`An original, authentic period mystery that keeps you guessing, with a strong female protagonist' Jane Hunt Book Reviews The Cotswolds, Summer, 1947 In the aftermath of war, Emily Sutton struggles to find her place in a world irrevocably changed by conflict. When she refuses to follow tradition and join her ...
The Antique Dealer's Daughter
`An original, authentic period mystery that keeps you guessing, with a strong female protagonist' Jane Hunt Book Reviews The Cotswolds, Summer, 1947 In the aftermath of war, Emily Sutton struggles to find her place in a world irrevocably changed by conflict. When she refuses to follow tradition and join her father's antiques business - or get married - her parents send her for an `improving' stay with her spinster cousin in the Cotswolds. But Emily arrives to find her cousin's cottage empty and a criminal at work in the neighbourhood. A deadly scandal still haunts this place - the death of John Langton, the rumour of his hoard of wartime spoils, leaving his older brother to bear the disgrace. Now, even as Emily begins to understand each man's true nature, the bright summer sky is darkened by a new attack. Someone is working hard to ensure that John's ghost will not be allowed to rest, with terrifying consequences...
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15.34 USD

The Antique Dealer's Daughter

by Lorna Gray
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`A heartwarming read' My Weekly `A delightful, nostalgic read' Woman Magazine Far from home, an adventure they'll never forget... June 1940. Evacuee twins Connie and Jessie are reminded every day of the differences between a Yorkshire summer and what they had previously known in London's Bermondsey. Life at Tall Trees ...
The Evacuee Summer: Heart-warming historical fiction, perfect for summer reading
`A heartwarming read' My Weekly `A delightful, nostalgic read' Woman Magazine Far from home, an adventure they'll never forget... June 1940. Evacuee twins Connie and Jessie are reminded every day of the differences between a Yorkshire summer and what they had previously known in London's Bermondsey. Life at Tall Trees vicarage, Harrogate, is full of adventure, with the arrival of a mischievous pony called Milburn who soon sets about showing who's boss. But Auntie Peggy is bracing herself for bad news - since the birth of their beautiful baby Holly, something has been very wrong between her and husband Bill and an unexpected visitor soon makes clear exactly what that is... In this heartwarming tale of evacuees far from home, Katie King returns with a novel full of nostalgia and delight. What readers are saying about Katie King: 'Can't wait for another book, lovely characters and storyline.' 'Five Stars' 'Loved it' 'A lovely story with strong characters that I loved from start to finish.' 'I am looking forward to more books in this series.'
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13.64 USD

The Evacuee Summer: Heart-warming historical fiction, perfect for summer reading

by Katie King
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1856. Christine Banner is alone after her father's death, penniless but armed with an iron will. Determined to put London behind her and find a place to call home, her search takes her to the New Forest where she stumbles upon Lord Frenshaw's estate. Her skill at handling some of ...
When Midnight Comes
1856. Christine Banner is alone after her father's death, penniless but armed with an iron will. Determined to put London behind her and find a place to call home, her search takes her to the New Forest where she stumbles upon Lord Frenshaw's estate. Her skill at handling some of the large and difficult war horses bred there, shines through and captures his attention. However, when his son Harry returns from the Crimea, battle-scarred and short-tempered, Christine's future looks uncertain, and Harry may find that home is not the safe haven to which he hoped to return. In the face of grief, sadness and disappointment, Christine's intelligence and strength will be tested until she finds the place she can truly belong.
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15.34 USD

When Midnight Comes

by Beryl Matthews
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An immersive, heartbreaking story about war, passion, and the road not taken. -- People Heartrending . . . a stunning feat of lyricism. -- USA Today One of the most beautiful and moving love stories you'll read this year. -- Nylon Magazine An emotionally riveting debut novel about war, family, ...
If You Leave Me: A Novel [Large Print]
An immersive, heartbreaking story about war, passion, and the road not taken. -- People Heartrending . . . a stunning feat of lyricism. -- USA Today One of the most beautiful and moving love stories you'll read this year. -- Nylon Magazine An emotionally riveting debut novel about war, family, and forbidden love--the unforgettable saga of two ill-fated lovers in Korea and the heartbreaking choices they're forced to make in the years surrounding the civil war that still haunts us today. When the communist-backed army from the north invades her home, sixteen-year-old Haemi Lee, along with her widowed mother and ailing brother, is forced to flee to a refugee camp along the coast. For a few hours each night, she escapes her family's makeshift home and tragic circumstances with her childhood friend, Kyunghwan. Focused on finishing school, Kyunghwan doesn't realize his older and wealthier cousin, Jisoo, has his sights set on the beautiful and spirited Haemi--and is determined to marry her before joining the fight. But as Haemi becomes a wife, then a mother, her decision to forsake the boy she always loved for the security of her family sets off a dramatic saga that will have profound effects for generations to come. Richly told and deeply moving, If You Leave Me is a stunning portrait of war and refugee life, a passionate and timeless romance, and a heartrending exploration of one woman's longing for autonomy in a rapidly changing world.
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28.340000 USD

If You Leave Me: A Novel [Large Print]

by Crystal Hana Kim
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************** THE FIFTEENTH CLIFFEHAVEN NOVEL BY SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR ELLIE DEAN Cliffehaven, June 1944 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 ...
As the Sun Breaks Through
************** THE FIFTEENTH CLIFFEHAVEN NOVEL BY SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR ELLIE DEAN Cliffehaven, June 1944 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. With loved ones scattered far and wide across the globe, and tensions running high, the end of the war feels somehow further than ever. And yet with the long-awaited Allied invasion in sight, a glimmer of light is starting to break through... A fabulous, heart-warming Second World War novel in Ellie Dean's bestselling Cliffehaven series (previously called the Beach View Boarding House series).
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11.02 USD

As the Sun Breaks Through

by Ellie Dean
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If you love Donna Douglas' Nightingale Girls and the nurses of Nadine Dorries' Lovely Lane, be prepared to fall in love with April, Eugenie, Bess and Nancy as they band together to support each other through love, loss and scandal. In wartime, can new hope still be found? When her ...
The G.I. Bride: A heart-warming saga full of tears, friendship and hope
If you love Donna Douglas' Nightingale Girls and the nurses of Nadine Dorries' Lovely Lane, be prepared to fall in love with April, Eugenie, Bess and Nancy as they band together to support each other through love, loss and scandal. In wartime, can new hope still be found? When her beloved father is killed in the Blitz, trainee nurse April Harvey is all alone in the world. Desperate to find the family she craves, she heads to Truro, her mother's home town. But danger and heartbreak lurk even in Cornwall, and when the American G. I.s arrive, April finds her life turned upside down as she discovers that some people are not to be trusted. Especially when it comes to her budding romance with Major Crawford Dunbar. As vicious rumours emerge, April fears there will never be a future for them. But if war has taught her anything, it is that you must grasp happiness where you can, and April is not prepared to give up without a fight . . .
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11.93 USD

The G.I. Bride: A heart-warming saga full of tears, friendship and hope

by Eileen Ramsay
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Set during Ireland's devastating potato famine, a spellbinding novel of a young woman torn between love for her family and duty to her English husband. Patrick O'Malley names his newborn daughter Gracelin for the light of the sea that shines in her eyes. But when young Gracelin is only six ...
Gracelin O'Malley
Set during Ireland's devastating potato famine, a spellbinding novel of a young woman torn between love for her family and duty to her English husband. Patrick O'Malley names his newborn daughter Gracelin for the light of the sea that shines in her eyes. But when young Gracelin is only six years old, her mother's untimely death drains joy and laughter from the O'Malley clan. At fifteen, Gracelin saves her family from financial ruin by marrying Bram Donnelly, the son of a wealthy English landowner. But, even though Gracelin is Protestant, she is snubbed by English high society for marrying above her station. To temporarily appease her husband's cruel nature, she intends to provide him with an heir-but that, too, will end in sorrow. As famine sweeps Ireland, Gracelin openly defies her husband by feeding the desperate souls who come to their door. In secret, she also sides with the rebels who call themselves the Young Irelanders. Led by Morgan McDonagh and joined by Gracelin's beloved brother, Sean, the Irelanders are determined to fight and free their homeland from the yoke of English rule. A vivid chronicle of nineteenth-century Ireland, the first volume of Ann Moore's popular trilogy introduces a courageous young heroine and movingly portrays an indomitable people as they struggle to survive the infamous famine and the brutal civil war that arrived in its wake. Fans of gripping historical fiction will love this epic saga that sweeps you into the life of a remarkable woman (Romantic Times).
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17.840000 USD

Gracelin O'Malley

by Ann Moore
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Gracelin O'Malley arrives in 1850s San Francisco, the City of Gold, in the thrilling final novel of Ann Moore's acclaimed historical trilogy With her two children, Gracelin O'Malley travels to post-Gold Rush San Francisco to meet the sea captain who has proposed marriage to her. But when she arrives, he ...
'Til Morning Light
Gracelin O'Malley arrives in 1850s San Francisco, the City of Gold, in the thrilling final novel of Ann Moore's acclaimed historical trilogy With her two children, Gracelin O'Malley travels to post-Gold Rush San Francisco to meet the sea captain who has proposed marriage to her. But when she arrives, he is nowhere to be found. Destitute in a city filled with gangs, disillusioned soldiers, and professional gamblers, Grace takes a position as a cook for one of the city's most prominent doctors-only to become caught up in a tangled web of blackmail and betrayal. Determined to make a secure life for her children and find her brother, Sean, Gracelin sets in motion a series of events that change the future of everyone around her, never dreaming that the man she thought she'd lost forever is still alive and determined to find his way back to her. Dickensian in scope, with a full cast of riveting characters, Ann Moore's 'Til Morning Light is the stunning conclusion to the enthralling story of Gracelin O'Malley, a heroine for the ages.
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17.840000 USD

'Til Morning Light

by Ann Moore
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'One of the nation's favourite wartime saga writers ... creating a warm and engrossing sense of nostalgia that cannot help but seduce' Lancashire Evening Post Spring 1944, and the war shows no sign of stopping. In Hampshire, Elsie is desperate for a new start after her husband leaves her. When ...
The Narrowboat Girls
'One of the nation's favourite wartime saga writers ... creating a warm and engrossing sense of nostalgia that cannot help but seduce' Lancashire Evening Post Spring 1944, and the war shows no sign of stopping. In Hampshire, Elsie is desperate for a new start after her husband leaves her. When her friend Izzy, herself planning an escape from her abusive boyfriend, tells her about the wartime jobs going for women on the canal boats, she jumps at the chance. Their new boss, Dorothy, is kind and fair, but it's clear she has a secret of her own. Their crew is completed by Tolly, searching for a new vocation now that her dream job has been snatched away. The work is hard, but together they pitch in, and through shared ups and downs they forge close friendships that will see them through the darkest times. What none of them could have predicted is just how much working on the canals will change their lives. Could it really be that what started as a means of escape will end up giving each of them everything they ever wanted?
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11.93 USD

The Narrowboat Girls

by Rosie Archer
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A gripping and poignant wartime saga following the highs and lows of the young, courageous members of the Women's Army. January 1941. Peggy Collins has learned a lot during her time as a Spark Girl. Posted to Swansea, as a driver to the squadron leader, she often hears things she ...
A Wartime Promise
A gripping and poignant wartime saga following the highs and lows of the young, courageous members of the Women's Army. January 1941. Peggy Collins has learned a lot during her time as a Spark Girl. Posted to Swansea, as a driver to the squadron leader, she often hears things she shouldn't and she knows to be discreet, understanding how serious the phrase loose lips sink ships really is. Peggy meets and falls in love with pilot Jim Hudson, but her heart is broken when he becomes missing in action and Peggy is left fearing the worst. That isn't the end of the shocks in store for Peggy and she is forced to remember a promise made long ago. But can she keep her word while the bombs fall? Full of wartime adventure, romance and heartbreak, A Wartime Promise is perfect for fans of Daisy Styles, Kate Thompson and Ellie Dean. Praise for The Spark Girl, Ruby's heart-warming debut (published as Fiona Ford): 'A fabulous debut from an immensely talented author' Annie Groves 'A compelling first novel which I promise you won't be able to put down' Daisy Styles 'Ford gets to the heart of what it was like to live through the dangerous war years in this warm, captivating, down-to-earth story which is brimming with engaging characters, adventure, romance and heartbreak.' Lancashire Post
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11.93 USD

A Wartime Promise

by Ruby Reynolds
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Summer 1942. Britain is in the depths of war and the Women's Land Army is hard at work looking after the farms while the men are away fighting. While patriotism, duty and a wonderful spirit of camaraderie sustain the Land Girls through tough times, it's no surprise that love is ...
Wedding Bells for Land Girls
Summer 1942. Britain is in the depths of war and the Women's Land Army is hard at work looking after the farms while the men are away fighting. While patriotism, duty and a wonderful spirit of camaraderie sustain the Land Girls through tough times, it's no surprise that love is also often on their minds. For Yorkshire Land Girls and firm friends Grace, Brenda and Una, romance in wartime comes with a host of challenges. There's a wedding to plan, but married bliss is threatened when the time comes for the groom to enlist. With lovers parted, anxious women have no idea whether they'll see their men again. And while single girls dance and flirt, will they be able to find true love among the men who've stayed behind? With the uncertainty of the times hanging over them and danger ever closer to home - can love stand the test of war? A heart-warming, romantic story of friendship, camaraderie and triumph over adversity that fans of Donna Douglas, Daisy Styles and Call the Midwife will adore.
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11.93 USD

Wedding Bells for Land Girls

by Jenny Holmes
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Perfect for fans of Daisy Styles and Rosie Clarke. If you loved An Education, Good Girls Revolt and Made in Dagenham then this is for you. It's 1964. Best friends Sandra and Linda live on a housing estate in Essex. They are mods: they have the clothes, a coffee bar ...
The Saturday Girls
Perfect for fans of Daisy Styles and Rosie Clarke. If you loved An Education, Good Girls Revolt and Made in Dagenham then this is for you. It's 1964. Best friends Sandra and Linda live on a housing estate in Essex. They are mods: they have the clothes, a coffee bar with a juke box and Ready Steady Go! on television on a Friday night. And they have the Corn Exchange, where the best bands play. But the world around them is changing fast. Against the backdrop of the Ban-the-Bomb marches and clashes between mods and rockers, it's time for Linda and Sandra to grow up. As Sandra blindly pursues a marriage proposal from local badboy Danny - who spends more time in jail than out - Linda finds herself disatisfied and drawn towards causes she knows are worth fighting for. Then she meets enigmatic Sylvie - an ostracised, troubled young woman who has made all the wrong choices, but knows a lot about life outside the estate. Linda finds herself pulled in two directions and must make a choice, unless the trouble she finds makes the choice for her . . .
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11.93 USD

The Saturday Girls

by Elizabeth Woodcraft
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Perfect for fans of Maeve Binchy In 1967 Patience Bickersleigh is a teenager who discovers a talent for telling people what they want to hear. Fifty years later she is Patrice Leigh, a nationally celebrated medium. But cracks are forming in the carefully constructed barriers that keep her real history ...
All That Was Lost
Perfect for fans of Maeve Binchy In 1967 Patience Bickersleigh is a teenager who discovers a talent for telling people what they want to hear. Fifty years later she is Patrice Leigh, a nationally celebrated medium. But cracks are forming in the carefully constructed barriers that keep her real history at bay. Leo is the journalist hired to write Patrice's biography. Struggling to reconcile the demands of his family, his grief for his lost son, and his need to understand his own background, Leo becomes more and more frustrated at Patrice's refusal to open up. Because behind closed doors, Patrice is hiding more than one secret. And it seems that now, her past is finally catching up with her. May thrills in this English familial mystery, adding enticing plot layers as intricate and divisive as the themes she introduces. `Intriguing with a cast of complex characters that keep you fascinated, this is a page-turner and surprisingly tender' Katie FForde `A resonant, emotional story about grief, loss and love with a complex, tragic heroine-a fake psychic reaching the end of her career. Although it's about death, this story is never depressing, and ultimately it's about recovery and healing' Julie Cohen `A beautiful and compelling story that delves into what is real, what we are willing to believe and the power of grief' Liz Fenwick ` All That is Lost is a bold, beautiful thought-provoking novel, that sensitively confronts difficult themes' Rowan Coleman 'It is a triumph. What Alison May has produced is an intimate and affecting study of loss, grief and identity that is just wonderful.' Linda's Book Bag 'What an interesting and unique book... a fascinating, at times heart-wrenching, look at secrets, the cost of keeping them hidden, and whether hiding them requires lies.' Fireflies and Free Kicks
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15.34 USD

All That Was Lost

by Alison May
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The tumultuous early years of the young Jewish state are brought to vivid life through the eyes of two German Jewish brothers. Arie survived the Holocaust in Europe. Peter, one year older, was sent to America before the war began. They find each other again in Israel, learning everyone else ...
Promised Land
The tumultuous early years of the young Jewish state are brought to vivid life through the eyes of two German Jewish brothers. Arie survived the Holocaust in Europe. Peter, one year older, was sent to America before the war began. They find each other again in Israel, learning everyone else in their family has been murdered. Peter becomes a top Mossad agent, deeply involved in many of the key spy adventures of the era. Arie becomes a scheming businessman, among the richest men in Israel: one brother is building the state, the other protecting it. But they have fallen in love with the same woman, a Jewish refugee from Egypt. The brothers' jealousies and intrigues are mirrored by the young nation's very own struggles to survive.
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49.47 USD

Promised Land

by Martin Fletcher
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THE RICHARD & JUDY NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER `Magnificent' Mail on Sunday `Gripping' New York Times `A master storyteller' The Times `Epic' Sunday Telegraph Ten-year-old Abdullah would do anything for his younger sister. In a life of poverty and struggle, with no mother to care for them, Pari is the only ...
And the Mountains Echoed
THE RICHARD & JUDY NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER `Magnificent' Mail on Sunday `Gripping' New York Times `A master storyteller' The Times `Epic' Sunday Telegraph Ten-year-old Abdullah would do anything for his younger sister. In a life of poverty and struggle, with no mother to care for them, Pari is the only person who brings Abdullah happiness. For her, he will trade his only pair of shoes to give her a feather for her treasured collection. When their father sets off with Pari across the desert to Kabul in search of work, Abdullah is determined not to be separated from her. Neither brother nor sister know what this fateful journey will bring them.
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And the Mountains Echoed

by Khaled Hosseini
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Tuesday's child is full of grace . . . Warwickshire, 1910. Pious young Grace Kettle escapes the world of her unsavoury and bullying father to train to be a nun. But when she meets the dashing and devout Father Luke her world is turned upside down. Her faith is tested ...
A Mother's Grace: The heart-warming Sunday Times bestseller
Tuesday's child is full of grace . . . Warwickshire, 1910. Pious young Grace Kettle escapes the world of her unsavoury and bullying father to train to be a nun. But when she meets the dashing and devout Father Luke her world is turned upside down. Her faith is tested and she is driven to make a scandalous and life-changing choice - one she may well spend the rest of her days seeking forgiveness for . . . Will delight fans of Dilly Court, Katie Flynn and Catherine Cookson. Have you read Mothering Sunday and The Little Angel, the first two novels in Rosie's Days of the Week collection?
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13.64 USD

A Mother's Grace: The heart-warming Sunday Times bestseller

by Rosie Goodwin
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Destruction is in Jame Knorth's nature. She is the avatar of of a god known at That-Which-Destroys, the god of chaos and ruin. Yet Jame is also a noblewoman within an ancient race, and the designated heir of her twin brother Torisen Knorth, High Lord of the Kencyrath. Jame's people ...
Gates of Tagmeth
Destruction is in Jame Knorth's nature. She is the avatar of of a god known at That-Which-Destroys, the god of chaos and ruin. Yet Jame is also a noblewoman within an ancient race, and the designated heir of her twin brother Torisen Knorth, High Lord of the Kencyrath. Jame's people are fleeing, world by world, from a terrible enemy that has pursued them through a multitude of universes. Its name is Perimal Darkling. Obeying instructions from her brother, Jame sets out with a force of Southron warriors to reestablish the long-fallen castle keep of Tagmeth. By Jame's side is Lyra, a devious Kencyrath noble girl who is determined not to be forced into a marriage with a man she despises. Jame's old friends Mark and Brier Iron-thorn stand with her, as well: Marc, steward and organizer of Jame's household and Brier, the only captain under her command wholly sworn to support Jame no matter the cost. Jame finds more allies in the forest surrounding the ancient keep where the wild people of the woodlands, the Merikit, hold court. And Jame's adopted mother, Gran Cyd, matriarch and queen of the Merikit, may once again provide the voice of calm that Jame requires to survive her own tempestuous nature. Jame sets about establishing Tagmeth as an outpost against the gathering power of Perimal Darkling. But Tagmeth hides a secret, a gateway to a mystery that may save this world from eternal darkness-or plunge it to destruction and ruin all the sooner. It is up to Jame to find her way through Perimal Darkling's traps, and to come to terms with the god of pandemonium and destruction within her who grows stronger every day. If she succeeds it may be that Perimal Darkling can finally be defeated after eons of fear and flight. And if she fails, yet another world will fall to darkness forever. About The Gates of Tagmeth: The Kencyr live in one of the most deeply realized worlds in fantasy, a rich and complicated space that includes many cultures and riveting, three-dimensional characters. Full of dark wonder, wry humor, and the quirks of Jame's inimitable personality, the newest installment in Hodgell's life's work demonstrates why it can be worthwhile for a writer to spend 40 years writing the same series. -Publishers Weekly About P.C. Hodgell's Kyncyrath Series: P.C. Hodgell writes the most strikingly weird and wonderful stories in epic fantasy today. -Charles Stross Hodgell has crafted an... intricate fantasy with humor, tragedy, and a capable and charming female hero. -Library Journal The Kencyrath Saga Seeker's Bane Bound in Blood Honor's Paradox Sea of Time Omnibus Editions The Godstalker Chronicles Contains Kencyrath prequel novels God Stalk and Dark of the Moon
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8.390000 USD

Gates of Tagmeth

by P. C. Hodgell
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Lord Augustus Hannings has disappeared, following the drowning of his wife in the lake at Tanglewood Farm. | Ten years on in 1976, a young woman, Jess Stamp, rents a room at the farm, living alongside the other residents, who are known as `The Household Cavalry.' Jess is drawn into ...
The Tanglewood Affair
Lord Augustus Hannings has disappeared, following the drowning of his wife in the lake at Tanglewood Farm. | Ten years on in 1976, a young woman, Jess Stamp, rents a room at the farm, living alongside the other residents, who are known as `The Household Cavalry.' Jess is drawn into an unlikely alliance with the herdsman, and together they set out to solve the mystery of her landlady Connie's clandestine lifestyle and the disappearance of her wealthy cousin, Lord Hannings. | Caught up in a world of intrigue and secrets, cults and romance, can Jess survive at the farm amidst all the uncertainties surrounding her?
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13.640000 USD

The Tanglewood Affair

by Lin Treadgold
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The secrets of an aristocratic dynasty are about to be revealed... London 1949. The New Look is in, Princess Elizabeth's wedding has raised morale and the capital is filled with a new energy. Alicia Stanton, niece of the Earl of Mowbray, is making her mark in the glamorous film world. ...
Secrets of Cavendon: A gripping historical saga full of intrigue and drama
The secrets of an aristocratic dynasty are about to be revealed... London 1949. The New Look is in, Princess Elizabeth's wedding has raised morale and the capital is filled with a new energy. Alicia Stanton, niece of the Earl of Mowbray, is making her mark in the glamorous film world. Alongside her, Victoria Brown, a wartime evacuee, is starting out as a fashion photographer. Life is full of opportunity. But at Cavendon Hall, the stately home where they grew up, the Second World War has exacted a terrible price and the estate is facing bankruptcy. And when Cavendon's secrets start to rise to the surface, young and old alike are threatened. Can the families unite to save the house and their future?
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13.64 USD

Secrets of Cavendon: A gripping historical saga full of intrigue and drama

by Barbara Taylor Bradford
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From the top-ten bestselling author of Snowflakes in the Wind comes a heart-breaking saga set in WWII Britain. In Rita Bradshaw's Beneath a Frosty Moon, it's 1940 and Britain is at war with Germany. For Cora Stubbs and her younger siblings this means being evacuated to the safety of the ...
Beneath a Frosty Moon
From the top-ten bestselling author of Snowflakes in the Wind comes a heart-breaking saga set in WWII Britain. In Rita Bradshaw's Beneath a Frosty Moon, it's 1940 and Britain is at war with Germany. For Cora Stubbs and her younger siblings this means being evacuated to the safety of the English countryside. But little does Cora know that Hitler's bombs are nothing compared to the danger she will face in her new home, and she is forced to grow up fast. However, Cora is a fighter and she strives to carve out a new life for herself and her siblings. Time passes, and in the midst of grief and loss she falls in love, but what other tragedies lie around the corner? As womanhood beckons, can Cora ever escape her troubled past and the lost love who continues to haunt her dreams and cast shadows over her days?
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34.12 USD

Beneath a Frosty Moon

by Rita Bradshaw
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'One of the best books I've read this year!' Melissa Ashley, author of The Birdman's Wife Already a bestseller in Australia, this is a haunting, memorable and moving debut of one family's search for belonging. For fans of The Light Between Oceans and The Woolgrower's Companion. Every family has its ...
The Secrets at Ocean's Edge: The heart-breaking historical bestseller
'One of the best books I've read this year!' Melissa Ashley, author of The Birdman's Wife Already a bestseller in Australia, this is a haunting, memorable and moving debut of one family's search for belonging. For fans of The Light Between Oceans and The Woolgrower's Companion. Every family has its secrets . . . 1932. Ernie and Lily Hass and their daughter, Girlie, have lost almost everything in the Depression; all they have keeping their small family together are their secrets. Abandoning their failing wheat farm and small-town gossip, they make a new start on the west coast of Australia, where they begin to build a summer guesthouse. But forming new alliances with the locals isn't easy. Into the Hasses' new life wanders Lily's shell-shocked brother, Tommy, after three harrowing years on the road following his incarceration. And Tommy is seeking answers that will cut to the heart of who Ernie, Lily and Girlie really are. The Secrets at Ocean's Edge is a heart-rending story of one broken family trying to find their way in life. Kali Napier breathes a fever-pitch intensity into her emotionally fragile characters, as their secrets are revealed with tragic consequences. If you loved The Light Between Oceans and The Woolgrower's Companion, you will love this story. 'One of the best books I've read this year. I absolutely loved it. Totally gripping, beautifully written, the characterisation is superb. An absolutely stunning book. I am still thinking about it' Melissa Ashley, author of The Birdman's Wife 'Kali Napier may be a debut author but she is certainly no novice. The Secrets at Ocean's Edge is an incredible novel' Theresa Smith 'An absorbing tale of family secrets, lies, betrayal and sacrifice. The story brims with authenticity [and] kept me guessing until the very end. I found it difficult to put down' Cass Moriarty, author of The Promise Seed
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15.34 USD

The Secrets at Ocean's Edge: The heart-breaking historical bestseller

by Kali Napier
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A moving Yorkshire saga, Daughter of the Dales is the much anticipated finale in Diane Allen's Windfell Manor Trilogy. The death of the family matriarch, Charlotte Atkinson, at Windfell Manor casts a long shadow over Charlotte's husband Archie and her two children, Isabelle and Danny. With big shoes to fill, ...
Daughter of the Dales
A moving Yorkshire saga, Daughter of the Dales is the much anticipated finale in Diane Allen's Windfell Manor Trilogy. The death of the family matriarch, Charlotte Atkinson, at Windfell Manor casts a long shadow over Charlotte's husband Archie and her two children, Isabelle and Danny. With big shoes to fill, Isabelle takes over the running of Atkinson's department store but her pride - and heart - is tested when her husband James brings scandal upon the family and the Atkinsons' reputation. Danny's wife Harriet is still struggling to deal with the death of their first two children - a death she blames Isabelle for. But Danny himself is grappling with his own demons when a stranger in town brings to light a long-forgotten secret from his past. Meanwhile, Danny and Harriet's daughter Rosie has fallen under the spell of a local stable boy, Ethan. But will he stand by her or will he cause her heartache? And can Isabelle restore the Atkinsons' reputation and her friendship with Harriet, to unite the family once more?
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34.12 USD

Daughter of the Dales

by Diane Allen
Hardback
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For Abigail Chiswell, the Colne river front in Colchester, Essex is a second home. With its own sights and sounds - of crowded quaysides, fishing smacks and packed oyster barrels - it means more to her than all the lofty rooms and comforts of her father's home. When she falls ...
Gin and Gingerbread
For Abigail Chiswell, the Colne river front in Colchester, Essex is a second home. With its own sights and sounds - of crowded quaysides, fishing smacks and packed oyster barrels - it means more to her than all the lofty rooms and comforts of her father's home. When she falls for local fisherman Matthew Bateman, Abigail's family loyalty is stretched to breaking point. While Hiltop House represents the pinnacle of her father's wealth and success, for Abigail its very luxury keeps her from the life - and the man - she loves. She followed her heart and gave up a life of luxury. Will she find a way to thrive in the new and unfamiliar world she's facing?
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15.34 USD

Gin and Gingerbread

by Elizabeth Jeffrey
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The secrets of an aristocratic dynasty are about to be revealed... London 1949. The New Look is in, Princess Elizabeth's wedding has raised morale and the capital is filled with a new energy. Alicia Stanton, niece of the Earl of Mowbray, is making her mark in the glamorous film world. ...
Secrets of Cavendon: A gripping historical saga full of intrigue and drama
The secrets of an aristocratic dynasty are about to be revealed... London 1949. The New Look is in, Princess Elizabeth's wedding has raised morale and the capital is filled with a new energy. Alicia Stanton, niece of the Earl of Mowbray, is making her mark in the glamorous film world. Alongside her, Victoria Brown, a wartime evacuee, is starting out as a fashion photographer. Life is full of opportunity. But at Cavendon Hall, the stately home where they grew up, the Second World War has exacted a terrible price and the estate is facing bankruptcy. And when Cavendon's secrets start to rise to the surface, young and old alike are threatened. Can the families unite to save the house and their future?
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11.02 USD

Secrets of Cavendon: A gripping historical saga full of intrigue and drama

by Barbara Taylor Bradford
Paperback / softback
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