Gifts For Our Time

Rivenshaw Saga

Author: Anna Jacobs

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473616360

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Germany 1939, and Christa Sommer boards the Kindertransport, unsure that she'll ever see her beloved mother and father again. Once in England she is taken in by elderly Mrs Pelling, who grows to love Christa as the daughter she never had. But in 1945 Mrs Pelling dies. While her will cannot be found, her money-grabbing niece appears out of the blue to claim her inheritance and turfs Christa out, with only a suitcase to her name. The prejudice against Germans still runs high in England, and Christa is unable to secure a job or a place to stay... Luck comes her way when a lady she saves from being mugged turns out to be Mayne Esher's friend Daniel's mother. Taking pity on Christa, they take her to Rivenshaw where they plan to start a new life as part of the Esher building firm. There Christa is welcomed with open arms and she soon develops a love for the place, the people and, Daniel... But Esherwood is not the trouble-free sanctuary she first thinks. Determined to do their bit for soldiers returning from the war they have agreed to allow the council to build prefabs on some of Esherwood's garden. But an empire-building town planner seems set on taking all of Mayne's land for the war effort... Mayne has also discovered a secret door at the back of the old Nissen hut, with a complicated locking mechanism that has local locksmiths dumbfounded. Just what is hidden behind the door to warrant such high security?

A Time to Remember

Rivenshaw Saga

Author: Anna Jacobs

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444787691

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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The first book in a heartwarming new Lancashire-based series by beloved and bestselling saga writer Anna Jacobs, set at the end of World War Two. 1945 - the war in Europe is over. It should be a time of utter joy and celebration. Most women can't wait for their men to return, but in the small town of Rivenshaw in Lancashire, Judith Crossley fears having her husband back in the house. He'd grown into a bully and a drunkard, and on the occasions he'd come home from leave, he'd hit her. He wasn't a good father, either. Luckily Judith has found an unlikely ally, a friend to turn to - Maynard Esher, from an old aristocratic family on the other side of town. But Judith knows that when her husband returns, she and her children will be back in the firing line again. She decides that for the children's sake, she must leave her husband. But with the house rented in his name and other accommodation scarce, where on earth can they go...?

A Time for Renewal

Author: Anna Jacobs

Publisher: Rivenshaw Saga

ISBN: 9781444787740

Category:

Page: 352

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In the wake of World War Two, the whole country is desperate for houses, with very little money available to rebuild. In the town of Rivenshaw in Lancashire, Mayne Esher has no choice but to turn Esherwood, the war-damaged stately home which has been in his family for generations, into flats. Rebuilding Esherwood won't be easy but with Judith Crossley by his side, Mayne hopes to restore it to its former glory. First, he must open it up to some of his long-suffering army friends... and it soon becomes clear that the house isn't the only thing which needs rebuilding. Victor is fighting his late wife's rich and arrogant mother for custody of his daughter Betty. Ros has been cheated out of her money and has nowhere to go now she's been demobbed from the army. Daniel is still unsettled after his wartime experiences. He's waiting for his divorce to go through and has family problems that take him away from Rivenshaw. Francis hasn't even been in touch. On top of these troubles, saving Esherwood proves to be a difficult undertaking for Mayne and Judith. And certain people will stop at nothing to prevent it happening. In this time of renewal, will the group find a way to rebuild their lives, and the old house, as planned?

One Quiet Woman

Ellindale Saga

Author: Anna Jacobs

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473630797

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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1930, Lancashire: Leah Turner's father has been killed in an accident at the laundry, and since her mother died years ago it falls to her to become sole provider for her little sister. But women's wages are half those of men and pawning the few belongings she has left will only keep their vicious rent collector at bay for a few weeks, so even if she finds a job, they'll lose their home. Out of the blue Charlie Willcox, the local pawnbroker, offers her a deal. His brother Jonah, an invalid since being gassed in the Great War, needs a wife. Charlie thinks Leah would be perfect for the job. The idea of a marriage of convenience doesn't please Leah, but she finds Jonah agreeable enough and moving with him to the pretty hamlet of Ellindale may be the only chance of a better life for her sister. But other people have plans for the remote Pennine valley, and the two sisters find themselves facing danger in their new life with Jonah. Can the three of them ever look to a brighter future?

The Deserter's Daughter

Author: Susanna Bavin

Publisher: Allison & Busby Ltd

ISBN: 0749021098

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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‘A gripping, mouth-watering twist-fuelled read from start to finish... A measure of all good books is simply, does the reader want to read on? And the answer here is, without a doubt, yes!’ Carol Rivers, author of A Wartime Christmas 1920, Chorlton, Manchester. As her wedding day draws near, Carrie Jenkins is trying on her dress and eagerly anticipating becoming Mrs Billy Shipton. But all too soon she is reeling from the news that her beloved father was shot for desertion during the Great War. When Carrie is jilted and the close-knit community turns its back on her as well as her mother and her half-sister, Evadne, the plans Carrie nurtured are in disarray Desperate to overcome private shock and public humiliation, and with her mother also gravely ill, Carrie accepts the unsettling advances of well-to-do furniture dealer Ralph Armstrong. Through Ralph, Evadne meets the aristocratic Alex Larter, who seems to be the answer to her matrimonial ambitions as well. But both sisters put their faith in men who are not to be trusted, and they will face danger and heartache before they can find the happiness they deserve.

Daisy's Long Road Home

Author: Merryn Allingham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780750543743

Category: East End (London, England)

Page: 352

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1948: Daisy Driscoll is working as a qualified Sister in Brighton. The war may be over, but Daisy's heart is in turmoil. Abandoned in childhood and haunted by the experience of her first marriage, Daisy no longer trusts anyone. Convinced the roots of her identity lie in India, and desperate to find the truth, Daisy leaps at the chance to leave her lonely life behind when her friend Grayson Harte travels to the East on business. As she uncovers long-hidden secrets about the family she never knew, will she be able to put the past behind her and find happiness after all?

There Will Be Better Days

Author: Elizabeth Waite

Publisher: Sphere

ISBN: 9780751556926

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Flame-haired beauty Chloe Collard watched her mother struggle through life, scraping together pennies in order to provide for her and her brothers, so Chloe promised herself something a long time ago: she would get a proper education and make something of herself. This vow would carry Chloe through her entire life. When Chloe is offered a job as a personal assistant in a prestigious firm, she finally feels that her hard work is paying off. And with romance knocking at her door, a happy and fulfilled life is just around the corner. But all is not as it seems and the decisions Chloe has to make may not be as straightforward as they first appear . . . From the East End of London to Brighton, this rags-to-riches romance is a story of how a little hope and a lot of determination will see you through the toughest of times. It's the perfect read for fans of Maureen Lee, Annie Murray and Pam Weaver.

Ridge Hill

Gibson Family Saga

Author: Anna Jacobs

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

ISBN: 1444714422

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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It's 1848 and preparations are underway for Annie Gibson's wedding to Bilsden's wealthy millwoner, Frederick Hallam. But not everyone is as pleased as they are. Frederick's daughter, Beatrice, is horrified at the prospect of a new attractive stepmother arriving at the house on Ridge Hill. Even Annie's own family feels threatened. The only person who seems pleased is Tom, Annie's brother. Soon, however, real troubles begin to pile up for the Gibsons. Tom's happiness is jeopardised by the news that he is father to a child he never knew about. Annie's son, William, is devastated to find out that his real father is not the man who brought him up. And even Annie's joy cannot last. Because someone has uncovered the secrets she has fought so hard to keep hidden...

Cherry Tree Lane

Author: Anna Jacobs

Publisher: Allison & Busby

ISBN: 0749040408

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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The spellbinding new novel from the much-loved author of Farewell to Lancashire Wiltshire, 1910. With her stepfather threatening her with a forced marriage, Mattie Willitt flees home in search of a better life. She is soon lost and at the mercy of the elements - until her life is saved by Jacob, a widower who takes her in and nurses her back to health. Finding consolation in each other's troubled pasts, the pair soon grow close But when pressure is put upon them to marry, and Mattie's stepfather discovers her whereabouts, they must face their fears and stand up to those who threaten their future happiness. #

High Street

Gibson Family Saga

Author: Anna Jacobs

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444714414

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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In 1845 Annie Gibson can finally leave Salem Street. Her dreams of being able to open an elegant dressmaking salon in the High Street of Bilsden, a Lancashire mill town, have come true. And she is going to take her father and his second family with her, away from poverty, away from the Rows. But Annie has not left trouble behind. Someone is trying to undermine her business. Her family have their own ideas about what they want to do with their lives. And several men are persistently trying to win favour with the beautiful young widow - including Frederick Hallam, the mill owner, and Daniel O'Connor, her childhood friend. As Annie gets better acquainted with both, she becomes increasingly confused about her feelings. Can she really be in love And can she risk trusting any man again

Dilly's Hope

Author: Rosie Goodwin

Publisher: Corsair

ISBN: 1472117859

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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Hardworking widow Dilly Carey has struggled out of poverty to make a successful life for herself. Surrounded by her children and grandchildren, Dilly should be content, but she is still troubled by the one secret she must never share. Olivia, the daughter Dilly gave away at birth, cannot find out the real truth about her parentage. It's time for Dilly to make her peace with the choice that she was forced to make. As Dilly finds the strength and courage to visit her son's grave on the battlefields of the Great War, will she also find a way to a new happiness - and a new love?

Mothering Sunday

The most heart-rending saga you'll read this year

Author: Rosie Goodwin

Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.

ISBN: 178576232X

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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If you love Dilly Court, you'll love Rosie Goodwin. ALL SHE WANTS IS SOMEONE TO CALL HER OWN 1884, Nuneaton. Fourteen-year-old Sunday Small has never lived outside the Nuneaton workhouse. The regime is cruel, and if it weren't for Miss Beau - who comes in every week to teach the children their letters - and her young friend Daisy, Sunday's life wouldn't be worth living. And now she's attracted the unwelcome attention of the workhouse master. With no choice but to leave behind everything she knows, Sunday strikes out on her own to make her fortune and to fulfil her promise to come back for Daisy. And, secretly she dreams of finding the long-lost mother who gave her away. But she's about to discover that, try as she might to escape, the brutal world of the workhouse will not let her go without a fight . . .

A Time for Hope

A contemporary romantic suspense

Author: Anna Jacobs

Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd

ISBN: 1780105967

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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When Gabrielle Newman throws her cheating husband out, Stu cares more about the money than the break-up, getting more than his fair share from their house sale. An unexpected bequest offers Gabrielle a new start and she tries to leave the past behind, heading north with Dan Monahan, the private investigator sent to find her. Meanwhile, Stu has got entangled with organized crime in Eastern Europe and is desperate to pay his gambling debts. Gabrielle needs Dan's help to protect herself and her inheritance. She's very attracted to Dan - but dare she trust any man again? Then Stu tracks down his ex-wife and Gabrielle discovers just what the man she once loved is capable of, as her life is threatened. Can she and Dan find a way to stop Stu and his ruthless new friends?

Out of Breath! Saved by My Lesbian Lifeguard- a Lesbian Romance

Author: R. P. James

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781517784287

Category:

Page: 292

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LESBIAN ROMANCE from best selling author R.P. James I never really knew just how life-saving mouth-to-mouth resuscitation could be... By all means, I shouldn't be feeling nearly as pissy over the course of this vacation as I am. The atmosphere is sublime, the circumstances are almost surreally beautiful in some ways, and I'm about as spoiled and as pampered as I could possibly hope to be. But, in many other ways, I feel as though I'm being seriously left in the lurch. My husband, Darren, has spent the entirety of what was supposed to be a romantic week-long getaway talking business on his cell phone, and by and large, left me so alone throughout my days that I feel like pulling my hair out. That's when I decide to go for a swim, thinking that maybe I can put a bit of this discontent out of my mind for a while. But somehow, without even realizing it, I end up starting to drown, unable to come back up to the surface, and my field of vision going black before my eyes. I'm saved, thank God, by the good graces of my attractive, buxom brunette lifeguard, who pulls me from the water and literally breathes the life back into me. And things, I'm about to find, escalate into far more intimate territory from there... A Lesbian Standalone Romance With A Happy Ending From Best Selling Author R.P. James Thank you for outright purchasing or borrowing my book through the Kindle Unlimited Program. As a reward for your patronage, I am including a FREE full-length romance eBook at the end of this novel. Enjoy! *Warning: This book contains lots of HOT sex, drama and adult language. If this is not the kind of stuff you like to read, then start now and see what you have been missing ;-) Enjoy!*

The Buffer Girls

Author: Margaret Dickinson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447290879

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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It is 1920 in the Derbyshire dales. The Ryan family are adjusting to life now that the war is over. Walter has returned home a broken man and so 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. Martha Ryan is fiercely ambitious for her son and so she uproots her family to Sheffield, but all Josh wants is to continue the family business and marry Amy. As the Ryans do their best to adapt to city life, their friendly neighbour, Lizzie, helps Emily find employment as a Buffer Girl polishing cutlery at a local factory. It turns out that it is Emily who is best equipped to forge a career but, as time goes on, problems and even dangers arise that the Ryan family could not possibly have foreseen.

Beyond the Sunset

Author: Anna Jacobs

Publisher: Hodder

ISBN: 1444711598

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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In the untamed outback of Western Australia, the Blake sisters are together again despite what seemed like unsurmountable odds.For Cassandra - reunited again with the man she loves - the Swan River Colony is a refuge that seems like a miracle after her ordeals. And two of her sisters have fallen in love with their new way of life. But then a messenger arrives from faraway England, and it is the fourth sister, Pandora, who jumps at the chance to make her way back to the Lancashire moors that she misses so badly. The way home, though, will be even harder than the voyage to Australia. The only ship that can take her and her new protector back to England lies many days' journey away, across country that would daunt even a hardened explorer. And when she reaches Outham, a devious, dangerous enemy will do anything to prevent her from taking charge of her family's inheritance . . .In the sequel to FAREWELL TO LANCASHIRE, Anna Jacobs once again evokes brilliantly both the hardships and the indomitable bravery of the first settlers in the Swan River Colony, and the life they left behind them.

Fall

Author: Christopher Griffith,Walt Whitman,Philip A. Rea

Publisher: Power House Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 80

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Fall, the second powerHouse Books monograph by award-winning photographer Christopher Griffith, is a lavish, luscious volume of foliage at it's most autumn-escent. The idea for Fall came to Griffith while he was living in a Manhattan brownstone, finalizing the design for his first monograph, "States (powerHouse Books, 2000). He has now perfected the technique of both photographing the foliage and getting them to his studio and on film before they wilt or turn brown, quite a feat as many of these fresh and delicate leaves were collected and transported personally by Griffith from hundreds of miles away. Fall features a hyper-macroscopic analysis of the color transformations characteristic of tree foliage in the Northeastern United States autumn with vivid and brilliant images of nature's gifts, which we often take for granted. Fantastically backlit, glowing colors are transmitted through the leaves, illustrating structural and textural elements of nature never before captured on film.

Return of the Border Warrior

Author: Blythe Gifford

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459244974

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Word in the Royal Court has spread that the wild Scottish borders are too unruly. Upon the King's command, John Brunson must return home… Once part of a powerful border clan, John has not set eyes on the Brunson stone tower in years. With failure never an option, he must persuade his family to honor the king's call for peace. To succeed, John knows winning over Cate Gilnock, the daughter of an allied family, holds the key. But this intriguing beauty is beyond the powers of flattery and seduction. Instead, the painful vulnerability hidden behind her spirited eyes calls out to John as he is inexorably drawn back into the warrior Brunson clan….

The Thief's Daughter

Author: Victoria Cornwall

Publisher: Choc Lit

ISBN: 1781893187

Category: Fiction

Page: 314

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A woman driven to crime finds love with a man of the law in this tale of eighteenth-century Cornwall, “full of twists and turns” (Buried Under Romance). England, 1779. Though many citizens of Cornwall have resorted to smuggling as their only means of survival, Jenna Cartwright has determined to always abide the law. But when her brother is sent to debtor’s prison, Jenna must do whatever it takes to free him. Housekeeping by day for one Jack Penhale, she joins a gang of violent brigands each night on Cornwall’s rocky coast. A professional thief-taker, Jack knows to keep his business private, even from his charming new housekeeper. He has come to Cornwall to find the criminals who killed his father, but his mind keeps returning to Jenna’s innocent, bewitching smile. As their lives become entangled, and the worlds of justice and crime collide, the love-struck pair must decide where their allegiances lie. This “striking” tale of passion and survival brings to life an unforgettable time and place in history (Historical Novel Society).