The Girls of Mulberry Lane

A heart-warming, war time family saga

Author: Rosie Clarke

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 1786692570

Category: Fiction

Page: 312

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1938, Mulberry Lane, London. War is looming, but on Mulberry Lane there are different battles being fought... Perfect for fans of Nadine Dorries and Cathy Sharp. Maureen Jackson is a prisoner of her father's blackmail. Three years earlier, she'd been hoping to marry Rory, the man of her dreams. However, after her mother's death, she was left to care for her overbearing father. Now Rory is back in London with a pregnant wife in tow to remind Maureen of the life that should have been hers. As war threatens, Janet ashley hopes to marry her sweetheart Mike, but her father refuses to grant them his blessing. Defying his wishes, Janet finds herself pregnant and her mother Peggy is determined to hold her family together at all costs. Will the girls of Mulberry Lane manage to snatch happiness before the darkness of World War II descends? Order the next book in the series out JANUARY 2018 - A Wedding at Mulberry Lane.
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A Wedding at Mulberry Lane

A heart-warming, war time family saga

Author: Rosie Clarke

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 1786692473

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Love, marriage, birth, death and betrayal in the East End of London make up life in Mulberry Lane, perfect for fans of Nadine Dorries, Cathy Sharp and Donna Douglas. Maureen Jackson knew life as a trainee nurse wouldn't be easy, but she didn't expect her hospital to be badly bombed on her first shift. Plus Maureen still has her family and friends in Mulberry Lane to keep her busy – she's needed as much there as she is by her patients. Running the pub on the corner of Mulberry Lane, Peggy Ashley is used to taking in all sorts of waifs and strays. But the arrival of a dashing American captain has got tongues wagging about Mulberry Lane's favourite landlady... Janet Ashley's husband is back from the frontline. Which is more than so many of the wives of Mulberry Lane. But her beloved Mike is a completely different man from the one she fell in love with – and what's more he doesn't remember her, or their young daughter. How do you cope when your darling husband is a virtual stranger? As WW2 continues around them, the women of Mulberry Lane know that community spirit and friendship is the key to surviving the Blitz. A WEDDING AT MULBERRY LANE is the second book in the riveting and heart-breaking Mulberry Lane series from Rosie Clarke. Order the next book, MOTHERS OF MULBERRY LANE, out July 2018.
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All She Ever Wanted

Author: Rosalind Noonan

Publisher: Kensington Books

ISBN: 075828621X

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 4340

For years, Chelsea Maynard has longed to be a mother. She's imagined caring for a new baby in the lovely house she shares with her husband, Leo, fondly planning every detail. But after a difficult birth, those dreams of blissful bonding evaporate. Chelsea battles sleep deprivation and feelings of isolation. Little Annabelle cries constantly, and Chelsea has dark visions fueled by exhaustion and self-doubt. Her sister, Emma, insists she gets help for post-partum depression, but Chelsea's doctor dismisses her worries as self-indulgent. Doubting her ability to parent—even doubting her own sanity—Chelsea is close to collapse. Then an unthinkable crisis hits. And suddenly, Chelsea is compelled to face both the fragility and resilience of life, and the extraordinary depths of love. With uncompromising candor and clarity, acclaimed author Rosalind Noonan creates a mesmerizing novel that is gripping, heart-wrenching, and unforgettably poignant. Praise for Rosalind Noonan's The Daughter She Used to Be "The author once again takes on an emotional topic with great sensitivity." –Booklist "An engrossing family saga. . .this novel would fuel some great book-club discussions."--Shelf Awareness "Noonan delivers another earnest drama." –Publishers Weekly
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Telegrams and Teacakes

A heartbreaking World War Two family saga

Author: Amy Miller

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786815389

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Mulberry Lane Babies

New life brings joy and intrigue to The Lane!

Author: Rosie Clarke

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 1786693003

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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1941 Mulberry Lane, London. War rages but new life brings new hope. Perfect for fans of Katie Flynn and Cathy Sharp. Times are hard for all on Mulberry Lane as the war rages into yet another year. Desperate times push people into dangerous situations, and the residents of Mulberry Lane are not exempt. Menacing shadows lurk on dark street corners, threatening the safety of those who are alone and vulnerable. When Peggy's twins are born early Maureen and Nellie are there to lend a helping hand. The mothers of Mulberry Lane stick together despite the grim conditions of war-torn London and a shadowy fear that stalks their lives. Neighbours and friends look out for each other and new life brings hope and joy to the Lane. What readers are saying about the series: 'When it comes to writing sagas, Rosie Clarke is up there with some of the best in the business' Bookish Jottings. 'Full of drama, romance and secrets ... A perfect example of its genre' That Thing She Reads. 'This is wonderful historical fiction that is so character-driven you'll wish these women lived on your street' Kathleen Gray, NetGalley. 'Absolutely loved this latest instalment and revisiting the Ladies of the Lane. Another great story of love and heartache' Wendy Haines, NetGalley.
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The Runaway Wife

A powerful and gritty saga set in 1920's London

Author: Rosie Clarke

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 1786692988

Category: Fiction

Page: 295

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Love, marriage, obsession, betrayal and treachery in 1920's London - a powerful and gritty saga perfect for fans of Kitty Neale, Josephine Cox and Rosie Goodwin. The hedonism of London in the roaring '20's is a world away from Annabel Tarleton's ordinary country existence. Until a chance meeting with the charming Richard Fortescue at a society ball changes her life for ever. Swept off her feet by the dashing Richard, and his renowned fortune, Annabel soon realises all that all that glitters isn't gold. Her bid for freedom has come at a terrible price and she finds herself trapped inside a marriage that behind closed doors is cruel and brutal. Annabel has no choice but to flee, and will do everything to save herself, and her unborn baby, from destitution. But the very rich and very powerful expect to get what they want - and Richard wants only one thing - Annabel...
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Wartime Brides and Wedding Cakes

Wartime Bakery

Author: Amy Miller

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786813238

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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January 1941: As Charlie Barton tiptoes silently out of the house one cold winter morning to go off and fight for his country, his wife Audrey is left to run the family bakery on her own. Times are tougher than ever, but at the Barton Bakery in Bournemouth, Audrey is determined as always to serve the town with love, loaves and cakes, even as the town is reeling from the struggles of the Blitz. Audrey’s brother William has returned from battle with serious wounds. His fiancé Elsie is waiting for wedding bells, but William is a changed man, and will her hopes be in vain? Bakery helper Maggie has her heart set on dashing officer George. But will George still want to marry her when he discovers the truth about her family? And Lily, Audrey’s stepsister, is struggling to raise her illegitimate baby and facing judgement from many in the town. The man who broke her heart returns with an offer, and Lily faces a hard decision about where her future lies. When disaster strikes the bakery, Audrey fears that everything she has worked for may be ruined. With her shop threatened and her family in turmoil, can she fight to save everything she holds dear? Wartime Brides and Wedding Cakes is a romantic and heart-warming tale of cakes and confetti, perfect for fans of Sheila Newberry, Nadine Dorries and Ellie Dean. What readers are saying about Wartime Brides and Wedding Cakes: ‘Heart-warming and emotional and a book that I didn't put down until I turned the last page. I couldn't help myself but devour this gorgeous story in one go.’ By the Letter Book Reviews, 5 stars ‘Full of emotion, sadness and plenty of laughter. I couldn’t put this book down and it kept me hooked until the very last page.’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars ‘I whizzed through this book in two days. I was utterly engrossed… heart-warming saga at its best.’ Short Book and Scribes, 5 stars ‘Immensely entertaining and uplifting… I look forward immensely to catching up with these characters again in future!’ Novel Deelights, 5 stars ‘This is the first book I’ve ready by Amy Miller, and it will not be my last… I loved this book… a beautifully written book about continuing to live, even though there is a war going on around you. It is optimistic and a wonderful read.’ Kristin’s Novel Café, 5 stars ‘Heartbreaking yet heart-warming series… a touching story of family, friendship and love.’ Little Miss No Sleep, 5 stars ‘A lovely heart-warming book, full of emotion, sadness and laughter… uplifting… such a bitter sweet read... The story kept me hooked until the very last page.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Heart-warming and heart-wrenching… I can't wait to read more in this series. It was a real page-turner. I couldn't put it down.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Heartbreaking, heart-warming and utterly divine… a book which is destined to make you see life in a different light.’ The Writing Garnet, 5 stars ‘I was enchanted… wonderful… I am so looking forward to reading the next book in the series… 5 well deserved stars from me.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘There's so much to love about this story.’ The Well-Read Pirate Queen, 5 stars ‘The perfect blend of romance, family and intrigue, anyone who wants to relax with a cosy book will enjoy this one.’ The Help Meet Wife, 5 stars
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Emma's Duty

(Emma Trilogy 3)

Author: Rosie Clarke

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448177146

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 5820

The war is over, but Emma’s battles continue at home... Emma Reece is slowly adjusting to her husband’s return from the war, even though his appalling injuries mean their marriage is in name only. But then tragedy strikes, and Emma finds she cannot turn to Jack Harvey, her long-standing friend and one-time lover – for while he still loves her, he is now a married man... The final instalment in the ‘Emma’ trilogy, from Rosie Clarke, the author of The Downstairs Maid (Note: previously published as The Hearts that Hold by Linda Sole)
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Lizzie's Daughters

Author: Rosie Clarke

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 178669297X

Category: Fiction

Page: 312

View: 7802

FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF LIZZIE'S SECRET and LIZZIE'S WAR. LONDON 1958. Lizzie Larch battles to keep her daughters safe and out of harm's reach. Perfect for the fans of Nadine Dorries and Lyn Andrews. Lizzie adores her beautiful and clever daughters and will do anything for them. Both possess a wonderful creative flair, but have fiercely different characters. Betty, the eldest, is head strong like Lizzie's first husband whilst Francie is talented and easily influenced. When Betty runs away after an argument with Sebastian, heartbreak and worry descend on the family. At great risk to her health, Lizzie finds herself pregnant but is determined to give Sebastian the son they craved. Sebastian meanwhile is plunged into a dangerous overseas mission using his old contacts to track Betty to Paris and to the lair of the rogue that seduced her. Consumed with guilt, can Sebastian right the wrongs of the past and finally unite his family and friends?
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Christmas Angels

Author: Nadine Dorries

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 178497515X

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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A FESTIVE TREAT FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE FOUR STREETS AND THE LOVELY LANE SERIES. The nurses of Lovely Lane face Christmas dramas at the busiest time of the St Angelus year. Christmas may be the season of goodwill, festive cheer and family cheer for some – but not for the poor of 1950s Liverpool. And for St Angelus Hospital in Lovely Lane, it is frantically busy. There are the old, the dying, the children – and the emergencies. The nurses, known locally as the Angels of Lovely Lane, are run off their feet. Dana, Beth, Pammy and Victoria hardly have time to catch their breath, let alone have a Christmas of their own. Gripping, gritty, moving, and often humorous too, this is vintage Nadine, a story from the heart of a writer who knows exactly what it is like to be a nurse in a big hospital at Christmas.
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The Liar

A gripping story of dangerous obsession

Author: Jennifer Wells

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 1786691078

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 5191

Can you really trust what you see? 'Eerie and intriguing. I can't believe it's a first novel' Fern Britton, Bestselling Author and TV Presenter. 1935. A mother's journey to find out what really happened to her only daughter. Complex and intriguing, full of twists and turns. Perfect for the fans of Lesley Pearse and Dilly Court. What would you do if you saw a girl in a crowd whose face had the same, identical birthmark as your only child? A child who, nearly ten years ago, you were told died? It's 1935 and housewife Emma glimpses a face in a crowd – a little girl with a very unique birthmark. Transfixed by the sight of a stranger; Emma becomes convinced that the girl is her long-lost daughter taken from her at birth. There is only one problem: Emma's daughter is dead. So who is the stranger? The Liar follows Emma's journey as she tries to find out what really happened to her daughter – a journey that unearths secrets from the past and ends in obsession... 'An intriguing mystery that keeps you guessing ... If you like compelling mysteries you will love this well written story' Rosie Clarke. What people are saying about THE LIAR: 'This is well worthy of 5 stars. I highly recommend this book' 'I was gutted when I got to the end because I wanted to keep reading!' 'A compelling and well written novel' 'It's so unexpected, with twists and turns that were both shocking and exciting'
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The Angels of Lovely Lane

Author: Nadine Dorries

Publisher: Head of Zeus

ISBN: 178408221X

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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The first in a brand new series from the bestselling author of THE FOUR STREETS, and RUBY FLYNN. It is 1953 and five very different girls are arriving at the nurses' home in Lovely Lane, Liverpool, to start their training at St Angelus Hospital. Dana has escaped from her family farm on the west coast of Ireland. Victoria is running away from a debt-ridden aristocratic background. Beth is an army brat and throws her lot in with bitchy Celia Forsyth. And Pammy has come from quite the wrong side of the tracks in Liverpool. The world in which they now find themselves is complicated and hierarchical, with rules that must be obeyed. Everyone has their place at St Angelus and woe betide anyone who strays from it. But when an unknown girl is admitted, after a botched late abortion in a backstreet kitchen, a tragedy begins to unfold which will rock the world of St Angelus to its foundations. Can't wait for the next one? THE CHILDREN OF LOVELY LANE is out now! Search 9781784975043. What people are saying about THE ANGELS OF LOVELY LANE: 'Nadine Dorries's writing is sparkling and vibrant, her books are a joy to read' 'The book was like a dream - difficult to put down' 'You feel as if you know the characters personally!' 'Enthralling read, can't wait to read more'
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Lizzie's Secret

Author: Rosie Clarke

Publisher: Aria

ISBN: 9781786692368

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Lizzie Larch is a twenty-year-old hatmaker in London’s East End. She is happy and popular, but she carries a secret. Seven years ago she was viciously attacked and recovered in a private sanatorium where she miscarried a child. Lizzie has no memory of the night of the attack, but secrets cannot stay secret for long. When she starts courting her boss’s nephew, shocking revelations surface, and threaten to destroy their new found happiness. Set in the East End of London at the dawn of World War II, Lizzie’s Secret is about how ordinary people learn to survive – and triumph – through hardship and tragedy.
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The Liverpool Girls

A heartbreaking family saga with a tragic romance

Author: Pam Howes

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786813386

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

View: 9103

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The Foyles Bookshop Girls

Author: Elaine Roberts

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 1788544854

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 365

'A delightful story of friendship, love and hope' Elaine Everest London, 1914: one ordinary day, three girls arrive for work at London’s renowned Foyles bookshop. But when war with Germany is declared their lives will never be the same again... Alice has always been the 'sensible' one in her family – especially in comparison with her suffrage-supporting sister! But decidedly against her father's wishes, she accepts a job at Foyles Bookshop; and for bookworm Alice it's a dream come true. But with the country at war, Alice's happy world is shattered in an instant. Determined to do what she can, Alice works in the bookshop by day, and risks her own life driving an ambulance around bomb-ravaged London by night. But however busy she keeps herself, she can't help but think of the constant danger those she loves are facing on the frontline... Alice, Victoria and Molly couldn't be more different and yet they share a friendship that stems back to their childhood – a friendship that provides everyday solace from the tribulations and heartbreak of war. Perfect for fans of Elaine Everest, Daisy Styles and Rosie Hendry. Look out for the next book in the series, The Foyles Bookshop Girls at War.
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Lizzie's War

A heartbreaking, gritty family saga

Author: Rosie Clarke

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 1784977160

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF LIZZIE'S SECRET. LONDON 1940. A gritty, heart-warming and wholesome drama about surviving against the odds. Perfect for fans of Katie Flynn and Nadine Dorries. Against the devastating Blitz of London, normal life must continue for Lizzie Larch. With Sebastian returning to war, Lizzie must make a success of her business in order to survive and care for herself and her young child. Silently from the shadows, her secret enemy watches and waits, threatening to ruin Lizzie and everything she holds close. Battling against shortages, her hats become more popular, but what of the man she loves? Will he ever return? What Lizzie knows now is that success can mean nothing without love. What readers are saying about LIZZIE'S WAR: 'The BEST BOOK I have read in a long time' 'What a FABULOUS story' 'The emotions of LOVE, LOSS AND FEAR were all superbly portrayed and the characters so real.' 'Another GREAT READ from Rosie Clarke. 'Amazing book COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN' 'I absolutely LOVED this book' Loved this book? Rosie Clarke's next novel, JESSIE'S PROMISE, is avaliable now. Search: 9781784977177.
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Jessie's Promise

A heartwarming and gritty family saga

Author: Rosie Clarke

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 1784977179

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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From the bestselling author of LIZZIE'S SECRET and LIZZIE'S WAR, a story about a resilient, strong woman surviving adversity post World War 1. DEVON 1918. When Jessie Hale loses her nursing job at the end of the First World War, she leaves London to become the nurse maid to the Kendle family in Devon. On arrival she finds the family in disarray. Captain Kendle is a loving father but is traumatised by the war and kept at arm's length by his frosty wife. When their elderly Nanny suffers a bad fall, Jessie has to try to bring the household together. Gradually Jessie finds her place in their lives, becoming devoted to Captain Kendle's lively son Jack, his lovely, but quiet daughter Catherine, as well his invalid Mother. Jessie soon starts to love her life at Kendlebury Hall, but problems arise when her feelings for her employer start to change... What people are saying about JESSIE'S PROMISE: 'A beautiful story very well written' 'I quickly got drawn into this book, the description made me realise how tough life in service was' 'Jessie's Promise is a book that HAS to be devoured this year'
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Velvet Angel

Author: Jude Deveraux

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743459334

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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She came to him as a precious gift, a naked angel rolled in a rug. Once he gazed into her green eyes, saw her tangle of honey blonde hair, he was undone with passion. Elizabeth would never surrender. He was a hated Montgomery -- she was a Chatworth -- and the blood war between their families raged on, a wildfire of rape, murder, and betrayal. Elizabeth vowed to fight the handsome lord, to resist the burning desire in his eyes -- no matter how great the temptation.
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I Would Not Step Back...

Author: Hilary Pedersen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780473410452

Category: Air pilots, Military

Page: 307

View: 2293

Phil Lamason isne of New Zealand’s greatest yet lesser known World War II heroes. His war-time story of leadership and courage endures as an inspirational, timeless and empowering model for people of all ages.
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