Beyond the Sunset

A powerfully evocative Victorian saga of love and hope

Author: Margaret Thornton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472205243

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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After tragedy, her life takes an unexpected turn. Can she ever hope for happiness? In Beyond the Sunset, Margaret Thornton writes a delightful historical saga set in Victorian Blackpool. Perfect for fans Sheila Newberry and Margaret Dickinson. 'This flowing novel by a Blackpool-born author interlaces cruelty and great passion in the story of a gipsy's curse' - Coventy Evening Telegraph Before Molly Rimmer loses her parents in 1897, her future had seemed full of promise. Through her dream to own a shop in exclusive Jubilee Terrace in Blackpool and her budding relationship with charming gentleman, Joss, Molly hoped to raise herself above the poverty she was born into. But now Molly must take responsibility for her siblings and leave her ambitions, and, Joss, behind. She marries Hector Stubbins, leading light of the local Methodist church, searching for love and security. But Hector is not the man he first appears to be. Will Molly ever be able to find the happiness that once seemed to be within her grasp? What readers are saying about Margaret Thornton: '[Margaret Thornton is] one of those writers with a sure skill in creating characters who become real to the reader. Indeed, so much so that they seem to leap out of the pages and make the story of which they're a part even more compelling' 'Margaret Thornton is a brilliant storyteller. Her books draw you in, so you feel you know the characters. Hard to put down' 'Five stars'
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The Dark Regent

A Dark Victorian Romance

Author: Catherine Lloyd

Publisher: Writewood Creations

ISBN: 1988003520

Category: Fiction

Page: 148

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A forbidden fire more powerful than either of them. Fawn Heathcote has resisted the advances of her aunt's rakish half-brother for as long as she dared. From the moment he moved into the London mansion, Captain Crispin Wolfe pursued her relentlessly. Dependent on her aunt's charity, the eighteen-year-old orphan steadfastly refused to succumb to his debatable charms. Then one night, Wolfe taps on her bedchamber door to deliver a devastating message. With her security in peril, Fawn realizes that only her tormentor can save her. Under Crispin's protection, Fawn’s resistance to his seduction gradually breaks down. She soon discovers her captor has a loving side ... and a lethal one. The Dark Regent is the second title in Catherine Lloyd’s My Guilty Pleasure Series, standalone historical romances of emotionally-charged forbidden love. The novel contains scenes, language and themes intended for a mature audience. Sensitive readers are strongly cautioned.
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The Blackwater Saga

A Victorian Riverside Romance

Author: Ian Yearsley

Publisher: Paragon Publishing

ISBN: 1782222944

Category: Fiction

Page: 106

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In late-19th-century coastal Essex physician-turned-novelist Dr. Richard Wilde is taking a holiday in the country to escape the pressures of London life. A fortuitous accident leads to him meeting a beautiful 18-year-old local girl, Bessie Cable, with whom he keenly pursues a platonic relationship as he sees in her the model for the heroine of his next novel. Bessie’s long-time love, the ignorant farmhand Tom Spiggins, does not, however, take kindly to the doctor’s interest in his girl. As jealousy takes hold of Tom and old passions reawaken some lost threads of his family history, the potential for conflict between Tom and the doctor begins to loom large.  Inspired by the Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould’s classic Essex marshland novel Mehalah, The Blackwater Saga is written in the traditional romantic style of Victorian novels. Its author, Ian Yearsley, draws heavily on his background as an Essex historian to set the action in the fictional village of Loriston, on the north shore of the River Blackwater between Maldon and Tollesbury, where the atmosphere and the story of a classic love triangle both come alive through the gentle geography of a rural riverside village.
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The Forsyte Saga 6: Swan Song

Author: John Galsworthy

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755387783

Category: Fiction

Page: 321

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Jon Forsyte is back. After years living in America with his mother Irene, he is excited to be home and can't wait to show off his roots to his new bride. When Fleur Forsyte, now Fleur Mont, his first love, hears of his arrival, she doesn't know what to feel. She's married too, though, with a little boy so there's no reason why they all can't meet as friends. But feelings so strong are not easily contained. And when their passion is rekindled, no one can halt the devastating events that follow - the secret culmination of an old, old story...
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Alice in Shandehland

Scandal and Scorn in the Edelson/Horwitz Murder Case

Author: Monda Halpern

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773583408

Category: Social Science

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By 1931, Ben and Alice Edelson had been married for two decades and had seven children, but for years Alice had been having an affair with the married Jack Horwitz. On the night of 24 November, Ben, Alice, and Jack met at Edelson Jewellers to "settle the thing." Words flew, a brawl erupted, and Jack was shot and killed. The tragedy marked the start of a sensational legal case that captured Ottawa headlines, with the prominent jeweller facing the gallows. Through a detailed examination of newspaper coverage, interviews with family and community members, and evocative archival photographs, Monda Halpern's Alice in Shandehland reconstructs a long-silenced murder case in Depression-era Canada. Halpern contends that despite his crime, Ben Edelson was the object of far less contempt than his adulterous wife whose shandeh - Yiddish for shame or disgrace - seemed indefensible. While Alice endured the censure of both the Jewish community and the courtroom, Ben’s middle-class respectability and the betrayal he suffered earned him favoured standing and, ultimately, legal exoneration. Revealing the tensions around ethnicity, sexuality, gender, and class, Alice in Shandehland explores the divergent reputations of Ben and Alice Edelson within a growing but insular and tenuous Jewish community, and within a dominant culture that embraced male success and valour during the emasculating 1930s.
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The Woman Who Drew Buildings

A moving saga of secrets, family and love

Author: Wendy Robertson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755393716

Category: Fiction

Page: 286

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How well do we really know the ones we love? Wendy Robertson's The Woman Who Drew Buildings is a powerful portrayal of the unbreakable bond between a mother and her son. Perfect for fans of Josephine Cox and Rosie Goodwin. As Adam Matheve walks towards his mother's house, to see her for the first time in two years, he has just one hope - to forge the bond with her for which he's always yearned. Enigmatic Marie Matheve has spent her life indulging her passion for drawing buildings. Now, after a dangerous fall, she lies unconscious, her life slipping away. All Adam can do is wait in desperate hope for her recovery. But as time passes Adam begins to unravel the mystery of his mother's past and discovers how little he really knows about the woman who raised him... What readers are saying about Wendy Robertson: 'The gift of a true writer is in the telling of stories and characters that stay with you long after you close the book - and Wendy Robertson is one of those writers' 'A skilful, imaginative novelist' 'Five stars'
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