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Category: FAMILY SAGAS

FAMILY SAGAS

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  • LIKE A HOUSE ON FIRE

    I loved The Adults ! Funny, dry and beautifully observed ‘ Gill Sims

    George and Stella’s marriage is over. They can’t decide exactly when that happened (Was it the coke can? Or that comment about Jurassic Park?), but they both agree that it has.

    A couple of months after the separation, Stella’s mother, Margaret “The Force of Nature” Foy sends out invites for her murder mystery anniversary party – with George on the invite list. Stella hasn’t told her parents about the divorce, she couldn’t bring herself to. And with her father’s business shutting down, Margaret’s recent cancer diagnosis, and some very odd behaviour from her older sister Helen, now is clearly not a good time.

    All they have to do is make it through the day without their secret being discovered. And in doing so, they may find each other again – or see their past and future both go up in flames…

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  • HOME FRONT GIRLS

    Three girls all turn up for work the day war is declared…

    Dotty has never known a life outside of the orphanage where she grew up let alone love. Lucy is the sole carer of her little sister now that her brother has gone to war. Annabelle has led a life of privilege but everyone has to pinch the pennies at the moment.

    Adjusting to life on the shop-floor at Coventry’s only department store is hard enough but then the bombs begin to fall… As the devastating effects of war come to bear on the three women their bond deepens. One thing’s for certain the girls are going to need each other.

    Praise for Rosie Goodwin:

    ‘Goodwin excels in writing about relationships the hardships of life the ties of family and the joys of love and friendship.’ Lancashire Evening Post

    ‘Rosie is a talented storyteller.’ Dee Williams

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  • HALFPENNY DREAMS

    Previously published as Sisters of Fortune.

    Sophie and Rosa Moran are born into a working-class family struggling to rise above poverty. Their father is a lowly employee at Thackreys’ Bank, a powerful family-run concern. Sophie and her sister first come into contact with the Thackrey family – especially young Lydia – as children through their father’s job. In spite of the social differences between them, they form an enduring friendship.

    Years later, their paths cross again when Barney Moran is sacked from the bank, and the girls beg Mr Thackrey for help. Swept up in a dramatic chain of events, the lives of the two families are changed forever . . .

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  • DILLY'S SACRIFICE

    A desperate act to save her family . . .

    Dilly is devastated: with her husband unable to work and four children already at home, they cannot afford to feed their new-born baby. Heartbroken, she heads into the night to deliver her baby girl to the Farthing family at the big house. Having just lost their own daughter to measles, the Farthings adopt the baby and offer Dilly a lifeline: a job as a maid.

    This act of desperation will change the lives of both families irrevocably and the onset of WWI even more so. Sons are taken, love is declared, hearts are broken and terrible acts are committed. Through it all, Dilly does everything she can to preserve her family. But when the chance for true love finally comes, will she choose family over her own happiness?

    A moving and uplifting story of family, loyalty and love, from much-loved author Rosie Goodwin.

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  • WARTIME GIRLS

    Set in Liverpool during the Depression and the Blitz of the Second World War Anne Baker’s dramatic saga brings a close-knit community vividly to life.It is the day of the Grand National 1933 when Susie Ingram’s fiance Danny is killed in a tragic accident. In a cruel twist of Fate Susie discovers she is carrying Danny’s child and shunned by his parents she turns to her mother for support. Louise Ingram widowed during the First World War knows how hard it is to bring up a family alone but with the help of her eldest daughter Martha who lives next door they manage to survive. When little Rosie is born there is no doubt that she is Danny’s daughter but it is destined to take many more years of heartache before the two families are united again…

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  • FIRES OF EVENING

    Josh and Miriam Retallick and their grandson Ben seem almost part of the wild and rugged Cornish landscape of 1913. Yet a revolutionary spirit of change is sweeping across the country – and the whole of Europe – with terrifying haste.

    Even before the outbreak of the Great War, with strike action compromising his position in the community and threatening the future of the China clay industry, Ben is unsettled by the presence of his cousin Emma Cotton. Inspired by the blossoming suffragette movement, it is a cause which takes her to London and a meeting with ardent campaigner Tessa Wren. As Emma and Tessa are plunged into the turmoil of driving ambulances to the front line in France, Ben’s wife, Lily, resigned to dying in a Swiss clinic, pushes her husband towards this courageous new woman . . .>

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  • DILLY'S HOPE

    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?

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  • DILLY'S SACRIFICE

    A desperate act to save her family . . .

    Dilly is devastated: with her husband unable to work and four children already at home they cannot afford to feed their new-born baby. Heartbroken she heads into the night to deliver her baby girl to the Farthing family at the big house. Having just lost their own daughter to measles the Farthings adopt the baby and offer Dilly a lifeline: a job as a maid.

    This act of desperation will change the lives of both families irrevocably – and the onset of WWI even more so. Sons are taken love is declared hearts are broken and terrible acts are committed. Through it all Dilly does everything she can to preserve her family. But when the chance for true love finally comes will she choose family over her own happiness?

    A moving and uplifting story of family loyalty and love from much-loved author Rosie Goodwin.

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  • A DAUGHTER'S LOVE

    Duty
    Nell Goodman is a good daughter. Her job in the local brewery is the only thing keeping her and her mother afloat. But with her mother becoming increasingly eccentric and requiring more and more attention, Nell is starting to feel the burden of her responsibilities.

    Dreams
    When Nell goes to George Wilmot, the brewery’s owner, for help he offers her a job as a live-in servant at Wilmot Grange. And then she begins to grow closer to Devlin, George’s son, and it looks like Nell’s luck is finally changing.

    Despair
    An unwelcome discovery and a tragedy mean that things suddenly change. Devlin pulls away from Nell, her mother’s behaviour is becoming worse, and there are secrets around every corner. Somehow Nell is at the heart of all the drama and yet she has no idea of the part she is supposed to play . . .

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  • HOME FRONT GIRLS

    Dotty Lucy and Annabelle all turn up for work at Coventry’s department store Owen Owens at the time war is declared.

    Dotty has never known a life outside of the orphanage where she grew up. Lucy is the sole carer of her little sister; she’s head of the home now that her brother has gone to war. So she seeks out a job at Owen Owens. Annabelle has led a life of privilege but everyone’s having to pinch the pennies at the moment. The well-off are no exception much to Annabelle’s annoyance.

    The three young women are brought together on their first day at Owen Owens. As the trials and devastating effects of war come to bear on the three women their bond deepens. With disaster at every turn they’re going to need each other…

    Praise for Rosie Goodwin:

    ‘Goodwin is a master of her craft: she excels in writing about the complexity of relationships the hardships of life the ties of family and the joys of love and friendship.’ Lancashire Evening Post

    ‘Rosie is a talented storyteller.’ Dee Williams

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  • JUST ONE MORE DAY

    When Britain declares war on Germany in 1939, Carolyn Maddison is still a schoolgirl. Her elder brother Alastair wastes no time in joining the RAF as a flying officer, and Carolyn decides that when she is eighteen she will follow him into the service by joining the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force. While reporting to the Air Ministry in London she meets a good-looking, charismatic pilot, Charlie Wade, currently employed in propaganda work. He believes that with her calm demeanor and resilience, Carolyn should work as an Intelligence officer, and suggests she serve on an active bombing station. At her side throughout the courses and postings that follow is Lucy Gaston, naturally quick-witted and sparky, a perfect foil for her friend. The young WAAFs both obtain prestigious postings in 5 Group Bomber Command, where they perform the vital tasks of briefing and debriefing aircrew returning from operations over Germany. Lucy, an incorrigible optimist, falls head over heels for a member of a Lancaster bomber crew while Carolyn resists her feelings for its dashing pilot. She decides it’s not worth the risk of loving a man in wartime. . . only to wonder if she has done the right thing when a new WAAF on the station sets her cap at him. For Lucy and Carolyn, life on a WWII bombing station brings drama, heartbreak and suspense in this touching love story.

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