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

View: 9951

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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The Girls of Mulberry Lane

Author: Rosie Clarke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781788540995

Category: East End (London, England)

Page: 352

View: 6823

1938, Mulberry Lane, London. War is looming, but on Mulberry Lane there are different battles being fought... 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?
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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

View: 2050

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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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

View: 4747

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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New Arrivals at Mulberry Lane

Full of family, friends and foes!

Author: Rosie Clarke

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 1786692996

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 358

1943, Mulberry Lane, London. In the midst of another bleak winter, life is hard for the residents of The Lane. When Rose Merchant arrives at Mulberry Lane, she is carrying a secret that haunts her. How can she tell her landlady and the Lanes' matriarch Peggy Ashley that she is the daughter of a murderer? As Rose learns that she is amongst friends she gradually learns to trust and even to love. But when Peggy's estranged husband Laurie returns home for good, both Rose and Peggy's lives are once again turned upside down. Can they both find their way through the heartache to find happiness?
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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

View: 1417

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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The Candle Factory Girl

A gritty story of deceit and betrayal...

Author: Tania Crosse

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 1786694972

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 9582

1930's London - A backstreet saga full of hopes, dreams and the fight for survival. Perfect for the fans of Rosie Clarke and Lindsey Hutchinson. Work at Price's Candle Factory in Battersea is tedious for intelligent, seventeen-year-old Hillie Hardwick, but she knows she is lucky to have a job at all. Her home life is no better, as she constantly battles with her exacting and bullying father in order to protect her mother and five younger siblings from his abuse. Her only solace is her loving relationship with the chaotic Parker family and her best friend, Gert Parker. When matters violently escalate for Hillie, smitten Jack-the-Lad Jimmy Baxter seems her only salvation. But could this be the biggest mistake of her life, and should she be looking for protection nearer home? A story that crackles with unease where courage and friendship are the only hope.
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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

View: 1121

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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The Foyles Bookshop Girls

Author: Elaine Roberts

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 1788544854

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 457

'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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Emma's Duty

(Emma Trilogy 3)

Author: Rosie Clarke

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448177146

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 426

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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The Liar

A gripping story of dangerous obsession

Author: Jennifer Wells

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 1786691078

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 7166

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 Downstairs Maid

Author: Rosie Clarke

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448177111

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 3292

She is a servant girl... When her father becomes ill, Emily Carter finds herself sent into service at Priorsfield Manor in order to provide the family with an income. He will be the Lord of the Manor... Emily strikes up an unlikely friendship with the daughters of the house, as well as Nicolas, son of the Earl. But as the threat of war comes ever closer, she becomes even more aware of the vast differences between upstairs and downstairs, servant and master... If you like Downton Abbey you’ll love this!
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The Factory Girls of Lark Lane: A Heartbreaking Wartime Family Saga

Author: Pam Howes

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 9781786814692

Category: Fiction

Page: 262

View: 3622

The struggles of war will build the strongest of friendships... 1940, Liverpool: Best friends Alice Turner and Millie Markham work for the war effort at Rootes munitions factory, making shell caps and Halifax bombers. Alice's sweetheart Terry is home from the front for a brief period of leave, and the women are excitedly planning a whirlwind wedding. But the honeymoon is soon over, and the ever-present air raid sirens quickly bring Alice back down to earth. When a terrible explosion at the factory leads to a tragic death, and a loved one is announced missing in action, it's only their friendship and the support of the other factory girls which help to keep Alice and Millie's spirits up. As the war stretches on with no sign of an ending, can Alice and Millie help one another make it through - and find happiness even in the darkest of times? The Factory Girls of Lark Lane is a heart-wrenching family saga about women in World War 2, the strength of friendship, and hope. If you're a fan of Nadine Dorries, Diney Costeloe and Kitty Neale, you'll love Pam Howes! What readers are saying about Pam Howes: 'Absolutely brilliant... I would give it more than 5 stars if I could.' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'What a brilliant read!... Alice is such a great, well written character.' Booking Good Read, 5 stars 'An emotive and gripping read... I literally could not put it down... Highly recommended.' By the Letter Book Reviews, 5 stars 'Beautifully written... An unputdownable story that I devoured and didn't want to end.' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'A new favourite saga writer to add to my list.' Bookworms & Shutterbugs 'One of the best family sagas I've read... A wonderful, emotional roller coaster of a read, highly recommended... tissues are essential!' Brook Cottage Books 'Just fantastic. Being a big fan of family sagas, this book didn't disappoint, it had it all. Love, heartbreak, obsession, loss and hope. Fantastic real characters that made me feel for each one of them.' Goodreads Reviewer 'I've read heaps of saga books in the last few years... this series really stands out from all the rest... I enjoyed every bit of this emotional, honest, gritty, raw and endearing story.' Shaz's Book Blog 'Pam Howes has a fantastic knack of bringing her characters to life... This book was one I just didn't want to put down until I'd finished it.' Goodreads reviewer
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A Christmas Promise

Author: Annie Groves

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007464282

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 3482

An emotional and heart-warming portrayal of the lives of four women living in wartime London.
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The Little Leftover Witch

Author: Florence Laughlin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442486724

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

View: 1251

Stranded for a year on the ground after a crash landing with her broom, a little witch is taken in by the Doon family, a situation that brings about compromises on both sides, many happy times and ultimately a big change for the little witch. Simultaneous.
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All She Ever Wanted

Author: Rosalind Noonan

Publisher: Kensington Books

ISBN: 075828621X

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 381

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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Heartaches and Christmas Cakes

A wartime family saga perfect for cold winter nights

Author: Amy Miller

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786812355

Category: Fiction

Page: 248

View: 5714

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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

View: 3530

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ULYSSES (Modern Classics Series)

Author: James Joyce

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8026849841

Category: Fiction

Page: 900

View: 7541

This carefully crafted ebook: “ULYSSES (Modern Classics Series)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Ulysses is a modernist novel by Irish writer James Joyce. It is considered to be one of the most important works of modernist literature, and has been called "a demonstration and summation of the entire movement". Ulysses chronicles the peripatetic appointments and encounters of Leopold Bloom in Dublin in the course of an ordinary day, 16 June 1904. Ulysses is the Latinised name of Odysseus, the hero of Homer's epic poem Odyssey, and the novel establishes a series of parallels between its characters and events and those of the poem (the correspondence of Leopold Bloom to Odysseus, Molly Bloom to Penelope, and Stephen Dedalus to Telemachus). Joyce divided Ulysses into 18 chapters or "episodes". At first glance much of the book may appear unstructured and chaotic; Joyce once said that he had "put in so many enigmas and puzzles that it will keep the professors busy for centuries arguing over what I meant", which would earn the novel "immortality". James Joyce (1882-1941) was an Irish novelist and poet, considered to be one of the most influential writers in the modernist avant-garde of the early 20th century. Joyce is best known for Ulysses, the short-story collection Dubliners, and the novels A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Finnegans Wake.
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