London Belles


Author: Annie Groves
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007384564
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
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London Belles is a tale of four very different young women thrown together by war. Finding freedom and independence – as well as love, passion and heartbreak – for the very first time, a unique bond is formed as the hostilities take their toll on Britain.

Christmas on the Mersey


Author: Annie Groves
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007550839
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
View: 701

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An emotional and compelling wartime drama from the author of Only a Mother Knows and A Christmas Promise. Perfect for fans of Katie Flynn.

Across the Mersey


Author: Annie Groves
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007283733
Category: Fiction
Page: 512
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From the author of ‘The Grafton Girls’ comes the story of one Liverpool family preparing for the onslaught of World War Two, while trying not to fight among themselves.

My Sweet Valentine


Author: Annie Groves
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007419406
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
View: 8849

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An emotional portrayal of the lives of four women as Valentine’s day approaches, in 1941 wartime London

A Christmas Promise


Author: Annie Groves
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007464282
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
View: 7872

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

The Mersey Daughter


Author: Annie Groves
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780007550845
Category:
Page: 416
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The brand new Wartime drama novel from bestselling author Annie Groves, perfect for fans of Christmas on the Mersey and Child of the Mersey. Rita Kennedy has finally seen through her good-for-nothing husband, Charlie. Now he's gone AWOL with his fancy woman and left her at the mercy of the local gossips. Her future is full of uncertainty and the only thing that keeps her going is knowing that her children are safe from the Luftwaffe - and the letters that she receives from Jack Callaghan, her childhood sweetheart - but a life together can is just a distant fantasy. Meanwhile, Kitty Callaghan has joined the WRENS and it's opened up a whole new world. But despite finding romance with a handsome doctor, she still can't forget Frank Feeny, the brave officer from Empire Street who still inhabits her dreams. As the bombs rain down on Liverpool, Rita and Kitty must face heartache and sorrow as they pray for the sun to shine on the Mersey once again.

The Liverpool Rose

A Liverpool Family Saga
Author: Katie Flynn
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446427595
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
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Liverpool, 1923 Lizzie is an orphan living with her Aunt Annie, Uncle Perce and two boy cousins in Cranberry Court, within a stone's throw of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. Lizzie loves her aunt but is hated by her uncle and escapes whenever she can. She makes friends with Geoff Gardiner, another orphan, and is teaching him to swim in the Scaldy when Clem Gilligan rescues the pair of them from drowning. Clem works on the Canal boat, The Liverpool Rose, with Jake Pridmore and his wife, plying between the great cities of Leeds and Liverpool. But Lizzie's situation at home starts to worsen as her uncle grows surlier and more violent. Eventually the worst happens and Lizzie is forced to flee from the Court or risk serious injury, perhaps even death. Her first instinct is to make for the canal, but finding Clem is not so easy . . .

A Shilling for a Wife


Author: Emma Hornby
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473541689
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
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The bestselling debut saga novel of 2017. Powerful, absorbing storytelling that fans of sagas by Dilly Court, Rosie Goodwin and Maggie Hope will adore. +++++ Sally Swann thought life couldn't get much worse. Then a single coin changed hands. A dismal cottage in the heart of Bolton, Lancashire, has been Sally’s prison since Joseph Goden 'bought' her from the workhouse as his wife. A drunkard and bully, Joseph rules her with a rod of iron, using fists and threats to keep her in check. When Sally gives birth, however, she knows she must do anything to save her child from her husband's clutches. She manages to escape, and taking her baby, flees for the belching chimneys of Manchester, in search of her only relative. But with the threat of discovery by Joseph, who will stop at nothing to find her, Sally must fight with every ounce of strength she has to protect herself and her son, and finally be with the man who truly loves her. For a fresh start does not come without a price . . .

Child of the Mersey


Author: Annie Groves
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007550812
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
View: 7118

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A brand new series from the bestselling author of A Christmas Promise. Perfect for fans of Katie Flynn.

A Christmas Candle


Author: Katie Flynn
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473537274
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
View: 1707

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******* Light up your life this Christmas with the BRAND NEW NOVEL from SUNDAY TIMES Number One Bestselling author KATIE FLYNN. 'One of the country's most popular storytellers' Scottish Daily Record ******** Will she find love in her wartime home? 1939. All over Britain children are being evacuated. Eve Armstrong and her little brother are headed for Devon, where the Armstrong parents will do their bit in nearby Plymouth. Pulling out of London Eve takes a last look at the crowded platform, the shabbily dressed evacuees, and a rude little boy sticking his tongue out. She’s looking forward to a change of scene. And at first, surrounded by countryside, animals and new pals, Eve is happier than ever at Drake’s Farm. Not even her daily chores dampen her spirits. It’s a different world that invites fresh starts, and so when Eve runs into the boy from the station, Johnny Durrell, they call a truce and soon become firm friends. At first the war seems a distant reality, but when new evacuee Connie Hale arrives from Liverpool every day becomes a battle. Connie is lazy, stuck up and spiteful – and Johnny’s new best friend. As the conflict grows and Eve with it, will she fight for Johnny or concede defeat? Praise for Katie Flynn: 'A poignant war-time romance' Daily Express ‘A heartwarming story of love and loss’ Woman's Weekly ‘One of the best Liverpool writers’ Liverpool Echo 'If you pick up a Katie Flynn book it's going to be a wrench to put it down again' Holyhead and Anglesey Mail

A Summer Promise


Author: Katie Flynn
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448185696
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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From the bestselling author Katie Flynn. Growing up in the Yorkshire Dales, Maddy Hebditch can't imagine the changes that war will bring when she joins the ATS. 1938: Maddy Hebditch has been living in poverty with her cantankerous grandmother since she was orphaned when she was just five, and it’s a constant struggle to stay out of the workhouse. However, though life is hard, Maddy has her friends Alice, Marigold and Tom to help her. Together the four spend their summers exploring the Dales and making plans for the future. Until war breaks out and everything changes. As the four go their separate ways, Maddy joins the ATS, where she is recruited for one of the most dangerous jobs a woman could do in wartime: the Ack Ack sites. All four face dangers as the war worsens, but when Tom is terribly injured, Maddy’s world falls apart...

Never Too Old for Love

A contemporary family saga
Author: Rosie Harris
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 1780109563
Category: Fiction
Page: 240
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It’s never too late to fall in love ... Now in her seventies and widowed for the past three years, Mary Wilson never expected to find love again. But when a kindly stranger helps her home with her shopping and she invites him in for a cup of tea, it marks the start of a slow-burning friendship. Mary’s affection for Bill grows steadily, despite his failing health and repeated attempts to interfere by her scheming daughter-in-law. But despite her growing feelings for Bill, Mary finds it hard to adjust to sharing her life with someone again and is reluctant to take the relationship further. It’s only when tragedy strikes Mary’s family, that she realizes how much Bill has come to mean to her and how she needs him now as never before. But has she left it all too late ... ?

The Lost Days of Summer


Author: Katie Flynn
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409038513
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
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Nell Whitaker is fifteen when war breaks out and, despite her protests, her mother sends her to live with her Auntie Kath on a remote farm in Anglesey. Life on the farm is hard, and Nell is lonely after living in the busy heart of Liverpool all her life. Only her friendship with young farm hand Bryn makes life bearable. But when he leaves to join the merchant navy, Nell is alone again, with only the promise of his return to keep her spirits up. But Bryn's ship is sunk, and Bryn is reported drowned, leaving Nell heartbroken. Determined to bury her grief in hard work, Nell finds herself growing closer to Auntie Kath, whose harsh attitude hides a kind heart. Despite their new closeness, however, she dare not question her aunt about the mysterious photograph of a young soldier she discovers in the attic. As time passes, the women learn to help each other through the rigours of war. And when Nell meets Bryn's friend Hywel, she begins to believe that she, too, may find love...

The Heart of the Family


Author: Annie Groves
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007322690
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
View: 5361

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The much-loved author of ACROSS THE MERSEY tells of Liverpool under bombardment as never before – but the Campion family refuses to give in.

The Mersey Daughter


Author: Annie Groves
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780750545273
Category: Friendship
Page: 396
View: 4227

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When her good-for-nothing husband runs off with his fancy woman, Rita Kennedy is left at the mercy of Empire Street's gossips. The one thing that keeps her going is knowing her children are safely evacuated - that and the loving letters she receives from Jack Callaghan, her childhood sweetheart, but a life together is an impossible dream. Her friend, the shy Kitty Callaghan, has plucked up the courage to do her bit and joining the Wrens has opened up an exciting new world. But despite finding romance with a handsome doctor, she can't forget Frank Feeny, the brave officer who still inhabits her dreams...

When Christmas Bells Ring


Author: Katie Flynn
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 144818570X
Category: Fiction
Page: 464
View: 5158

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The new Christmas bestseller from Katie Flynn; the UK's bestselling saga author Liverpool 1938 It’s Christmas in the Courts, and single mother Rosheen Clarke and her mischievous twin daughters April and May have no idea of the cataclysmic events which will soon overtake them. When war is declared, April and May are evacuated to the countryside and Rosheen joins the WAAF where she befriends fellow Liverpudlian Cassie Valentine. While Rosheen worries about what trouble the twins will cause next, Cassie is fighting her love for her childhood friend Andy. Because ever since he joined the RAF, he has become arrogant and remote. Will he change back to the old Andy when it’s all over? Or will their love be another casualty of war? Cassie and Rosheen support each other as best they can, but it will be many years before the Christmas bells ring out again.

From Liverpool With Love


Author: Lyn Andrews
Publisher: Headline
ISBN: 0755399749
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
View: 8736

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Lyn Andrews' Sunday Times bestseller FROM LIVERPOOL WITH LOVE is a nostalgic and dramatic saga perfect for readers of Dilly Court and Katie Flynn In 1920s Liverpool, Jane, her little brother Alfie and their mother Ellen have faced the horrors of the workhouse together. But when Ellen dies, two very different paths open up for the siblings. Jane is sent to work in the Empire Laundry and builds a new life for herself with the neighbours who take her in. She finds solace there and the promise of a happy future when she falls for Joe, their eldest son. But Alfie absconds from the workhouse and embarks on a life of crime. When their paths cross once more, Alfie turns on his sister. His plans will jeopardise every happiness she hoped for...