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Christine Lee, Santa Montefiore, Adele Parks - you'll find them all and much more in our extensive range of saga books. From heat-warming romance to poignant portrayals of war, you're sure to find a book you won't be able to put down.

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    M.C. Beaton: The Six Sisters Collection - 6 Books

    MC Beaton

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    This collection brings together six stories about six sisters, all written by Book People favourite M.C. Beaton.

    Regency romance from a bygone era, these stories are very funny and are sure to appeal to the Agatha Raisin author's fans - although they are much lighter and very different to her crime writing.

    When Charles Armitage announces that his eldest daughter Minerva is to have her coming-out in London, the news is not well received by the rest of the family; Mrs Armitage has one of her turns and Minerva's sisters all start to cry.

    As well as Minerva, this collection gives all the sisters a chance to shine - Annabelle passionately falls for Minerva's intended, Lord Sylvester; Deidre wants to marry for love and nothing else; Diana loves to hunt while dressed as a man; and Frederica runs away from home when she has to follow her sisters in marrying magnificently.
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  • A Christmas Gift

    Katie Flynn

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    Cosy up with the gorgeous novel from Sunday Times Number One Bestselling author, Katie Flynn Liverpool, 1939: Sixteen-year-old Lizzy Atherton is forced to flee her violent step-father in the middle of the night, and finds herself stranded on a station platform completely alone. Desperate to know what has become of her beloved mother, who she had no choice but to leave behind, Lizzy returns the next day only to find her home deserted. Devastated, Lizzy joins forces with her old school friend Dolly and Clara, an escaped evacuee, and vows to find her mother whatever it takes. But the war rages on and demands on the home front take Lizzy's life in a host of unexpected directions, and hopes of finding her mother gradually start to fade. If Lizzy can muster the strength to keep searching, she might just get her Christmas wish after all. Praise for Katie Flynn 'One of the country's most popular storytellers' Scottish Daily Record '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
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  • The Christmas Wedding

    Dilly Court

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    The first book in the dramatic new saga from the Sunday Times bestselling author Holding the letter in trembling hands, Daisy's future crumbled before her - the words engraved on her heart forever. The village of Little Creek, the long winter of 1867 The first flakes of snow are falling when Daisy Marshall, secretly engaged to her master's son, finds herself jilted at the altar. Heartbroken, Daisy flees to the small village of Little Creek, nestled on the coast of Essex. There she is warmly welcomed - but the village is poverty-stricken, suffering under a cruel Lord of the manor. And when cholera hits, the villagers are truly in dire straits. Determined to help, Daisy makes new friends in earnest doctor Nicholas and dashing smuggler Jay - but also dangerous new enemies, who threaten to destroy everything she's built. Can Daisy save the village and find happiness in time for Christmas?
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  • Ghost Fire

    Wilbur Smith

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    A brand new Courtney Series novel by bestselling author, Wilbur Smith. 1754. Inseparable since birth and growing up in India, Theo and Connie Courtney are torn apart by the tragic death of their parents. Theo, wracked with guilt, seeks salvation in combat and conflict, joining the British in the war against the French and Indian army. Connie, believing herself abandoned by her brother, and abused and brutalised by a series of corrupt guardians, makes her way to France, where she is welcomed into high society. Here, she once again finds herself at the mercy of vicious men, whose appetite for war and glory lead her to the frontlines of the French battlefield in North America. As the siblings find their destinies converging once more, they realise that the vengeance and redemption they both desperately seek could cost them their lives . . . An epic story of tragedy, loss, betrayal and courage that brings the reader deep into the seething heart of the French and Indian War.
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  • The Woolworths Girls

    Elaine Everest

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    Can romance blossom in times of trouble? It's 1938 and as the threat of war hangs over the country, Sarah Caselton is preparing for her new job at Woolworths. Before long, she forms a tight bond with two of her colleagues: the glamorous Maisie and shy Freda. The trio couldn't be more different, but they immediately form a close-knit friendship, sharing their hopes and dreams for the future. Sarah soon falls into the rhythm of her new position, enjoying the social events hosted by Woolies and her blossoming romance with young assistant manager, Alan. But with the threat of war clouding the horizon, the young men and women of Woolworths realize that there are bigger battles ahead. It's a dangerous time for the nation, and an even more perilous time to fall in love ...
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  • King of Kings

    Wilbur Smith

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    An epic story of love, betrayal, courage and war that brings together two of Wilbur Smith's greatest families in this long-awaited sequel to his worldwide bestseller, The Triumph of the Sun. Cairo, 1887. A beautiful September day. Penrod Ballantyne and his fiancee, Amber Benbrook, stroll hand in hand. The future is theirs for the taking. But when Penrod's jealous former lover, Lady Agatha, plants doubt about his character, Amber leaves him and travels to the wilds of Abyssinia with her twin sister, Saffron, and her adventurer husband, Ryder Courtney. On a mission to establish a silver mine, they make the dangerous journey to the new capital of Addis Ababa, where they are welcomed by Menelik, the King of Kings. Back in Cairo, a devastated Penrod seeks oblivion in the city's opium dens. He is rescued by an old friend, who is now in the Italian army, and offered the chance to join the military efforts. Italy has designs on Abyssinia, and there are rumours of a plan to invade . . . With storm clouds gathering, and on opposing sides of the invasion, can Penrod and Amber find their way back to one another - against all the odds?
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  • Christmas with the Shipyard Girls

    Nancy Revell

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    THE SEVENTH NOVEL IN THE BESTSELLING SHIPYARD GIRLS SERIES. `Nancy Revell knows how to stir the passions and soothe the heart!' Northern Echo ____________________________ Sunderland, 1942: Christmas is fast approaching and with it comes a flurry of snow and surprises... Against all odds, Polly's fiance has finally returned home from the front line. If they can keep things on an even keel, she might get the winter wedding she's always dreamed of. Meanwhile shipyard manager Helen is determined to move on after a turbulent year. Her sights are set on breaking the yard's production record and no one, not even the handsome Dr Parker, is going to get in her way. And head welder Rosie's little sister Charlotte has turned up unannounced. Why is she back and so set on staying? Join the shipyard girls as they navigate through life, love and war this Christmas. Praise for the Shipyard Girls series: 'the author is one to watch' Sun `A brilliant read' Take a Break `Well-drawn, believable characters combined with a storyline to keep you turning the pages' Woman
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  • This Was a Man

    Jeffrey Archer

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    This Was a Man is the seventh and final, captivating instalment of the Clifton Chronicles from master storyteller Jeffrey Archer. This Was a Man opens with a shot being fired, but who pulled the trigger, and who lives and who dies? In Whitehall, Giles Barrington discovers the truth about his wife Karin from the Cabinet Secretary. Is she a spy or a pawn in a larger game? Harry Clifton sets out to write his magnum opus, while his wife Emma completes her ten years as Chairman of the Bristol Royal Infirmary, and receives an unexpected call from Margaret Thatcher offering her a job. Sebastian Clifton becomes chairman of Farthings Kaufman bank after Hakim Bishara resigns for personal reasons. Sebastian and his wife Samantha's talented daughter, Jessica, is expelled from the Slade School of Fine Art, but her aunt Grace comes to her rescue. Lady Virginia is about to flee the country to avoid her creditors when the Duchess of Hertford dies, and sees another opportunity to clear her debts and finally trump the Cliftons and the Barringtons. In a devastating twist, tragedy engulfs the Clifton family when one of them receives a shocking diagnosis that will throw all their lives into turmoil.
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  • Christmas at Woolworths

    Elaine Everest

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    1942. All across Britain, people's lives have been altered by the war, and for the girls of Woolworths it's no different. Sarah, Maisie and Freda, brought together by their jobs, now cling to the shop as a refuge. But outside of Woolies, they live in fear of what each day will bring. Alan, Sarah's husband, will soon be called up once more as a member of the Air Force, while Freda's dear brother is in the Navy and fighting his war at sea. Maisie, meanwhile, longs for a child and a settled family life but is determined to do her bit for the war effort. As the year draws to a close, the girls must rely on their friendship more than ever before to navigate the dark days that lie ahead . . . Christmas at Woolworths is the heartfelt sequel to Elaine Everest's bestselling debut The Woolworths Girls.
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  • Wartime at Woolworths

    Elaine Everest

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    Wartime at Woolworths, the third book in Elaine Everest's Woolworths Sisters saga, finds the girls coming a long way as the war enters its fourth year.

    Maisie is devoted to her young family and job but the daughter she had with her RAF officer husband makes her wonder about the family she left behind.

    With families' separated by war, will the Woolworths girls be able to pull together?
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  • The Wartime Midwives

    Daisy Styles

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    The Wartime Waves by Daisy Styles is an emotional saga novel to delight fans of Call the Midwife and Katie Flynn.

    It's set in the Lake District in 1939 and finds the Mother & Baby Home Mary Vale welcoming women from all walks of life. Awaiting them is Nurse Ada and Sister Anne who work tirelessly to aid the mothers and safely deliver the babies. But the unforgiving Matron and Head of Governors, Captain Percival, have other, more sinister, ideas...
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  • The Teashop Girls

    Elaine Everest

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    The Woolworths series author Elaine Everest's The Teashop Girls is a warm and moving tale of friendship and love during the war.

    It is early 1940 and World War Two has already taken a hold on the country. Rose Neville works as a Lyon's Teashop Nippy on the Kent coast alongside her childhood friends, the ambitious Lily and Katie, whose fiance is about to be posted overseas in the navy.

    As war creates havoc in Europe, Rose relies on the close friendship of her friends and her family. When Capt. Benjamin Hargreaves enters the teashop one day, Rose is immediately drawn to him. But is the dashing captain all he seems?
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  • A Nightingale Christmas Promise

    Donna Douglas

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    From the Sunday Times bestselling author, A Nightingale Christmas Promise is a heartwarming historical romance novel set during the First World War.

    East London, 1914. Britain is preparing for war and young men are queuing up across the country to enlist - but the Nightingale Hospital has its own set of recruits...

    Anna happily grew up in Bethnal Green at her parent's bakery, but with the war approaching, her family's German roots will wrench them apart in ways Anna could never have imagined.

    Meanwhile Kate dreams of becoming a doctor like her father, and with female doctors virtually unheard of, it will take courage to face off the prejudice around her.

    Sadie joins the Nightingale Hospital in a bird to escape her mother's interference, but the legacy of her family may not be so easy to get away from...
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  • Heroes on the Home Front

    Annie Clarke

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    The second novel in the wonderfully uplifting Factory Girls series. Perfect for fans of Nancy Revell, Daisy Styles and Donna Douglas. _______________________________________________________ December 1941, North East England: It takes courage to risk your life every day. Despite the recent loss of her father, Sarah is settling well into her new role at the munitions factory. Her blossoming romance with pitman Stan is a welcome distraction from the dangerous working conditions. But a shocking revelation is about to put everything on the line. Meanwhile Fran is desperately missing her sweetheart Davey, who has been conscripted to work at Bletchley Park. Beth is longing for someone too - and it's not her husband on the front line... As the factory girls face hardship on the home front, they will discover that the heroes they need are already by their side.
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  • Heads You Win

    Jeffrey Archer

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    Jeffrey Archer's Heads You Win is a page-turner set in Leningrad in Russia in 1968.

    From an early age it is clear that Alexander Karpenko is destined to lead his countrymen. But when his father is assassinated by the KGB for defying the state, Alexander and his mother will have to escape Russia if they hope to survive...
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  • Change of Season

    Anna Jacobs (Author)

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    Rosalind's husband forces her to move from Australia to England because of his job with a multi-national company. But he's called away to deal with a crisis in Hong Kong and she's left to settle into a new country on her own. One by one, her three grown-up children need help with major life problems and there's only her to help them, because as usual, Paul puts his job first. Then she finds out that her husband's been unfaithful for years, and it's the final blow to their marriage, especially as she's met another man she finds attractive and kind. Her confidence grows as she wins acclaim as an embroidery artist and then she comes into an inheritance. Will her loyalty keep her with her husband, as it has before, or will Paul get more than he'd bargained for with the new, independent Rosalind?
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  • Secrets of the Homefront Girls

    Kate Thompson

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    A new series from bestselling author Kate Thompson. Stratford, 1939. Britain may be at war, but on the home front keeping up morale and keeping up appearances go hand in hand. For the young women working on the lipstick production line at Yardley's cosmetics factory, it's business as usual. Headstrong Renee Gunn is the queen of the lipstick belt - although her cheeky attitude means she's often in trouble. When Esther, an Austrian refugee, arrives at Yardley's, it's Renee who takes her under her wing and teaches her to be a true cockney. But outside of the factory, things are more complicated. Lily, Renee's older sister, has suddenly returned home after six years away, and is hiding a dark secret. Meanwhile Esther is finding life in England more difficult than expected, and it's not long before Renee finds herself in trouble, with nowhere to turn. In the face of the Blitz, the Yardley girls are bound together by friendship and loyalty - but could the secrets they are hiding be the biggest danger of all?
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  • The House Across the Street

    Lesley Pearse

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    Rear Window meets The Girl on the Train in Lesley Pearce's The House Across the Street. It's a psychological thriller that asks what would you do if you lived opposite a murderer?

    It's 1964 and 23-year-old Katy Speed is fascinated by her neighbour Gloria and what happens in her house across the road. She's noticed mysterious women arrive in a black car most Saturdays and then witnesses the house burn to the ground. Katy is horrified when her father is then arrested and charged with murder... She vows to prove his innocence.
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  • Christmas at Liberty's

    Fiona Ford

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    The first novel in the Liberty Girls series will be loved by fans of Elaine Everest, Nancy Revell and Mr Selfridge. September, 1941. Mary arrives in war-torn London nursing a broken heart and a painful secret. When she is offered her dream post as an assistant in the fabric department at Liberty store, she knows this is the fresh start she needs. Amid the store's vibrant prints and sumptuous interiors, Mary finds a new family who can help her to heal. But not everyone will give Mary such a warm welcome, and the trauma of her past will soon catch up with her. As Mary and the Liberty Girls endure the heartache and uncertainty of war, it will take a steady heart to keep the magic of Christmas alive.
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  • Nightingale Wedding Bells

    Donna Douglas

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    THE THIRD BOOK IN THE STEEPLE STREET SERIES BY SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR DONNA DOUGLAS - COMING 2018 Agnes, Polly and Philippa continue their work as district nurses, in and around the slums of Leeds. Praise for The Nurses of Steeple Street Series: 'Full of well drawn characters and intriguing relationships. Donna Douglas skilfully charts her heroine's attempts to be accepted . . . uncovering secrets, heartbreak and lost loves along the way! Mary Gibson, author of Custard Tarts and Broken Hearts
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  • Emmerdale at War

    Pamela Bell

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    Emmerdale at War is a must for fans of ITV's Emmerdale, and readers who love heartwarming and heartbreaking stories set during wartime. The third novel in the Emmerdale series transports us to the Yorkshire Dales in the midst of World War II, exploring the lives of Emmerdale's much-loved families. Will the nation's favourite village overcome adversity to deal with the loves and lives lost?
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  • Master of His Fate

    Barbara Taylor Bradford

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    From Victorian London to the vibrant port cities of England and France, from gracious stately homes in Gloucestershire to the decadence of Paris, Master of his Fate launches an unforgettable new historical series. London 1884: Queen Victoria is Empress of India and Britain is at its peak of worldwide power. James Falconer works as a barrow boy in a flourishing London market owned by Henry Malvern. But James hungers for more. Turning away from family tradition, he dreams of building an empire of stores like Fortnum and Mason's and believes that Henry, along with his daughter and heir Alexis, could offer him a way to climb beyond his beginnings. But tragedy and betrayal threaten the dreams of both James and Alexis - and jeopardise everything they hold dear...
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  • The Winter Orphan

    Cathy Sharp

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    A heartbreaking story of one child's courage, from the bestselling author of The Orphan's of Halfpenny Street. Ella has never known love. Left as a baby outside the workhouse, Ella has only ever been treated with unkindness; especially from the hateful guardians of the workhouse, who hold the fate of the inmates in their cruel hands. When she is sold as a scullery maid to a new home, Ella hopes for a better life. But her hopes are dashed as she struggles to do all the work heaped on her thin shoulders by her brutish master. Daring to escape her harsh treatment, it isn't long before she is caught and once again finds herself at the mercy of an uncaring world. Can Ella resist giving in to despair and somehow to find the strength to carry on alone...
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  • A Family's Heartbreak

    Kitty Neale

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    All they ever wanted was somewhere to call home... Beaten When Jenny's mother abandons her and her younger siblings, Jenny is left at the mercy of her abusive father Henry. And when Henry beats his eldest daughter so badly that she ends up in the hospital, it seems like there's nowhere left for them all to go. Broken But factory worker Craig has fallen head over heels for Jenny, and he offers her a place to stay. Happy at last, Jenny begins a new life with him, but when tragedy strikes, she's left to pick up the pieces of both her broken home - and her broken heart. Bereft Desperately trying to make ends meet, Jenny is alone and working round the clock. Will she ever be able to give her siblings the happy home they deserve? Or is the worst yet to come...? The Sunday Times bestseller is back in a gritty family drama, perfect for fans of Nadine Dorries and Dilly Court.
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