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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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  • A Cornish Inheritance

    Terri Nixon

    Product Code: CCVYS
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    The perfect treat for fans of Downton Abbey, Poldark and Dilly Court - discover the first in a heartwarming new series set in the 1920s in a glamorous hotel on the Cornish Riviera . . . Welcome to Fox Bay Hotel, where family fortunes rise and fall. 1920, Bristol. Helen Fox is happily married to the love of her life: charming, former playboy Harry. With their three children, glamorous lifestyle and extravagant parties, they have the perfect life. But after a tragic motorcycle accident, nothing will ever be the same... Helen is forced to leave their home and move to the Fox family's hotel on the Cornish coast - where she discovers her perfect life has been based on a lie. Now Helen must find a way to build a new life for herself and her children with the help of a vivacious new friend, Leah Marshall. But when the future of the hotel is threatened, Helen discovers that she hasn't left her past behind after all, and unless she takes drastic action, she's going to lose everything all over again...
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  • Christmas at Emmerdale

    Pamela Bell

    Product Code: CBQLU
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    A wonderful Christmas gift for fans of ITV's Emmerdale and readers who love heartwarming and heartbreaking stories set in wartime. August 1914, and a terrible war begins, one that will affect the lives of everyone in the village of Beckindale. For Maggie Sugden, left to run Emmerdale Farm on her own while her husband, Joe, is at the front, it will bring grief and loss but also independence and the chance to find a place to belong - and perhaps even to love again. Christmas At Emmerdale is the first in a sweeping new saga series, exploring the lives of Emmerdale's much-loved families during the run up to the Great War. What readers are saying about Christmas at Emmerdale: 'An enjoyable read with well written and well-developed characters' 'Had a fantastic Christmas and Emmerdale feel to it. Really enjoyed it!' 'A fantastic book!'
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  • Blackpool Sisters

    Maggie Mason

    Product Code: CCVWL
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    THE SECOND BOOK IN A BRAND NEW TRILOGY BY Bestselling author Mary Wood writing as Maggie Mason 'In the grand tradition of sagas set down by the late and great Catherine Cookson' Jean Fullerton on Blackpool Lass ______________ 1902 Babs and Beth are identical in looks, but very different by nature. Kidnapped by gypsies a decade ago as young girls, Beth has accepted their plight, but Babs has always yearned for their real mother, Tilly, and their beloved hometown of Blackpool. Convinced the best thing for them is to be reunited with Tilly, Babs tries to persuade Beth to escape. But Beth is too afraid, and Babs knows if she wants to find their mother, she'll have to do it alone. 1914 Babs' life has been blighted by misfortune since the night she walked away from her sister, but at last she found peace and purpose as a nurse. She's never given up hope of finding her family, but now the war is sending her to France, away from them. Or so she believes. As the Great War rips families apart, is it possible that Babs and Beth will be reunited with each other, and their mother, at last? The perfect read for fans of Mary Wood, Kitty Neale, Val Wood and Nadine Dorries
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  • A Sister's Courage

    Molly Green

    Product Code: CBZJT
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    In the midst of war, she knew her place was not at home... The most ambitious of three sisters, Lorraine 'Raine' Linfoot always dreamed of becoming a pilot. As a spirited seventeen-year-old, she persuades her hero Doug Williams to teach her to fly. When war breaks out in 1939, Raine is determined to put her skills to good use. She enlists in the Air Transport Auxiliary, becoming one of a handful of brave female pilots flying fighter planes to the men on the front line. Raine embraces the challenges of the job, despite its perils. But when Doug is reported missing after his Spitfire is shot down, she realises the war could tear apart not only her country, but also her heart... A gripping story of family, friendship and courage, perfect for fans of Donna Douglas, Nancy Revell and Call the Midwife.
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  • Ten Bells Street at War

    Mary Collins

    Product Code: CBQXO
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    Can their friendship survive the struggles of war? The East End of London, 1940. Life is tough for the Ten Bells Street girls. Best friends from childhood, the three of them now find themselves scattered across London, bearing the weight of war apart. Exiled from the East End, Rose has created a new life for herself and now works as a dancer in a club in Soho, but she soon finds that life in the West End isn't any easier than what she left behind. With the arrival of the war, Becky has finally found work as a nurse, but as the bombs continue to fall she struggles to cope with the damage that surrounds her. Bernie has achieved a lifelong dream of becoming a professional photographer but has never felt more distanced from her family and her life in the East End. Separated by circumstances, the girls' friendship stands strong in the face of hardship as they fight for their place in a frightening new world. One way or another, love will pull them through...
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  • Snow on the Cobbles

    Maggie Sullivan

    Product Code: CBQTK
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    The prefect seasonal gift full of nostalgia and charm, perfect for fans of Coronation Street and readers who love Fiction set in times past. When Lizzie moves with her mother and her brothers to No.13 Coronation Street at the end of the Second World War, it's a new start for all of them after the loses and heartache they've endured. Their new neighbour, Elsie Tanner, tells them that the house is said to have bad luck, but things look up for Lizzie when she lands a job as a barmaid in a local pub, the Pride of Weatherfield. There she makes friends with the young and giddy Hilda Ogden, still waiting for her wayward husband, Stan, to come home from the war. It isn't long before they realize that the place isn't quite it seems, but Lizzie has been keeping secrets too and as winter draws in, there are a few surprises in store for Coronation Street ...
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  • Christmas for the District Nurses

    Annie Groves

    Product Code: CBQSX
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    A dramatic and heart-warming new novel set in the Blitz, from the bestselling author Annie Groves. The East End of London has been devastated by the Blitz and the people are struggling to come to terms with their ravaged city. Rationing bites ever deeper and and everything that makes life better is in short supply. For the district nurses, the challenges are tougher than ever. Gladys loves her work in the Civil Nursing Reserve, but just when she needs to rely on her sister at home to help out with the chores, she turns into a handful of trouble. Edith is learning to cope with her boyfriend's injuries after Dunkirk but will she have to choose between her love for him and her career? With no end in sight, the war reaches its darkest moment ... Can the nurses - and the families and patients that rely on them - find the strength to carry on?
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  • A Winter Hope

    Sheila Newberry

    Product Code: CBQSL
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    For fans of Katie Flynn and Sheila Jeffries, A Winter Hope is a heart-warming festive novel from the Queen of family saga, and author of The Winter Baby and The Nursemaid's Secret, Sheila Newberry. All they want for Christmas is a new home. Number five Kitchener Avenue heralds the start of a new life for the Hope family. For pregnant Miriam it is a warm, safe environment to bring up her child. For her sister, fourteen-year-old Barbara, it means independence . . . and boys. And for Fred it means the security he craves for his young family. In the lead up to Christmas, the Hopes settle in, and start to make happy memories in their new home. But World War II is round the corner, and this carefree life can't last. Soon the family are split up. Bar, wanting to do her bit for the war effort, joins the ATS, while Miriam and her children are evacuated to the countryside and away from her husband. As the country is thrown into turmoil, can the Hope family come back together and find the happiness they crave? 'I have long been a fan of Sheila Newberry's novels. I love their wonderful warmth and charm.' Maureen Lee, bestselling author of The Seven Streets of Liverpool 'Reading a Sheila Newberry book is like having dinner with your mother in her warm and cosy kitchen. You can feel the love and care put into every juicy morsel' - Diane Allen, bestselling author of For the Sake of Her Family
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  • Invented Lives

    Andrea Goldsmith

    Product Code: CBQQY
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    Knowing what you want is hard. Accepting what is possible is harder still. It is the mid-1980s. In Australia, stay-at-home wives jostle with want-it-all feminists, while AIDS threatens the sexual freedom of everyone. On the other side of the world, the Soviet bloc is in turmoil. Mikhail Gorbachev has been in power for a year when twenty-four-year-old book illustrator Galina Kogan leaves Leningrad - forbidden ever to return. As a Jew, she's inherited several generations worth of Russia's chronic anti-Semitism. As a Soviet citizen, she is unprepared for Australia and its easy-going ways. Once settled in Melbourne, Galina is befriended by Sylvie and Leonard Morrow, and their adult son, Andrew. The Morrow marriage of thirty years balances on secrets. Leonard is a man with conflicted desires and passions, while Sylvie chafes against the confines of domestic life. Their son, Andrew, a successful mosaicist, is a deeply shy man. He is content with his life and work - until he finds himself increasingly drawn to Galina. While Galina grapples with the tumultuous demands that come with being an immigrant in Australia, her presence disrupts the lives of each of the Morrows. No one is left unchanged. Invented Lives tells a story of exile: exile from country, exile at home, and exile from one's true self. It is also a story about love.
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  • The Copperettes at War

    Sue Wilsher

    Product Code: CBQNA
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    Essex, 1918 Aggie has tasted freedom working at the local munitions factory. But the Great War is coming to an end, and the men are coming home. Aggie can't bear the idea of going back into service. She wants more from her life - and becoming a Copperette - a member of the Women's Police Service - might help her move up in the world. Mim just wants to do her bit for her country. She's prepared to work hard to help her fellow women and keep up morale. She even takes Aggie in to her house to help with her training. Mim and Aggie face shocking loss even in the last days of the war. But will they find a way to work together?
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  • A Mrs Miracle Christmas

    Debbie Macomber

    Product Code: CBQJO
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    An uplifting festive novel from the Number One New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber. Laurel McCullough is in desperate need of help. Her beloved grandmother has just been diagnosed with Alzheimer's and the baby she and her husband Zach have longed for now seems like an impossible dream. So when Mrs Miracle appears at the door, Laurel couldn't be more relieved. She invites the nurse into her life and it's not long before they become firm friends. When her grandmother's condition begins to improve, and as Laurel and Zach continue their desperate quest for a child, Laurel soon realises that there is more to Mrs Miracle than meets the eye...
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  • Frontline Nurses On Duty

    Holly Green

    Product Code: CBPWF
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    Can they do their bit for the war effort? A gripping historical saga based on a true story, following wartime nurses during the First World War. Perfect for fans of Lizzie Page's The War Nurses, Donna Douglas's The Nightingale Nurses and Margaret Dickinson's The Poppy Girls. When war is declared in 1914, Leonora Malham Brown and her best friend Victoria, head to Calais to volunteer with the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry. But Leonora is torn between doing her duty and love. Determined to see her sweetheart, Colonel Malkovic, again she soon decides to return to the Front. Leonora quickly loses hope of ever finding Sasha as she gets caught up in the chaos of the battlefields. Finding herself alone and in danger, she must use all her nursing training if she is to return home safely... A moving emotional wartime saga about brave nurses on the battlefield, based on an amazing true story. ________________________________ Make sure you've read all the books in the Frontline Nurses series: 1. Frontline Nurses 2. Frontline Nurses On Duty 3. Secrets of the Frontline Nurses And don't miss Holly Green's new series set in a Liverpool Workhouse: 1. Workhouse Orphans 2. Workhouse Angel 3. Workhouse Nightingale 4. Workhouse Girl
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  • A Wartime Christmas

    Kitty Danton

    Product Code: BZIFX
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    It's 1943 and despite the dangers, Sukie and Pattie left Devon behind to work at the bustling Edwardes Hotel in Covent Garden, serving everyone from army officials to theatre goers. With Sukie working 'upstairs' on reception and Pattie a chambermaid 'downstairs', they see everything that goes on and find themselves quickly falling in love with both London and the hotel. Until tragedy strikes, leaving Sukie desperately in need of hope in her darkest hours. Only to find that the hotel and its staff help her regain her feet, so when she discovers that the hotel is facing financial difficulty, Sukie knows she will do anything to save it. As war rages on and the festive season just around the corner Sukie has to find a solution before the place she now calls home is taken from her forever. Can the girls work together to save the Edwardes Hotel and make this a Christmas to remember? Full of romance, heartbreak and friendship, this gripping new wartime saga from Kitty Danton offers an exciting and heart-warming read for fans of Annie Groves and Ellie Dean.
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  • The Desert Nurse

    Pamela Hart

    Product Code: BZHZF
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    A grand love story set in a far-flung theatre of war, from the bestselling Australian author of The War Bride, Pamela Hart Amid the Australian Army hospitals of World War I Egypt, two deeply determined individuals find the resilience of their love tested to its limits . . . It's 1911, and 21-year-old Evelyn Northey desperately wants to become a doctor. Her father forbids it, withholding the inheritance that would allow her to attend university. At the outbreak of World War I, Evelyn disobeys her father, enlisting as an army nurse bound for Egypt and the disastrous Gallipoli campaign. Under the blazing desert sun, Evelyn develops feelings for polio survivor Dr William Brent, who believes his disability makes him unfit to marry. For Evelyn, still pursuing her goal of studying medicine, a man has no place in her future. For two such self-reliant people, relying on someone else for happiness may be the hardest challenge of all . . . From the casualty tents, the fever wards and the operating theatres of the palace; through the streets of Cairo during Ramadan, to the parched desert and the grim realities of war, Pamela Hart, beloved bestselling Australian author of The War Bride, tells the heart-wrenching story of four years that changed the world forever. Praise for Pamela Hart 'This book is heart-wrenching proof that all's NOT fair in love and war, especially for a lone woman in a man's world.' Valerie Parv on A Letter From Italy 'Evokes WWI Sydney to the point where the reader can almost feel the salty wind blowing off the harbour as the troops are shipped out through the Heads' Books + Publishing on The Soldier's Wife 'A Letter From Italy cements Pamela Hart as a go-to author when I want a love story to remember' Ausrom Today
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  • Ambulance Girls At War

    Deborah Burrows

    Product Code: BRVNC
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    Young Maisie Halliday has escaped the grinding poverty of the northern town where she was born to live in the glittering world of professional dancing. At the outbreak of the Second World War, she volunteers as an ambulance driver, finding joy both in helping the wounded during the Blitz and also in her friends among the other drivers in the Bloomsbury Auxiliary Ambulance Depot. Maisie is at the Cafe de Paris nightclub when it is bombed. In the chaos, she attempts to help an injured man, and by this charitable act she becomes mixed up in what may well be a murder. A series of incidents, all connected to a handsome, arrogant American, throw Maisie's life into a dangerous spin. Is anything what it seems in wartime? With one serious misjudgement, Maisie risks losing everything she holds dear...
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  • Cottage by the Sea

    Debbie Macomber

    Product Code: BRONL
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    Cottage by the Sea is written by the number one New York Times bestselling author, Debbie Macomber. This heartbreaking romance novel would be loved by fans of M.C. Beaton and Erica James.

    After dealing with a family tragedy, Annie Marlow moves to the summer cottage where she spent her summer holidays as a child. She soon makes new friends and develops a romance with a quiet, mysterious painter. As she becomes part of the community, Annie learns that to heal her wounds she must make a difference to the lives of those around her.
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  • Rags to Riches

    Nancy Carson

    Product Code: AXBLM
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    Whisked from the industrial Black Country to the dazzling clubs of New York City...1936 will be Maxine Kite's year! Plucked from obscurity, young cellist Maxine Kite is thankful for the chance given to her by Birmingham's esteemed orchestra, but a part of her is still unfulfilled. Music has always been her passion but she has dreams far too big for a girl from a simple family. When the jazz clubs of New York beckon, along with the sultry world of wayward musician Brent Shackleton, Maxine leaves safety and propriety behind. But a girl's good name can be all she has in the world...and once lost, is almost impossible, to reclaim...
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  • The Orphan of Angel Street

    Annie Murray

    Product Code: AGQLG
    Paperback 16 years +
    Abandoned at birth, little Mercy Hanley shows a fierce determination few others can match. Her inner fire burns brightly, even in the harsh conditions of turn-of-the-century Birmingham. For behind Mercy's pale and haunting face, there is a mind of steel, as her harsh foster mother, Mrs Gaskin, soon discovers. Beatings, threats and poverty cannot halt Mercy's efforts to improve herself, or to create a new life for Susan, Mrs Gaskin's crippled daughter. Even in the worst times, it is as if someone is watching over Mercy, and willing her to succeed. Through the dark shadow of world war, Mercy continues her fight for survival. She will first earn her freedom and security. Then at long last she can give her love ...
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