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Books by June Francis

  • War Widow

    June Francis

    Product Code: BOHPO
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    Will she get another chance at happiness? Flora Cooke is struggling to raise her children alone amidst the ruins of war-torn Liverpool. With her husband, Tom, away fighting in the Second World War, she has only her unreliable sister to help her and she has almost given up hope. She is completely devastated when Tom is reported missing, presumed dead. As the months pass and she struggles to come to terms with her loss, Flora is swept off her feet by a handsome American soldier. But he cannot offer the stability that Flora and her family desperately need. And when another terrible tragedy strikes the family, Flora must decide what is really important...
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  • Look for the Silver Lining

    June Francis

    Product Code: BJZVY
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    When Nellie marries a man who does not meet with her mother's approval she is cut off from her family. With her soldier husband Teddy away, a pregnant Nellie is forced to face alone the horrors of the blitz. Only when a bomb destroys the family home is she reunited with her younger sisters. With the three of them homeless, though, Nellie is forced to contact their grandfather. He takes them in but at what cost to Nellie's unborn child?Although fearful for Teddy, the church is the last place Nellie would turn to but when her priestly brother turns to her for help in tending an unconscious man, who apparently has sought the sanctuary of St Joseph's, she complies with his request. When the man disappears as mysteriously as he came, Nellie thinks little more of him. Instead she seeks solace for her grief by working in the day nursery. The end of the war and the return of her sailor father brings unexpected challenges for Nellie, as does the reappearance of the man she never thought to see again.
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  • Tilly's Story

    June Francis

    Product Code: BHWDZ
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    After an argument with her elder sister, Tilly Moran decides it is time to fly the nest and moves across the Mersey to Liverpool. As the ferry slips through the murky water, Tilly prays that her strike for independence will not land her in trouble. Having found lodgings and a part-time job, Tilly begins to settle in to her new life. But working undercover for a detective agency brings Tilly into contact with the seedier side of the city and she uncovers rather more than she bargained for. And it is only when her life is put in danger that she discovers where her heart truly lies. A heartfelt tale of a young woman's search for independence and love in the shadow of the Great War, and the friendship that supports her through her time of trouble.
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  • Mersey Girl

    June Francis

    Product Code: AXKJH
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    Happiness always comes at a cost...Having grown up in a convent after the death of her mother, Lizzie Knight has never known what it's like to have a real family. So when a strange woman turns up with promises of a new life in Liverpool, she is thrilled. Warm-hearted and kind, Phyl is everything she wants in a stepmother. But then Lizzie falls in love with the one man who should have been out of bounds. Should she follow her heart and risk losing it all? From the author of A Sister's Duty and Lily's War (Note: previously published as Going Home to Liverpool).
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  • Lily's War

    June Francis

    Product Code: ASQIW
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    Torn between duty to her family and a last chance at love...Busy bringing up her motherless brothers and sisters, romance is the last thing on Lily Thorpe's mind. But when the handsome preacher Matt Gibson asks Lily to return with him to Australia as his wife, she finds it very hard to say no. But with rumours of war on the horizon, will she have to choose between her head and her heart? It is a story of love and loyalty set against the backdrop of wartime Liverpool.
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  • A Daughter's Choice

    June Francis

    Product Code: ANOSE
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    Seventeen year old Katie is about to discover a devastating family secret...Katie is the apple of her mother's eye and is being groomed to take over the family business. But when Celia, her natural mother, re-enters her life, her world is turned completely upside down. Tormented by her divided loyalties, Katie is plagued by a question Celia refuses to answer - who is her real father? (Note: Originally published as Somebody Else's Girl).
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  • Sunshine and Showers

    June Francis

    Product Code: AAUYU
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    Liverpool 1926. Patsy Doyle is settling into her role as live-in maid in the Tanner household, but her new job is not going smoothly. Caught between the warring Tanner spouses, Patsy becomes an unwilling confidante and a keeper of more secrets than she'd care to acknowledge. Joy Kirk is busy planning her wedding. When her first love was killed in the war, she vowed she'd never fall in love again. Now a little older and wiser, Joy realises that there could be some benefits to being a wife and, having spent many years working as Robbie Bennett's cook and housekeeper, she finally accepts his proposal of marriage. But is she letting herself in for more than she bargained for?
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