Rosie Harris - Author

About the Author

Rosie Harris was born in Cardiff and grew up there and in the West Country. After her marriage she lived for some years on Merseyside before moving to Buckinghamshire where she still lives. She has three grown-up children and six grandchildren and writes full time.

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Only Love Can Heal

Only Love Can Heal

Author: Rosie Harris Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/10/2018

Hell Hath No Fury

Hell Hath No Fury

Author: Rosie Harris Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/04/2018

Never Too Old For Love

Never Too Old For Love

Author: Rosie Harris Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/02/2018

Chance Encounters

Chance Encounters

Author: Rosie Harris Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/11/2017

Chance Encounters

Chance Encounters

Author: Rosie Harris Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2017

Love or Duty

Love or Duty

Author: Rosie Harris Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/03/2017

Only Love Can Heal A Post-War Romance

Only Love Can Heal A Post-War Romance

Author: Rosie Harris Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/01/2017

Love Against All Odds

Love Against All Odds

Author: Rosie Harris Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/12/2016

Was she always to be fated in love...? When Gaynor's God-fearing father drives her childhood sweetheart away, she's certain she will never love again. But a young German soon helps her to forget her sorrows. Until, with war looming, he must return home and Gaynor is left heartbroken once more. And when her parents discover she's pregnant and insist she cannot keep the child, Gaynor runs away to Cardiff. Penniless and alone in a strange city she is forced to give birth in the workhouse. But shortly afterwards she is taken in by a friendly Spanish family who care for her and little Sara. And she quickly falls for the charms of the eldest son. But just when she thought she'd found love and a chance of happiness at last, a telegram shatters her dreams...

Heartbreak and Happiness A Contemporary Family Saga

Heartbreak and Happiness A Contemporary Family Saga

Author: Rosie Harris Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2016

Heartbreak and Happiness A Contemporary Family Saga

Heartbreak and Happiness A Contemporary Family Saga

Author: Rosie Harris Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/10/2016

Chance Encounters A World War II historical saga

Chance Encounters A World War II historical saga

Author: Rosie Harris Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/07/2016

The Mixture as Before A Contemporary Family Saga

The Mixture as Before A Contemporary Family Saga

Author: Rosie Harris Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/05/2016

The Mixture As Before A contemporary family saga

The Mixture As Before A contemporary family saga

Author: Rosie Harris Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/04/2016

A Love Like Ours

A Love Like Ours

Author: Rosie Harris Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/04/2016

They shared a secret no one must ever know... When seventeen-year-old Ruth Davies' father is invalided out of the Great War, the whole family has little choice but to move to the infamous Tiger Bay area of Cardiff. Not only faced with a life of adversity, Ruth and her mother Caitlin also share a secret, one that no one else must ever know. Ruth and Caitlin's wages are barely enough to put food on the table let alone pay the rent. And an increasingly neglected young Glynis runs wild. When Caitlin contracts tuberculosis and dies they have no option but to move into an even more squalid neighbourhood. But Ruth is still determined to keep their secret, at all costs. That is, until their father dies unexpectedly and an ever more desperate Ruth and Glynis find themselves living hand-to-mouth...

Heartbreak and Happiness A contemporary family saga

Heartbreak and Happiness A contemporary family saga

Author: Rosie Harris Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/01/2016

Moving on A Family Saga Set in 1970's Liverpool

Moving on A Family Saga Set in 1970's Liverpool

Author: Rosie Harris Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/08/2015

The Mixture as Before: A Contemporary Family Saga

The Mixture as Before: A Contemporary Family Saga

Author: Rosie Harris Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2015

Moving On

Moving On

Author: Rosie Harris Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2015

A moving saga of conflicted family loyalties and late-flowering passion set in 1970s' Liverpool.Liverpool, 1973. Reluctantly, widow Jenny Langton decides to downsize, swapping the spacious family home she shared with her late husband for a one-bedroomed retirement flat at Merseyside Mansions.It's difficult enough attempting to start anew at her age, but the antics of her wayward granddaughter Karen, and her disastrous choice of men, threaten to drive Jenny to distraction. Finally conceding that Karen must make her own mistakes in life, Jenny determines to move on and no longer interfere.Just as she's settling into Merseyside Mansions and making new friends, Karen's reappearance threatens to de-rail Jenny's carefully-constructed new life and cause problems with her fellow residents. Her relationship with her granddaughter tested to the limit, Jenny must decide whether she should allow family loyalty to stand in the way of her future happiness - particularly now she's about to embark on a late-flowering love affair ...

Love or Duty

Love or Duty

Author: Rosie Harris Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/12/2014

Guarded Passions

Guarded Passions

Author: Rosie Harris Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/2014

1943. Wartime England. Married to a Guardsman at the age of eighteen after a whirlwind courtship, Helen Woodley believed her future was assured - only to be widowed before she was forty. Though she put on a brave face, Helen could no more reconcile herself to Adam's death than she could accept the hemmed-in, incestuous life of the Army and all its intrigues and affairs.And now Helen is faced with an unwelcome sense of deja vu. For her impulsive, free-spirited daughter Ruth, eighteen years old herself, has fallen madly in love with a soldier about to be posted to Northern Ireland, a man whom she's desperately anxious to marry. Can Helen prevent history from repeating itself?

Guarded Passions A family saga from World War Two

Guarded Passions A family saga from World War Two

Author: Rosie Harris Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/07/2014

Hell Hath No Fury

Hell Hath No Fury

Author: Rosie Harris Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/02/2013

A Brighter Dawn A Cardiff Family Saga

A Brighter Dawn A Cardiff Family Saga

Author: Rosie Harris Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/12/2011

'One last word of warning, my girl. Keep well away from that Hadyn Jenkins.' In spite of her father's words of warning, Sharon Pritchard decides to give up everything to follow her heart. However, her new life with Hadyn is anything but easy. Although he is handsome and charming, he is feckless and unreliable. And they soon find themselves sinking ever faster into poverty. The birth of their son should be a joyous occasion, but Sharon fears for him amongst the filth and despair of Tiger Bay. And when Hadyn's errant ways catch up with him, Sharon is faced with a devastating truth. Can her love for Hadyn survive and will she be able to provide a better future for herself and her son...?

The Price of Love A Liverpool Family Saga

The Price of Love A Liverpool Family Saga

Author: Rosie Harris Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/07/2011

Lucy Collins and her brother Sam have lived side by side with the Tanner family all their lives. Lucy and Robert Tanner long for the day when they can marry and the future is full of promise for all three. Until tragedy strikes when Lucy's parents are killed in a car crash, and Sam is left gravely injured and in need of careful nursing. Sam's girlfriend Patsy refuses to help, and Lucy has little choice but to postpone her wedding. Not only is she left heartbroken at the loss of her parents, Lucy is then devastated to discover that Robert has betrayed her in the worst possible way. With little money and unable to earn a regular wage, Lucy and Sam are forced to move into the slums of Liverpool. As Sam's health deteriorates and their life spirals into poverty and despair, Lucy wonders if she'll ever find happiness again...

The Price of Love A Liverpool Family Saga

The Price of Love A Liverpool Family Saga

Author: Rosie Harris Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/03/2011

Lucy Collins and her brother Sam have lived side by side with the Tanner family all their lives. Lucy and Robert Tanner long for the day when they can marry and the future is full of promise for all three. Until tragedy strikes when Lucy's parents are killed in a car crash, and Sam is left gravely injured and in need of careful nursing. Sam's girlfriend Patsy refuses to help, and Lucy has little choice but to postpone her wedding. Not only is she left heartbroken at the loss of her parents, Lucy is then devastated to discover that Robert has betrayed her in the worst possible way. With little money and unable to earn a regular wage, Lucy and Sam are forced to move into the slums of Liverpool. As Sam's health deteriorates and their life spirals into poverty and despair, Lucy wonders if she'll ever find happiness again...

Ambitious Love

Ambitious Love

Author: Rosie Harris Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/11/2010

Fern Jenkins' life is changed for ever when her brother is killed in action and her father dies in a mining explosion. Turned out of their home by the ruthless pit owner, Fern and her mother Wynne are forced to seek a new life in Cardiff. Whilst Wynne finds work in a factory, Fern attends the local school. But here she is bullied and is soon selling flowers outside Cardiff Central station to help make ends meet. When her mother is taken from her in an influenza epidemic, Fern has no one to protect her from her violent and possessive uncle. She longs to escape from the brutality and squalor around her and make something of herself. But with no money and her only friend away at sea, there seems little hope of her ever leaving her life of poverty behind, let alone finding the love she so yearns for...

Whispers of Love A Cardiff Family Saga

Whispers of Love A Cardiff Family Saga

Author: Rosie Harris Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/07/2010

It is 1914, and Christabel Montgomery is happily preparing for her wedding when she receives the shattering news that her fiance has been drowned at sea. Heartbroken, she tries to piece her life together. But she soon discovers she is pregnant, and fearing her parents would throw her out if they knew, she decides to help the war effort by leaving home to become a nurse. However, she is soon forced to give up her duties. And alone and desperate, she has little choice but to have the baby adopted. Determined to put her sorrows behind her, Christabel hopes to build a better future for herself. But circumstances compel her to return home again. And here she finds her situation ever more difficult. She envies her brother's wife Violet who has just had a new baby. She is filled with remorse and regret about what she has done. She had no alternative, for her sake and the baby's, but she wonders if she'll ever be free from the fateful decision she made...

The Quality of Love

The Quality of Love

Author: Rosie Harris Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/12/2009

The only child of over-protective parents, Sarah Lewis yearns to leave home. Studying hard to please them, she earns a place at Cardiff University. Here she is swept off her feet by handsome Gwyn Roberts, but when she becomes pregnant her parents are devastated and turn her from their door. All Gwyn and Sarah can afford are two squalid rooms in the infamous slums of Cardiff and Sarah soon realises she's made a terrible mistake. Gwyn becomes increasingly distant and when the baby dies in infancy, he leaves Sarah with little choice but to fall on her parents' mercy. But just when Sarah is starting to pull her life back together again, she is drawn to the charms of Stefan Vaughan and finds herself in trouble once more...

Love Changes Everything

Love Changes Everything

Author: Rosie Harris Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/07/2009

Fourteen-year-old Trixie Jackson hoped she had a future to look forward to. But when she is sacked from the local factory she is forced to work as a housekeeper for one of her father's friends - a man she instinctively dislikes. Kept under lock and key, her life soon becomes a living hell. But in her haste to escape she injures herself and ends up in hospital. However, her troubles are only just beginning. When her mother is involved in a tragic accident and dies, Trixie and her younger sister Cilla are left at the mercy of their bullying father. All too quickly he brings his mistress Daisy into the house. And she will stop at nothing to make the girls' lives utter misery.

A Dream of Love

A Dream of Love

Author: Rosie Harris Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/07/2008

Her life was full of hardship and despair... When Molly's father returns from the war a broken man, the whole family is forced to move into the slums of Liverpool. Despite many difficulties, Molly is determined to make a better life for herself, hoping that one day she'll find love. But abused by a man she trusted and estranged from the boy who was once her best friend, Molly wonders if this dream will ever come true. When her father is killed in a fight and her mother turns to drink in her sorrow, Molly finds herself the only wage owner. She tries to take care of her mother and younger sister, Jodie. But when a fire destroys their home, not only do Molly and Jodie lose their mother, but they find themselves homeless and with a very bleak future ahead of them...

Love Against All Odds

Love Against All Odds

Author: Rosie Harris Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/03/2008

Was she always to be fated in love...? When Gaynor's God-fearing father drives her childhood sweetheart away, she's certain she will never love again. But a young German soon helps her to forget her sorrows. Until, with war looming, he must return home and Gaynor is left heartbroken once more. And when her parents discover she's pregnant and insist she cannot keep the child, Gaynor runs away to Cardiff. Penniless and alone in a strange city she is forced to give birth in the workhouse. But shortly afterwards she is taken in by a friendly Spanish family who care for her and little Sara. And she quickly falls for the charms of the eldest son. But just when she thought she'd found love and a chance of happiness at last, a telegraph shatters her dreams...

Waiting for Love

Waiting for Love

Author: Rosie Harris Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/12/2007

A life full of shattered hopes... Brenda O'Donnell is turned out by her family when she finds herself pregnant at sixteen. Widowed Sid Rawlins, the rag-and-bone man, says she can come and live with him and he will give her child a name in return for her running his home and looking after his children. Despite the gossip a desperate Brenda has little choice but to accept. Life isn't easy for Brenda and little Ruby but they try make the best of things. Until Brenda falls in love with Sid's eldest son, Danny, and their affair causes trouble within the family. And when Sid dies and leaves the business to his cousin, Charlie, life becomes even harder for Brenda as she faces the threat of losing everything she holds dear...

Sing for Your Supper

Sing for Your Supper

Author: Rosie Harris Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/07/2007

A mother will do anything to protect her child... Karen and Tudor Morgan have moved from a small mining community to the bustle and noise of Cardiff in search of a new life. Tudor longs to be a star entertainer and so Karen gets a job, leaving her husband to look after their young daughter Delia, doing stints at clubs in the evening, whenever he can get them. Until one day Tudor is arrested for begging and Karen is horrified to learn that he has been busking during the day and taking three-year-old Delia with him to collect the money. When Tudor comes out of prison he gets an honest job but soon he is back to his old ways. And when his life of petty crime quickly turns into something far more sinister, it is all Karen can do to ensure she and her daughter survive ...

A Mother's Love

A Mother's Love

Author: Rosie Harris Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/02/2007

A gripping and heart-tugging saga set in Liverpool. When the truth lies buried in the past... Finding herself pregnant, Julia Winter is forced to leave home rather than bring shame on her family. Reduced to living in the slums of Liverpool, she eventually finds work in a respectable hotel where Eunice Hawkins, the manager's wife, is also expecting. For a while, Julia dares to hope for a better life for herself and her unborn child. But soon tragedy strikes - Julia's baby is stillborn at the same time as Eunice gives birth to a healthy baby girl, Amanda. Although heartbroken at the death of her own baby, Julia helps to look after Amanda. However, Paul and Eunice Hawkins hide a secret too terrible to reveal and it is only after their untimely deaths and teenage Amanda's sudden disappearance that Julia finds out the truth. And just when she might have a chance of happiness at last, she is faced with the hardest decision of all...

The Power of Dreams

The Power of Dreams

Author: Rosie Harris Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/12/2006

When all hope is gone, are dreams enough...? After losing both her parents, sixteen-year-old Merrion Roberts is left to bring up her baby sister. Unable to cope alone, she teams up with Rhonda Rees, a trained milliner, who also has a young baby. They share rooms in notorious Tiger Bay in Cardiff, struggling to make ends meet. In time, though, they are able to open up a little shop and it seems as if life is looking up for both young women. But fate soon intervenes and they are reduced to living in even greater squalor, barely able to eke out enough money to support themselves let alone their two children. Meanwhile, Merrion's brother and her childhood sweetheart have both gone to sea and she has almost given up hope of ever seeing them alive again...

Megan of Merseyside

Megan of Merseyside

Author: Rosie Harris Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/07/2006

A POWERFUL SAGA SET IN LIVERPOOL. She fell in love - he broke her heart Young Megan Williams has come to Liverpool in search of work and a fresh start. She soon joins her father at Walker's Shipping Company where his co-driver Robert Field takes a great interest in her. But she has fallen deeply in love with dashing Miles Walker and does all she can to discourage Robert. Then, one fateful day, Megan's world falls apart when her younger sister is killed in a tragic accident. Distraught, Megan is also faced with shocking revelations about Miles, which force her to realise he's not the man she thought he was. Heartbroken, but determined to get on with her life, Megan starts up her own business, but will she ever love again...?

Sunshine And Showers

Sunshine And Showers

Author: Rosie Harris Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/02/2006

Love and happiness - hatred and despair... Life seems to alternate between periods of stunning happiness for pretty seventeen-year-old Sheryl Williams after she marries dashing soldier Alun Powell, and times when bad luck and despair almost drown her happiness forever. When their baby Caitlin is born and Alun, having recently left the army, is unable to find work, they are reduced to living in the slums of Cardiff's Tiger Bay. Their life together is full of rows and recriminations and when Alun is involved in a vicious fight and imprisoned, estranged from her own family a desperate Sheryl is forced to turn to the Powells. At first reluctant to help, they agree to take in little Caitlin whilst Sheryl seeks work in Cardiff. But Sheryl soon spirals into a life of unhappiness and despair. Until one fateful day, seven-year-old Caitlin takes off for Cardiff in search of her mother. As night falls and the police continue to look for the young girl, Sheryl fears she will never see her beloved daughter again ...

The Cobbler's Kids

The Cobbler's Kids

Author: Rosie Harris Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/12/2005

He was a tyrant. She was his daughter. Kept a virtual stranger by her bullying father, fourteen-year-old Vera Quinn longs for a life of her own. Michael Quinn is admired and liked by his customers, but he rules his family with a rod of iron. After her mother's untimely death, Vera is expected to keep house for both Michael and her brothers Eddy and young Benny. And so begins a life of great hardship and little joy - Michael drinks away anything he earns and even the small wages Vera and Eddy bring in are barely enough to keep the family going. But then one day Michael brings Di Deverill home and life becomes an even greater hell for Vera. Will she ever be saved from a life of drudgery?

At Sixes And Sevens

At Sixes And Sevens

Author: Rosie Harris Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/07/2005

Two sisters. One man. One moment that will change all their lives forever... Living in the shadow of their domineering father, Rhianon and Sabrina Webster plan two very different futures. Edwin dotes on his youngest daughter, beautiful, flighty Sabrina, but it is homely, steady Rhianon who holds their little family together. Until one fateful day when Pryce Pritchard, the man Rhianon loves, gets into a fight and all their worlds are thrown into turmoil. Pryce is arrested - and Sabrina disappears... Months later Rhianon chances upon her sister and is shocked to find her pregnant, living in squalid lodgings in the poorest part of Cardiff. When Davyn is born Sabrina will have nothing to do with him, and kind-hearted Rhianon looks after the little boy, patiently awaiting Pryce's release. But when Pryce is finally set free, he brings with him secrets that will devastate them all.

Looking For Love

Looking For Love

Author: Rosie Harris Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/08/2004

Abbie Martin has grown up in squalor in one of Liverpool's most deprived areas. The youngest of three, she longs to be loved by her mother, but Ellen spends all her time with her eldest son, while Abbie and her brother, Sam, take refuge with their neighbours, Sandra Lewis and Peter Ryan. Although vibrant and attractive, Abbie pushes people away with her constant need for reassurance. Infatuated with Peter, she longs for the day when he tells her that he loves her. And Sam is courting Sandra. But Peter and Sandra have a secret - one that could destroy the friends' relationship should it become known. Will Abbie finally find the security and affection she has been searching for all her life, or will she always be looking for love...?

One Step Forward

One Step Forward

Author: Rosie Harris Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/10/2003

She longs to be free, but will she always be tied to the past? Ever since she was eight years old, Katie Roberts has dreamed of getting away from the Cardiff slums where she lives. When she is only a girl, her handsome but wicked father, Lewis, is imprisoned for theft leaving Katie and her mother homeless and penniless. Life is hard for Katie - not only because of their poverty but also because of the stigma of her father's shame. When Lewis is released years later, it seems that life must improve. But to Katie's horror, it becomes worse than she has ever known it. When she and her father are left alone together, Katie seeks happiness and love elsewhere but, as she struggles to make a new life for herself, there is difficulty and danger at every turn.

Patsy Of Paradise Place

Patsy Of Paradise Place

Author: Rosie Harris Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/06/2003

A GRIPPING AND MOVING SAGA SET IN 1920S MERSEYSIDE. She saved the business, but can she save herself? After years of neglect by her mother, when her father comes home from sea and sets up as a carrier at the Liverpool Docks, Patsy dreams of being a proper family again. But when her father is killed in an accident and her mother returns to her errant ways, Patsy must keep the business going with the help of her childhood friend, Billy Grant. And when Patsy falls passionately in love with fairground showman Bruno Alvarez, who leaves her, pregnant and heartbroken, only loyal Billy stands by her in her troubles. But when he is badly injured at work Patsy is left friendless and without a home...

Troubled Waters

Troubled Waters

Author: Rosie Harris Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/11/2002

She looked after them. But who would look after her? When fourteen-year-old Sara Jenkins rescues her baby sister, Myfanwy, from the fire which kills their mother, little does she realise the burden of responsibility she is taking on. Her father, Ifor, is perceived as strict and moral by everyone in the village. But as Sara struggles to look after Myfanwy and their home she discovers the depths of cruelty he is capable of. Then Ifor remarries, and Sara's new stepmother is a hard taskmaster who considers everything Sara does inadequate or wicked. When Sara meets Rhys Edwards, nephew of the owner of the bakery where she works, she falls in love for the first time. Finally, she believes, she has a way to escape her father. Rhys and Sara plan to make a life together in Cardiff - but when tragedy strikes Sara finds herself alone there, pregnant and destitute ...

Turn Of The Tide

Turn Of The Tide

Author: Rosie Harris Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/06/2002

She made a promise, but can she keep it? When Lucy Patterson promises her dying mother that she'll leave the comfortable home they've shared with her mother's employer, Stanley Jones, to go and live with her Aunt Flo on the other side of the Mersey, she has no idea of the terrible consequences. Life with the Flanagans in the slums of Liverpool, and Lucy's new job in a factory, are totally different from the world she has known. Mocked by her cousins and the women she works alongside, and terrified by the brutality of her uncle and the unwelcome attentions of her cousin Frank, Lucy is desperately unhappy. And then one day, the worst happens and Lucy finds herself homeless, friendless and destitute. It seems there's only one person in the world willing to help her. But can she break her promise to her mother? Or should she accept that there's only one place a girl in her situation can go ...?

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