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Ellie Dean - Author

About the Author

Ellie Dean lives in Eastbourne, which has been her home for many years and where she raised her three children. She is also the author of There'll be Blue Skies, Far from Home and Keep Smiling Through.

Featured books by Ellie Dean

With a Kiss and a Prayer

With a Kiss and a Prayer

Author: Ellie Dean Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/01/2018

 FIND LOVE. FIND HOPE. FIND CLIFFEHAVEN. With a Kiss and a Prayer is set almost exclusively in Cliffehaven in the heart of Ellie Dean's world: the Beach View Boarding House.

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Shelter from the Storm

Shelter from the Storm

Author: Ellie Dean Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/08/2016

Daniel and April endeavour to spend as much time together as possible - every moment is precious with the threat of Daniel being sent to fight overseas looming over them. But with war and race both involved, their relationship was never going to be simple...

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Sweet Memories of You

Sweet Memories of You

Author: Ellie Dean Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/01/2016

'I'm not working on a factory floor or digging for victory, but in my own small way I do what I can for those I love.' It's 1943 and Peggy Reilly is at her best when the troubles of war come knocking at the door of Beach View Boarding House - especially when it concerns her younger sister, Doreen. Doreen is divorced from Eddie, but his letters have taken on a more threatening tone of late.

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While We're Apart

While We're Apart

Author: Ellie Dean Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/01/2015

This is the compelling new Second World War novel from Sunday Times Top Ten bestselling author of Some Lucky Day. It is 1942 and England is at war. Mary Jones has just celebrated her eighteenth birthday and said goodbye to her childhood sweetheart Jack, when she learns that her house has taken a direct hit during a tip and run raid. With both her parents dead and her home destroyed, a distraught Mary moves in with Jack's parents. But her father's trunk is still intact amid the ruins, and Mary discovers a shocking secret amongst his diaries. Mary travels to Cliffehaven on the south coast in search of answers. Here she is billeted with Peggy Reilly's fearsome sister, Doris. When warm-hearted Peggy befriends Mary, she discovers the young woman's secret. But she begins to regret getting involved, for there can only be trouble ahead...

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Some Lucky Day

Some Lucky Day

Author: Ellie Dean Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/08/2014

This is the gripping new Second World War novel from Sunday Times Top Ten bestselling author of All My Tomorrows. May 1942. Kitty Pargeter loves the life she's leading as a talented young pilot, serving her country. But tragedy strikes when she is forced to crash-land and is badly injured. She is taken to a specialist hospital in Cliffehaven, where she must come to terms with the disabling injury that threatens her career. Then comes the shattering news that her beloved brother has been shot down and presumed dead. And she wonders if she'll able to find the courage and fortitude to carry on. As Kitty slowly recovers - with the help of Peggy Reilly and her family at Beach View boarding house - she is more determined than ever to return to the job she loves, whatever it takes.

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All My Tomorrows

All My Tomorrows

Author: Ellie Dean Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/01/2014

This is the compelling new Second World War novel from the author of Always in My Heart. In defending herself against her brutal husband, eighteen-year-old Ruby Clark is forced to flee London. She has no idea where Cliffehaven is, or what she will find there, but she knows that she will never be able to return home again. At first it seems she's fallen on her feet. She gets a job at the local armaments factory, and the couple she is billeted with are kind and supportive. But when her host makes advances, Ruby is left homeless once more. Until Peggy Reilly welcomes her into the warmth of Beach View boarding house and Ruby dares to hope for a brighter future.

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Always in My Heart

Always in My Heart

Author: Ellie Dean Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/08/2013

As the Japanese begin their assault on Singapore, Sarah Fuller is forced to leave her parents and fiance, Philip, behind. The long journey to England is fraught with danger, and Sarah and her sister Jane don't even know if their great-aunt is alive, let alone waiting for them. They arrive in Cliffehaven, on the south coast of England, and here Sarah must find work to support them both.When the Women's Timber Corps takes over the local estate, Sarah enlists as a lumberjill. But as time goes on and the news of events in Singapore worsen, Sarah fears she will never see Philip and her parents again...

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Where the Heart Lies

Where the Heart Lies

Author: Ellie Dean Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/01/2013

Determined to uphold her promise to her sister to keep William safe until his father, Bill, returns from the war, she accepts a post as a midwife in Cliffehaven on the south-coast of England. Here they are taken under the wing of the Reilly family at the Beach View boarding house. But all too soon Julie learns that Bill is 'missing in action' and William falls dangerously ill. As she begins the long vigil by William's beside, she fears she will lose the little boy she has grown to love as her own.

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Other books by Ellie Dean

With Hope and Love

With Hope and Love

Author: Ellie Dean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/08/2019

************** PRE-ORDER NOW: THE SEVENTEENTH CLIFFEHAVEN NOVEL BY SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR ELLIE DEAN Cliffehaven, 1945 The war in Europe is over, but for Peggy Reilly and the residents of Beach View Boarding House the effects of the conflict are still far-reaching. Cockney evacuee, Ivy, and her sweetheart, Andy, are saving to get married and fulfil their dream of returning to the East End. But when tragedy strikes, Ivy is faced with a life-changing dilemma that only she can resolve. Rita also faces an impossible choice when her sweetheart Peter proposes and asks her to live with him in Australia - just as her widowed father returns from the fighting in Europe. Meanwhile Peggy must say goodbye to several of her evacuee chicks whilst she awaits the return of her family from Somerset and the news that her husband, Jim, can finally come home. It's a dream she's held onto for six long years, but fate has one more twist in store.

On a Turning Tide

On a Turning Tide

Author: Ellie Dean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/01/2019

************** PRE-ORDER NOW: THE SIXTEENTH CLIFFEHAVEN NOVEL BY SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR ELLIE DEAN Cliffehaven, October 1944 As the Allied troops draw closer to victory, life at Beach View Boarding House is still full of uncertainty. Rosie's plans for her wedding to Ron Reilly are plagued with misunderstandings. And when Ron takes on a secret assignment just days before they are due to say their vows, it seems their plans for a future together may be doomed. Meanwhile, Peggy Reilly embraces her new managerial role at the uniform factory. It's a welcome distraction while her husband Jim is still away fighting in the Far East. But when an old school adversary joins the factory's ranks, Peggy must win her own battles on the home front. As a new year dawns, hopes grow brighter for the return of loved ones - but a big sea change is still to come before Victory in Europe can be declared. Victory is in sight, but the war is not yet won.

As the Sun Breaks Through

As the Sun Breaks Through

Author: Ellie Dean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/08/2018

************** THE FIFTEENTH CLIFFEHAVEN NOVEL BY SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR ELLIE DEAN Cliffehaven, June 1944 As the planes continue to circle over Cliffehaven, Peggy Reilly's sister Doris must seek refuge after a V-1 blast destroys her home. Rita, Sarah and the other residents at Beach View Boarding House quickly find their peace disturbed and it's not long before even Peggy loses her patience. But with more bad news to come, will Doris finally be forced to swallow her pride? Meanwhile Peggy's father-in-law Ron Reilly is delighted when his sweetheart Rosie returns home. Until a heart-breaking confession suggests things may never be the same between them. With loved ones scattered far and wide across the globe, and tensions running high, the end of the war feels somehow further than ever. And yet with the long-awaited Allied invasion in sight, a glimmer of light is starting to break through... A fabulous, heart-warming Second World War novel in Ellie Dean's bestselling Cliffehaven series (previously called the Beach View Boarding House series).

As the Sun Breaks Through

As the Sun Breaks Through

Author: Ellie Dean Format: eBook Release Date: 23/08/2018

Random House presents the audiobook edition of As the Sun Breaks Through by Ellie Dean, read by Penelope Freeman.THE FIFTEENTH CLIFFEHAVEN NOVEL BY SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR ELLIE DEANCliffehaven, June 1944As the planes continue to circle over Cliffehaven, Peggy Reilly's sister Doris must seek refuge after a V-1 blast destroys her home. Rita, Sarah and the other residents at Beach View Boarding House quickly find their peace disturbed and it's not long before even Peggy loses her patience. But with more bad news to come, will Doris finally be forced to swallow her pride? Meanwhile Peggy's father-in-law Ron Reilly is delighted when his sweetheart Rosie returns home. Until a heart-breaking confession suggests things may never be the same between them. With loved ones scattered far and wide across the globe, and tensions running high, the end of the war feels somehow further than ever. And yet with the long-awaited Allied invasion in sight, a glimmer of light is starting to break through...A fabulous, heart-warming Second World War novel in Ellie Dean's bestselling Cliffehaven series (previously called the Beach View Boarding House series).

With a Kiss and a Prayer

With a Kiss and a Prayer

Author: Ellie Dean Format: eBook Release Date: 15/02/2018

Random House presents the audiobook edition of With a Kiss and a Prayer by Ellie Dean, read by Julie Maisey.Cliffehaven, May 1944 The tension is rising for Peggy Reilly and the inhabitants of Cliffehaven as the planes continue to roar above the town and there is still no news of the long-awaited Allied invasion into France. There seems to be no end in sight of this war which has scattered her family and brought conflict right to the door of Beach View Boarding House, but Peggy cannot work miracles and the toll of the war is beginning to weigh on her slender shoulders.Meanwhile, Ron Reilly has landed himself in hot water with his sweetheart, Rosie - and this time, his Irish charm will not be enough to get him out of trouble.The war has forever changed the lives of Peggy's loved ones, but with the promise of an Allied invasion comes the hope that her beloved husband and family will at last be coming home. It will take an enormous amount of spirit to keep that hope alive and bring harmony back to Beach View.FIND LOVE. FIND HOPE. FIND CLIFFEHAVEN.With a Kiss and a Prayer is set almost exclusively in Cliffehaven in the heart of Ellie Dean's world: the Beach View Boarding House.

With a Kiss and a Prayer

With a Kiss and a Prayer

Author: Ellie Dean Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/01/2018

 FIND LOVE. FIND HOPE. FIND CLIFFEHAVEN. With a Kiss and a Prayer is set almost exclusively in Cliffehaven in the heart of Ellie Dean's world: the Beach View Boarding House.

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Waiting Hours

Waiting Hours

Author: Ellie Dean Format: eBook Release Date: 24/08/2017

Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Waiting Hours by Ellie Dean, read by Julie Maisey.Slapton Sands, 1943 War has not been kind to Carol Porter. It took her husband and baby, and with them her heart. At last she's found some peace, working as a land girl at Coombe Farm. But Carol's sanctuary, the whole local area in fact, is about to be disrupted. When Pauline Reilly hears Carol's news she's worried for her little sister. But as rumours about Slapton Sands reach Cliffehaven, Pauline can't help be more concerned for her only surviving son. And despite her sister-in-law Peggy's best efforts, nothing soothes Pauline's fears. As Carol prepares to face the impending upheaval alone her beloved mother, Dolly, swoops in to Slapton, and packing up Carol's life presents unexpected opportunities for them both: Carol looks to her future while Dolly confronts a ghost from her past, and they both have a chance to mend their broken hearts.

The Waiting Hours

The Waiting Hours

Author: Ellie Dean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/08/2017

THE NEW CLIFFEHAVEN NOVEL BY SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR ELLIE DEAN 'The Waiting Hours is a gem of a book, which will touch readers' hearts. Ellie Dean effortlessly evokes a sense of time and place, and revisits a fascinating part of wartime history in a story where strong women triumph over adversity, and it's never too late to find love.' Clare Harvey 'Ellie Dean's loyal readers will be thrilled with this new novel.' Helen Carey ******* Slapton Sands, 1943 War has not been kind to Carol Porter. It took her husband and baby, and with them her heart. At last she's found some peace, working as a land girl at Coombe Farm. But Carol's sanctuary, the whole local area in fact, is about to be disrupted. When Pauline Reilly hears Carol's news she's worried for her little sister. But as rumours about Slapton Sands reach Cliffehaven, Pauline can't help be more concerned for her only surviving son. And despite her sister-in-law Peggy's best efforts, nothing soothes Pauline's fears. As Carol prepares to face the impending upheaval alone her beloved mother, Dolly, swoops in to Slapton, and packing up Carol's life presents unexpected opportunities for them both: Carol looks to her future while Dolly confronts a ghost from her past, and they both have a chance to mend their broken hearts. The THIRTEENTH fabulous, heart-warming Second World War novel in Ellie Dean's bestselling Cliffehaven series (previously called the Beach View Boarding House series). Ellie's next novel - With a Kiss and a Prayer - is available to pre-order now in paperback and ebook. 'An immensely satisfying and entertaining historical novel.' Frost Magazine `Touching, poignant and warm storytelling' Hair Past a Freckle Blog `Saga fans will love The Waiting Hours and I would definitely recommend buying it as soon as possible' Shaz's Book Blog `I just could not put it down' Ginger Book Geek `The characters feel real and authentic' Anne Bonny Book Blog

Until You Come Home

Until You Come Home

Author: Ellie Dean Format: eBook Release Date: 09/03/2017

THE TWELFTH CLIFFEHAVEN NOVEL BY SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR ELLIE DEAN'We'll just have to carry on in the belief that the end of the war is finally in sight'It is 1944 and Anne Black is making the best of a new life in Somerset, but bringing up her daughters so far from their father, her mother Peggy and their real home of Cliffehaven isn't easy. The safety of Somerset makes separation bearable, until danger strikes and rocks Anne's world. Back in Cliffehaven Peggy Reilly is running the Beach View Boarding House with her usual love and warmth. The war is taking its toll however, and Peggy longs to have her scattered family home again. Until then she'll continue being a mother to all, and maybe even find some time for herself. As the fighter planes leave RAF Cliffe every evening all anyone can hope is that the war, like the night, will soon be over.A fabulous, heart-warming Second World War novel in Ellie Dean's bestselling Cliffehaven series (previously called the Beach View Boarding House series).

Until You Come Home

Until You Come Home

Author: Ellie Dean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/01/2017

THE TWELFTH CLIFFEHAVEN NOVEL BY SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR ELLIE DEAN `We'll just have to carry on in the belief that the end of the war is finally in sight' It is 1944 and Anne Black is making the best of a new life in Somerset, but bringing up her daughters so far from their father, her mother Peggy and their real home of Cliffehaven isn't easy. The safety of Somerset makes separation bearable, until danger strikes and rocks Anne's world. Back in Cliffehaven Peggy Reilly is running the Beach View Boarding House with her usual love and warmth. The war is taking its toll however, and Peggy longs to have her scattered family home again. Until then she'll continue being a mother to all, and maybe even find some time for herself. As the fighter planes leave RAF Cliffe every evening all anyone can hope is that the war, like the night, will soon be over. A fabulous, heart-warming Second World War novel in Ellie Dean's bestselling Cliffehaven series (previously called the Beach View Boarding House series).

Shelter from the Storm

Shelter from the Storm

Author: Ellie Dean Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/08/2016

Daniel and April endeavour to spend as much time together as possible - every moment is precious with the threat of Daniel being sent to fight overseas looming over them. But with war and race both involved, their relationship was never going to be simple...

ebook of the month
Sweet Memories of You

Sweet Memories of You

Author: Ellie Dean Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/01/2016

'I'm not working on a factory floor or digging for victory, but in my own small way I do what I can for those I love.' It's 1943 and Peggy Reilly is at her best when the troubles of war come knocking at the door of Beach View Boarding House - especially when it concerns her younger sister, Doreen. Doreen is divorced from Eddie, but his letters have taken on a more threatening tone of late.

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Sealed With a Loving Kiss

Sealed With a Loving Kiss

Author: Ellie Dean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/08/2015

THE NINTH CLIFFEHAVEN NOVEL BY SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR ELLIE DEAN After the death of her parents in a bombing raid, Mary Jones discovers a secret in the pages of father's diaries. Her search for the truth brings her to Cliffehaven on the south coast. Here, she finds work at the Kodak factory, sifting through the Airgraphs which are being sent from all over the world by the men and women in the armed forces, and by their loved ones. All the while she longs for news of her own sweetheart, fighting in Europe. With the help of Peggy Reilly and her family at Beach View Boarding House Mary starts to build a new life for herself. But events that happened eighteen years before still echo, and should a promise Peggy made then be broken, it will have a devastating affect not only on Mary, but them all... A fabulous, heart-warming Second World War novel in Ellie Dean's bestselling Cliffehaven series (previously called the Beach View Boarding House series).

While We're Apart

While We're Apart

Author: Ellie Dean Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/01/2015

This is the compelling new Second World War novel from Sunday Times Top Ten bestselling author of Some Lucky Day. It is 1942 and England is at war. Mary Jones has just celebrated her eighteenth birthday and said goodbye to her childhood sweetheart Jack, when she learns that her house has taken a direct hit during a tip and run raid. With both her parents dead and her home destroyed, a distraught Mary moves in with Jack's parents. But her father's trunk is still intact amid the ruins, and Mary discovers a shocking secret amongst his diaries. Mary travels to Cliffehaven on the south coast in search of answers. Here she is billeted with Peggy Reilly's fearsome sister, Doris. When warm-hearted Peggy befriends Mary, she discovers the young woman's secret. But she begins to regret getting involved, for there can only be trouble ahead...

ebook of the month
Some Lucky Day

Some Lucky Day

Author: Ellie Dean Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/08/2014

This is the gripping new Second World War novel from Sunday Times Top Ten bestselling author of All My Tomorrows. May 1942. Kitty Pargeter loves the life she's leading as a talented young pilot, serving her country. But tragedy strikes when she is forced to crash-land and is badly injured. She is taken to a specialist hospital in Cliffehaven, where she must come to terms with the disabling injury that threatens her career. Then comes the shattering news that her beloved brother has been shot down and presumed dead. And she wonders if she'll able to find the courage and fortitude to carry on. As Kitty slowly recovers - with the help of Peggy Reilly and her family at Beach View boarding house - she is more determined than ever to return to the job she loves, whatever it takes.

ebook of the month
All My Tomorrows

All My Tomorrows

Author: Ellie Dean Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/01/2014

This is the compelling new Second World War novel from the author of Always in My Heart. In defending herself against her brutal husband, eighteen-year-old Ruby Clark is forced to flee London. She has no idea where Cliffehaven is, or what she will find there, but she knows that she will never be able to return home again. At first it seems she's fallen on her feet. She gets a job at the local armaments factory, and the couple she is billeted with are kind and supportive. But when her host makes advances, Ruby is left homeless once more. Until Peggy Reilly welcomes her into the warmth of Beach View boarding house and Ruby dares to hope for a brighter future.

ebook of the month

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