Pamela Evans - Author

About the Author

Pamela Evans was born and brought up in West London. After living in Wales for many years, she has recently moved back to England and is now settled in Surrey close to her two sons and five beautiful grandchildren.

Featured books by Pamela Evans

On Her Own Two Feet

On Her Own Two Feet

Author: Pamela Evans Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/10/2014

In the middle of a party to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of King George V in 1935, Mollie Fisher's good-for-nothing husband walks out on his wife and baby girl. Luckily, Mollie has a loving family to turn to for help. Mollie's mother, Marge, is delighted to look after baby Esme while Mollie goes out to work. Meanwhile, her nan, Nora, encourages Mollie to join a local keep fit class, which opens her eyes to a whole new world. Determined to better herself, Mollie qualifies as a fitness instructor and starts to run her own classes for the local community, where she befriends a group of women she would never have known existed. But with the outbreak of the Second World War and the ever-present danger of losing her loved ones in the London bombings, it takes courage for Mollie to stand on her own two feet...

A Distant Dream

A Distant Dream

Author: Pamela Evans Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/09/2013

It's 1936 in West London, and fifteen-year-old May Stubbs and her family have endured the worst of The Depression. Looking forward to a more prosperous future, they take on a derelict cricket pavilion, convert it into a cafe and general store, and find it quickly becomes the hub of the community. Then May contracts tuberculosis, and the way ahead looks less certain. Leaving her best friend, Betty Lane, and lifelong soul mate, George Bailey, behind, she is sent away to fight off the illness. But on her return to London, she finds things have changed. And when war is declared, it is clear that serious complications and heartache lie in store for them all.

Other books by Pamela Evans

A Brighter Day Tomorrow

A Brighter Day Tomorrow

Author: Pamela Evans Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/10/2018

A BRIGHTER DAY TOMORROW is a heartwarming and poignant saga from Pam Evans, set in London during the Second World War. Perfect for readers of Kitty Neale, Katie Flynn and Dilly Court. Readers love Pam Evans' books: 'A touching novel' Daily Express Despite air raids and rationing in wartime London, sisters Liz and Dora Beck find time for fun and laughter at the local ice-rink. Then a handsome American serviceman catches their attention, and so begins heartache between the sisters. Dora is increasingly jealous of her sister's blossoming romance with Victor. But when Victor is killed in a bomb attack, Liz makes a shocking discovery that upsets her whole family. Forced out of her home, Liz finds support where she least expects it. And, with almost nothing left to lose, she hopes for a brighter day tomorrow...

A Brighter Day Tomorrow

A Brighter Day Tomorrow

Author: Pamela Evans Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/05/2018

A BRIGHTER DAY TOMORROW is a heartwarming and poignant saga from Pam Evans, set in London during the Second World War. Perfect for readers of Kitty Neale, Katie Flynn and Dilly Court. Readers love Pam Evans' books: 'A touching novel' Daily Express When they're not working in a West London munitions factory, Liz Beck and her best friend Marg find time for fun and laughter at the local ice rink. Then a couple of handsome American servicemen sweep them off their feet and Marg's dream of becoming a GI bride looks like it might come true. Liz's sister Dora is jealous of the romance that blossoms between Victor and Liz but nothing can spoil Liz's happiness. Then tragedy strikes and Liz makes a discovery that causes a rift in her family. With almost nothing left to lose, she finds love and support where she least expects it and, as the war comes to an end, she hopes for a brighter day tomorrow...

Preschool Parent Primer

Preschool Parent Primer

Author: Pamela Evans Format: eBook Release Date: 05/03/2018

What a wonderful time to be the parent or teacher of preschoolers. We have more information available than ever before. There is an abundance of expert information both in print and online. This book strives to serve as an informal conversation more than a book dedicated to specific studies. The Preschool Parent Primer will provide you with some practical advice learned from Pamela Evans' many years of teaching preschoolers, developing curricula, teaching workshops, and working closely with parents. She has a unique perspective, having taught many of her students well beyond the preschool years (some right through college), as a music teacher. This has allowed her to observe many parenting and teaching styles play out over the years. Evans' focus on the preschool years and how they impact children as they continue on in their education is highly insightful. Her respect for parents and children is integral to the book, which stresses the importance of building a calm, solid foundation.A book cannot tell you how to raise your child or what's right for your family. Every child is different and every family unique. You are the expert on your child, but perspective from someone who's seen many children and families through these early years can be helpful. The best advice is to trust your intuition, seek council from those you trust, and don't worry about the little stuff. It's important to take the time to enjoy these years. Cliche or not, the preschool years really will be over before you know it, and you will hardly remember many of the issues that seem insurmountable now. That said, The Preschool Parent Primer is help for now!The Preschool Parent Primer is to be used as a guide toward best practices for parents and teachers of preschoolers. The Primer offers insight into many common practices of teachers, concerns of parents, and needs of preschoolers. You will notice that the first 2 pages of each chapter are a list of key factors to keep in mind and ideas to help with a specific challenge. The chapter following the list has in-depth information on the topic with anecdotes and references for further reading where appropriate.Parents are a child's first and most influential teachers; however, parenting and teaching can be challenging as each has a steep learning curve. You might think I have seen it all in my 30 years of teaching, and yet, every year I am surprised by something I have never seen before! That is why I started making a checklist of things to keep in mind as I start each school year with the goal to meet the needs of each individual child and parent. As the years have passed, more and more parents have come to me with similar questions and concerns, making it clear to me that my list of best practices would be helpful for the parents of preschoolers. So here it is, The Preschool Parent Primer.

Dance Your Troubles Away

Dance Your Troubles Away

Author: Pamela Evans Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/09/2017

Pam Evans' heartwarming London saga, DANCE YOUR TROUBLES AWAY, is set during the Second World War and is sure to appeal to fans of Katie Flynn and Cathy Sharp. When Polly Pritchard learns that her husband has been killed in action, she brings up their young daughter Emmie alone. To make ends meet she gets a job at the Cherry Ballroom in West London and it is here that she meets James, a Canadian airman, and they fall in love. But then Polly's husband turns up, very much alive... Life is even harder for Polly after the war; James has gone; her husband is involved in a criminal gang; and their daughter suffers from an illness that leaves her deaf. But Polly's spirit remains strong and with courage and determination she find the happiness she and her daughter deserve.

Dance Your Troubles Away

Dance Your Troubles Away

Author: Pamela Evans Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/04/2017

Pam Evans' heartwarming London saga, DANCE YOUR TROUBLES AWAY, is set during the Second World War and is sure to appeal to fans of Katie Flynn and Cathy Sharp. When Polly Pritchard learns that her husband has been killed in action, she brings up their young daughter Emmie alone. To make ends meet she gets a job at the Cherry Ballroom in West London and it is here that she meets James, a Canadian airman, and they fall in love. But then Polly's husband turns up, very much alive... Life is even harder for Polly after the war; James has gone; her husband is involved in a criminal gang; and their daughter suffers from an illness that leaves her deaf. But Polly's spirit remains strong and with courage and determination she find the happiness she and her daughter deserve.

Diamonds in Danby Walk When tragedy strikes, an East End girl faces difficult choices...

Diamonds in Danby Walk When tragedy strikes, an East End girl faces difficult choices...

Author: Pamela Evans Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/11/2016

Set in London's East End in the 1900s, DIAMONDS IN DANBY WALK is Pam Evans' dramatic and heartrending family saga sure to appeal to fans of Dilly Court and Annie Murray. If Ralph Jackson had not been selfishly intent on an afternoon's stolen pleasure with his East End mistress Clara that day in 1900, a great many lives would have been different - most notably that of Amy Atkins, Clara's skinny young niece. Her penniless father George wants a better start for her than the mean streets of Bethnal Green, and if he has to resort to a spot of blackmail to get it, so be it. For fear of his philandering ways coming to light, Ralph offers Amy a job at his posh West London jeweller's. With her quick wits and eye for business she attracts the attention of Ralph's handsome son Clifford. But when one thing inevitably leads to another, weak-willed Clifford is quite happy to leave Amy holding the baby. He has reckoned without the powerful influence Amy's father still exerts over Ralph. An amazed Amy finds herself Mrs Clifford Jackson, but even love and gratitude do not blind her to her husband's weaknesses, and when tragedy strikes she is faced with some difficult choices . . .

Lamplight on the Thames The war is over but a feud between two families has begun...

Lamplight on the Thames The war is over but a feud between two families has begun...

Author: Pamela Evans Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/11/2016

A dramatic story of bitter rivalry and forbidden love, Pam Evans' London saga, LAMPLIGHT ON THE THAMES, is sure to appeal to fans of Kitty Neale, Katie Flynn and Kate Thompson. Since the end of the war, when Bob Brown had taken over the car workshop in London, Frank Bennett had been trying to get his hands on it. An East Ender made good, Frank was determined to get the prime site - whatever the cost. As children, Bob's daughter Bella and Frank's son Dezi became unlikely friends, though both families disapproved. Years later, their love blossomed, and it seemed that nothing, not even the feud between their fathers, could prevent their marriage. Until Bob's tragic death and his dying request to Bella . . .

When the Lights Go Down The glamour of the cinema heals the heartbreak of war...

When the Lights Go Down The glamour of the cinema heals the heartbreak of war...

Author: Pamela Evans Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/09/2016

The irresistible, heartwarming new saga from Pam Evans, the bestselling author of IN THE DARK STREETS SHINING. It is 1938 and the threat of war looms on the streets of London. But, when the lights go down in the cinema aisles, usherette Daisy Blake is transported to a world of glamour and romance. Among the staff there is much merriment and Daisy soon falls in love with the handsome organist, Al Dawson. Then war is declared and, just after Al leaves for the frontline, Daisy discovers she's pregnant. Her mother is distraught; she doesn't think Al is right for her daughter and when Daisy's letters to him go unanswered, her mother encourages her to marry John, the cinema's projectionist, to spare her further heartache. As the blitz rages over London and disaster strikes, Daisy's morale is boosted by her work and her young son, Sam, brings her comfort and joy in the troubled times ahead...

Star Quality

Star Quality

Author: Pamela Evans Format: eBook Release Date: 24/03/2016

As history repeats itself, will a happy ending finally be achieved? In Star Quality, Pam Evans writes a heart-breaking, yet ultimately uplifting, saga of love and family spanning across two generations. Perfect for fans of Dilly Court and Sheila Newberry.Young Tess Trent works at Emerson's department store in London's West End, its affluence a far remove from her own ordinary, respectable home in Briar Park in Hammersmith. But unlike her parents, Tess does not believe the fine and beautiful things she sells each day will be beyond her reach for ever.The son of a Sheffield miner, Max Bentley wants to earn his living as a musician in a dance band in London. His parents are horrified. Meeting at a dance one Saturday night, Tess and Max are instantly attracted, and soon discover they share the same dreams. But Max's ambitions drive them apart. Feeling betrayed and desperate, Tess does her best to find fulfilment in marriage and her dream of opening a shop. Years later, Tess's nineteen-year-old daughter Judy falls in love with a musician. His name is Max Bentley... What readers are saying about Star Quality: 'A story with some very strong characters and an emphasis on family values. I loved it''Enjoyed every minute - five stars'

The Apple of her Eye The tragedy of war unites two London families

The Apple of her Eye The tragedy of war unites two London families

Author: Pamela Evans Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/09/2015

Pam Evans' family saga brings post-war London vividly to life as, amid rationing and food shortages, a young girl finds a passion for growing her own vegetables. It is 1945 and April Green and her cousin Heather wonder if the war will ever end. Then tragedy strikes when the local pub in Chiswick takes a direct hit. April and her brother do all they can to help their grieving mother and, by tending her father's allotment, April discovers a passion for growing vegetables. Meanwhile, Winnie Benson is facing the fact that her husband may never walk again and, until their son, George, returns from the Merchant Navy, Winnie must run their greengrocer's on her own. Once the war is over and George is home, things start to improve but rationing remains in force and April's supply of home-grown vegetables couldn't be more welcome. And, before long, George can't help wishing he was the apple of her eye...

The Apple of her Eye The tragedy of war unites two London families

The Apple of her Eye The tragedy of war unites two London families

Author: Pamela Evans Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2015

Pam Evans' family saga brings post-war London vividly to life as, amid rationing and food shortages, a young girl finds a passion for growing her own vegetables. It is February 1945 and April Green and her cousin Heather wonder if the war will ever end. Then the local pub in Chiswick takes a direct hit and April's father is killed in the blast. Life without him is hard to bear and April and her brother do all they can to help, particularly when their mother announces she is pregnant. Volunteering to tend her father's allotment, April discovers a passion for growing vegetables. Meanwhile, Winnie Benson is coming to terms with her husband's spinal injuries. He may never walk again and, until their son, George, returns from the Merchant Navy, Winnie must run their greengrocer's on her own. Once the war is over and George is home, things start to improve but rationing remains in force and fresh vegetables are hard to find. April's supply of home-grown produce couldn't be more welcome. And, before long, George can't help wishing he was the apple of her eye...

On Her Own Two Feet

On Her Own Two Feet

Author: Pamela Evans Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/10/2014

In the middle of a party to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of King George V in 1935, Mollie Fisher's good-for-nothing husband walks out on his wife and baby girl. Luckily, Mollie has a loving family to turn to for help. Mollie's mother, Marge, is delighted to look after baby Esme while Mollie goes out to work. Meanwhile, her nan, Nora, encourages Mollie to join a local keep fit class, which opens her eyes to a whole new world. Determined to better herself, Mollie qualifies as a fitness instructor and starts to run her own classes for the local community, where she befriends a group of women she would never have known existed. But with the outbreak of the Second World War and the ever-present danger of losing her loved ones in the London bombings, it takes courage for Mollie to stand on her own two feet...

On Her Own Two Feet Despite heartbreak and war, a mother dreams of a better life

On Her Own Two Feet Despite heartbreak and war, a mother dreams of a better life

Author: Pamela Evans Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/02/2014

Bringing the Keep Fit movement vividly to life in 1940s' London, Pam Evans' family saga will inspire and enthral anyone who has ever dared to dream of a better life. In the middle of a party to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of King George V in 1935, Mollie Fisher's good-for-nothing husband walks out on his wife and baby girl. Luckily, Mollie has a loving family to turn to for help. Mollie's mother, Marge, is delighted to look after baby Esme while Mollie goes out to work. Meanwhile, her nan, Nora, encourages Mollie to join a local keep fit class, which opens her eyes to a whole new world. Determined to better herself, Mollie qualifies as a fitness instructor and starts to run her own classes for the local community, where she befriends a group of women she would never have known existed. But with the outbreak of the Second World War and the ever-present danger of losing her loved ones in the London bombings, it takes courage for Mollie to stand on her own two feet...

A Distant Dream

A Distant Dream

Author: Pamela Evans Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/09/2013

It's 1936 in West London, and fifteen-year-old May Stubbs and her family have endured the worst of The Depression. Looking forward to a more prosperous future, they take on a derelict cricket pavilion, convert it into a cafe and general store, and find it quickly becomes the hub of the community. Then May contracts tuberculosis, and the way ahead looks less certain. Leaving her best friend, Betty Lane, and lifelong soul mate, George Bailey, behind, she is sent away to fight off the illness. But on her return to London, she finds things have changed. And when war is declared, it is clear that serious complications and heartache lie in store for them all.

Dead As I'll Ever Be: Psychic Adventures That Changed My Life

Dead As I'll Ever Be: Psychic Adventures That Changed My Life

Author: Pamela Evans Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2013

No matter how many times we mess up or fail to learn our lessons, we get another chance to get it right. Pamela Evans has spent three decades researching reincarnation to reaffirm that it brings hope, integrity and meaning to our lives.

Life Is Fair: Everything Happens for a Reason

Life Is Fair: Everything Happens for a Reason

Author: Pamela Evans Format: eBook Release Date: 02/12/2012

Whispers in the Town Two sisters fight for love in a changing world

Whispers in the Town Two sisters fight for love in a changing world

Author: Pamela Evans Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/09/2012

For West London girls Sal and Ann Storey, 1957 should have been one of the happiest years of their lives. Instead, the sisters' world is turned upside down when two family tragedies strike in quick succession. Left to run the family's sweetshop with their grandmother, Sal discovers she has a flair for business - but it doesn't make up for everything she and Ann have lost. When Sal meets handsome taxi driver Bob Beck and falls deeply in love, it seems that her luck is changing. Bob becomes her one constant as she struggles to keep the business afloat, and as Ann finally uncovers the guilty secret she's been carrying for so long; a secret which could have explosive consequences for the sisters. The last thing Sal needs is for Bob's scheming ex-fiancee Kate to reappear in his life - especially as Kate is preparing to make a stunning revelation; one which could destroy their relationship for good...

The Prepared Girl A Book for Young Girls Entering the Big Girlz World

The Prepared Girl A Book for Young Girls Entering the Big Girlz World

Author: Pamela Evans Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/05/2012

The Other Side of Happiness A perfect love. A cherished daughter. A dark secret.

The Other Side of Happiness A perfect love. A cherished daughter. A dark secret.

Author: Pamela Evans Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2011

For typist Sadie Bell, the 1960s promise a decade of mini-skirts, pop music and endless possibilities. Young and carefree, she lives happily with her parents and older brothers in Hammersmith. When Sadie meets Paul Winston at a Cliff Richard concert, it marks the beginning of a new chapter in her life. Falling head over heels in love, the couple can't wait to be married and move in to Paul's parents' home in a beautiful Surrey village until they can afford a place of their own. Despite the disapproval of her mother-in-law, Sadie is deeply happy with her new husband. But Paul and Sadie's joy is tragically short-lived and Sadie returns to London alone and pregnant. Although heartbroken, Sadie finds support in her family and close friend Brenda, and a new sense of purpose with the birth of her baby girl, Rosie. But life has more surprises in store for Sadie, and a terrible secret threatens to take everything away from her once more...

Harvest Nights A trust betrayed. A secret laid bare. A family divided.

Harvest Nights A trust betrayed. A secret laid bare. A family divided.

Author: Pamela Evans Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/09/2010

Infidelity and long-kept secrets threaten to destroy a family in Pamela Evans' gripping London saga. It's 1920, and ex-land girl Clara Tripp is back home in West London with her family. Despite her engagement to local boy Arnold, Clara is feeling trapped in her dead-end job and longs to return to the countryside. An unexpected meeting with old flame Charlie Fenner leads to a temporary job at his family's orchard in Kent. Clara is finally content, but the longer she spends with the Fenners, the more she begins to suspect that all is not what it seems. What is the dark secret that hangs over them all? As Clara's feelings for Charlie grow, she realises she has an enemy on the farm who wants her gone at any cost...

The Tideway Girls A thrilling wartime saga of jealousy and love

The Tideway Girls A thrilling wartime saga of jealousy and love

Author: Pamela Evans Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2009

A heartrending saga of sisters separated by shame from much-loved author Pamela Evans. It's 1912, and, like all fisher folk in the village of Tideway, the Bow family live a simple life. Edie Bow loves her children dearly: handsome Henry, sensible Bessie, spirited May and little Sam. But one night tragedy strikes, and Henry is lost at sea. And when May falls pregnant out of wedlock, shamed Edie sends her daughter to London for an abortion. Determined to keep her child, May stays on in the city, away from her beloved sister Bessie. Torn apart, the girls must face their own struggles without each other, but through even the darkest night, a light burns strong: the love of a sister...

Under an Amber Sky Family, friendship and romance unite in this heart-warming wartime saga

Under an Amber Sky Family, friendship and romance unite in this heart-warming wartime saga

Author: Pamela Evans Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/04/2009

A heartrending London wartime saga from much-loved author Pamela Evans. For the Porters and the Mills, family and friendship are the glue that binds everything together. So when the Porters' home is destroyed in the Blitz and only seventeen-year-old Nell and her little sister Pansy survive, all their lives are shattered. Peg Mills is determined to look after her best friend's daughters. And, in time, the girls begin to thrive - Pansy, evacuated to the countryside and Peg's loving mother, and Nell in her new job at the local newspaper. But trouble is on its way. Nell discovers her handsome suitor Gus Granger is hiding a dangerous secret. And, just when she needs him the most, her closest confidant Ed Mills is declared missing in action. Nell suddenly realises that Ed means much more to her than just a friend. But will she ever see him again to tell him her true feelings?

When The Boys Come Home A heartrending wartime saga of soldiers, evacuation and love

When The Boys Come Home A heartrending wartime saga of soldiers, evacuation and love

Author: Pamela Evans Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/12/2007

As German bombs wreak havoc on West London, for Morgan's Dairy it's business as usual. But when owner Dai Morgan is killed in an air raid, his daughter Megan is determined to continue in her father's footsteps and she braves the ravaged streets alone to do his milk round by horse and cart. Megan finds comfort in the knowledge that her twin girls are tucked away in a Welsh village, but she worries about her husband, Will, abroad with his platoon. And when Will's best friend, Doug Reynolds, returns, wounded and disfigured, she doesn't hesitate to take the poor man in. However, Doug is not the man she thinks he is. And when the boys come home, Megan has battle scars she can't allow Will to see...

In The Dark Streets Shining A touching wartime saga of hope and new beginnings

In The Dark Streets Shining A touching wartime saga of hope and new beginnings

Author: Pamela Evans Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/12/2006

When Rose Brown's husband is killed at Dunkirk in 1940, she feels as though she's lost a part of herself. Rose can't imagine the future without Ray, but she's certain he would have wanted her to start again. She decides to volunteer as a postwoman in West London, and when she courageously rescues a young boy from a bombed-out house and takes him home, she finds a new sense of purpose. Traumatised from losing his mother in the ruins, seven-year-old Alfie is also rebellious and withdrawn. However, he touches the hearts of Rose's family, and with kindness, patience and love, they eventually win his trust. But then a handsome stranger, Johnny Beech, turns up on the doorstep, looking for his son, and everything changes...

The Sparrows of Sycamore Road The secret lives of a family in Blitz-ravaged London

The Sparrows of Sycamore Road The secret lives of a family in Blitz-ravaged London

Author: Pamela Evans Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/12/2005

Through the good times and bad, the Sparrow family has always stuck together. But as the Blitz ravages London in 1940, each of the Sparrows has their own battle to fight. Nancy finds herself volunteering as a porter at busy Paddington station - a world away from the smart West End dress shop where she used to work. Young Mickey is sent to the front line, while little Leslie suffers as an evacuee. Nancy must summon all her strength to support her loved ones, but they are unaware the woman they rely on hides a painful secret...

Second Chance of Sunshine A young mother's battle between duty and freedom

Second Chance of Sunshine A young mother's battle between duty and freedom

Author: Pamela Evans Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/12/2004

It's 1956, and while many women are doing jobs they'd never dreamed of before the war, Molly Hawkins is chained firmly to the kitchen sink. Her husband Brian believes his wife's place is in the home, but is too idle to seek regular employment for himself. Molly worries that her six-year-old daughter Rosa is going without, but is willing to sacrifice luxuries - and her own happiness - for her little girl to have a dad. Then a family friend dies suddenly, leaving Molly a share in a successful pottery business. To Brian's horror, it's on condition that Molly takes a job at the pottery. Seizing the chance to bring in much needed income, Molly accepts the position, and soon gains strength from her new-found independence. It's a strength she will need to take her through the tragedy that lies ahead...

The Pride of Park Street An uplifting saga of love and ambition

The Pride of Park Street An uplifting saga of love and ambition

Author: Pamela Evans Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/12/2003

When Jess Mollitt gains a place with the famous Burton Girls dance troupe, appearing on the West End stage, it seems her dreams have finally come true. But then a family outing ends in tragedy, leaving her mother dead and her father a broken man, and Jess is forced to give up her career to look after her younger siblings, as well as manage the newsagents her father is no longer capable of running. Unable to contemplate a life without dance, its not long before Jess is also running a hugely popular Saturday dance class for local children and this, combined with her blossoming friendship with neighbour Don Day, provides Jess with the saving grace she needs. But when the brother Don hates arrives on the scene, it seems Jess's problems may be only beginning...

Always There A gripping saga where the past and the present threaten to collide

Always There A gripping saga where the past and the present threaten to collide

Author: Pamela Evans Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/09/2002

Amidst the turmoil and disruption of 1950s Notting Hill, young mother Daisy Rivers has created a small pocket of tranquility in the bedsit she shares with her two daughters. Her life is by no means perfect but it is a far cry from the lonely years she spent in an orphanage as a child. Meanwhile in the plush surroundings of the Cliff Head Hotel in Torquay, June, the sister Daisy hasn't seen since they were separated by adoption, is close to despair. A life of wealth and privilege and a happy marriage aren't enough to erase the legacies of her past and a terrible secret, ignored for too long, forces her to seek out the sister she hasn't seen in almost twenty years...

Close to Home A heartbreaking saga of intrigue, tragedy and an impossible love

Close to Home A heartbreaking saga of intrigue, tragedy and an impossible love

Author: Pamela Evans Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/10/2001

In 1957, Ellie and Tom Hall are happily married, with a home of their own in Shepherd's Bush and a beautiful baby daughter. Ellie feels truly blessed and has faith in their future - a future which is cruelly snatched away when a terrible car accident leaves Tom brain-damaged and institutionalised. Months later, Ellie is slowly learning to live without him and focuses on her thriving knitwear business. Convicted for a murder he has always denied committing, when Ray Brent is released from prison he is ostracised by the community as he tries to rebuild his life. But he finds a loyal supporter in Ellie when she is witness to a vicious attack on him. Something about him makes her believe in his innocence and the two soon become friends. But it's only a matter of time before friendship becomes an impossible love...

Where We Belong A moving saga of the search for hope against the odds

Where We Belong A moving saga of the search for hope against the odds

Author: Pamela Evans Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2001

One day in 1964 Rachel West's husband walked out on his wife and two young sons, leaving them nothing but pain and heartache. Now, two years later, struggling in a poorly paid job, Rachel feels her luck will never change. So when she finds herself the new owner of her late Uncle Chip's Hammersmith boat-building business she wonders if it's too good to be true. Why would Chip have left it to her when he has a son himself? The business is only just afloat - thanks to the hard work of Chip's charismatic assistant, Ben - but Rachel is determined to restore it to its former glory for the sake of her sons. And before long, she realises that she's falling in love with kind-hearted and handsome Ben. But her good fortune doesn't last for long - someone is maliciously plotting to sabotage her plans...

A Smile for All Seasons A saga of friendship, fashion and secrets

A Smile for All Seasons A saga of friendship, fashion and secrets

Author: Pamela Evans Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/01/2000

In 1963 Eve Peters has it all: young, beautiful and fashionable, she also has a gorgeous husband, Ken. She dreams of owning a house in Ealing where they can start a family. But a horrific tragedy leaves Eve a widow, with Ken's baby on the way. But then Eve meets Meg - blonde, vivacious and also single. Meg's baby is due soon after Eve's and the two women strike up a deep friendship. Meg owns a successful boutique and when she learns that Eve is also passionate about clothes, she offers her a job and they become business partners. And when handsome Bart Baxter walks into her life, Eve starts to believe that once again she can find love and happiness. But then Meg reveals a devastating secret that has the power to destroy one of the most rewarding relationships in Eve's life...

The Carousel Keeps Turning A woman's journey to escape her brutal past

The Carousel Keeps Turning A woman's journey to escape her brutal past

Author: Pamela Evans Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/07/1999

Covered with bruises, Maddie Brown can only think about getting as far away as possible from Barking and her violent husband. Richmond, at the other end of the District Line, seems as good a place to go as any. It's a hot bank holiday in 1960 and Maddie, clutching her five-year-old daughter, follows the Richmond crowds swarming towards the river where a vibrant fairground is in full swing. The noise and fun do little to soothe her pain but an encounter with a fairground owner's daughter is to change her life for ever. Janice is a kind, warm-hearted single mother who, seeing their distress, determines to help them. Before long, Maddie is working for the Fenners, revelling in the spirit of the fairground. But an ugly past, when it is left unresolved, has a habit of catching up with the present and Maddie eventually realises that she must fight like never before to keep hold of all that she loves...

A Song in your Heart A family saga of hardship and undying love

A Song in your Heart A family saga of hardship and undying love

Author: Pamela Evans Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/10/1998

When Gill and Arnie Briscoe marry in haste in the summer of 1957, rumours fly round the close knit community of Maisie Road, Fulham. But the couple are too in love to care what other people think and when their son is born their happiness seems complete. Arnie is given the opportunity to become a professional footballer, but fame comes at a price and a terrible accident puts an end to his sporting career. With their marriage on the rocks and little money coming in, it is up to Gill to keep the family together, so she teaches piano lessons to the locals as a way of earning a living. Over the years the Briscoes suffer further tragedy and reluctantly Gill and Arnie decide they must go their separate ways. But no matter what comes between them there is a song in their hearts which refuses to die...

Yesterday's Friends Romance, jealousy and an undying love fill an engrossing family saga

Yesterday's Friends Romance, jealousy and an undying love fill an engrossing family saga

Author: Pamela Evans Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/06/1997

One blissful night of romance at an end-of-term party in the summer of 1951 changed the course of Ruth Brooks' life for ever. The brightest girl in her class, Ruth had planned to attend college but the realisation that she was pregnant forced her to abandon all hopes of a career. Now, five years later, she still lives in Shepherd's Bush with her parents, twin brothers and daughter, Jenny. Conscious of a need to make ends meet, Ruth works as a shop assistant at the local chemist while her mother looks after Jenny. Ruth's best friend Kitty bitterly resents what has happened, but never once does Ruth regret the outcome of that magical night. And the joy that Jenny brings is ample reward for the sacrifices she has made. Ruth meets someone new and tries to put the past behind her, but yesterday's friends have an uncanny way of catching up with her and when her father turns up unexpectedly, Ruth's world is thrown into confusion once again...

Town Belles A compelling saga of two sisters and their search for happiness

Town Belles A compelling saga of two sisters and their search for happiness

Author: Pamela Evans Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/08/1996

Teenage sisters Faith and Zoe Hodge want very different things from life. Faith longs for a career and dreams of the day when she will run her own hairdressing salon in London's West End. Zoe, on the other hand, is much more homely - marriage, babies and a semi-detached house in Ealing are what she aspires to. But their dreams are shattered when the Coronation Day celebrations of 1953 end in disaster...As time goes by the sisters find themselves growing further apart. Faith, still scarred by the past, cannot commit herself to a relationship, and Zoe, caught up in her own dramas, resents the bond that has developed between Faith and her daughter Sally. It takes another twist of fate many years later for them to be reunited and to learn that love and understanding can be shared in many different ways...

Part of the Family Secrets, love and tragedy prevail in this gritty family saga

Part of the Family Secrets, love and tragedy prevail in this gritty family saga

Author: Pamela Evans Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/01/1996

Lizzie Smith has practically become part of the Carter family, and it is only fitting that she should eventually marry Stan, one of the Carter boys. But, as much as she loves Stan, Lizzie senses a darker side to him that his mother cannot see. It isn't long before his bitterness causes Lizzie to question her relationship, and ultimately leads to tragedy...

The Willow Girls A post-war saga of a mother, a daughter and their London pub

The Willow Girls A post-war saga of a mother, a daughter and their London pub

Author: Pamela Evans Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/02/1995

Tilly and her daughter Nina have managed the Willow pub throughout the war. But when the war is over they find themselves faced with new problems, not least of which is Baz Paxton, whose ambitions extend beyond the pub. Nina falls for his charms, but there's heartbreak ahead when she discovers she is pregnant with Baz's child...

Tea-Blender's Daughter Family ties conflict with true love in this gritty, urban saga

Tea-Blender's Daughter Family ties conflict with true love in this gritty, urban saga

Author: Pamela Evans Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/08/1994

Henry Slafer is the owner of a successful tea-trading company, and his family never want for anything. But he is a cold man, with little time for his children, Dolly and Ken. Dolly works for the company and is set to marry her father's deputy, Frank Mitchell. But during the General Strike, Dolly is rescued from a dangerous riot by factory hand Bill Drake, and the pair soon fall in love. But Henry Slafer is displeased by the match, and does everything in his power to destroy their relationship. Confused and alone, Dolly agrees to marry Frank and Bill, heartbroken, takes a job elsewhere. Will Dolly and Bill ever see each other again? And can Bill forgive her for turning her back on him?

A Fashionable Address A saga of tragedy and hope set in London's West End

A Fashionable Address A saga of tragedy and hope set in London's West End

Author: Pamela Evans Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/01/1994

The Potters of Kensington take for granted all the comforts of their position. Cyril Potter is a secret gambler whose debts have become so crippling that he can see no way out, and he commits suicide. Left to clear the debts, his family are forced to sell everything the own. As daughter Kate labours in a hat-making factory to support the family, she catches the eye of the wealthy factory owner. But tragedy strikes the family once more when unmarried Kate is left pregnant...

Maggie of Moss Street Love, tragedy and a woman's struggle to do what's right

Maggie of Moss Street Love, tragedy and a woman's struggle to do what's right

Author: Pamela Evans Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/08/1991

The Brightwells live in Moss Street in a shabby area of London's Shepherd's Bush. Maggie Brightwell's father was killed in the Blitz by a bomb that also injured her brother Tom. Yet Maggie is a lively, warm-hearted girl. She works as a typist in central London and becomes good friends with Chloe Anderson, the spoilt daughter of her rich boss. When her boss begins to take a more than paternal interest in Maggie, she is horrified and quickly changes jobs, becoming an assistant in a run-down flower shop in Moss Street. She soon falls for the happy-go-lucky owner Jack Radford and they marry. But their happiness is threatened by a developing relationship between Maggie and her best friend Chloe's new charismatic husband. Maggie is determined not to hurt those closest to her and provide a better life for her family, but can she resist temptation?

Lamplight on the Thames The war is over but a feud between two families has begun...

Lamplight on the Thames The war is over but a feud between two families has begun...

Author: Pamela Evans Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/02/1990

The fog swirled around the crowd at the graveside; Bob Brown had been a popular man. But Bella's thoughts were dark - Frank Bennett had killed her father as surely as if he had taken a knife to him. Since the end of the war, when Bob had taken over the car workshop in London, Frank Bennett had been trying to get his hands on it. An East Ender made good by his quick wits and unscrupulous business methods, Frank was determined to get the prime site - whatever the cost. For as long as she could remember, Bella had been drawn to the river, and to the ivy-covered house on the promenade where she first met Dezi Bennett, Frank's son. They became unlikely friends, though both families disapproved. Years later, their love blossomed, and it seemed that nothing, not even the feud between their fathers, could prevent their marriage. Until Bob's tragic death and his dying request to Bella ...

A Barrow in the Broadway An orphan finds freedom and love in wartime London

A Barrow in the Broadway An orphan finds freedom and love in wartime London

Author: Pamela Evans Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/05/1989

Orphaned by the war, a young woman struggles with an impossible love...A Barrow in the Broadway by Pam Evans brings wartime London to life, in this heart-breaking saga of love, family and finding your own two feet. Perfect for fans of Dilly Court and Cathy Sharp. 'There's a special kind of warmth that shines through the characters in Evans' novels' - Lancashire Evening Post From playing in the backyard to being taken in by Queenie when her own mother was killed in an air raid, Rosie Goodson has been part of the Gordillo family for as long as she can remember. She watched their business grow from a fruit and vegetable street barrow to a chain of supermarkets - and as soon as she was old enough, she went to work in the head office. But passion, bitterness and her unhappy marriage to the selfish Mickey Gordillo alienate her from them; for in her heart Rosie carries an undying love for a man she can never marry...What Amazon readers are saying about A Barrow in Broadway: 'A very heart-warming story. I thoroughly recommend it' 'Five stars'

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