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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...

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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.

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Other books by Pamela Evans

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 / softback Release Date: 31/07/2019

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...

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 / softback Release Date: 31/07/2019

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...

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 / softback Release Date: 31/07/2019

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...

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 / softback Release Date: 31/07/2019

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...

Near and Dear In hard times a young mother discovers her inner strength

Near and Dear In hard times a young mother discovers her inner strength

Author: Pamela Evans Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/07/2019

Jane and Mick have worked hard for their home and children. But their wonderful lifestyle comes to a dramatic end when Mick's business runs into trouble and he suddenly disappears. Faced with poverty and homelessness, Jane discovers she has unexpected strengths and is capable of being more than just a housewife...

A Brighter Day Tomorrow

A Brighter Day Tomorrow

Author: Pamela Evans Format: Paperback / softback 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 / softback 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 / softback 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 / softback 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 / softback 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 / softback Release Date: 20/11/2015

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...

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