Margaret Kaine - Author

About the Author

Born and educated in Stoke-on-Trent, Margaret Kaine now lives in Leicester. Her short stories have been published in women`s magazines in Great Britain, Ireland, Australia, South Africa and Norway. She won the 2002 Romantic Novelists` Association/Reader`s Digest Of Love and Life New Writer`s Award and also the Society of Authors` Sagittarius Prize for her first novel, RING OF CLAY, published in 2002.

Featured books by Margaret Kaine

Dangerous Decisions

Dangerous Decisions

Author: Margaret Kaine Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/12/2013

Have you ever ignored a sense of unease? Helena Standish knows that a good marriage would enhance her father's social status but she's wise enough not to accept any handsome fool. The wealthy and enigmatic Oliver Faraday is considered an ideal match, so why does Helena have faint misgivings? Nicholas Carstairs has little patience with frivolous pleasure-seekers or an upper class that closes ranks against outsiders. Why then is he entranced by the lovely 'girl in the window' - a debutante who would appear to be both of those things? A champagne celebration at Broadway Manor marks the start of a happy future for Helena, but no one can predict the perilous consequences of her decision or the appalling danger it will bring.

Other books by Margaret Kaine

The Black Silk Purse

The Black Silk Purse

Author: Margaret Kaine Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/03/2018

Sent to the workhouse as a child, all Ella Hathaway can remember is a voice whispering, `Dearie, promise me you will never forget what you saw. Your Ma was killed deliberate ... and someone oughter pay for it.' When young, wealthy spinster Letitia Fairchild witnesses Ella being ill-treated, she takes her in as a scullery maid. But as Ella grows up, she is determined to find the truth about her mother's tragic death and appeals to Letitia for help, revealing the contents of her only personal possession, a black silk purse. Intrigued, Letitia agrees to begin a quest to solve the mystery of Ella's past. But neither could have imagined the astonishing and dramatic consequences. From the miseries of life in a London workhouse, to the splendour of a beautiful mansion, will Ella find the love and security she longs for?

Ribbon of Moonlight

Ribbon of Moonlight

Author: Margaret Kaine Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/02/2018

Sometimes the past is our future . . . When her beloved grandfather dies in 1958, Polly Merton is forced to share her home with a woman she scarcely knows: the mother who abandoned her. Sadie Merton, glamorous and selfish, has her own set of morals and Polly is appalled by her scandalous lifestyle. Ashamed and resentful, she takes refuge in her friends and her college studies. Then Polly's love of France takes her to Paris - and after a chance encounter there, her life will never be the same again . . . ********* Praise for Ribbon of Moonlight 'A complex, satisfying read' Leicester Mercury 'The spirit of a new age is beautifully captured' Choice Magazine 'Written with charm, sensitivity and heart, Ribbon of Moonlight is full of family strife, illicit passion, devastating secrets and class conflict' SingleTitles.com

Roses For Rebecca

Roses For Rebecca

Author: Margaret Kaine Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/02/2018

A missing love. An unexpected baby. A huge decision. Orphaned and homeless, Rebecca Lawson, is forced to return to London to live and work with her aunt and uncle at their pub in the East End. Then one fateful day, Ian Beresford walks into the bar and eighteen-year-old Rebecca, longing for security and a home of her own, falls deeply in love. But Ian disappears and Rebecca discovers to her horror that she's pregnant. Frantic with worry, she travels to his family home in Stoke-on-Trent to find him. But awaiting her is the shocking news of an appalling tragedy. Will Rebecca keep her baby, and finally find the happiness she's been seeking? *********** Praise for Roses For Rebecca 'A sensitive and well crafted portrayal of a young, unmarried girl . . . How true to life it seemed' Historical Novels Association 'A touching and genuinely moving novel with a cast of brilliant characters' Maureen Lee '[Kaine] has a real gift for characterisation and for making the various people who bring her tales to vivid life totally believable' Leicester Mercury

Friends and Families

Friends and Families

Author: Margaret Kaine Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/02/2018

Two girls on different sides of the class divide, living on one street As a child, fiery and ambitious Josie Ford sees from a distance the affluent lifestyle of young Georgina Hawkins, and is filled with envy. But Georgina is lonely, and longs to experience the warmth of working-class family life. Beneath the shadow of Georgina's domineering father, the two girls meet in secret. From this forbidden friendship grows a bond so strong nothing can break it. And then the men enter their lives. Josie falls unwillingly in love with Nick: as a market trader, surely he can't offer her the lifestyle she now craves? Georgina, an incurable romantic, falls in love with the first man she meets, but the mysterious Dominic breaks her heart. And now both girls need their friendship more than they ever have before. *********** Praise for Friends and Families 'The story pulls you in and doesn't let you go till the end, a sign of how much warmth this book holds' Kilkenny People 'The author brings to life with great skill the emotions of young girls growing up in the 1950s. . . This is a compelling love story, set firmly in the Potteries, and Margaret Kaine moves with ease between the two different worlds. . . It's a feel-good book' Historical Novel Society

A Girl Of Her Time

A Girl Of Her Time

Author: Margaret Kaine Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/02/2018

Love was supposed to be easy . . . Vibrant Maureen Matthews has always dreamt of a life beyond the Potteries. Then, just like a scene from one of her beloved movies, she meets handsome, charming Trevor Mountford. He seems to be everything Maureen ever hoped for and when he asks her to marry him, she has no hesitation in saying yes. But married life isn't what Maureen thought it would be, and she starts to question both her life and her love. Then she meets Greg. He's completely different from what she thought she wanted - but could he be everything she's ever needed? *********** Praise for A Girl Of Her Time 'Ms Kaine's refreshingly simple prose is perfect' Ireland on Sunday 'Highly engaging' Irish Independent

Ring Of Clay

Ring Of Clay

Author: Margaret Kaine Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/02/2018

**Winner of the Romantic Novelists' Association New Writer's Award and the Society of Authors' Sagittarius Prize** Is honesty always the best policy? Despite an early life marked by tragedy and hardship, Beth Sherwin dreams of staying on at school and even going to university - a heady ambition for a Potteries girl in 1956. Then a brutal encounter leaves her pregnant at seventeen. Unwilling to break her widowed mother's heart, Beth bears her secret alone and gives up her baby daughter for adoption. It seems her desperate gamble has succeeded. She finishes school, takes on a challenging job and meets Michael, charming eldest son of the wealthy Rushton family. But when he asks her to marry him, Beth faces a dilemma. Does she dare tell Michael her secret, and risk losing him for ever? And even if he stands by her, can she bear the certainty that the brutal monster who fathered her child will be at her wedding? *********** Praise for Ring of Clay 'The story is a gripping rags to riches tale which will leave readers hooked from the beginning' Staffordshire Life 'My reader was enthralled' The Bookseller 'Kaine has a gift for storytelling' Woman's Way

Rosemary

Rosemary

Author: Margaret Kaine Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/02/2018

One girl's loneliness. One woman's emptiness. One phone call that will change both their lives forever. When her mother dies in a tragic accident, Rosemary thinks life couldn't get any worse. Penniless and alone, she is betrayed by the one man she thought she could trust. Then her whole world changes when she finds out that she's adopted. Beth has spent a lifetime regretting giving up her only daughter. Surrounded by the riches of the Rushtons, she's determined that one day she'll find the child she lost and reunite her with her true family. And when that vital first connection is made, neither of their lives will ever be the same again . . . ************** Praise for Rosemary 'If your heart doesn't bear a little faster whilst reading this, regardless of whether romantic novels are your thing or not, then you just couldn't be human' Irish World 'It's an absorbing read, so well crafted that your heart will beat just a little faster as you're drawn into the riveting battle between heartbreak and hope' Daily Record

Dangerous Decisions

Dangerous Decisions

Author: Margaret Kaine Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/12/2013

Have you ever ignored a sense of unease? Helena Standish knows that a good marriage would enhance her father's social status but she's wise enough not to accept any handsome fool. The wealthy and enigmatic Oliver Faraday is considered an ideal match, so why does Helena have faint misgivings? Nicholas Carstairs has little patience with frivolous pleasure-seekers or an upper class that closes ranks against outsiders. Why then is he entranced by the lovely 'girl in the window' - a debutante who would appear to be both of those things? A champagne celebration at Broadway Manor marks the start of a happy future for Helena, but no one can predict the perilous consequences of her decision or the appalling danger it will bring.

Song for a Butterfly

Song for a Butterfly

Author: Margaret Kaine Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/11/2012

Song For A Butterfly

Song For A Butterfly

Author: Margaret Kaine Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2012

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