LoveReading

Becoming a member of the LoveReading community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unadulterated book loving, with your favourite books saved to your own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop Plus lots lots more…

Find out more

Claire Lorrimer - Author

About the Author

Claire Lorrimer wrote her first book at the age of twelve, encouraged by her mother, the bestselling author Denise Robins. After the Second World War, during which Claire served on secret duties, she started her career as a romantic novelist under her maiden name, Patricia Robins. In 1970 she began writing her magnificent family sagas and thrillers under the name Claire Lorrimer. She is currently at work on her seventy-first book. Claire lives in Kent.

Featured books by Claire Lorrimer

Frost in the Sun

Frost in the Sun

Author: Claire Lorrimer Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/02/2015

Casilda Montero is the beautiful and hot-blooded daughter of a wealthy Spanish aristocrat. Sent from the family hacienda in Southern Spain to an English boarding school, she befriends Joscelin Howard, a shy, serious English girl. As both girls find themselves swept up in the dramatic events unfolding in 1930s Europe, this enduring friendship is the one constant in their lives. From the carefree glamour of London high society to the devastation of the battlefields in Spain, Casilda, Joscelin and their families are tragically linked by passion and bloodshed.

ebook of the month
Last Year's Nightingale

Last Year's Nightingale

Author: Claire Lorrimer Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/02/2015

A compelling historical tale of love and tragedy from bestselling romance author Claire Lorrimer. Clementine Foster is young, unbelievably innocent, and wildly in love with a man who doesn't even know of her existence. When, one golden summer night, she steps in front of his horse, he takes her with all the drunken arrogance of a young aristocrat used to having whatever he wants. The repercussions of that night are to create bonds of hate, love, and tragedy in both their lives. For the child that is born to Clementine ultimately appears to be the only legitimate heir to the Grayshot inheritance. And, according to the law of the times, she has no right to keep her child if Deveril, the child's father, wants him. Refusing to bear this dreadful injustice, Clementine resolves to fight to keep her son - whatever the cost.

ebook of the month

Other books by Claire Lorrimer

Love Lies Waiting

Love Lies Waiting

Author: Claire Lorrimer Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/03/2019

Love Lies Waiting

Love Lies Waiting

Author: Claire Lorrimer Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/07/2018

Live the Dream

Live the Dream

Author: Claire Lorrimer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/09/2017

Live the Dream A World War II Romance

Live the Dream A World War II Romance

Author: Claire Lorrimer Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/12/2016

Live The Dream A World War II Romance

Live The Dream A World War II Romance

Author: Claire Lorrimer Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/06/2016

Trust Me

Trust Me

Author: Claire Lorrimer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/02/2016

You Never Know

You Never Know

Author: Claire Lorrimer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/02/2016

The incredible autobiography from Claire Lorrimer, bestselling romance novelist and daughter of 'Queen of Romance' Denise Robins. You Never Know is former WAAF officer and bestselling novelist Claire Lorrimer's autobiography, containing a graphic description of the six years she spent doing vitally secret work as a WAAF in the Fighter Command Filter Rooms in World War Two. It is the fascinating story of a life overflowing with adventure, humour, tragedy, love, joy and disasters. Claire paints vivid images of her childhood when her mother, the famous author Denise Robins, entertained pre-and post-war literati at her weekend country house parties. Armed with an old typewriter, a vivid imagination and a passion for life, Claire started writing books during the war. She has had a remarkable career and You Never Know is the intriguing story of a long and extraordinary life.

Trust Me

Trust Me

Author: Claire Lorrimer Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/12/2015

Georgia

Georgia

Author: Claire Lorrimer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2015

An epic, deeply moving wartime novel from the bestselling romance author Claire Lorrimer, available in ebook and paperback for the first time. Georgia Driffield is passionate, wilful, resourceful, intelligent but often foolhardy, as she grows from girl to woman in the years between the two wars. It is not until she discovers the extraordinary life of her great, great grandmother, Chantal, that she finds a way which will reconcile her to her adoption, reunite her with her adoptive parents and, unexpectedly, discover the true meaning of love. During these highly eventful years, Georgia becomes inextricably involved not only in the rising horrors of Nazi Germany, and the possible death of her best friend fighting in the Spanish Civil War, but also finds herself in terrible danger.

The Silver Link

The Silver Link

Author: Claire Lorrimer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/03/2015

A sweeping historical tale of family, passion and love from bestselling novelist Claire Lorrimer. Until her father died, Adela Carstairs had lived in a secure and loving home. Then happiness was shattered when her mother remarries a cruel, hard-drinking man. With her younger brother and sister, Adela is forced to flee his drunken rages and they escape to London where they seek refuge in the squalor of the back streets. Addie's desperate hope is that her childhood companions, the Mallory twins, will find and rescue them. When all three find themselves caught up in the danger and terror of revolutionary France, the twins prove invaluable. It was to be an experience which would test their friendship, and love, to the limit.

Ortolans

Ortolans

Author: Claire Lorrimer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/03/2015

Ortolans, a magnificent stately home that holds a mysterious grip on all those who live in it, hides a secret that has lain undiscovered for four hundred years. Three passionate, remarkable women play a vital part in the long, violent history of the house. In the 18th Century there is Eleanor, forced into an unhappy marriage with a ruthless adventurer plotting to take over the property. In the 19th Century there is hot-headed Sophia, prepared to risk everything to save it. And in the 20th Century there is Emma, who loves Ortolans but refuses to sacrifice her career for its sake, even if it means letting it fall into ruins. But just when it seems all is lost, the house finally gives up its incredible secret...

Last Year's Nightingale

Last Year's Nightingale

Author: Claire Lorrimer Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/02/2015

A compelling historical tale of love and tragedy from bestselling romance author Claire Lorrimer. Clementine Foster is young, unbelievably innocent, and wildly in love with a man who doesn't even know of her existence. When, one golden summer night, she steps in front of his horse, he takes her with all the drunken arrogance of a young aristocrat used to having whatever he wants. The repercussions of that night are to create bonds of hate, love, and tragedy in both their lives. For the child that is born to Clementine ultimately appears to be the only legitimate heir to the Grayshot inheritance. And, according to the law of the times, she has no right to keep her child if Deveril, the child's father, wants him. Refusing to bear this dreadful injustice, Clementine resolves to fight to keep her son - whatever the cost.

ebook of the month
Frost in the Sun

Frost in the Sun

Author: Claire Lorrimer Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/02/2015

Casilda Montero is the beautiful and hot-blooded daughter of a wealthy Spanish aristocrat. Sent from the family hacienda in Southern Spain to an English boarding school, she befriends Joscelin Howard, a shy, serious English girl. As both girls find themselves swept up in the dramatic events unfolding in 1930s Europe, this enduring friendship is the one constant in their lives. From the carefree glamour of London high society to the devastation of the battlefields in Spain, Casilda, Joscelin and their families are tragically linked by passion and bloodshed.

ebook of the month
Truth to Tell

Truth to Tell

Author: Claire Lorrimer Format: eBook Release Date: 15/05/2014

1914: Lady Beaufort already has three boys and she certainly doesn't want another child. But her husband Aubrey has always dreamed of a daughter to fill the gap his sister left when she died tragically young. In contrast Harold and Copper Varney are expecting their first child and are over the moon about it. Their children Victoria and Leila meet when Lady Beaufort sends Victoria to the village school out of spite, jealous of her captivating daughter. Victoria's parents adore their only child Leila, though they are surprised she does not excel academically as her father did. Though Harold is an impoverished teacher, whose family have a meagre existence, he was a talented Oxford scholar. Despite the differences in their backgrounds, the two girls share a special friendship as well as a birthday; but before long both families start to fear something is wrong . . .

Infatuation

Infatuation

Author: Claire Lorrimer Format: eBook Release Date: 15/05/2014

The death of Lucy Godstow's best friend Vanessa on the eve of Lucy's marriage to Guy Weaver was a big enough blow; but then Vanessa's elderly aunt Joan is found brutally murdered by an unknown assailant. Lucy and Tom, Vanessa's brother, have different reasons for thinking all is not as it seems, but new husband Guy is intolerably jealous of Lucy's ongoing meetings with Tom. Tom and Lucy were childhood sweethearts, until Guy charged into Lucy's life and swiftly swept her to the altar.There are things about Guy of which his new bride is unaware. He had been threatening Vanessa in order to keep dreadful secrets from Lucy. Marriage to a tall, handsome and wealthy man is not always one of bliss and happiness and many in the congregation secretly wish the wedding had never happened...

Dead Reckoning

Dead Reckoning

Author: Claire Lorrimer Format: eBook Release Date: 15/05/2014

Althea, Cressida and Phoebe have been friends since their schooldays. Talented artistic Cressida lives for her work. Phoebe has a career as an actress, but she has always given priority with her time to her married lover. Only Althea ever married, but she worries that she no longer loves her second husband, the arrogant Geoffrey Lewis. As is there custom every summer, the Lewises are preparing for their annual charity garden fete, and Althea is delighted when Phoebe suggests she engage the services of a fortune-teller called Madame Tokoly. But what seems an excellent addition to the fete turns out to be unnerving and unwelcome when the fortune-teller's dire predictions for Geoffrey's future prove uncannily accurate...

Author Info

Author's Website

https://www.clairelorrimer.co.uk/

Facebook Updates

If this is your author page then you can share your Facebook updates with your readers right here on LoveReading

Find out more