Gloria Cook - Author

About the Author

Gloria Cook is the author of well-loved Cornish novels, including the Pengarron and Harvey family and Meryen sagas. She is Cornish born and bred, and lives in Truro.

Featured books by Gloria Cook

The Carpenter's Daughter

The Carpenter's Daughter

Author: Gloria Cook Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/02/2016

If you like Poldark, you'll love Gloria Cook! In the small mining village of Meryen, a dark secret lurks...Book One in the Meryen series - a Cornish saga perfect for fans of Poldark, Dilly Court and Val Wood Note: previously published as Keeping Echoes.

Other books by Gloria Cook

Pengarron Rivalry

Pengarron Rivalry

Author: Gloria Cook Format: eBook Release Date: 26/03/2018

Can happiness be found in a family ruled by duty?A new generation of the Pengarron family enter centre-stage with the departure of Lady Kerensa and Sir Oliver for London.Kelynen, their youngest daughter, is left resentful and upset by her father's treatment of her: though she had been looking forward to running the estate single-handedly, Sir Oliver has unexpectedly forbidden it, and instead ordered her brother Luke, the selfish son and heir, to forget his playwriting career and return to Pengarron. It seems at first that only Kane, the eldest of the siblings - and the only one to be adopted - is truly happy Pengarron Rivalry is the fifth and final book in the sweeping Pengarron Sagas and an ideal read for fans of Janet Woods, Anna Jacobs or Poldark.The Pengarron SagasPengarron LandPengarron PridePengarron's ChildrenPengarron DynastyPengarron Rivalry

Pengarron Dynasty

Pengarron Dynasty

Author: Gloria Cook Format: eBook Release Date: 26/03/2018

The tangled lives and loves of the Pengarron family continue... Will the long-standing love triangle between Kerensa Pengarron, the beautiful wife of Sir Oliver, and her first love Clem Trenchard, ever be resolved? The christening of little Harry Pengarron unearths old scores, bringing Oliver and Clem face to face for the first time in years. And the next generation of Pengarrons must face its own problems when Luke, the embittered, crippled heir to the estate, is forced to flee from London after some unwholesome dealings with a secret and dangerous clique, known as the Society. Returning to Cornwall, he is determined to build a life for himself independent of his family, yet finds himself reluctantly caught up in their problems.Set in rugged late eighteenth century Cornwall, the fourth book in the the stunning Pengarron Sagas is perfect for fans of Linda Finlay, Val Wood and Poldark.The Pengarron SagasPengarron LandPengarron PridePengarron's ChildrenPengarron DynastyPengarron Rivalry

Pengarron Land

Pengarron Land

Author: Gloria Cook Format: eBook Release Date: 26/03/2018

The first in the captivating Cornish Pengarron sagas, perfect for fans of Poldark Kerensa Trelynne is excited about marrying her sweetheart Clem Trenchard, although it will be a wrench to leave Trelynne Cove and the little tumbledown cottage she shares with her grandfather, Old Tom.But when local landowner Sir Oliver Pengarron sets his sights on their land, everything changes. Old Tom offers a deal - he will let Sir Oliver purchase their home, but only if he agrees to marry his lowly granddaughter. Will Sir Oliver Pengarron take Kerensa to be his wife? And if so, what does this mean for Clem?Set in the sweeping beauty of Cornwall, this is the first installment of a passionate family saga series, perfect for readers of Margaret Dickinson, Elizabeth Gill or Linda Finlay.The Pengarron SagasPengarron LandPengarron PridePengarron's ChildrenPengarron DynastyPengarron Rivalry

Pengarron's Children

Pengarron's Children

Author: Gloria Cook Format: eBook Release Date: 26/03/2018

The third novel in the Pengarron sagas set in the dramatic scenery of Mount's Bay, Penzance, during the mid-eighteenth centuryJessica Trenchard is a spirited and, at times, wayward girl - to the point that her father Clem is considering remarrying, just to provide her with a suitable role model. But Jessica's tender care of the distressed and speechless girl she discovers in a field shows that she isn't just a fun-loving tomboy. Her compassion touches the heart of Kane Pengarron, eldest son of the Trenchards' landlord.Jessica's attempts to unearth the truth of her new friend's identity threaten her own safety and that of her oldest friend, Olivia, Kane's sister. For a murderous rogue who has been terrorising Mount's Bay for years has very particular reasons for hating the Pengarrons...This thrilling third instalment in the Pengarron Sagas is perfect for fans of Rosie Goodwin, Benita Brown and Poldark.The Pengarron SagasPengarron LandPengarron PridePengarron's ChildrenPengarron DynastyPengarron Rivalry

Pengarron Pride

Pengarron Pride

Author: Gloria Cook Format: eBook Release Date: 26/03/2018

The second of the Pengarron sagas set in the mid-eighteenth century against the dramatic scenery of Mount's Bay, Penzance Forced into a marriage against her will, Kerensa Trelynne has adapted well to her change in circumstances. Eight years on she is the established lady of the manor, happy in the arms of her husband Sir Oliver Pengarron - who she has grown to love - and the devoted mother of three children.But when Kerensa sees the son of an old friend for the first time, she is horrified by his resemblance to her own husband. Discovering a truth she must never divulge puts her mind at rest, but when she realises it could help a friend in distress, Kerensa wonders if she should speak out, whatever the consequences for her own family.Fans of Dilly Court, Nicola Pryce and Poldark will love the breathtaking second book in the Pengarron Sagas.The Pengarron SagasPengarron LandPengarron PridePengarron's ChildrenPengarron DynastyPengarron Rivalry

Touch the Silence

Touch the Silence

Author: Gloria Cook Format: eBook Release Date: 12/02/2018

The first in an emotional and unforgettable wartime family saga, perfect for fans of Val Wood, Nadine Dorries or Rosie Goodwin1917. The First World War is casting its shadow over the Harvey family of Ford Farm. One brother has already been killed, and Tristan now serves at the Front. Though newly engaged to pretty Emilia Rowse - a friend since childhood - younger brother Ben is desperate to serve his country. But a horrific eye injury causes him to be declared unfit, a blow from which young Ben will never recover. Tensions mount as he is forced to remain at the farm with his elder brother Alec, a man with closely guarded secrets of his own...Filled with a rich cast of unforgettable characters and packed with period detail, Touch the Silence is the brilliant opening to the Harvey family books. For readers of Anne Baker, Maggie Hope and Daisy Styles.

Moments of Time

Moments of Time

Author: Gloria Cook Format: eBook Release Date: 12/02/2018

After The Great War, will life ever be the same?The Great War is over, and the Harvey family of Ford Farm are slowly picking up the pieces. But Alec and Emilia's newly-wedded bliss is shattered when their third child is born with a life-threatening disease, a fate which Alec finds particularly hard to accept. Alec's relationships with his two brothers, Ben and Tristram, are strained by their differing loyalties and ambitions for the farm, and Emilia is torn reluctantly between them The second of the gripping Harvey family sagas from the masterful Gloria Cook, this is perfect for fans of Kitty Neale, Margaret Dickinson and Mary Gibson.

From A Distance

From A Distance

Author: Gloria Cook Format: eBook Release Date: 12/02/2018

Passion and tragedy rock the Harvey familyIt is 1931 and Emilia and Alec's marriage is under strain. Prone to melancholy, and injured in a storm, Alec's misery draws him to seek solace with his brother's new wife. But when Perry Bosweld, a disabled army surgeon, re-enters Emilia's life, she finds that she is still attracted to him. Emilia's first duty is to her husband and to the farm, and she will not allow herself to swerve from this path... The third captivating instalment of the Harvey Family Saga, From a Distance is a perfect read for fans of Anne Baker, Maggie Hope or Daisy Styles.

Never Just a Memory

Never Just a Memory

Author: Gloria Cook Format: eBook Release Date: 12/02/2018

Tragedy and passion threaten to overwhelm the Harvey Family once again1944: War lashes the Harvey family. Emilia, now happily married to Perry Bosweld and expecting his child, worries about her son Will in the RAF, while Ben Harvey is horrified when he's suddenly faced with the daughter he'd turned his back on. When Emilia and Ben hurl painful truths at each other, Ben takes it badly, and disappears as a Special Operative Executive behind enemy lines in France. As the war puts lives in danger, secrets from the past continue to overwhelm the Harveys. But, as ever, new arrivals to Cornwall and fresh passions act as unpredictable catalysts in the family's chemistry... Never Just a Memory is the fourth novel in the engrossing Harvey Family Saga series, and is perfect for fans of Ellie Dean, Rosie Archer or Nancy Revel.

Whisper of Life

Whisper of Life

Author: Gloria Cook Format: eBook Release Date: 12/02/2018

Can love heal the wounds of war?It is 1948, and the village of Hennaford is struggling to recover from the war - the Harvey family along with it.Johnny Harvey is disillusioned; injured in the war and disturbed at the changing society; life seems to be passing him by. Jill Harvey, finally pregnant after four years of marriage, befriends sixteen-year-old Tess Viant, crippled with polio and abandoned by her family. Tess, left behind by society, might just prove her worth when something threatens the life of Jill's unborn child... The stunning final book of the Harvey Family Sagas. Perfect for fans of Kitty Neale, Margaret Dickinson and Mary Gibson

Stranger Light

Stranger Light

Author: Gloria Cook Format: eBook Release Date: 12/02/2018

A family's struggle for love and hope in the aftermath of war In the aftermath of the Second World War, Faye Harvey struggles against the stigma of being a single mother. Faye is drawn to former POW Mark Fuller, but then the father of her son, a Scottish laird, offers marriage now he is a widower. Faye is torn. Meanwhile Tristan falls for the new housekeeper Susan Dowling, but their age difference and her distrust seem to make love impossible. And over at Ford Farm, Faye's cousin Lottie Harmon, begins to fear she may not want a new life with her GI husband after all... Fans of Rosie Clarke and Nadine Dorries will love the fifth compelling Harvey Family Saga.

Never Let Go

Never Let Go

Author: Gloria Cook Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/09/2017

A Home for Alice A gritty, heartwarming family saga for fans of Poldark

A Home for Alice A gritty, heartwarming family saga for fans of Poldark

Author: Gloria Cook Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/06/2017

All she wants is a roof over her head... After her plans to elope with her married lover fall through, Rachel Kivell is broken-hearted, and saddened that she must remain in her small Cornish mining town, with all of its dark secrets. But her brooding is put to an end when the loving but childlike Alice Bowden turns up on her doorstep. Poor orphaned Alice has nowhere to go, but Rachel cannot see herself taking on the responsibilities of a child. Can she put her worries aside, or will Alice never find a place to call home? Note: Previously published as All in a Day

Home for Alice

Home for Alice

Author: Gloria Cook Format: eBook Release Date: 29/06/2017

Random House presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of A Home for Alice by Gloria Cook, read by Emma Powell.All she wants is a roof over her head...After her plans to elope with her married lover fall through, Rachel Kivell is broken-hearted, and saddened that she must remain in her small Cornish mining town, with all of its dark secrets.But her brooding is put to an end when the loving but childlike Alice Bowden turns up on her doorstep. Poor orphaned Alice has nowhere to go, but Rachel cannot see herself taking on the responsibilities of a child. Can she put her worries aside, or will Alice never find a place to call home?A Cornish saga perfect for fans of Poldark, Dilly Court and Val Wood

A Cornish Girl

A Cornish Girl

Author: Gloria Cook Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/09/2016

In the Cornish mining village of Meryen, a secret never stays a secret for very long... No one knows this better than the beautiful yet distressed Tara Nankervis, who is forced to share a devastating secret with her much older and destructive husband, Joshua. Out of options, she plans to leave once and for all, taking her daughter Rosa Grace with her. But will she have the courage to leave everything behind, or is home truly where the heart is? Note: previously published as Out of Shadows

Cornish Girl

Cornish Girl

Author: Gloria Cook Format: eBook Release Date: 08/09/2016

A Cornish saga, perfect for fans of POLDARKIn the Cornish mining village of Meryen, a secret never stays a secret for very long...No one knows this more than Tara Nankervis. Beautiful, yet pained, she is forced to share a devastating secret with her much older and destructive husband Joshua. Out of options, she plans to leave once and for all, taking her daughter Rosa Grace with her. But will she have the courage to leave everything behind, or is home truly where the heart is?

The Carpenter's Daughter

The Carpenter's Daughter

Author: Gloria Cook Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/02/2016

If you like Poldark, you'll love Gloria Cook! In the small mining village of Meryen, a dark secret lurks...Book One in the Meryen series - a Cornish saga perfect for fans of Poldark, Dilly Court and Val Wood Note: previously published as Keeping Echoes.

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