The Keepsake

by Sheelagh Kelly

eBooks of the Month Historical Fiction Sagas and Romance

LoveReading View on The Keepsake

A lovely author with a strong sense of time and place, a brave and resourceful heroine and a cracking good story of York during World War I.

Similar this month: Alexandra Connor, Anne Baker.
Comparison: Ruth Hamilton, Elizabeth Elgin, Annie Groves.

Sarah Broadhurst

The Keepsake Synopsis

Marty Lanegan is working as a boot boy in Yorks splendid Station Hotel when he catches sight of the most beautiful girl hes ever seen. Henrietta Ibbetson is the daughter of a prominent landowner, whos far from pleased with his rebellious daughter. When she announces her love for a mere servant, he throws her out.

Martys family is none too delighted with his choice - Etta cant cook, sew, clean or make herself useful in any way. However, Marty is ambitious, Etta is content and they are wildly in love. But is that enough to sustain them as they raise a family of their own?

Sheelagh Kelly is back with a tremendously compelling saga of life below the poverty line in her home town of York, as the rigid conventions of Edwardian England crumble in the onslaught of the Great War - and her characters face the changes with warmth, humour and determination.

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We are offering THREE lucky people the chance to win the Series 4 box set of the hit ITV period drama (RRP: £24.99). 1796: To defend Cornwall and those he loves from an empowered George, Ross must learn to play the political game on a journey that takes him to the nation's capital and into new perils. While Demelza manages the Poldark’s affairs at home, Elizabeth moves to further secure her marriage. Drake struggles in resigning Morwenna to life with Osborne and the Enyses are tested as never before. Prime Minister Pitt calls an election and uncertainty grips the country. While Ross watches Cornwall suffer under the power of Truro’s MP, George Warleggan, Demelza’s infidelity leaves her strained between her husband and a lovesick Hugh, who is set to rival George in the upcoming election. The Enyses contemplate having a child and Elizabeth seeks the same to secure her marriage. Meanwhile, Morwenna uses Osborne’s affair with her sister Rowella to keep the reverend’s advances at bay and Demelza seeks to reconcile rival local Lords Falmouth and Basset. The draw closes on the 31st August and the winner will be notified by the 7th September.

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The Keepsake Press Reviews

Genuinely perceptive portrayals of human relationships IRISH INDEPENDENT

Sheelagh Kelly surely can write SUNDERLAND ECHO

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ISBN: 9780007211555
Publication date: 02/05/2006
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Paperback (a Format)

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ISBN: 9780007211555
Publication date: 2nd May 2006
Author: Sheelagh Kelly
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Paperback (a Format)
Genres: eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction, Sagas and Romance,
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About Sheelagh Kelly

Sheelagh Kelly was born in York and has lived there all her life apart from a recent 3 year stint in Australia. Her first novel, part of the well-known ‘Feeney’ saga, ‘A Long Way From Heaven’, brought her instant success and she has followed that with nine more books. Her next novel is due to be published in March and is the second volume of her best-selling Yorkshire trilogy, entitled ‘Family of the Empire’. 

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