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A Glimpse at Happiness by Jean Fullerton
  

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Shortlisted for the RNA Romantic Novel of the Year Award 2010.

1844: When Josie O’Casey returns to London after twelve years in America, she is overjoyed to discover that her childhood sweetheart, Patrick Nolan, who she believed to be dead, is alive and well. But her happiness is short-lived – Patrick now belongs to another. When the couple are finally offered a glimmer of hope, their happiness is threatened by Ma Tugman and her criminal empire. But will Josie forsake everything for the man she loves ...?

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A Glimpse at Happiness by Jean Fullerton

When Josie O'Casey returns to London after twelve years in America, she is overjoyed to discover that her childhood sweetheart Patrick Nolan, who she believed to be dead, is alive and well. But Josie's happiness is short-lived - Patrick now belongs to another. Heartbroken, Josie vows to forget about Patrick and settle back into life in the East End. But the East End that Josie knew as a child is much changed. While Josie can remember only too clearly her poverty-stricken upbringing, her family's social standing has vastly improved since they've been away. And there are some who resent that Josie left behind the slums of London to return as a lady. Torn between two worlds, Josie is still drawn back to her childhood haunts - and to Patrick. When the couple are finally offered a glimmer of hope, their chance at happiness is threatened by the all-powerful Ma Tugman and her criminal empire. Now Josie must decide if she is willing to forsake everything for the man she loves...

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'Underlying sexual tension and cleverly handled introspection make this a real page-turner.'
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About the Author

Jean Fullerton

Jean Fullerton is a native Londoner and was born in the East End within the sound of Bow Bells. Until she was five her family lived in Wapping, alongside the Thames, and then moved to Stepney. She is a trained nurse and teaches healthcare and nursing. No Cure for Love won the 2006 bi-annual Harry Bowling Prize for a novel set in London and written by an unpublished author. Jean's husband is a Church of England vicar, and his parish includes the site of the 2012 Olympic Games. She has three daughters.

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Publication date

18th February 2010

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Jean Fullerton

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Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

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Paperback

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9781409117575

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