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See below for a selection of the latest books from Sagas category. Presented with a red border are the Sagas books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Sagas books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

The Spectacular

The Spectacular

Author: Zoe Whittall Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/08/2021

'A total joy to read' Torrey Peters, author of Detransition Baby A rebellious young musician reconnects with the matriarchs in her family as three generations of women strive for real freedom in this brilliant novel of family, sexuality, and feminism from the acclaimed author of The Best Kind of People. It's 1997 and Missy's band has finally hit the big time as they tour across America. At twenty-two years old, Missy gets on stage every night and plays the song about her absent mother that made the band famous. Missy is the only girl in the band and she's determined to party just as hard as everyone else, loving and leaving someone in every town. But then a forgotten party favor strands her at the border. Fortysomething Carola is just surfacing from a sex scandal at the yoga center where she has been living when she sees her daughter, Missy, for the first time in ten years--on the cover of a music magazine. Ruth is eighty-three and planning her return to the Turkish seaside village where she spent her childhood. But when her granddaughter Missy winds up crashing at her house, she decides it's time that the strong and stubborn women in her family find a way to understand each other again. In this sharply observed novel, Zoe Whittall captures three very different women who struggle to build an authentic life. Definitions of family, romance, gender, and love will radically change as they seek out lives that are nothing less than spectacular.

The Spectacular

The Spectacular

Author: Zoe Whittall Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/08/2021

'A total joy to read' Torrey Peters, author of Detransition Baby A rebellious young musician reconnects with the matriarchs in her family as three generations of women strive for real freedom in this brilliant novel of family, sexuality, and feminism from the acclaimed author of The Best Kind of People. It's 1997 and Missy's band has finally hit the big time as they tour across America. At twenty-two years old, Missy gets on stage every night and plays the song about her absent mother that made the band famous. Missy is the only girl in the band and she's determined to party just as hard as everyone else, loving and leaving someone in every town. But then a forgotten party favor strands her at the border. Fortysomething Carola is just surfacing from a sex scandal at the yoga center where she has been living when she sees her daughter, Missy, for the first time in ten years--on the cover of a music magazine. Ruth is eighty-three and planning her return to the Turkish seaside village where she spent her childhood. But when her granddaughter Missy winds up crashing at her house, she decides it's time that the strong and stubborn women in her family find a way to understand each other again. In this sharply observed novel, Zoe Whittall captures three very different women who struggle to build an authentic life. Definitions of family, romance, gender, and love will radically change as they seek out lives that are nothing less than spectacular.

The Miller's Daughter

The Miller's Daughter

Author: Elizabeth Gill Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/08/2021

All Mary wants to do is protect her family. But how can she, when their father keeps tearing it apart? Grieving for their mother and abandoned by their father, Mary and her siblings seek refuge at the foundling school. But the school has its own struggles, short-staffed since Hilary married. When the nuns hire Mary's father, and he arrives with the pregnant sixteen-year-old he left their mother for, Mary's newfound world is shaken. Can she make a new life for her siblings when their father is set on disrupting it...? The third and final novel in the Foundling School trilogy.

A Precious Daughter

A Precious Daughter

Author: Diane Allen Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/08/2021

Set between the wild fells of North Yorkshire, Canada and Liverpool, A Precious Daughter by Diane Allen is a sweeping saga novel following a family's struggles in the 19th century. When Ethan Postlethwaite, his wife Grace and their daughter Amy announce that they will be leaving the family home in the Yorkshire Dales, Grace's parents are heartbroken. Hoping for a new life prospecting for gold in the wilds of Canada, the young family say goodbye and set sail across the Atlantic in search of a brighter future. The journey there proves hard and treacherous, however, and upon arrival it becomes apparent that the riches they had been promised in the gold fields have already been plundered. So when the family is devastated by the death of Grace, Ethan decides he must take his daughter back to England. Arriving in Liverpool, Ethan and Amy soon find work in a dairy as cow-keepers, but Amy is restless and struggles to settle into yet another new life. And when a chance encounter at a cattle show ignites an old friendship, she must decide where her own future lies and what she must do in order to find happiness at last . . .

Call Nurse Millie

Call Nurse Millie

Author: Jean Fullerton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/08/2021

'A delightful, well researched story that really does depict nursing and the living conditions in the East End at the end of the war' Lesley Pearse 'Jean Fullerton's saga will delight her growing legion of fans' Dilly Court Can she deliver the hope they need? London is putting itself back together and twenty-five-year-old Millie is at the forefront of the effort as she tends to the East End community around her. While she witnesses tragedy and brutality in her job, Millie also finds strength and kindness as her training begins to pay off, helping her to bring her patients back to health and welcome babies into the world. But it's not only the patients that need Millie as matters of the heart bring both tears and joy for the young nurses. With grit and gumption, Millie and her friends do their best to find their way through first loves and heartbreaks, and balancing their duty of care with looking after each other. But when misfortune befalls her own family, it is the enduring spirit of the community that shows Millie that even the toughest of circumstances can be overcome. A heartwarming and gritty saga set in post-War London, perfect for fans of Ellie Dean, Donna Douglas and Call the Midwife

White Christmas

White Christmas

Author: Katie Flynn Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/08/2021

**THE BRAND NEW FESTIVE NOVEL FROM SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR KATIE FLYNN IS AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER NOW** United by diversity, divided by war . . . December, 1938 Rozalin Sachs has grown up in the vibrant city of Frankfurt. But with the Nazi Revolution gaining power, her family is forced to flee Germany. When a tragic accident separates Roz from her parents, she finds herself aboard the Kindertransport bound for Holland. Here Roz meets a young lad called Felix and they vow to stick together as their journey takes them to England. Eventually they find themselves in Liverpool with the promise of a new life, until a devastating incident takes Felix away. And, in a desperate attempt to escape the terrible situation she has found herself in, Roz decides to join the Women's Land Army. On the sprawling farm at Hollybank Roz meets Bernie, a dashing farmer's son, who has more than just friendship on his mind. Roz is flattered by his affections, but will he win her heart, or will her love for Felix remain as strong as ever?

The Secret Child

The Secret Child

Author: Lynne Francis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/08/2021

Molly's story continues . . . Kent, 1814 Molly Dawson, now a respectable married woman, lives with her husband, head gardener Charlie, on the Woodchurch Manor estate, where they have brought up three delightful daughters. Her life appears idyllic . . . but she has suffered the torment of a secret since she was eighteen years old. When George Smith - a young stranger fresh out of the Navy - appears at the estate's annual garden party, Molly's life is set to change again . . . Could he be a suitable match for one of her daughters? Or is this charming young man a threat to her hard-won happiness? Can Molly ever overcome the consequences of a decision she made long ago to find true joy and fulfilment at last?

Stray Angel

Stray Angel

Author: Kay Brellend Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/07/2021

Discover the Workhouse to War trilogy by Kay Brellend: a new saga series set in the Whitechapel Union workhouse in East London, between 1904 and 1916. . . 1915, Chrisp Street Market, East London. While the man she loves is in France fighting for his country, Lily Larkin wakes up at dawn to carry crates of apples to his market stall. Left in charge of Greg's warehouse, she has blossomed from a street urchin into a shrewd tradeswoman. But the market is a man's world and she soon starts attracting some unwanted visitors, including Greg's old rival Scully. Luckily, Lily recruits her old friends, Margie and Fannie, as helping hands. While the work is hard, it is nothing compared to the drudgery they endured as children of the workhouse, and they bear their burdens as cheerfully as their heavy barrows. But Lily has one trouble she must keep secret: before dying, her mother gave birth to a child who was spirited away under the cover of darkness. Searching every corner of the city to find her long-lost sister, Lily soon discovers there is a world of wickedness within London's poorest alleys. Will Lily finally be reunited with her sister, or will her dreams of a family be dashed forever? And as the war in France closes in, can Lily bring herself to hope that Greg might ask her the one question that would seal her happiness forever? The Workhouse to War series: A Workhouse Christmas Stray Angel Praise for Kay Brellend 'Vividly rendered' Historical Novel Society 'A fantastic cast of characters' Goodreads 'Thoroughly absorbing' Goodreads

At Home by the Sea

At Home by the Sea

Author: Pam Weaver Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/07/2021

A moving, heartwarming saga, perfect for fans of Katie Flynn. Can a second chance heal their broken family? Since their mother walked out on them as children, Izzie's taken responsibility for her younger sister, Linda. And when their father's temper flares up, Izzie knows the girls are better off on their own. But when a handsome Italian chef moves to Worthing and offers Izzie a job in his cafe, she is forced to choose between her responsibilities and her desires. Then her mother resurfaces, and Izzie discovers there's more to her abandonment than meets the eye. Will Izzie be able to come to terms with the past in order to pursue the future she deserves?

As Time Goes By

As Time Goes By

Author: Anne Bennett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/07/2021

Be swept away by the latest heart-breaking tale of courage and resilience from the author of The Forget-Me-Not Child, and The Child on the Doorstep. Angela McClusky arrived in the Birmingham, from Ireland, to escape soul-breaking poverty. But life in 1920's Black Country has been tougher than she imagined... Angela has known nothing by hardship and heartbreak; losing a husband in The Great War, the threat of ruin whilst raising a daughter alone...as well as hiding a dark secret she's tried desperately to forget. Kind-hearted Stan, who runs Bell Barn Road's Grocers shop is the only flicker of light in her life. But Angela knows he could never love her back if her knew the truth about her past... Then, tragedy strikes. Not only is Angela's beloved daughter Connie critically injured, but Angela unexpectedly comes face to face with her guilt and shame. Her secret out in the open, this could be Angela and Stan's final chance at love, if only they'll allow themselves this one last chance at happiness...

Keep Smiling Through

Keep Smiling Through

Author: Daisy Styles Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/07/2021

Pre-order the heartwarming and moving new Wartime Midwives story of three fascinating women fighting to keep the doors of Mary Vale Home open to mothers and their children . . . Perfect for fans of Katie Flynn, Nancy Revell and Call the Midwife ________ Lake District, 1942, the women at Mary Vale Mother and Baby Home must pull together during their darkest hour . . . But this is not easy when three very different women walk through its doors. Sybil would rather be anywhere else. She hoped to spend the season in London but an unexpected pregnancy soon put paid to those plans. While poor Rosie arrives with her two children in tow - their lives torn apart after their house was bombed. And when new midwife Edith joins it's clear she has her own secrets to hide. Then one day Mary Vale faces the ultimate threat, requisition by the army and the mothers and midwives must find comfort and friendship in one another. But can they also find the strength to fight for their Home? _______ Praise for Daisy Styles 'An absolute joy to read' Kate Thompson 'Will tug at the heart strings of readers everywhere!' Fiona Ford 'Truly endearing characters' Annie Murray

The Girl with the Silver Clasp

The Girl with the Silver Clasp

Author: Juliet Greenwood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/07/2021

'Absolutely loved it' Heidi Swain on The Ferryman's Daughter Will they find the courage to follow their dreams? St. Ives, 1916. Jess Morgan always hoped to become a celebrated silversmith, but when the men return from war she's forced to return to her job as a seamstress. All she can cling to is the memory of that delicate, unique silver clasp she created for a society bride. Rachel Bellamy served as an ambulance driver on the front line during the Great War but now it's up to her to save the family home and picturesque harbour from her wealthy brother-in-law, before it's too late. Giselle Harding fought her way up from poverty to become a Hollywood movie star. Yet even the most beautiful jewels she owns will never fill replace the man she lost. As the lives of the three women collide, will they be able to overcome their differences and fight together for the dreams they once held so close?