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Sagas

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!

Spring Comes to Emmerdale Emmerdale Book 2

Spring Comes to Emmerdale Emmerdale Book 2

Author: Pamela Bell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

'Enthralling. Spring Comes to Emmerdale is beautifully written and researched' - Lancashire Evening Post A must for fans of ITV's Emmerdale, and readers who love heartwarming and heartbreaking stories set during wartime. 'Amazing! All the familiar names here, not least, the Dingles!' - Amazon reviewer, 5 stars World War I wages on, and the families of Emmerdale are trying their best to move on from tragedy, while the effects of war still resonate throughout the village of Beckindale. Though grief and loss permeate, Maggie Sugden, Rose Haywood and the other inhabitants of the village are finding independence, the chance to make their own happiness - and even opening themselves up to find love. Featuring firm fan favourites like the Dingles, The Woolpack Pub and Emmerdale Farm itself, this will be a delight for any Emmerdale fan. 'Totally brilliant and gripping - didn't want it to end' - Amazon reviewer on Christmas at Emmerdale Like the first in the series, Christmas At Emmerdale, the second novel explores the lives of Emmerdale's much-loved families during the Great War and beyond, and how the nation's favourite village copes with the loves and lives lost.

A Village Scandal

A Village Scandal

Author: Dilly Court Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

The second book in the dramatic new Village Secrets trilogy from the Sunday Times bestselling author. It was her wedding day... the roses and bluebells were blooming and their sweet-scent was filling the air, so why did Daisy feel the cold fingers of fear run down her spine? Spring in the village, April 1869 It's spring in Little Creek and wedding bells are ringing. After their hasty marriage the Christmas before, Daisy Marshall is overjoyed to be finally marrying dashing Jay Fox properly, in front of the whole village. But then, on the evening of their wedding, amid the festivities, Jay disappears. Daisy doesn't know if Jay is dead or alive, if she's his wife or his widow. And what's more, without her husband, she has no means of supporting herself or her household. Refusing to give up hope, Daisy must draw on all her strength and courage - after all, she has people who depend on her. But the secret of Jay's disappearance is more scandalous that she could have ever imagined...

Pearl of Pit Lane A powerful, romantic saga of tragedy and triumph

Pearl of Pit Lane A powerful, romantic saga of tragedy and triumph

Author: Glenda Young Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

'In the world of historical saga writers, there's a brand new voice' My Weekly From the author of Belle of the Back Streets and The Tuppenny Child, a dramatically powerful and romantic saga of tragedy and triumph. If you love Dilly Court and Rosie Goodwin, you'll LOVE Glenda Young! What readers are saying about Glenda's heartwrenching sagas: 'Better than a Catherine Cookson' 5* reader review 'Wonderful read, full of rich characters, evocative description and a touch of romance' 5* reader review 'Just wanted it to go on forever and read more about the characters and their lives' 5* reader review 'Put me to work on the pit lane, would you? Is that all you think I'm worth?' When her mother dies in childbirth, Pearl Edwards is left in the care of her aunt, Annie Grafton. Annie loves Pearl like her own daughter but it isn't easy to keep a roof over their heads and food on the table. Annie knows the best way to supplement their meagre income is to walk the pit lane at night, looking for men willing to pay for her company. As Pearl grows older she is unable to remain ignorant of Annie's profession, despite her aunt's attempts to shield her. But when Pearl finds herself unexpectedly without work and their landlord raises the rent, it becomes clear they have few choices left and Annie is forced to ask Pearl the unthinkable. Rather than submit to life on the pit lane, Pearl runs away. She has nothing and nowhere to go, but Pearl is determined to survive on her own terms... Praise for Glenda Young: 'I really enjoyed Glenda's novel. It's well researched and well written and I found myself caring about her characters' Rosie Goodwin 'Will resonate with saga readers everywhere...a wonderful, uplifting story' Nancy Revell 'All the ingredients for a perfect saga and I loved Meg; she's such a strong and believable character. A fantastic debut' Emma Hornby 'Glenda has an exceptionally keen eye for domestic detail which brings this local community to vivid, colourful life and Meg is a likeable, loving heroine for whom the reader roots from start to finish' Jenny Holmes 'I found it difficult to believe that this was a debut novel, as brilliant was the word in my mind when I reached the end. I enjoyed it enormously, being totally absorbed from the first page. I found it extremely well written, and having always loved sagas, one of the best I've read' Margaret Kaine Look out for Glenda's other compelling sagas, Belle of the Back Streets, The Tuppenny Child and The Girl with the Scarlet Ribbon.

The Mothers of Quality Street

The Mothers of Quality Street

Author: Penny Thorpe Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/03/2020

The ups and down of three plucky factory girls, set against the backdrop of the Britain's best loved wrapped chocolate The Quality Street Factory is fizzing with the news that the King and Queen and the two young princesses, Elizabeth and Margaret Rose, are going to visit the Mackintosh Factory where the country's favourite chocolate is made. The factory floor is heady with excitement but plans are dealt a blow when a much-loved staff member is the victim of a poisoning incident. Everyone is under suspicion, which only adds to Reenie Calder's woes, anxious that her new promotion has only made her stick out even more like a sore thumb. Can she and her friends, Mary and Diana, get their heads together and find the malicious troublemaker before something unthinkable happens?

Liverpool Daughter A heart-warming wartime story

Liverpool Daughter A heart-warming wartime story

Author: Katie Flynn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR MOTHER'S DAY: THE FIRST IN A HEART-WARMING NEW SERIES BY SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, KATIE FLYNN ______________________________ `Home is where the heart is, and my heart belongs to Liverpool. We wouldn't dream of leavin' our beloved city...' August 1940: As the Luftwaffe swarm over Liverpool, Shane Quinn decides to move his family back to the safety of Ireland. But his only child, the beautiful Dana, would rather stay and serve her country than flee to a foreign land. Determined to make it on her own, she joins the WAAF with newfound pals Patty and Lucy. There's plenty of excitement to be had on a RAF station, even a chance or two at love... But the stark reality of war begins to take its toll and the three girls soon discover they need their friendship more than ever. And when shocking news arrives from Ireland, Dana will realise the true importance of family. ______________________________ Praise for Katie Flynn 'If you pick up a Katie Flynn book it's going to be a wrench to put it down again' Holyhead and Anglesey Mail `Packed with romance and poignancy' Woman `One of the best Liverpool writers' Liverpool Echo `Heart-warming' Take a Break

Buddenbrooks

Buddenbrooks

Author: Thomas Mann Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2020

The Traitor

The Traitor

Author: V. Alexander Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/02/2020

Coming Home to Liverpool

Coming Home to Liverpool

Author: Kate Eastham Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/02/2020

A stirring and inspiring story which is perfect for fans of Nadine Dorries and Call The Midwife Heartbroken but determined, Maud Linklater returns to her hometown of Liverpool intent on healing the sick and building a new life for herself and her son, Alfie Liverpool 1872 Arriving back in her hometown after spending some time training at the Infirmary for Women in New York, Maud can't wait to put her new-found skills to the test. But in a city built and run by men she must work hard to be accepted. Whilst her nurse friends welcome her back with open arms there are others who do not wish her well, including the spiteful Nancy Sellers. Nancy resented Maud's talents as a nurse and seeing her arrive back with such fanfare puts her nose firmly out of joint. She will stop at nothing to sabotage Maud's life and soon turns her attention to those Maud holds most dear. But Maud Linklater is made of strong stuff and together with her friends, Alice and Eddie, can she overcome any obstacle Nancy, and Liverpool, might throw her way? Praise for Kate Eastham 'Deftly written and moving' Woman's Own 'A heart-warming and tear-inducing tale with wonderfully realistic characters' Woman

A Daughter's Journey Birch End Series Book 1

A Daughter's Journey Birch End Series Book 1

Author: Anna Jacobs Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/02/2020

Jo Melling has arrived in Birch End from Australia, still grieving her father's recent death. She's not intending to stay long, but after tracking down her distant family, Jo becomes more involved in village life than she could ever have imagined - and suddenly in danger too. Jo also finds herself drawn to Nick, a handsome newcomer to the village. Nick had planned to settle in Birch End and start a business, but as he grows closer to Jo, he realises he may have to choose between his dreams and a chance at love. Meanwhile, the new local council are faced with some tough decisions of their own. It's time to take a stand against the poor conditions in Backshaw Moss, the nearby slum, but some councillors want things to stay as they are - and will go to any lengths to make sure they get their way . . . Will the decent people of the valley win a brighter future for themselves? And can Jo find a way to stay with Nick in a place she's grown to love? Praise for Anna Jacobs' Ellindale series 'One of the most lovely and heart-warming books I have ever read! 5 STARS' - Between the Pages 'A book of family, love, friendship and loyalty. 5 STARS' - Stardust Book Reviews 'I was gripped from the very first word on the very first page and I wasn't released until the last word on the last page . . . When I finished I felt like I had been through an emotional wringer. 5 STARS' - Ginger Book Geek

Two Sisters

Two Sisters

Author: Josephine Cox Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/02/2020

Don't miss the new book from Sunday Times bestselling author, Josephine Cox! The pretty Arnold sisters have grown up on their father's farm and yearn for something more out of life than drudgery and toil. Ellen, loyal and honest, is her father's favourite, but Georgina is impulsive and unreliable, and can't please a father who has never shown her love. The big house, Grindle Hall, offers them both a chance of betterment, but while Ellen follows the steady path, Georgina takes a darker road and soon, her actions will have fateful consequences for them all. Only Ellen can help them, but will a sister's love be enough?

Two Sisters

Two Sisters

Author: Josephine Cox Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/02/2020

Don't miss the new book from Sunday Times bestselling author, Josephine Cox! The pretty Arnold sisters have grown up on their father's farm and yearn for something more out of life than drudgery and toil. Ellen, loyal and honest, is her father's favourite, but Georgina is impulsive and unreliable, and can't please a father who has never shown her love. The big house, Grindle Hall, offers them both a chance of betterment, but while Ellen follows the steady path, Georgina takes a darker road and soon, her actions will have fateful consequences for them all. Only Ellen can help them, but will a sister's love be enough?

A Second Chance at the Belfast Guesthouse

A Second Chance at the Belfast Guesthouse

Author: Anne Doughty Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/02/2020

Will love be enough to overcome the odds? It is 1960 and Clare Hamilton is returning home to her beloved Armagh to marry Andrew, her childhood sweetheart. Full of the hope and possibilities of a newlywed couple, they plan to turn Andrew's ancestral home into a guesthouse. Their ambition is to use their income to buy back the land of the former family estate so that Andrew can quit his hated job as a solicitor and farm the land he had known as a boy. But the sixties are a time of change, and when political unrest increases bookings begin to decline... Can the pair save their beloved guesthouse and achieve their dreams for a better life? Prepare to be spirited away to rural Ireland in this stunning new saga from Anne Doughty. Previously published as Come Rain, Come Shine Readers LOVE Anne Doughty: 'I love all the books from this author' 'beautifully written' 'would recommend to everyone' 'Fabulous story, couldn't put it down!' 'Looking forward to the next one.'