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Sagas and Romance Sagas and Romance

Rags to riches heroines and tight-knit communities, Journeys far and wide to find home and heart, these are epic stories on small playing fields.

This Month's Featured Books

Under a Sardinian Sky by Sara Alexander
Under a Sardinian Sky
Sara Alexander
An expressive and heartfelt relationship tale set in a gloriously evocative 1950’s Sardinia. Carmela is engaged to the son of the town’s wealthiest family, however finds herself questioning his overbearing nature when she meets a Captain from the nearby army...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/04/2017
The Button Box by Dilly Court
The Button Box
Dilly Court
The new heartwarming novel from Sunday Times bestselling author, Dilly Court.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/06/2017
The Best of Sisters by Dilly Court
The Best of Sisters
Dilly Court
Twelve-year-old Eliza Bragg has known little in life but the cold, comfortless banks of the Thames. Living above her uncle's chandlery she has grown accustomed to a life of penury and servitude, her only comfort the love and protection of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/05/2017
One Quiet Woman by Anna Jacobs
One Quiet Woman
Anna Jacobs
The first book in beloved and bestselling Anna Jacobs' new Lancashire-based saga. 1930, Lancashire: Leah Turner's father has been killed in an accident at the laundry, and since her mother died years ago it falls to her to become sole...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/05/2017
Flora's War by Audrey Reimann
Flora's War
Audrey Reimann
When the orphaned Flora MacDonald escapes from a harsh reform school she falls - literally - into the arms of Andrew Stewart, a handsome sailor on shore leave. But their blossoming love is interrupted by the outbreak of the Second...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/05/2017
Dead to Me by Lesley Pearse
Dead to Me
Lesley Pearse
Another dramatic and engagingly expressive historical novel by Lesley Pearse. Set before and during the Second World War, we follow Ruby and Verity during the ups and downs of their young lives. Ruby has a less than auspicious beginning, while...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/05/2017

Last Month's Featured Books

When My Ship Comes in by Sue Wilsher

When My Ship Comes in
Sue Wilsher
A dramatic and emotional saga set in 1950s Essex from a great new voice. Keep the family together, that's what her old mum always said. Put up and shut up....

A Dangerous Crossing by Rachel Rhys

Reader Reviewed A Dangerous Crossing
Rachel Rhys
April 2017 Debut of the Month. All aboard for an Agatha Christie-esque mystery set on a ship bound for the distant shores of Australia in 1939....

The Bomb Girls' Secrets by Daisy Styles

The Bomb Girls' Secrets
Daisy Styles
In the Phoenix Munitions Factory everyone has their secrets ...As WWII rolls across Europe, Kitty boards a ship set for England; leaving her cruel father for war work in a...

The Mersey Daughter by Annie Groves

The Mersey Daughter
Annie Groves
The brand new Wartime drama novel from bestselling author Annie Groves, perfect for fans of Christmas on the Mersey and Child of the Mersey. As the bombs rain down...

Castle of Water by Dane Huckelbridge

Castle of Water
Dane Huckelbridge
April 2017 Debut of the Month. An emotional, heart-stopping, and mesmerising debut novel. 34 year old retired banker and burgeoning artist Barry from New York, and...

Sleeper's Castle by Barbara Erskine

Reader Reviewed Sleeper's Castle
Barbara Erskine
A sweeping saga of a tale, linking the past and the present through two women’s dreams and a house that straddles time. This is the first Barbara Erskine novel I’ve...

The Doorstep Child by Annie Murray

The Doorstep Child
Annie Murray
A tale of hardship and survival, The Doorstep Child is a heart-rending story from bestselling author Annie Murray.

The Coal Miner's Daughter by Maggie Hope

The Coal Miner's Daughter
Maggie Hope
At their first meeting a bond of sympathy and affection is established between Hannah, a pitman's daughter, and Timothy Durkin, son of a land agent. Once married, however, Hannah feels...

The Month Before's Featured Books

It Was Only Ever You by Kate Kerrigan

It Was Only Ever You
Kate Kerrigan
Winner of the RNA Historical Romantic Novel of the Year Award 2017. Heartbreak and misunderstandings are woven through this uplifting story of a woman who can never quite believe...

No Place for a Woman by Val Wood

No Place for a Woman
Val Wood
Can a woman find her place on the front line of battle? Will Lucy be able to follow her dreams - and find love - in a world shattered by...

The Cavendon Luck (Cavendon Chronicles, Book 3) by Barbara Taylor Bradford

The Cavendon Luck (Cavendon Chronicles, Book 3)
Barbara Taylor Bradford
Two families, the aristocratic Inghams and the Swanns who serve them, have been bound by loyalty since the first stone was laid. But when war looms, sons, husbands and brothers...

Born to be Trouble by Sheila Jeffries

Born to be Trouble
Sheila Jeffries
The poignant and gripping new saga from the author of the bestselling The Girl by the River and The Boy with No Boots, perfect for fans of Margeret...

The Boy with the Latch Key by Cathy Sharp

The Boy with the Latch Key
Cathy Sharp
Heartache and hardship in London's East End, from the bestselling author of The Orphans of Halfpenny Street. Archie and his sister June have been 'latch key' kids; fending for...

Lady of Hay by Barbara Erskine

Lady of Hay
Barbara Erskine
Barbara Erskine's iconic debut novel still delights generations of readers thirty years after its first publication. A story spanning centuries. A long awaited revenge. In London, journalist Jo Clifford plans...

Mothering Sunday by Rosie Goodwin

Mothering Sunday
Rosie Goodwin
In the late 1800s, left on the steps of a workhouse as a new born, named Sunday to mark the day and subjected to a hard and often cruel childhood,...

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