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Stories from the heart. This category combines Romantic Fiction with Sagas and Romance to create a collection of lovely tales. From rags to riches stories to tales of tight-knit communities, this carefully curated collection is bound to have the perfect match for you, and as the Beatles said, ‘love is all you need’.
Good detailed historical fiction with sex! The birth of a child in appalling circumstances opens this glorious medieval historical novel. Obviously the child is special but we don’t discover how special until she discovers it herself towards the end of the book. Up until then she has moved from forest to rich London household to the court of Edward IV as her knowledge of healing herbs and potions brings her to the attention of the Queen. Full of colour and drama, this is the first in a trilogy, highly recommended.Comparisons: Philippa Gregory, Sharon Penman, Reay Tannahill.Similar this month: Will Davenport, Jojo Moyes.
Her first stand-alone novel following her Webster sisters trilogy, this is post World War II rural Somerset and based on the identity of an orphan boy, leading to startling repercussions.Comparisons: Margaret Dickinson, Elvi Rhodes, Iris Gower.Similar this month: Lilian Harry, Rosie Harris.
Rebeccaâ€™s novels contain more drama than the average soap â€“ for gossip, scandal and secrets thereâ€™s nothing better than curling up with a Rebecca Shaw. Thereâ€™s definitely an element of â€˜Eastenders gone countryâ€™. The inhabitants of Turnham Malpas are raising funds for their rector who has gone on a mission to Africa, via hysterical means - there's an upmarket pyjama party, a hair dyeing competition, midnight skinny dipping and an afternoon at the Big House watching horse racing at Longchamps on a huge screen, drinking champagne, with more race money than they dreamed of riding on a horse called Major Malpas and all whilst the locum rector is smitten with a married man in the village of Turnham Malpas. Rebecca Shaw has given us a hugely readable and enjoyable novel. She is a master at mixing pathos with humour and the excitement she instils in this engaging story makes this one, one of her very best. Fans of those brilliant novels by Miss Read will love Rebecca Shawâ€™s village of Turnham Malpas. Comparisons: Miss Read, Amanda Brookfield
A wealthy business man with a tragic past and a passion for painting water colours finds friendship and passion â€“ but will it last for his new lady friend has had her heart broken before?
One of her series of ‘Barleybridge’ novels centred on the vetinary practise. It is a wonderfully pacey and tender novel in which Rebecca Shaw weaves her magic around the animals and the people, bringing them to life and sharing with us their troubles and triumphs. This title is also available as an Audiobook, in either CD or cassette format. This title is also available as an Audiobook in CD format.
A heady mix of passion, betrayal and scheming set in the 15th when Pope Alexander VI, one of the Borgia family, begins a reign of terror
Following on from Beggars and Chossers, we are now in the middle of the Welsh miners strike in 1910. More quality writing from the author who also writes the â€˜Hearts of Goldâ€™ series on the BBC
One of our favourite authors in this genre and a recent award winner for her book ‘The Hungry tide’
A love story of a couple meeting after the tragedy of war â€“ but will the past destroy their happiness?
The continuing saga of the troubles and strife in 1950s Walworth of the Adams family and as ever it really hits the mark
A prolific, high quality saga writer. This one is from her Welsh series featuring Twins Tanwen and Donna Evans who clash over the love of tall and handsome Dylan.
We all love a good saga. From Wuthering Heights and Jamaica Inn, to the modern works of authors like Katie Flynn, Katherine Webb and Nadine Dorries, there is something so captivating about the journey of a romantic heroine through an unfamiliar world, where the hearts and desires of all around her form the centre of everything. These stories can take place on grand settings: on the High Seas and foreign lands, or on a small cobbled street in a northern mining town. It doesn’t matter, as the journey of the heart is the most important of all. Get your tissues at the ready and find yourself happily shipwrecked on the ragged rocks of epic romance.