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Ike and Kay by James MacManus
Ike and Kay
James MacManus
A captivating and convincing novel set during the Second World War, based on archived documents and letters, detailing the relationship between married US General Eisenhower and his driver Kay Summersby. In 1942 the two meet, and Eisenhower quickly places Kay...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/03/2018
Against All Odds by Danielle Steel
Against All Odds
Danielle Steel

Format: Paperback - Released: 22/02/2018
Mermaids Singing by Dilly Court
Mermaids Singing
Dilly Court
Bullied by the kitchen maids, Kitty is soon taken under Lady Arabella's wing and for the first time in her life Kitty dares to hope. Kitty will do anything for her mistress but her loyalty is severely tested as all...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/02/2018
The Year That Changed Everything by Cathy Kelly
The Year That Changed Everything
Cathy Kelly
Uplifting and delightful, The Year That Changed Everything is another gorgeous read from Cathy Kelly. Three women have three milestone birthdays on the same day, they don’t know each other, yet a featherlight connection binds them together. In one day,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/02/2018
A Mother's Grace  by Rosie Goodwin
A Mother's Grace
Rosie Goodwin
Tuesday's child is full of grace ... Pious young Grace Kettle escapes the world of her unsavoury and bullying father to train to be a nun. Her faith is tested and she is driven to make a scandalous and life-changing...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/02/2018
With a Kiss and a Prayer by Ellie Dean
With a Kiss and a Prayer
Ellie Dean
Cliffehaven, May 1944 The tension is rising for Peggy Reilly and the inhabitants of Cliffehaven as the planes continue to roar above the town and there is still no news of the long-awaited Allied invasion into France. There seems to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/01/2018
The River Maid by Dilly Court
The River Maid
Dilly Court
The first in a stunning new series from Sunday Times bestseller, Dilly Court London, 1854: twenty-year-old Essie Chapman lives with her father in poverty stricken Limehouse, working on the river as a boatman. Her life seems set before her, never...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/01/2018
One Kind Man by Anna Jacobs
One Kind Man
Anna Jacobs
The second book in beloved and bestselling Anna Jacobs' new Lancashire-based saga.
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/01/2018
Music Across the Mersey by Geraldine O'Neill
Music Across the Mersey
Geraldine O'Neill
A heartwarming saga of family and friendship, duty and desire, perfect for fans of Maureen Lee and Lyn Andrews from storyteller Geraldine O'Neill.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/11/2017
Outcast Child by Kitty Neale
Outcast Child
Kitty Neale
Perfect for fans of Nadine Dorries and Katie Flynn, this is a rags to riches story from the Sunday Times bestselling author of A Mother's Sacrifice and A Family Scandal.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/11/2017
A Family Secret by Josephine Cox
A Family Secret
Josephine Cox
This latest novel from Josephine Cox gets straight to the heart of family life and the dramas that surround them. What begins as a gentle, seaside holiday in Blackpool with friends soon becomes a distant, cherished memory for Marie. A...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/09/2017
Monsoon Summer by Julia Gregson
Monsoon Summer
Julia Gregson
From the bestselling author of the Richard and Judy Book Club summer read, East of the Sun, Julia Gregson returns with this compelling love story set in India - perfect for fans of The Tea Planter's Wife.
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/08/2017
Dangerous Crossing by Rachel Rhys
Dangerous Crossing
Rachel Rhys
All aboard for an Agatha Christie-esque mystery set on a ship bound for the distant shores of Australia in 1939. As the world teeters on the edge of another war, working class Lily is about to plunge headlong into a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/08/2017
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, our heroine, as a teenager, catches the eye of the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/07/2017
The Last Secret of the Deverills by Santa Montefiore
The Last Secret of the Deverills
Santa Montefiore
The dramatic conclusion to the bestselling Deverill Chronicles. It is 1939 and peace has flourished since the Great War ended. But much has changed for the Deverill family and now a new generation is waiting in the wings...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/07/2017
The Himalayan Summer by Louise Brown
The Himalayan Summer
Louise Brown
A spellbinding novel of the British Raj period, the quest to find a child, and a love story beyond boundaries - for all fans of Dinah Jefferies' The Tea Planter's Wife and of Louise Brown's earlier novel, Eden...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/07/2017
The Woman in the Wood by Lesley Pearse
The Woman in the Wood
Lesley Pearse
An engaging, poignant and moving family tale set in the 1960’s on the south coast of England. 15 year old twins Maisy and Duncan are sent to live in the New Forest with their disapproving grandmother. After the difficulties of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/06/2017
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
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
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
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
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 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 herself torn between the man she loves and her parents'...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/09/2023
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.
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/04/2017
Sleeper's Castle by Barbara Erskine
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 read, for those that have been with her since the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/04/2017
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 28 year old just-married Parisian architect Sophie, are the sole...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/04/2017
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 on Liverpool, Rita and Kitty must face heartache and sorrow...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/04/2017
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. And that's what everyone else did around there. Essex, 1959....
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/04/2017
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 munitions factory. Working hard in the day and playing in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2017
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Love in a Cold Climate __________________________

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.


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