The River Maid (The River Maid, Book 1)

Author: Dilly Court

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0008199612

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 7587

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The Summer Maiden (The River Maid, Book 2)

Author: Dilly Court

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0008199655

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 7248

The second book in a stunning new series from Sunday Times bestseller, Dilly Court

The Lady's Maid

Author: Dilly Court

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144645617X

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 9831

In the quiet of a warm summer's evening, two young mothers are forced to give up their babies. Whilst Kate grows up knowing only poverty and servitude, Josie's world is one of privilege and luxury. Despite the differences in their circumstances, Kate and Josie have been friends since childhood. But their past binds them together in ways they must never know. Until a chance meeting forces Kate and Josie to confront the truth of that night nearly twenty years before - a truth that turns both worlds upside down and threatens to destroy their friendship forever...

Journey to the River Sea

Author: Eva Ibbotson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330477447

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 1360

It is 1910 and Maia, tragically orphaned at thirteen, has been sent from England to start a new life with distant relatives in Manaus, hundreds of miles up the Amazon. She is accompanied by an eccentric and mysterious governess who has secret reasons of her own for making the journey. Both soon discover an exotic world bursting with new experiences in Journey to the River Sea, Eva Ibbotson's highly colourful, joyous adventure.

The Shopkeeper’s Daughter

Author: Lily Baxter

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448135575

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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June 1944. Ginnie Travis is working in her father's furniture shop, when the continued bombing raids and her sister Shirley's untimely pregnancy force the two girls to go and stay with their aunt in Shropshire. Here Ginnie falls in love with an American, Lieutenant Nick Miller, stationed nearby. But she discovers that Nick has a fiancée back home and a heartbroken Ginnie ends the relationship. Then news of their father's death in an air raid reaches them. With the family left almost penniless and Shirley and her child to provide for, Ginnie is responsible for them all. And when the shop comes under threat, she is even more determined to make it succeed and build a new life for herself and her family.

A Mother's Grace

The heart-warming Sunday Times bestseller

Author: Rosie Goodwin

Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.

ISBN: 1785762389

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 4489

'Rosie writes such heart-warming sagas featuring believable characters and well-researched backgrounds and eras' Lyn Andrews 'An absorbing story in the grand tradition of the best saga authors' Margaret Dickinson 'The new Catherine Cookson' Coventry Evening Telegraph Tuesday's child is full of grace . . . Warwickshire, 1910. Pious young Grace Kettle escapes the world of her unsavoury and bullying father to train to be a nun. But when she meets the dashing and devout Father Luke her world is turned upside down. Her faith is tested and she is driven to make a scandalous and life-changing choice - one she may well spend the rest of her days seeking forgiveness for . . . Will delight fans of Dilly Court, Katie Flynn and Catherine Cookson. Have you read Mothering Sunday and The Little Angel, the first two novels in Rosie's Days of the Week collection? 'A wonderful heroine, plucky, determined and warm-hearted. A believable and compelling read' Jennie Felton, author of The Miner's Daughter 'Goodwin is a master of her craft. The perfect book for a cold winter's evening' Lancashire Evening Post 'Goodwin is a fabulous writer' Worcester Evening News

Maid to Match

Author: Deeanne Gist

Publisher: Bethany House

ISBN: 9781441211866

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 9252

From the day she arrives at the Biltmore, Tillie Reese is dazzled--by the riches of the Vanderbilts and by Mack Danvers, a mountain man turned footman. When Tillie is enlisted to help tame Mack's rugged behavior by tutoring him in the ways of refined society, the resulting sparks threaten Tillie's efforts to be chosen as Edith Vanderbilt's lady's maid. But the stakes rise even higher when Mack and Tillie become entangled in a cover-up at the town orphanage. They could both lose their jobs...and their hearts.

Virgin River

Book 1 of Virgin River series

Author: Robyn Carr

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460300270

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 5648

Welcome back to Virgin River with the books that started it all… Wanted: Midwife/nurse practitioner in Virgin River, population six hundred. Make a difference against a backdrop of towering California redwoods and crystal-clear rivers. Rent-free cabin included. When the recently widowed Melinda Monroe sees this ad, she quickly decides that the remote mountain town of Virgin River might be the perfect place to escape her heartache, and to reenergize the nursing career she loves. But her high hopes are dashed within an hour of arriving: the cabin is a dump, the roads are treacherous and the local doctor wants nothing to do with her. Realizing she's made a huge mistake, Mel decides to leave town the following morning. But a tiny baby, abandoned on a front porch, changes her plans…and former marine Jack Sheridan cements them into place. Look for What We Find by Robyn Carr, a powerful story of healing, new beginnings and one woman's journey to finding the happiness she's long been missing. Order your copy today!

Cinderella Sister

Author: Dilly Court

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407071874

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 2796

Lily Larkin is the youngest of six and the least important member of her family. With their father dead and their mother a stranger to them, she must stay at home and keep house whilst her elder siblings go out to work. As she goes about her daily chores, her head is full of dreams. And she longs for the day she can have a life of her own. When a fire threatens to destroy the nearby docks, Lily's act of kindness towards a handsome foreigner has disastrous consequences for the whole family. For shortly afterwards they are thrown out of their home and have no choice but to move into two mean rooms above the fire station where Lily's brothers work. Here the family struggles to make ends meet. But just when things might be looking up for them all, Lily makes a terrible error of judgement. In anger her eldest brother turns her from the door. Forced onto the streets, Lily wonders if she'll ever see her family again...

Mermaids Singing

Author: Dilly Court

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446472612

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 7958

A desperate childhood. An uncertain past. One chance at happiness ... Born into poverty and living under the roof of her violent and abusive brother-in-law, young Kitty Cox dreams of working in a women's dress shop in the West End - a million miles away from the reality of her life as a mud-lark, scavenging on the banks of the Thames. Fate soon intervenes and Kitty finds herself working as a skivvy for Sir Desmond and Lady Arabella Mableton in Mayfair. 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. But Lady 'Bella' has a secret and unable to live with her domineering husband she decides to leave, fighting for custody of their daughter, Leonie. Kitty will do anything for her mistress but her loyalty is severely tested as all their lives are thrown into turmoil and Kitty faces a life of poverty and hardship in the slums of the East End once more ...

River of Ink

Author: Paul M.M. Cooper

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1632860716

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 9262

In thirteenth-century Sri Lanka, Asanka, poet to the king, lives a life of luxury, enjoying courtly life and a sweet, furtive love affair with a palace servant, a village girl he is teaching to write. But when Magha, a prince from the mainland, usurps the throne, Asanka's role as court poet dramatically alters. Magha is a cruel and calculating king--and yet, a lover of poetry--and he commissions Asanka to translate a holy Sanskrit epic into the Tamil language spoken by his recently acquired subjects. The poem will be an olive branch--a symbol of unity between the two cultures. But in different languages, in different contexts, meaning can become slippery. First inadvertently, then deliberately and dangerously, Asanka's version of the epic, centered on the killing of an unjust ruler, inspires and arouses the oppressed people of the land. Asanka must juggle the capricious demands of a king with the growing demands of his own political consciousness--and his heart--if he wishes to survive and imagine a future with the woman he loves. The first novel from a remarkable young writer, River of Ink is a powerful historical tale set in the shadow of oppression--one with deep allegorical resonances in any time--celebrating the triumph of literature and love.

The House at Riverton

A Novel

Author: Kate Morton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416550534

Category: Fiction

Page: 473

View: 4490

Living out her final days in a nursing home, ninety-eight-year-old Grace remembers the secrets surrounding the 1924 suicide of a young poet during a glittering society party hosted by Grace's English aristocrat employers, a family that is shattered by war. Reprint.

A Virtuous Woman

Author: Kaye Gibbons

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 1565122062

Category: Fiction

Page: 168

View: 8408

A young widower looks back on his memories of his wife and their life together

Book of a Thousand Days

Author: Shannon Hale

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408812991

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 9438

When a beautiful princess refuses to marry the prince her father has chosen, her father is furious and locks her in a tower. She has seven long years of solitude to think about her insolence. But the princess is not entirely alone - she has her maid, Dashti. Petulant and spoilt, the princess eats the food in their meagre store as if she were still at court, and Dashti soon realises they must either escape or slowly starve. But during their captivity, resourceful Dashti discovers that there is something far more sinister behind her princess's fears of marrying the prince, and when they do break free from the tower, they find a land laid to waste and the kingdom destroyed. They were safe in the tower, now they are at the mercy of the evil prince with a terrible secret. Thrilling, captivating, and a masterful example of storytelling at its best. The princess's maid is a feisty and thoroughly modern heroine, in this wonderfully timeless story.

Someday, Somewhere

Author: Eileen Ramsay

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780340825723

Category: Fiction

Page: 391

View: 662

Holly Noble believes she was the most important person in her Aunt Tony's life. When Tony dies, Holly returns to the cottage at Torry Bay in Argyll to claim her inheritance, but what she finds in the attic changes her life forever. A series of beautifully painted pictures depicting the world famous opera singer Blaise Fougere hints at a secret love affair that spanned the decades. Determined to show Tony's lost genius to the world, Holly decides to exhibit the works, and in the process, creates a conflict with handsome Taylor Hartman, Blaise's arrogant nephew.

The Workhouse Girl

Author: Dilly Court

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446456218

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 8516

Circumstances force eight-year-old Sarah and her widowed mother to enter the notorious St Giles and St George’s Workhouse. When her mother dies in childbirth, the independent-minded Sarah falls foul of the workhouse master, Trigg and his cruel wife. Sarah’s ordeal seems to be over when a sugar mill owner takes her into his home. But her wealthy benefactor reports Trigg and his wife. And blaming Sarah for their misfortune, in a fit of revenge, the couple decide to take the law into their own hands.

Tall Poppies

Author: Janet Woods

Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd

ISBN: 1780102194

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 5449

One woman – two loves . . . - Dorset, 1917. If it's not enough that a girl from a good background is forced to work as a maid, Livia Carr is then violated by her master and falls pregnant. But help unexpectedly comes from her attacker’s son, Richard, a WWI hero who is not expected to live much longer. He marries her, and his death, though expected, comes as a great blow. Into the breach steps Livia's first love, Denton Elliott - but he does not know the truth about her child's parentage . . .

Poppy's War

Author: Lily Baxter

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407071149

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 6533

August 1939: Thirteen-year-old Poppy Brown is evacuated to a village in Dorset. Tired and frightened, she arrives with nothing but her gas mask and a change of clothes to her name. Billeted at a grand country house, Poppy is received with cold indifference above stairs and gets little better treatment from the servants. Lonely and missing the family she left behind in London, Poppy is devastated when she hears that they have been killed in the Blitz. Circumstances soon force Poppy to move to the suburbs and into the company of strangers once more. Earning a meagre income as a hospital cleaner, as the war continues to rage, Poppy longs to do her duty. And as soon as she is able to, she starts her training as a nurse. While the man she loves is fighting in the skies above Europe, Poppy battles to survive the day-to-day hardships and dangers of wartime, wondering if she'll ever see him again...