A story of young love and lasting friendship.
Jennie Trent has three loves in her life: her family at the Station House, deep in the Kent countryside; Applemere, the Fokingham family's mysterious great house nearby; and Jack Colby, her father's porter. When Jennie makes friends with Anna, the Fokinghams' wayward daughter, she finds herself caught between her love for her home and Jack and the beckoning exciting world beyond them. When war breaks out in 1914, however, Jennie finds her own path through her dilemma . . .
A dramatic saga set during World War II.
France, 1940. Unwilling to witness the fall of his native soil to Germany, artist Louis Duval flees to England, finding lodgings with the beautiful widow Barbara Hillyard. Lieutenant-Commander Alan Powell, charged with sneaking boats across the Channel to gather vital information, recruits Louis, who agrees to return to his occupied homeland and establish a Resistance network there. Barbara's charm soon captures Alan's lonely heart, but will she ever love him, or does she only have eyes for Louis? . . .
Hudson entertains with a timeless and tempestuous multigenerational family saga.
When Rachel French finds an unpublished cookery manuscript written by her great-aunt, she sets out to do some research into her aunt's life. She ends up starting a cookery business based on the recipes and publishing an accompanying book. Through her work she soon meets two intriguing men who seem to be interested in her, but she also unearths some secrets that perhaps should have been left buried.
Foul play is suspected in this crime mystery novel.
The death of Lucy Godstow's best friend, Vanessa, on the eve of Lucy's marriage to Guy Weaver was a big enough blow; but then Vanessa's aunt Joan is found murdered. Lucy and Vanessa's brother, Tom, suspect foul play. As Guy's jealousy develops into brutality, the police become suspicious and follow Guy and Lucy to Spain. But are they too late, and can Tom come riding to the rescue?
The new book from this well-loved author.
Jilly Turner's consolation through a difficult wartime childhood is Alec, an evacuee from London. But when Alec is orphaned and sent to Australia, Jilly ends up pregnant at seventeen, with no choice but to give up the baby she loves so much. But does Alec, returned from Australia, hold the key to Jilly's future happiness? And will she ever stop grieving for the son she gave away? . . .
The grass is always greener.
Polly wonders how she managed to capture husband Seth, and frets over her inability to give him the family he wants. A few doors away, her friend Ginnie is bored. Her only excitement is fantasizing over the latest fashions. Each believes they'd be better in the other's shoes. But when a rich American moves in down the street, suddenly life isn't so boring anymore . . .
Meet the hothouse student talent in a University Creative Writing course, and some talents not so hot.
Principal Caspar Ballaugh struggles to qualify for better Government funding, despite Government policy changing daily. He could secure glory by getting the local city a European award for cultural achievement. But how to do this without lecturer Lucy Corth, nationally hailed as a poetic genius, just after Ballaugh sacked her?
It began as a day like any other.
When Eleanor sets off for lunch one glorious September day, she has no idea that her world is about to be turned upside down. A near-fatal car crash leaves her hospitalized and her daughter, Alex, returns home to care for her mother. Under the most difficult of circumstances, the two women (never close) are forced to reassess what they mean to each other, and to those around them . . .
A poignant tale of family and friendship from an ever-popular library author.
Unwanted thirteenth child Jemima is brought up in poverty in 1890s East Anglia, whilst her twin Sophie is taken to live with a kind aunt. Sophie grows up spoiled, disliking her clever sister. While Jemima dreams of teacher training, she takes a job at a shop, where she becomes friends with Richard, the reluctant heir to the business. Then Sophie comes to seek Jemima's help and Jemima faces a dilemma. Should she sacrifice her dreams for her twin's sake? . . .
A kitchen maid disappears and it's up to two unlikely companions to find her.
Autumn 1909: Edith Trewin, the general maid in the Killivert household, and Miss Alicia, the young lady of the house, are social worlds apart, though they share a streak of independence and intelligence. The two young women become unlikely allies after a kitchen maid inexplicably disappears shortly after her arrival at the house. The two unite in the search for her as they experience love and loss as the Great War overtakes the world.