A captivating romance
Paris, 1894. Lisette Decourt flees her home and attaches herself to travelling 'lanternist' Daniel Shaw. Lisette is irresistibly attracted to the magnetic Englishman, and although fate separates them, she cannot forget him. She builds a new life for herself, yet remains fascinated by the film-making industry. When a chance encounter reunites Lisette with Daniel, by now a successful film-maker himself, he realizes that she has the magic quality that will make her a star...
A sinister fortune is told at a garden party...
Althea, Phoebe and Cressida have been friends since school days. Artist Cressida never married; Althea's fast falling out of love with second husband arrogant Geoffrey; while actress Phoebe has a married lover. When they meet up and Phoebe hears that Geoffrey's annual charity Garden Party is imminent, she volunteers a fortune-telling friend of hers. But Madam Tokoly's accuracy unnerves Geoffrey totally. And then she draws the Death Card...
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.
From an ever-popular library author.
England, 1926. Sixteen-year-old orphan Jackie Hunt knows what she wants, to marry Wilhelm Furtmueller and to be an artist. But she and Wilhelm are to be parted. Jackie finds some solace with the taciturn Richard, her employer, but while she feels affection for him, she cannot forget the all-consuming love she felt for Wilhelm.
A mutually beneficial arrangement...with potential for endless passion!
Marrying her boss, prominent businessman Cormick Grayson, was a very reasonable proposition for a woman who'd been hurt in love before. It wasn't love and they were both OK with that. But the heat in Gray's eyes told Amber there was more to this passionless marriage than he was revealing and soon Amber yearned to feel the things she vowed she would never risk again...
Can you trust a man who has secrets he won't share?
It's been seven years since the brutal murder of Emma Cardale's best friend, Laura, and EmmaÃ's only just managed to pick up the pieces. She has a job she enjoys, and a wonderful man in Jack Scarlet, whose dancing eyes and quicksilver moods make her heart sing. But one day she returns home with bad news from work to find an unwelcome ghost from the past on her doorstep . . .
A captivating romance set in nineteenth-century Dorset
Charlotte Honeyman jilts her long-time swain, and on the spur of the moment marries a stranger. His pride damaged and his matrimonial plans upturned, sea captain Nick Thornton threatens to take revenge. Charlotte's younger sister, Marianne, takes pity on Nick and secretly boards his ship, where she meets with an accident. Nick regards Marianne as the perfect tool with which to get his own back, but in the process falls in love . . .
A compelling romance set in nineteenth-century Cornwall
Twenty-five-year-old Sarah Govier supports herself and her illegitimate son, Jory, on the income from the granite quarry she inherited. But businessman Kinser Landry will stop at nothing to take it from her. Sarah turns in desperation to James Crago, a scarred and reclusive former soldier, who owns land adjoining hers. Neither are prepared for the powerful attraction that erupts between them, but can they survive the plots against them and find the courage to love again? . . .
From a best-selling author.
17th-century Rotterdam. Young Saskia is lady's maid to wealthy merchant's wife Vrouw Gibbons, but her talent for manufacturing beautifying face balms far exceeds her lowly status. When the Gibbons family returns to England, Saskia goes with them and sets up in business selling the beauty products which have earned her a devoted clientele, and hopes to win the heart of Grinling Gibbons, her employee's only son, a man whose interests lie elsewhere . . .
A compelling tale of romantic intrigue
When fiery Kenna Mackenzie refuses to comply with her guardian's wish that she marry an impoverished Scottish laird, Kenna is thrown out on to the streets of Victorian Edinburgh to fend for herself. After many struggles, and just as Kenna's luck is turning, it seems Robert Gilmore has not yet finished with her, and will do everything in his power to stall her in her quest for love and happiness . . .