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.
A suspense saga set in the 1940's from a much-loved author.
1947. Kindly, unassuming widow Dorrie Resterick continually finds herself confidante to others' troubles. She would prefer to keep in the background, but life throws her many a mystery, and once she even found a scrap of evidence in a dreadful local crime - the double murder of two villagers. While the police decided the scrap of paper Dorrie brought to them solved the case, Dorrie was never sure - and when new tenants arrive at long-abandoned creepy cottage Merrivale, the site of the murders, their actions inadvertently plunge the whole village into danger . . .
Trouble is brewing in the Cornish village of Nanviscoe, and this time it might be too much even for kindly widow Dorrie Resterick to solve . . .
Dorrie Resterick has enough to worry about without the arrival of Stella Grey and her family in the village - she's already planning a surprise welcome home party for her honeymooning niece, Verity, and her new husband Jack, as well as trying to convince the locals that the ghost of Jack's disturbed first wife, Lucinda, is not haunting their marital home. But it soon transpires that the ghost may be realer than Dorrie first imagined, as something - or someone - seems determined to cause trouble . . .
Eccentricity is the family byword for the Compton-Milnes.
The Compton-Milnes are eccentric, to say the least. A marriage between Gus, a reclusive but brilliant professor, and Lisa, a promiscuous cosmetic surgery addict, has produced Ben, an OCD-riddled genius, and his self-sacrificing sister Harriet, while Gus's acerbic invalid mother rules over them all from her attic throne room. But when Lisa's lover turns on her, the family must pull together to survive . . .
An absorbing tale of the strength and heartbreak of family ties.
Winter, 1940. Anna MacRae is only five years old when her mother dies in childbirth and she is left with twin baby sisters. Anna is a gifted child, with a warm personality to match, but not so her sisters and as, through the years, their pranks turn to stealing, bullying and worse, Anna must learn to cope with them if she is ever to find happiness of her own . . .
The comfortable, upper-class lives of the aristocratic Barsham family are about to change forever.
August, 1914. The comfortable lives of the aristocratic Barsham family are set to change forever with the onset of World War I. Over the next four years, the strength of character of the four Barsham siblings - Gina, Millie, James and Ned - will be tested as never before. They will encounter hardship, danger, heartache - and unexpected love.
A touching and atmospheric love story.
When Anna Harvik travels to Norway in 1946 in order to visit the family of her late husband, the country is only just recovering from five cruel years of Nazi occupation. So it is with surprise that she finds in this cold and bitter country the capacity for new love and perhaps even a new home . . .
A captivating saga set in London's East End.
Moira and Jack Taylor own a thriving rag-and-bone business and have six children. Their contented family life is upset when their eldest daughter, Nora, steals 18-year-old Maggie's fiancè Robert, a widower with a young son. Maggie, heartbroken, swears that she will never forgive her sister's betrayal, and marries on the rebound. The First World War and the Spanish flu epidemic of 1919 bring further tragedy, and the younger generation of the Taylor family embark on their own adventures in the years that follow, in this warm-hearted saga . . .
An emotional, spellbinding tale of hardship, loss . . . and love set in the England of 1914.
Madeleine Ingleton returns home from her Swiss finishing school to a whirlwind of social engagements and parties . . . and to Hamilton Bramwell, the wealthy and agreeable young man whom her parents are determined she marry. Instead, Madeleine's eye is caught by a young milkman, and feelings which lead to disaster. She soon finds herself friendless and homeless, until a chance meeting offers her hope for the future. But she has a tough decision to make, which will change her life forever.
A tale of heartache and drama with supernatural overtones.
When small-time crook Horace Butterfield buys an antique chandelier to enhance his brand-new ballroom at Crossway Lodge, little does he realize what's in store. For the chandelier is said to be haunted by the ghost of a young woman who hanged herself during the Wall Street Crash - and tragedy and heartbreak befall all those who move into the Lodge.