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.
This passionate West Country smuggling saga set in the early 19th-century is an intriguing departure for Tudor mystery writer Fiona Buckley.
Exmoor, 1800. When farmer's daughter Peggy Shawe meets the charismatic Ralph Duggan, it's love at first sight. But when Ralph's brother Philip is suspected of murder, the pair are despatched to distant relatives across the Atlantic. It will be many years before Peggy and Ralph meet again - and circumstances for both of them will be very different.
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 . . .
From one of the genre's best-loved names, an enthralling historical saga set in 1950s' Liverpool.
Liverpool, 1954. Young Jeanette Walker often wonders what became of her mother who disappeared without trace during a wartime bombing raid thirteen years before. Was she killed outright, or did she run off with another man, as tyrannical Great Aunt Ethel insists? Embarking on a dual mission to find out what really happened to her mother and to track down the handsome stranger who came to her rescue, Jean is little prepared for the hornets' nest of family secrets and lies that her investigations will stir up.
Two young women's lives are destined to intertwine in 1950s' Liverpool.
Liverpool, 1955. Actress Dorothy Wilson is offered her first major part in a feature film. But her boyfriend Sam wants her to settle down and start a family. Meanwhile, Lynne Donegan is bringing up her daughter on her own, eking out a meagre living as a dressmaker. The two women's lives are destined to intertwine in ways they could never imagine.
A young woman must follow her head or her heart in this powerful family saga
Liverpool, 1958. Nursery nurse Irene can't help falling for her friend Peggy's older brother. But nothing can come of it, for Marty is already married. Meanwhile, Peggy is desperate to marry her long-term boyfriend, but her Catholic parents would never accept a Protestant son-in-law. Could Irene and Peggy solve their problems by running away.
A young woman returns to Liverpool to rebuild her life and find new love in this engaging family saga
1959. Her modelling career in tatters and her relationship with her sailor boyfriend at an end, Maggie Gregory returns to Liverpool to mend her broken heart. A chance encounter with a handsome stranger seems to offer new romance. But is the man who calls himself Tim Murphy all he seems? Will this new relationship only lead to more heartbreak?
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 . . .