A new series from the well-loved storyteller.
London, 1920s. Sixteen-year-old Maggie Bailey lives in terror of her father's drunken rages. In a moment of fury, as she tries to defend her mother from another vicious beating, Maggie throws boiling water at her father. Though her mother cannot forgive her sin, Maggie determines she will do everything she can to protect herself and her sickly little brother, and a job in a café proves the first step to a better life. But what happens when her past catches up with her? . . .
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 engaging historical saga from a much-loved author.
1934. Talented eighteen-year-old dancer Bonny Burton joins the chorus at Southampton's Palace of Varieties and becomes fast friends with gifted choreographer Rob Andrews. When the pair are spotted by a talent scout, they are contracted to appear in the West End. Soon, Bonny becomes the darling of the theatrical world, but when she falls for a handsome boxer, he brings trouble to her life, and at the height of her fame, her career is put in jeopardy. Can she survive the consequences that fate has cruelly tossed her way? . . .
A passionate drama in the Family Feud series from a well-loved storyteller.
1887. When farmer's daughter Carrie Blake announces that she has been ravished by Squire Thornton, it sets off a train of tragic events. Her elder brother Dick challenges the squire - and both end up dead. Her father turns to drink, leaving Carrie's mother and her surviving brother, Tom, to carry the load of the farm. The two families become bitter enemies thereon. So when Tom and Roz, the squire's daughter, discover a mutual attraction, they know that it can never be. But their fates are entwined, and bitterness soon threatens to tear their lives apart . . .
From one of the genre's best-loved names, a heart-warming saga set in the Yorkshire Dales in the early sixties.
With her natural good looks, fashionable clothes and lavish use of make-up, Fiona Norwood, the rector's new wife, has caused quite a stir amongst the close-knit parish community of Aberthwaite. But Fiona is hiding a secret in her past, and with the gossip and rumour rife it can only be a matter of time before Fiona's secret is out - and the revelations and heartache that ensue will have unforeseen consequences for more than one member of the parish.
A chance meeting in Liverpool will change Megan Lloyd's life in ways she could never have imagined . . .
1942. Following a chance encounter with an American army officer in Liverpool, 21-year-old Megan Lloyd decides to do her bit for the war effort by establishing a place of refuge for young women left pregnant and destitute following ill-fated love affairs with American GIs or passing sailors. But she is unprepared for the challenges that lie ahead.
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.
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.
Tragedy strikes two friends, who must then deal with a stranger on their doorstep. Can he be trusted?
Hampshire, 1850. Beth Langton has been running her large family estate for nine months now, after the death of her father and under the watchful eyes of her godfather and guardian, Lord Edward Sharland. When the father of her best friend, Lady Helen Denton, shoots himself after running up gambling debts, Beth persuades Helen to come and live with her. But further tragedy await when Beth's beloved guardian dies. A stranger claims to be Edward's heir, making him her legal guardian - and he has the paperwork to prove it. But can they trust him? And should they?
A young woman becomes a governess to two grieving orphans in the latest powerful historical romance from Janet Woods.
1835. Clementine Morris, despite her youth and inexperience, is hired by Zachariah Fleet to care for his recently orphaned niece and nephew. But Zachariah has a secret, and there are troubles ahead - least of all when the self-possessed, wealthy businessman realises he may be falling for her.