Jessica Stirling

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The Constant Star

Jessica Stirling
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The Spoiled Earth

Jessica Stirling
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The Welcome Light

Jessica Stirling
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The fourth, and concluding, title in The Nicholson Quartet sees Kirsty and Craig Nicholson struggling to hold their lives together. What started with love could soon find itself ending in tragedy...Only love for their son holds Kirsty and Craig's stormy marriage together. But when a crippling disease strikes the child, Craig's adamant male pride turns to tenderness and concern, and Kirsty, drained by worry and overwork, seeks comfort in the arms of her new business partner.However, after a series of near-tragic events, Kirsty is forced into a final, unexpected confrontation and a decision as to where her heart really lies...

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The Wayward Wife

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The Gates of Midnight

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War has come to London once more and Holly Beckman, now a widow, is forced to find new depths of courage in the face of adversity. David Aspinall, her first lover, has come back after twenty years abroad. He still holds a fatal charm for Holly but only time will tell if she can finally trust him. A new generation defies convention in the face of death, as Holly's RAF pilot son Chris and David's niece embark on a whirlwind affair. Across the channel, Ritchie Beckman - his lucrative art business crumbling as the Germans advance on Paris - risks everything to outwit the Nazis, but his plan could mean tragedy for the whole Beckman family... 'She writes in bright colours with bold, confident strokes' Glasgow Herald

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The Hiring Fair

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The Blue Evening Gone

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Though the Great Depression has brought misery to many, Holly Beckman has a thriving art business, a devoted husband and a son she adores. Until the holiday in Monte Carlo where for the first time she experiences romance. Almost reluctantly, Holly falls in love with the charming American dancer Peter Freeman.Then two works of art she sold turn out to be forgeries, just as her scapegrace brother Ritchie returns to London after years abroad. Maury, Holly's trusted older brother, suspects that Ritchie is plotting once more to bring the Beckman family down.'She writes in bright colours with bold, confident strokes.' Glasgow Herald

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The Dark Pasture

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The Wind from the Hills

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An epic of love, greed and betrayal set on the beautiful, remote Isle of Mull . . . Innis and Biddy Campbell have married well - Innis to the handsome shepherd Michael Tarrant, Biddy to rich Austin Baverstock. But Biddy is now a widow, only too accustomed to keeping herself aloof from life and love while Innis, now the mother of three young children, has found that marriage is not the idyll she expected. Then into their lives, still sheltered from a changing world by Mull's very remoteness, come two men. For Biddy, happiness may have come last. But it is Innis who has the hardest choices to make.

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The Last Voyage

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Julie and Anna Martindale have both married artists - but they embark on a reckless spiral of deceit, rivalry and betrayal that ends on a fateful voyage to New York.Handsome, freewheeling Clive Cavendish marries Julie after a whirlwind seduction - and when his ambitious schemes begin to pay off Julie is more than happy to be the wife of an up-and-coming painter and the mother of his children.Anna's husband, Howard Buskin, is rich, moody and reclusive. He prefers painting Dartmoor's brooding landscapes to his beautiful young bride and from the first their uneasy, loveless marriage totters on the brink of crisis.Only when American art collector Teddy Norris enters their lives with a proposal that Howard cannot ignore, and an easy-going charm that sweeps Anna into a tempestous affair, do the sisters begin to question their loyalty to their husbands and to each other. A loyalty that will be tested to the limit on the first, and last, Atlantic crossing of the White Star's new super-liner, the unsinkable Titanic - a voyage not all of them will survive.

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Prized Possessions

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The Piper's Tune

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Jessica Stirling's Glasgow comes to scintillating life in the story of love and fortune set in Edwardian Scotland, the first in a trilogy.Lindsay Franklin's life is an adventure she has just begin to enjoy. At eighteen, Arthur Franklin's cosseted daughter has left her Glasgow school and finds her role as a marriageable young lady with a widowed father more than agreeable. But Lindsay's life takes an unexpected turn when her ambitious, charming Irish cousin Forbes comes to Glasgow to join the family business. When her grandfather retires Lindsay is unexpectedly left with a share in the business - and equally unexpectedly, she decides that she must master that business as carefully as her male cousins. What is not surprising is that several eligible men decide that it is time to master Lindsay... As the mysteries of shipbuilding open to her, and the puzzle of male behaviour becomes both more fascinating and more dangerous, Lindsay will have to make some fateful decisions. Decisions that will make or mar her whole future.

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The Paradise Waltz

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A Kiss and a Promise

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Servant girl Betsy McBride thinks she has as much right as any girl to set her cap at Tom Brodie, the most dashing young man in the district. When her master asks her to help out the Brodie family she jumps at the chance to get a bit closer to him. She doesn't realise that Tom Brodie thinks the only way to save his family's fortune - or at least their farm - is to dazzle his landlord's daughter. There is heartbreak is on the horizon unless Tom's much more down-to-earth brother Henry can catch Betsy's attention.

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Blessings in Disguise

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The Captive Heart

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World War One ended well for the Franklins, prosperous Clydeside shipbuilders. But trouble is brewing behind their respectable facade...Rebellious teenager Maeve McCulloch has arrived from Ireland to stay with the Franklins, much to the dismay of her aunt Lindsay. Maeve's mother caused nothing but grief and heartache for Lindsay and it seems that Maeve may do the same. Meanwhile, Lindsay's husband has been swept off his feet by the wealthy and manipulative Stella Pickering. And Lindsay herself is torn between love and loyalty when handsome navy hero Geoffrey Paget unexpectedly walks back into her life.As the slump of the 1920s begins to bite on Clydeside, troubles both financial and personal invade all their lives. Once again Jessica Stirling has evoked a whole world at the moment when - for better or worse - it is about to change forever.

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Wives at War

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Shamrock Green

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The Deep Well at Noon

Jessica Stirling
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When Holly Beckman inherits a quarter share of James Aspinall's antique shop, his dissolute son David and snobbish daughter Andrea are outraged. But the girl from the back streets of Lambeth has already faced enemies more daunting than the Mayfair smart set.Aided by her grandfather, Holly defies her father's drunken rages, her brother's criminal plans and David Aspinall's seductive charms. But she has one weakness. Christopher Deems, a handsome poet scarred by the Great War, drives Holly to a fateful decision between love and ambition. She cannot know that tragedy waits down each shadowed path..'She writes in bright colours with bold, confident strokes' Glasgow Herald

Jessica Stirling

Born in Glasgow, Jessica Stirling is the author of many heartwarming novels, most of which have Scottish backgrounds. She has enjoyed a highly successful career since THE SPOILED EARTH was published in 1974.Find out more at www.jessicastirling.com