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Hodder & Stoughton

The Asking Price

Jessica Stirling
Authors:
Jessica Stirling

The second compelling novel in the Nicholson Quartet sees Kirsty and Craig struggling to keep their family together... Imprisoned in a false 'marriage' and trapped in Glasgow's mean streets, Kirsty and Craig Nicholson are drifting apart, held together only by their son, Bobby. Kirsty finds herself drawn more and more to David Lockhart, the young minister who cares for her deeply. But David is bound to return to China and only his love for Kirsty keeps him in Scotland. Craig, now a committed policeman, is incensed by the behaviour of his family when they fall under the influence of a rich and generous patron, and seeks solace in the arms of a street woman from the burgh's dark slums. His growing obsession with her threatens not only Kirsty, but the future of his family too . . .

Hodder & Stoughton

The Good Provider

Jessica Stirling
Authors:
Jessica Stirling

The first novel in The Nicholson Quartet, this powerful story of loyalty and heartbreak is set in Glasgow, early in the 20th century.Kirsty, an 'orphan brat' escapes from the remote Ayrshire farm where she was a servant and runs away with her sweetheart, Craig Nelson. With little money and still strangers to each other, they travel to Glasgow and set up a life in a 'marriage' that is never made legal. Ambitious and impatient to get on, Craig falls in with a gang of sly and vicious thieves and soon sinks into a life of drink and crime. Meanwhile, Kirsty has met the handsome and charming David Lockhart, a medical missionary soon to return to China. But she is bound by loyalty to Craig, a less than ideal husband who can only bring her hardship and heartbreak . . .

Hodder & Stoughton

The Welcome Light

Jessica Stirling
Authors:
Jessica Stirling

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...

Coronet

The Wise Child

Jessica Stirling
Authors:
Jessica Stirling

Both Kirsty and Craig Nicholson sacrifice lovers to hold their marriage together for the sake of their crippled son. For a time all seems well until Kirsty seizes an opportunity to buy a small shop and makes a roaring success of her new career.Lonely and rejected, Craig seeks ways to gain the upper hand on his wife and her partners until only a brittle band of conscience stands between them and ruin.

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