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Julia Bryant



Julia Bryant was born in Portsmouth: her step-father and husband both served in the Navy. She trained as a nurse, then after her three children grew up, earned an honours B.A. in English and history. She and her husband now live in Portsmouth once more.

Visit her website at www.juliabryant-online.com.

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The Water is Wide

Julia Bryant
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Julia Bryant

Set in Edwardian Portsmouth, this is the enchanting story of a girl who has to choose between an exciting secret love and the boy everyone thinks she will marry.     Beautiful Fidelis McCauley instantly falls for handsome Lieutenant Daniel Herrick when he rescues her hat from blowing away during the triumphant celebrations marking the return of his ship. Fidelis is determined to escape her treadmill existence and her chance meeting with Daniel seems to open new doors for her.    But loving Daniel is risky - his father, a marine colonel, will disown his son if he finds out about his secret affair with a servant girl. And will Daniel, who has grown accustomed to his privileged background, be willing give up everything for the one he loves?    Meanwhile Fidelis has already promised her hand to a childhood friend Harry, drifting into the engagement to please his family whose house was a second home while she was growing up. But Harry is far away in India with the Royal Marines.

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The Spirit of Nelson Street

Julia Bryant
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Julia Bryant
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The Restless Tide

Julia Bryant
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Julia Bryant

Portsmouth in the 1920s is a city of vivid contrasts between the comfortable and the destitute. Thousands of men have been laid off from the Royal Naval Dockyard and many are begging in the streets.   Mary Vine believes her luck has changed. After surviving her first nineteen years, fiercely defending her chaotic family against anyone who dares criticise them, she has found happiness at last with her fiancé, submariner Michael Miller.   Cissie Nugent has lost her position as housemaid and is surviving by selling her body to passing sailors. But she has further to fall as she is betrayed by the only person she has ever trusted.   Captain Charles Clements, once the employer of both Mary and Cissie, returns to Portsmouth after a humiliating divorce. Though a hero of Jutland, he must find a new sort of courage to face a future without his family.   Soon the lives of Mary, Cissie and Captain Clements will change for the better in unexpected ways.

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Written on the Tide

Julia Bryant
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Julia Bryant

Portsmouth in the 1920s is the setting for Julia Bryan'ts second novel about the Forrest family of Lemon Street in Portsea. It's almost a year since Lily Forrest waved her green shawl to her sweetheart Michael as his ship steamed off to the far east. She wishes desperately that he was with her now on the day when everything changes: Dad and his new family are leaving Lemon Street and Gran is getting married.She watches anxiously as her best friend Dora becomes swamped by the demands of her fiancé Harry Vine's shiftless family. While Lily learns of passion via Michael's letters, Dora plays a more dangerous game.Mary Vine fights for a place in life after the death of her mother. Sacked from her job as a scullery maid, Mary has to shift and scheme for herself. With rage and humour she drags her family along behind her. But even her resilience is tested by fire. Grandmother Beattie Forrest watches the arrival of new neighbour Dahlia Carruthers and wonders how she and her strange companions will fit into Lemon Street.And now Lily has discovered a secret that threatens to bring tragedy to all her family . . .

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Waiting for the Tide

Julia Bryant
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Julia Bryant
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Borne on the Tide

Julia Bryant
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Julia Bryant