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Christine Marion Fraser



Christine Marion Fraser was one of Scotland's best-selling authors, outselling even Catherine Cookson, with world-wide readership and translations into many foreign languages. She was the author of the much-loved Rhanna series. Second youngest of a large family, she soon learned independence during childhood years spent in the post-war Govan district of Glasgow. Chris lived in Argyll with her husband. She died on 22nd November 2002.
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Kinvara Wives

Christine Marion Fraser
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Kinvara Summer

Christine Marion Fraser
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Christine Marion Fraser

It is 1931 and the villagers of Kinvara are welcoming newcomers into their close-knit community. Schoolteacher Catherine Dunbar takes a great interest in the welfare and education of Andy Sutherland, who has cerebral palsy - and comes to have more than a passing interest in his father, Rob. Joshua Bowman is a less popular arrival, as he tries to force his strict principles and beliefs on his neighbours; and his wife Miriam - a native of Kinvara - has a dramatic effect on Johnny Lonely, to whom she was once married.But it is mainly on the children of Kinvara that the novel focuses, as they delight in the freedom and adventure of the beautiful coastal area, and grapple with the first stirrings of young and innocent love.'Christine Marion Fraser writes characters so real they almost leap out of the page...you would swear she must have grown up with them' Sun

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Kinvara Affairs

Christine Marion Fraser
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Christine Marion Fraser

It is 1936 and the children of Kinvara are growing up fast. Vaila Sutherland, a born romantic, vows she will never marry until she finds a love as deep as her father's for her mother. Two young men make a play for her heart - will she choose the right one?Andy Sutherland, Vaila's half brother, finds new doors opening despite the cerebral palsy that he has suffered since birth; while nine-year-old Essie, the joy of her mother's life, revels in a world of make-believe and wonder. Cruel Joshua Bowman continues his reign of terror but, as they grow up, his children find ways of thwarting his wishes. When Miriam, too, at last defies him, it has tragic consequences.Heartbreak and horror mingle with tears of joy and, as always, the villagers fight and laugh their way through this enchanting novel, adding many colourful contributions in their unique and inimitable way.'Christine Marion Fraser writes characters so real they almost leap out of the page...you would swear she must have grown up with them' Sun

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Kinvara

Christine Marion Fraser
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Christine Marion Fraser

It is December 1922, and the keepers of the Kinvara Light, an impressive lighthouse just off the rugged west coast of Scotland, are home for Christmas after three bleak months away from their families. Robert Sutherland, deputy head keeper, finds little comfort at home: his wife Hannah is embittered by her isolation, by the tragedy of her infant son's cerebral palsy and by her husband's long absences. Rob find solace in the arms of Morna Jean Sommero, whose warmth and love compensate for his sterile marriage.Christine Marion Fraser has created a vivid Scottish village and peopled it with memorable characters. The spirited and engaging folk of Kinvara, whose fates are shaped by the harsh landscape and the rugged coast on which they live, will move, entrance, and linger in the memory.'Christine Marion Fraser writes characters so real they almost leap out of the page...you would swear she must have grown up with them' Sun

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King's Croft

Christine Marion Fraser
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King's Acre

Christine Marion Fraser
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Christine Marion Fraser

Evelyn Grant has started to come to terms with the loss of her first love, Johnny, but the Grant family are overshadowed by the unwelcome reappearance of a figure from Jamie's past and by the terrible stories of the war told by soldiers returning from the trenches.Among those fighting for King and Country is Gillan Forbes, the son of the big house, on whose friendship Evelyn increasingly relies and who still hopes to win her love. But it is handsome Gordon Highlander, Davie Grainger, who captures Evelyn's heart, sweeping her up in a whirlwind of passion that takes her to the heights of happiness and to the depths of despair . . . Davie is a dangerous man to love . . .'Christine Marion Fraser writes characters so real they almost leap out of the page...you would swear she must have grown up with them' Sun

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Stranger on Rhanna

Christine Marion Fraser
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Christine Marion Fraser

The islanders grieved for Mark James, their popular minister, who had lost his family so tragically. They were glad when he found solace in the company of Rhanna's pretty new young doctor, Megan Jenkins. Recently, however, she has been cool towards him, as if she was hiding some dark secret.The calm of the island was shattered by a fearsome storm; in great peril, the lifeboat took to the sea in response to distress signals from a luxury yacht. On board was a man who held the key to Megan's mysterious past, and her heart would be torn between this glamorous playboy and the minister who needed her so much. The seventh novel in the Rhanna series.

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Storm Over Rhanna

Christine Marion Fraser
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A Rhanna Mystery

Christine Marion Fraser
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Christine Marion Fraser

It is 1968, and after twenty years of marriage, farmer Fergus McKenzie and his beloved Kirsteen are about to be parted for the first time as Kirsteen sets off for Glasgow to help nurse a friend's mother. Fergus knows he'll miss her more than anything, but with his friends and family around him, and his faithful Border collie Heinz at his side, he reckons he can survive. But when a visitor appears dramatically at the farmhouse in the shape of a beautiful young woman, routine turns into chaos and gives rise to avid speculation throughout the close-knit community. They are all fascinated by the mystery guest - none more so than Fergus, whose emotions are thrown into turmoil as he is forced choose between loyalty to Kirsteen and the tempting attractions of youth, while his passions are played out under the watchful eyes of the islanders. The eighth novel in the bestselling Rhanna series.

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Song of Rhanna

Christine Marion Fraser
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Rhanna at War

Christine Marion Fraser
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To the warm, tight-knit community of Rhanna, the little island in the peaceful Hebrides seemed remote from the horrors of war. For Shona McKenzie, coming home on leave would give her the chance to recover from the nightmare of the bombing, and from her broken heart. Then the German bomber crashed - and the islanders realized that Rhanna's lonely beauty gave no protection against the chill reality of battle. They were indeed an island at war. And Shona discovered that not all battles are between nations, the fiercest are those between lovers.

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Return To Rhanna

Christine Marion Fraser
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Children of Rhanna

Christine Marion Fraser
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Christine Marion Fraser

Since childhood they have been inseparable friends: Lorn, Lewis, Ruth and Rachel. The close-knit community of Rhanna has watched them grow up - playing and fighting together, seeing each other through the bad times. But now they are grown and they face a harsher world, and all the problems of love and loss for which their tranquil Hebridean upbringing cnanot prepare them. Yet all four know that whatever might happen, however far they drift apart, they are still and always children of Rhanna.

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Rhanna

Christine Marion Fraser
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Christine Marion Fraser

On a bitter winter night in 1923, farmer Fergus McKenzie loses his beloved Helen in childbirth. Overcome by grief, he shuns his oldest friend, Dr Lachlan, convinced he could have done more to save her. More tragically still, he refuses to see his baby daughter, Shona. Although sympathetic to poor Fergus, the islanders resolve to gather round to give Shona the care she needs, until her father comes to his senses. But as the years pass, Fergus fails to change his mind, until Shona falls in love with Niall, the doctor's son.