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Minerva Lane

By Judith Glover
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Judith Glover
Minerva Lane is buzzing with gossip. Widow Lizzie Gallimore has married her handsome lodger Jack McShane. And Lizzie's daughter Ruby is delighted to have a father figure in her life, even though her affection for him upsters her childhood sweetheart, and her brother Joe.Then a traumatic event reveals Jack in his true colours. Determined to save her family from corruption and humiliation, Ruby seeks independence. She suffers the harsh realities of a working life as she tries to protect her brother while denying herself the comfort from the one man who truly cares for her. Until, eventually, the truth emerges...Minerva Lane is both a powerful love story and a vivid evocation of working-class life in the Black Country during the Victorian era, written by Judith Glover, author of The Stallion Man.
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Mirabelle

By Judith Glover
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Judith Glover
Mirabelle was born to sing.Illegitimate, unwanted, singing is her escape, in the workhouse, the factory, in service. All her spirit and all her dreams are in her pure, true voice.Singing for pennies outside taverns. As the demure, drawing-room plaything of a rich man. In the music-halls, first in the Midlands and then in London, singing brings her pleasure - and pain: men who want to cage her like a songbird, men who threaten, promise, demand.But always, through passion, tragedy and steadfast love, Mirabelle must sing.
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Masterclass: Writing Romantic Fiction

By Barbara Samuel
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Barbara Samuel
LEARN HOW TO WRITE ROMANTIC FICTION WHICH TAKES THE BREATH AWAY.Do you want to capture the share of the fastest growing market in fiction?Do you have a compelling vision for a passionate love story? Masterclass: Write Romantic Fiction is designed for anyone who wants to write in this genre of popular fiction, whatever their focus. It is the only book available to cover the new and increasingly diverse sub-genres in romance to give insight into how to write really good eroticism, and to show aspiring writers how to gain recognition for their work. Whether contemplating self-publishing or going the traditional route, this is a smart and completely contemporary guide to writing sellable, credible and memorable romance.ABOUT THE SERIESThe Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.
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The Marriage Bond

By Denise Robins
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Denise Robins
Beautiful, rich and impulsive, Gay Northiam's life is a fun filled whirl of dinners and dances. Captivated by her vivacious charm and exquisite looks, a flock of eligible and handsome suitors leave her with few blank pages in her engagement diary. Dick Morton, a young doctor, is just one of many smitten admirers. But Gay is not yet ready to fall in love not while life is such fun. All this changes, however, when Gay meets Geoffrey Daunt, a respected and successful barrister and confirmed bachelor: For the first time ever Gay knows the pain of unrequited love and, too late, discovers what it is to suffer a broken heart.
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Moment of Love

By Denise Robins
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Denise Robins
She was just his private secretary - would he ever know how mach sheloved him?Christa might have thought herself lucky. She spent every working daywith Stephen Harrimay - the brilliant young executive - the man sheadored.But Christa was only his private secretary. Each evening he left herbehind for society's most glamorous women - fast, beautiful wealthywomaen - who could challenge his brilliance, and further his career.Christa watched as he led his whirlwind life with the beautiful and therich, knowing that all she could offer was her calm, deep love. Shecould only watch, wait and hope for the moment Stephen would stop, andreally see her for the first time...A captivating love story from the 100-million-copy bestselling Queen ofRomance, first published in 1964, and available now for the first time ineBook.
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More Than Love

By Denise Robins
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Denise Robins
Rosalinda Browne's life was a simple one - a secretarial job with a respected London firm, a plain furnished room, and an occasional evening alone at the opera or the symphony. Then a chance meeting brought her face to face with Richard Corrington-Ashe - rich and dashing, the owner of a prestigious shipping firm. And suddenly Rosalinda's life would never be the same!But he was a married man - though his wife had long ago ceased to love him - and, as Rosalinda's passion soared ever higher, an ominous question grew; would her heart stand the test of sharing her beloved?
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Men are Only Human

By Denise Robins
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Denise Robins
It seemed that Beechy had everything she could ever want - a lovingfamily, an adoring fiancé, Gil, and a beautiful old Tudor house thatwould soon be her home. But Gil had a secret: a tempestuous infatuationhe had once had in Paris with the attractive and sophisticated Manon.That was in the past, though, and need never concern his future with thewoman he truly loves.As the wedding draws nearer, Beechy and Gil look forward to a lifetogether, and their family and close friends gather for the greatoccasion. Then his previous love-affair casts a shadow of doubt over theblissfuly happy couple...A captivating love story from the 100-million-copy bestselling Queen ofRomance, first published in 1933, and available now for the first timein eBook.
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Meet Me in Monte Carlo

By Denise Robins
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Denise Robins
The boulevards of Paris, Cannes, Monte Carlo - perhaps in their glamourSylvia could forget Johnny... forget that he no longer wanted to marryher. But Sylvia didn't know when she left London that she was about tobe plunged into a ring of jewel thieves, that handsome, romantic Henriwas a criminal mastermind, and that Johnny would turn up in Dijon withLucille, who was very stunning and very French.At the centre of the intrigue were stolen emeralds worth half a milliondollars. And when those emeralds surfaced in her handbag, Sylvia beganthe most dangerous adventure of her life - an adventure that would perishall her doubts about Johnny's love.A captivating love story from the 100-million-copy bestselling Queen ofRomance, first published in 1954, and available now for the first timein eBook.
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Mad is the Heart

By Denise Robins
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Denise Robins
Heiresses twice over, Viola and her young sister traveled to exotic Khartoum to be with their guardian, the sophisticated rock-steady Lionel. But Viola's excitement was spoiled by her sister's obvious infatuation with Lionel -- and the presence of the out-going Ted, Viola's determined suitor. Violently objecting to a marriage between Viola and Ted, Lionel proposed himself -- and Viola, already deeply in love with him, happily accepted. But her chance for happiness was destroyed by the vengeful Ted --who knew of Lionel's financial affairs. Viola could never be sure if Lionel really loved her--or her money.
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My True Love

By Denise Robins
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Denise Robins
Lovely, orphaned Lyn Taylor feared the fabulous whirl of the sophisticated London social season would pass her by. As secretary to her wealthy, snobbish Aunt Diana, she was the carefully hidden Cinderella as the list of eligible bachelors - men of money, title, position, lined up before her cousin Anthea. Then devastating lawyer Noel Folliott stepped out of his gleaming Bentley and into her enraptured heart.But ruthless Aunt Diana placed Noel high on her list for Anthea, little knowing that Anthea was deep in a passionate clandestine romance with a car mechanic!Could Lyn betray Anthea's secret . or would social distinction remain an insurmountable barrier to the sweet exaltation of true love?
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My Lady Destiny

By Denise Robins
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Denise Robins
The lovely, lonely child named Destiny, grows up a drudge in a poor parsonage, until aged fifteen, she discovers that she is the daughter of the Earl of Destermere, and the richest heiress in Queen Anne's England!Stephen Godwin, the Earl's secretary, traces her to Bath and carries her off to Richmond where she is caught up in the social whirl.But the Countess, her beautiful and unscrupulous stepmother, resents her coming. She plans to marry Destiny to her own brother, the depraved, sadistic Baron who is out to gain control of Destiny's fortune.As Destiny rises from kitchen drudge to social beauty, will her fate be love or misery?
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Murder in Mayfair

By Denise Robins
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Denise Robins
There is only one thing in the world that they brilliant young musician, Jacques Clavel, wants; to marry his beautiful English sweetheart Mary Lessington. But his hopes are shattered and his heart broken when, against her will, Mary is forced to marry the wealthy Earl of Ventyre!In his despair Jacques vows to dedicate the rest of his life to music until, after ten long years, it seems that at last his dream may come true. But Jacques has not bargained for Auriol Crannock, a woman of unparalleled greed, jealousy and evil, a woman who is determined to possess Jacques - and keep him away from his beloved Mary - whatever the cost.So, when Auriol is found brutally murdered in her Mayfair flat, the evidence seems conclusive.
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A Million Guilty Pleasures

By C. L. Parker
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C. L. Parker
Two million dollars secured Noah Crawford the most enticing woman he has ever known. Initiating Lanie Talbot into a sensuous world of pleasure took them both to the brink - again and again. But when Noah discovers why the beautiful innocent sold her body to the highest bidder, he's faced with the hardest thing he ever had to do: set her free. Lanie can't believe Noah would let her go. Doesn't he know they share a bond deeper than sex - a connection too powerful to sever? Not even a treacherous enemy out to destroy Noah or the dark secret haunting the multimillionaire can keep them apart. But first Lanie has to show him that he belongs to her, even if it means risking everything for a love that can never be bought or sold.
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Maggie

By Lena Kennedy
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Lena Kennedy
Fall in love with Lena Kennedy's remarkable first novel... Spanning four decades and four generations, this compelling family saga reveals the extraordinary life story of a resilient Cockney woman, MAGGIE.Raised in Stepney, the heart of London's East End, Maggie Riley is the only child of an Irish widower. When she becomes pregnant at the age of fifteen she is delighted, for it means she has captured her beloved Jim Burns.But life is a constant struggle - to bring up her four sons, to cope with a part-time husband, to 'better herself'. And that struggle is set against critical events of the era: the Depression, the Blackshirt marches, the devastation of World War II and its aftermath.With the skill of a natural storyteller, Lena Kennedy makes us share Maggie's life: we experience Maggie's hardships as she confronts poverty; we feel her grief when she sends her children off during the evacuation; we sympathise with her loneliness through the long years of the war; we share the impressions of her first trip abroad to South Africa and Australia. We rejoice in her triumphs and feel the sorrow of her tragedies.
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Mary's Child

By Irene Carr
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Irene Carr
Set in the bustling shipbuilding community of Sunderland at a time of turmoil abroad and grinding poverty at home, this is the unforgettable story of Chrissie.Adopted at birth by caring parents, she has a rosy childhood and is determined to work hard and succeed. Until tragedy strikes, throwing her on the mercy of a family where the new woman of the house has every intention of getting rid of her - by whatever means it takes. Penniless and desperate, Chrissie struggles to support herself as the Victorian years give way to the outbreak of the Great War. And hanging over the throughout her many ordeals is the mystery of her true parents and her connection with the likes of Jack Ballantyne, heir to a local shipyard.Whatever destiny throws her way, Chrissie and Jack find their paths continue to cross . . .
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The Marrying Kind

By Jessica Stirling
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Jessica Stirling
Alison Burnside's family have been luckier than most. The poverty of Glasgow in the 1930s has been kept at bay. So far . . .Alison seems content to graduate into marriage with teacher Jim Abbott, until she becomes entangled with fellow student Declan Slater who has an irresistible charm.'Stirling is a wonderful storyteller.' Bookseller'Jessica Stirling's high reputation is well deserved.' Manchester Evening News
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Mr Commitment

By Mike Gayle
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Mike Gayle
Number One bestselling author Mike Gayle returns with this wickedly observed novel about modern relationships: does Mr Irresponsible have what it takes to become Mr Commitment?Duffy is engaged. He accepted Mel's proposal. But the trips to IKEA, dinner parties for couples and talk of babies are giving him itchy feet and now he's not sure if he can say goodbye to his extended adolescence and face up to that final walk down the aisle.How does he know if she's The One? Can he cope with responsibility? Does he have what it takes to become Mr Commitment? Because if he doesn't, he may just find that he's lost Mel - forever...
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Manchester Pride

By Freda Lightfoot
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Freda Lightfoot
Polly Pride, of catholic Irish stock, lives with her protestant husband Matthew and their two children in the poor part of Manchester. Despite money worries they are happy, but when Matthew loses his job, Polly decides she must do her bit to keep the family from starvation and she sells all the family's goods and chattels, using the money to turn their home into a small shop from which she sells second-hand rugs and carpets. This does not please her husband, or his family, who has never accepted their son marrying a catholic, and so Polly not only has to struggle to make a living, but also has to fight to keep her family from falling apart.
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My Legendary Girlfriend

By Mike Gayle
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Mike Gayle
A hilarious, original story for anyone who has ever been dumped, or lived in a dump, 'full of belly-laughs and painfully acute observations'. (Independent on Sunday)Meet Will Kelly. English teacher. Film Fan. Pot Noodle expert. Ex-boyfriend.Still in love with The One, Will is desperate to discover if there can be An-Other One. In his decrepit flat where he can't even manage to cook spaghetti hoops without setting of the communal smoke alarm, his lifeline is the telephone. Will realises that with a single call, friends can either lift him from the depths of despair or completely shatter his hopes.There's Alice (who remembers his birthday), Simon (who doesn't), Kate (the previous tenant of his rented hovel). And of course his ex, Aggi. The inimitable Aggi. His legendary Girlfriend.Or is She?
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The Mallow Years

By Audrey Howard
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Audrey Howard
Kit Chapman is the beautiful daughter of a rich Lancashire mill-owner: a man who exploits his workpeople ruthlessly. She is to inherit the business - but only if she can prove herself as hard and determined as he.Joss Greenwood is a weaver, driven with his family into abject poverty by the new machinery. Now his life is dedicated to the struggle against the factory owners.Kit and Joss, two people from very different, hostile worlds, meet by chance up on the moors they both love. It is the start of a friendship that turns into a wild love that has to struggle for fulfilment through times of terrible distress, of violence and passion.'Her thousands of fans recognise the artistry of a true storyteller' Lancashire Life
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