By Fiona Walker
For Better, For Worse
By Nora Kay
Jenny Richardson believes that marriage is for ever. Her life centres around her husband Paul, her daughters - fifteen-year-old Wilma and ten-year-old Katy - and their Perthshire home. Then one day Paul destroys it all. He has fallen in love with glamorous Vera Cuthbertson, and nothing will ever be the same again. When Jenny sets out to find a job, armed with more flattering clothes and a more attractive hair style, she finds not only a job but also admirers. But part of her still yearns for the certainties of her old life. A time will come when she will have to decide whether to go back or to strike out in an entirely new direction.
By Mandasue Heller
When four old school friends decide to make some easy money, they pick the wrong target.Very wrong.Robbing a small supermarket on a Manchester estate looks easy - but with one of them wounded and a dead body on their hands, things can't get worse. But they do. The supermarket is merely the front for something bigger. The friends are small fish who have unwittingly plunged into a very big pond and they are now swimming with the great white sharks of the criminal underworld.
By Irene Carr
The harsh urban life of 1900s Sunderland is no place for beautiful, innocent Laura whose determined spirit brings nothing but trouble. In love with wealthy Ralph, she flees to London, rejected by his family and threatened by her cruel stepfather. But there she finds only heartache and treachery. Amidst the hardship and brutality of World War I she is forced to think twice about everything she holds dear, and when the bloodshed finally ceases she faces another struggle - with her past. The fancy woman must return to the scornful streets of her birthplace; unbeknown to her, it may offer love, in the last place she'd ever imagine looking.
A Flower in Season
By Audrey Howard
Briony Marsden has led a hard life, forced to do the work of a grown man while enduring her drunkard father's taunts and blows. But when he goes too far one day, her fate becomes even worse as she makes her way alone in a heartless world.Not quite alone. She has a friend - Lizzie Jenkins - who will do anything to help Briony re-open Moorend Mill. And Chad Cameron, the richest man in the district, has always admired Briony's spirit and determination. When her fortunes are at their lowest, he falls in love with the elfin waif and decides to make her his wife. But the only way he can win her is by trickery - by betraying her naive trust in the man who came to her rescue when all seemed lost. Can their marriage survive when she discovers his deception?
Forget Me Not
By Mandasue Heller
A serial killer is hunting for women on Manchester's Westy Lane.Every time there is a murder, a tiny blue flower is found on the torn body of the victim.Lisa Noone, twelve years old and wise beyond her years, lives too close for comfort to Westy Lane. Not only that, but her mother is a member of the oldest profession in the book. Their lives are far from perfect, but they will always have each other. Or will they? One night Benny arrives in Lisa's life. Tall dark, the most gorgeous man she's ever seen, Benny is not all he seems. While Lisa savours true love, Benny wants more from her than she will ever know.
For The Love Of A Sister
By Meg Hutchinson
When Myra Brent's sister Eden visits her at Moorcroft House, instead of being welcomed, Eden receives a stinging slap. Eden is devastated by her sister's cruel behaviour. Myra is simply trying to prevent her beloved sister from catching the predatory eye of Ava Russell, the cruel mistress of Moorcroft House. But her action is to have dire consequences. Believing herself abandoned, Eden sets off, penniless, to make her way in the world alone. Eden will enjoy the kindness of strangers; but her path will also cross that of vicious evildoers, bent only on drawing innocents into their web of depravity and corruption. And in the meantime, Myra makes the greatest sacrifice of all -- for the love of her sister.
By Chrissie Manby
Have you ever shared a flat with your so-called friends? Do you remember with a shudder the squabbles over the itemised phone bill, the cleaning rota and whose turn it is to do the washing up? If so, you'll sympathise with the three troubled occupants of No. 67 Artesia Road.Fiona - who's been offered a glorious job in New York, but can't bear to leave Tim, her brilliant - but none-too-devoted - fiancé.Kerry - who's fed up with spending Saturday night alone in front of the TV, fantasising about her devastatingly handsome - but unavailable - boss.Linzi - who won't be tied down by anybody or anything.They think they've got problems. But nothing can prepare them for the chaos which ensues when Linzi's latest boyfriend arrives on the scene. Gorgeous but feckless, Gaetano spells trouble with a capital 'T'. And soon events are spiralling out of everyone's control . . .Praise for Chrissie Manby'If you've ever shared a flat, been to a bad party or fallen in love with the wrong man, you'll find this book spot on' - Company'Manby's hilarious novels still shine out' - OK!
By Fiona Walker
Despite her broken heart, when Dilly Gently joins Magnus Olensen's new band, the chemistry between them is explosive. Both impossibly romantic dizzy blondes with the souls of poets, they could be made for each other. But before they have chance to declare themselves, Dilly's friend Nell confides that she has a huge crush on Magnus, and Dilly nobly steps down in order to play reluctant matchmaker. Nell returns the favour by setting her friend up with her dashing twin brother Flipper. But Flipper the bounder is not a good rebound for a true romantic. He hides a secret that could break Dilly's heart all over again . . .
By Jojo Moyes
The Fields of Fortune
By Jessica Stirling
The streets of eighteenth-century Edinburgh, where disease and squalor jostle with high culture and grand ambitions, are the setting for Jessica Stirling's powerful new novel.On the brink of a disastrous marriage Nicola Templeton finally rebels, and flees to Edinburgh to seek refuge with her sister. Charlotte's own runaway marriage has already turned their father into an implacable foe and it seems that Nicola too may be cut off from her share of the Craigiehall estate if she does not bow to his will.The bustling Georgian city, a hotbed of intrigue and corruption, draws Nicola swiftly into its web. She is courted by Grant's dashing young brother, Gillon, fresh home from fighting in the American wars. Innocent country girl or not, she is not dazzled by Gillon's wit or deceived by his promises, for Gillon is penniless, if no less ambitious than his brother.Meanwhile, though, incensed by his daughters' ingratitude, Lord Craigiehall has plans of his own for the future of the Ayrshire estates. Plans that involve him with the notorious society hostess, Lady Valerie Oliphant, and a pretty little actress from London whose wiles are more than equal to his own.
By Alan Titchmarsh
Jamie Ballantyne and Artemis King were never meant to fall in love. The feud between their families has run for three generations. But whatever Jamie's head might tell him, his heart will always belong to Artemis. After fifty years, perhaps it's time for the Kings and the Ballantynes to bury the hatchet. Then Jamie and Artemis start to uncover their shared past. What they find will rock the foundations of both their families, as a web of deceit and intrigue is ruinously exposed ...This is the richest and most captivating novel yet from a natural-born storyteller.
The Final Act
By Hilary Green
Desperately tired after months living rough with Italian partisans, Richard makes a mistake behind enemy lines that results in devastating tragedy. Rose, performing for the troops crossing France, at last finds a man she feels she can love and is forced to make the most difficult decision of her life.Merry's lover is returned to him from the jaws of death only to be separated from him again by the demands of duty. But while the battle rages on they will fight for the future. In war and peace, in joy and despair, life continues - but never as expected.
By Anna Jacobs
Norah's husband was killed in the Great War, and she's struggling to provide a home for her daughter. Andrew's wife is dead and he wants to make a new life for his two sons. The Australian government is giving ex-servicemen a farm. But to join the group settlement scheme, Andrew must find a wife. Will a marriage of convenience give Andrew and Norah the chance they seek? Can two strangers be happy together? In Australia they have to clear the forest to make their own farms. But they're both strong and willing to give it everything they've got. Then nature intervenes and not only their farms but their lives are in danger. Will they survive? Can they still make their dreams come true?
The Flight of Swallows
By Audrey Howard
Charlotte Drummond knows she has a duty to obey her father. Girls, especially well-bred upper-class ones, are expected to be submissive to the men in their lives. But Charlotte's father is a cruel man, viciously beating her and her brothers for the slightest reason. He even wants to marry her off, at just sixteen years old, to a man she does not love. Lion-hearted Charlotte wants to defy him - but to protect her brothers from his fury she agrees to become the wife of Brooke Armstrong. Charlotte does not understand that Brooke adores her, and that he would never have forced his enchanting new wife to agree to the match. As they begin their ill-starred marriage, Brooke welcomes her brothers into his home and sets out to make her love him. And when Charlotte turns her back on her social duties to turn the Dower House into a home for Wakefield's fallen women his patience is tested to the limit. Only when tragedy strikes will she will be able to admit that she loved him from the moment they met. But will it be too late?
Farewell to Lancashire
By Anna Jacobs
Cassandra Blake has raised her three motherless sisters. The girls are the pride of their book-loving, impractical father, and not in a hurry to marry. Then the American Civil War cuts off supplies of cotton to Lancashire, the mills fall silent and there is no work. There is a stark choice: stay and risk starvation or pack up and begin again elsewhere. Cassandra has fallen in love with Reece Gregory, but he can't support a wife. When he's given the chance to start a new life in Western Australia, he seizes the opportunity, promising to send for her.Then an old feud tears the family apart. Cassandra is kidnapped and her sisters are forced to sail with a group of desperate cotton lasses to Fremantle. Penniless and alone, Cassandra is determined to find them again - but when she is offered a way, there is a painful price to pay.
By Meg Hutchinson
He claimed to be a man of God. But he did the devil's work.Thomas Thorpe hides his carnal desires under the mask of a pious lay preacher. When Ann Spencer rejects his advances, he evicts her from her home, claiming she is living in sin with a young man not her blood relative. But Alec is a ward, not a lover. And Ann has made a promise to her dead father that she will protect the Russian boy with her life.Taken in by kind-hearted Leah Marshall, Ann and Alec repay her by working in the dairy. The two young people become substitutes for the children Leah has lost. But Thomas Thorpe will not leave them in peace. Playing on the paranoia engendered by the Great War, he sows seeds of doubt among the good people of Wednesbury about the foreigner in their midst. Once Ann becomes an outcast, he will be able to claim her unwilling body for his evil purposes.
Fall From Grace
By Nora Kay
Tim Morrison seems to be a model of respectability - until the day he comes home to tell his devoted wife Felicity that he is no longer the trusted partner in a solicitors' firm. He has been fired - and may go to jail - because he has been caught 'borrowing' the money his clients trusted him with. At first there seems to be hope: Tim's mother will give him enough money and more to pay back his partners. Against her better judgement, Felicity agrees to cope with her shame - and Tim's broken-hearted mother - without sharing his secret with their daughter. But then the truth begins to come out - about Tim's other secrets and lies. Soon it seems that no matter what Felicity does, Tim's dishonesty will ruin the lives of all three women.
By Denise Robins
A captivating love story from the 100-million-copy bestselling Queen of Romance, first published in 1937 and now available for the first time in eBook. Summer brings the holiday with Guy and the children - just like every other year. But it also brings that chance meeting with Blake Randall, the young officer Clare had loved so deeply and yet so fleetingly all those years ago in a wartime hospital.He has not become boring like Guy, the kindly but unexciting doctor she married. Blake has retained the spark of youth; the spark Clare still feels within herself...
Fever of Love
By Denise Robins
An enthralling story from the 100-million-copybestselling Queen of Romance, first published in 1950 and now available ineBook for the first time.Verona meets Stephen in Paris as afellow student, he is the most brilliant young artist in London, and she loveshim madly. His portrait of her is magnificent, capturing her large, lustrouseyes and creamy skin. Though their love is true, Verona refuses to be Stephen'smistress and leaves him in order to marry a young army officer. She tries to behappy, but soon she finds herself longing for the bohemian life of her formerdays, and, when her husband is stationed in Egypt, begins to wonder what wouldhappen if, just by chance, she should run into Stephen again...