Book List:39 titles
  • Violet Talland is trying to bring up her six year old daughter Matilda under difficult circumstances with an absent, uncaring husband and an overly possessive mother in law who is determined to end Violet’s marriage and regain possession of both he...


  • Biddy is still struggling to help nephew Tom make Hartley House a financial success. When Boris - their Polish handyman/butler – suggests they put in a swimming pool, Biddy reluctantly agrees. But the pool is not quite the attraction they had hoped...


  • MUMS ON THE RUN tells the often hilarious story of two middle-aged women, Pat and Sam, intent on fleeing hearth and home for a blissful, family-free fortnight of drawing and cooking classes – only to end up at leaky old Hartley House. There th...


  • Daisy lives at Twistleton Hall, along with her unmarried Aunt Augusta, and the spirits of her four dead uncles from World War One. Her life therefore has been overshadowed by the Great War, as has those of her friends Freddie and Lorna who live nearb...


  • Emmaline has always understood from her mother that as the eldest of four daughters she must marry, but it seems that no proposals are going to come her way. Until, at a crowded ball, Julius makes his way to her side and waltzes her off. The next mor...


  • When Kathleen finds a mare in foal, despite the fact that she and her father can barely afford to feed her, they take her in. Tragically the mare dies, leaving an orphan that they name The Enchanted. As the young horse grows up among Ireland’s lush...


  • A romantic wartime novel encompassing both love and tragedy. As Walter Berrisford paints beautiful Katherine Garland, she asks him to put a ladybird on her finger without his knowing why. He is appalled when he discovers that Katherine is a Nazi. ...


  • A wonderfully romantic and nostalgic novel set in the 1950s about the destruction of innocence. Sunny's mundane country life is changed over night when handsome, stylish Gray's Bentley breaks down outside her parents' cottage in Rushington. It see...


  • Her wonderful new story, sure to be another bestseller, is about love and heartbreak, but most importantly, the remarkable nature of female friendship. Christmas 1913: Kitty and Lady Partita are best friends despite vastly different backgrounds. P...






  • A romantic and suspenseful read with a fresh, contemporary setting.When Amadea Fontaine wakes upon her thirtieth birthday to find a naked man in the spare room of her immaculate flat, she is horrified, not least because — suffering from her first e...


  • When the famous portrait artist Napier Todd stumbles across Edith Hanson scrubbing floors, he is immediately struck by her beauty. Within a few weeks Napier and Edith are married and she moves into his large country house ? much to the envy of the ot...


  • When Alexandra goes to stay with her cousins at Knighton Hall she is made to feel the poor relation; the daughters of the house are both beautiful and wealthy. She will not meet the handsome stable lad, Tom O’Brien, until much later.When Alexandra ...


  • It is 1941, and England is at its lowest ebb, under-nourished, under-informed and terrified of imminent invasion. Even at Eden Park, the beautiful country estate where Poppy, Lily, Kate, Marjorie and her adopted brother Billy are working in espionage...


  • Focuses on the lives and fortunes of four young women at the outbreak of the Second World War. Marjorie, left at a boarding school by her emigrating mother; plain Poppy, pushed into marriage with a mean-spirited aristocrat; Kate, despised by her fath...


  • It is late autumn, 1962, and darkness is falling, but not just over the idyllic fishing port of Bexham. The threat of atomic warfare is so real that people are taking their children to work, or staying home with their families as they face what they ...


  • It is 1947, the worst winter in England since records began, and even the sea is frozen. For the women living in the little fishing port of Bexham, the chronic lack of everything from fuel to food has left them reeling. When Waldo Astley drives th...


  • By bestselling British writer Charlotte Bingham, The Chestnut Tree is a sweeping, romantic novel about the women who stayed behind in World War II. It is the summer of 1939, and the residents of the idyllic Sussex fishing port of Bexham are prepar...


  • Life was tough in England after the Second World War -- at least it was for those who were not part of some particular elite, the fabulously wealthy or the tiny coterie of British film and theatre stars. Little wonder then that Elsie Lancaster, the g...


  • When Trilby meets Lewis, the all-powerful proprietor of a newspaper group, she suspects that her life might be about to change, but not, as it happens, forever. For not only does Lewis wish to acquire her cartoon strip, but also Trilby herself. Trilb...


  • Portia and Emily meet to launch their daughters on an unsuspecting Society for the London Season of 1913. Both are determined that their offspring, Phyllis and Edith, will catch the eye of their friend May's son, a future Duke. As always, the Season ...


  • During the Second World War, Eastenders Miranda and Ted are sent to the country with another young evacuee, Roberta (Bobbie), to live with two unmarried sisters in their idyllic rectory. The time they spend with Aunt Sophie and Aunt Prudence turns th...


  • An intriguing, romantic bestseller about the Victorian politics of love and marriage which follows the fortunes of three very different young women. Beautiful Leonie, brought up by foster parents, receives a surprise from her wealthy godmother and...



  • A romantic tale set in the English countryside and featuring childhood sweethearts who are attempting to rekindle their love for each other after World War I. As children, George Dashwood and Amelia Dennison loved to roam the Sussex Downs in compa...


  • When Hope's husband's business venture fails, the family have to leave their cosy suburban life for the isolation of Wiltshire's rolling acres. Before long, Hope falls passionately in love with a neighbour, Jack. It is left to her three daughters to ...


  • Unaware of the misery that surrounded her birth, for the first four years of her life all Ottilie Cartaret knows is love. And when her mother, Ma O'Flaherty, moves her family to what she believes will be rural bliss in St Elcombe in Cornwall, their f...


  • When Cassie Rosse becomes the first woman to train an English Derby winner, with her home-bred horse The Nightingale, she has every right to believe that success is hers at last. Indeed, as she leads in her winner and raises her eyes to heaven, calli...


  • A delightful and stylish new saga, centers around a single London season in the 1890s. But it is not just about the debutantes themselves--it is as much about the women who launch them, and the society that supports their way of life. It is also abou...


  • A saga which portrays the reality that surrounds the lives of the truly prodigious, and explores the effect that a child can have on the adult world. The parents of musical prodigy Fleur Fisher-Dilke find their lives are changed for ever when her gen...






  • Grace is born into the comfortable middle-class life of provincial Edwardian England, but is forced to enter service as a lower housemaid at the home of the ancient Lydiard family, before rising rapidly to the position of nanny. The author has writte...


  • The beautiful Lady Georgiana Longborough and her friend Jennifer Parker-Jones, 7th Marchioness of Pemberton, are finding life a little too dull in deepest Wilt-shire. Jennifer's answer to all her problems it seems is to give a Summer Ball. But the so...


  • Elizabeth Laurence has always been beautiful and used to the admiration of everyone, but becomes obsessed with a man who appears not to notice her - her handsome co-star in a hit play. This Charlotte Bingham tale of love, obsession and jealousy is se...


  • A story set in Boston, the Irish countryside and war-torn London, which tells of the friendship between two very different girls who love the same man. Ellie is American to the core, well-behaved and beautiful, and Artemis, crippled by a riding accid...


  • Meredith Browne came up the hard way, starting at the bottom as a child actress. Max Kassov, on the other hand, has always had everything. Despite their different backgrounds the two are very alike, and a mutual attraction deepens into a passionate l...


  • A saga of country life in America and Ireland in the 1950s follows the fortunes of Cassie McGann, brought up in smalltown America by a grandmother who despises her, her childhood is one of misery and rejection. Fleeing to New York she falls in love w...


  • Lady Georgiana loves an artist but instead marries a Scottish lord who addresses her as if she were a board meeting, while her friend Jennifer's husband seems far too friendly with the butler....



  • Georgiana is poor, posh and beautiful. Jennifer, her best friend, is rich, middle-class and fat. They are both sent out to the London cocktail parties, balls and luncheons of a debutante's "coming out" to find mates who will enrich or ennoble them....