Book List in Order: 23 titles


  • Buffeted by the winds of war. Now they face the tempestuous tides of peace... The story of three women linked by fate and war and the men who loved or hated them. It is 1945 and men and women prepare to return to the lives they left behind in 1939. B...



  • As London licks its wounds in the immediate aftermath of war, four orphaned sisters must learn not only how to survive but how to succeed. Life will take them from a London tenement to the four corners of the UK and beyond but wherever they are, in P...











  • It's hard to be the younger sister, especially when the elder sister is beautiful, successful and much too nice to hate. But the final straw comes when Sarah marries the handsome laird Jamie, the only man Lexy feels she will ever love. Can the bonds ...



  • When Rachel returns home for her sister's wedding, she can sense tension in the air that is caused by the revelation of her father's latest affair, and her shocking discovery of her own pregnancy will only add to her worries....









  • The first volume in the Belgate trilogy, about a small Durham mining village coping with the legacy of World War I. Howard Brenton, heir to the colliery, is back from the trenches with a social conscience, but robbed of the confidence to implement it...



  • It is 1939 and the threat of war looms ever closer as Hitler unleashes terror across Europe. In the Durham mining village of Belgate, the inhabitants brace themselves for the conflict ahead. As the war deepens, the people of Belgate are swept up in a...



  • Peace may have come to Britain, but for Frank Maguire, miner and union leader, his wife Anne and their family, poverty and rationing are still making life hard. To add to Anne's sorrow, her daughter has married a GI, and is taking Anne's grandchild t...



  • Daphne Beford is to produce an expose of one of the leading breakfast TV programmes. She soon discovers the stresses and strains of everyday life in the studios along with the rivalries, ego clashes and disappointments. She then finds out what is in ...



  • Claire Griffin is shattered when her husband, a prominent Labour MP, is found dead at the age of 37. And when the hideous truth comes out that he died in bed with another woman, Claire hits rock bottom - hounded by the press, her family and by well-i...



  • Sophie Baxter appears to have everything she could wish for. She is a young woman of the 90s. But when she becomes compelled to make decisions about her own life, she consults both her mother and grandmother and begins to question the legacy of freed...



  • Single mother Julie Baxter meets an intriguing confirmed bachelor whom she thinks is out of her league, but Graham Iley begins to reevaluate his life choices and thinks about making room in his heart for a new family. Original....





  • The independent, glamorous lifestyle of Emma Gaunt is shattered when a child's illness stirs new yearnings in her and when a mysterious phone call from a lawyer gets her involved in a tragic case only she can solve. Original....



  • Adoption has many faces – the mother who gives up her child, the woman who yearns for a baby and accepts it with joy, the child who must one day learn the secrets of its birth. Sometimes there is a happy ending for all three. Sometimes the first se...








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    Since her husband's death, Fran Drummond has succeeded in re-ordering her life. Her teacher-training course is almost completed, and she has friends in the coalmining village of Bellgate where she lives - a village now threatened by the closure of th...



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    Fran's happy marriage to David has always been the centre of her life in the closeknit mining village of Belgate in County Durham. But, suddenly, at thirty-two her world falls apart when she finds herself a widow, without a man to rely on. Denise Rob...



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    As newly widowed Fran struggles to rebuild her life in a mining village where she is still a stranger, the fury of the 1984-5 miners’ strike erupts around her. Passions run high as families are torn apart by their beliefs. Will Treesa, bereaved by ...


Complete Series List in Order

Beloved People

Strength for the Morning (Nov-1998)
The Beloved People (Nov-1998)
3) Towards Jerusalem (Nov-1998)