Book List in Order:23 titles


  • The comfortable, upper-class lives of the aristocratic Barsham family are set to change forever with the onset of World War I. August, 1914. The silver wedding celebrations of Sir George Barsham, MP, and his wife, Lady Adelaide, are overshadowed b...


  • A war widow finds new love in this absorbing First World War romance Newly widowed after a whirlwind wartime romance, Stella Nolan is preparing to meet her late husband’s family for the first time. But not all her new in-laws are prepared to o...


  • Since they were pupils in the village school, it had been obvious that Becca the ploughman's daughter and George the blacksmith's son would one day marry. But Becca's scheming younger sister, Ellen, upsets their plans with a shocking announcement: sh...


  • A poignant tale of family and friendship from an ever-popular library author - East Anglia, 1880s. Unwanted thirteenth child Jemima is brought up in poverty, whilst her twin Sophie is taken to live with a kind aunt. Sophie grows up spoiled, disliking...


  • The new novel from a well-loved storyteller - The discovery of two old photographs, one of a large house, the other of three teenage girls in Edwardian dress, puzzles twenty-year-old Lucy Armitage and sends her off on a quest with antique dealer Ben ...



  • A vivid recreation of 1850s Yorkshire, packed with romance, drama and scandalous family secrets.... Abandoned as a baby, Joanna was brought up by the cruel farmer who found her, and put to work on his land as soon as she could walk. Despite such ha...


  • After fleeing her divided Dutch homeland, Jannekyn van der Hest comes to Colchester, Essex, looking to make a new life for herself. Though she seeks comfort and community, she finds herself at the mercy of her cruel uncle, who condemns her to a demea...







  • Could she compete with a memory? After her fiance's death, Rachel had gone to Scotland to try to pick up the threads of her life. Once there, however, her life became tangled with the lives of two others--an elfin-faced child who refused to spe...



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    When Edward Price-Carpenter arrives in Wyford, Essex, he immediately catches Cassie Jordan's eye. Handsome and persuasive, the young man has come to oversee work on his father's racing yacht, and takes lodgings in the Falcon Inn where Cassie lives wi...


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    A dramatic historical family saga, filled with scandal and intrigueThe year is 1916 and 20-year-old Poppy Barlow is clearing the desk of her late father when she comes across a faded photograph of her father with his two sisters—aunts that Poppy ne...


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    The evening Rose Bentley takes a short-cut home across the marsh proves a fateful one. Panicked by the rising tide and struggling on a sprained ankle, it is no wonder she imagines seeing a dead body in a mud-drowned gully. Her rescuer Michael Dowland...


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    When lovely Laura Chapman wakes up to find herself destitute in a London workhouse with all her belongings stolen, she cannot imagine how she will ever get over the shame. An orphan newly arrived from India, Laura is at the mercy of Jack Plant, the w...


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    A dramatic saga of love lost and found againRachel Gardner's family life is far from a happy one. Her father, Stanhope, is cold and remote, and her mother Nellie seems to care for nothing but housework. Then, one day, Stanhope collapses in the street...


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    For Abigail Chiswell, the Colne river front in Colchester, Essex is a second home. With its own sights and sounds - of crowded quaysides, fishing smacks and packed oyster barrels - it means more to her than all the lofty rooms and comforts of her fat...


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    After heartbreaking news, Ginny is forced to make a decision no woman should have to makeWhen Ginny Appleyard's childhood sweetheart returns after his racing season aboard the yacht Aurora, her hopes that he is bringing her an engagement ring are sha...


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    When Hannah Fox's younger brother Sam is ridden down in the street by Thomas Truswell, the spoilt son of the most powerful industrialists in Sheffield, she sets off to the Truswell's estate to complain. Lady Truswell is taken with the hot-tempered yo...


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    After a London pub brawl, in which her beloved father is injured, thirteen-year-old Sally Stangate and her family must flee to begin a new life in the Essex village where he was born. But when they arrive, Sally has an uncanny feeling that her future...


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    When Anna hears her father's plans to marry her off to an old widower, she is determined to escape. Gathering together everything they own, Anna and her childhood sweetheart Jan board a boat from Holland to England. Heading for Colchester, the hub of...