Book List in Order: 16 titles


  • Can she escape her mother's scandalous past?Cath Raine and her sister have had a difficult childhood. Abandoned by their mother who ran off with a Canadian airman, the two young girls were forced to fend for themselves in a town rife with gossip abou...



  • Will her courage be enough to protect her family? Eleanor Saint spends as much time as she can helping in the community of her small mining town, even though her snobbish grandmother disapproves of her visiting the poor. When she comes of age, Elea...



  • A wealthy landlord's son, and a coal miner's daughter Growing up in poverty, one of six siblings, Hannah Armstrong never thought she'd know anything other than her little mining town. But then she falls for Timothy Durkin, a wealthy Oxford student...



  • Life is a long, tough struggle for Meg Maddison. Growing up caring for her brothers after the death of their mother, it is only her indomitable spirit that gets her through the hard times. And when she marries and starts a family of her own, it seems...



  • Born the day of the great mining disaster at Jane Pit, Merry Trent's start in life is marked with tragedy. She is brought up by her only surviving relative, her feisty grandmother Peggy, living in poverty-stricken isolation in the deserted village ne...



  • After the birth of their son, Tom, Eliza naively hopes her husband Jack will put his gambling habit behind him and become more responsible. But after he loses their home and abandons her, Eliza has no choice but to return to her parents house. She in...



  • All she wants is a family of her own...Lottie is just three years old when her Mammy dies and she is sent to the workhouse. A childhood spent in poverty, skivvying for other people, leaves her with no prospects, no family...Yet Lottie is bright and h...



  • She's no more than an unpaid servantLorinda is only a child when tragedy deprives her of her true family and, sent to live with her aunt in her boarding house, she grows up desperately craving affection. And although she finds friendship—and even l...



  • Sadie Raine has a bad reputation. When she runs off with a Canadian airman, her two young daughters are left behind to pick up the pieces. But Cath Raine is determined to rise above the local gossips. Only, when she meets the upper-class Jack on the ...







  • She’s bound by her duty to her familyForced to leave school at the age of 14, young Rose Sharpe’s dreams of independence are ruined by her domineering father and constantly ailing mother. It falls to Rose to bring up her young sister and run the ...



  • She is the downstairs maid; he is the Master’s sonForced to become a kitchen maid at Fortune Hall, Hetty Pearson strikes up an unlikely friendship with the younger son of the house, Richard. But Hetty is just a poor servant girl: what hope does she...



  • War, tragedy, and a shameful secret...When Molly Mason’s father dies in a pit accident, she is left penniless and alone. She finds work in a local factory, and cheap lodgings. However, when Molly rejects her new landlord’s advances, his revenge i...



  • A family torn apart. A daughter’s courage...When Elizabeth and her four sibling are orphaned, she and her brother are sent to a children’s home; their younger sisters into foster care. Life in the home is hard, but she is determined to lo...



  • Torn between love and duty... Following a disastrous marriage to a miner, Karen has devoted herself to a nursing career. Rising to the challenge of caring for the wounded soldiers returning home from the Great War, she has resigned herself to putt...



  • What will Katie do to keep her child? When Katie's grandfather and her childhood sweetheart are both killed in a mining accident, she is devastated by grief. Matthew Hamilton, the unscrupulous owner of the mine, takes advantage of her distress in...



  • As bombs begin to fall, her strength will be tested... A newly qualified nurse, Theda Wearmouth is delighted to gain a place at Newcastle Hospital. But the onset of war brings tragedy when her young soldier boyfriend is killed in action before he ...