Nicola Thorne was born in Cape Town, South Africa. She travelled a great deal as a child but the family finally came to roost in England and she completed her education at the London School of Economics, graduating in Sociology. For many years she has lived in London but has now made her home in Dorset.
She always wanted to pursue a literary career and wrote her early books while working as an editor for a publishing house. Since then she has written over thirty novels in various genres - gothic, historical, contemporary - more than half a million of which are borrowed in UK public libraries every year. She has also been translated into most of the world's main languages, including Japanese.

Book List in Order: 50 titles

  • After a stormy and adventurous life Analee, the gypsy with magical powers, contemplates at last a life of peace, happiness and security. She is madly in love with and married to one of the premier noblemen in England, a renowned and feared soldier, t...


  • After a stormy and adventurous life Analee, the gypsy with magical powers, contemplates at last a life of peace, happiness and security. She is madly in love with and married to one of the premier noblemen in England, a renowned and feared soldier, t...


  • There is a legend in the Yorkshire village of Hammersleigh that tells of the forbidden love between a monk, Abbot Roderick, and a nun, the beautiful Agatha, Prioress of Hammersleigh Priory. It has been five hundred years, so they say, since Roderick ...


  • He imagined that in this quiet earth he could hear the rumblings of subterranean thunder as though the echoes of conflict would surface all over again, destroying not only his inheritance, his home and his family, but everything he held dear.The late...


  • The third and final part of The Enchantress SagaIn her idyllic Lakeland home Analee, once a wandering gypsy but now Marchioness of Falconer, has at last found peace and contentment as the wife of the legendary Falcon one of England’s premier noblem...


  • An early work of Nicola Thorne never published before. She is primarily known as a novelist and these eight tales, set in a convent school in the north of England shortly after the Second World War, are the only short stories she has ever written. Th...


  • A great love reborn.... When Emily Bronte’s Classic Wuthering Heights ended Heathcliffe had just died still grieving over the death of his love Catherine Linton, nee Earnshaw. In this imaginative sequel Hareton Earnshaw (Catherine’s nephew) and C...


  • To academic Clare Trafford, working on a biography of Joan and Arc, the charming French coastal town of Port St Pierre, where Joan was briefly imprisoned on her way to her death in Rouen, seems like the perfect place to work and continue her researc...


  • The Scottish border town of Branswick is where the rivers meet. Here since the middle of the Nineteenth Century the Dunbar Mill and the family running it have dominated the community. But when the family’s heir loses his life in France in 1918, con...






  • ‘The people of this parish,’ Mrs Lamb went on, ‘quite rightly expect its members to conform to the decencies of society. For an unwed woman and man to live openly together ...’The parish of Wenham is dominated by the grand manor of Pelham’s...


  • 'She was every inch the parson’s daughter, with the clear light of Christian courage showing through. But there was something else: she was a woman of the world too, a woman, clearly, who had lived'.Sophie Woodville's return to Wenham, the thriving...


  • A young girl in 1920s New Zealand dreams of achieving her aspirations, but at what cost? 1921, New Zealand. Bright, fiery and pretty, sixteen-year-old Lottie O’Brien lives with her troubled family in an impoverished part of Wellington. Aspiring...


  • The new novel from the ever-popular author - Sasha, the attractive and inspiring tutor of an evening class, is tired of her sterile relationship. Her students include Caroline, a soldier’s wife, desperately anxious about her husband serving in Afg...


  • It began as a day like any other . . . - When Eleanor sets off for lunch one glorious September day, she has no idea that her world is about to be turned upside down. A near-fatal car crash leaves her hospitalized and her daughter, Alex, returns home...


  • An early previously unpublished novel from one of Britain's best-loved storytellers World War II is raging across Europe, but the enclosed, sheltered community of the Convent of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary is untouched by world events. The nu...


  • Clare Trafford's work on a biography of Joan of Arc seems like a welcome escape from her crumbling marriage. In the town of Port St Pierre is the Chateau des Moulins, home of the de Frigecourts, an aristocratic French family plagued by misfortune. Wh...


  • An atmospheric novel of romantic suspense from a well-loved storyteller When Jocasta Oaks arrives in the small Yorkshire village of Coppitts Green she is full of excitement at taking up her new job as assistant schoolteacher, and at being reunited wi...


  • It is the summer of 1932 and Ed Hallam and the beautiful Maisie celebrate their marriage in great style at Ryland Castle. Peg Hallam, once the gardener's daughter, is now apparently secure in her new role as Lady Ryland After years of various tribula...



  • It is 1924 and twenty-one year old Peg Hallam has come to London from rural Dorset to carve a career for herself in the busy world of Fleet street journalism. She is sharing a fiat with her eldest sister Verity, a hospital nursing sister, who is dete...


  • Tina and Steve seem like the golden couple: rich, good looking with everything they could want except a child of their own. Tina is a very beautiful but temperamental former model, Steve a successful businessman with international interests, but he a...


  • In the early 1900s beautiful Cathy Read was widowed. Since then she has struggled to make ends meet and to feed and clothe her three young daughters, and the outbreak of war in 1914 brings new stresses to the family. But Cathy's daughters have their ...



  • The latest volume of the heartwarming People of the Paris saga Alexander Martyn is instantly drawn to pretty, but unsuitable, Mary Sprogett - and their rapidly forming attachment incurs his mother's anger. When the couple elope, a Pandora's box is op...


  • Sam and Barbara had that rare thing: an amicable divorce. And even though Sam has married again, to a bright, sexy, ambitious banker called Frankie, he and Barbara are bound together by their past, their three children and the affection of many years...


  • Sixteen years is a long time. But as Bart Sadler and Sophie Turner gaze at each other across a crowded room, memories come flooding back. Pleasant memories for one; terrifying for the other, Bart Sadler had always been the black sheep of the Dorset ...



  • Karen Blackwood is not quite sure what she will find in Hammersleigh, her childhood home, when she returns there after the death of her husband.With powerful but misleading memories of childhood to guide her, she begins a new life, and discovers that...


  • Rebecca Versay is engaged to charismatic advertising executive Max Lavery, but when a sophisticated divorcee flies over from the States to supervise Max's promotion, Rebecca finds herself sidelined into the role of "trophy wife" and unsure of herself...







  • When a sudden tragedy forces Sandra--the heiress to the Tourville family fortune--to return to the Desmonds, the family who once sought to sabotage her dreams, the young woman must suddenly struggle to keep her rivals from destroying her business. Or...


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    Retired from the modeling career that made her a household name, Alison Meade seeks love and serenity in the English country village where she grew up but finds that love requires a probe into the darkness of her past. Original....


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    SHE MADE HER FORTUNE THEN FOUND HER PLACE IN A WORLD OF LOVE... The Aylestone estate has been in the Prynne family since William the Conqueror's time. This noble house overlooking the Thames is where generations have lived, loved, and died. This i...


  • The Askhams, the Lightermans, the Bolingbrokes and the Ferovs. We met them in Never Such Innocence, followed them through the turmoil of the 1920s and 1930s in Yesterday’s Promises – now they must face the harrowing years of World War Two.For the...


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    ‘Didn't they all, after all, deserve a place in the sun for all they had endured? Few members of the family in this room had escaped deprivation and suffering as a result of the war.’In this sequel to Never Such Innocence, Yesterday’s Promises ...




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    About two sisters, one a doctor, the other an actress, and their attempts to establish themselves in difficult and controversial professions at the end of the nineteenth century....


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    SHE WAS MORE WOMAN THAN SCOTLAND HAD EVER KNOWN... Margaret Dunbar wqas beautiful, intelligent...shockingly ambitious. The war that took her brother's life and broke her father's spirit had stripped her family of its fortune. But Margaret wouldn't...


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    1851, the year of the Great Exhibition. The future and fortunes of the Vestrey family looks as rich with promise as Paxton's magnificent palace of glass. Three beautiful Vestrey daughters - the daughters of the house - will seek the fabulous prize of...


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    THE MAGNIFICENT SAGA OF THREE BEAUTIFUL SISTERS AND THE MIGHTY EMPIRE THAT WAS VICTORIA'S ENGLAND! Three Beauties...Three Sister, As Different As Sisters Could Be... Radiant Caroline, her auburn-haired beauty enthralled every eye, her courage...


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    Four women drawn together by having children at the same school. Alex whose comfortable life is suddenly and brutally disrupted by the mysterious disappearance of her husband. Fay, divorced and bitter, but condemned to live in a high rise council fla...


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    Individual acts of heroism and endurance mingle with the mystery of Irene’s disappearance and the fate of the Woodvilles’ old adversary, Bart Sadler, who risks everything to find her.It is July 1939 and Alexander Martyn has married Irene, a beaut...


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    Nick and Giles are adolescent friends, privileged and charming, both seemingly born with silver spoons. When worldly success goes the way that nature didn't intend, their families are shocked. But not as shocked as the boys are when they fall for the...


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    Ginny Silklander was born with a silver spoon in her mouth: her family is landed, titled, indisputably privileged. But Ginny is both beautiful and ambitious and uses her considerable talents to succeed in the business world of public relations.Her pa...






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    After deciding not to have children of her own, Anna Livingstone attempts to cope with her two teenaged stepchildren as they reject her love and guidance, becoming hostile and irrational as they pass through adolescence...