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Daughters of victory by Gabriella Saab

Daughters of victory

Gabriella Saab

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"Russia 1917: Beautiful, educated Svetlana Petrova defied her stifling aristocratic family to join a revolution promising freedom. Now, released after years of imprisonment, she discovers her socialist party vying for power against the dictatorial Bolsheviks...

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The marriage portrait by Maggie O'Farrell

The marriage portrait

Maggie O'Farrell

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"Florence, the 1550s. Lucrezia, third daughter of the grand duke, is comfortable with her obscure place in the palazzo - free to wonder at its treasures, observe its clandestine workings and devote herself to her own artistic pursuits. But when her older...

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The girl who dared to dream by Diney Costeloe

The girl who dared to dream

Diney Costeloe

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"London, 1912. It is two years before WWI and the conflict which will change the role of women forever. But for now, young Mabel Oakley is caught between her own dreams of becoming a teacher and what is conventionally expected of a girl from her class and...

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Operation Kingfisher by Hilary Green

Operation Kingfisher

Hilary Green

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"Occupied France is a dangerous place for two teenagers, especially when they are the children of a French mother and a British father. Desperate to escape and get back to England they take refuge on a canal barge and find themselves immersed in the complex...

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The river girl by Tania Anne Crosse

The river girl

Tania Anne Crosse

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"Brought up on her uncle's lowly tenant farm, Elizabeth Thornton yearns to escape his clutches. But when a vengeful obsession from another source comes back to haunt her - and the man she loves reveals a dark secret - each of them is forced to confront a...

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The hidden prince by Tessa Afshar

The hidden prince

Tessa Afshar

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"The beloved daughter of Jewish captives in Babylon, Keren is sold into Daniel's household to help her family survive. She becomes Daniel's most trusted scribe, while taking lessons and swordsmanship training alongside Daniel's sons and their best friend,...

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The Blackout Book Club by Amy Lynn Green

The Blackout Book Club

Amy Lynn Green

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"In 1942, an impulsive promise to her brother before he goes off to the European front puts Avis Montgomery in the unlikely position of head librarian in small-town Maine. Though she has never been much of a reader, when wartime needs threaten to close the...

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New neighbours for Coronation Close by Lizzie Lane

New neighbours for Coronation Close

Lizzie Lane

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Bristol 1936. Jenny Crawford has resigned herself to a loveless marriage living hand to mouth with their two children. Like many others, husband Roy struggles to find work at the docks but a chance encounter turns his outlook and the family's fortunes around....

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Haven by Emma Donoghue

Haven

Emma Donoghue

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In seventh-century Ireland, a scholar and priest called Artt has a dream telling him to leave the sinful world behind. Taking two monks - young Trian and old Cormac - he travels down the river Shannon in search of an isolated spot on which to found a...

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Cassandra by Kerry Greenwood

Cassandra

Kerry Greenwood

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Bored by the tedious perfection of Olympus, the gods seek to amuse themselves by playing games with the lives of mortals. Aphrodite asserts that the power of human love will triumph over even the worst the gods can inflict: Apollo, confident that love is...

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The Dover Café at war by Ginny Bell

The Dover Café at war

Ginny Bell

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Dover, 1939. At the heart of Market Square lies Castle's Cafe, run by the formidable Nellie Castle and her six children. Nellie's eldest daughter Marianne has suffered the scorn and gossip of the townsfolk since the scandalous birth of her illegitimate baby...

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A season for hope by Rosie Goodwin

A season for hope

Rosie Goodwin

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Whitby, 1845. Amber Ainsley works as a laundry maid for the wealthy Greenwoods. But when she falls pregnant with Barnaby Greenwood's illegitimate child, he orders her to get rid of it. Amber refuses and flees to Scarborough, where she will stay with her Uncle...

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A very modern marriage by Rachel Brimble

A very modern marriage

Rachel Brimble

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Manchester industrialist William Rose was a poor lad who pulled himself up by his bootstraps, but in order to achieve his greatest ambitions he must become the epitome of Victorian respectability: a family man. But the only woman who's caught his eye is...

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The timber girls by Rosie Archer

The timber girls

Rosie Archer

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1942. Working in the greengrocer's and playing the piano in the pub isn't fulfilling 19-year-old Trixie Smith's idea of helping Britain win the war. One day she sees a poster advertising the Women's Timber Corps and decides to sign up - soon she is on her way...

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Wartime with the tram girls by Lynn Johnson

Wartime with the tram girls

Lynn Johnson

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July 1914. Britain is in turmoil as WW1 begins to change the world. While the young men disappear off to foreign battlefields, the women left at home throw themselves into jobs meant for the boys. Hiding her privileged background and her suffragette past,...

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The wartime bookshop by Lesley Eames

The wartime bookshop

Lesley Eames

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Alice moves to the village of Churchwood with her retired father just as WWII breaks out. She is desperate to be useful but, nursing both an injured hand and a broken heart, she expects her prospects of finding employment are poor, and worries that she won't...

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The librarian spy by Madeline Martin

The librarian spy

Madeline Martin

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"Ava thought her job as a librarian at the Library of Congress would mean a quiet, routine existence. But an unexpected offer from the US military has brought her to Lisbon with a new mission: posing as a librarian while working undercover as a spy gathering...

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Medea by Kerry Greenwood

Medea

Kerry Greenwood

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Princess Medea. Daughter of King Aetes, niece of the sorceress Circe, and protector of the Golden Fleece. She roams Colchis accompanied by her brace of faithful black hounds, swearing to remain a virgin priestess of Hekate. Then Jason and his Argonauts arrive,...

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The girl from the workhouse by Lynn Johnson

The girl from the workhouse

Lynn Johnson

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Staffordshire, 1911. Ginnie Jones's childhood is spent in the shadow of the famous Potteries. But as her father's eyesight fails, money is in short supply. With no hope left, Ginnie is sent to Haddon Workhouse. Separated from everything she has known, Ginnie...

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Stone blind by Natalie Haynes

Stone blind

Natalie Haynes

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Medusa is the only mortal in a family of gods. Growing up with her sisters, she quickly realizes that she is the only one who gets older, experiences change, feels weakness. Her mortal lifespan gives her an urgency that her family will never know. When the sea...

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The three sisters of victory walk by Annie Groves

The three sisters of victory walk

Annie Groves

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WWII. The Harrison sisters Rose, Clover and Daisy live with their parents and two brothers in East London. Rose, the eldest, is a nurse at the local hospital. She despairs of her younger siblings and their occasionally less-than-sensible attitudes to life....

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A ration book victory by Jean Fullerton

A ration book victory

Jean Fullerton

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Queenie Brogan wasn't always an East End matriarch. Many years ago, before she married Fergus, she was Philomena Dooley, daughter of Irish Travellers, planning to wed her childhood sweetheart Patrick Mahon. But when tragedy struck, and Patrick's narrow-minded...

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The sea nurses by Kate Eastham

The sea nurses

Kate Eastham

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1914. Evie Munro is a Scottish fisher girl, working the herring season from Wick to Great Yarmouth. For Evie, every day is the same - gutting fish at the docks, shoulder-to-shoulder with her friends, followed by fresh bread, a warm whiskey toddy and an early...

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A wedding for the biscuit factory girls by Elsie Mason

A wedding for the biscuit factory girls

Elsie Mason

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Her wedding should have been the happiest day of Mavis Kendricks' life. Marrying handsome Sam, the youngest of the Farley boys, means joining the Farley clan, and there's nothing Mavis has ever wanted more than a family of her own. But the appearance of an...

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Dawnlands by Philippa Gregory

Dawnlands

Philippa Gregory

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"It is 1685. England is on the brink of a renewed civil war against the Stuart kings and many families are divided. Ned Ferryman cannot persuade his sister, Alinor, that he is right to return from America to join the rebel army. Alinor has been coaxed to save...

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The convict's wife by Libby Ashworth

The convict's wife

Libby Ashworth

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"When Molly Holden's husband, Thomas, is convicted of being a Luddite on the word of a secret informer, he is sentenced to be transported to Australia. Left with their baby daughter, Molly must find work to survive. But the man who informed on Thomas is a...

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The Spanish daughter by Lorena Hughes

The Spanish daughter

Lorena Hughes

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"As a child, Puri always knew her passion for chocolate was inherited from her father. But it's not until his death that she learns of something else she's inherited. A cocoa estate in Vinces, Ecuador, a town nicknamed 'Paris Chiquito.' Eager to claim her...

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Brothers and sisters of Byland Crescent by Bill Kitson

Brothers and sisters of Byland Crescent

Bill Kitson

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"From humble origins, the Cowgill family have bettered their lot. Through love and loss, hope and heartbreak, they face their troubles together, no matter what life throws at them. Yorkshire, 1878. Young, ambitious and in love, Albert Cowgill's life is finally...

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The harbour master's daughter by Tania Anne Crosse

The harbour master's daughter

Tania Anne Crosse

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"Devon, 1867. Free-spirited Rebecca Westbrook recognises her perfect match when she sees him. His name is Captain Adam Bradley. She is the harbour master's daughter. He is smouldering and sophisticated - the most eligible captain ever to sail into the quay....

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Three cheers for the shipyard girls by Nancy Revell

Three cheers for the shipyard girls

Nancy Revell

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January 1945. Spring is in the air. And so is victory... Wedding bells are ringing at long last for Gloria and her soon-to-be husband Jack. But she can't rest until her youngest son is safely home. Head welder Rosie is delighted her own husband has returned...

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The good time girls at Christmas by Fiona (Journalist) author. Ford

The good time girls at Christmas

Fiona (Journalist) author. Ford

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London, December 1940. It's Christmas for the Good Time Girls and whilst London tries to inject some sparkle into the wartime rubble, the women of the Hammersmith Palais aren't looking forward to the festive season. Nancy continues her battle to keep control...

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A ration book Christmas kiss by Jean Fullerton

A ration book Christmas kiss

Jean Fullerton

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A RATION BOOK CHRISTMAS KISS. After the girls' school gets bombed out in December of 1942, Michael Brogan and his friends are forced to share classes with the young ladies of Stepney Green. And when Michael meets Jane in one of those lessons, he knows it's the...

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Snow bride by Dilly Court

Snow bride

Dilly Court

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Nancy seems to have found her happily ever after. She is surrounded by family and engaged to marry the man of her dreams. But when her fiancé's father insists they wait a year to prove that their love is true, the young couple's feelings are put to the test....

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The schoolmistress by Maggie (Novelist) author. Sullivan

The schoolmistress

Maggie (Novelist) author. Sullivan

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Lancashire, 1940. War casts lengthening shadows over the small market town of Greenhill. The old cotton mill has reopened as a munitions factory, food shortages are beginning to bite, and young people are being called up to the forces while their elders...

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Christmas with the wartime midwives by Daisy Styles

Christmas with the wartime midwives

Daisy Styles

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Christmas time is fast approaching at Mary Vale and newcomer Libby is ready to start a fresh chapter working alongside the Wartime Midwives. When she discovers that the local primary school is struggling, Libby rallies the midwives to band together and work...

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The second Mrs. Astor by Shana Abé

The second Mrs. Astor

Shana Abé

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"Madeleine Force is just 17 when she attracts the attention of Jack Astor. Madeleine is beautiful, intelligent, and solidly upper-class, but the Astors are in a league apart. Jack's mother was the Mrs. Astor, American royalty and New York's most formidable...

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The girl by the sea by Sheila Newberry

The girl by the sea

Sheila Newberry

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"1934. Following the death of her mother, twelve-year-old Tess Rainbow takes on the responsibility of caring for her family. When a plane crash-lands near their home on Romney Marsh, she meets the charming Moray Tann, a young pilot from Scotland, who turns out...

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The lost girls of Willowbrook by Ellen Marie Wiseman

The lost girls of Willowbrook

Ellen Marie Wiseman

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"Sage Winters always knew her sister was a little different even though they were identical twins. They loved the same things and shared a deep understanding, but Rosemary - awake to every emotion, easily moved to joy or tears - seemed to need more protection...

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Kaikeyi by Vaishnavi Patel

Kaikeyi

Vaishnavi Patel

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"'I was born on the full moon under an auspicious constellation, the holiest of positions-much good it did me.' So begins Kaikeyi's tale. The only daughter of the kingdom of Kekaya, she is raised on grand stories about the might and benevolence of the gods:...

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Finding friends on Beamer Street by Sheila Riley

Finding friends on Beamer Street

Sheila Riley

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Liverpool 1921. Pregnant, Mary Jane Starling's secret wedding to Paddy Redfern ends in disaster when her fiancé is murdered on the way to the church. Paddy's wayward twin 'Red' intercepts Mary Jane and warns that they must flee Ireland for fear of reprisals...

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The orphans of Berlin by Jina Bacarr

The orphans of Berlin

Jina Bacarr

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Berlin, 1936. The Landau family are at the heart of their community, running a music shop in Berlin and just trying to survive. But their lives are unravelling as Hitler's power increases and the treatment of Jewish families deteriorates. Eldest daughter,...

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The land girls of Goodwill House by Fenella-Jane Miller

The land girls of Goodwill House

Fenella-Jane Miller

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August 1940. As Autumn approaches, Lady Joanna Harcourt is preparing for new guests at Goodwill House - land girls, Sally, Daphne and Charlie. Sally, a feisty blonde from the East End, has never seen a cow before, but she's desperate to escape London and her...

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The German wife by Kelly Rimmer

The German wife

Kelly Rimmer

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"Berlin, Germany, 1930. When the Nazis rise to power, Jürgen Rhodes is offered a high-level position in their burgeoning rocket program. Jürgen and his wife Sofie fiercely oppose Hitler's radical views, and joining his ranks is unthinkable. Yet it soon becomes...

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The hat girl's heartbreak by Lindsey Hutchinson

The hat girl's heartbreak

Lindsey Hutchinson

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It's been five years since Ella Bancroft lost the love of her life, Harper Fortescue, and despite her friends' encouragement, she's still not been able to move on. The one thing keeping Ella smiling is the success of her hat shop, Ivella. Her beautiful designs...

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Titans of war by Wilbur A. author. Smith

Titans of war

Wilbur A. author. Smith

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For over fifty years Egypt has known nothing but war and devastation at the hands of the Hyksos, who continue to advance, crushing armies in their wake. Times are desperate, but throughout the conflict, a brave resistance fights on under the great Taita, a...

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A mother's Christmas wish by Glenda Young

A mother's Christmas wish

Glenda Young

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Following a scandalous affair, wayward Emma Devaney is sent in disgrace from her home in Ireland to Ryhope, where she will live with her widowed aunt, Bessie Brogan, and help run her pub. Bessie is kind but firm, and at first Emma rebels against her lack of...

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A daughter's war by Emma Hornby

A daughter's war

Emma Hornby

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For Renee Rushmore, the arrival of war brings some much-needed freedom. Her father rules the house with an iron fist and, lately, his attentions towards her have turned more sinister. Desperate to escape him, and with men leaving for battle in their droves,...

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Shipyard girls under the mistletoe by Nancy Revell

Shipyard girls under the mistletoe

Nancy Revell

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Sunderland, 1944. As the promise of victory draws closer, this Christmas will surely be one to remember. It should be a magical time for Dorothy, who has just been proposed to by her sweetheart Toby. But with each day that passes, Dorothy's feelings for...

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Courage for the Cornish girls by Betty Walker

Courage for the Cornish girls

Betty Walker

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Cornwall, 1942. Yearning for adventure, Demelza longs to join the fire wardens, and unexpected gunfire on Penzance Beach gives her an opportunity to get stuck in. On hand to help the wounded beachgoers, Lily's nursing skills draw admiration, and she's offered...

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The winter rose by Katie Flynn

The winter rose

Katie Flynn

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Liverpool, 1941. After German bombs shatter the life Cadi has built for herself in Liverpool, she is more determined than ever to sign up and do her bit. Joining the WAAF also means she is closer to her beau - until Jez is sent thousands of miles from home....

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A sixpence for Christmas by Gracie Hart

A sixpence for Christmas

Gracie Hart

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Meg just wants her family to be together at Christmas. But her mother's illness gets worse every day and her sister is off doing god knows what. So when Meg loses her job in the bakery she doesn't know how they'll cope. Luckily, she knows Frankie, the owner of...

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The Whalebone Theatre by Joanna Quinn

The Whalebone Theatre

Joanna Quinn

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"One blustery night in 1928, a whale washes up on the shores of the English Channel. By law, all whales belong to the King, but twelve-year-old Cristabel Seagrave has other plans. She and the rest of the household and their guests-her sister, Flossie (known...

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Shrines of gaiety by Kate Atkinson

Shrines of gaiety

Kate Atkinson

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"It's 1926, and in a country still recovering from the Great War, London has become the focus for a delirious new nightlife. In the clubs of Soho, peers of the realm rub shoulders with starlets, foreign dignitaries with gangsters, and girls sell dances for a...

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The codebreaker's secret by Sara Ackerman

The codebreaker's secret

Sara Ackerman

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"1943. As war in the Pacific rages on, Isabel Cooper and her codebreaker colleagues huddle in the dungeon at Station Hypo in Pearl Harbor, deciphering secrets plucked from the airwaves in a race to bring down the enemy. Isabel has only one wish: to avenge her...

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The teacher of Warsaw by Mario Escobar

The teacher of Warsaw

Mario Escobar

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"September 1, 1939. Sixty-year-old Janusz Korczak and the students and teachers at his Dom Sierot Jewish orphanage are outside enjoying a beautiful day in Warsaw. Hours later, their lives are altered forever when the Nazis invade. Suddenly treated as an...

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Where the sky begins by Rhys Bowen

Where the sky begins

Rhys Bowen

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"London, 1940. Bombs fall and Josie Banks's world crumbles around her. Her overbearing husband, Stan, is unreachable, called to service. Her home, a ruin of rubble and ash. Josie's beloved tearoom boss has been killed, and Josie herself is injured, with...

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Beneath the bending skies by Jane Kirkpatrick

Beneath the bending skies

Jane Kirkpatrick

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"1860s. Mollie Sheehan has spent much of her life striving to be a dutiful daughter and honor her father's wishes, even when doing so has led to one heartbreak after another. When romance blooms between her and Peter Ronan, Mollie finally allows herself to...

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A lady's guide to fortune-hunting by Sophie Irwin

A lady's guide to fortune-hunting

Sophie Irwin

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"Kitty Talbot needs a fortune. Or rather, she needs a husband who has a fortune. This is 1818 after all, and only men have the privilege of seeking their own riches. With only 12 weeks until the bailiffs call, launching herself into London society is the only...

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The physician's daughter by Martha Conway

The physician's daughter

Martha Conway

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"1865: the American Civil War has just ended, and 18-year old Vita Tenney is determined to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a country doctor like her father. But when her father tells her she must get married instead, Vita explores every means of escape -...

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Annie of Ainsworth's Mill by Katie Hutton

Annie of Ainsworth's Mill

Katie Hutton

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"It's 1897 and young Annie Maguire and her parents are leaving their farm in County Down. After moving to Comber and settling for a time, once again their lives are turned on their heads when Annie's mother dies and she and her father move on, this time to...

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The queen's governess by Tessa Arlen

The queen's governess

Tessa Arlen

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"Marion Crawford is just twenty-two years old when she becomes governess to the little Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret Rose in 1931. As their beloved 'Crawfie', she is instantly confided in, trusted and immersed in the lives of the royal family. As World War...

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A wartime secret by Helen Yendall

A wartime secret

Helen Yendall

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"Maggie is offered an escape from bombed-out London when her new job takes her from the working-class East End to a stately home in the Cotswolds. She's nervous but determined to do her bit for the war effort - and away from the city's chaos, perhaps Maggie...

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The secret world of Connie Starr by Robbi Neal

The secret world of Connie Starr

Robbi Neal

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"Connie Starr was always a difficult child. Her mother knew as soon as Connie entered the world that day in Ballarat in 1934 and opened her lungs to scream, there was more chaos in the world than before and it wouldn't leave until Connie did. From the safety...

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Long way home by Lynn N. Austin

Long way home

Lynn N. Austin

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"In this gripping portrait of war and its aftermath from bestselling author Lynn Austin, a young woman searches for the truth her childhood friend won't discuss after returning from World War II, revealing a story of courage, friendship, and faith. Peggy...

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A lady's guide to fortune-hunting by Sophie Irwin

A lady's guide to fortune-hunting

Sophie Irwin

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"Kitty Talbot needs a fortune. Or rather, she needs a husband who has a fortune. This is 1818 after all, and only men have the privilege of seeking their own riches. With just twelve weeks until Kitty and her sisters are made homeless, launching herself into...

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The silence of water by Sharron Booth

The silence of water

Sharron Booth

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When Fan's mum Agnes announces that the family is moving to Western Australia to take care of Agnes's father - a man they've never spoken of before now - Fan finds herself a stranger in a new town, living in a home whose currents and tensions she cannot read...

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A home from home by Rosie Hendry

A home from home

Rosie Hendry

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Norfolk, 1944. Poor Gracie wakes each morning worrying about whether she'll ever get to see her airman husband again. And Phylly is trying - and failing - to encourage Jimmy, an evacuee from London, to open up about his heartbreaking past. When they meet...

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A Christmas wish for the shipyard girls by Nancy Revell

A Christmas wish for the shipyard girls

Nancy Revell

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Sunderland, 1943. As Christmas approaches in the shipyards, everyone is hoping for a little magic... Helen would love to find the courage to tell the dashing Dr Parker of her true feelings for him. But how can she when he clearly has eyes for someone else?...

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The woman from Beaumont farm by AnneMarie Brear

The woman from Beaumont farm

AnneMarie Brear

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West Yorkshire, 1914. Newly married to Noah Jackson, Beth is happily content working on her family's market stall while Noah fulfils his dreams of being a teacher. When war erupts, Beth's peaceful life is shattered by events beyond her control. Noah enlists to...

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The biscuit factory girls at war by Elsie Mason

The biscuit factory girls at war

Elsie Mason

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Beryl was the first bride of the Farley clan, finding a home in the welcoming arms of eldest son Tony. But Beryl has never been able to forget the past she decided to run from. With Tony away fighting the Jerries alongside his brothers, it's up to Beryl and...

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The good time girls at war by Fiona (Journalist) author. Ford

The good time girls at war

Fiona (Journalist) author. Ford

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April 1940. Violet Millington is ready to rediscover the joy of living. As she waltzes into the palais, to begin her new life of boosting morale in war-swept London, she must leave her family's sorrow behind her. And soon she'll discover she's not the only one...

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Christmas with the Spitfire girls by Jenny Holmes

Christmas with the Spitfire girls

Jenny Holmes

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Yorkshire, 1944. The end of the war feels tantalisingly close, but Air Transport Auxiliary girls Bobbie, Viv and Mary have plenty more flights in their beloved Spitfires yet. Risking their lives doing their bit for their country, this Christmas they're...

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Christmas with the surplus girls by Polly Heron

Christmas with the surplus girls

Polly Heron

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"Manchester, 1922.: Nancy Pike is out of her depth. A pupil at the Miss Heskeths' school for surplus girls, she's blundering through her lessons and her job placements. Her only joy is getting to know the children at St Anthony's orphanage. And working for Mr...

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A family secret by Kitty Neale

A family secret

Kitty Neale

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"London, 1940. Winnie Berry is at the heart of the community in her pub, The Battersea Tavern. Her door is always open to those in need of a cup of tea and sympathy. Winnie's abusive husband has left and she finds herself foolishly falling in love with black...

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The aerialists by Katie Munnik

The aerialists

Katie Munnik

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"Paris, 1891. Laura is living on the streets, far from the American Prairies where she was born. When aerialists Ena and August Gaudron, believing Laura to be English, decide to rescue her, she soon finds herself ensconced in the family hot air balloon...

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Oleander City by Matt Bondurant

Oleander City

Matt Bondurant

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"In the wake of the 1900 Galveston hurricane, three lives converge despite persecution from the Ku Klux Klan, a bare-knuckle boxing match gone wrong, and the recovery efforts of the American Red Cross. Based on a true story. The hurricane of 1900, America's...

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Mrs. England by Stacey Halls

Mrs. England

Stacey Halls

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"West Yorkshire, 1904. When newly graduated nurse Ruby May takes a position looking after the children of Charles and Lilian England, a wealthy couple from a powerful dynasty of mill owners, she hopes it will be the fresh start she needs. But as she adapts to...

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Bloomsbury girls by Natalie Jenner

Bloomsbury girls

Natalie Jenner

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"Bloomsbury Books is an old-fashioned new and rare bookstore that has persisted and resisted change for a hundred years, run by men and guided by the general manager's unbreakable fifty-one rules. But in 1950, the world is changing, especially the world of...

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Lessons in chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

Lessons in chemistry

Bonnie Garmus

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"Chemist Elizabeth Zott is not your average woman. In fact, Elizabeth Zott would be the first to point out that there is no such thing. But it's the early 1960s and her all-male team at Hastings Research Institute take a very unscientific view of equality....

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A daughter's hope by Donna Douglas

A daughter's hope

Donna Douglas

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"Autumn, 1942. The Blitz has come to an end, but for many families, it's not over yet. As the residents of Jubilee Row begin to rebuild their lives, twins Sybil and Maudie Maguire decide to go off and do their bit by joining the WAAFs. But what starts off as a...

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Hannah's war by Shirley Mann

Hannah's war

Shirley Mann

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"It's 1942 and at nineteen years old Hannah Compton has the world at her feet. But with World War II raging, the country is in turmoil, and Hannah decides to do her bit for the War effort. Her beloved grandfather taught her to grow vegetables in his market...

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The Helsingør Sewing Club by Ella Gyland

The Helsingør Sewing Club

Ella Gyland

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"Elsinore, Denmark, 1943. In the midst of the German occupation during World War Two, Inger Bredhal joins the underground resistance and risks her life to save members of Denmark's Jewish community and help them escape to Sweden.Copenhagen, 2018. Inger's...

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The light we left behind by Tessa Harris

The light we left behind

Tessa Harris

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"England, 1943. When Madeline is sent a mysterious message telling her that she will be posted at Trent Park mansion, she can't help but wonder how she will be helping the war effort from a stately home. No sooner than she arrives, she signs the Official...

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The gypsy's daughter by Katie Hutton

The gypsy's daughter

Katie Hutton

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"Harmony 'Harry' Loveridge is growing up on a farm in post-war Kent. With a Gypsy for a father, she has had a somewhat unconventional, yet happy life. But Harry has always hoped for more. And with ambitions to go to university, and a scholarship in sight, it...

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The nurse's secret by Amanda Skenandore

The nurse's secret

Amanda Skenandore

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"Una Kelly has grown up to be a rough-and-tumble grifter, able to filch a pocketbook in five seconds flat. But when another con-woman pins her for a murder she didn't commit, Una is forced to flee. Running from the police, Una lies her way into an unlikely...

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The diamond eye by Kate Quinn

The diamond eye

Kate Quinn

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"The New York Times bestselling author of The Rose Code returns with an unforgettable World War II tale of a quiet bookworm who becomes history's deadliest female sniper. Based on a true story. In 1937 in the snowbound city of Kiev (now known as Kyiv), wry and...

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The soldier's daughter by AnneMarie Brear

The soldier's daughter

AnneMarie Brear

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Yorkshire 1860. With the heat of their beloved India far behind them, Evie Davenport and her widowed British Army officer father, are starting a new life in England. But Evie is struggling. With her dearest mother gone, Yorkshire with its cold, damp...

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Hopes and dreams for the variety girls by Tracy Baines

Hopes and dreams for the variety girls

Tracy Baines

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Cleethorpes - September 1939. Struggling to keep their spirits up as the reality of war hits home and theatres are closed, friends Jessie Delaney and Frances O'Leary search for work to see them through until they can sing and dance again. Frances, once upon a...

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