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In the mood for a classic love tale? Dial up the passion with our titillating tales from times gone by in book, eBook, eAudiobook, large print or audio CD . This list updates when we add new titles to our collection.

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His dark kiss by Eve Silver

His dark kiss

Eve Silver

Audio CD

"Rumors of madness and murder lurk within the crumbling walls of Manorbrier Castle. But Emma Parrish is not easily put off. She accepts a position no one else dares, as governess to the son of Lord Anthony Craven, the castle's dark master. Her presence...

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Daughters of Northern Shores by Joanne Bischof

Daughters of Northern Shores

Joanne Bischof

Audio CD

Heartache and regret, boldness and sacrifice. What will restoration cost the beloved Norgaard family? Aven Norgaard understands courage. Orphaned within an Irish workhouse, then widowed at just 19, she voyaged to America where she was wooed and wed by...

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This Terrible Beauty by Katrin Schumann

This Terrible Beauty

Katrin Schumann

Audio CD

"Can a wrong be made right? On the windswept shores of an East German island, Bettina Heilstrom struggles to build a life from the ashes. World War II has ended and her country is torn apart. Longing for a family, she marries Werner, an older bureaucrat...

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In the lion's den by Barbara Taylor Bradford

In the lion's den

Barbara Taylor Bradford

Audio CD

"London 1889: Victorian London is a place of wealth, privilege and poverty, a city of extremes. For James Falconer, who grew up as a barrow boy on a London market, it is a city of opportunity. Working his way up Henry Malvern's trading company in Pic...

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A wicked kind of husband by Mia Vincy

A wicked kind of husband

Mia Vincy

Audio CD

"Cassandra DeWitt has seen her husband only once - on their wedding day two years earlier - and this arrangement suits her perfectly. She has no interest in the rude, badly behaved man she married only to secure her inheritance. She certainly has no ...

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The thief of Lanwyn Manor by Sarah E Ladd

The thief of Lanwyn Manor

Sarah E Ladd

Audio CD

Cornwall, England 1818. A diversion is what Julia Twethewey needs to mend her broken heart, so when her aunt invites her to Lanwyn Manor to be a companion to her pregnant cousin, Julia eagerly accepts. Lanwyn Manor is at the heart of Cornwall's minin...

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Lady Bird & the Fox by Kim (Novelist) Kelly

Lady Bird & the Fox

Kim (Novelist) Kelly

Audio CD

No conviction, no reward. It's 1868 and the gold rush is spreading across the wild west of New South Wales, bringing with it a new breed of colonial rogue - bushrangers. A world far removed from hardworking farm girl, Annie Bird, and her sleepy village...

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The lace balcony by Johanna Nicholls

The lace balcony

Johanna Nicholls

Audio CD

Vianna Francis, known in the colony as 'The Sydney Venus', is a notorious young mistress in keeping to a former gentleman convict, who uses her to entice wealthy men to his gaming tables. A woman of mystery, Vianna is a magnet for scandal. Was she the...

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Black diamonds by Kim (Novelist) author. Kelly

Black diamonds

Kim (Novelist) author. Kelly

Audio CD

It is 1914 and Lithgow is booming. Daniel is a young German-Australian, a coalminer and a socialist; Francine is the bourgeois, Irish-Catholic, too-good-for-this-place daughter of one of the mine's owners. When their paths collide, they fall in love ...

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A transcontinental affair by Jodi Daynard

A transcontinental affair

Jodi Daynard

Audio CD

They boarded the train knowing their journey would make history. What they didn't know was how profoundly it would change them. May 1870. Crowds throng the Boston station, mesmerized by the mechanical wonder huffing on the rails: the Pullman Hotel Express,...

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The Spitfire sisters  by Margaret Dickinson

The Spitfire sisters

Margaret Dickinson

Audio CD

"It is the 1930s and the Maitland family have spent the years following the Great War struggling to come to terms with its catastrophic aftermath, and their hopes now lie with the next generation. Their Lincolnshire village of Doddington suffered terrible...

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The painted castle by Kristy Cambron

The painted castle

Kristy Cambron

Audio CD

Parham Hill, East Suffolk. In Victorian England, sketch artist Elizabeth Meade is determined to avenge her father's murder-- even if it means betrothal to the very man she believe committed the crime. A century later, WWII widow Amelia Woods has turned...

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The other Bennet sister by Janice. author. Hadlow

The other Bennet sister

Janice. author. Hadlow

Audio CD

"Mary, the bookish ugly duckling of Pride and Prejudice's five Bennet sisters, emerges from the shadows and transforms into a desired woman with choices of her own... What if Mary Bennet's life took a different path from that laid out for her in Pride...

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The rabbit girls by Anna Ellory

The rabbit girls

Anna Ellory

Audio CD

"Berlin, 1989. As the wall between East and West falls, Miriam Winter cares for her dying father, Henryk. When he cries out for someone named Frieda - and Miriam discovers an Auschwitz tattoo hidden under his watch strap - Henryk's secret history begins...

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Written in my own heart's blood by Diana Gabaldon

Written in my own heart's blood

Diana Gabaldon

Audio CD

"It is June 1778, and the world seems to be turning upside-down. The British Army is withdrawing from Philadelphia, with George Washington in pursuit, and for the first time, it looks as if the rebels might actually win. But for Claire Fraser and her...

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The miner's wife by Diane (Romantic fiction writer) Allen

The miner's wife

Diane (Romantic fiction writer) All...

Audio CD

"Nineteen-year-old Meg Oversby often dreams of a more exciting life than the dull existence she faces at her family's farm deep in the Yorkshire Dales. Growing up, she's always sensed her father's disappointment at not having a son to help with the farm...

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To dream again by Irene Northam

To dream again

Irene Northam

Audio CD

A poignant, Edwardian family saga set in a hotel business in Torquay. When laundress Mercy Seaton's chance meeting with Peter Lisburne at the annual Torquay regatta leads to a whirlwind proposal, she's swept into her husband's glittering world at 'I do'....

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Mercy road by Ann Howard Creel

Mercy road

Ann Howard Creel

Audio CD

In 1917, after Arlene Favier's home burns to the ground, taking her father with it, she must find a way to support her mother and younger brother. If she doesn't succeed, they will all be impoverished. Job opportunities are scarce, but then a daring....

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Sense and sensibility by Jane Austen

Sense and sensibility

Jane Austen

Audio CD

Sense and Sensibility is written with all the hallmarks of Austen's style, providing strong female protagonists, great irony and wit and showcasing her superb talent for character creation and dialogue. Jane Austen's first published novel, Sense and....

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The true story of Maddie Bright by Mary-Rose MacColl

The true story of Maddie Bright

Mary-Rose MacColl

Audio CD

In 1920, 17-year-old Maddie Bright gratefully accepts a job as a serving girl on the royal tour of Australia by Edward, Prince of Wales. Maddie's talents soon earn her the respect of Helen Burns, the prince's vivacious press secretary, and Rupert Waters,...

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Tears of the dragon by Jean (Novelist) Moran

Tears of the dragon

Jean (Novelist) Moran

Audio CD

"1941. One sultry evening in Kowloon, Dr Rowena Rossiter and Sister Alice Huntley are off-duty and in search of fun - little knowing that their world is on the brink of collapse. That night, Rowena will meet two men who will fight for her heart for the...

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The girl from the corner shop by Alrene Hughes

The girl from the corner shop

Alrene Hughes

Audio CD

"Widowed early in World War Two, heartbroken Helen Heaton is working in the family corner shop, trying to rebuild her shattered life. When the shop is robbed, she meets Matthew, a young police constable and he inspires her to join the Women's Auxiliary...

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A distant hope by Ellin Carsta

A distant hope

Ellin Carsta

Audio CD

Hamburg 1888: After 30 prosperous years, coffee importer Peter Hansen & Sons faces hard times, and certain bankruptcy, unless three brothers can make savvy moves to save the faltering business after their father's untimely death. For Robert Hansen, that...

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Band of gold by Deborah Challinor

Band of gold

Deborah Challinor

Audio CD

"Kitty Farrell, headstrong and passionate as ever, is heartbroken over the apparent death by drowning of her husband Rian. Alone and grieving on the goldfields of Ballarat, she turns to Rian's long-time shipmate Daniel, who has loved her from afar for...

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A lady's honor by Laurie Alice Eakes

A lady's honor

Laurie Alice Eakes

Audio CD

"England, 1811. A tarnished reputation. A distant home. A forced engagement to a dangerous man. When Elizabeth Trelawny flees London, she has more than one reason to run. And when her carriage, pursued by her would-be fiancé, is caught in a storm, she...

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The designer by Marius Gabriel

The designer

Marius Gabriel

Audio CD

"In 1944, newly married Copper Reilly arrives in Paris soon after the liberation. While the city celebrates its freedom, she's stuck in the prison of an unhappy marriage. When her husband commits one betrayal too many, Copper demands a separation. Alone...

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The secrets of the tea garden by Janet MacLeod Trotter

The secrets of the tea garden

Janet MacLeod Trotter

Audio CD

After the Second World War, Libby Robson leaves chilly England for India, and the childhood home where she left her heart - and her beloved father, James - 14 years ago. At first Libby is intoxicated by India's vibrant beauty: the bustle of Calcutta,...

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The long flight home by Alan Hlad

The long flight home

Alan Hlad

Audio CD

It is September 1940, and as German bombs fall on Britain, fears grow of an impending invasion. Enemy fighter planes blacken the sky around Epping Forest, the home of Susan Shepherd and her grandfather, Bertie. After losing her parents as a child, Susan...

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Our last goodbye by Shirley Dickson

Our last goodbye

Shirley Dickson

Audio CD

1943, England: On a foggy night during the blackout, 25-year-old May Robinson watches in horror as her mother, Ivy, is tragically killed. Heartbroken, May is not sure she has the strength to harbour the secret she has kept for so many years, a secret...

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The girl from the tea garden by Janet MacLeod Trotter

The girl from the tea garden

Janet MacLeod Trotter

Audio CD

"In the dying days of the Raj, Anglo-Indian schoolgirl Adela Robson dreams of a glamorous career on the stage. When she sneaks away from school in the back of handsome Sam Jackman's car, she knows a new life awaits - but it is not the one she imagined....

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The matrimonial advertisement by Mimi Matthews

The matrimonial advertisement

Mimi Matthews

Audio CD

"She wanted sanctuary ... Helena Reynolds will do anything to escape her life in London, even if that means travelling to a remote cliffside estate on the North Devon coast and marrying a complete stranger. But Greyfriar's Abbey isn't the sort of refuge...

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Perhaps tomorrow by Jean Fullerton

Perhaps tomorrow

Jean Fullerton

Audio CD

Mattie Maguire is a 26-year-old widow with an infant son. Since her husband, Brian, died three years before, she has struggled to keep the family's East End coal business solvent, as well as taking care of her troubled mother-in-law. But unbeknown to...

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A postcard from Italy by Alexandra Brown

A postcard from Italy

Alexandra Brown

Audio CD

"Grace Quinn loves her job at Cohen’s Convenient Storage Company, finding occasional treasure in the forgotten units that customers have abandoned. Her inquisitive nature is piqued when a valuable art collection and a bundle of letters and diaries are...

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The runaway daughter by Joanna Rees

The runaway daughter

Joanna Rees

Audio CD

"It's 1926 and Anna Darton is on the run from a terrible crime she was forced into committing. Alone and scared in London, salvation comes in the form of Nancy, a sassy American dancer at the notorious nightclub, the Zip Club. Re-inventing herself as...

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Coming home by Rosamunde Pilcher

Coming home

Rosamunde Pilcher

Audio CD

"In 1935, Judith Dunbar is left behind at a British boarding school when her mother and baby sister go off to join her father in Singapore. At Saint Ursula's, her friendship with Loveday Carey-Lewis sweeps her into the privileged, madcap world of the...

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What the wind knows by Amy Harmon

What the wind knows

Amy Harmon

Audio CD

Anne Gallagher grew up enchanted by her grandfather's stories of Ireland. Heartbroken at his death, she travels to his childhood home to spread his ashes. There, overcome with memories of the man she adored and consumed by a history she never knew, she...

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The glittering hour by Iona Grey

The glittering hour

Iona Grey

Audio CD

Selina Lennox is a Bright Young Thing. Her life is a whirl of parties and drinking, pursued by the press and staying just the right side of scandal. Lawrence Weston is a penniless painter who stumbles into Selina's orbit one night and can never let her...

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Jubal Sackett by Louis L'Amour

Jubal Sackett

Louis L'Amour

Audio CD

Wilderness explorer Jubal Sackett was the son of Barnabas Sackett, the first of that line to come to the New World. Jubal feared no man, nor did he back away from any challenge. His determination to blaze new trails took him across the vast savage No...

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The mistress of Pennington's by Rachel Brimble

The mistress of Pennington's

Rachel Brimble

Audio CD

1910. Elizabeth Pennington should be the rightful heir of Bath's premier department store through her enterprising schemes and dogged hard work. Her father, Edward Pennington, believes his daughter lacks the business acumen to run his empire and is resolute...

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White feathers by Susan Lanigan

White feathers

Susan Lanigan

Audio CD

In 1913, young Irish emigrant Eva Downey is trapped in London with a remote father and hostile stepmother. When she is awarded a legacy from an old suffragette to attend a finishing school in Kent, she jumps at the chance. At the school, she finds kinship...

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The little orphan girl by Sandy (Fiction writer) Taylor

The little orphan girl

Sandy (Fiction writer) Taylor

Audio CD

Ireland, 1901: The workhouse gates clanged shut behind us, as me and the mammy walked down the hill towards the town. I was six years old and leaving the only home I had ever known. When Cissy Ryan's real mother comes to claim her from the workhouse,...

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Golden hope by Johanna Nicholls

Golden hope

Johanna Nicholls

Audio CD

New Year's Day 1901 sees the birth of Australia as a nation, eager to claim her place on the world stage. Clytie Hart, a daring equestrienne, is travelling with her mother in a wagon train along the back roads of Victoria's Gold Triangle. Once world-...

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Daughters of war by Lizzie Page

Daughters of war

Lizzie Page

Audio CD

"As a teenager in Chicago, May always dreamed of travelling the world. So when she falls in love with George Turner, she can't wait to return to London as his wife. Two beautiful daughters follow, but George isn't the husband he promised to be. Ten years...

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The silversmith's daughter by Annie Murray

The silversmith's daughter

Annie Murray

Audio CD

It is 1915 and Daisy Tallis, headstrong, impassioned and a talented young silversmith, is desperate to make her parents proud. Her father, Philip, with his wife Margaret, has a thriving business next door to Ebenezer Watts's goldsmiths and the two families...

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Hothouse flower by Lucinda Riley

Hothouse flower

Lucinda Riley

Audio CD

As a child, Julia Forrester spent many idyllic hours in the hothouse of Wharton Park estate, where her grandfather tended the exotic flowers. So when a family tragedy strikes, Julia returns to the tranquility of Wharton Park and its hothouse. Recentl...

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Daughter of the Murray by Darry Fraser

Daughter of the Murray

Darry Fraser

Audio CD

"1890s, River Murray, Northern Victoria. Young and spirited Georgina Calthorpe is not happy living with her foster family, the MacHenrys, on their neglected sheep run on the banks of the River Murray. Unlike the rest of the family, she isn't looking forward...

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Milady in love by M. C. Beaton

Milady in love

M. C. Beaton

Audio CD

Just when he'd fobbed off the last brat, another appeared to take her place. Poor Lord Anselm! The dashing bachelor was plagued with dying relatives leaving their female children to his care. He had seen so many go from the schoolroom to the marriage...

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Pacific by Judy Nunn

Pacific

Judy Nunn

Audio CD

"Australian actress Samantha Lindsay is thrilled when she scores her first lead movie role in the Hollywood epic Torpedo Junction, playing a character based on World War II heroine 'Mamma Tack'. But as filming begins in Vanuatu, uncanny parallels bet...

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The other lady vanishes by Amanda Quick

The other lady vanishes

Amanda Quick

Audio CD

"After escaping from a private sanitarium, Adelaide Blake arrives in Burning Cove, California, desperate to start over. Working at an herbal tea shop puts her on the radar of those who frequent the seaside resort town: Hollywood movers and shakers always...

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The loves of Lord Granton by M. C. Beaton

The loves of Lord Granton

M. C. Beaton

Audio CD

As the youngest of four unmarried vicar's daughters, Frederica feared her destiny was to die of boredom in the sleepy village of Barton Sub Edge. Her looks were deemed unfortunate and her wilful manner was difficult. But a stranger would be a twist to...

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An hour unspent by Roseanna M. White

An hour unspent

Roseanna M. White

Audio CD

"Once London's top thief, Barclay Pearce has turned his back on his life of crime and now uses his skills for a nation at war. But not until he rescues a clockmaker's daughter from a mugging does he begin to wonder what his future might hold. Evelina...

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The girl in the pink raincoat by Alrene Hughes

The girl in the pink raincoat

Alrene Hughes

Audio CD

"With whispers of war across Europe, many are uncertain of what the future will bring. For Gracie Earnshaw, who works in German-Jewish owned Rosenberg's raincoat factory, life is turned upside down when she meets the boss's charismatic nephew, Jacob....

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The snow globe by Judith Kinghorn

The snow globe

Judith Kinghorn

Audio CD

"Christmas 1926: the Forbes family are hosting a celebration at Eden Hall. Eighteen-year-old Daisy is preoccupied by a sense of change. Overnight, her relationship with Stephen Jessop, the housekeeper's son, has shifted and every encounter seems fraught...

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Love is blind by William Boyd

Love is blind

William Boyd

Audio CD

"When Brodie Moncur is offered a job in Paris, he seizes the chance to flee Edinburgh and his tyrannical clergyman father, and begin a wildly different chapter in his life. In Paris, a fateful encounter with a famous pianist abruptly alters his path -...

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The chocolate maker's wife by Karen (Australian author) Brooks

The chocolate maker's wife

Karen (Australian author) Brooks

Audio CD

"When Rosamund Tomkins enters the world with her darkling eyes and strange laughter, the midwives are afraid, believing her a changeling. But Rosamund's life is set to be anything but enchanted... Born into poverty, brutalised and ignored by her family,...

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Penhaligon's gift by Terri Nixon

Penhaligon's gift

Terri Nixon

Audio CD

Cornwall, 1911. Freya Penhaligon is eagerly awaiting the return of her beau, the historian Tristan MacKenzie, but the surprise arrival of her mother on the same coach brings uneasiness and suspicion to more than the Penhaligon family. When Tristan proposes...

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Love lies waiting by Claire Lorrimer

Love lies waiting

Claire Lorrimer

Audio CD

December 1838. A storm is raging outside Kenilworth Hall. Inside, Lord Kenilworth's wife is in agony in the middle of a difficult labour. Lady Kenilworth doesn't survive the birth but, against all odds, her baby daughter does. Baby Storm grows into a...

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Watch for me by moonlight by Kirsty Ferry

Watch for me by moonlight

Kirsty Ferry

Audio CD

When her life in London falls apart, Elodie Bright returns to Hartsford Hall in Suffolk, the home of her childhood friend Alexander Aldrich. There, she throws herself into helping Alex bring a new lease of life to the old house and its grounds. After...

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Amber by Deborah Challinor

Amber

Deborah Challinor

Audio CD

"When Kitty Farell is offered a trinket by a street urchin, her impulsive response will change both of their lives forever, and place an unexpected strain on Kitty's marriage. For the past four years, she has sailed the high seas on the trading vessel...

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Kitty by Deborah Challinor

Kitty

Deborah Challinor

Audio CD

"When 18-year-old Kitty Carlisle's father dies in 1838, her suddenly impoverished mother hopes her beautiful daughter might at least find a good husband. But then Kitty is compromised by an unscrupulous adventurer, and she is banished in disgrace to ...

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The dreadful debutante by M. C. Beaton

The dreadful debutante

M. C. Beaton

Audio CD

Arranging a season for an unruly young lady whose habit was to enter drawing rooms by sliding down banisters presented a challenge - especially since Mira had a sister of incomparable grace and beauty. Mira wasn't daunted by the local society and its...

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The widow of Ballarat by Darry Fraser

The widow of Ballarat

Darry Fraser

Audio CD

"1854, Ballarat, Victoria When Nell Amberton's husband is shot dead by a bushranger, there are few who grieve his passing, and Nell least of all. How could she miss the monster who had abused her from the day they wed - the man who had already killed...

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Dear Evelyn by Kathy Page

Dear Evelyn

Kathy Page

Audio CD

"Dear Evelyn follows a seventy-year- long wartime marriage between two seemingly Incompatible partners in sometimes tender, sometimes excruciating detail. Studded with allusions to poems and novels, it is set in locations that include London during the...

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A daring venture by Elizabeth Camden

A daring venture

Elizabeth Camden

Audio CD

"In early 1900s New York, biochemist Doctor Rosalind Werner works to champion a water delivery technology that will fight water-borne illnesses. The fight brings her into contact, and conflict, with newly appointed Commissioner of Water, Nicholas Drake....

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Cry to dream again by Jane Hawking

Cry to dream again

Jane Hawking

Audio CD

"In 1930s Greater London, Shirley is a talented ballerina who dreams of becoming a principal dancer at the Sadler's Wells Ballet Company. Yet one summer, on the way back from staying with her grandparents in France, she meets a handsome young man, Alan,...

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Belle of the back streets by Glenda Young

Belle of the back streets

Glenda Young

Audio CD

"Any rag and bone!" Everyone recognises the cry of Meg Sutcliffe as she plies her trade along the back streets of Ryhope. She learnt the ropes from her dad when he returned from the War. But when tragedy struck, Meg had no choice but to continue alone....

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The sins of Lady Dacey by M. C. author. Beaton

The sins of Lady Dacey

M. C. author. Beaton

Audio CD

The local society could only speculate how a pair of turtledoves would cope as the guests of the scandalous Lady Dacey. Surely she would attempt to corrupt them - an act that both Pamela Perryworth and Honoraria Goodham would see as welcome entertainment...

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The Pallisers by Anthony Trollope

The Pallisers

Anthony Trollope

Audio CD

"Wealthy aristocrat and politician Plantagenet Palliser and beautiful, spirited Lady Glencora embark on an arranged marriage, despite her passion fo the dashing but debt-ridden Burgo Fitzgerald. As her husband rises throught the ranks of government, ...

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A devil of a duke by Madeline Hunter

A devil of a duke

Madeline Hunter

Audio CD

"He's infamous, debaucherous and known all over town for his complete disregard for scandal, and positively irresistible seductions. Gabriel St. James, Duke of Langford, is obscenely wealthy, jaw-droppingly handsome and used to getting exactly what he...

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Christmas at Tuppenny Corner by Katie Flynn

Christmas at Tuppenny Corner

Katie Flynn

Audio CD

Liverpool, 1939. As winter descends on Tuppenny Corner and rumours of war float across the canals, 15-year-old Rosie O'Leary must come to terms with her own dramatic upheaval. Forced to say goodbye to all she holds dear and embark on a new life aboard...

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The devil you know by Sophia Holloway

The devil you know

Sophia Holloway

Audio CD

The Honourable Catherine Elford - Kitty - is presented with an awful choice. Either she is cast off, penniless, by her step-brother, or she marries the handsome Earl of Ledbury, who would be perfect were he not a serial womaniser. Ledbury has only ever...

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The desirable duchess by M. C. Beaton

The desirable duchess

M. C. Beaton

Audio CD

Lovely Alice Lacey was a true incomparable, and her marriage to the Duke of Ferrant was the event of the Season. However, Alice was secretly in love with someone else - and she had confided her feelings to a clever talking mynah bird.Now the gossip m...

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A song unheard by Roseanna M. White

A song unheard

Roseanna M. White

Audio CD

"Willa Forsythe is a violin prodigy and a top-notch thief, which makes her the perfect choice for a crucial task at the outset of World War I--stealing a cypher from a famous violinist currently in Wales. Lucas De Wilde has enjoyed the fame he's won-...

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Cherished Mercy by Tracie Peterson

Cherished Mercy

Tracie Peterson

Audio CD

"The Inspiring Conclusion to Tracie Peterson's Heart of the Frontier Series Mercy Flanagan survived the Whitman Massacre as a child, and now her heart's cry is for peace between the native peoples and the white settlers inhabiting Oregon Territory......

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The art of preserving love by Ada Langton

The art of preserving love

Ada Langton

Audio CD

"Ballarat, 1905. The gossips call 19-year-old Edie Cottingham the ̀Too Girl' - too stubborn, too outspoken, and too modern to get a husband. But Edie does not care. She is determined to defy them all and find love with Theo Hooley, the gentle church ...

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A marriage of convenience by Janet Woods

A marriage of convenience

Janet Woods

Audio CD

To avoid a terrible fate, she agrees to a marriage of convenience. But can it turn into a true love match? 1815. Having fallen on hard times, doctor's daughter Grace Ellis serves as a lady's companion. But on Lady Florence's death, Grace discovers that...

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A time to change by Callie Langridge

A time to change

Callie Langridge

Audio CD

"In a house full of history and secrets, the past will not stay where it belongs… Lou has always loved Hill House, the derelict manor on the abandoned land near her home. As a child, the tragic history of its owners, the Mandevilles, inspired her dream...

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A name unknown by Roseanna M. White

A name unknown

Roseanna M. White

Audio CD

"Rosemary Gresham has no family beyond the band of former urchins that helped her survive as a girl in the mean streets of London. Grown now, they concentrate on stealing high-value items and have learned how to blend into upper-class society. But wh...

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The ladies of Ivy Cottage by Julie Klassen

The ladies of Ivy Cottage

Julie Klassen

Audio CD

"Return to Ivy Hill in The Ladies of Ivy Cottage as friendships deepen, romances blossom, and mysteries unfold. Living with the two Miss Groves in Ivy Cottage, impoverished gentlewoman Rachel Ashford is determined to earn her own livelihood . . . somehow....

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An uncertain heart by June Tate

An uncertain heart

June Tate

Audio CD

"Belgium, 1917. At a military hospital in Poperinge, close to the horrors of the front line, Sister Helen Chalmers strives tirelessly to save the many injured soldiers brought in from battle. The hardships of war and the need for comfort throws Helen...

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The lost pearl by Emily Madden

The lost pearl

Emily Madden

Audio CD

"Honolulu, Hawaii 1941. On the evening of her sixteenth birthday party, Catherine McGarrie wants nothing more than for the night to be over, even though the opulence of the ballroom befits the daughter of a US Navy Rear Admiral. Then she meets Charlie,...

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Treasured Grace by Tracie Peterson

Treasured Grace

Tracie Peterson

Audio CD

"Grace Martindale has known more than her share of hardship. After her parents died, raising her two younger sisters became her responsibility. A hasty marriage to a minister who is heading to the untamed West seemed like an opportunity for a fresh start,...

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Phoebe's light by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Phoebe's light

Suzanne Woods Fisher

Audio CD

Phoebe Starbuck has always taken care of her father as he chases one whim after another. Finally, she's doing what she wants to do: marrying Captain Phineas Foulger and sailing far away from Nantucket. As she leaves she takes two gifts from her father,...

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The Shanghai wife by Emma Harcourt

The Shanghai wife

Emma Harcourt

Audio CD

"Leaving behind the loneliness and trauma of her past in country Australia, Annie Brand arrives to the political upheaval and glittering international society of Shanghai in the 1920s. Journeying up the Yangtze with her new husband, the ship's captain,...

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The viscount's revenge by M. C. Beaton

The viscount's revenge

M. C. Beaton

Audio CD

The handsome but arrogant Lord Charles Hawksborough desperately wanted to catch the insolent thief who had held him up at pistol point on the King's Highway and ridden off with his family's inheritance and jewels. Hawksborough just as desperately tried...

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Walking back to happiness by June Francis

Walking back to happiness

June Francis

Audio CD

1961. Lucia once dreamed of a man who would love her. She has lost hope because what man would, when she's responsible for so many siblings? Everything changes when Tim Murphy enters Lucia's coffee bar. She knows of Tim's troubled past but she accepts...

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The house of shadows by Kate Williams

The house of shadows

Kate Williams

Audio CD

The de Witt family, who once lead an idyllic and privileged life, are struggling to piece together the shattered fragments of their lives in the aftermath of the Great War. In 1939, the world is on the verge of turmoil with the approaching storm of the...

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The captain's daughter by Victoria Cornwall

The captain's daughter

Victoria Cornwall

Audio CD

After a family tragedy, Janey Carhart was forced from her comfortable life as a captain's daughter into domestic service. Determined to make something of herself, Janey eventually finds work as a lady's maid at the imposing Bosvenna Manor on the edge...

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We'll meet again by Judith Saxton

We'll meet again

Judith Saxton

Audio CD

When war broke out, 17-year-old Christie could have stayed down on the family farm in Norfolk, where she was wanted and needed. So why had she joined up? Come to that, why had Meg from Cheshire, and Sue, very much the big city girl from Liverpool, and...

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The four Graces by D. E. (Dorothy Emily) Stevenson

The four Graces

D. E. (Dorothy Emily) Stevenson

Audio CD

The four Grace sisters love their quiet life in the country village of Chevis Green. To some, their insular world might seem dull, but the sisters never seem to run out of conversation, jokes, and pleasant ways to pass the time together. They truly are...

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An orphan's war by Molly Green

An orphan's war

Molly Green

Audio CD

"Liverpool, 1940. When her childhood sweetheart Johnny is killed in action, Maxine Grey loses more than her husband – she loses her best friend. Desperate to make a difference in this awful war, Maxine takes a nursing job at London’s St Thomas’s hospital....

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The captain's daughter by Jennifer Delamere

The captain's daughter

Jennifer Delamere

Audio CD

"When a series of circumstances beyond her control leave Rosalyn Bernay alone and penniless in London, she chances upon a job backstage at a theater that is presenting the most popular show in London. A talented musician and singer, she feels immediately...

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