A Mother's Grace

The heart-warming Sunday Times bestseller

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Author: Rosie Goodwin

Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.

ISBN: 1785762389

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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'Rosie writes such heart-warming sagas featuring believable characters and well-researched backgrounds and eras' Lyn Andrews 'An absorbing story in the grand tradition of the best saga authors' Margaret Dickinson 'The new Catherine Cookson' Coventry Evening Telegraph Tuesday's child is full of grace . . . Warwickshire, 1910. Pious young Grace Kettle escapes the world of her unsavoury and bullying father to train to be a nun. But when she meets the dashing and devout Father Luke her world is turned upside down. Her faith is tested and she is driven to make a scandalous and life-changing choice - one she may well spend the rest of her days seeking forgiveness for . . . Will delight fans of Dilly Court, Katie Flynn and Catherine Cookson. Have you read Mothering Sunday and The Little Angel, the first two novels in Rosie's Days of the Week collection? 'A wonderful heroine, plucky, determined and warm-hearted. A believable and compelling read' Jennie Felton, author of The Miner's Daughter 'Goodwin is a master of her craft. The perfect book for a cold winter's evening' Lancashire Evening Post 'Goodwin is a fabulous writer' Worcester Evening News

Moonlight and Ashes

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Author: Sophie Masson

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 1742753795

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

View: 7275

In a novel based on the Cinderella fairytale, Selena, who began life as a wealthy aristocrat and is now working as a servant girl, takes charge of her destiny and finds romance, magic, and adventure.

The Little Angel

A heart-warming saga from the Sunday Times bestseller

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Author: Rosie Goodwin

Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.

ISBN: 1785762354

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Perfect for fans of Dilly Court and Katie Flynn. 'An absorbing story in the grand tradition of the best saga authors' Margaret Dickinson 'Rosie writes such heart-warming sagas' Lyn Andrews 'The new Catherine Cookson' Coventry Evening Telegraph 1896, Nuneaton. Left on the doorstep of Treetops Children's Home, young Kitty captures the heart of her guardian, Sunday Branning, who has never been blessed with a child of her own. Kitty brings sunshine and joy wherever she goes, and grows into a beguiling and favoured young girl. But then Kitty is summoned to live in London with her birth mother. At first London offers Kitty excitement and adventure. With her delicate beauty and the voice of an angel, she attracts a promising singing career and the attention of a number of dashing suitors. But those now close to Kitty are not what they seem, and her comforting old home at Treetops starts to feel very far away. If Kitty is to have any chance of happiness, this little angel must protect herself from devils in disguise . . . and before it's too late. This is what you've been saying about Rosie Goodwin: 'What a brilliant book I enjoyedevery bit of it and I will recommend it to all my friends' 'What an excellent read, couldn't put book down . . . Rosie Goodwin never disappoints' 'Have read all Rosie Goodwin books and this is one of her best' 'What an amazing book, once you pick it up you cannot put it down' 'A truly great read' 'A really gripping story' Have you read Sunday's story? If not, Mothering Sunday is available now. Search 9781785762321.

The Bad Apple

A powerful saga of surviving and loving against the odds

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Author: Rosie Goodwin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755382617

Category: Fiction

Page: 295

View: 7883

A mother and son on the run. A new beginning. A past they cannot escape. An unforgettable saga of love, escapism and intrigue, Rosie Goodwin's The Bad Apple is sure to leave you hungry for more. Perfect for fans of Shelia Newberry and Dilly Court. 'Rosie Goodwin is a born storyteller - she'll make you cry, she'll make you laugh, but most of all you'll care for her characters and lose yourself in her story. An author destined for the top' - Jeannie Johnson Louise Hart has endured a great deal of pain from her callous husband Paul, but one cold December night in 1959 she can take no more. She and her son Davey escape their Coventry high-rise flat and flee to Tanglewood, the dilapidated ivy-clad mansion where her mother Dolly runs an animal sanctuary. Miserable and frightened, Louise longs to turn her back on the past, and create a happy new life for Davey. But Paul is in trouble with men more dangerous than himself. Unable to pay his debts, he blackmails Louise and those who love her, keeping a shadowy presence in their lives. Even the arrival of Charlie Fox, a stranger who becomes a true friend, cannot guarantee that the future will be safe... What Amazon readers are saying about The Bad Apple: 'Rosie's writing style enables you to envision the characters so clearly they seem to be truly alive. She hooks you in and you can't get loose from her gripping words! This story has surprising twists also. It makes you laugh, it makes you cry, it makes you think. I'm a fairly fast reader, but it took 1/2 a box of tissues and nearly an hour for me to get through 3 pages near the end of this book because I couldn't stop sobbing!' 'This is the first book I have read by Rosie Goodwin and to say it's fantastic is an understatement! I couldn't put it down and it had me reaching for the tissues on more than one occasion. It's the most believable and touching book I have ever read'

Dancing Till Midnight

A powerful and moving saga of adversity and survival

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Author: Rosie Goodwin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755382633

Category: Fiction

Page: 345

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A woman's struggle to leave the past behind, and find true happiness. Rosie Goodwin, the Kindle No. 1 bestselling author of No One's Girl, writes a moving saga of love, hope and ultimate fulfilment. Perfect for fans of Nadine Dorries and Cathy Sharp. 'Sincerity, warmth and the all too rare skills of a storyteller shine through Rosie Goodwin's writing' - Gilda O'Neill Life has been cruel to Grace Collins. Orphaned as a child, she is raised by her severely religious aunt, Emily. Starved of love, she falls for the first man who shows her affection, Barry Swan. And when Grace falls pregnant, Emily disowns her. Barry and Grace marry and, for a while, she knows happiness. Barry adores her and is a wonderful father, but Grace feels that something is missing. When Barry indulges her passion for ballroom dancing, the gap seems to be filled - until she meets Philip Golding. He sweeps Grace off her feet, showing her what she believes is a better way of life. But as he draws her into a web of deceit, she discovers that all that glitters is not gold... What Amazon readers are saying about Dancing Till Midnight: 'After reading a number of Rosie Goodwin's novels I have come to expect 4 things. 1. Rosie's novels are page turners. You WILL be fighting sleep in order to read another chapter. 2. Good twists that are unexpected and usually kept to the end. 3. The characters are well rounded, real and you really do care about them. Even the 'bad guys' become so wicked and evil that you're wanting to take justice into your own hands! You're so keen to see them get what they deserve. 4. A damn good story.' 'This contains all of Goodwin's trademarks: a gripping story, a fair few twists and turns, and characters that you really care about. Here is a writer who puts their heart and soul into every single word. Dancing Till Midnight is one of those books that will have you reading "just one more chapter", even though you know you should turn off the light. You have been warned!'

A Rose Among Thorns

A heartrending saga of family, friendship and love

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Author: Rosie Goodwin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472238370

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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Will she ever find the happiness she deserves? In A Rose Among Thorns, Rosie Goodwin weaves a captivating historical saga of a troubled family and the power of love and friendship. Perfect for fans of Dilly Court and Cathy Sharp. Despite losing her mother at a young age, Sassy has grown up surrounded by love: although poor, she is happy. So Sassy is devastated when her father marries wealthy widow Elizabeth Bonner. Social climber Elizabeth despairs of a step-daughter who is more at ease with servants than those above stairs, and is jealous of Sassy's growing beauty which threatens to outshine her own daughter. Unwelcome and out of place in this unfamiliar world, Sassy often escapes to her old home on Tuttle Hill and the company of her childhood friends, brothers Thomas and Jack Mallabone. But the trio's bond is threatened by the consequences of her blind adoration for wayward Thomas, much to the dismay of Jack, who has long worshipped Sassy in secret... What Amazon readers are saying about A Rose Among Thorns: 'With skillful application of the craft at which she excels, Rosie has produced yet another certain winner. An absorbing tale depicting with great accuracy the nostalgia of bygone times, it evokes warmth, laughter and tears linked by a storyline that defies you to put it down... A wonderful story from a supremely gifted writer' 'A natural born storyteller... the trouble I have is the stories are never long enough. This novel had me captivated from start to finish'

A Mother's Shame

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Author: Rosie Goodwin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780750539746

Category: Domestic fiction

Page: 495

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On the outskirts of Nuneaton stands Hatters Hall, a dark forbidding place, once a home for the mentally insane. On a rainy dismal day in 1857, Maria Mundy arrives at Hatters Hall, not as an inmate but as a worker. There she is ordered to care for Isabelle Montgomery, the daughter of an influential land owner, and as their lives became entwined the life Maria had known is destined to change for all time.

The Maid's Courage

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Author: Rosie Goodwin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780750545617

Category: Brothers and sisters

Page: 511

View: 9358

Devastated by the death of their mother, their two brothers and their sister, and with their father imprisoned for murder, Ginny and her little brother Charlie lose the only home they've ever known. Charlie is only eight and has a weak chest. He is taken to the workhouse before Ginny has a chance to save him. Lonely and desperate, Ginny finds work at a pie shop - until the unwanted advances of the baker leave her out on the streets. Then she remembers her father's final words - the housekeeper of Lamp Hill Hall will help her. After catching the eye of the house's mistress, she becomes a lady's maid.

Home Front Girls

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Author: Rosie Goodwin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472101022

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 785

Three girls all turn up for work, the day war is declared... Dotty has never known a life outside of the orphanage where she grew up, let alone love. Lucy is the sole carer of her little sister, now that her brother has gone to war. Annabelle has led a life of privilege but everyone has to pinch the pennies at the moment. Adjusting to life on the shop-floor at Coventry's only department store is hard enough, but then the bombs begin to fall... As the devastating effects of war come to bear on the three women, their bond deepens. One thing's for certain, the girls are going to need each other. Praise for Rosie Goodwin: 'Goodwin excels in writing about relationships, the hardships of life, the ties of family and the joys of love and friendship.' Lancashire Evening Post 'Rosie is a talented storyteller.' Dee Williams

Dilly's Sacrifice

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Author: Rosie Goodwin

Publisher: Corsair

ISBN: 1472117832

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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A desperate act to save her family . . . Dilly is devastated: with her husband unable to work and four children already at home, they cannot afford to feed their new-born baby. Heartbroken, she heads into the night to deliver her baby girl to the Farthing family at the big house. Having just lost their own daughter to measles, the Farthings adopt the baby and offer Dilly a lifeline: a job as a maid. This act of desperation will change the lives of both families irrevocably ? and the onset of WWI even more so. Sons are taken, love is declared, hearts are broken and terrible acts are committed. Through it all, Dilly does everything she can to preserve her family. But when the chance for true love finally comes, will she choose family over her own happiness? A moving and uplifting story of family, loyalty and love, from much-loved author Rosie Goodwin.

The Warmth of Other Suns

The Epic Story of America's Great Migration

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Author: Isabel Wilkerson

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0679763880

Category: Social Science

Page: 622

View: 2153

Presents an epic history that covers the period from the end of World War I through the 1970s, chronicling the decades-long migration of African Americans from the South to the North and West through the stories of three individuals and their families.

The White Darkness

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Author: David Grann

Publisher: Doubleday

ISBN: 0385544588

Category: History

Page: 160

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By the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon, a powerful true story of adventure and obsession in the Antarctic, lavishly illustrated with color photographs Henry Worsley was a devoted husband and father and a decorated British special forces officer who believed in honor and sacrifice. He was also a man obsessed. He spent his life idolizing Ernest Shackleton, the nineteenth-century polar explorer, who tried to become the first person to reach the South Pole, and later sought to cross Antarctica on foot. Shackleton never completed his journeys, but he repeatedly rescued his men from certain death, and emerged as one of the greatest leaders in history. Worsley felt an overpowering connection to those expeditions. He was related to one of Shackleton's men, Frank Worsley, and spent a fortune collecting artifacts from their epic treks across the continent. He modeled his military command on Shackleton's legendary skills and was determined to measure his own powers of endurance against them. He would succeed where Shackleton had failed, in the most brutal landscape in the world. In 2008, Worsley set out across Antarctica with two other descendants of Shackleton's crew, battling the freezing, desolate landscape, life-threatening physical exhaustion, and hidden crevasses. Yet when he returned home he felt compelled to go back. On November 13, 2015, at age 55, Worsley bid farewell to his family and embarked on his most perilous quest: to walk across Antarctica alone. David Grann tells Worsley's remarkable story with the intensity and power that have led him to be called "simply the best narrative nonfiction writer working today." Illustrated with more than fifty stunning photographs from Worsley's and Shackleton's journeys, The White Darkness is both a gorgeous keepsake volume and a spellbinding story of courage, love, and a man pushing himself to the extremes of human capacity.

The Soldier's Daughter

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Author: Rosie Goodwin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780750540278

Category: Families

Page: 514

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For as long as Briony Valentine can remember she has been soft on Eddie, the boy next door. But their chance of romance is stifled when the Luftwaffe begin dropping bombs on the midlands. Eddie is called up to serve, as is Briony's father, tearing her world apart. As the telegrams arrive, all she can do is pray. Despite past disagreements, Briony's affluent grandparents open their doors to the three Valentine children, offering them the safety of Cornwall - far from the bombs and far from the only world they've ever known. Will the Valentine family ever unite, and will Briony ever see Eddie again?

The Diary of a Young Girl

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Author: Anne Frank

Publisher: Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd

ISBN: 9352782399

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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Whispers

A moving saga where the past and present threaten to collide...

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Author: Rosie Goodwin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755383834

Category: Fiction

Page: 347

View: 8665

Sometimes the past really does come back to haunt you... Whispers is a thrilling saga of love, intrigue and history from ebook No.1 bestselling author of No One's Girl, Mothering Sunday and The Little Angel, Rosie Goodwin. Perfect for fans of Lindsey Hutchinson and Dilly Court. The old manor house has stood empty for years, left to rot since the last master of the Fenton family died. Until Jess Beddows steps inside, and feels she has come home. Against her family's wishes, she buys the house, promising to bring it back to life. Upstairs, in an attic room left untouched for a century or more, she finds a journal. It holds the heartbreaking tale of Martha, and of the cruel, entangled lives of the house's servants and masters nearly two hundred years before. As Jess is drawn into their tragedy, the whispers begin. Before long, everything she loves will be threatened by violent emotion and long-kept secrets. Can she survive the echoes from the past? What readers are saying about Whispers: 'This was the best book I have read for a very long time! A really fascinating story and I just didn't want to put it down, nor did I want it to end! Well done Rosie' 'What a fantastic book. A real heart throbber. I was an emotional wreck at the end of this book, it's a really touching novel. Rosie Goodwin is a very talented lady... A brilliant book from a truly gifted writer!'

The Empty Cradle

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Author: Rosie Goodwin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780750539081

Category: England

Page: 560

View: 2087

To the outside world, Charlotte is the privileged daughter of the local vicar. Behind closed doors, however, she is the prisoner of her controlling father. As she grows up, Charlotte longs for freedom, but her captivating innocence leads her into trouble.

A Prince of the Captivity

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Author: John Buchan

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473373719

Category: Fiction

Page: 502

View: 1947

A classic John Buchan story of daring-do and espionage during World War I. This classic works, originally published in 1933, is here being republished together with a new introductory biography of the author.

Forsaken

An unforgettable saga of one woman’s struggle to survive the unthinkable

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Author: Rosie Goodwin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 075538265X

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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To escape her past, a young woman asks for help in the wrong place... Forsaken is a harrowing and compelling saga of triumph over tragedy that will not easily be forgotten, from the bestselling author of No One's Girl, Mothering Sunday and The Little Angel. Perfect for fans of Josephine Cox and Lindsey Hutchinson. Born on a Friday, Sophie Winters has always been a loving and giving child, who'd do anything for her family. Yet her father, Bill, has always seemed to resent her. For her mother's sake, Sophie learns to live with Bill's animosity - until the night he drunkenly forces himself upon her. Left pregnant and ashamed at seventeen, Sophie doesn't know where to turn. So when she meets the charming Ben Lewis and he offers her refuge at his mother's hotel, she accepts. At first it seems that Ben and his mother are quite the good Samaritans. But there is little goodness in the Lewis' hearts. As Sophie realises their dark intentions, a web of danger and deceit wraps itself around her. She knows if she is to survive, she will have to fight for all she's worth... What readers are saying about Forsaken: 'A fantastic novel!... The characters that have been created are lively and rounded... Once you start to read Forsaken you will not be able to put it down. It is a real page turner and each chapter leaves you wanting more. The only disappointing thing about the novel is that it ended.' 'It would normally take me a month to read any book but I could not put this book down. It was a story line that held you completely with the character Sophie, wishing you could help her yourself. The ending of the book was so unexpected and made me cry... well done Rosie, this book was amazing. Well worth reading.'

Mothering Sunday

The most heart-rending saga you'll read this year

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Author: Rosie Goodwin

Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.

ISBN: 178576232X

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 3055

If you love Dilly Court, you'll love Rosie Goodwin. ALL SHE WANTS IS SOMEONE TO CALL HER OWN 1884, Nuneaton. Fourteen-year-old Sunday Small has never lived outside the Nuneaton workhouse. The regime is cruel, and if it weren't for Miss Beau - who comes in every week to teach the children their letters - and her young friend Daisy, Sunday's life wouldn't be worth living. And now she's attracted the unwelcome attention of the workhouse master. With no choice but to leave behind everything she knows, Sunday strikes out on her own to make her fortune and to fulfil her promise to come back for Daisy. And, secretly she dreams of finding the long-lost mother who gave her away. But she's about to discover that, try as she might to escape, the brutal world of the workhouse will not let her go without a fight . . .