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A Blackpool Christmas

A Blackpool Christmas

THE WAR IS OVER, BUT WILL CHRISTMAS BE ENOUGH TO BRING THEM TOGETHER?

The brand new novel by bestselling author Mary Wood, writing as Maggie Mason

‘In the grand tradition of sagas set down by the late and great Catherine Cookson ‘ Jean Fullerton on Blackpool Lass

CHRISTMAS, 1918.

The war may be over, but for newly reunited sisters Babs and Beth, peace has yet to find them. Having been taken from their mother at a young age and then separated themselves for twelve years, their family has encountered enough pain to last a lifetime.

As the festive season approaches, they realise their struggles are far from over, but if they want to look forward to a happy future together they must work to put the past behind them. Will the joys of Christmas be enough to unite their family once more?

The third and final book in the Sandgronians trilogy by Maggie Mason. The perfect read for fans of Mary Wood, Kitty Neale and Nadine Dorries

Readers love the Maggie Mason’s Blackpool sagas . . .

‘5 stars – I wish I could give it more. Wonderful read.’

‘Another must read book’

‘What a brilliant book. I couldn’t put it down!’

‘I was hooked from the first page . . . this author is a must read’

‘A totally absorbing read’
A Cornish Homecoming

A Cornish Homecoming

The perfect treat for fans of Downton Abbey, Poldark and Dilly Court – discover the third novel in a heart-warming new series set in the 1920s in a glamorous hotel on the Cornish Riviera . . .

1930, Liverpool. Reformed con-artist Leah Marshall has long yearned for the thrills of her former life. Now she has the chance to relive it all as an exciting new ‘game’ beckons, but she soon discovers the rules have changed. One slip-up and she could lose everything . . . including her life.

Back home in Cornwall, the Foxes are making their own difficult decisions. An old agreement has turned sour, putting the hotel at risk once more, and the children have grown and are embarking on their own, sometimes perilous, paths. Matriarch Helen Fox knows she must take charge of her own future now, or be left alone while her family and home splinter around her. Should she hold on a little longer, or let go and move on?

But when a new and deadly danger steps through the revolving doors of Fox Bay Hotel, Helen finds it might not be her choice to make after all . . .

Praise for the Fox Bay Saga:

‘A brilliant read’ RoNA award-winning, bestselling novelist Tania Crosse

‘Love, loss and old rivalries are skilfully woven against an atmospheric coastal backdrop holding a promise of new beginnings. A five star page turner from the start’ Kay Brellend, author of A Workhouse Christmas

Terri Nixon has created a captivating backdrop for the Fox Bay Hotel, and the Fox family who run it. I guarantee their story will stay with you long after you have finished reading this beautifully written book’ Lynne Francis, author of A Maid’s Ruin

A moving story of tragedy, deception and one woman’s determination to protect her family. I couldn’t put it down!’ Charlotte Betts, author of The Light Within Us
A Cornish Inheritance

A Cornish Inheritance

The perfect treat for fans of Poldark, Downton Abbey and Dilly Court – discover the first in a heartwarming new series set in the 1920s in a glamorous hotel on the Cornish Riviera . . .

Welcome to Fox Bay Hotel, where family fortunes rise and fall.

1920, Bristol. Helen Fox is happily married to the love of her life: charming, former playboy Harry. With their three children, glamorous lifestyle and extravagant parties, they have the perfect life. But after a tragic motorcycle accident, nothing will ever be the same…

Helen is forced to leave their home and move to the Fox family’s hotel on the Cornish coast – where she discovers her perfect life has been based on a lie.

Now Helen must find a way to build a new life for herself and her children with the help of a vivacious new friend, Leah Marshall.

But when the future of the hotel is threatened, Helen discovers that she hasn’t left her past behind after all, and unless she takes drastic action, she’s going to lose everything all over again…

Set against the dramatic Cornish coastline, this tale of tragedy and triumph will delight fans of Rosie Goodwin and Evie Grace.

Praise for A Cornish Inheritance

‘Love, loss and old rivalries are skilfully woven against an atmospheric coastal backdrop holding a promise of new beginnings. A five star page turner from the start’ Kay Brellend, author of A Workhouse Christmas

Terri Nixon has created a captivating backdrop for the Fox Bay Hotel, and the Fox family who run it. I guarantee their story will stay with you long after you have finished reading this beautifully written book’ Lynne Francis, author of A Maid’s Ruin

A moving story of tragedy, deception and one woman’s determination to protect her family. I couldn’t put it down!’ Charlotte Betts, author of The Light Within Us

‘Sensitively written, an intriguing story expressed with intense feeling. A worthy five stars!’ RNA award-winning, bestselling novelist Tania Crosse
A Cornish Promise

A Cornish Promise

A brilliant read‘ RoNA award-winning, bestselling novelist Tania Crosse

The perfect treat for fans of Poldark, Dilly Court and Downton Abbey – discover the second in a heartwarming new series set in the 1920s in a glamorous hotel on the Cornish Riviera . . .

Welcome to Fox Bay Hotel, where family fortunes rise and fall . . .

1929, Cornwall. Fiona Fox, youngest child of the celebrated Fox family, is a devoted volunteer at the local lifeboat station, giving all her free time and her energy to the selfless crew. But when she seizes a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to do more, she sets in motion a chain of events that sparks danger and intrigue at Fox Bay Hotel.

The stranger she brings into her family home provides an unsettling presence over Christmas, and when visiting ‘Hollywood Royalty’ is drawn into the web, Fiona has to decide how much her promises are worth after all.

But the glamorous visitors have their own secrets, and their own reasons for hiding out at Fox Bay. As those reasons become apparent, Fiona must choose between betraying a close friend, and keeping her word… And lives are at stake whichever way she turns.

Set against the dramatic Cornish coastline, this tale of secrets and strangers will delight fans of Rosie Goodwin and Evie Grace.

Praise for A Cornish Inheritance

‘Love, loss and old rivalries are skilfully woven against an atmospheric coastal backdrop holding a promise of new beginnings. A five star page turner from the start’ Kay Brellend, author of A Workhouse Christmas

Terri Nixon has created a captivating backdrop for the Fox Bay Hotel, and the Fox family who run it. I guarantee their story will stay with you long after you have finished reading this beautifully written book’ Lynne Francis, author of A Maid’s Ruin

A moving story of tragedy, deception and one woman’s determination to protect her family. I couldn’t put it down!’ Charlotte Betts, author of The Light Within Us
A Daughter's Love

A Daughter's Love

Duty
Nell Goodman is a good daughter. Her job in the local brewery is the only thing keeping her and her mother afloat. But with her mother becoming increasingly eccentric and requiring more and more attention, Nell is starting to feel the burden of her responsibilities.

Dreams
When Nell goes to George Wilmot, the brewery’s owner, for help he offers her a job as a live-in servant at Wilmot Grange. And then she begins to grow closer to Devlin, George’s son, and it looks like Nell’s luck is finally changing.

Despair
An unwelcome discovery and a tragedy mean that things suddenly change. Devlin pulls away from Nell, her mother’s behaviour is becoming worse, and there are secrets around every corner. Somehow Nell is at the heart of all the drama and yet she has no idea of the part she is supposed to play . . .
A Distant Harbour

A Distant Harbour

A story of seafaring men and the women who love them, by the author of “The Red Shawl”. Captain David Fernley has made and lost a fortune in the whaling trade, fishing the frozen Arctic wastes from the Yorkshire port of Whitby. Then his erring wife and best friend die in an accident at sea.
A Highland Engagement

A Highland Engagement

After their parents die, Leslie Mackenzie and her two siblings are taken in by their Auntie Peg. Leslie knows that given the poverty and unemployment in and around Leith, she is lucky to have a roof over her head – albeit her aunt’s tenement – and a job to go to. But while Leslie enjoys working as a waitress, she dreams of escaping Leith for pastures new. When Aunt Peg announces her intention of marrying her widower boss, Leslie realises that since their lives are destined to change, she may as well seize the opportunity and look elsewhere for a position. The Hotel Grand Forest couldn’t be more different from the Edinburgh hotel Leslie is used to working in. The luxury spa hotel is in the highlands of Scotland, in the small village of Glenmar, and caters to the whims of its rich, high society guests. Leslie accepts a position at the Grand Forest, little dreaming what fate has in store for her there…For whilst in many ways it is her dream job, strict rules govern the behaviour of all Grand Forest’s employees and staff are forbidden from mixing with guests. But then Leslie meets Christopher Meredith and falls in love…
A Letter From Italy

A Letter From Italy

‘A thoughtful and subtle historical romance with lots of brains and lots of heart.’ Kate Forsyth

1917, Italy. Rebecca Quinn is an unconventional woman.

At the height of World War I, she has given up the safety of her Sydney home for the bloody battlefields of Europe, following her journalist husband to the frontline as a war correspondent in Italy.

Reporting the horrors of the Italian campaign, Rebecca finds herself thrown together with American-born Italian photographer Alessandro Panucci, and soon discovers another battleground every bit as dangerous and unpredictable: the human heart.
A Lonely Heart

A Lonely Heart

‘Vividly rendered’ Historical Novel Society

A fantastic cast of characters’ Goodreads

‘Thoroughly absorbing’ Goodreads
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Growing up in fear of their cruel, drunken father, Olivia Bone and her siblings haven’t had an easy start in life.

But when Livvie’s fiancé Joe is killed at Ypres and he bequeaths her his house in Islington, it seems like the Bone family might finally escape the worst street in north London.

Though their new life is anything but settled, at least Livvie has good friends, and perhaps more than a friend in Lieutenant Lucas Black, her old boss at the Barratt’s Sweet Factory. Although they come from very different worlds, he never treats her as anything less than a lady. As they grow closer, she decides to enlist as a war nurse, hoping to help brave men like him in fighting for their country.

Livvie soon realises that her days as a factory girl were nothing compared to the violent bloodshed of the front line. But she is determined to pull through, and soon finds that amongst the rubble and toil of war, unexpected friendships and new purpose have a way of blossoming. When Lucas reappears, Livvie finds herself falling for him more and more deeply. Yet she knows he has secrets that he’s still unwilling to share.

With the world at war, should Livvie follow her heart, or her head – before it is too late?
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A Lonely Heart is a heartwarming saga about love, duty and desire by the bestselling author of The Street and East End Angel.

Perfect for fans of Rosie Goodwin, Maureen Lee and Nadine Dorries.
A Maid's Ruin

A Maid's Ruin

A sweeping saga of love and betrayal, perfect for fans of Dilly Court and Rosie Goodwin.

Margate, 1786. Dairymaid Molly Goodchild dreams of a better life. Up at the crack of dawn to milk her uncle’s cows, the one comfort of her day is her friendship with apprentice gardener, Charlie.

When dashing naval officer, Nicholas, arrives in town, Molly’s head is turned by his flattering attentions and she casually spurns Charlie – believing this is her chance to escape a life of drudgery. Yet when Molly needs Nicholas most, he lets her down.

With her hopes in tatters, Molly is forced to flee Margate for London, where she finds herself struggling to survive.

What will she risk in her search for a better life? And will she ever find the love she deserves?

‘An impressively researched Cinderella tale of a sweetly ambitious country girl, deserving of a better life than being her aunt’s drudge. I loved this five star book’ Kay Brellend

‘An engaging, thoroughly researched tale of youthful naivety and courage in the face of adversity, full of rich detail and imagination. Highly recommended!’ RoNA award-winning, bestselling novelist Tania Crosse

*Originally published as The Margate Maid*
A Matter Of Mischief

A Matter Of Mischief

It was in the middle of a street fight during the dismal winter of 1775 that Margaret Knox first spotted Islay McInnes, a Highland girl struggling to make a living for herself and her dependants among the Paisley slums. At sixteen, Islay is already the head of her household and Margaret – a charity worker and teacher at the local school – sees it as her Christian duty to ease the unfortunate girl’s plight.

Margaret finds new accommodation for Islay above the shop of her friend Jamie Todd, but soon, as well as dramatically changing Islay’s and Jamie’s life, Margaret’s benevolent spirit brings confrontation into her marriage. Her husband Gavin is a well-respected surgeon, and though they share a deep concern for the health of the community, Margaret does all she can to prevent her beloved husband intervening in God’s work. For Gavin desperately seeks a cure for the pox that threatens not just the poor children of Paisley but also his own…
A Most Determined Woman

A Most Determined Woman

For Sarah Hawke, daughter of an impoverished miner, life offered little beyond the grime of Glasgow in the 1890s and the eternal drudgery of back-breaking work. Until a mysterious stranger entered her life. A stranger who turned out to be her real father – and the owner of a vast and prosperous shipping empire.

Catapulted into a world of luxury, of servants and stately homes, Sarah begins a new and glittering life. As sole heiress to a fortune, she has much to gain – and everything to lose. For she takes over the business, and with it the risks and rivalry, deceit and intrigue – and the prospect of undying love . . .

From Scotland to Paris, from Jamaica to South Africa, Sarah charms – and fights – her way to success against all odds. For she is dealing in a man’s world, where the only way to succeed is to be a most determined woman.

Praise for Emma Blair:

‘An engaging novel and the characters are endearing – a good holiday read’ Historical Novels Review

‘All the tragedy and passion you could hope for . . . Brilliant’ The Bookseller

‘Romantic fiction pure and simple and the best sort – direct, warm and hugely readable. Women’s fiction at an excellent level’ Publishing News

‘Emma Blair explores the complex and difficult nature of human emotions in this passionately written novel’ Edinburgh Evening News

‘Entertaining romantic fiction’ Historical Novels Review

‘[Emma Blair] is well worth recommending’ The Bookseller
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