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Janet Macleod Trotter



Janet MacLeod Trotter was born in Newcastle and grew up in Durham. She has been editor of the Clan MacLeod magazine, a columnist on the Newcastle Journal and has had numerous short stories published in women's magazines, as well as a novel for teenagers. Her first novel, THE HUNGRY HILLS, gained her a place on the shortlist of The Sunday Times' Young Writers' Award. She lives in Northumberland with her husband and their two young children. Find out more about Janet and her other popular novels at: www.janetmacleodtrotter.com
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The Tea Planter's Lass

Janet Macleod Trotter
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Janet Macleod Trotter

1905, India. Clarissa Belhaven and her younger sister Olive live a charmed life on their father's tea plantation. But when the business begins to fail, their future looks uncertain. Young rival businessman Wesley Robson offers a lifeline: he will help save the plantation in exchange for Clarrie's hand in marriage. But her father refuses and, after his death, the girls are sent to his family in Tyneside, with nothing but the clothes on their backs. Amidst the dire poverty of Newcastle, Clarrie slogs away to provide for her sister, but longs to one day open her own tea room. After years of sacrifice, her dreams are finally within reach. Then Wesley Robson comes back into Clarrie's life, bringing with him a shocking revelation and the power to change her world for ever...

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A Handful of Stars

Janet Macleod Trotter
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Janet Macleod Trotter

It's 1931 and the Depression has brought Tyneside to its knees. Eighteen-year-old Clara Magee is devastated when her father commits suicide, leaving his wife Patience and the family struggling with debts. Facing ruin, the Magees are forced to sell their business to a German couple whom Patience resents, but whose dashing eldest son, Frank, soon becomes the object of Clara's affections. Frank's sudden departure for Germany leaves a disappointed Clara vulnerable to the attentions of old family friend, Vinnie Craven, much to her mother's satisfaction, and Clara eventually agrees to marry him. But she hadn't bargained for Vinnie's violent temper and fascination for Mosley's Fascist party. As darkness gathers in Europe, Clara discovers more evidence of her husband's disturbing political views. But the greatest shock is still to come...

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A Crimson Dawn

Janet Macleod Trotter
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Janet Macleod Trotter

Emmie Kelso, rescued from a dingy Gateshead tenement and raised by the warm-hearted MacRaes, has grown into an intelligent, spirited young woman. She is swept off her feet by handsome Tom Curran, but it is only after their wedding that his violent nature is revealed. As war engulfs Europe in 1914, the community divides. Tom enlists, but Emmie defies her husband and joins those campaigning for peace. Among her fellow protesters is Rab, the MacRae's eldest son, and their childhood devotion to each other sparks into a love too strong to hide. But there's trouble ahead. Rab, arrested as a 'conchie', faces the ultimate penalty, then a brutalised Tom returns home. The war may be drawing to an end, but Emmie's fight for happiness is only just beginning...

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Chasing the Dream

Janet Macleod Trotter
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Janet Macleod Trotter

It's 1920 when life in the small pit village of Craston becomes so unbearable that Millie Mercer's mother Teresa escapes with her daughter to the nearby town of Ashborough. They find work at the dilapidated Station Hotel where Millie meets Dan Nixon, a dangerously charming man who is to change her destiny forever. For Dan is the local hero; a professional footballer who sees his future not in the pit but on the pitch, playing first division football for Newcastle United. Mille can't believe her luck when Dan asks her to marry him. His looks, his passion for the sport and his determination to succeed make the future of his dreams one of happiness and prosperity. But it's not long before Dan's drinking habits and rumours of his womanising threaten to damage both his career and his family. When tragedy strikes and an old, well-kept secret is finally exposed, Millie realises she has spent too long chasing dreams and that true happiness can always be found in reality.