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November Book of the Month

Ian and Francesca are back...

Read an extract from BECAUSE WE BELONG, our book of the month by Beth Kery.

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A Rose Among Thorns

Rosie Goodwin
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Rosie Goodwin

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 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'

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The Boy from Nowhere

Rosie Goodwin
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Rosie Goodwin
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The Empty Cradle

Rosie Goodwin
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Rosie Goodwin
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The Misfit

Rosie Goodwin
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Rosie Goodwin
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Whispers

Rosie Goodwin
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Rosie Goodwin

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!'

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Whispers

Rosie Goodwin
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Rosie Goodwin

Sometimes the past really does come back to haunt you...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?

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The Ribbon Weaver

Rosie Goodwin
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Rosie Goodwin

A baby rescued from the snow. A wealthy family's tragic secret. A girl determined to make her mark. A heart-warming saga of love, ambition and jealousy. The ebook No.1 bestselling author of No One's Girl, Mothering Sunday and The Little Angel, Rosie Goodwin, weaves her magic yet again in The Ribbon Weaver. Perfect for fans of Dilly Court and Nadine Dorries. 'Tremendously uplifting and life-affirming. A feel-good read that tugs on the heart strings' - Historical Novels ReviewOne winter's night, Molly Ernshaw rescues a newborn baby from the snow and changes two families for ever. The tiny girl grows into a beautiful and gifted young woman. Although devoted to Molly, Amy has far-reaching ambitions - encouraged by her neighbour's son, Toby, she longs to move beyond ribbon-weaving to designing the hats and clothes the ribbons adorn. Her talent is recognised by Samuel Forrester, the influential owner of famous hat factories and shops. But Samuel is a haunted man with secrets in his past that torture him and his family. His son's wife, Eugenie, is deeply troubled, and when Amy's flair leads her to London and then Paris, Eugenie is consumed with jealousy. Amy's dreams seem to be coming true, but as more secrets are revealed and Amy is caught between two worlds, she must choose where her heart truly belongs.What readers are saying about The Ribbon Weaver:'Couldn't put this book down, Rosie Goodwin is a great writer. She brought together so many feelings that we all have. There's joy, heartache, and everyday life in the mid-1800s in this story... Definitely a 5 star rating''This is a great book and another superb story from Rosie Goodwin who is now by far my favourite writer. This is an inspiring story... and as usual there are the twists and turns that keep you turning those pages. The details and accounts of the era are excellent as are the descriptions of the characters and surroundings. Can't wait for my next Rosie Goodwin read!'

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A Band of Steel

Rosie Goodwin
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Rosie Goodwin

When the war forces a Jewish family to flee their home, they must find the strength to survive. A Band of Steel is a moving and compelling wartime saga from Rosie Goodwin, author of Mothering Sunday, The Little Angel and the Kindle No 1. bestselling saga No One's Girl. Perfect for fans of Lindsey Hutchinson and Nadine Dorries.'A heart-throbber of a story from Goodwin that puts many other so-called emotional blockbusters in the shade' - Northern EchoWhen Adina and her family are forced to flee Cologne to escape the vicious menace of Nazi Germany in 1938, leaving their luxurious lifestyle is painful. Harder still is finding herself a refugee in a foreign country. But Adina is a compassionate and determined girl and as they settle into a new life in the Midlands she finds the strength to survive. However, her brother and sister aren't so lucky and their family ties are stretched to breaking point. And then Adina runs the risk of losing her family forever when she is drawn towards the one man she should never fall in love with...What Amazon readers are saying about A Band of Steel: 'I was hooked from the very first page. The personalities of the main characters were very credible and the story flowed very well. It was easy to follow without being predictable and I couldn't wait for the next opportunity to pick up the book. Would thoroughly recommend - buy it now!' 'Fantastic book, couldn't put it down. Gripped by the characters, the story, the setting. I haven't read a book that entertained me so much in a long while and I would highly recommend'

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The Bad Apple

Rosie Goodwin
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Rosie Goodwin
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Moonlight and Ashes

Rosie Goodwin
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Rosie Goodwin

Two evacuees. One caring mother. One World War. Moonlight and Ashes is a heart-breaking wartime saga from Rosie Goodwin, the bestselling author of A Mother's Grace, Mothering Sunday and The Little Angel. This warm and compelling read is sure to stay with you long after you have finished the last page. Perfect for fans of Cathy Sharp and Pam Evans. 'Not only is Goodwin's characterisation and dialogue compelling, but her descriptive writing is a joy' - Nottingham Evening PostDespite being trapped in an abusive marriage, Maggie still feels blessed with her eight-year-old twins, Danny and Lizzie, and baby girl, Lucy. But when the Second World War begins it seems that her blessings may have run out. Although the war lets her escape her husband when he's sent to the front, she must also lose the twins, as they're evacuated to North Wales. Lizzie seems to be in the perfect family, while Danny is left with a man who seems to resent his presence. But appearances can be deceptive, and while Maggie struggles to survive the bombings at home, her children face danger of a different kind.What Amazon readers are saying about Moonlight and Ashes:'Once again Rosie has written another gripping tale with fantastic plots, events and realism. You won't be able to put the book down as you will want to find out what happens to Maggie, her children and the people that surround her life as they deal with the Coventry Blitz in World War 2. Rosie Goodwin is an author you can trust to deliver and every single novel she has produced has given millions of readers' great pleasure''I have just finished this wonderful book and I have to say it's the best book I have read in a very long time. The characters are so believable and life like, I just didn't want to put it down! Well done Rosie!'

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Forsaken

Rosie Goodwin
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Rosie Goodwin

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.'

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Our Little Secret

Rosie Goodwin
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Rosie Goodwin
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The Lost Soul

Rosie Goodwin
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Rosie Goodwin

A powerful story of abuse, neglect...and hope from this well-loved writerWhen a mysterious fire kills her adoptive parents, Madeleine's worst fear comes true - she and her beloved brother Oliver are separated. Worse still, Maddie is blamed for starting the fire and, labelled a difficult child, she is sent to a children's home. Far from idyllic, and buried deep in the countryside, the home well conceals the misery of its young occupants. Subjected to a harsh regime of abuse and degradation, Maddie makes a brave attempt to escape. But her brief weeks of freedom are thwarted when she is caught and taken back to River House.Maddie clings to her determination to one day be reunited with Oli, and it is this which gives her the strength to endure what lies ahead. For she knows she can rely only on herself - there is no one else to keep her safe...

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The Lost Soul

Rosie Goodwin
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Rosie Goodwin
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Crying Shame

Rosie Goodwin
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Rosie Goodwin

Claire Nightingale is haunted by the memory of childhood abuse and the painful choices she was forced to make. Longing to find peace, she knows she must first confront her demons. Moving to Solihull with her adopted daughter Nikki, she tries to make amends with the family she left behind. But Claire is not the only one hurting: Nikki is scarred by her own abusive past, and their relationship, once loving, becomes fraught with tension and resentment. Struggling to come to terms with their pain, it is not long before ghosts from the past bring a new threat that jeopardises the possibility of any future happiness... A heartbreaking tale of abuse, courage and, above all, the redemptive power of love.

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The Sand Dancer

Rosie Goodwin
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Rosie Goodwin
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The Mallen Secret

Rosie Goodwin
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Rosie Goodwin
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Tilly Trotter's Legacy

Rosie Goodwin
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Rosie Goodwin

Rosie Goodwin's heartwarming addition to Catherine Cookson's series.Tilly Trotter seems to have finally found lasting happiness in her engagement to Steve McGrath. But just as everything falls into place for Tilly it seems to be falling apart for her loved ones... Whilst her son, Willy, is refusing to acknowledge the existence of his newborn illegitimate child, her adopted daughter Josefina has slipped into a deep depression after tracking down her real family in America. Tilly is determined that with Steve by her side she can find a way to get her children through their troubles. But she hasn't counted on the malicious ways of her oldest enemy - Steve's mother, Mrs McGrath. A bitter and twisted old woman, she will stop at nothing to destroy Tilly's happiness. And Tilly knows that finding a way for her family to be free to live their lives in peace is going to take all her strength and courage ...

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Dancing Till Midnight

Rosie Goodwin
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Rosie Goodwin
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No One's Girl

Rosie Goodwin
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Rosie Goodwin