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Trapped at the Altar

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Read a little of legendary romance author Jane Feather's latest novel, Trapped at the Altar.

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My Sister's Child

Lyn Andrews
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Lyn Andrews

Lyn Andrews' heart-warming and dramatic story of early twentieth-century Liverpool is essential reading for fans of Kate Thompson and Maureen Lee.For the inhabitants of Liverpool's Milton Street a steady income and a roof over their heads are luxuries. The Ryan family have barely grown accustomed to such things when a fire destroys their father Jack's modest coal haulage business, leaving Jack broken and his family facing ruin. They're forced to turn to Conor, Jack's brother from Ireland, a man whose noisy joviality seventeen-year-old Ellen Ryan suspects hides a mean viciousness. She's right, and with her mother sick and her half-sister Annie becoming increasingly feckless, it's down to Ellen to fight Conor's tyranny. But when Annie disappears, leaving her baby on their doorstep, Ellen begins fear for herself and for the life of the innocent child she has learnt to love...

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A Wing and a Prayer

Lyn Andrews
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Lyn Andrews

She's seen enough of selfish and violent men to doubt she'll ever marry - but one man might change her mind... Lyn Andrews' A Wing and a Prayer is a compelling saga of Liverpool life in the early twentieth century for one troubled family. Perfect for fans of Anne Baker, Dilly Court and Annie Murray. For Mary Callaghan marriage has brought heartaches and disappointment. But with it have come joys, the greatest of which are her daughters, Daisy and Nell. Mary longs for them to have the one thing denied to her - a husband who will offer them kindness, security and love.But when Daisy confesses she's pregnant, the future looks grim, for the father's a rough, pleasure-loving man. As Nell watches her sister sink into bitter poverty, and as the world around her grows more uncertain, with war more likely by the day, risking all for love seems to Nell a foolish game... What readers are saying about A Wing and a Prayer: 'Just couldn't put this down, a brilliant story by a wonderful author... her imagination is certainly a gift''Lyn Andrews writes from the heart'

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A Mother's Love

Lyn Andrews
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Lyn Andrews

In a busy Liverpool pub, life is far from easy... Lyn Andrews writes a moving saga in A Mother's Love, a tale of family relationships and ambition in one Liverpool pub. Perfect for fans of Anne Baker, Dilly Court and Maureen Lee.'A Mother's Love is another strongly-written saga that captures and holds the reader's attention from start to finish...an enjoyable, well-rounded novel' - Historical Novels ReviewEve and Eddie Dobson have been running the George pub in Liverpool for over twenty years. Now, though, the Depression is taking hold and, with money in short supply, it's galling for Eve that the barmaid they can barely afford spends the day making eyes at Eddie rather than pulling her weight behind the bar.At least her three daughters have never been a worry to Eve. Lily's dreams of going on the stage haven't led her into trouble, so far. Sarah seems content to slog away as a waitress, while Maggie's gently directing her devoted boyfriend to the altar.But when Eddie's flirtation with the hired help takes an unexpected turn, everything changes, leaving none of Eve's family untouched... and calling on all the strength of a mother's love. What readers are saying about A Mother's Love: 'Excellent writing from a brilliant author - five stars''Love Lyn Andrews' books... would highly recommend... great family story'

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Across a Summer Sea

Lyn Andrews
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Lyn Andrews
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Every Mother's Son

Lyn Andrews
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Lyn Andrews

Two young mothers fight to keep their families safe as the shadow of World War II falls over Liverpool. In the sequel to Friends Forever, Lyn Andrews writes a gripping wartime saga in Every Mother's Son - a tale depicting the power of love and the inner strength of the women of the Liverpool Blitz. Perfect for fans of Anne Baker, Joan Jonker and Kate Thompson.Molly and Bernie have been friends forever. As young girls they left Ireland seeking new beginnings in Liverpool. Now they are marrying their sweethearts and looking forward to enjoying the lives they've worked so hard to build. But as the Liverpool Blitz begins, it seems as if their dreams are about to be destroyed.Night after night, horrific bombing tears the city apart. As wives and mothers, both women know that they could face great tragedy. But they also know that their friendship, and their love for their husbands and sons, will give them the strength to find the happiness they deserve... What readers are saying about Every Mother's Son: 'As with everything that Lyn Andrews writes it's a page turner, I could not put it down... you live the lives of the characters and cannot wait to read the final page, but don't want the novel to end''Andrews' writing on the war is vivid and remarkably realistic and the journey of the two main characters has an emotional truth and authenticity about it which I found very moving... a believable and heartfelt story'

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Far From Home

Lyn Andrews
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Lyn Andrews

When blacksmith's daughter Kitty Doyle catches the eye of her grocer employer it seems her troubles are over - but there are still dramas to come... In Far From Home, Lyn Andrews travels between both Ireland and Liverpool in this engrossing saga of new beginnings, new tragedies and new loves. Perfect for fans of Anne Baker, Annie Murray and Dilly Court.As daughter of the blacksmith in her tiny Irish village, fifteen-year-old Kitty Doyle knows little of the ways of the world, but she has to grow up fast when her widowed father re-marries and she has no choice but to leave the family home.Luckily there's work to be found over the water in 1920s Liverpool and soon Kitty has a job in a grocer's, where she also catches the eye of the owner.With Kitty's input the business is soon thriving - but tragedy lies ahead, and she must endure many trials and tribulations before she can find true happiness... What readers are saying about Far From Home: 'A very good read, enjoyed every page. A typical Lyn Andrews book, riveting to the very end. Thoroughly recommend this book''Another enthralling read from Lyn Andrews, I couldn't put it down from start to finish. You will not be disappointed'

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Love and a Promise

Lyn Andrews
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Lyn Andrews

A promise to the woman who saved her life holds Maddy back from following her heart... Lyn Andrews writes an unforgettable family saga in Love and a Promise, set in both Dublin and Liverpool. Perfect for fans of Anne Baker, Maureen Lee and Katie Flynn. 'A page-turning and beautifully written novel. The loves and tragedies of the Kiernan siblings will keep you hooked until the very end' - Irish WorldMaddy Kiernan knows her situation is desperate. With her parents dead, her brother Thomas is left as guardian to Maddy and her sister Carmel. But Thomas has plans that don't include his sisters and his reckless ambition could put all their futures at risk. Sharp-witted and strong-willed, Maddy knows it is she who must assume responsibility for the fragile young Carmel.When Thomas deserts Ireland for Liverpool, Maddy realises she has little option but to follow. Within days the girls are destitute, their precious savings gone. Even when Maddy finds a position with an elderly widow, Thomas's aspirations threaten their security. And then Maddy is faced with a terrible choice - between love and a promise... What readers are saying about Love and a Promise: '[This book] was excellent from cover to cover. I found myself staying up late at night just to finish it - you just cannot put it down! It has real life drama, romance and a wonderful ending''Once I start a Lyn Andrews book, I cannot stop reading it. I feel as if I have been transported back in time''Love and a Promise is a great and gripping story, I just had to continue until I'd finished the book. It is a great story of rags to riches and the heartbreak in between - just a lovely story'

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When Daylight Comes

Lyn Andrews
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Lyn Andrews
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From this Day Forth

Lyn Andrews
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Lyn Andrews

Two feuding families. A secret friendship. A love doomed to heartbreak? In her gripping saga From This Day Forth, Lyn Andrews writes an engrossing tale of a family feud threatening the happiness of the younger generations. Perfect for fans of Anne Baker, Katie Flynn and Sheila Newberry.Celia and Lizzie are the best of friends. But their families, the Miltons and the Slatterys, are the worst of enemies, divided by religion and by status. So their friendship is a carefully guarded secret, for if Celia's father Charlie ever heard of it he would beat her to within an inch of her life.Then one day the unthinkable happens. Joe Slattery, Lizzie's brother, does a good turn for the Milton family and rescues their youngest from a grievous accident. From that day forth, Celia Milton just can't get Joe out of her mind. And, despite himself, Joe Slattery is increasingly drawn to Celia and to a love that seems doomed to heartbreak - unless they can find a way around the prejudice of generations and the terrifying bigotry of Charlie Milton... What readers are saying about From This Day Forth: 'I thoroughly enjoyed this book and finished it in two days. I have read Lyn Andrews books before and have always found them gripping... This story is one you can really lose yourself in' 'Great story - five stars'

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Liverpool Lamplight

Lyn Andrews
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Lyn Andrews

Georgie Deegan will do anything for money. His sister will do anything for love... When Katie's bully of a brother takes over the family business, tough times lie ahead in Liverpool Lamplight - a powerful saga of the years before the Second World War, from bestselling author Lyn Andrews. Perfect for fans of Anne Baker, Cathy Sharp and Katie Flynn. Since they were kids in the backstreets of Liverpool, brother and sister Georgie and Katie Deegan have fought like cat and dog. Now Katie is at Moorehouse's lemonade factory, whilst Georgie has a good job at the B & A - and when he comes home he puts his feet up. Unlike Katie, who does her turn in their mother Molly's fish and game shop.Yet when their father dies suddenly, Georgie assumes the shop is his - and that his chance has come to rule the Deegan roost. Katie has other ideas, as does her strong-minded mother Molly.But, as World War II draws closer and Georgie's illegal money-making schemes gain momentum, neither Katie nor her mother has any idea what troubles lie in store for the women whose lives the ruthless Georgie Deegan is set to control at any cost... What readers are saying about Liverpool Lamplight: 'Fantastic, gripping story, couldn't put it down''Don't pick this book up to read unless you have nothing else to do because, believe me, you won't put it down until it's finished''One of Lyn Andrews' best'

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Liverpool Songbird

Lyn Andrews
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Lyn Andrews

Is one young woman's beautiful singing voice enough to bring the success that will free her from poverty? Liverpool Songbird is a poignant and moving saga from Lyn Andrews, of a young woman's chance for escape due to her extraordinary talent. Perfect for fans of Anne Baker, Dilly Court and Sheila Newberry.Alice O'Connor's poor family lives in the heart of Liverpool's toughest slum. Her bullying father drinks away what little he earns, whilst Nelly, her careworn mother, works when she can and begs when she can't. Since she was five young Alice has also begged in the streets around the docks but she has managed to hold on to the hope of something better, a stubborn optimism that keeps her head held high even in her lowest moments.For Alice knows she has a gift that allows her to rise above the fate that made her life so bitterly hard. Alice O'Connor can sing like an angel... It's a gift that will take her far, though it is to Liverpool she will always return. But is it enough to bring her the success she needs - and the love and happiness she so desperately craves? What readers are saying about Liverpool Songbird: 'Once I started I could NOT put this book down - from start to finish you can empathise with the main character... one of Lyn Andrews' best books!''One of the best books I've read. Compelling reading when the tears allowed. Several twists from an author of immense talent''Great rags to riches story... written with compassion and understanding'

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A Secret in the Family

Lyn Andrews
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Lyn Andrews

A captivating new novel from the bestselling author of A DAUGHTER'S JOURNEY and DAYS OF HOPE - 'An outstanding storyteller' Woman's WeeklyWhen best friends Dee Campbell and Jean Williams leave school in 1959, it feels like every opportunity awaits them. Their families haven't long moved from a rundown part of the city to leafy Kirkby when Jean's father wins the Irish sweepstake and soon Jean's set up her own hairdressing salon, while both girls have fallen for good-looking lads with prospects. It's hard to imagine being any happier. But Dee's father is about to discover a disturbing truth about her fiancé. With one revelation, the Campbells are torn apart. As Dee flees to Ireland, Jean marries Tony, blissfully unaware that she's not the only pretty girl to catch his eye... Tumultuous years lie ahead. But true friendship lasts a lifetime - and Dee and Jean will learn that the people who love you will always be there when you need them most.

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The Sisters O'Donnell

Lyn Andrews
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Lyn Andrews

New start. New lives. New troubles. 1920s Liverpool is the beautifully portrayed setting for The Sisters O'Donnell - a delightful saga about three young Irish women building new lives for themselves, from bestselling author Lyn Andrews. Perfect for fans of Anne Baker, Dilly Court and Nadine Dorries.Throughout County Tipperary the three sisters were known as the Sisters O'Donnell. They all have red hair, but little else in common. Together they move to Liverpool in the 1920s to make a new life for themselves - although each sister intends to go about it in her own sweet way. Gina wants to be a star of the theatre, Mary-Kate wants to find a husband, and Bridget, shy, gentle Bridget, just wants to escape the Troubles.But when they get to Liverpool they realise that fame and fortune are thin on the ground as, indeed, is work. And their money is running out fast... The sisters have a long way to go before they fulfil their dreams - will the bonds of sisterhood be enough to hold them together? What readers are saying about The Sisters O'Donnell: 'An absolutely brilliant book, really well written, I just couldn't wait to turn the page to see what would happen next!''The best book I have read for ages''This book will tug at your heart strings and prove hard, if not impossible, to put down'

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Angels of Mercy

Lyn Andrews
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Lyn Andrews
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Ellan Vannin

Lyn Andrews
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Lyn Andrews
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Maggie May

Lyn Andrews
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Lyn Andrews

One young woman escapes the shame of her early life on 1880s Merseyside, only to find that fate has dark plans for her future... Lyn Andrews' Maggie May is a powerful and evocative saga set on the streets of Victorian Liverpool. Perfect for fans of Anne Baker, Rosie Goodwin and Katie Flynn.Maggie May, born into the slums of Liverpool in the 1880s, had many difficulties to cope with - a drunken father, the early death of her gentle mother, and the grinding poverty of their lives. But most of all, she had to endure the shame of her name, a name given to her by her father out of sheer spite - the name of the city's most notorious prostitute.Taking care of her younger brother and desperately trying to live down her name, Maggie manages to escape from Liverpool to enjoy an idyllic new life. But fate forces her back again and into the arms of a stranger who is to bring her both heartbreak and the greatest happiness she will ever know. What readers are saying about Maggie May: 'A truly magnificent book''From the very beginning, the characters draw you in... I could not put this book down''Maggie May is a well written novel, it starts very well and holds your interest. As you read further into the book there are unexpected twists'

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Mist Over The Mersey

Lyn Andrews
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Lyn Andrews

Once war strikes, life can never be the same again... A close-knit community is devastated by the outbreak of World War I in heart-breaking saga, Mist over the Mersey - a tale of families, friendship and romance from bestselling author Lyn Andrews. Perfect for fans of Katie Flynn and Maureen Lee.The Chatterton family is far too posh for the Liverpool slums where they've ended up. Nancy Butterworth and Abbie Kerrigan, lifelong residents of the place, tried to befriend Dee Chatterton, but her mother wants her to have nothing to do with such rough children. The Burgess family looks forward to the arrival of their young cousin Sean from Dublin, and Nancy is not the first to lose her heart to the Irish charmer.In 1914 things are to change dramatically, and the families are to find that money and social position mean nothing when the horrors of the First World War invade their lives and take away their sons...Don't miss Lyn Andrews' sequel to the novel, Mersey Blues. What Amazon readers are saying about Mist Over the Mersey: 'This book grabs you from the first word to the last. As soon as I started to read it, I could see all the characters so clearly, as if I were there with them. It only took me two days to read it, as I could not put it down''Lyn Andrews is definitely an author you want to discover time and again. She writes with real clarity, wit and warmth...The characters that Lyn Andrews has written about are people that you feel are truly real'

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Take these Broken Wings

Lyn Andrews
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Lyn Andrews

From the workhouse into the arms of a dangerous man... In Lyn Andrews' Take These Broken Wings, a young woman sets out to rise above her tragic past, but soon finds herself faced with a terrible choice. Perfect for fans of Anne Baker, Lindsey Hutchinson and Sheila Newberry.Since she was six, Hannah Peckham has known how hard the world is. Thrown into the workhouse by the cousin to whom her desperate soldier father entrusted her, she emerges determined to make the most of what life has to offer, however little that might be.But the narrow confines of the workhouse have left Hannah ill-prepared for the hurly-burly of the Liverpool household in which she finds work. Naive and impetuous, when she loses the man she loves she rushes into a violent marriage from which there seems no escape - without terrible consequences... What readers are saying about Take These Broken Wings: 'A fantastic book that had me gripped from the beginning. Lyn Andrews is a wonderful writer... this one is my favourite''The characters spring from the pages full of life''Lovely story showing that dreams can come true'

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Mersey Blues

Lyn Andrews
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Lyn Andrews
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Liverpool Lou

Lyn Andrews
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Lyn Andrews

LIVERPOOL LOU by Lyn Andrews is a warm-hearted, dramatic and nostalgic saga not to be missed by readers of Kate Thompson and Donna Douglas.Babsey has always worked hard to provide for her family; she runs a greengrocers publicly and a money-lending business in private. Babsey makes sure that her family doesn't mix with the rougher people in the neighbourhood - she considers herself a cut above the local community. When her niece Louisa needs a home - her mother is dead, and her father at sea - Babsey does her duty and brings the girl into the household.But Louisa doesn't quite fit in with Babsey's plans. Although life under Aunt Babsey's roof is comfortable, Louisa is acutely aware of the desperate poverty around her. And, as she grows up into a thoughtful young woman, the harsh realities of love and betrayal, war and death, make her determined to find her own way. Louisa will eventually be made famous throughout her city - known for ever as Liverpool Lou. And she might just find love along the way...