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Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781472283252

Price: £9.99

ON SALE: 24th November 2022

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Sagas

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‘Real sagas with female characters right at the heart’ Woman’s Hour
‘In the world of historical saga writers, there’s a brand new voice’ My Weekly
‘This heartwarming tale celebrates the power of friendship and community’ Woman’s Own

‘I really don’t think any review I write could do it justice, you just really need to read it for yourself . . .
Glenda Young breaks saga stereotypes with her hugely entertaining and incredibly inventive storylines’ The Book Magnet

‘Heart-warming, emotional and simply wonderful . . . If you think family sagas aren’t for you, you’ve never read Glenda Young’s books – pick one up today and you’ll be converted’ 5 * reader review

Glenda’s next gritty and compelling saga, The Sixpenny Orphan, is available now!

If you love Dilly Court and Rosie Goodwin, you’ll LOVE Glenda Young’s ‘amazing novels!’ (ITV’s This Morning presenter Sharon Marshall)
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‘I hope this Christmas is better than last year’s.’

Following a scandalous affair, wayward Emma Devaney is sent in disgrace from her home in Ireland to Ryhope, where she will live with her widowed aunt, Bessie Brogan, and help run her pub. Bessie is kind but firm, and at first Emma rebels against her lack of freedom. Struggling to fit in, she turns to the wrong person for comfort, and becomes pregnant.

Accepting she must embrace her new life for the sake of her baby, Emma pours her energy into making the pub thrive and helping heal the fractured relationship between Bessie and her daughters. She catches the attention of Robert, a gruff but sincere farmer, who means to win her heart.

As December approaches, thankful for the home and acceptance she’s found, Emma is determined to bring not just her family, but the whole Ryhope community, together to celebrate – and to make one very special mother’s Christmas dreams come true.
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What readers are saying about Glenda’s heartwrenching sagas:

Definitely an author not to be missed when it comes to family sagasThe Book Magnet

Writes superb historical fiction that bring the era alive. Her books are unbeatable and unputdownable’ Ginger Book Geek

The perfectly imperfect, human nature of Glenda Young’s characters are what keeps her readership hooked’ Clyde’s Corner

‘Gritty, compelling and full of heart . . an exceptional saga’ Bookish Jottings


‘Better than a Catherine Cookson’ 5* reader review

‘Wonderful read
, full of rich characters, evocative description and a touch of romance‘ 5* reader review

‘Just wanted it to go on forever
and read more about the characters and their lives‘ 5* reader review

Love Glenda’s sagas? Don’t miss her cosy crime mystery series staring Helen Dexter and her trusty greyhound, Suki, starting with Murder at the Seaview Hotel and Curtain Call at the Seaview Hotel, out now!

Reviews

In the world of historical saga writers, there's a brand new voice
My Weekly
I really enjoyed Glenda's novel. It's well researched and well written and I found myself caring about her characters
Rosie Goodwin
Will resonate with saga readers everywhere...a wonderful, uplifting story
Nancy Revell
All the ingredients for a perfect saga and I loved Meg; she's such a strong and believable character. A fantastic debut
Emma Hornby
Glenda has an exceptionally keen eye for domestic detail which brings this local community to vivid, colourful life and Meg is a likeable, loving heroine for whom the reader roots from start to finish
Jenny Holmes
I found it difficult to believe that this was a debut novel, as "brilliant" was the word in my mind when I reached the end. I enjoyed it enormously, being totally absorbed from the first page. I found it extremely well written, and having always loved sagas, one of the best I've read
Margaret Kaine