When he was young and foolish; naïve and swaggering with false bravado, the old man frolicked in the good life, and took it for granted…until a cold Christmas Eve when a lovely young woman broke his heart and changed his mind. His soul was frozen, in the absence of hope, as the tragic death of romance brought darkness, with agony and despair. But the trajectory of his life was soon altered, blessed by the light from a star so bright, he was inspired by the vision, and started to write.
He walked with his characters, the brave and bold, remembered by historians, the new and some old. He miraculously survived, four-score in events, with no worries…and a few sad regrets. His life was replete with trials and tribulations known only to those who dream, daring defeat; but find peace in their passion for truth everlasting.
Once called a hero, he perished the thought. The old man knew better souls, those who risked all for true-love and blind justice between the dark-nights of their souls, and their time in the light. They were immortals, seeking knowledge with facts; and their odyssey touched all, as they followed the sun, moon and stars--like the old man was doing when he met Benjamin and Boudica, and four others too; then chronicled their journeys in a corps of discovery: to find spiritual treasure…the most precious of all.
Read Grace Thompson’s delightful Holidays at Home series, now in one volume!
These heartwarming sagas follow the inhabitants of St David’s Wells, a small Welsh seaside town, charting the highs and lows they experience during the Second World War. From engagements to tragic accidents, ice-creams to utter deprivation, this bestselling series from the much-loved author Grace Thompson will enchant and enthral you.
This omnibus edition contains all six books in the series.Holidays at HomeWait Till SummerSwingboats on the SandWaiting for YesterdayDay TrippersUnwise PromisesStreet Parties
As the St Clair family prepare for the wedding of their daughter, Clarice, at the great country house of Montmichel, trouble is brewing. Their younger daughter, Helene, became friends with orphaned Annette during the terrible events of the 1871 siege of Paris. Now they are reunited, with Annette working below stairs for Helene's parents. But Annette is hiding a dangerous secret, which Helene has promised to keep at all costs. Meanwhile, Helene herself has begun to fall in love with a young nobleman from England, whose family has plans which do not include their son choosing a French wife.
Laura Cannock is on the run. Suspected of killing her bullying husband, his family are on a merciless prowl for revenge. Fleeing from her beloved home of Bolton to Manchester, Laura seeks refuge with her coal merchant uncle. But her relief is short-lived as it soon becomes clear that a roof over her head comes with a price – of the type so unbearable she must escape once more.
Destitute and penniless, a stench-ridden housing court in the back streets of the factories is Laura’s only hope of a dwelling – a place where both the filth and the kindness of neighbours overwhelm. Here people stick together through the odds, leading Laura to true friendship, and possibly love. But with the threat of her past still hanging over her, there’s still one battle she must fight – and win – alone...
A gritty and page-turning historical saga set in Northern England in the late 1800s, perfect for fans of Dilly Court and Rosie Goodwin.
Patty Jenkins has come a long way from her poverty-stricken days in Brownlow workhouse.
She now has a coveted position in the kitchens at Freeman's Department store in Liverpool and even the prospect of advancement. For Patty has always enjoyed baking and her flair for it has caught the attention of the store owner who intends to have her create elaborate cakes and pastries to serve at afternoon tea to Freeman's clientele.
But when you're a workhouse girl you can never quite forgive your past and when you've fallen on hard times before, you're always aware how easy it is to lose everything...
August 1940: As the Luftwaffe swarm over Liverpool, Shane Quinn decides to move his family back to the safety of Ireland. But his only child, the beautiful Dana, would rather stay and serve her country than flee to a foreign land.
Determined to make it on her own, she joins the WAAF with newfound pals Patty and Lucy. There’s plenty of excitement to be had on a RAF station, even a chance or two at love...
But the stark reality of war begins to take its toll and the three girls soon discover they need their friendship more than ever. And when shocking news arrives from Ireland, Dana will realise the true importance of family.
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We had our entire future mapped out.
Careers, marriage, kids—in that order.
Then the universe threw a curveball and ended it all.
As I come to terms with everything, I learn I’m carrying his baby. Now I’m living with his roommate, the guy who’s made my life a living hell the past two years. Hunter’s now the one to hold me up when all I want to do is fall.
Knowing my religious parents will never accept the pregnancy out of wedlock, Hunter offers to be my fake husband. While I think he’s gone crazy, it’s the only plan that’ll keep them in my life. So I do whatever it takes to make our relationship believable—kissing, touching, even letting him hold me when we sleep. The lines are so blurred neither of us want to admit we’re no longer pretending.
The guilt of what we’re doing eats me alive as I struggle to deal with my emotions. I push him away, but he pulls me closer, showing me how he’s always felt.
Just as I begin to follow my heart, I learn Hunter’s been keeping secrets.
And I’m left to make the hardest decision of my life…
**This is book 2 in the Hunter & Lennon duet and must be read after Baby Mine. Recommended for ages 18+**
The Christmases most shocking secret has been revealed. What does that mean for Jasper and my relationship? My lover once told me he's a man who has obligations. He was once ready to destroy his foes to be set free from them, but is he prepared to ruin his family’s reputation for the sake of our love?