Bullied herself when she was a child, she continues the tradition with her own children. But one thing they had in common was a mother who despised them and wished them gone. Circumstances bring orpha and peg together, and soon they're as close as family, making their way in the bustle of a booming Birmingham and the smoke-filled Black Country.
The Lost Sisters: A gritty saga about friendships, family and finding a place to call home A Black Country Novel Book 3 #ad - Hortense buchanan wasn't made to be a mother. Orpha surrounded by wealth and riches, Peg dumped on a doorstep as a baby with nothing to her name.
The Orphan Girl: A gritty saga of triumph over adversity A Black Country Novel Book 4Aria #ad - But when the very worst happens to her, she knows scrubbing the scullery floors of Ryder House no longer provide refuge from the sadistic Sebastian Ryder. Tilley green has nothing to her name except a fine figure her worn, patched-up clothes can't disguise, and the voice of an angel. Destined to be a chorus-hall star Tilley must first escape the clutches of her opportunistic and violent manager, a certain Seb Ryder.
. Taken into service, orphan Lily Rae has heard all the stories about what entitled masters think their pretty maid's duties include. Cold and alone, lily makes for the town of Wednesbury, knowing she has only herself to rely on. Beloved author lindsey hutchinson is back with another novel of triumph over adversity set in the heart of a Black Country community.
The Orphan Girl: A gritty saga of triumph over adversity A Black Country Novel Book 4 #ad - Perfect for fans of Josephine Cox and Lyn Andrews. Life has been a long tough struggle for both Lily and for Tilley, but the town of Wednesbury just could be where they can find their own glimmer of happiness.
The Wives' Revenge: A gritty saga of triumph over hardship A Black Country Novel Book 2Aria #ad - Joining a coterie of women who call themselves the Wednesbury Wives, Violet and her friends are determined to win justice for the abused. Their mission is to bring a little light into the hardest lives. Looking around the bleak and pitiless Black Country town of Wednesbury, she realises that there are many other wrongs that she could help to put right.
But will their friendships survive when some of their good deeds are brought into doubt, and some of their methods are called into question? And is justice always worth it, no matter what the price? Even in the hardest lives, some light must shine. Before long the wives find laughter and romance in their close-knit town.
The Wives' Revenge: A gritty saga of triumph over hardship A Black Country Novel Book 2 #ad - Violet clancy can take no more of her brutal stepfather's attentions, so when he meets a tragic end she feels justice has been done.
The Workhouse Children: A heartwarming saga A Black Country Novel Book 1Aria #ad - Cara flowers' mother disappeared when she was too young to realise, and when her grandmother dies she leaves not only an enormous fortune, but also a huge responsibility – she wants Cara to find their estranged family. Tears and tribulations, laughs and heartbreak, from an exciting new talent. Her quest leads her to the doors of the looming Bilston workhouse where children are torn away from their families to toil for others.
And then she discovers a link between the workhouse and her missing mother. Perfect for the fans of Jo Cox and Lyn Andrews. Can cara overcome her past and save these children from their fate? what people are saying about the WORKHOUSE CHILDREN: 'A truly beautiful read, feel good novel' 'I laughed, well done to the author for giving me such enjoyment' 'A very poignant, cried and gasped, such a gripping story line' 'What an amazing story start to finish' .
The Workhouse Children: A heartwarming saga A Black Country Novel Book 1 #ad - Shocked by the appalling conditions, Cara vows to find a way to shut down the building and rescue its residents.
A Handful of SovereignsCanelo Saga #ad - But there might be a way out…when fifteen-year-old Maggie, her sister Liz and young brother Charlie find themselves tragically orphaned they know their young lives can never be the same again. And when liz is taken ill, Maggie has to tend to her, and loses what little work she had. In desperation, she ventures onto the streets, risking her safety and her innocence.
A mysterious stranger appears to offer hope, but does he have only her best interests at heart? Will tragedy strike again or can Maggie save the family from poverty, and find the happiness she truly deserves?Set in London’s Bethnal Green shortly after the Ripper murders, A Handful of Sovereigns is a classic East End family saga, perfect for fans of Jennie Felton, Maggie Ford or Dilly Court.
A Handful of Sovereigns #ad - Three children must fend for themselves in Victorian London.
The Girl on the Doorstep: from the bestselling author of The Workhouse Children A Black Country Novel Book 5Aria #ad - Lindsey hutchinson is a master storyteller, and her Black Country sagas are heart-breaking, uplifting and truly addictive. Needing to make a living of her own, she befriends the canal folk, known as the 'cut-rats' traversing the Black Country waterways with their cargo, and so offers readings to anyone who can pay.
And despite growing ominous signs that her future may be cursed, Rosie can't quite break away from the dream of a happily ever after. As she grows older, rosie realises she has 'second sight' and is able to read people's palms and see into their futures. Pursued by jake harding, a romany bandolier who wants her for his wife, Rosie instead finds herself falling in love with a married man.
The Girl on the Doorstep: from the bestselling author of The Workhouse Children A Black Country Novel Book 5 #ad - Left an orphan, five-year-old Rosie Harris is found and raised by Maria, a Romany gypsy. Life on the road is hard, but the little girl soon feels one of the tribe with the travellers.
Luck Be A Lady: A heartwarming family sagaCanelo Saga #ad - Then rebecca is rescued by Jimmy Jackson, an East End bookie with deep brown eyes and rugged good looks. And when rebecca is attacked while out shopping, it seems that fate is far from finished with her. Her peaceful childhood in Kent is devastated when her parents and younger brothers are taken by smallpox.
Luck, it seems, has been anything but a lady. But richard’s bedridden sister is in need of constant attention, and when Rebecca moves into Richard’s house in London’s East End, Richard moves out. From riches to rags – but there’s wealth in love… Rebecca Bradford has had more to cope with in her nineteen short years than most people face in a lifetime.
Luck Be A Lady: A heartwarming family saga #ad - . When her cousin richard offers to take her in, it seems an offer too tempting to refuse. And as she gets to know him, she realises she has found that rarest of men: one who is as kind as he is attractive… For readers of Katie Flynn, and Rosie Goodwin, Annie Groves, Luck Be A Lady is a heartwarming East End saga.
Bow Belles: A compelling and emotional saga of family, romance and secretsCanelo Saga #ad - A young girl’s search for her mother brings danger – and romance Young Kate Browning was beginning to find the strain almost too hard to bear. Harbouring unnatural desires for his beautiful half-sister, he will never allow the irishman to take her away – but Kate has inherited her mother’s spirit as well as her looks, sure to enthral readers of Dilly Court, and vows to forge her own way: discovering what became of Florrie, and giving herself a deserved chance of love… Bow Belles is an unputdownable saga from a master of the genre, Sally Warboyes, and Katie Flynn.
With her mother florrie missing, and her spineless father no use at all, it fell to Kate to look after the family. But life in east london at the end of the nineteenth century had never been easy, and with her cruel half-brother Alex becoming more and more difficult, she despaired of ever seeing her beloved mother again.
Bow Belles: A compelling and emotional saga of family, romance and secrets #ad - But the dark shadow of alex hangs over her still, and when he learns of her new friendship, his cruelty slides into madness. Her fortunes change when one day, she meets a friendly face in the form of John Kelly, searching for Florrie around the docks, a cheery Irishman who rescues her from a tricky situation.
Together with his grandparents, John reminds her how good life can be – and she soon dreams of happiness with him.
Fur Coat, No Knickers: A gripping wartime sagaCanelo Saga #ad - The good-looking nobby clark is keen to do more than just look out for his best friend’s fiancée. A must read. Reader review'the late Anna King can hold a candle to Catherine Cookson. A family torn apart by tragedyat the top of lester road in London’s East End stands ‘Paddy’s Castle’, the three-storey, red-bricked Georgian house that is home to Grace Donnelly and her family.
Life may be hard in the late 1930s, but it is nothing compared with what is about to follow. And as the sirens signal blitz after blitz of bombers, the family can only hide in the cellar and hope they will survive. But grace has more than just the Germans to worry about. A city torn apart by war. Her characters are flawlessly portrayed.
Fur Coat, No Knickers: A gripping wartime saga #ad - Reader review. Grace’s beloved fiancé Stanley decides to enlist in the fight against Nazi Germany. And scheming barmaid beryl lovesett is determined to worm her way into the family home, seducing Grace’s uncle with her fur coat, No Knickers is a perfect read for fans of Carol Rivers, no knickers…A classic World War Two saga, Sally Warboyes, Fur Coat, and Annie Murray.
Praise for fur coat, No Knickers'A gripping wartime novel, with strong female characters.
The RagamuffinsCanelo Saga #ad - Afraid of facing the world alone, she decided to marry him: a decision with consequences she is only just beginning to understand. And when her attraction to a man her own age intensifies, will she follow her heart, or be faithful in her duty?The Ragamuffins is packed with unforgettable characters and will delight readers of Annie Murray, Catherine Cookson and Rosie Goodwin.
. When her parents died in a house fire, her father’s best friend, it was Arthur, who took her in. Agnes handly cannot hide her hatred for Arthur’s young wife Ellen – a loathing fuelled by the feelings she has long held for the baker. Ellen meanwhile, is starting to have doubts about her relationship with Arthur.
The Ragamuffins #ad - Romance and rivalry in london’s east EndBusiness may be healthy for Arthur Milton’s Hackney bakery, but the atmosphere behind the counter is tense.
Ruby ChadwickCanelo Saga #ad - Yet before long ruby must once more choose whether to defy her family and make her own choices – whatever the cost…An absorbing and atmospheric London saga, Ruby Chadwick is a must-read for fans of Jean Fullerton, Lindsey Hutchinson and Rosie Goodwin. She spends hours playing happily with her two brothers outside their father’s pub.
But ruby’s world is turned upside down when a moment of disobedience results in a tragic accident, and she must learn to come to terms with the consequences. When the chadwick family’s circumstances unexpectedly change they relocate to salubrious surroundings in respectable Brixton. As ruby comes of age, she dreams of a future that allows her independence and a chance to find love, though her stern father has other ideas.
Ruby Chadwick #ad - Her fortunes change when she accepts a job as companion to a cantankerous old lady and crosses paths with a charming Irishman named Michael. Will true love overcome family loyalty?Ruby Chadwick has only ever known life in London’s hardscrabble East End.