As the Great War ends Serena Fleming is due an inheritance that could free her from a bullying father. But little does she know how far he will go to prevent her leaving home. Or how desperate he is to limit her and keep his secrets hidden. When she turns thirty, Serena must risk everything to escape his iron rule.
|Narrator||Judy Le Besque|
BEYOND THE SUNSET
In Western Australia, the Blake sisters are together again. For Cassandra, the Swan River Colony is a refuge after her ordeals, and two of her sisters have fallen in love with their new way of life. But the fourth sister, Pandora, decides to make her way back to the Lancashire moors that she misses so badly. The way home, though, will be even harder than the voyage to Australia. And when she reaches Outham, a devious enemy will do anything to prevent her from taking charge of her family's inheritance...
BRIGHT DAY DAWNING
Gwynna has already fallen from grace once, bearing a stillborn child out of wedlock. Determined to have a respectable future, she finds a position for herself as a nursemaid at Hungerton House. But just as she begins to find her feet, the devastating secrets of her past are revealed. Book 3 of 'The Preston Sisters'
CHERRY TREE LANE
Wiltshire, 1910. With her stepfather threatening her with a forced marriage, Mattie Willitt flees home. But at the mercy of the elements, her life is saved by Jacob, a widower who takes her in and nurses her back to health. The pair soon grow close, but when pressure is put upon them to marry, they must face their fears and stand up to those who threaten their future happiness. Book 1 of 'The Wiltshire Girls'
THE CORRIGAN LEGACY
Once successful businesswoman Maeve Corrigan, is dying. Having no children of her own, she determines that she will bequeath her great wealth to one of her nephews or nieces, the offspring of her two estranged brothers. And so she arranges to meet three of them. The legacy however is not what it seems.
ELM TREE ROAD
After being driven from home by their brutal father, the Willett sisters find themselves facing greater heartache in the wider world. Nell, the middle daughter, has left home to be with her lover, Cliff. When tragedy strikes, Nell must build a new life for herself. Will she find happiness, or is she too damaged by her past to let herself love again? Book 2 of 'The Wiltshire Girls'
FAREWELL TO LANCASHIRE
Cassandra Blake and her sisters are the pride of their father, Zachariah. When the American Civil War cuts off supplies of cotton to Lancashire, the mills fall silent, and an old feud tears the family apart. Cassandra is kidnapped and her sisters are forced to sail with a group of desperate cotton lasses to the Swan River Colony in Fremantle. Penniless and alone, Cassandra is determined to find them again - but when she is offered a way, will she be able to pay the painful price?
HEART OF THE TOWN
Dora Preston is desperate to break free from the drudgery of Hedderby and make a life for herself on the stage. Then she meets Gideon - and pursuing her ambitions becomes even harder. Gideon has returned from the fighting in India only to discover that an impostor has stolen his inheritance. But the forces of goodness are rallying and they are determined to prevail, whatever it takes. Book 4 of 'The Preston Sisters'
MARRYING MISS MARTHA
When Captain Merridene dies penniless, his daughters Martha and Penelope take an unusual job offer - as teachers in the distant town of Tapton, working for mill owner Jonas Wright. But soon they realise life in Tapton will be more complicated than they had bargained for. Penelope meets Clem Porter, whose family have been brought to starvation by a rival mill owner. Meanwhile, Martha is drawn - against her better judgement - to Ben Seaton, the father of one of her students. The sisters must face hardships and challenges in their new lives, but will they also find love?
MISTRESS OF MARYMOOR
1759: Deborah Jannvier and her widowed mother live in a tiny cottage at the mercy of her cruel uncle. When a hansome stranger brings a message from a dying relative, offering to leave her everything if she does as he asks, Deborah doesn’t hesitate. A midnight ride takes her to Marymoor House, but can she trust herself to this man? And what will she have to do to secure her future?
Alice has been like a mother to Eva. As Alice lies dying her nephew, handsome Gus Blake, arrives, presenting her with the answer to her prayers. For Alice is determined that Eva should not end up without a husband and children. Book 3 of 'The Kershaw Sisters'
Lizzie Kershaw is an independent spirit; ever since her father's death she has had to be a survivor. She marries a selfish and violent man, and with the help of some suffragettes she escapes to Manchester. Here she finds the strength to make things change, and to find happiness with a man who loves her. Book 1 of 'The Kershaw Sisters'
Little Billy, Polly's son, is the light of her life. But when Billy is knocked down by a car, his father is killed attempting to save his life, and Polly, cast off by her husband's family, is left with a child who may never walk or talk again. Forced to flee to the coast, Polly and Billy find that their future may lie with another damaged family - but danger threatens their fragile happiness . .Book 2 of 'The Kershaw Sisters'
PERSON OF RANK
Eleanor and Beatrice dream of lovematches but the Dowager insists romantic love is for housemaids, not for the Graceover women. Beatrice, despatched to London to look over the current crop of bachelors, is unimpressed by the frivolities of the Season. Disturbed by the languid charm of Lord Serle and appalled by the mercenary attitudes to marriage displayed by Society, Beatrice's country innocence and unconventional behaviour lead her into some alarming situations. Meanwhile, the beautiful and headstrong Eleanor is up to mischief of her own which is guaranteed to earn the disapproval of her grandmother. A desperate struggle in the potting shed at midnight clears the air; not only does love triumph after all, but the Dowager is not displeased.
PRIDE OF LANCASHIRE
Carrie Preston - the oldest of ten, with incompetent parents, struggles to find food for the younger children. But then Eli Beckett offers her a job at the Dragon pub, and Eli's uncle gives his nephew some land to build a music room. Soon the locals of Hedderby are looking forward to their own place of merriment. But not everyone in the town shares this excitement, and some will stop at nothing in the pursuit of selfish gain... Book 1 of 'The Preston Sisters'
REPLENISH THE EARTH
It is 1735. When her mother dies penniless, Sarah Mortonby unexpectedly inherits a run-down estate from the grandfather she never met. Unable to manage the land alone, and desperately needing help, she finds her life changing after meeting estate manager Will Pursley. Can they save the estate together? And will the fondness growing between Will and Sarah turn into love?
STAR OF THE NORTH (X Rated)
Marjorie Preston thinks her dreams are going to come true when she is asked to go to London as assistant to the singer Denby Sinclair. But in London disaster strikes, and she is left alone, so will she ever become a successful star of the stage? Book 2 of 'The Preston Sisters' X rated, contains offensive language and graphic violence.
THE WISHING WELL
When her unfaithful husband dies in a car crash, Laura decides to leave Australia for her native England. Desperate to find a job and a home, a moment of chance at a wishing well leads her to Kit - a man in need of a live-in housekeeper. Kit is convalescing after an accident and still coming to terms with his disability. Both struggling in the face of hardship and heartbreak, Laura and Kit must learn how to find solace and strength in each other.