Chrissie always believed that Richie loved her and their three daughters and their happy, lively existence. But he had never given her the security of marriage. And then, suddenly, Richie is no longer there, and the one fact she had always tried to keep from her daughters threatens to overwhelm them. For Richie had still been married to his first wife, with a son that he had abandoned in Newcastle. And now, with Richie gone and wills to be sorted out, it is finally time for the two families to face each other ...
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Susie Moran is a success. She has founded and run her own highly profitable company, and now her three daughters are all involved in the business. But can the needs of a family business override the needs of the family itself? In wanting to preserve her business, will Susie lose something much more precious?
THE BEST OF FRIENDS
Gina and Laurence have been the best of friends ever since they were teenagers. They have never been in love - just friends. When her husband leaves Gina and their teenage daughter, she turns for emotional support to Laurence, her dearest friend. And as Laurence gives comfort, so his own marriage and the stability of his children edges towards destruction ?
THE BOOK BOY
At thirty-eight, with a husband, home, family and a part-time job, Alice feel she should be happy. Instead a secret is gnawing away at her - she cannot read. With the help of a strange companion, the book boy, she embarks on a journey to learn.
Aldminster Cathedral faces financial problems and the fate of the choir hangs in the balance.
GIRL FROM THE SOUTH
For the children of sixties swingers life offers infinite opportunities.The men can't commit and the girls can't reconcile independence with motherhood. Bedevilled by indecision, they find that time is slipping away!
MARRYING THE MISTRESS
Guy Stockdale, High Court Judge, had slipped easily into an affair with Merrion Palmer, a barrister half his age. After seven years Guy announced that he was divorcing his wife to marry Merrion. This decision had unseen consequences for his whole family.
THE MEN AND THE GIRLS
Julia Hunter and Kate Bain both have partners considerably older than themselves. They are both supremely happy but when Kate?s partner knocks a fiercely independent spinster from her bicycle a chain of unsettling events is unleashed and fuels the discontent in both girls.
NEXT OF KIN
When Caro Meredith dies, some well-kept secrets emerge which throw her family into disarray. It takes an outsider to help them come to terms with the revelations, but first they have to face up to some painful truths.
OTHER PEOPLE'S CHILDREN
For eight-year-old Rufus life has become complicated. His parents, Josie and Tom, have divorced and are setting off on separate paths. But now, other people have become involved, like his mother's new husband Matthew and his father's new friend Elizabeth. Rufus secretly prefers to be with his father, in his peaceful flat in Bath, where he realises that he doesn't actually hate the idea of a stepmother But where other people's children are concerned, neat solutions seldom occur ...
A PASSIONATE MAN
When Archie Logan?s father brings his charming mistress to stay with his son and wife, their lives are turned upside-down.
THE RECTOR'S WIFE
Anna Bouverie is the Rector's wife. She irons his surplices, delivers the parish newletters, and scrimps to get by on the pittance the Church pays while keeping up appearances for the gossipy villagers. As she watches her children suffer from lack of funds, and her husband withdraws into his work. Anna comes to realize that she's willing to do whatever it takes to save herself...
At twenty-two Ben is moving out, leaving his mother distraught. His father meanwhile is looking forward to reclaiming his wife after years of family life. But as ben, and his siblings' lives get more complicated they retreat to the safety and simplicity of home!
SENSE AND SENSIBILITY
The Dashwood sisters could hardly be more different. Elinor, an architecture student, values discretion above all. Her impulsive sister Marianne dreams of going to art school. When the family are forced out of Norland Park, their beloved home, their values are severely put to the test. Part of ?The Austen Project?, where renowned authors adapt Austen?s novels for the present day.
A SPANISH LOVER
Lizzie and Frances are twins and very close. Lizzie has everything, family and successful career, whereas Frances leads a solitary life. When Frances announces she is going to Spain instead of coming to Lizzie?s for Christmas it seems like a threat to their unity.