Christmas is coming, but will the nurses of St Angelus get a chance to enjoy it? Nurse Victoria Baker is heavily pregnant, but as the snow begins to fall, has she made a big mistake about her dates and put the life of her unborn baby at risk? And who is the figure obsessively watching St Angelus from the shadows? Or the mystery woman who turns up one dark evening, begging for a room? In Lovely Lane only one thing is certain. Christmas will be anything but peaceful.
|Publisher||Lamplight Audio; 2019|
THE ANGELS OF LOVELY LANE
It is 1953 and five very different girls arrive at the nurses' home in Lovely Lane, Liverpool, to start their training at St Angelus Hospital. The world in which they now find themselves is complicated and hierarchical, with rules that must be obeyed and woe betide anyone who strays from them. But when an unknown girl is admitted, after a botched late abortion, a tragedy begins to unfold which will rock the world of St Angelus to its foundations.
THE BALLYMARA ROAD
On Christmas morning Kitty Doherty gives birth to her baby - who is immediately taken away for adoption in America. But Kitty's life is hanging by a thread, her only hope a dangerous journey through snow to Ballymara and her Irish family. Meanwhile, in Chicago, Sean and Alice try to set up a new life, far away from the families they have deserted in Liverpool. Book 3 of the trilogy.
THE CHILDREN OF LOVELY LANE
St Angelus runs like a family: the workers take care of their own – a lesson the new assistant matron, Miss Van Gilder, is about to learn the hard way. The nurses of Lovely Lane have a secret which is dividing their close knit group and when Nurse Pammy Tanner once again breaks the rules, her actions threaten them all.
Christmas may be the season of goodwill and festive cheer, but not for the poor of 1950s Liverpool. And for St Angelus Hospital in Lovely Lane, it is frantically busy. There are the old, the dying, the children and the emergencies. The nurses, known locally as the Angels of Lovely Lane, are run off their feet. Dana, Beth, Pammy and Victoria hardly have time to catch their breath, let alone have a Christmas of their own.
THE FOUR STREETS
1950s' Liverpool. In the tight-knit community of the Four Streets, the people laugh, grieve and hope together. But what can they do when a betrayal at the heart of their world comes to light? Book 1 of the trilogy.
HIDE HER NAME
A dreadful murder has been committed and 14-year-old Kitty Doherty is pregnant with the dead man's child. This secret is so dangerous that it is decided Kitty must go to Ireland to await the baby's birth. But in Liverpool, the police aren't giving up their search for the truth. The streets are alive with gossip and rumour, and it isn't easy to keep a secret that big. Book 2 of the trilogy.
Liverpool, 1963. Mary Kate Malone is bitterly unhappy that her father has married again after the death of her mother. She leaves home in Tarabeg on the west coast of Ireland and heads for Liverpool to find her mother's sister. But she finds herself penniless and alone, with no place to stay and no idea how she will survive. Meanwhile, back in Ireland, a long-buried secret is about to come to light which will set an unstoppable chain of events in motion.
SHADOWS IN HEAVEN
In post-war Tarabeg, two women are waiting for ambitious Michael Malone to return home. Rosie, the local schoolteacher and Sarah, whose brutal fisherman father would kill her if he knew, both love Michael, and hope to become his wife. Michael Malone's choice will have fateful consequences for everyone especially, in due course, for his young daughter.