Family ties have united the Feeneys through famine and poverty, but can they withstand success? It is 1875 and the Feeneys have left the squalor of York’s slums behind them. Yet all is not well. Patrick remains a man of simple tastes, increasingly out of touch with Thomasin’s ambition to expand her business empire still further across Yorkshire. After losing their son, the Feeneys’ hopes for the family’s future now lie with their grandchildren. There is Rosanne, set to follow a rebel lover down a star-crossed road, and Erin’s daughter Belle, gifted and headstrong but born with a disability. But what happens next will test them all. Erin’s Child is the third book in the Feeney Family Sagas. Packed with humour, life and drama, it is an unputdownable account of one family’s struggle to survive. ‘A fine romance in Sheelagh Kelly’s popular series’ Yorkshire Evening Post
The second in the bestselling Feeney Family sagas. How one treacherous act can turn a brother’s love into murderous rage... Summer, 1867: a sudden change in fortune promises to save the Feeneys from their life of poverty. But what will save the Feeney family from itself? Patrick and Thomasin Feeney and their children, Erin, Richard and Sonny, each have different dreams – and as these dreams grow the old bonds between them begin to break. Husband and wife, father and son, brother and brother are all in conflict. But it is Richard, as dishonest and selfish as he is handsome and charming, whose final betrayal threatens everything... An unputdownable and emotionally moving saga for fans of Annie Murray, Maggie Ford and Anna Jacobs.
The first in the unputdownable and heartbreaking Feeney Family sagas, perfect for readers of Val Wood, Nadine Dorries or Rosie Goodwin One fateful morning in August 1846, Patrick Feeney surveys his ruined potato crop and despairs. With a delicate wife and their unborn child, he has no choice but to leave Ireland and set out for England in search of work. But from the moment Patrick and Mary set foot in Liverpool, they are beset by new trials. After moving to York, they are forced to settle in the nightmarish slums of Walmgate. Yet the very poverty and hopelessness of their surroundings binds the small community together. Only stubborn determination survive tragedy can win them hopes of a better life.... Peopled with rich and colourful characters, A Long Way From Heaven is a fresh, unpredictable saga of passion, struggle and humour. ‘Genuinely perceptive portrayals of human relationships’ Irish Independent
The family can’t escape their past in the unforgettable conclusion of the Feeney sagas Richard Feeney’s family believed him dead. Instead, in 1874, Dickie secretly fled to America, where he prospered for 26 years. But now he’s back. Recriminations are soon forgotten as the family reunites. But the past has a way of catching up with you, and of catching you out. Dickie has left a trail of chaos, and his long-suffering wife and family are burdened by the consequences. When the Yorkshire Insurance Company learn that Dickie has resurfaced, he must face trial and possible imprisonment. Meanwhile, the police reopen their files on an unsolved double murder... From the author of A Long Way from Heaven this is an enthralling read for fans of Anna Jacobs and Kitty Neale. ‘Sheelagh Kelly surely can write’ Sunderland Echo
There’s a high price to pay for happiness... The first in an extraordinary saga trilogy from bestseller Sheelagh Kelly While her brothers and sisters resign themselves to a life of drudgery, Katherine ‘Kit’ Kilmaster yearns for better things. When she is tempted into dangerous situations with young men above her station, the family are scandalized. Kit revels in London Society, until an unexpected consequence of her free-and-easy lifestyle stops her in her tracks. Thrust back into village life, Kit falls prey to malicious gossip. Overwhelmed, she finally heeds her family’s advice and is almost destroyed. But then a chance encounter promises to deliver the husband and children she has always wanted – provided her shameful secret is not revealed... Perfect for fans of Rosie Goodwin, Anne Baker and Elizabeth Gill, this is an unforgettably moving saga of love, tragedy and hope.
A magnificent story of love and war for all who enjoy Catherine Cookson He survived the carnage of war. But it was bitter conflict on the home front that tore his life apart... After a year of fighting in the Boer War, Corporal Russ Hazelwood – missing his wife and tired of long, passionless nights – seeks solace in the arms of an African woman. Only his friend Jack Daw knows of the relationship and the son born of it. Returning to York, he builds a successful career in business and raises six daughters and a son with his wife Rachel. But when his former comrade branches into local politics, rivalry breeds betrayal. Suddenly the past comes back to haunt Russ, shattering bonds between husband and wife, father and son. Then comes the most dreadful war of all. But when it is over, the greatest battle has still to be won...
A soldier’s love of regiment; a nurse’s devotion to humanity... the final instalment of Sheelagh Kelly’s unforgettable Kilmaster trilogy The Great War is at its height, and while Probyn Kilmaster is proud to pass on his expertise to the raw recruits bound for France, he is unprepared for the carnage which he must lead them into. Meanwhile in the Yorkshire pit village of Denaby Main, his wife, Grace, contends with bringing up their children alone. Armistice comes, but so does fresh tragedy, and for the young Kilmasters their father’s well-meaning attempt to keep the family together leads instead to cruelty and oppression... Can they find redemption? Perfect for readers of Rosie Goodwin, Emma Hornby and Lesley Pearse, A Different Kind of Love is an emotional and unputdownable finale to the Kilmaster trilogy.
A captivating tale of love that cannot be denied set in the tumultuous lead-up to the First World War Bright Maguire – poor, beautiful and kind – is the youngest member of a large Irish clan. Nat Prince is the illegitimate son of a prostitute, growing up on poverty-stricken streets. When Bright brings Nat into the bosom of her loving family, things look better for the young man. But Nat will risk anything to make his fortune. Ever the opportunist, his colourful adventures take him across the world, while Bright struggles to survive the suffering he has left behind. Although their love is destined never to die, it seems there is a conspiracy to keep Nat and Bright apart... Rich in atmosphere and full of highly memorable characters, Shoddy Prince is a heart-warming saga of love, ruthlessness and courage, perfect for fans of Anna Jacobs, Rosie Goodwin and Kitty Neale. Praise for Sheelagh Kelly: ‘Genuinely perceptive portrayals of human relationships’ Irish Independent ‘The tough, sparky characters of Catherine Cookson, and the same sharp sense of destiny, place and time’ Reay Tannahill ‘Sheelagh Kelly surely can write’ Sunderland Echo
The warm-hearted and much-loved sequel to Shoddy Prince After twenty-two years’ estrangement, Bright Maguire and Nat Prince are joyously reunited and plan to start a new life in Australia. Their daughter Oriel isn’t thrilled by the return of her long-absent father, but can she put aside her feelings and accompany them? After the horrors of the Great War, Oriel is one of the ‘Bright Young Things’ eager to cast aside restrictions of the bygone era. Her charitable traits act as a magnet for those who would take advantage, propelling her to the brink of tragedy... From the bestselling author of the Feeney sagas, A Complicated Woman will enchant fans of Rosie Goodwin, Maggie Hope and Val Wood. Praise for Sheelagh Kelly: ‘Genuinely perceptive portrayals of human relationships’ Irish Independent ‘The tough, sparky characters of Catherine Cookson, and the same sharp sense of destiny, place and time’ Reay Tannahill ‘Sheelagh Kelly surely can write’ Sunderland Echo
The second volume of bestselling author Sheelagh Kelly’s acclaimed Yorkshire trilogy Probyn Kilmaster wants more out of life than to follow his father down the pit. He has always admired his convention-defying Aunt Kit and, inspired by her, runs away to join the army. On his first foreign posting he meets an older woman who persuades him to have an unofficial wedding ceremony. But the relationship is a disaster and soon Probyn yearns for escape. Narrowly avoiding court martial, he returns to England and makes peace with his family. But when he marries the young, inexperienced Agnes his family is horrified because she is Catholic. But Probyn stands by his decision and finds happiness – until the ‘wife’ from his youth turns up and throws his world into turmoil... Perfect for readers of Rosie Goodwin, Dilly Court and Maggie Hope.
New York Times bestselling author Kathleen E. Woodiwiss debut romance… The Flower Doomed to a life of unending toil, Heather Simmons fears for her innocence—until a shocking, desperate act forces her to flee. . . and to seek refuge in the arms of a virile and dangerous stranger. The Flame A lusty adventurer married to the sea, Captain Brandon Birmingham courts scorn and peril when he abducts the beautiful fugitive from the tumultuous London dockside. But no power on Earth can compel him to relinquish his exquisite prize. For he is determined to make the sapphire-eyed prize. For he is determined to make the sapphire-eyed lovely his woman. . .and to carry her off to far, uncharted realms of sensuous, passionate love.
A Lady's Scorn Wrongly branded a spy, the dark and handsome Viking lord Selig Haardrad suffered greatly in the dungeons of Lady Erika of Gronwood. And as he hung in chains, his magnificent body wracked with pain and fever, one thought sustained him: revenge! A Viking's Vengence Now Destiny's great wheel has turned--and Selig's exquisite, hone-haired tormentor has been delivered into the Norseman's hands. Now it is Selig who is the master, bound and determined to break the proud spirit of his captive "ice queen" and to conquer her with passion's sword -- never dreaming that his own heart will be vanquished by sensuous desire. . .and victorious love.
Author: J. D. Robb
Release Date: 2016-02-02
In this thrilling novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling In Death series, Lieutenant Eve Dallas finds herself in the middle of a conspiracy when she investigates the disappearance of a former U.S. Senator. Just as Dennis Mira is about to confront his cousin Edward about selling the West Village brownstone that belonged to their grandfather, he gets a shock: Edward is in front of him, bruised and bloody...and then everything goes black. When Dennis comes to, Edward is gone. Luckily Dennis’s wife is a top profiler for the NYPSD—and a close colleague of Lieutenant Eve Dallas. Now Eve is determined to uncover the secrets of Edward Mira and learn what enemies he may have made in his long career as a lawyer, judge, and senator. A badge and a billionaire husband can get you access to places others can’t go, and Eve intends to shine some light on the dirty deals and dark motives behind the disappearance of a powerful man, the family discord over a multimillion-dollar piece of real estate...and a new case that no one saw coming. From the Paperback edition.
In this official TV Summer Book Club pick, worldwide bestseller Camilla Lackberg weaves together another brilliant contemporary psychological thriller with the chilling struggle of a young woman facing the darkest chapter of Europe's past...