With a Kiss and a Prayer

Author: Ellie Dean

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473539803

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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************** THE FOURTEETH CLIFFEHAVEN NOVEL BY SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR ELLIE DEAN Cliffehaven, May 1944 The tension is rising for Peggy Reilly and the inhabitants of Cliffehaven as the planes continue to roar above the town and there is still no news of the long-awaited Allied invasion into France. There seems to be no end in sight of this war which has scattered her family and brought conflict right to the door of Beach View Boarding House, but Peggy cannot work miracles and the toll of the war is beginning to weigh on her slender shoulders. Meanwhile, Ron Reilly has landed himself in hot water with his sweetheart, Rosie – and this time, his Irish charm will not be enough to get him out of trouble. The war has forever changed the lives of Peggy’s loved ones, but with the promise of an Allied invasion comes the hope that her beloved husband and family will at last be coming home. It will take an enormous amount of spirit to keep that hope alive and bring harmony back to Beach View. FIND LOVE. FIND HOPE. FIND CLIFFEHAVEN. With a Kiss and a Prayer is set almost exclusively in Cliffehaven in the heart of Ellie Dean's world: the Beach View Boarding House.

With a Kiss and a Prayer

Author: Ellie Dean

Publisher: Arrow

ISBN: 9781784758110

Category: FICTION

Page: 480

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************** THE FOURTEETH CLIFFEHAVEN NOVEL BY SUNDAY TIMESBESTSELLING AUTHOR ELLIE DEAN Cliffehaven, May 1944 The tension is rising for Peggy Reilly and the inhabitants of Cliffehaven as the planes continue to roar above the town and there is still no news of the long-awaited Allied invasion into France. There seems to be no end in sight of this war which has scattered her family and brought conflict right to the door of Beach View Boarding House, but Peggy cannot work miracles and the toll of the war is beginning to weigh on her slender shoulders. Meanwhile, Ron Reilly has landed himself in hot water with his sweetheart, Rosie - and this time, his Irish charm will not be enough to get him out of trouble. The war has forever changed the lives of Peggy's loved ones, but with the promise of an Allied invasion comes the hope that her beloved husband and family will at last be coming home. It will take an enormous amount of spirit to keep that hope alive and bring harmony back to Beach View. FIND LOVE. FIND HOPE. FIND CLIFFEHAVEN. With a Kiss and a Prayeris set almost exclusively in Cliffehaven in the heart of Ellie Dean's world- the Beach View Boarding House.

The Waiting Hours

Author: Ellie Dean

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 147353979X

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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Slapton Sands, 1943 War has not been kind to Carol Porter. It took her husband and baby, and with them her heart. At last she’s found some peace, working as a land girl at Coombe Farm. But Carol’s sanctuary, the whole local area in fact, is about to be disrupted. When Pauline Reilly hears Carol’s news she’s worried for her little sister. But as rumours about Slapton Sands reach Cliffehaven, Pauline can’t help be more concerned for her only surviving son. And despite her sister-in-law Peggy’s best efforts, nothing soothes Pauline’s fears. As Carol prepares to face the impending upheaval alone her beloved mother, Dolly, swoops in to Slapton, and packing up Carol’s life presents unexpected opportunities for them both: Carol looks to her future while Dolly confronts a ghost from her past, and they both have a chance to mend their broken hearts.

Sealed With a Loving Kiss

Beach View Boarding House 9

Author: Ellie Dean

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473518814

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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The gripping new Second World War novel from Sunday Times Top Ten bestselling author of While We're Apart. After the death of her parents in a bombing raid, Mary Jones discovers a secret in the pages of father’s diaries. Her search for the truth brings her to Cliffehaven on the south coast. Here, she finds work at the Kodak factory, sifting through the Airgraphs which are being sent from all over the world by the men and women in the armed forces, and by their loved ones. All the while she longs for news of her own sweetheart, fighting in Europe. With the help of Peggy Reilly and her family at Beach View Boarding House Mary starts to build a new life for herself. But events that happened eighteen years before still echo, and should a promise Peggy made then be broken, it will have a devastating affect not only on Mary, but them all...

As the Sun Breaks Through

Author: Ellie Dean

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473539811

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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************** PRE-ORDER NOW: THE FIFTEENTH CLIFFEHAVEN NOVEL BY SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR ELLIE DEAN Cliffehaven, June 1944 As the planes continue to circle over Cliffehaven, Peggy Reilly’s sister Doris must seek refuge after a V-1 blast destroys her home. Rita, Sarah and the other residents at Beach View Boarding House quickly find their peace disturbed and it’s not long before even Peggy loses her patience. But with more bad news to come, will Doris finally be forced to swallow her pride? Meanwhile Peggy’s father-in-law Ron Reilly is delighted when his sweetheart Rosie returns home. Until a heart-breaking confession suggests things may never be the same between them. With loved ones scattered far and wide across the globe, and tensions running high, the end of the war feels somehow further than ever. And yet with the long-awaited Allied invasion in sight, a glimmer of light is starting to break through... A fabulous, heart-warming Second World War novel in Ellie Dean's bestselling Cliffehaven series (previously called the Beach View Boarding House series).

Until You Come Home

Author: Ellie Dean

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473518849

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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‘We’ll just have to carry on in the belief that the end of the war is finally in sight' It is 1944 and Anne Black is making the best of a new life in Somerset, but bringing up her daughters so far from their father, her mother Peggy and their real home of Cliffehaven isn’t easy. The safety of Somerset makes separation bearable, until danger strikes and rocks Anne’s world. Back in Cliffehaven Peggy Reilly is running the Beach View Boarding House with her usual love and warmth. The war is taking its toll however, and Peggy longs to have her scattered family home again. Until then she’ll continue being a mother to all, and maybe even find some time for herself. As the fighter planes leave RAF Cliffe every evening all anyone can hope is that the war, like the night, will soon be over. The heart-warming brand new Second World War novel in the Beach View Boarding House series from Ellie Dean, the Sunday Times Top Ten bestselling author of Sweet Memories of You.

Sweet Memories of You

Beach View Boarding House 10

Author: Ellie Dean

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473518822

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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‘I’m not working on a factory floor or digging for victory, but in my own small way I do what I can for those I love.’ It’s 1943 and Peggy Reilly is at her best when the troubles of war come knocking at the door of Beach View Boarding House – especially when it concerns her younger sister, Doreen. Doreen is divorced from Eddie, but his letters have taken on a more threatening tone of late. When Doreen barely survives a traumatic disaster whilst on leave in London, she returns home to Peggy and Cliffehaven in the hope that the love and comfort she will find there can help her recover. However, Eddie continues to be an unsettling reminder of her past - and Doreen’s life is about to change dramatically.

There'll Be Blue Skies

Cliffehaven 1

Author: Ellie Dean

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446492028

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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THE FIRST CLIFFEHAVEN NOVEL BY SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR ELLIE DEAN When sixteen-year-old Sally is evacuated to the English south coast, she is terrified by what lies ahead of her. All she knows are the sights and sounds of London's East End - but Sally swallows her tears as they leave the familiar landmarks behind, knowing that she has to be a Grown-Up Girl and play mother to her six-year-old brother Ernie. Playing mother is nothing new for Sally - their real mother Florrie, a good-time girl, hasn't even come to the station to wave them off and Ernie, crippled at an early age by polio, is used to depending on his older sister. When they arrive in Cliffehaven, they're taken to live at the Beach View Boarding House where they're welcomed by the open-hearted Reilly family headed up by warm, loving Peggy, and life begins to improve. Sally gets a job in a uniforms factory to help pay her way - and to pay for Ernie's expensive medicines - but then Florrie arrives in Cliffehaven, bringing disaster with her. And Sally is forced to work out where her true loyalties lie ... A fabulous, heart-warming Second World War novel in Ellie Dean's bestselling Cliffehaven series (previously called the Beach View Boarding House series).

Where the Heart Lies

Beach View Boarding House 4

Author: Ellie Dean

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448134889

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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February 1941. Julie Harris is working in London’s East End as a midwife when a bombing raid destroys her family and the house she grew up in. All she has left is her motherless baby nephew William. Determined to uphold her promise to her sister to keep William safe until his father, Bill, returns from the war, she accepts a post as a midwife in Cliffehaven on the south-coast of England. Here they are taken under the wing of the Reilly family at the Beach View boarding house. But all too soon Julie learns that Bill is ‘missing in action’ and William falls dangerously ill. As she begins the long vigil by William’s beside, she fears she will lose the little boy she has grown to love as her own...

Some Lucky Day

Cliffehaven 7

Author: Ellie Dean

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448165261

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

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THE SEVENTH CLIFFEHAVEN NOVEL BY SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR ELLIE DEAN May 1942. War can bring hope as well s heart ache . . . Kitty Pargeter loves the life she’s leading as a talented young pilot, serving her country. But tragedy strikes when she is forced to crash-land and is badly injured. She is taken to a specialist hospital in Cliffehaven, where she must come to terms with the disabling injury that threatens her career. Then comes the shattering news that her beloved brother has been shot down and presumed dead. And she wonders if she’ll able to find the courage and fortitude to carry on. As Kitty slowly recovers – with the help of Peggy Reilly and her family at Beach View boarding house – she is more determined than ever to return to the job she loves, whatever it takes. A fabulous, heart-warming Second World War novel in Ellie Dean's bestselling Cliffehaven series (previously called the Beach View Boarding House series).

Matilda's Last Waltz

Author: Tamara McKinley

Publisher: Quercus

ISBN: 1623655676

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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When tragedy strikes, Jenny craves a fresh start away from the memories of her past. So when she unexpectedly inherits a sheep station in the Australian Outback called Churinga, she welcomes the escape. But Churinga turns out to be a lonely place, where the weather is extreme and the neighbors hostile. As Jenny fights to take control of her new life, she discovers some surprising secrets about the station itself and its enigmatic previous owner--the mysterious Matilda--leading Jenny to wonder if inheriting the station has been a blessing or a curse.

Far From Home

Beach View Boarding House 2

Author: Ellie Dean

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446492036

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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It is 1940 and Staff Nurse Polly Brown has been granted a posting at Cliffehaven Memorial Hospital on the south coast to be near her badly injured husband, Adam. But her decision has meant that she has had to part with their beloved five-year-old daughter, Alice, who is travelling to safety in Canada. Polly's heart is torn in two as she says goodbye to Alice and heads to the Beach View boarding house in Cliffehaven, where she throws herself into her work. But as she confronts the fact that Adam may not survive his injuries, a telegram arrives at Beach View. The boat Alice was on has been torpedoed by a German U-boat...

Keep Smiling Through

Cliffehaven 3

Author: Ellie Dean

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448134870

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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THE THIRD CLIFFEHAVEN NOVEL BY SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR ELLIE DEAN June 1940. Rita Smith swore she would never lose heart . . . Despite losing her mother at a young age and her father away on important war work, seventeen-year-old Rita Smith has plenty of people to turn to in the close-knit community of Cliffhaven. Until Italy sides with Germany and Rita's closest friends and neighbours are interned as enemies of the state. As war rages across Europe, Rita is more determined than ever to do her bit for the war effort. Although she is forced to give up her dream of joining the WAAF, she volunteers as a fire warden. When her own home is destroyed Rita vows she will not lose spirit and throws herself into doing her bit for king and country, longing for the day when she is reunited with those she loves best... A fabulous, heart-warming Second World War novel in Ellie Dean's bestselling Cliffehaven series (previously called the Beach View Boarding House series).

Secrets of the Shipyard Girls

(Shipyard Girls 3)

Author: Nancy Revell

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473536766

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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THE THIRD SHIPYARD GIRLS NOVEL FROM SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR, NANCY REVELL. 'the author is one to watch' Sun 'A riveting read is just what this is in more ways than one.' The Northern Echo 'I enjoyed The Shipyard Girls very much indeed . . . It has all the essentials of a good saga' Lyn Andrews *********** Sunderland, 1941 As the world war continues the shipyard girls face hardships at home, but work and friendship give them strength to carry on. Gloria is smitten with her newly arrived bundle of joy, but baby Hope’s first weeks are bittersweet. Hope's father is missing at sea, and with their future as a family so uncertain, Gloria must lean on her girls for support. Meanwhile, head welder Rosie has turned her back on love to keep her double life secret. But her persistent beau is determined to find out the truth and if he does, it could ruin her. And there is finally a glimmer of hope for Polly and her family when Bel and Joe fall in love. But it isn’t long before a scandalous revelation threatens to pull them all apart. Praise for The Shipyard Girls series: 'I have just finished The Shipyard Girls and enjoyed it very much indeed . . . It has all the essentials of a good saga: well-drawn, believable, sympathetic characters, storylines which keep the reader turning the page and a very authentic background . . . The special bond that develops between the women makes it a very well rounded novel and will I’m sure have readers eagerly awaiting the next book in the series.' Lyn Andrews 'I had read The Shipyard Girls and enjoyed it tremendously, so much so that I bought Nancy’s second book. Strong characters and an absorbing story-line. Can't wait to read her third novel.' Rosie Archer, author of The Gunpowder and Glory Girls 'The Shipyard Girls is just wonderful. Heartfelt, pacy and gutsy, I adore it already and will no doubt be devouring the rest of the series with just as much enthusiasm.' Fiona Ford, author The Spark Girl 'A real insight into how it was for these women in a Sunderland major ship building yard ... The foundation book of a series. Which I shall be reading as each one is written. Loved it.'

Winners and Losers

Author: Catrin Collier

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1681466503

Category: Fiction

Page: 212

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Five years ago the staff of Pickwicks Cafe in Richmond were thrown into turmoil when their cook and part-owner, Scott, had a terrible accident. With help from his friends, his wife Peggy, and the staff at the local hospital, he made an amazing recovery. Now Pickwicks is preparing to host a special Christmas fundraiser for the hospital department that looked after Scott. Pickwicks' waitress Megan has been liaising with the ward's administrator, Nick, as all the staff who helped Scott's recovery are invited are invited. As the problems of organising the fundraiser take up more and more of their busy lives, Megan and Nick contact each other more frequently, and their emails and phone calls start to develop from the practical into the flirty. But can you actually fall for someone you've never met? As the fundraiser draws closer, Megan is beginning to think that she had imagined all the virtual flirting between herself and Nick - he promised to arrange to meet her for real, but he hasn't done so. Now he's bringing someone with him to the fundraiser, and they're just bound to be everything Megan feels she isn't ... Another Cup of Christmas is a festive sequel (of sorts!) to Jenny Kane's fantastic debut romance, Another Cup of Coffee.

While We're Apart

Beach View Boarding House 8

Author: Ellie Dean

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144816527X

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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When war reveals a family secret, it can only bring trouble . . . The compelling new Second World War novel from Sunday Times Top Ten bestselling author of Some Lucky Day. It is 1942 and England is at war. Mary Jones has just celebrated her eighteenth birthday and said goodbye to her childhood sweetheart Jack, when she learns that her house has taken a direct hit during a tip and run raid. With both her parents dead and her home destroyed, a distraught Mary moves in with Jack’s parents. But her father's trunk is still intact amid the ruins, and Mary discovers a shocking secret amongst his diaries. Mary travels to Cliffehaven on the south coast in search of answers. Here she is billeted with Peggy Reilly’s fearsome sister, Doris. When warm-hearted Peggy befriends Mary, she discovers the young woman’s secret. But she begins to regret getting involved, for there can only be trouble ahead...

Undercurrents

Author: Tamara McKinley

Publisher: Quercus

ISBN: 1623655625

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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In 1894 the SS Arcadia sets sail from Liverpool, carrying Eva and Frederick Hamilton--a young married couple determined to make a new start in an exciting new frontier: Australia. But as the ship nears its destination, it goes down in an unexpected storm. Years later, Olivia Hamilton makes the same journey, hoping to learn more about her mysterious origins. As Olivia draws closer to discovering the truth about her past, she realizes that, like Eva Hamilton all those years ago, this could be a journey with unexpected consequences.

Finders and Keepers

Author: Catrin Collier

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1681466260

Category: Fiction

Page: 478

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The first instalment of Catrin Collier's The Tsar's Dragons tells the epic historical saga based on the true story of how John Hughes, a lowborn, illiterate Welshman, founded Russia's iron industry on the steppes of the Ukraine. In 1869 John Hughes travelled to Russia at the invitation of Tsar Alexander II to build an ironworks and instigate the industrialization of Russia. Not everyone welcomes John and the Tsar's plans. Necessity forces Count Nicholas Beletsky to sell John land, although he abhors 'dirty' industry and is furious when son Alexei reveals his ambition to become an engineer. The Jews, who live apart in their shtetl, refuse to believe that John's plans will halt the persecution of their race. The Cossacks in the village of Alexandrovka, soon to be swallowed by John's new town, queue to sell John their land and coal mines that have been worked in the same primitive fashion or centuries. Undeterred, John signs up workers in Wales, but not all leave in search of fortune. Some, like brother and sister Richard and Anna Parry, are running to escape violence. Will they, and John's right-hand man Glyn, find the peace they search for in John's visionary new town?

London Calling

Author: Helen McCarthy,Paul Miller

Publisher: Demos

ISBN: 1841801143

Category: 3G telephony

Page: 79

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Windflowers

Author: Tamara McKinley

Publisher: Quercus

ISBN: 162365565X

Category: Fiction

Page: 381

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Claire's greatest dream is to leave behind the quiet life at the cattle station where she grew up for the bright lights of swinging 1960s Sydney. But just when it seems it might finally become a reality, she's summoned to a family reunion organized by her formidable Great Aunt Aurelia. Annoyed that she must again put her life on hold, Claire begrudgingly agrees, but what she discovers there could challenge everything she thought she knew about the station, her family, and even herself.