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MAGNA (Hardcover)
February
THE SHOP GIRLS OF CHAPEL STREET Jenny Holmes
Orphaned young, Violet Wheeler has been brought up by her aunt – but when Winnie dies, she feels she’s lost everything. At the Jubilee drapers, amongst the spools of ribbon, skeins of silk and latest thirties fashions, Violet finds a refuge. She’s offered a chance to get back on her feet, and with that an unexpected chance to discover love. It’s only when a forgotten piece of jewellery with a mysterious note surfaces that Violet is thrown back in to the past again, and starts to wonder what secrets there might be in her family’s history. Can her new friends steer Violet towards a happy ending against all the odds?
l Family Saga – 390pp – February – ISBN 978 0 7505 4377 4
KICKING OVER THE TRACES Elizabeth Jackson
Westmorland – winter, 1922. After her mother dies unexpectedly, Florence Grainger is abandoned by her stepfather at an isolated farm owned by the Dalbys. He leaves her with nothing but an old red coat belonging to her late mother . . . and her tenacious gypsy spirit. It is far too dangerous for a young woman to travel the roads alone and Florence stays on the farm, until an incident with the owner forces her to leave. Florence escapes to the North Yorkshire moors where she meets gypsy horse dealer, Ambrose Wilson and the charming Garrett Ferrensby. Both men have the potential to change her life forever.
l Historical Romance – 312pp – February – ISBN 978 0 7505 4323 1
THE GIRL BY THE RIVER Sheila Jeffries
Moments after she is born, Tessa Barcussy is branded as ‘trouble’. The day she is born, her father Freddie encounters a Romany Gypsy who makes a chilling prediction about Tessa’s destiny. Freddie finds it so disturbing that he writes it down and hides it in a sealed envelope – never to be opened, he hopes. Yet the gypsy’s words haunt him as he bonds with his new baby daughter. Hyper-sensitive and rebellious, Tessa grows up a misfit, difficult to handle and disruptive. Will the words of the Romany Gypsy come true? Or will they empower Tessa to finally become the person she was born to be?
l Family Saga – 372pp – February – ISBN 978 0 7505 4375 0
STEPS TO THE GALLOWS Edward Marston
”The past is brought to life with brilliant colours, combined with a perfect whodunit.“
The Guardian
1816. Leonidas Paige, notorious for satirical cartoons and newspapers fears for his safety and hires a bodyguard to protect him from his countless enemies. But the bodyguard is attacked and Paige is found dead. Identical twins Peter and Paul Skillen try to find the killers before their jealous rivals the Bow Street Runners arrive. As the brothers investigate, a group of influential political figures emerges, each with a strong motive to kill Paige. With time running out, the twins have to confront the killers then identify the man who hired them.
l Mystery – 390pp – February – ISBN 978 0 7505 4365 1
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