Story goes back to rural China in 1926, where a group of women forge a sisterhood amidst the reeling machines that reverberate and clamour in a vast silk factory from dawn til dusk. Leading the first strike the village has seen the...
- Author:TSUKIYAMA, GailSummary:
- Author:WOODS, JanetSummary:
The death of Charlie Parker in a car accident exposes a web of deceit and changes the lives of three women. Lauren discovers that her marriage was not what it seemed.
- Author:MOSES, KateSummary:
A fictional account of the last months of Sylvia Plath's life, the story of a woman forging a new life for herself after her marriage has foundered.
- Author:HARRIS, RosieSummary:
Crippled by polio, young Winnie Molly has little to look forward to in life. Her father, Trevor, adores her but she is neglected by her feckless mother, Grace. When war comes, Trevor is called up. He fears for Winnie, yet Sandy, who...
- Author:MCKINLEY, TamaraSummary:
Claire can't wait to escape the harshness of ranching life for college and a career in the big city. And Sydney in the 1960's seems much more exciting than Warratah Cattle Station.
- Author:PILCHER, RosamundeSummary:
Set predominantly in the Highlands of Scotland and their majestic scenery, this is a colourful and evocative romance which follows two people's search for fulfilment as they try to find the key to future happiness in their memories...
- Author:SHAW, RebeccaSummary:
The rector of Turnham Malpas, Peter, his wife Caroline and their twin girls move to Africa for a year to run a mission. Facing life without their rector is difficult for the inhabitants of the village but the Women's Institute...
- Author:BRADFORD, Barbara TaylorSummary:
Valentine (Val) Denning is a young American photojournalist on the frontlines in Pec, Kosovo, where she and her two colleagues Tony and Jake are covering the war. Dealing with the horrors of war and how they can devastate families,...
- Author:ANDREWS, Virginia C.Summary:
Prologue to the Casteel-Tatterton saga. Annie and her husband return to Farthinggale Manor to lay the ghosts of the past to rest. She discovers her grandmother's diary, "Leigh's book", and therein finds the source of...
- Author:TODD, PenelopeSummary:
Eighteen-year-old city girl, Zillah, abandons her safe summer holiday plans and takes the train to the wild West Coast in response to a mysterious letter. Her destination is an empty shack on a dangerous tidal river where she meets the...
- Author:SHAW, PatriciaSummary:
The Hamilton and Oatley families are the owners of massive cattle stations in the Northern Territory. As the annual rains approach, the outback families prepare to leave for coastal Darwin.
- Author:COOK, RobinSummary:
Marissa Blumenthal has it all - a superb professional reputation, a perfect marriage, a pediatrics practice, but she lacks the child she desperately desires. She meets old friend Wendy and together they are drawn into the baby-making...
- Author:PICOULT, JodiSummary:
Delia Hopkins has led a charmed life. Raised in rural New Hampshire by her widowed father Andrew, she now has a young daughter, a handsome fiance, and her own Search and Rescue bloodhound which she uses to find missing persons. But as...
- Author:LLEWELLYN, RichardSummary:
Sequel to "How green was my valley". Huw seeks his fortune in Patagonia, South America, a harsh land, and encounters wealthy ranchers, adventure and Indians.
- Author:PHINN, GervaseSummary:
Life for the Inspector of English is always hectic. Some of the events, like the nativity plays at Christmas or 'little jobs' for Dr Gore, come round the annual calendar like clockwork; others are totally unexpected and can...
- Author:PILCHER, RosamundeSummary:
Identical twin girls, who were separated at birth meet by chance as adults. Rose belongs to the "jet set" and Flora lives in rural tranquility. They swap places, freeing Rose from a boring marriage, while Flora moves into a...
- Author:BANKS, Lynne ReidSummary:
Jane Graham, unmarried mother, tells of trying to bring up her son, David, as normally as possible, but with the tension created for her by knowing that his father may try to claim him.
- Author:D'ALPUGET, BlancheSummary:
Judith Wilkes goes to Malaysia to report on an international refugee crisis. It is a mixed homecoming for her as 10 years before Malaysia had given her her first major success and also personal disaster.
- Author:Bates, H. E. (Herbert Ernest)Summary:
A young army deserter is hidden, befriended and loved by a woman farmer whose husband is a prisoner of war of the Japanese.
- Author:FENTON, KateSummary:
Once upon a time, Miss Theodora Dunstan proposed marriage. More specifically, she proposed that the MP for Tadstone West would do the decent thing by herself. Readers of the tabloid press may recall what happend next. Teddy prefers...