But when tempers flare and a family feud spirals out of control, tragedy strikes, leaving eldest son Danny in charge.But he has shocking plans for the family business and Petula, the baby of the family, becomes the scapegoat for the Draper’s dirty dealings.Years later, and the once united family has now split up. Petula returns to the place she once called home to face her family as well as her demons, unleashing a terrible secret that could destroy them once and for all.
When Penny turns sixteen and tragedy strikes, Lorna s cousin Maureen, a feisty ex-stripper from London, strides into her life. Penny determines to make her own way in the world and, with Maureen, throws herself into a thrilling new life on the grimy streets of Soho. She makes new friends, but can t avoid crossing the paths of some very dangerous men.In this seedy world of dancing girls and gangsters Penny must grow up quickly, she must be brave, and she s forced to face the truth about some very dark secrets from her past.
A Mother’s Sacrifice
Glenda Jenkins has been beaten by her husband Harry one too many times – and this time he’s put her in a hospital bed. Battered and bruised, Glenda slowly makes her recovery. But she fears what awaits her back at home.When Glenda meets kind hospital porter Frank, he offers her a lifeline she can’t refuse. The pair decide to run away together, escaping the terror of Harry. But, fearing for her life, Glenda has to make the biggest sacrifice of all and leave her baby, Johnnie, behind.
A Father's Revenge
A mother must fight to protect all she holds dear.A bad man can never come good.Thirteen years have passed since Kevin Dolby was sent to prison for robbery with violence.In the meantime, his ex wife Pearl Button has divorced him and remarried, determined to protect her son from knowing who his real father is.Then she hears two pieces of terrifying news Kevin Dolby is up for parole and that her dear friend Bessie is gravely ill.Bessie has taken on Nora Dobbs, a young woman and she asks Pearl to take over her care when dies.
A Daughter's Disgrace
A heartrending story of family shame from Sunday Times bestseller, Kitty Neale. A gritty London tale, perfect for fans of Katie Flynn, Nadine Dorries and Maureen Lee.1950s Battersea is no place for a shamed woman.Alison is the ugly duckling of her family and has always been treated with disdain by her mother. After years of being bullied, she is drawn to the one man who shows her affection. But when he brutally rapes her, leaving her pregnant, she is cast out.
A Family Scandal
A gritty and emotional family drama, from the Sunday Times bestseller. Perfect for fans of Nadine Dorries and Katie Flynn.You can never leave a bad man behind.Mavis Pugh has had a hard life. Despised and abused throughout her teenage years, she turned to the first man who showed her kindness. But her new husband, Alec, quickly revealed himself to be a violent bully.When Mavis escapes from Alec, she thinks the worst is behind her. Moving to a large family house with her two children is more than she ever dreamed of, and when handsome sign-writer Tommy takes an interest in her, she can't believe her luck.
A Broken Family
A gritty tale of family and a love that holds no bounds, from the best-selling author of Nobody s Girl and A Father s Revenge.Celia Frost has always thought herself a cut above the other residents of Lark Rise in Battersea. When her beloved son, Thomas, starts seeing Amy Miller, a girl from the bottom of the Rise, Celia disapproves, thinking her common.When Celia's husband leaves her and Thomas announces he is to marry Amy, she is more determined than ever to split them up.Celia needs an ally, so she writes to her elder son, Jeremy, asking him to come home.
You can't choose your family...When Sally and her family have to move back to Candle Lane to look after her grandmother, the cracks in their family soon begin to show.
Abandoned on the cold stone steps of an orphanage, only a few hours old and clutching the object which was to give her name, Pearl Button had a hard start to life.Now 16 years old, she's finally managed to escape the cruel confines of the orphanage.
Sins of the Father
Left to raise eight siblings after her mother's death, 17-year-old Emma Chambers faces a daily battle with hunger and her father's drunken rages.Until she is offered a way out.
Lost & Found
Taunted by everyone around her, including her mother Lily, 15-year-old Mavis Jackson is devastated when her only ally, her father Ron, leaves home to beat his gambling addiction.
ALONE...Jennifer Lavender was a lonely child. She always felt like second best and desperately craved her parents love.ADOPTED...When Jenny learns she was adopted everything falls into place.
After losing everything in the Blitz, Hilda Stone and her 14-year-old daughter Ellen are desperate for a miracle. But their world is shattered when a telegram informs them that Doug.