Spirited and beautiful Annie Flanaganâ€™s reckless ambition takes her from the Hackney watercress beds to dancing at the Folies-BergĂ¨re in Paris. When she returns she work in an establishment catering to the desires of wealthy gentlemen.
When she disappears, leaving her illegitimate son behind, her friend Hettie Bundy sets out to find her. Hettieâ€™s search leads her from the East End of London, where opium dens and street...
In 1905 a young kitchen maid leaves Fairley Hall. Emma Harte is sixteen, single and pregnant.
By 1968 she is one of the richest women in the world, ruler of a business empire stretching from Yorkshire to the glittering cities of America and the rugged vastness of Australia. But what is the price she has paid?
In 1821 smuggling is rife on the English coast. Lucy doesnâ€™t know who to trust, while those around her suspect she is a spy and treat her accordingly. Her problems increase when two men enter her life: Lieutenant Karl Thorsen, sworn to avenge his fatherâ€™s murder, is determined to hang the violent smugglers. Daniel Tynton has smuggling in his blood. He witnesses a murder, makes a tough decision, and many lives will never be the same.
It is 1866, and Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand goldfields. On arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men, who have met in secret to discuss a series of unsolved crimes. A wealthy man has vanished, a whore has tried to end her life, and an enormous fortune has been discovered in the home of a luckless drunk. Moody is soon drawn into the mystery: a network of fates and fortunes that is as complex and exquisitely patterned as the night...
The Drapers rule the streets of South London. Everyone's afraid of them â€“ and that's just how they like it.
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 Draperâ€™s dirty dealings.
Years later, and the once united family has now split up. Petula returns to the place she once called...
It is 1872 and Hannah has come as a mail order bride to the vicinity of Lone Pine to meet Seth. But when she arrives there is a catastrophic occurrence where she becomes involved in rescue work with another Seth who lives in the community. He is not her Seth but they become increasingly involved with each other as the drama continues.
Ireland, 1835. Faction fighting has left Doon Parish divided between the Bradys and the Donnellans. Caitriona Brady is the widow of John, the Brady champion. Matched with John aged 18, Caitriona didnâ€™t love him and canâ€™t mourn him. Now Johnâ€™s mother is dead, too, and Caitriona is free to marry again.
Michael Warner is handsome, loves her, and he hasnâ€™t allied himself with either faction. But what secret is he keeping? Is he too...
1885. Emancipated slave, Mary Fields, rushes to the Montana wilderness to save her dying friend, Mother Superior Amadeus. Certain that cloister of Ursuline nuns and the Native American girls they have rescued will not survive without assistance, Mary stays on. Courageous and resolute, Mary transforms lives for the better, including her own.