A Daughter's Shame

A Daughter's Shame

Audrey Reimann

Audrey Reimann

'You'll have to sit with the orphans,' she said. 'On the bottom table.'Lily pulled her coat tight. 'I'm not an orphan. I have a Mam.''But you haven't got a dad. Never did have one.' Growing up in Macclesfield, a town whose cotton and silk industries were hit hard by the war, poor Lily Stanway never got to know her father. Neither can she understand the tensions and ties between her mother and the members of two Macclesfield families, the Hammonds and the Chancellors. But when she falls for a man she shouldn't and finds herself in trouble, many family secrets start to unravel...
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Mill Town Girl

Mill Town Girl

Audrey Reimann

Audrey Reimann

Can she give her baby a better life?After the tragic death of her parents, Caroline Shrigley is left with the responsibility of bringing up her younger sister, Jane, as well as running the family business at the Temperance Hotel. Carrie is beginning to think her care-free days are gone forever when Patrick Kennedy, a wild, handsome and passionate Irishman, turns her world upside down. The life she's dreamed of is finally within reach – until a devastating betrayal changes everything. Left with a newborn baby to care for, Carrie has some difficult choices to make. What must she sacrifice to protect her baby?
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Wise Child

Wise Child

Audrey Reimann

Audrey Reimann

Everyone knows me as Isobel now. I have not used the name I was born with for years, yet within half an hour of arriving in Macclesfield I passed my old enemy in the street and heard her say to the woman on her arm, 'My God! Lily Stanway! What's she come back for?"Silk mills and secrets. All of Lily's young life has been dominated by undercurrents among her elders that she could sense but not understand. The ties that bind the Stanways, Hammonds and Chancellors are never discussed, yet the younger generation are deeply aware of them. And when they grow up and fall for the very people they must not, cannot marry, it looks as if the delicate facade of inheritance, blood and property will collapse and draw the three families to ruin with it.
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Flora's War

Flora's War

Audrey Reimann

Audrey Reimann

Dare she risk her reputation?When the orphaned Flora MacDonald escapes from a harsh reform school she falls - literally - into the arms of Andrew Stewart, a handsome sailor on shore leave. But their blossoming love is interrupted by the outbreak of the Second World War.With Andrew away fighting, Flora finds herself in an impossible situation: alone and pregnant. Out of desperation, she travels to Andrew's country estate, but she doesn't know how kindly his well-to-do family will welcome her in. Will she find a home where she can raise a child?
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The Runaway

The Runaway

Audrey Reimann

Audrey Reimann

Will he ever find what he's looking for?Oliver Wainwright is still a boy when he first sets eyes on the fair, delicate Florence – the aristocratic granddaughter of Sir Philip Oldfield. And, determined never to be a servant or follow in his father's footsteps as a quarry worker on the Oldfield estate, he runs away to Middlefield, that very day.Slowly but surely, he sets about becoming a man of property and a cotton industry king. He works single-mindedly to achieve his ambition – until he meets Rosie, a married mill hand who distracts him with her dark, warm beauty. Has Oliver finally found what he really wanted all along?Set against a background of the Lancashire/Cheshire cotton industry, The Runaway is a magnificent saga of a young man's rise to power, his passion and poverty, feuds and triumphs and the two very different women who shape his life.
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The Weeping Tree

The Weeping Tree

Audrey Reimann

Audrey Reimann

When Flora MacDonald jumps from the balcony of an Edinburgh reform school she falls, literally into the arms of Andrew Stewart, a sailor on leave at the outbreak of WW2.They fall in love but the tides of war separate them and Flora, in desperate trouble, travels to Andrew's home on the Ingersley estate. There she meets the autocratic mistress of the estate who offers help and shelter. In a world that surrounds them with danger Flora and Andrew have only their faith in one another to help them but someone is intent on keeping them apart. They have a long, hard path to follow before the vows they made under a weeping tree can be fulfilled.
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