TANIA CROSSE SERIES:

The Street of Broken Dreams

The Street of Broken Dreams

Tania Crosse

Historical / Historical Fiction / Fiction

A poignant story which will tear at your heart strings. Perfect for the fans of Elaine Everest and Daisy Styles. Summer 1945. The nation rejoices as the Second World War comes to an end but Banbury Street matriarch, Eva Parker, foresees trouble ahead. Whilst her daughter, Mildred, awaits the return of her fiancé from overseas duty, doubts begin to seep into her mind about how little she knows of the man she has promised to marry. Or are her affections being drawn elsewhere? Meanwhile, new neighbour, dancer Cissie Cresswell, hides a terrible secret. The end of the conflict will bring her no release from the horrific night that destroyed her life. Can she ever find her way back? Under Eva's stalwart care, can the two young women unite to face the doubt and uncertainty of the future?
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Lily's Journey

Lily's Journey

Tania Crosse

Historical / Historical Fiction / Fiction

A captivating tale of young love set in the haunting Dartmoor countryside in the years after the Second World War.When fifteen-year-old Lily Hayes loses her mother, she is forced to leave the bright lights of London to live with her estranged father in the wilds of Dartmoor. The dour Sidney Latham can be sullen and he has a temper on him, but Lily is determined to make the best of things. As Sidney's gruff manner slowly thaws, Lily learns more about her family's past. And discovers that some secrets are best left hidden.Though Lily's life has taken a dramatic turn for the worse, there are some things she is grateful for - the fact that she has met the handsome and charming Edwin Franfield being top of the list. But when tragedy strikes, a stranger with troubles of his own becomes her surprising saviour.
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A Bouquet of Thorns

A Bouquet of Thorns

Tania Crosse

Historical / Historical Fiction / Fiction

A poignant saga set against the wildness of Dartmoor - Dartmoor, 1877. When Rose Chadwicks husband Charles betrays her, her spirit is broken. She is desperate to help a wrongly convicted man who has touched her heart, but feels it is beyond her. Charles had promised to help clear the prisoners name, but he scorns her sympathy for the prisoners. As the situation builds to a tearing climax, can anyone predict what desperate acts jealousy will lead to?From BooklistCrosse follows Cherrybrook Rose (2008) with more on the life of compelling heroine Rose Maddiford Chadwick. It’s 1877 in desolate Dartmoor, near Princeton Prison, where her former-prison-warden father lies buried and Seth, wrongly convicted, endures sadistic torture. Rose’s snobbish, hard-hearted husband, Charles, tricks her into believing he will help the convict, whose medical treatment she had secretly arranged, but instead he locks her in her room. Headstrong—and heavily pregnant—Rose yearns to resist Charles. When Florrie, her widowed nanny from years gone by, appears to care for the baby, Crosse takes the opportunity to provide the backstory needed by Florrie—and readers new to this absorbing historical series and its strong themes of romance and feminist equality. The heroine sinks into a postpartum “consuming delirium” after Charles sells her horse and ignores their infant, Alice, who is not the son he wanted. As Rose slowly recuperates, her thoughts return to Seth. Hopefully more titles will follow in this engrossing, cinematically realized saga. --Whitney Scott Review"'Hopefully more titles will follow in this engrossing, cinematically realized saga' Booklist on A Bouquet of Thorns"
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The Wrong Side of Happiness

The Wrong Side of Happiness

Tania Crosse

Historical / Historical Fiction / Fiction

A harrowing and engrossing saga set in nineteenth-century Devon - It is 1887, and times are lean. When West Country farm labourer Emmanuel Ladycott and his dairymaid daughter, Tresca, lose their jobs, they head for Tavistock, where Emmanuel hopes to join the hundreds of navvies working on the new railway line. Tresca is determined to forge a new life among the overcrowding and poverty of Bannawell Street. But when Emmanuel loses this new job, Tresca is left on the brink of despair. Will she find the strength to fight for her future?
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Hope at Holly Cottage

Hope at Holly Cottage

Tania Crosse

Historical / Historical Fiction / Fiction

The future seems rosy for Plymouth schoolgirl Anna Millington as she studies for her A-levels in order to qualify for teacher training college. But Anna's life isn't all that it appears. Her family hides a cruel secret that resulted from the worst night of the Plymouth Blitz back in 1941, a night Anna remembers all too well as a small child cowering in a bomb shelter. Now, in 1954, the devastating consequences erupt again in tragedy. Anna fears for her own safety and feels forced into abandoning her aspirations for a successful career. Leaving behind her dear friend Ethel, Anna escapes to nearby Dartmoor, of which she has fond memories from when she was evacuated to Tavistock after the bombing raid that was to change her life for ever. But will her return to the moor bring her hope? Along the way, Anna encounters various other victims of fate who have their own secrets to tell. Will they all have the courage to seek out the happiness they deserve, and will Anna be able to help...
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Cherrybrook Rose

Cherrybrook Rose

Tania Crosse

Historical / Historical Fiction / Fiction

A gripping tale of love and self-sacrifice set on wild DartmoorThe year is 1875, when life high up on Dartmoor is harsh and unforgiving. Beautiful, vivacious and compassionate, Rose Maddiford could have any husband she chooses, but she is devoted to only one man, her father, manager of the gunpowder mills at Cherrybrook. When tragedy strikes, it seems that despite Rose's determined efforts, there is only one way to hold the family together. But it is a solution that requires the greatest sacrifice from Rose. Like a lamb to slaughter, she finds herself trapped in an impossible situation. Solace comes from the most unlikely source, but what future can there be for two lost souls whose lives have been shattered by the cruel hand of fate? Perhaps, though, the answer lies in the very place Rose has not looked, and there is hope for her after all.
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