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Maud Powell and her cousin Diana had always dreamed of becoming nurses, but their hopes are shattered when Maud contracts TB - a death sentence in 1930s' Pontypridd. With pits closing, Haydn abandoning a steady job for a stage career, and their cousin Diana's secret burden, the Powell family are facing hard times. Meanwhile Ronnie Ronconi, eldest of the large, cafe-owning family, has two simple beliefs: his sisters must marry good Italian Catholics, and determination and hard work will get him anything he wants. ...
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One Blue Moon

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Maud Powell and her cousin Diana had always dreamed of becoming nurses, but their hopes are shattered when Maud contracts TB - a death sentence in 1930s' Pontypridd. With pits closing, Haydn abandoning a steady job for a stage career, and their cousin Diana's secret burden, the Powell family are facing hard times. Meanwhile Ronnie Ronconi, eldest of the large, cafe-owning family, has two simple beliefs: his sisters must marry good Italian Catholics, and determination and hard work will get him anything he wants. But his dreams are shattered when he realises that what he wants is Welsh, chapel-going, consumptive Maud. For once, high-handed, ruthless Ronnie seems to be facing the impossible...
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The Evening Star

A thoroughly enjoyable and lifelike novel, it can't fail to appeal to the romantic in everyone. The compassion of the characters and the inetnsity of feeling makes it impossible to put down.

Catrin Collier has wonderfully managed to cover all areas of life in the compelling novel, a splendid follow-up to the best-selling Hearts of Gold.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781909840577
  • Publisher: Accent Press
  • Publication date: 7/4/2013
  • Series: Hearts of Gold Series , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 447
  • Sales rank: 354,988
  • File size: 720 KB

Meet the Author

Catrin Collier is Wales' most prolific and well-known author of historical, romantic fictions. The daughter of a Prussian refugee mother and Welsh father, she grew up in Pontypridd. She has written 19 novels for Orion. Her first historical novel Hearts of Gold, was filmed as a mini-series by the BBC in 2003. She lives with her family on the Gower Peninsula, near Swansea. She also writes crime fiction under the pen name Katherine John.

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Maud closed her eyes again, too weak even to voice agreement with Diana. At that moment she would have given every penny that she'd managed to save since September to turn the clock back two years. She wanted to be fourteen again. Curled up in her big, warm, comfortable, flannel-sheeted double bed, a stone foot-warmer at her feet, and her big sister Bethan to soothe and cuddle her.


But Bethan wasn't home, and before she'd be allowed to go to bed she'd have to face her mother. One glance at the apprehension on Diana's face was enough to tell her that she wasn't the only one dreading the encounter.

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