Past Remembering


Sixth in the Hearts of Gold series.

When Ronnie Ronconi returns home from wartime Italy in 1941 he is certain he will never look at a woman again, but love comes when he least expects it.

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Sixth in the Hearts of Gold series.

When Ronnie Ronconi returns home from wartime Italy in 1941 he is certain he will never look at a woman again, but love comes when he least expects it.

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1941. In Pontypridd, Ronnie Ronconi has returned home from war-torn Italy. The family are certain he will once again take charge of the family in his own forceful way, but Ronnie's escape from Italy has left him a much changed man. He accepts the rights and freedoms of his younger siblings as he never has before, and even finds time to help others, particularly Alma, whose husband has been sent on a most dangerous mission. After the loss of his beloved wife, Ronnie is certain he will never look at a woman again; he certainly doesn't expect to fall in love - particularly with the wife of a friend... Diana is locked in an unhappy marriage - but can Ronnie and Diana put their own personal happiness ahead of that of an entire family?
Northern Echo - Steve Craggs

The coal dust soon gets in your lungs in this gritty tale of the war-torn lives of the community of Pontypridd where the Home front has its full ration of heartache and despair, thankfully lightened by that famous wartime spirit.

4 stars

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781783750559
  • Publisher: Accent Press
  • Publication date: 8/15/2013
  • Series: Hearts of Gold Series , #6
  • Pages: 386
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Catrin Collier is Wales' most prolific and well-known author of historical, romantic fictions. The daughter of a Prussian refugee 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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'Ronnie, what is it?'

'You - Bethan - Evan - Pontypridd.'

'I'm sorry ... '

'For Christ's sake stop apologising. Don't you understand that I can't take any more of this "you saved Maud's life by taking her to Italy", "she had happy years she never would have had if you hadn't married her". If I don't tell someone what really happened I'll go mad.'

'But . . . but . . . the tuberculosis returned,' shecstammered in bewilderment. 'You said as much, andcAndrew and Trevor warned us that it might ... '

'Forget the tea, Diana. Sit down, and then I'll tell you exactly how good a husband I was to Maud.'

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