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In the Swansea of the fifties, there is only one thing for a boy to do when he gets a girl 'into trouble' and that is to marry her - and quickly. Blighted by an unhappy childhood, passionately in love for the first time in his life, Jack can't wait to do 'the right thing'. A happy family of his own is all he ever wanted but not even in his wildest dreams did he envisage a wife like Helen. Beautiful, intelligent and loving, Helen is headstrong enough to defy her family and convention for Jack and, when her father ...
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Swansea Summer

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In the Swansea of the fifties, there is only one thing for a boy to do when he gets a girl 'into trouble' and that is to marry her - and quickly. Blighted by an unhappy childhood, passionately in love for the first time in his life, Jack can't wait to do 'the right thing'. A happy family of his own is all he ever wanted but not even in his wildest dreams did he envisage a wife like Helen. Beautiful, intelligent and loving, Helen is headstrong enough to defy her family and convention for Jack and, when her father gives them his blessing, their future beckons assured and glittering - until tragedy strikes and tears them apart.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781909840652
  • Publisher: Accent Press
  • Publication date: 7/11/2013
  • Series: Swansea Girls , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 500
  • Sales rank: 268,597
  • File size: 808 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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Lily opened her arms as Katie climbed into bed beside her. Hugging her, she wondered why life wasn't the way they had imagined it would be when they were growing up. Then it had seemed so simple. All a girl had to do was meet the right man - preferably in a ballroom - fall in love and, after an idyllic courtship, marry him and make a perfect home for him to come home to every night. Eventually they'd have one  or two children and live happily ever after. She was certain it had never crossed any of their minds that the man might already have a wife and be twenty years older. Or that one of them would have a miscarriage and be separated from her husband by National Service, or the man could live too far away to iron out any misunderstandings.


And her? Should she settle for Joe because he loved her, even if she could never love him back the way she loved Martin, who didn't seem to want her the way she did him? Was it possible to grow to love someone after marriage? Or perhaps more important, forget someone else?

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