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Gower, Iris

Works: 97 works in 556 publications in 3 languages and 12,748 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Romance fiction  Historical fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Romances  Drama 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6057.O845, 823.914
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Most widely held works about Iris Gower
Most widely held works by Iris Gower
Morgan's woman by Iris Gower( Book )

18 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Married for convenience at the age of sixteen, Catherine knows she does not love her husband, but now an even great hardship complicates their life together. David has returned from the war crippled and confined to a wheelchair, leaving Catherine to run the farm single-handed. Morgan Lloyd comes comes to help Catherine with the heavy farmwork, but as they work side by side, a passionate attraction begins to grow between them. One that may have explosive repercussions in the small close-knit community
Fiddler's ferry by Iris Gower( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Siona Llewelyn, ferryman on the River Swan, pulled an attempted suicide from the water, he did not forsee how she would affect his life. She had no friends or money, so went to work in his home, cooking and cleaning for his seven sons and looking after his once more pregnant wife. However, tragedy and feuds were to strike them all
Proud Mary by Iris Gower( Book )

19 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Jenkins dragged herself up whilst the Sutton brothers tried to knock her down. Dean Sutton was prepared to set her up in a shop of her own, but at a price. Brandon Sutton threatened to destroy her with a love neither of them could control. Mary Jenkins had dragged herself up from humble beginnings -- first to be overseer in the Canal Street laundry, then to run her own market stall in Sweyn's Eye. But constantly fate -- and the Sutton brothers -- knocked her down again. But Mary -- proud Mary -- was a fighter, determined to win whatever the odds, however great the sacrifice
Spinners' wharf by Iris Gower( Book )

19 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

W"Rhian Gray left her home in Sweyn's Eye to make a life for herself in Yorkshire, where she learnt the skills of spinning and weaving. She also learnt to love Mansel Jack, a charismatic and ambitious mill-owner who wanted to make her his mistress. When Rhian returned to Sweyn's Eye, it was to a town torn apart by anxiety and uncertainty, by the vicissitudes of the Great War. Amidst the anguish and dedication of the women who were left behind, Rhian must decide where her own future lies - in respectable marriage to Heath Jenkins, her former sweetheart - or in the arms of Mansel Jack."--Publisher description
Copper kingdom by Iris Gower( Book )

19 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mali and her father stayed in Copperman's Row after her mam died. Her father was sacked from the works for taking time off to nurse his wife. She would never hate anyone as much as she hated Sterling Richardson, young master of the Welsh copper town. Sterling has other problems besides this green eyed girl whose looks spit hated
House of shadows by Iris Gower( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Second World War is over. Artist Riana Evans falls in love with a dilapidated mansion in Wales, despite its rumoured ghosts, and is delighted when its elderly, eccentric owner sells it to her for a pittance. The 'ghosts' prove good for business - inspiring her paintings in an almost supernatural way and providing welcome atmosphere at a series of profitable ghost-spotting weekends. But it soon becomes clear that there's someone - or something - who'll do anything to make sure Riana never discovers the secrets the house hides ."--Jacket
Black gold by Iris Gower( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kate, betrayed so often in love, is caught between her bullying and violent brothers and a married man who owns a small mine. As the conflicts of the 1926 General Strike rage around them, the whole town is affected. Unexpected rifts and passions are revealed threatening to tear them all apart
Bombers' moon by Iris Gower( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swansea 1941. When her home is bombed, Meryl Jones is evacuated to Carmarthen, where she meets and falls in love with half-German Michael but Michael seems to like her sister, Hari better. Then the military police come for Michael and Meryl helps him to escape. But as the war ends, Meryl knows that the man she loves must make a fateful choice
Act of love by Iris Gower( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cerianne Burton works at the Palace Theatre, a place of glamour and excitement to the people of Swansea at the turn of the twentieth century. But although she is only a menial cleaner, she dreams of seeing her name up in lights. Abused by the ruthless manager of the theatre, she is thrown out on the streets and forced into a brutal marriage with a widower who has five young children. Her life becomes one of hopeless drudgery, but she still has her ambitions ... and one day she is able to return in triumph to the Palace and have her revenge on the manager who set out to ruin her all those years ago
Firebird by Iris Gower( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Llinos Savage struggles to keep the family pottery company afloat against the plotting of the owner of the rival pottery in Swansea
The other woman by Iris Gower( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gwenllyn Lyons, young and spirited, has married the drover Harry Rees, but only to give her unborn child a name. Caradoc Jones, whom she nursed back to health after a terrible accident in which he lost his memory, remains the love of her life. Caradoc, though reunited with his faithful wife, Non, can't forget the beautiful young woman he has left behind. Non is trying very hard not to dwell on the months she and Caradoc were parted, and she has plenty of business in London to keep her occupied. When Caradoc finds out that Gwenllyn has borne his son, while he and Non remain childless, he is filled with guilt, and with a fierce desire to see his child. It will be a huge struggle for Caradoc to stop thinking about 'the other woman'
Bargain bride by Iris Gower( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Charlotte Mortimer is content with her lot. She loves her job teaching the poor and destitute in the local school and is happy with her strong, steadfast fiance Luke. Then, one day, a terrible mining explosion rocks the town and suddenly everything Charlotte thinks she knows is thrown into doubt. The arrival of wealthy businessman Justin Weatherby complicates things further. Charlotte must marry him to save the school she loves even if it means sacrificing everything else that is dear to her. There are secrets and lies at every turn to challenge her; will she ever make it as a bargain bride? Can one brilliant pupil at the school surprise them all? And can she ever love the austere man who has married her and saved her beloved school from certain destruction
A royal ambition by Iris Gower( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Henry V's beautiful widow, Catherine, is determined to marry Owen Tudor, a Welsh gentleman-at-arms. But her life decisions are not her own, over-shadowed as she is by other, more powerful men who are closer to the Throne. The Duke of Bedford would marry her off to a foreign prince; her son, the King, is a weak child; Henry Beaufort would give his allegiance in exchange for a Cardinal's hat; and the handsome and ambitious Duke of Gloucester, brother of the dead king, openly desires her
When night closes in by Iris Gower( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lowri was happier than she had ever been. A romantic weekend away with her new fiance Jon was proving just the break they both needed - until he disappeared, leaving nothing behind but a terrifying mystery. For Lowri soon discovered that the man she thought she had known and loved was a very different person to the reality - particularly when she met his wife, Sarah. And the police naturally treated Lowri as the prime suspect in what they assumed to be a murder case
The oyster catchers by Iris Gower( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emmeline Powell had been born a country girl, in a small, whitewashed cottage on Honey's Farm. When her father died, Emmeline, bereft and lonely, married Joe Harries, a man much older than herself and one of the fishermen of Oystermouth. The wives of the oyster catchers were sturdy, stoic women, used to helping their men with the catch, and they didn't like the frail outsider who had married into their community. Nina Parks especially didn't like her - Nina was a widow who thought Joe Harries should have been hers. Emmelinegrew more isolated, more unhappy, trapped into an ill-matched marriage without friends to help her. And then she falls in love with Will Davies, and so begins a feud which rips the fishing community apart
Sweet Rosie by Iris Gower( Book )

18 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eighteen year old Rosie is in love with Watt Bevan, the manager of the famous Mainwaring Pottery where her mother Pearl works. But Watt is in mourning for the loss of a former love. Then when Pearl becomes sick, Watt becomes the protector of the family, and Rosie realises he doesn't feel the same way she does. And meanwhile, Llinos Mainwaring's marriage to Joe, an American Indian who stole her heart years ago, now seems to be in trouble. Llinos, who is hurt and confused by Joe's neglect, now sees the ownership of her family pottery is getting increasingly burdensome. Into all their lives comes the troublesome Mrs Sparks, wife of the local bank manager. Her scheming involves Llinos, Joe and Watt. Then when she involves the innocent Rosie in her net the future of the pottery is threatened
Dream catcher by Iris Gower( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Joe is imprisoned for his father-in-law's murder, he "makes friends with a wise old man, and this brief friendship ... sets in train a series of events which unexpectedly threaten to destroy the marriage and the very lives of Joe and Llinos."--Cover
Paradise Park by Iris Gower( Book )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rhiannon, proud and spirited, is alone in the world after her one-time lover marries someone else. She struggles to maintain a life of respectability, but eventually finds herself back at the Paradise Park Hotel and helps transform it. But will she find anyone to share her happiness?
Destiny's child by Iris Gower( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How could the frail young daughter of a disgraced Duke ever hope to be the mother of a King? It was a prophecy told to Margaret by an old women, and unbelievable considering the way her life had worked out so far. But slowly the prophecy began to be fulfilled
Sea mistress by Iris Gower( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bridie Marchant was left a fleet of ships by her father. When she married Paul, it seemed a perfect match but things start going wrong, as she discovers that he is only interested in her money
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Bargain bride
Fiddler's ferryProud MarySpinners' wharfCopper kingdomHouse of shadowsBlack goldBombers' moonAct of love
Alternative Names

controlled identityDavies, Iris

controlled identityRichardson, Susanne

Iris Gower British writer

Iris Gower escritora brit√°nica

Iris Gower schrijfster (1935-)

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