WorldCat Identities

Gower, Iris

Works: 84 works in 479 publications in 3 languages and 14,396 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Suspense fiction  Romance fiction  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6057.O845, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Iris Gower
Most widely held works by Iris Gower
Morgan's woman by Iris Gower( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 675 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 670 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 )

17 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary dragged herself from humble beginnings to run a market stall in Sweyn's Eye, until the Sutton brothers knocked her down again. Dean Sutton would set her up in her own shop but at his price. Brandon Sutton threatened to destroy her with a love neither could control. Proud Mary was a fighter; she would win regardless of the odds and the sacrifice
Spinners' wharf by Iris Gower( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and Dutch and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rhian left her Sweyn's Eye home for Yorkshire to work at a mill. The charismatic, ambitious mill owner, Mansel Jack, gained her love and wanted her as his mistress. Now she is back in Sweyn's Eye, life is torn apart by anxiety, uncertainty and the problems of the Great War. She must decide her own future, with her former sweetheart Heath Jenkins or with Mansel Jack
Copper kingdom by Iris Gower( Book )

16 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 589 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
Black gold by Iris Gower( Book )

12 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 487 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
Dream catcher by Iris Gower( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 439 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
Act of love by Iris Gower( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Ella Burton takes a job as a lowly cleaner at the glamorous Palace theatre in Swansea, she is surprised by how quickly she takes to the job - it's as if she was born for a life in the theatre. Unlike Kathleen, who wants her name in lights, it's backstage that Ella's heart lies, running the show under the watchful eye of Anthony. It's not long before she realises that she has fallen in love, and Ella begins to dream about a future that's far from everything she has ever known. But a tragic accident threatens to ruin everything she has worked for, and it seems clear that Ella will have no choice but to accept the man that her father chose for her - even if it breaks her heart. Will Ella be forced to put her family before her own happiness - in the ultimate act of love? Iris Gower, Wales' favourite bestselling storyteller, begins a powerful and warm-hearted series set around Swansea's beautiful theatre
The other woman by Iris Gower( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 438 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'
Halfpenny field by Iris Gower( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SAGAS. Jessie Price is young and beautiful, and has travelled the drovers' roads from South Wales to London's Smithfield Market. She is anxious to escape from her wicked boss, Jed Lambert, and becomes a milkmaid in London. Her ambition to own her own dairy grows, and she is helped by young Albie, who has fallen in love with her. Meanwhile, Non Jones is desperately unhappy. She knows that her husband Caradoc loves her despite the hostility of his family. Non is miserable when Caradoc leaves her and their son to go to London on the drove, and when she receives news of a terrible accident, her world falls apart. Jessie is fighting to make her business a success, but is devastated when Albie is arrested and sent to Newgate prison. She knows that he is innocent, and will rely on Non to speak for him in court. But Non has many worries of her own, and hasn't given up hope that she will be reunited with Caradoc, whatever it takes
Firebird by Iris Gower( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 432 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
House of shadows by Iris Gower( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 395 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 {u2018}ghosts{u2019} prove good for business {u2013} 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{u2019}s someone {u2013} or something {u2013} who{u2019}ll do anything to make sure Riana never discovers the secrets the house hides . . ."--Publisher
A royal ambition by Iris Gower( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 395 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 )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 362 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
Bombers' moon by Iris Gower( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 355 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
Paradise Park by Iris Gower( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rhiannon is alone in the world. In desperation, she finds herelf at the Paradise Park Hotel. Once scarcely more than a bawdy house, Rhiannon helps to transform it into one of the finest hotels in Swansea. The only thing lacking in her life is love, and with her ex-lover Bull Beynon married to Kate, she fears that she may have to live out her life alone
Destiny's child by Iris Gower( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sweet Rosie by Iris Gower( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beautiful young Rosie, is in love with Watt, the manager of the Mainwaring Pottery. Watt is mourning the loss of a former love. When illness strikes at Rosie's family and Watt becomes the protector of the family Rosie realises her love is not returned
The rowan tree by Iris Gower( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manon's comfortable life in a Welsh village is destroyed when her father dies, leaving her homeless. She accepts a job as the chaperone of the spoilt sister of the man she loves and joins the cattle drovers on the road to London
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Alternative Names

controlled identityDavies, Iris

controlled identityRichardson, Susanne

Iris Gower British writer

English (205)

Dutch (3)

French (2)

Fiddler's ferryProud MarySpinners' wharfCopper kingdomBlack goldDream catcherAct of loveThe other woman