WorldCat Identities

Blair, Emma

Overview
Works: 40 works in 356 publications in 1 language and 4,772 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Romance fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Historical fiction  Musical fiction  Juvenile works  Feminist fiction  War fiction  Thrillers (Fiction) 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6052.L342, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Emma Blair
Sweethearts by Emma Blair( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two sisters in 1930's Glasgow find work, romance, and trouble
Arrows of desire by Emma Blair( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Steve is killed during enemy action, Beth is devastated. They were due to elope to Gretna Green the following week, and their happiness was complete with the news that Beth is pregnant. But now, alone and unmarried and with a baby on the way, Beth must survive by herself in war-torn Glasgow. When Beth meets handsome Canadian Gene, a friendship begins; for the first time since Steve's death Beth finds happiness. When Gene asks her to marry him and live with him on his farm in Canada, Beth seizes the opportunity of a better life for her and her child. But it doesn't take Beth long to realise that Gene hasn't told her the whole truth and that the farm doesn't belong to just him - his sister Loretta lives there too. And Loretta makes it very clear that Beth isn't welcome and that she will stop at nothing to get rid of her - even murder
Half hidden by Emma Blair( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Holly loses her fiance at Dunkirk and throws all her energy into nursing and hating the Germans who have taken away her beloved, and have invaded her home, Jersey. But she is forced to admit she respects and admires Dr Peter Schmidt and they begin a relationship. Then, however, typhoid strikes
Moonlit eyes by Emma Blair( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Pee Wee Poston and his wife Beulah are offered the chance to swap New York for London, they jump at the chance as they can be close to their son Julius, a diplomat at the American embassy. As war looms, the warmth of their neighbours counters the anti-black feeling they discover elsewhere
Twilight time by Emma Blair( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2018 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two sisters cope with life and men, one falling for the new village doctor and one becoming involved with the local mill owner's son
An apple from Eden by Emma Blair( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bridie gets a job as a maid on Sir Ian of Seaton's estate and, against her better judgement, falls in love with his brother's stepson - also called Ian. Ian is optimistic that his father will understand and let them marry, but Bridie is dismissed and Ian threatened with the loss of his inheritance
Maggie Jordan by Emma Blair( Book )

15 editions published between 1990 and 2018 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A most determined woman by Emma Blair( Book )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For Sarah Hawke, daughter of an impoverished miner, life offers little beyond the grime of 1890's Glasgow and the drudgery of back-breading work. Until a mysterious stranger enters her life, (a stranger who turns out to be her real father, the owner of a vast and prosperous shipping empire). Catapulted into a world of luxury, of servants and stately homes, Sarah begins a new and glittering life. As sole heiress to a fortune, she has much to gain and everything to lose. for she takes the business, and with it the risks, rivalry, deceit and intrigue, as well as the prospect of love
Flower of Scotland by Emma Blair( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2018 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whisky distillers by trade, Charlotte's family are separated with the outbreak of World War I. When the War ends, they return home to Scotland a different family and must cope with the changes war has wrought, and those still to come
Finding happiness by Emma Blair( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Glasgow 1924. Sandy McLean is training to be what his father always wanted to become - a surgeon. But Sandy doesn't share his father's interest in medicine: his real passion is for painting. And when he meets a friend in his local pub, he spies a second reason to become an artist: Sophie, the stunning French girl who models for the local art school. When Sandy rescues Sophie from the unwelcome advances of a drunk after a dance, he hopes it may be the start of something special
Scarlet ribbons by Emma Blair( Book )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born with a degenerative hip, Sadie grows up in a Barnardo's home with only a pair of scarlet ribbons to remind her of her mother. In 1927, fully cured, she is offered the opportunity of a lifetime: to start a new life in Canada. But life seems far from perfect on the Trikhardts' farm in Ontario
Street song by Emma Blair( Book )

13 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wild strawberries by Emma Blair( Recording )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Second World War has brought its own special turmoil to the small fishing village of Coverack in west Cornwall. Maizie Blackacre is the owner of the Paris Hotel, and her husband, Sam, has joined the Merchant Navy, leaving her to cope. However, the arrival of Christian Le Gall, a French lieutenant recuperating from a war wound, initiates Maizie's own private war of emotions
Moonlit eyes by Emma Blair( Recording )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Pee Wee Poston and his wife Beulah are offered the chance to swap New York for London, they jump at the chance. Pee Wee, a highly talented saxophonist, has been asked to help launch a new jazz club in Soho. By accepting, the couple can be close to their son Julius, a high-flying diplomat at the American embassy. The Postons settle in Islington, only to find that some locals dislike having a black family in the area. But from their new neighbours, Albert and Jess Sykes, their daughter Ellie and son Paul, they receive the sort of warm welcome Londoners are known for. Before long, they are firm friends, a commodity which, with war looming, grows more precious by the day. As Hitler launches his bombing campaign on London, Pee Wee and his band play on, resolute in their defiance of the air raids
Forget-me-not by Emma Blair( Recording )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Devon, 1912, and Tim Wilson cannot believe his luck. He has landed the job of his dreams as a newspaper reporter, and he is captivated by Katherine Coates. Romance blossoms, but their happiness is short lived
Three bites of the cherry by Emma Blair( Recording )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Georgie Mair's husband John dies, her close-knit family help her through that terrible time. Her parents are her bedrocks and, despite their own problems, her siblings help too: sister Lena, who nurses romantic ambitions; brother Tom, for whom religion proves a barrier to romance in 1920s Glasgow; and devout older sister Mary. Love returns to Georgie's world when Charlie Gunn saves her life. Their relationship blossoms into marriage - but she soon separates from him, shocking the staid community. Then, in the new era of a new Labour government, Georgie meets Bill Bailey, who is everything Charlie was not. But will she find the same bliss she had found with John? Or will this third bite at the cherry be something completely different?
Little white lies by Emma Blair( Recording )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For sixteen-year-old Lizzie McDougall, life in the Glasgow tenements comes as a culture shock after her sheltered upbringing in the Highlands. But for her father, who has just lost his job, Glasgow offers employment. It also enables Lizzie to work in a factory as a seamstress - and it opens her horizons to new friends as well. Especially the spirited Pearl, who introduces Lizzie to her cousin, Jack, a real bobby-dazzler. It's not just Lizzie who faces temptation in the big city. Her father, Doogie, is exposed to it in the shape of the buxom Daisy. It falls to Lizzie's mother, Ethne, to hold the family together. And soon she's doing so in a way that none of them could have envisaged
Arrows of desire by Emma Blair( Recording )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Life in the Glasgow tenements was never easy, but life for Beth is becoming increasingly harsh. In wartime, everyone grabs what brief happiness they can and, in Beth's case, she finds herself drawn to Steve, a flying ace. Their relationship blossoms, but fate deals Beth a cruel hand when Steve is killed in action, leaving her pregnant. Disgraced and dismissed from the family home, Beth must struggle to fend for herself and her tiny son. Enter Gene McKay, a Canadian farmer, who sweeps her off her feet and on to a new life in Canada. But, thousands of miles from her Glasgow home, Beth discovers that her husband has a dark secret ..."--Container
Flower of Scotland by Emma Blair( Recording )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flower of Scotland tells the story of a family of whisky distillers from Perthshire: Charlotte, who gets engaged to Lieutenant Geoffrey Armitage as World War I breaks out, her sister Nell who has visions, brothers Peter and Andrew - who gambles, and cousin Wonky. Their mother is dead and their father, Murdo, has a heart condition. The war takes its toll on them all, as the men become soldiers and the women nurses. Andrew is in Ireland and involved in the 1916 Easter uprising. When his girlfriend and her family are killed by an Irish militant, he takes revenge by killing the man who ended his lover's life, as well as his family and six others. Geoffrey is wounded, and soon becomes depressed. As the war ends, they return to Scotland a different family and now must cope with the changes that have happened and those that are still to come ... Read by Kara Wilson
The sweetest thing by Emma Blair( )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Cully Stewart died, his family were devastated. For without Cully's steadfast spirit, Meg, his wife, and their children all found that life was much more difficult. Meg, lonely and distraught, struggled to keep the family afloat through her sewing business. Then larger-than-life Vincent McQueen, Cully's cousin, appeared and made Meg think there might indeed be life after Cully. The children were less convinced by Vincent, but soon they had other thoughts to occupy their minds. The Stewart family soldier on, gradually learning that love, in its many different guises, is undoubtedly the sweetest thing
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityBlair, Iain, 1942-2011

Blair, Iain John

Languages
English (229)