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Willett, Marcia

Works: 165 works in 1,286 publications in 13 languages and 31,749 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Christmas stories  Pastoral fiction  Romance fiction  Biographical fiction 
Roles: Author, Creator, Contributor
Classifications: PR6073.I4235, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Marcia Willett
Most widely held works by Marcia Willett
The way we were by Marcia Willett( Book )

49 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was in the middle of a snowstorm when Tiggy arrived at the remote house on Bodmin Moor. She was alone, her partner tragically dead in an accident, and Julia, her dearest friend, welcomed her into her warm and chaotic family. Tiggy started to live again and await the birth of her child, but nearly thirty years later, when her son is about to become a father himself, the next generation discovers that there are secrets from the past which must be uncovered
The prodigal wife by Marcia Willett( Book )

34 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having achieved success as a television presenter of gardening programs, Jolyon is visited by the recently widowed mother who abandoned him, Maria, but he finds it difficult to trust her and forgive the hurt she inflicted
A week in winter by Marcia Willett( Book )

64 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 1,925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Maudie Todhunter, the elderly owner of a charming farmhouse in Cornwall, decides to sell the family homestead, a family drama unfolds, with old secrets bubbling to the surface
The children's hour by Marcia Willett( Book )

70 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two sisters, Nest and Mina, had a wonderful childhood in spite of the war and tragedy. As septuagenarians their eldest sister knows the family secrets and may reveal them
The sea garden : a novel by Marcia Willett( Book )

30 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Marcia Willett delivers another powerful and touching tale of the importance of friendship and family in The Sea Garden. Jess Penhaligon is on her way to Devon to receive an award for her botanical painting. Hosting her will be Kate, who gladly welcomes her into her home. Jess's own family fell apart several years ago, so she is grateful for Kate's friendliness --and her close unit of extended family and friends, who embrace Jess just as warmly. As this group begins reminiscing on their pasts and sharing their stories with Jess, it becomes apparent that her family history may be linked with theirs. Long-buried secrets from past generations begin to be uncovered --but at what cost have they been kept hidden?"--
The birdcage by Marcia Willett( Book )

50 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a tale set in a manor house that spans decades in the lives of two people, a young woman struggles with her yearnings for a father, while a man must choose between being true to himself and sacrificing those he has promised to protect
Postcards from the past by Marcia Willett( Book )

33 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beloved novelist Marcia Willett continues to captivate readers with her inspiring novels about family, friendship, and love. In Postcards from the Past Siblings Billa and Ed share their beautiful, grand old childhood home in rural Cornwall. With family and friends nearby, and their living arrangements free and easy, they seem as contented as they can be. But when postcards start arriving from a sinister figure they thought belonged well and truly in their pasts, old memories are stirred. Why is he contacting them now? And what has he been hiding all these years?"--
The summer house by Marcia Willett( Book )

38 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matt comes across photos of him as a child yet they seem unfamiliar and he can't remember the clothes or the toys? And his sister Imogen is nowhere in the pictures. Since her childhood Imogen has loved the Summer House and now she and her veterinary husband have the chance of buying. But her marriage is threatened when her husband refuses to live so far from his practice. Meanwhile, Matt begins to discovers the strange and tragic secret which has affected his whole life
Echoes of the dance by Marcia Willett( Book )

45 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aiding a divorced father with his teenage son and manipulative ex-wife, Kate Webster finds the ex-wife exceeding her worst experiences before discovering some unsettling truths about the father and son
A summer in the country by Marcia Willett( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 1,256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abandoned by her mother as a child, Brigid Foster struggles with conflicted feelings when her mother reenters her life, while her summer lodger, Louise, also gives way to a painful past, with unexpected repercussions
Christmas in Cornwall by Marcia Willett( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tender story of a boy, his father, his grandmother, and the bond they form over Christmas. Beloved novelist Willett's gentle and compassionate holiday tale will touch the hearts of parents and grandparents everywhere
First friends by Marcia Willett( Book )

24 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cass and Kate meet at school--and are firm friends for the rest of their lives. Both marry naval officers, but Cass's infidelity has far-reaching consequences for her children--and Kate's. Many of the characters in First Friends reappear in later Marcia Willett novels, and we meet their children as well. As always, Marcia Willett's wise understanding of love, loss, marriage, and parenthood is conveyed with honesty, generosity, and compassion"--Publisher website (Sept. 2006)
A friend of the family by Marcia Willett( Book )

23 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kate Webster and Cass Wivenhoe grew up together and remained lifelong friends. A Friend of the Family tells the tale of their friend, Felicity, a married woman who has been dallying with George, another mutual acquaintance. When Felicity is widowed, everyone expects George to pop the question. He does, but to the astonishment of Kate and Cass, his intended bride is not Felicity
Second time around by Marcia Willett( Book )

34 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three estranged cousins all inherit an English seaside estate and decide to move in together, and while they begin to get to know one another, and deal with their own personal battles, they each rediscover the importance of family support in their lives
Memories of the storm by Marcia Willett( Book )

30 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clio is staying with her aunt, Hester, at Bridge House on the edge of Exmoor. A beautiful, remote house, where the sound of the rushing stream is never far distant, is the scene of many happy childhood memories, and Clio has no idea that it was the setting for a terrible incident after the second world war. She only -- gradually -- learns the truth when she meets Jonah, whose mother Lucy spent time at Bridge House as a child. Lucy has never spoken about her life there, and only Hester remembers that tragic day when innocence turned to tragedy. Hester's beloved elder brother, Ed, had come to live at Bridge House to recover from his time as a prisoner of war. His best friend from Cambridge, Michael, had also come to the house with his daughter Lucy -- Lucy's mother had died in an air raid. There, in the fevered wartime atmosphere, passions ran high, culminating in an accident which affected all their lives, and only now can Clio and Jonah learn the truth
The courtyard by Marcia Willett( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Morley can only wonder at the good fortune that has given him a vivacious wife and a beloved family home called Nethercombe. When he remodels a cluster of cottages known as the Courtyard, he is delighted to welcome a group of charming tenants. But soon disaster strikes, and everyone must come together to face the crises head on
The Christmas Angel by Marcia Willett( Book )

21 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'We're all pilgrims', he said thoughtfully. 'One way or another, aren't we? Always searching for something'. As Christmas approaches, everything seems to be falling into place for Dossie. Her son Clem and his adorable five-year-old son Jakey have moved to Cornwall to be closer to her. She runs her own successful catering business. All she needs now is for the run of bad luck in her romantic life to end. Forming a slightly unconventional family setup with Dossie are the jovial nuns of the local convent and the wonderfully eccentric Janna - a warm-hearted, generous woman who looks after little Jakey when she's not helping at the nunnery. With humour, kindness and a deep need of somewhere to belong, they form a tight bond. But the sisters' life as they know it is at risk when an avaricious property developer starts prowling around their Grade I listed building. Will this close-knit unit who so depend on each other still be together next Christmas? And what will they have learnt about the true meaning of family?
The golden cup by Marcia Willett( Book )

32 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trevannions have lived at Paradise, the house in a sheltered Cornish valley, for generations. It is here that frail Mrs Honor Tevannion now lives and at present, she is bedridden after a nasty fall, and is surrounded by her family. The arrival of a young American looking for long-lost relation and bearing an old photograph of a wedding, causes concern for Mrs Honor Trevannion. Increasingly becoming confused and troubled, she begs Joss to search for a bundle of letters that have been hidden for fifty years. The family are faced with revelations that could destroy the tranquillity of life, and are in danger of being torn apart unless they unite in admiration for one woman's courage in standing by the life-changing decision she made so many years ago
Looking forward by Marcia Willett( Book )

24 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I sommeren 1957 forøges husstanden på The Keep i Sydengland med familieoverhovedet Fredericas tre børnebørn, som brutalt og traumatisk har mistet forældre og storebror i Kenya. Romanen skildrer familiens liv de følgende tretten år
The dipper by Marcia Willett( Book )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and German and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quentin and Clemmie Halliwell treasure the memories of a happy life spent together at The Grange. As friends and neighbours in the village struggle to come to terms with their own actions and those of their loved ones, they reach out to each other for those lessons in how to love, how to forgive, and how to trust again
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A week in winter
Alternative Names

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Willett, Marcia

The prodigal wifeA week in winterThe children's hourThe birdcageThe summer houseEchoes of the danceA summer in the countryFirst friends