Most widely held works about Anne Baker
Most widely held works by Anne Baker
The price of love by Anne Baker ( Book )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 234 libraries worldwide
"Life at home was unbearable for Kate McGory. Her mother Lena may have doted on her seven sons, but her only daughter tended to be neglected. However, now that Kate has a live-in job as a shop assistant, life is certainly better for her, if not for her mother. When the rich Jack Courtney starts paying Kate attention, she feels she has everything she could wish for, but Lena is worried that it may turn out to be no more than the passing whim of a wealthy man, something she herself knows all too well."--Container.
With a little luck by Anne Baker ( Book )
9 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 234 libraries worldwide
"Life has always been difficult for Alice Luckett. A fragile, sensitive child, she's been exposed to extraordinary tensions at home since birth. This culminates in the suicide of her father, Len, and the disappearance of her mother."--Container.
Let the bells ring by Anne Baker ( Book )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 218 libraries worldwide
Hannah and her mother Esme are lucky to escape when their home is destroyed during a bombing raid. Forced to move in with Esme's difficult sister-in-law, they make the best of things and soon Hannah falls for the boy next door, Eric Goodwin. But Esme's worried: she's always been afraid of Eric's father Arnold and she suspects that Eric is a chip off the old block, full of charm but up to no good. Is innocent Hannah being drawn into an unpredictable and dangerous world of crime?
A labour of love by Anne Baker ( Book )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 215 libraries worldwide
It's 1980s Merseyside and teenage cousins Sophie and Charlie are at a turning point in their lives. Sophie, seventeen, falls in love with Darrell, the school caretaker, who has plans to make it big with his rock band. But when Sophie discovers she's pregnant, her relationship with Darrell ends. Though happiness is on the horizon for Sophie, it will take her time to realise who she is destined to be with. Charlie, eighteen, is unhappy in his job as a chef. With Sophie's help, Charlie joins the family business - with surprising results.
A mansion by the Mersey by Anne Baker ( Book )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 213 libraries worldwide
Shocked to learn that the man she thought to be her father simply adopted her at birth, Lorna resolves to uncover all she can about her biological father.
A Liverpool lullaby by Anne Baker ( Book )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 211 libraries worldwide
Young and pretty Evie Hobson spends her days serving behind the counter at her father's chemist shop. Joseph Hobson is a bullying man and Evie isn't the only one who lives in fear of her father's violent temper. Then one day a bedraggled woman arrives at the shop and dies on the premises. Evie is shocked to discover that the mysterious woman was in fact her mother, who she had been told had died many years ago. Why had her father lied to her? What secret was he trying to keep?
Carousel of secrets by Anne Baker ( Book )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 207 libraries worldwide
It's 1931, and as the Depression grips Merseyside, the girls at the Peregrine Laundry where Greta Arrowsmith works are unanimous about one thing: the only way out of poverty is to marry money. One cold winter's night, Greta takes pity on a lost and hungry dog, little realising her life is about to change forever, for the dog belongs to Mungo Masters, wealthy owner of a chain of funfairs, and he is instantly attracted to her. Greta thinks her dreams have come true, but Mungo's past returns to haunt him, sweeping her into a dangerous world of secrets, violence and murder.
A Mersey duet by Anne Baker ( Book )
9 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 197 libraries worldwide
Lucy and Patsy Gripper were separated at birth due to their mother's death, and father's inability to cope. Lucy is taken in by her wealthy grandparents. Patsy lives with their father above the Railway Hotel. She has a down-to-earth up-bringing and through further tragedy has learned responsibility from an early age. When she is invited to work in Mersey Antiques with her sister she believes it will bring them closer.
The wild child by Anne Baker ( Book )
7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 197 libraries worldwide
1961, Liverpool. Flora Wilcox's fatherless daughters couldn't be more different - Hilary is serious, hardworking and bespectacled, while Isobel is an attractive blonde who seeks fun and excitement.When Isobel's boyfriend drops her to take up with Hilary, a rift develops between the girls, and even their mother can't build bridges. While Hilary settles into wedded bliss and motherhood, Isobel escapes to London and a passionate affair with a much older married man. As Isobel worries whether her secrets will find her out, Hilary's twin sons are struggling with dyslexia. Can the sisters support each other when they need it most?
Through rose-coloured glasses by Anne Baker ( Book )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 197 libraries worldwide
Since her father was killed in the Great War, Dinah Radcliffe has not had much money, but has lived contentedly with her mother Sarah in their cosy house in Walton. When Dinah meets widowed businessman Richard Haldane at the races, her life changes beyond recognition. Suave and sophisticated, Richard sweeps Dinah off her feet, dazzling her with a glimpse of wealth and privilege beyond her wildest dreams. Their whirlwind romance leads to marriage in a matter of weeks - but Richard is not the man Dinah thought he was, and he takes far more dangerous risks than just betting on his horses ...
Echoes across the Mersey by Anne Baker ( Book )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 196 libraries worldwide
It's August 1914 in Liverpool, and the threat of was is looming over everyone's minds. But Sarah has entirely different concerns to deal with. She will risk everything for love, and must face obstacles that seem insurmountable. But Sarah has strength within her that she is yet to discover ...
A pocketful of silver by Anne Baker ( Book )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 195 libraries worldwide
Ellie's desire to know the truth about her mother's mysterious death never fades - it even casts a shadow over her romance with childhood friend, Franco Baldini. Can their love survive when to find out what really happened to her mother, Ellie must uncover events that Franco is desperate to forget?
Liverpool lies by Anne Baker ( Book )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 192 libraries worldwide
It's 1941 in Liverpool and Connie and Lottie Brinsley are training to be nurses. Heavy bombing is affecting everybody, and they are to face the news that their family home has taken a direct hit, killing their parents and young brother. But there is more to follow. This time the blows will take the form of secrets and lies.
Merseyside girls by Anne Baker ( Book )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 191 libraries worldwide
The Siddons sisters were taught to uphold family honour at all times. But when Katie falls pregnant, her father, Alec Siddons - the local police constable - cannot forgive her immoral behaviour. Amy is in love with her cousin, but due to a family feud his name cannot be mentioned in her father's presence ...
Goodbye Liverpool by Anne Baker ( Book )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 190 libraries worldwide
When Josie Lunt is suddenly widowed on the eve of her daughter's eleventh birthday, she turns to her husband's colleague Luke Palmer for comfort and support. Luke is handsome and compassionate but, unbeknownst to Josie, he has few friends and many secrets. Luke proposes to Josie, and with a growing daughter to feed, she accepts, but it is not long before she comes to regret her decision.
A glimpse of the Mersey by Anne Baker ( Book )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 187 libraries worldwide
Daisy Corkill has spent all her life living above the local fishmongers and greengrocers in Market Street. But she's never discovered who her parents were -- nor why they left her to be brought up by the couple she calls 'Uncle' Ern and 'Aunt' Gladys. Despite her close relationship with Brenda, her very beautiful older "sister", Daisy yearns for a family of her own. It is Brenda, however, who in 1919 gets married first to local businessman Gil Fox. But is not quite the man he appears. While happiness eludes Brenda, Daisy hopes her dreams are about to come true. Ellis -- Gil's kind and brother, a survivor of WW1 -- falls in love with her. Will marriage and a family of her own make her happy? And are they enough to get her through stormy times ahead?
Mersey maids by Anne Baker ( Book )
6 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 185 libraries worldwide
Legacy of sins by Anne Baker ( Book )
10 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 181 libraries worldwide
"Your mother was a naughty girl. She sinned." Aund Maud's cruel words shocked Rosie Quest, but they also explained the atmosphere of hostility that surrounded her. No wonder her aunt resented having had to take in an illegitimate child, born in the workhouse. It's a relief to escape every day to her job as a machinist in Shearing's garment factory. When Rosie catches the eye of Ben Shearing, his mother Beatrice will have none of it. When she fails to halt the romance by conventional means, Beatrice decides to try drastic tactics, even if it means uncovering family secrets best left buried.
Moonlight on the Mersey by Anne Baker ( Book )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 178 libraries worldwide
Jill Ridley's childhood was one of loneliness and fear, and returning to her family home in Merseyside to join her stepmother's medical practice she decides to uncover the truth behind such painful memories. The discovery of a photograph of her stepmother holding an unknown baby prompts Jill to ask questions. But no one seems willing to answer her. It is only when Jill's stoical stepgrandmother, Victoria, tells the harrowing tale of her tragic past that the pieces of the puzzle start to fall into place. Coming to terms with shocking revelations, Jill must also face the future.
Like father, like daughter by Anne Baker ( Book )
6 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and held by 168 libraries worldwide
Rebelling against the man she believes to be her father, Elin Jones flees her Welsh home and takes a job as housemaid to the Oxley family. Seduced and left pregnant by the heir, Mr. Laurence, Elin marries the family butler and endures a life of poverty and abuse. Only her love for her daughter, Laura, keeps her going. Laura grows up to have a successful career as a businesswoman, but her personal life is less successful. A twist of fate in Lagos Nigeria unites Laura with her wealthly relatives and enables her and her mother to find love and happiness at last.
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