WorldCat Identities

Lightfoot, Freda 1942-

Works: 100 works in 493 publications in 1 language and 12,712 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Domestic fiction  Biographical fiction  Romance fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6062.I423, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Freda Lightfoot
The Duchess of Drury Lane by Freda Lightfoot( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Growing up in a poverty-stricken, fatherless household, Dorothy Jordan overcame her humble beginnings to become the most famous comic actress of her day. It was while performing on Drury Lane that Dorothy caught the eye of the Duke of Clarence, later to become King William IV. Her twenty-year relationship with the Duke was one of great happiness and domesticity, producing ten children. But ultimately, Dorothy's generous nature was her undoing and she was to be cruelly betrayed by the man she loved"--Provided by publisher
Reluctant queen by Freda Lightfoot( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Gabrielle d'Estrees is one of love, betrayal, intrigue and tragedy. All she wanted was to marry for love, and enjoy the respectability of a happy marriage. But in the court of sixteenth century France this was almost impossible to achieve. She was sold by her own mother to three different lovers before catching the eye of a king. Is the love of a king enough to secure Gabrielle the happiness and respectability she craves, and a crown for her son as the next dauphin of France?
Lady of passion : the story of Mary Robinson by Freda Lightfoot( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beautiful and talented actress, poet and fashion icon, Mary Robinson was one of the most famous women of her time - yet she died virtually penniless, her reputation in ruins. Mary was destined always to be betrayed by the men she loved - her father, her husband and, most seriously, by the Prince of Wales, later George IV, for whom Mary gave up her career, her husband and her independence, only to be cruelly abandoned. This is her enthralling story: a tale of ambition, passion, scandal and heartbreak
The queen and the courtesan by Freda Lightfoot( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henriette d'Entragues isn't satisfied with simply being the mistress of Henry IV of France; she wants a crown too. Despite his promises to marry her, the King is obliged by political necessity to ally himself with a rich Italian princess. But Henriette isn't one for giving up easily. All she has to do to achieve her ambition is to give Henry a son, and then do whatever it takes to set him on the throne
Hostage queen by Freda Lightfoot( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marguerite de Valois, the most beautiful woman in the French Court, is the subject of great intrigue. She loves Henri of Guise, but is married off to Henry of Navarre, which (her mother hopes) will bring peace to the realm. But within days, the streets of Paris are awash with blood, and Marguerite and her new husband are held hostage by her own family. Can they ever hope to escape alive in a court rife with murder, jealousy and hunger for power, it will not be an easy task
Who's sorry now? by Freda Lightfoot( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Things aren't quite that simple in the noisy, warm-hearted Bertalone family. Carmina is the glamorous one, the sexy extrovert who has the boys flocking like bees round the honeypot - all except Luc Fabriani, who for some unaccountable reason seems to prefer her sister Gina. Gina is quiet and shy, the apple of her over-protective parents' eye, and much too young to have a boyfriend. Innocent and naive, Gina believes her sister when she spreads malicious lies about Luc: what has Carmina got to gain by breaking her sister's heart? But lies have a habit of being found out and trapping the liar in a web of deceit, as Carmina is about to discover
House of angels by Freda Lightfoot( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It's the Lake District, 1908. To all appearances, Livia, Ella and Maggie Angel lead a privileged life in a large country estate, with seemingly little to disturb their happiness, but since the death of their mother, their family home has been a far from a quiet haven for them. Their bully of a father, Josiah Angel, who runs a high-class department store and has aspirations of becoming the town mayor, sees his daughters as mere bargaining tools in his property empire. . . When the sisters discover their father had an affair many years ago, which resulted in the birth of a baby girl, they determine to find their half-sister, and their search begins in the local workhouse. Mercy, however, is not so sure she wants to be found - throughout the hardships of life in the Angel family, the four sisters must learn to pull together to survive, and to choose their own destiny."--Publisher description
The promise by Freda Lightfoot( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

San Francisco, 1904. Georgia Briscoe has fallen in love with a British sailor, but her family much prefers the charming businessman, Drew Kemp. However, it isn't long before Drew is exposed as a greedy gambler with a penchant for other women. Georgia decides to escape but disaster thwarts her plans. 1948. Chrissie Kemp travels to the Lake District to try to reconcile the feud between her mother Vanessa and her grandmother Georgia. But Chrissie ends up discovering more about her family's history than she bargained for
Candy kisses by Freda Lightfoot( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everyone on Champion Street loves Aunty Dot's homemade sweets and chocolates. And everyone loves Aunty Dot: the plump, smiling woman has provided a loving home for many a troubled child like Lizzie Pringle. Lizzie would do anything for her foster mother -- even taking on local sweet manufacturer and bully, Cedric Finch. That is, until she falls for his son, Charlie ... Meanwhile, Dena can't believe that Barry Holmes would hurt her beloved daughter: he's been like a favourite uncle to the little girl. But there's no smoke without fire ... And the residents of Champion Street are about to find that chocolate can be bitter, as well as sweet
That'll be the day by Freda Lightfoot( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working on her busy flower stall in Champion Street Market, Betty has lots of opportunities to observe her customers, and to speculate on their lives. Sam regularly buys bouquets for his wife, Judy, so why does she always look so worn out and miserable? Leo comes every week for flowers for his mother, but has never bought so much as a rosebud for his elegant wife. Of course, Betty's own husband went off long ago, so is it any wonder if she and her daughter, Lynda, have such a dim view of men. If only all marriages could be happy ... That'll be the day
Trapped by Freda Lightfoot( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'I'm lying sobbing on the floor, head reeling, unable to believe that my husband of just four weeks has knocked me flying.' Carly Stanton is a lucky girl. Newly married to the man of her dreams, a beautiful home with her family close by and with a job she adores. But all is not quite as it seems. Oliver Stanton may be charming and utterly gorgeous with dark good looks and captivating blue-grey eyes, as well as being successful and financially secure, but once the ring is on her finger, Carly discovers there's a darker side to his nature. He is possessive and controlling, sapping her confidence so that she feels as if she is living on a knife edge, her nerves in shreds. Carly knows that she desperately needs help before he destroys her. But who can she turn to? Not her family who think he is Mr Wonderful. As Oliver's cruelty escalates, can Carly find a way out of the marriage trap?"--Global Books in Print
Wishing water by Freda Lightfoot( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lissa Turner seems to have everything a girl could hope for: she's pretty and intelligent, has warm and devoted parents and a beautiful home in the Lake District. However, Lissa is not happy, for her real mother abandoned Lissa when she was still a baby, and her feelings of confusion and vulnerability have persisted through the years
Kitty Little by Freda Lightfoot( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Katherine, Charlotte and Esme. Three girls seeking escape. Against the theatrical backdrop of the Lakes, a real-life drama is played out: One that threatens to destroy the very dream that brought them together, and the close friendship they once enjoyed. Each is captivated by the idea of a travelling theatre. Each pretending to be someone she is not. All are in love with the same man
Putting on the style by Freda Lightfoot( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1950s Manchester, folk are just emerging from the shadow of the war. Money is still tight, and the bustling market is a source of tempting bargains - as well as the local gossip. Dena loves her Saturday job at Belle Garside's market café, and her ready smile makes her a universal favourite. She is soon in thrall to Belle's two sons; good looking, exciting and dangerous but fate has other plans in store. When her younger brother is killed by a gang of young thugs Dena is taken into care. Later, when she returns to her beloved market, she valiantly tries to rebuild her life. Only when it is far too late does Dena begin to ask herself the terrifying question: has she fallen in love with her brother's killer?
Lonely teardrops by Freda Lightfoot( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harriet finds out that her mother isn't really her mother at all. That explains why Joyce has always favoured her brother. She discovers a streak of rebellion that puts into jeopardy everything she holds dear
The girl from Poor House Lane by Freda Lightfoot( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.66 (from 0.47 for The Duches ... to 0.76 for Who's sorr ...)

Reluctant queen
Alternative Names

controlled identityCarr, Marion, 1942-

controlled identityPeters, Jill, 1942-

Lightfoot, Freda

Lightfoot, Freda M.

English (125)

The queen and the courtesanHostage queenWho's sorry now?House of angelsThe promiseCandy kissesThat'll be the dayTrapped