WorldCat Identities

Lightfoot, Freda 1942-

Works: 105 works in 553 publications in 1 language and 12,724 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 )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 567 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
The queen and the courtesan by Freda Lightfoot( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 500 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
Lady of passion : the story of Mary Robinson by Freda Lightfoot( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 484 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
My lady deceiver by Freda Lightfoot( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1905. Rosie Belsfield feels as if her life has ended when she is rejected from Ellis Island and put on the next boat back to England, leaving her family behind. But fate gives her a second chance when she befriends Lady Rosalind, a pregnant widow on her way to the home of her late husband's father, the wealthy Sir Ralph Tregowan. Having boarded the ship with one identity, fate decrees that Rosie leave it with another. As Rosie arrives in Cornwall as 'Rosalind', she must fend for herself amongst a new and bitterly resentful family. Rosie becomes increasingly trapped by her deception and the cruelty of those around her - the only light at the end of the tunnel seems to be the enigmatic Bryce Tregowan. With him the promise of a new life beckons, one of riches and even a title in beautiful Cornwall, but it is also one fraught with danger should her deceit be discovered. As she falls deeper into love and lies, can Rosie keep up the act, or will her secrets reveal themselves? And to what consequences?
Reluctant queen by Freda Lightfoot( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Gabrielle d'Estrées 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, she was sold by her own mother to three different lovers before catching the eye of a king
The promise by Freda Lightfoot( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 441 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
Hostage queen by Freda Lightfoot( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 419 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 the hunger for power, it will not be an easy task
House of angels by Freda Lightfoot( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 415 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
Who's sorry now? by Freda M Lightfoot( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 381 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
Angels at war by Freda Lightfoot( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two years have passed since Livia and her sisters were made to suffer the harsh brutality of their corrupt father and finally all seems well in the Lake District
For all our tomorrows by Freda Lightfoot( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1943, when hundreds of US Marines arrive at a quiet Cornish town, two lives will never be the same again. 'A real page turner with a very satisfying end.' - Anne Bennett Trapped in a small town resistant to change, Bette can't resist handsome GI, Chad. But when reality draws in, Bette realises that their love was based on empty promises. Meanwhile Bette's sister Sarah, is tormented by her possessive husband, but even his jealous attempts to keep her out of temptation can't prevent Sarah falling for officer Charlie. Caught in the very worst of times with the turmoil and upheaval of war all around them, can these sisters find a brighter future for tomorrow' From Sunday Times bestselling author, Freda Lightfoot. Don't miss her brand new book Home is Where the Heart Is - coming November 2015 A compelling family drama for fans for Maureen Lee and Katie Flynn
That'll be the day by Freda Lightfoot( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 315 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 M Lightfoot( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 283 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 279 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
Lonely teardrops by Freda Lightfoot( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 278 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
Kitty Little by Freda M Lightfoot( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 276 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
Polly's war by Freda Lightfoot( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World War II may be over, but Polly Pride feels as though the fighting has moved to her own home. Polly sees she risks losing everything, but refuses to go back to Ancoats and a life of grinding poverty. And she won't stand by and watch her family tear itself to pieces
Putting on the style by Freda M Lightfoot( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 265 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?
The girl from Poor House Lane by Freda Lightfoot( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luckpenny land by Freda Lightfoot( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Reluctant queen
Reluctant queenThe promiseHostage queenHouse of angelsWho's sorry now?Angels at warFor all our tomorrowsThat'll be the day
Alternative Names

controlled identityCarr, Marion, 1942-

controlled identityPeters, Jill, 1942-

Lightfoot, Freda

Lightfoot, Freda M.

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