WorldCat Identities

Lightfoot, Freda 1942-

Overview
Works: 123 works in 469 publications in 1 language and 13,279 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  Biographical fiction  Romance fiction  Suspense fiction  Sagas 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6062.I423, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Freda Lightfoot
The Duchess of Drury Lane by Freda Lightfoot( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 485 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 463 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 queen and the courtesan by Freda Lightfoot( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 454 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 )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 444 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
Lady of passion : the story of Mary Robinson by Freda Lightfoot( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 418 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
Who's sorry now? by Freda Lightfoot( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 407 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
My lady deceiver by Freda Lightfoot( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 389 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?
House of angels by Freda Lightfoot( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 386 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 )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 382 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 )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 357 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 348 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. Her husband went off long ago, and she and her daughter, Lynda, have a dim view of men
For all our tomorrows by Freda Lightfoot( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Sunday Times bestselling author, Freda Lightfoot. 1943, when hundreds of US Marines arrive at a quiet Cornish town, two lives will never be the same again. 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? A compelling family drama for fans for Maureen Lee and Katie Flynn
Angels at war by Freda Lightfoot( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 302 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
Trapped by Freda Lightfoot( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 300 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
Putting on the style by Freda Lightfoot( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 296 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 )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 291 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
Wishing water by Freda Lightfoot( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 290 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
Watch for the talleyman by Freda Lightfoot( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The talleyman offers to wipe Dolly Tomkins slate clean in return for Dolly's favours but she can't bring herself to do it. Instead, she takes him on at his own game, and in the process is in danger of losing the love of her life
Fools fall in love by Freda Lightfoot( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patsy Bowman is a newcomer to the Champion Street market. Riddled with insecurities, her impudence wins her enemies as well as many new friends. But her curiosity soon starts to unravel secrets that the Higginson sisters would much rather keep hidden. Elsewhere, Belle Garside considers herself to be Queen of the market, and when its very existence is threatened by a housing development company, she has two choices. Either she can start a campaign to save the market, or she can let the plan go ahead and make herself a large profit
Polly's war by Freda Lightfoot( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 273 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
 
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Reluctant queen
Alternative Names

controlled identityCarr, Marion, 1942-

controlled identityPeters, Jill, 1942-

Lightfoot, Freda

Lightfoot, Freda M.

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The queen and the courtesanHostage queenWho's sorry now?House of angelsThe promiseCandy kissesThat'll be the dayFor all our tomorrows