WorldCat Identities

Lightfoot, Freda 1942-

Overview
Works: 85 works in 407 publications in 1 language and 12,977 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Domestic fiction  Biographical fiction  Love stories  Romance fiction  Sagas  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6062.I423, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Freda Lightfoot
Reluctant queen by Freda Lightfoot( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 474 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. However, 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
Hostage queen by Freda Lightfoot( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 462 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
The queen and the courtesan by Freda Lightfoot( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 450 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 )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 402 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 )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freda Lightfoot turns her focus to the goings-on behind the scenes at Bertalone's Ice Cream Parlour in her latest novel set in the heart of Manchester's Champion Street Market
The Duchess of Drury Lane by Freda Lightfoot( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most famous comic actress of her day, Dorothy Jordan enters into a twenty-year relationship with the Duke of Clarence--later King William IV--with whom she has ten children but by whom she is ultimately betrayed
House of angels by Freda Lightfoot( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Lake District, 1908. It seems as though Livia, Ella and Maggie Angel lead a charmed life on a large country estate. But since the death of their mother, their family home has been far from a quiet haven as their bullying father is determined to marry off the girls to his greatest advantage
The promise by Freda Lightfoot( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 376 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
My lady deceiver by Freda Lightfoot( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 369 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?
That'll be the day by Freda Lightfoot( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While working on her busy flower stall in the Champion Street Market, Betty has lots of opportunities to observe her customers and speculate about their what their lives might be like. Sam is always buying his wife flowers so why does she always look so worn out and miserable? Then there's Leo who comes every week for flowers for his mum, but has never bought even a rosebud for his poor wife. Of course, for Betty, her own husband left a long time ago, so is it any wonder that she and her daughter have such a dim view of men. If only marriages could be happy - that'll be the day!
For all our tomorrows by Freda Lightfoot( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 354 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
Candy kisses by Freda Lightfoot( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A heart warming saga set against the backdrop of Manchester's Champion Street Market
Lonely teardrops by Freda Lightfoot( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'I need to tell you summat, lass. Summat you should've been told years ago ... 'It's the day of her beloved father's funeral and Harriet can hardly take in her grandmother's words. Joyce, the woman she has always called Mam, isn't her real mother after all. At least that explains why Joyce has always favoured Harriet's brother, Grant - blood is thicker than water. Her emotions in turmoil, Harriet discovers a streak of rebellion that puts into jeopardy everything she holds dear. Can she come back from the brink or will her life be full of lonely teardrops?
Putting on the style by Freda Lightfoot( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 323 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?
Watch for the talleyman by Freda Lightfoot( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The girl from Poor House Lane by Freda Lightfoot( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trapped by Jill Peters( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ring was on her finger but she was...trapped.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 as it seems. Oliver Stanton may be charming, handsome 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 she is living on a knife edge. She desperately needs help before he destroys her, but who can she turn to? As Oliver's cruelty escalates, can Carly find a way out of the marriage trap?
Wishing water by Freda Lightfoot( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 302 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 )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Angels at war by Freda Lightfoot( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two years have passed since Livia and her sisters suffered at the hands of their brutal father and all seems well in the Lake District: Livia is set to marry Jack Flint while her sisters are content at Todd Farm. Yet Livia dreams of running the neglected drapery business, that her father left her. But is she prepared to jeopardise the love she shares with Jack to achieve her wish? Standing in her way is wealthy, determined Matthew Grayson, his infuriating stubbornness clashes with Livia's tenacity. As her problems with Jack worsen, Livia finds it increasingly difficult to resist his charms
 
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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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English (129)

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Hostage queenThe queen and the courtesanWho's sorry now?House of angelsThe promiseThat'll be the dayFor all our tomorrowsCandy kisses