WorldCat Identities

Goodwin, Rosie

Works: 30 works in 118 publications in 1 language and 2,102 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Historical fiction  Pictorial works  Romance fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6107.O63, 823.92
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Rosie Goodwin
Crying shame by Rosie Goodwin( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Claire Nightingale is haunted by the memory of childhood abuse and the painful choices she was forced to make. Longing to find peace, she knows she must first confront her demons. Moving to Solihull with her adopted daughter Nikki, she tries to make amends with the family she left behind. But Claire is not the only one hurting: Nikki is scarred by her own abusive past, and their relationship, once loving, becomes fraught with tension and resentment. Struggling to come to terms with their pain, it is not long before ghosts from the past bring a new threat that jeopardises the possibility of any future happiness...A heartbreaking tale of abuse, courage and, above all, the redemptive power of love
The soldier's daughter by Rosie Goodwin( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bryony Valentine lives at home with her mother Lois, father James and two younger siblings. For as long as Bryony can remember, she has been soft on the boy next door, Eddie, but her best friend Ruth has feelings for him too. When the Luftwaffe begin their bombing campaign of the midlands, Eddie is called up to serve, as is James, and Bryony's world is torn apart. Each day the telegrams pour in to different families along their street and Bryony can only pray for their safety. Lois' family disowned her when she met Bryony's father, but when the wartime evacuees need a safe home - Lois' parents open their doors. The three Valentine children are dispatched to Cornwall - far from the bombs and far from the only world they've ever known. A family displaced. Futures in the hands of enemy bombs. Will the Valentine family ever unite and will Bryony ever see Eddie again?
The bad apple by Rosie Goodwin( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louise Hart's husband Paul has caused her no end of pain, so when the opportunity arises, Louise and her son Davey escape and go and live in Tanglewood, the dilapidated ivy-clad mansion where her mother runs an animal sanctuary. Louise, frightened and miserable, longs to be free of her past, and to create a new life for Davey and herself. But Paul is in trouble with some very dangerous men and he is unable to pay his debts. He blackmails Louise and her loved ones, and keeps a shadowy presence over their lives, so that even the arrival of Charlie Fox, a stranger who befriends them, cannot guarantee for them a future that will be safe
Moonlight and ashes by Rosie Goodwin( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Second World War has been declared, and in Coventry Maggie's abusive husband Sam signs up while drunk. He tries to run away, but is caught and sent into battle. David, his noble twin brother; and Maggie's first love; has already gone to the front. Meanwhile, the terrifying bombings at home finally persuade Maggie to evacuate her eight-year-old twins to North Wales, where the poor children are separated. Lizzie seems to be in the perfect family, while Danny is left in a big, cold house with a severe-looking man who resents his presence. But appearances can be deceptive, and while Maggie, her younger daughter and her mother struggle to survive the horrors of the German bombing, her children face danger of a different kind
Tilly Trotter's legacy by Rosie Goodwin( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With Steve by her side, Tilly attempts to help her disturbed children but Steve's mother's machinations complicate matters for her
The sand dancer by Rosie Goodwin( Recording )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite her success as a writer, Maisie's life has never been easy. But with the help of Hamilton, the imaginary horse she conjures up to escape harsh reality, her humour and courage pull her through. When Maisie marries for the third time, however, her hopes of happiness are soon shattered by her husband Tommy's jealous behaviour. After an apparent tragic accident in London, Maisie reluctantly agrees to move back to her hometown of Fellburn, Tyneside, where Tommy will start a new business. At first, it is a fresh start for her family, but Tommy's behaviour becomes increasingly erratic and one of his employees, a strange man nicknamed The Sand Dancer, strikes fear into her heart every time she meets him. Maisie begins to avoid Tommy's place of work. Little does she know that he is concealing something so terrible that it could eventually destroy everything she holds dear"--Pub. description
Yesterday's shadows by Rosie Goodwin( Recording )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Kate Cleary's father is killed in the pit, her first emotion is one of relief. A nasty bully, he has made her life hell since her mother died when Kate was a small child. At last she feels free, even is she must still care for her sister Nuala, who depends on Kate for everything. After finding a mysterious collection of letters hidden by their father, Kate discovers an unknown aunt who offers them a home and for the first time Kate feels loved and safe. But her peace is shattered by an astonishing revelation from Nuala, and a series of brutal attacks on local women. Kate turns to a handsome widower Martin Denby, but is his kindness too good to be true?"--Pub. description
The misfit by Rosie Goodwin( Recording )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rebecca's adopted, but her new father can't warm to her, and her mother can't succeed in turning her into the princess she longs for. When her adoptive mother dies, her aunt takes her in, and soon Rebecca's life is worse than ever. She longs to escape to the circus that visits her town - but will she ever find happiness?
The maid's courage by Rosie Goodwin( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ginny is devastated by the death of her mother, her two little brothers and her sister - but her father is destroyed by the loss. After a series of drunken mistakes, her father is imprisoned for murder, and Ginny and her little brother Charlie lose the only home they've ever known. Worse is to come. Charlie is only eight years old and has a weak chest. Ginny is determined to keep him with her, but he is taken to the workhouse before she has a chance to save him. Lonely and desperate, Ginny wanders the streets of Nuneaton. She finds honest work at the pie shop - until she is forced to fight off the unwanted advances of the baker and she's out on the streets. It's only then that she remembers her father's final words - the housekeeper of Lamp Hill Hall will help her. Soon Ginny is employed as a laundry maid, the very lowest rung of the ladder. Her beauty and grace mean that she catches the eye of the house's mistress, who raises Ginny up to play lady's maid to the difficult and demanding Miss Diana. All Ginny wants is to find her brother - and it will take all her strength of heart and courage to bring her family together again
Bad apple by Rosie Goodwin( Recording )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coventry 1959. Louise Hart and her son Davey, escape from her callous husband Paul and flee to Tanglewood, a dilapidated mansion where her mother runs an animal sanctuary. She hopes to create a new life for herself and her son, but Paul is in trouble and begins to blackmail Louise and all who love her
A band of steel by Rosie Goodwin( Recording )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Adina and her family are forced to flee Cologne to escape the vicious menace of German invasion in 1938, leaving their luxurious lifestyle is painful. Harder still is finding herself a refugee in a foreign country. But Adina is a compassionate and determined girl and as they settle into a new life in the Midlands she finds the strength to survive. However, her brother and sister aren¡t so lucky and their family ties are stretched to breaking point. And then Adina runs the risk of losing her family forever when she is drawn towards the one man she should never fall in love with
Dancing till midnight by Rosie Goodwin( Recording )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life has been cruel to Grace Collins. Orphaned as a young child, she is raised by her bitter and religious aunt, Emily. Starved of love, she falls for the first man who shows her affection, Barry Swan, and when she becomes pregnant Emily disowns her. Barry and Grace marry and for a while Grace knows happiness, but can't help feeling something is missing. When Barry indulges her passion for ballroom dancing, the gap seems to be filled - until she meets handsome, charming Philip Golding, who sweeps her off her feet, but draws her into a web of deceit and fear
Moonlight and Ashes by Rosie Goodwin( Recording )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maggie Bright feels she's blessed with her eight-year-old twins, Danny and Lizzie, and baby Lucy, but when World War Two is declared Maggie knows that her blessings may be about to run out ... Although the war means that Maggie can escape her abusive husband when he's sent to the front line, the twins are evacuated to Wales and separated for the first time in their young lives. As Maggie and Lucy struggle to survive the German bombings, the twins face danger of a different kind. It feels as though only a miracle will bring Maggie's family back together
The ribbon weaver, Rosie Goodwin by Rosie Goodwin( Recording )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One winter's night, Molly Ernshaw rescues a newborn baby from the snow and changes two families for ever. The tiny girl grows into a beautiful and gifted young woman. Although devoted to Molly, Amy longs to move beyond ribbon-weaving to designing the hats and clothes the ribbon adorns. Her talent is recognised by Samuel Forrester, the influential owner of famous hat factories and shops. But Samuel is a haunted man with secrets in his past. His son's wife, Eugenie, is deeply troubled, and when Amy's flair leads her to London and then Paris, Eugenie is consumed with jealousy. Amy's dream seem to be coming true, but as more secrets are revealed Amy must choose where her heart truly belongs
The Mallen secret by Rosie Goodwin( Recording )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catherine Cookson's classic family lives on ... Each and every generation of the Mallen family has been beset by unhappiness and tragedy - it is said that they are cursed by the dramatic white streak in their jet-black hair. Now, the horror of World War One has finally come to an end and, as with so many other families, the Mallen family has been devastated by loss, injury and memories that are almost too terrible to bear. As they struggle to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of war, secrets and lies from generations past will come to light - causing destruction of a different kind
Rough diamond by Rosie Goodwin( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life is tough on the cobbled backstreet courtyards of Abbey Street, Warwickshire, in the 1840s: boys are destined for the pit and girls for the mill. Despite this, clever, feisty Maryann is happy there - until her mother dies. Her family collapses, leaving Maryann coping with everything, exhausted and lonely
Dilly's hope by Rosie Goodwin( Recording )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hardworking widow Dilly Carey has struggled out of poverty to make a successful life for herself. Surrounded by her children and grandchildren, Dilly should be content, but she is still troubled by the one secret she must never share. Olivia, the daughter Dilly gave away at birth, cannot find out the real truth about her parentage. It's time for Dilly to make her peace with the choice that she was forced to make. As Dilly finds the strength and courage to visit her son's grave on the battlefields of the Great War, will she also find a way to a new happiness - and a new love?
Forsaken by Rosie Goodwin( Recording )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born on a Friday, Sophie Winters has always been a loving and giving child, who'd do anything for her family, yet her father Bill has always seemed to resent her. Sophie lives with Bill's animosity - until the night he returns home drunk and forces himself on her. Left pregnant and ashamed at seventeen, Sophie doesn't know where to turn, so when she meets the charming Ben Lewis and he offers her refuge at his mother's hotel, she accepts. Sophie is not the only pregnant runaway staying there, and she soon begins to realise that there is little goodness in the Lewises' hearts
Splendid cities : color your way to calm by Rosie Goodwin( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mother's shame by Rosie Goodwin( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One dismal day in 1857, Maria Mundy arrives at the local mental asylum, Hatter's Hall, not as an inmate but as a worker. Here, she is ordered to care for Isabelle Montgomery, the daughter of an influential land-owner. But Isabelle is not insane. She, like many other young women confined within the solitary walls, has been banished here by her family. Hatter's Hall hides unmarried women, in the family way, from prying eyes{uFFFD} As the women{uFFFD}s lives become entwined, they realise the perils of their predicament and plan an escape. There is one person who can help them, Isabelle{uFFFD}s brother Joshua {uFFFD} who can barely keep his eyes off Maria {uFFFD} in search of a new life. For if they stay at Hatter{uFFFD}s Hall, there{uFFFD}s every chance they might never leave{uFFFD}
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Tilly Trotter's legacy
Alternative Names
Yates, Rosemarie

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The bad appleMoonlight and ashesTilly Trotter's legacyDancing till midnightMoonlight and AshesThe Mallen secret