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By Holmes, Valerie, author
Paperback. English.
Published Leicester: Linford, 2017
1815: Parthena arrives in a small Yorkshire village to take up a post as governess, only to find that the family has moved away, leaving her stranded...

By Holmes, Valerie, author
Paperback. English.
Published Leicester: Linford, 2016
Laura Pennington is the wilful daughter of self-made man Obadiah Pennington. Having risen from being a humble fisherman's daughter, she is still adjusting...

By Holmes, Valerie, author
Paperback. English.
Published Leicester: Thorpe, 2016
Large print edition
After the death of their father and the removal of their gentle mother to debtors' prison, Regan and her brother Isaac are left in desperate circumstances...

By Holmes, Valerie, author
Paperback. English.
Published Leicester: Thorpe, 2015
Large print edition
When her coach jolts to an abrupt halt, stopped by a highwayman, Ruth and her companions fear for their lives. But the gentleman robber seeks only to...

By Holmes, Valerie
Paperback. English.
Published Leicester: Linford, 2009
Molly Mason dreams of escaping the clutches of her stepmother, Cecilly Cresswell. She plans to make her escape by becoming apprentice to her friend, local...

By Holmes, Valerie
Paperback. English.
Published Leicester: Linford, 2007
Large print ed
Amelia and her sister Ruth have mixed feelings when their impetuous mother decided the should stay with her sister, Sarah, in the harbour town of Whitby...

By Holmes, Valerie
Paperback. English.
Published Leicester: Linford, 2011
Florence Swan's plan is to escape from Benford Mill School for young women before she is forced to work in their cotton mill. She crosses the path of...

By Holmes, Valerie
Paperback. English.
Published Leicester: Linford, 2010
When Carole falls in love she thinks William feels the same about her but he's a man of faith. Carole is hesitant about expressing her true feelings to...

By Holmes, Valerie
Paperback. English.
Published Leicester: Linford, 2012
Sophie dreams of an exciting life away from her strict education in a workhouse. Through an agency she applies for a position as a governess in New South...

By Holmes, Valerie
Paperback. English.
Published Leicester: Linford, 2012
Teresa, as a child, dreamt of the day when the secret inside a tin box would be revealed to her. However, as she grows into a young woman her life changes...
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