The Teacher at Donegal Bay

The Teacher at Donegal Bay

Anne Doughty

Anne Doughty

'An engaging story of opportunities lost and refound' Express Can love help her through the most difficult decisions? When Jenny McKinstry is offered a new post as the Head of English at her Belfast school she's elated! Yet she can't help but feel conflicted about the position. With all those around her mounting the pressure to start a family and her husband's career about to take off, Jenny feels bound by an overwhelming sense of duty. Will she be able to support her husband's ambitions and land her dream job... Prepare to be spirited away to rural Ireland in this stunning new saga from Anne Doughty. Previously published as A Few Late Roses. Readers LOVE Anne Doughty: 'I love all the books from this author' 'Beautifully written' 'Would recommend to everyone' 'Fabulous story, couldn't put it down!' 'Looking forward to the next one.'
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The Belfast Girl on Galway Bay

The Belfast Girl on Galway Bay

Anne Doughty

Anne Doughty

'An immensely readable, summer holiday of a book' Belfast Telegraph When Elizabeth Stewart, the only daughter of Protestant parents, announced that she wants to leave Belfast for the west coast of Ireland, her family can't help but question her judgement. What could she possibly find in leafy Lisara that isn't available in the city? A stranger in the village, Lizzie's presence draws the attention of all the locals. And her charming spritely nature doesn't escape the attention of the charming Patrick Delargy. It's not long before Lizzie discovers that more than the rolling green hills and beautiful landscapes have captured her heart... Prepare to be spirited away to rural Ireland in this stunning new saga series from Anne Doughty. Previously published as Stranger in the Place Readers LOVE Anne Doughty: 'I love all the books from this author' 'beautifully written' 'would recommend to everyone' 'Fabulous story, couldn't put it down!' 'Looking forward to the next one.'
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The Girl from Galloway

The Girl from Galloway

Anne Doughty

Anne Doughty

The hardest times can build the strongest friendships County Donegal, Ireland, April 1845. Since following her heart and moving from her comfortable home in Scotland to the harsh mountainside of Ardtur, County Donegal, Hannah McGinley hasn't had the easiest life. But surrounded by her two children and her loving husband Patrick she has found happiness. When her daughter returns home with news that her school may close as one of the teachers is moving away, Hannah feels compelled to take the vacant post. With the schoolmaster Daniel having lost his sight, Hannah knows that he won't be able to manage the children alone. But the money from teaching is poor and as the potato crops begin to fail all around them, times are getting tougher still. Will Hannah be able to help her family and save the school? This lyrical saga full of depth and emotion will sweep you away to a simpler time. Readers LOVE Anne Doughty: 'I love all the books from this author' 'beautifully written' 'would...
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Last Summer in Ireland

Last Summer in Ireland

Anne Doughty

Anne Doughty

Can she unlock the secrets of her past? Deirdre Weston, a London journalist, returns to her family home in Armagh to come to terms with the death of her mother. Faced with painful memories of her own past, Deirdre despairs of the task she has set herself. In her deepest need she encounters Deara, the handmaiden of the Lady Merdaine from the capital of ancient Ulster. During her stay, Deirdre unearths what happened in Deara's fifth century life, a time as turbulent and troubled in Ireland as the late twentieth century has been. As events unfold, both women discover the strength which flows from the love and support of the other – and the transforming power of courage. Prepare to be spirited away to rural Ireland in this stunning new saga from Anne Doughty. Previously published as Summer of the Hawthorn Readers LOVE Anne Doughty: 'I love all the books from this author' 'beautifully written' 'would recommend to everyone' 'Fabulous story, couldn't put it down!' 'Looking forward to the...
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Second Chance at the Belfast Guesthouse

Second Chance at the Belfast Guesthouse

Anne Doughty

Anne Doughty

Will love be enough to overcome the odds? It is 1960 and Clare Hamilton is returning home to her beloved Armagh to marry Andrew, her childhood sweetheart. Full of the hope and possibilities of a newlywed couple, they plan to turn Andrew's ancestral home into a guesthouse. Their ambition is to use their income to buy back the land of the former family estate so that Andrew can quit his hated job as a solicitor and farm the land he had known as a boy. But the sixties are a time of change, and when political unrest increases bookings begin to decline... Can the pair save their beloved guesthouse and achieve their dreams for a better life? Prepare to be spirited away to rural Ireland in this stunning new saga from Anne Doughty. Previously published as Come Rain, Come Shine Readers LOVE Anne Doughty: 'I love all the books from this author' 'beautifully written' 'would recommend to everyone' 'Fabulous story, couldn't put it down!' 'Looking forward to the next one.'
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The Hamiltons of Ballydown

The Hamiltons of Ballydown

Anne Doughty

Anne Doughty

At the close of the nineteenth century the Hamilton family is enjoying new-found security and modest prosperity. John is a respected employee at the local mill and Rose's four children are growing into young men and women of whom she can feel justly proud. But as she watches them make their own choices - and mistakes - she must draw on an inner reserve of steadfastness to face what the future holds.
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The Woman from Kerry

The Woman from Kerry

Anne Doughty

Anne Doughty

Little Rose McGinley is just seven years old when her family is evicted from their Donegal home, victims of the Clearances of 1861. It is the first step in a long journey for Rose, one that takes her from Donegal to Kerry, and back again to the North. But the feisty girl blossoms into a woman of character with courage and the determination to keep her family together, against all the odds.
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The Hawthorns Bloom in May

The Hawthorns Bloom in May

Anne Doughty

Anne Doughty

Now a grandmother, Rose Hamilton has much to be thankful for in the steady love of her husband John and their relative prosperity. But she is concerned for her children: recently widowed, Sarah is burdened with grief; Sam, married to the cold Martha, is struggling to keep up with his large family. But it is the Easter Rising of 1916 that will make the greatest demand upon them all.
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Come Rain, Come Shine

Come Rain, Come Shine

Anne Doughty

Anne Doughty

1960. Clare Hamilton is returning home to Armagh to marry Andrew Hamilton, her childhood sweetheart. They plan to open Andrew's ancestral home, Drumsollen, as a guest house. Things start well, but when bookings decline, their business and plans are put in jeopardy. And with increasing political turmoil and religious tensions close to home they have to wonder if, despite all their efforts, their project might fail...
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Beyond the Green Hills

Beyond the Green Hills

Anne Doughty

Anne Doughty

The summer of 1957 is the happiest of times for Clare Hamilton, despite a recent loss. She will shortly embark on her final year at Queens University, Belfast, and she is engaged to marry Andrew Richardson, the young man she has known and loved throughout her teenage years. Together they plan for a future which will take them far beyond the green hills of Ulster. Andrew has always wanted to farm and Clare is happy to find a teaching job wherever they can find land to develop. But when their hopes and dreams are shattered by a family tragedy, Clare finds herself taking the Liverpool boat alone, to a new destination in Paris, and to a life of glamour, travel and excitement that the orphan Clare, growing up in a house by the forge, surrounded by orchards, damp meadows and low green hills, could never have imagined. Yet there is a part of Clare that will never forget Andrew, nor the beloved landscape of her childhood.
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Shadow on the Land

Shadow on the Land

Anne Doughty

Anne Doughty

It is 1942, and the Second World War has been going on for three wearying years. Although outside the bombing area of German planes, the quiet countryside of County Down is far from peaceful. The textile mills around Banbridge are running on 24 hour shifts and Alex Hamilton is struggling to keep over-worked machinery going with no prospect of getting replacements and pressure rising all the time for fabric, uniforms, and woven equipment, all so desperately needed. Alex's wife Emily has struggles too, rationing and shortages of both food and fuel make it hard to provide food and comfort not only for their own son and daughters, but for the many young American soldiers stationed nearby, far from home and suffering loneliness. Throughout the most desperate of times there is still a welcome for friends and strangers and there are still moments of unexpected happiness at even the darkest of times.
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On a Clear Day

On a Clear Day

Anne Doughty

Anne Doughty

Little Clare Hamilton is just nine years old when her childhood is abruptly ended by the sudden death of both her parents in a typhoid epidemic. Although part of a large extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins in and around Armagh, Clare feels bereft, and with the cares of the world on her shoulders. Claire settles for a time in Belfast, but she longs to go back to live in the country, and she seizes the opportunity of returning to her blacksmith grandfather. At first tentative and awkward, the relationship between the old man and his granddaughter develops into a warm and loving bond that will sustain Clare through the years of her adolescence, as she grows into a lovely, intelligent young woman with the world at her feet.
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For Many a Long Day

For Many a Long Day

Anne Doughty

Anne Doughty

Salter's Grange, County Armagh, 1932. For Sam Hamilton and Robert Scott, the world has changed greatly since the days when they played together outside their fathers' forge. Now in their fifties, with families of their own, they are grateful to have work at a time of mass-unemployment and little security for many of those who do have jobs. Focusing on the heartache of Sam's younger son and namesake, and the loneliness and anxiety of Robert's beloved youngest daughter, Ellie, For Many a Long Day is a story of courage and friendship, of disappointment and achievement, and most of all, of the final triumph of patience and love.
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