Hearts of Gold Series by Catrin Collier

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  • Hearts of Gold: Volume 1 (Hearts of Gold #1)

    Hearts of Gold: Volume 1 (Hearts of Gold #1)

    Catrin Collier

    · 16 ratings · published 2011

    Trainee midwife Bethan Powell lives in the shadow of the workhouse during the Depression. It's difficult to say which is harder for her and fellow nurse Laura Ronconi--their grueling work in the hospital, or the frictions and financial hardships at home. Bethan's Communist miner father, rigidly Chapel mother, unruly brothers, and delightful but dubiously honest aunt, and Laura's vast Italian cafe-running family, cause the girls as much worry as any difficult case or strict ward sister... more

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  • A Silver Lining (Hearts of Gold #3)

    A Silver Lining (Hearts of Gold #3)

    Catrin Collier

    · 16 ratings · published 1994

    At sixteen, Rachel O'Brian finds herself alone in the world and accepts a home with an old friend of her father's, but she is unprepared for his wife's malice and cannot guess at the secret which feeds the woman's hatred. The younger Maxwells welcome Rachel to their Ayrshire farm, especially Ross, but he too has earned Gertrude Maxwell's spite. When Ross disappears Rachel is dismayed to find herself destitute and expecting his child... more

  • All That Glitters (Hearts of Gold #4)

    All That Glitters (Hearts of Gold #4)

    Catrin Collier

    · 16 ratings · published 1995

    Cornish smuggler Devlin 'Devil' Varcoe braves winter weather and revenue men to fetch the contraband on which Porthinnis depends for survival. Drawn to Jenefer Trevanion, whose father finances the smuggling operation, Devlin is seduced by beautiful wild-child Tamara Gillis. When fire destroys her home, Jenefer is forced to work in the pilchard cellars. Meanwhile, craving Tamara for himself, Thomas Varcoe plots murder to rid himself of the brother he hates... more

  • Such Sweet Sorrow (Hearts of Gold #5)

    Such Sweet Sorrow (Hearts of Gold #5)

    Catrin Collier

    · 16 ratings · published 1996

    Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work for yourself? Since the recent recession figures show that more and more people, both young and old, would rather set up their own business than continue searching for jobs that are scarce, and often end up being poorly-paid. In Be Your Own Boss, dozens of ordinary people who have taken the plunge and launched their own successful businesses, share their know-how on how to get started and on the common mistakes to avoid... more

  • Past Remembering (Hearts of Gold #6)

    Past Remembering (Hearts of Gold #6)

    Catrin Collier

    · 16 ratings · published 1997

    Jack-Knifed' is the first novel featuring DCI Martin Phelps and his team, based in the world-famous and vibrant Cardiff Bay. Mark Wilson, a decent, well-liked gay man, lives alone in a beautiful house in Cardiff. One Saturday evening, his closest friends go to his house for an evening of drinks and catching-up. Finding no answer, the concerned friends break in - to a horrific murder scene. For Mark Wilson has been brutally, sadistically murdered in his own home... more

  • Broken Rainbows (Hearts of Gold #7)

    Broken Rainbows (Hearts of Gold #7)

    Catrin Collier

    · 16 ratings · published 1998

    The third novel in the Long Road to Baghdad series, a vivid, moving, historically accurate account of a conflict between Eastern and Western Empires. 1916, Mesopotamia. The Turks order prisoners from the siege of Kut to march the hundreds of miles to Baghdad. The men are weak from starvation after the five-month siege, with many suffering from dysentery and diseases. They have no medical supplies - and then the hot weather begins.. more

  • Spoils of War (Hearts of Gold #8)

    Spoils of War (Hearts of Gold #8)

    Catrin Collier

    · 16 ratings · published 2000

    The shadow of the workhouse looms large over everyone in Pontypridd in the 1930's. A terrifying reminder of the fate of the sick and unemployed unable "pay their way" but Christmas is Christmas and while the workhouse staff, Drs Andrew John, Trevor Lewis and Nurses Bethan Powell, Laura Ronconi among them, try to bring cheer to the poor and dispossessed, a newly orphaned child waits for a Christmas miracle.

  • Magda's Daughter (Hearts of Gold #9)

    Magda's Daughter (Hearts of Gold #9)

    Catrin Collier

    · 16 ratings · published 2008

    In contrast to those who joined wagon trains to seek their fortune in the American West, John Hughes and his workers trek east. Shipping the machinery needed for his ironworks across the steppe by bullock train, Hughes heads for the land he's bought from Count Beletsky, who has no time for either foreigners or industry. Beletsky is at odds with his wilful, forward-thinking son, Alexei, who is protected by his quick-witted grandmother, the Dowager Catherine Ignatova... more

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