Belle Books In Publication Order
- Belle (2011)
- The Promise (2012)
- Survivor (2014)
Ellie Books In Publication Order
- Ellie (1996)
- Camellia (1997)
Standalone Novels In Publication Order
- Georgia (1993)
- Tara (1994)
- Charity (1995)
- Rosie (1998)
- Charlie (1998)
- Never Look Back (2000)
- Trust Me (2001)
- Till We Meet Again (2002)
- Father Unknown (2002)
- Remember Me (2003)
- Secrets (2004)
- Hope (2006)
- A Lesser Evil (2006)
- Gypsy (2008)
- Faith (2008)
- Stolen (2010)
- Forgive Me (2013)
- Without a Trace (2015)
- Dead to Me (2016)
- The Woman in the Wood (2017)
- Affair Start (2017)
- The House Across the Street (2018)
- You’ll Never See Me Again (2019)
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Lesley Pearse Books Overview
London 1910. Fifteen year old Belle has lived in a brothel in Seven Dials all her life, with no understanding of what happens in the rooms upstairs. But her innocence is shattered when she witnesses the murder of one of the girls and, subsequently snatched from the streets by the killer, she is sold into prostitution in Paris. No longer mistress of her own fate, Belle is blown across the globe to sensuous New Orleans where she comes of age and learns to enjoy life as a courtesan. Yet thoughts of home and the knowledge her status as golden girl cannot last compel her to break out of her gilded cage. But Belle finds escaping tougher than she imagined, for her life is threatened by desperate men who crave her beauty and attention. Armed only with resourcefulness and spirit, she has a long and dangerous journey ahead of her. Will courage be enough to sustain her? Can she make it back to her family and friends and find her chance at true happiness? Number One bestseller Lesley Pearse has created in Belle a hero*ine for our times: a strong woman who stands up for right in a world turned bad.
Will Rosie ever escape from her brutal brothers? As a child Rosie Parker spent the war years battling her brutish half brothers Seth and Norman on the farm under the less than watchful eye of her father Cole. But when housekeeper Heather Farley arrives, Rosie finds a mother and a friend to look after her. Several years later, Thomas Farley comes to find his sister. Rosie can only tell him that she disappeared in mysterious circumstances, abandoning her small son Alan. Determined to get young Alan and Rosie out of the clutches of Cole and his sons, Thomas helps unearth a terrible truth about the family. This is a truth that forces Rosie away from the farm and out into a cruel world where she must somehow come to terms with her shocking past. Is it possible that the man who brought ruin on her family might also bring happiness to Rosie?
Can young Charlie find the strength to save her family? One glorious summer’s day, sixteen year old Charlie Welsh has her privileged childhood brought to an abrupt and terrifying end when she witnesses her mother being brutally attacked in her own garden by two strangers. With her father mysteriously away Charlie has to face up to sinister forces that seem intent on shattering her family and even her belief in her parents. But she is not alone. Charlie meets kind, funny student Andrew, whose love helps her through the hard times and further unexpected tragedy. Together, can they unravel the mysteries of the past that haunt the Welsh family? And will facing up to those mysteries destroy their love for each other or make it stronger?
From the slums of Victorian London to a New World! Matilda Jennings was a poor flower girl in Covent Garden until the day she saved the life of a minister’s daughter called Tabitha. Drawn into the bosom of little Tabitha’s family, she little realizes it will soon mean uprooting her own life. For Matilda leaves Victorian London’s slums and heads first for the darkest corners of New York, then beyond into the plains of the Wild West and San Francisco’s gold rush. With only her beauty, intelligence and the strong will she forged on London’s streets to guide her, Matilda must create a new life for herself and Tabitha. Between the sweat and tears, heartbreak and passion, she encounters Captain James Russell, a man in whom she might find true love. A love that must withstand separation, war and the birth pangs of a new nation. But through it all, Matilda knows she must Never Look Back…
Two young sisters sent far, far from home! When tragedy deprives little Dulcie Taylor and her sister May of their parents, they are sent first to an orphanage and then shipped off to begin a new life in Australia. But the ‘better life’ the sisters are promised in this new and exciting country turns out to be a lie. It seems everyone who ever stood up for them, who ever said ‘Trust Me‘, somehow betrays that trust: their parents, teachers and the sisters at the convent. But then Dulcie meets Ross, another orphanage survivor, and finds a kindred spirit. Can Dulcie ever get over the pain of the past and learn to trust again? And does she have the strength to fight for her own happiness as well as that of her sister?
Susan Wright walked into a doctor’s surgery and gunned down two members of staff in cold blood, then waited for the police to arrest her. Later that day a lawyer, Beth Powell, is assigned to defend her. Susan won’t talk to anyone, even to Beth until both women realize that twenty nine years earlier they had been childhood friends. Talking about their troubled families and those happy summers they spent together as children rekindles Susan and Beth’s friendship. And as the evidence against Susan mounts up, both women share their traumatic secrets about what sent them down such different paths in life. Their friendship grows stronger, but for one of them, there can be no happy ending!
One young woman in search of a past and a future…
Sweet natured but dappy Daisy Buchan drifts from job to job and takes her policeman boyfriend Joel for granted. She’s happy, but she doesn’t know what she wants from life. But when her adoptive mother dies and leaves her twenty five year old daughter a scrapbook of memories, Daisy finally discovers who she is and where she came from. Her real mother was a teenage farmer’s daughter from Cornwall and Daisy drops everything to go and find her. But in going in search of her past, is Daisy risking the future of her relationship not only with her adored dad but also with Joel? And will she be able to deal with the truth about her real parents and the real Daisy?
The Queen of Storytellers is back with a triumphant tale of one woman’s struggle over adversity. In 1786 a fisherman’s daughter from Cornwall called Mary Broad was sentenced to be hung for theft. But her sentence was commuted, and she was transported to Australia, one of the first convicts to arrive there. How Mary escaped the harsh existence of the colony and found true love, and how she was captured and taken back to London in chains, only to be released after a trial where she was defended by no less than James Boswell, is one of the most gripping and moving stories of human endeavour based on an amazing true story you will ever read.
Set in the 1930’s, the new novel from bestselling author Lesley Pearse tells the story of one girl’s struggle against cruelty and, her quest for love. Adele Talbot is twelve when her younger sister is killed in a road accident in London’s Kings Cross, and her mother Rose so devastated by the loss begins to abuse her. Adele is sent to a children’s home in Tunbridge Wells, but soon runs away to trace her grandmother Honour who she has discovered lives in Sussex. But Honour is a bitter, eccentric woman who is not best pleased to see her grandaughter. Eventually the two forge some sort of bond and Honour allows Adele to stay. When Adele meets Michael Bailey on the marshes two years later and real love and friendship enter her life, she feels she can finally put her hurtful past behind her. But then war breaks out and as if that wasn’t upheaval enough, Rose decides to rear her ugly head again. And she has a few unpleasant surprises for Adele
You will live to regret this!’ is Clara Brown’s opinion when her headstrong daughter Fifi secretly marries Dan Reynolds, a handsome but itinerant bricklayer. Dan and Fifi move to London and a seedy flat in Dale Street, Kennington, and despite initial feelings of horror at her new surroundings, Fifi finds London and the freedom from her middle class family background exhilarating. Insatiably inquisitive, Fifi is fascinated by her new neighbours and wants to know what goes on behind all those shabby front doors. Why is Yvette, the French dressmaker, such a hermit? Why doesn’t widower Frank join his daughter and grandchildren in Australia? And why doesn’t the formidable and well bred Miss Diamond move somewhere smarter? But most of all she is ghoulishly fascinated by the Muckles who live opposite in terrible squalor. She listens to their violent quarrels, watches their ill treated and wretchedly unhappy children, and is appalled by all she sees. When Fifi tries to help the Muckles’ youngest child, who has been physically abused by her father, Fifi unwittingly unleashes a chain of events which will not only bring heart ache to her and Dan, but terrible danger to all the inhabitants of Dale Street