Linda Gillard

A LIFETIME BURNING

A LIFETIME BURNING
Title: A LIFETIME BURNING
Published: January 14, 2014
Looking back over a turbulent lifetime, Flora Dunbar recalls an eccentric childhood lived in the shadow of her twin, Rory, a musical prodigy; then early marriage to Hugh, a handsome clergyman twice her age. Motherhood brought her Theo, the son she couldn't love, but in middle age she finally found brief happiness in a scandalous affair with her nephew, Colin. Now Flora Dunbar is dead. But it isn’t over. The spectre at the funeral is Flora herself, unobserved by her grieving family and the four men who loved her...

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THE GLASS GUARDIAN

THE GLASS GUARDIAN
Title: THE GLASS GUARDIAN
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Published: January 13, 2014
Ruth Travers has lost a lover, both parents and her job. Now she thinks she might be losing her mind. Ruth finds herself the owner of a dilapidated Victorian house on the Isle of Skye: Tigh na Linne, the summer home she shared as a child with her beloved Aunt Janet. As Ruth prepares to put the old house up for sale, she discovers she's not the only occupant. She also thinks she might be falling in love again... With a man who died almost a hundred years ago.

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UNTYING THE KNOT

UNTYING THE KNOT
Title: UNTYING THE KNOT
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Published: January 13, 2014
Marrying a war hero was a big mistake. So was divorcing him. Fay walked away from Magnus, a traumatised war veteran, and from the home he was restoring: Tullibardine Tower, a ruined 16th-century castle on a Scottish hillside. Now their daughter Emily is getting married, but she's marrying someone she shouldn't. And so is Magnus. Is it too late to rebuild what wars have destroyed?...

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HOUSE OF SILENCE

HOUSE OF SILENCE
Title: HOUSE OF SILENCE
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Published: January 14, 2014
"My friends describe me as frighteningly sensible, not at all the sort of woman who would fall for an actor. And his home. And his family." Orphaned by drink, drugs and rock n’ roll, Gwen Rowland is invited to spend Christmas at her boyfriend Alfie's family home, Creake Hall - a ramshackle Tudor manor in Norfolk. Soon after she arrives, Gwen senses something isn't quite right. Alfie acts strangely towards his family and is reluctant to talk about the past. His mother, a celebrated children's author, keeps to her room, living in a twilight world, unable to distinguish between past and present, fact and fiction. When Gwen discovers fragments of forgotten family letters sewn into an old patchwork quilt, she starts to piece together the jigsaw of the past and realises there's more to the family history than she's been told. It seems there are things people don’t want her to know. And one of those people is Alfie.

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