Freda Lightfoot

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Born in Lancashire, I've been a teacher, bookseller and in a mad moment, a smallholder on the freezing fells of the Lake District where I tried my hand at the ‘good life’, kept sheep and hens, various orphaned cats and dogs, built drystone walls, planted a small wood and even learned how to make jam. I now spend the winter in Spain and summer in the UK. I have now published 48 books including many bestselling family sagas and historical novels.
For more information, visit my website www.fredalightfoot.co.uk.

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Freda Lightfoot I am aware that there were other issues in addition to Spanish flu, that killed soldiers. But I felt that putting in all other details would make it…moreI am aware that there were other issues in addition to Spanish flu, that killed soldiers. But I felt that putting in all other details would make it too depressing for the characters in the story, and for readers. I'm sorry to hear that your father lost his 1st cousin. We lost members of our family too in that war. Glad you enjoyed this story. Best wishes, Freda.(less)
Freda Lightfoot The next three books on my TBR list are Tea Planter's Bride, Tea Planter's Daughter and The Girl from the Tea Garden, by Janet Macleod Trotter. I love…moreThe next three books on my TBR list are Tea Planter's Bride, Tea Planter's Daughter and The Girl from the Tea Garden, by Janet Macleod Trotter. I love her books so am really looking forward to reading them. Another book on my list is The House on Bellevue Gardens by Rachel Hore.(less)
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Editions of Poor House Lane Series have been published this month by Canelo, provided with good new covers.

1 -The Girl from Poor House Lane

What lengths will a mother go to in order to protect her son? The first in the historical Poor House Lane sagas
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Description: Marguerite de Valois is the most beautiful woman in the French Court, and the subject of great scandal and intrigue. Margot loves Henri of Guise but is married off to the Huguenot Henry of Navarre. By this means her mother Catherine de Medici hopes to bring peace to the realm.  But within days of the wedding the streets of Paris are awash with blood in the Massacre of Saint Bartholomew. Not only is her new husband’s life in danger, but her own too as her mother and brother hold them hostage in the Louvre. Can they ever hope to escape and keep their heads? In a court rife with murder, political intrigue, debauchery, jealousy and the hunger for power, it will not be an easy task. 

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“We all make mistakes, but it’s how we deal with the consequences that show our true worth,”
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“How wise we all are in retrospect. Unfortunately it was not possible to go back and change the past: one could only move on into a new future.”
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“precious sugar”
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