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Margaret Manchester

Author of historical fiction

Amazon International #1 Bestseller

Northern England 1872. Mary Watson leaves home to work at Springbank Farm. She meets a handsome farmer, Joe Milburn, and becomes infatuated with him, but is he the right man for her? What will her future hold?


Mary’s story is woven into a background of rural life and crime. What happens in this remote valley leaves the community reeling in shock and seeking justice.


Find yourself in the secluded valley of Weardale, on the wide-open moors and in the deep mines of the North Pennines as this intriguing and dramatic story unfolds.


Amazon UK #1 Bestseller

Northern England 1881. Phyllis Forster returns home after seven years to find the people have turned against her family. She wants to win back their respect.


At 28 years old, she gives up hope of marriage and throws herself into the management of the family estate, until two men enter her life. Ben, a shepherd troubled by the past and full of anger and distrust, shuns the company of others until the new boss arrives at Burnside Hall. Timothy, a vicar preoccupied with the dale's ancient past, also takes an interest in Phyllis.


Will Phyllis settle for a loveless marriage or will she defy convention and follow her heart?


Northern England 1895. Josie Milburn meets Elliott Dawson, a man who shares her interest in collecting crystals. Defying an age-old superstition, Elliott takes Josie into a lead mine, an action that sets off a sequence of dramatic events, beginning with a miner’s death that same day. 


Elliott and Josie face a series of trials involving tragic loss and the unveiling of family secrets, which change their lives and fortunes in ways that they could never have imagined. 


 Will these traumatic circumstances bind them together or break them apart? 

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Northern England 1849. A dispute between the lead miners and Mr Sopwith brings about a strike with disastrous consequences. Loyalties are tested, blacklegs punished and families divided.


At Briar Place, the Dixon and Lowery families were friends and neighbours, but not anymore. Jack and Bella are caught in their feud. Will their relationship end in heartbreak or can love conquer all?

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