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Freda Lightfoot Books In Order

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Publication Order of Angels Books

House of Angels (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Angels at War (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Champion Street Market Books

Putting on the Style (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fools Fall in Love (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
That'll Be the Day (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Candy Kisses (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Who's Sorry Now? (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lonely Teardrops (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Lakeland Sagas Books

Lakeland Lily (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bobbin Girls (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kitty Little (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Daisy's Secret (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Luckpenny Land Books

Wishing Water (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Larkrigg Fell (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Luckpenny Land (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Storm Clouds over Broombank (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Marguerite de Valois Books

Hostage Queen (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reluctant Queen (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Queen and the Courtesan (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Polly's Journey Books

Publication Order of The Poor House Lane Books

The Girl From Poor House Lane (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Woman from Heartbreak House (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Child from Nowhere (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Chronological Order of The Poor House Lane Books

The Girl From Poor House Lane(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Child from Nowhere(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Woman from Heartbreak House(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Post War Saga Books

Home Is Where The Heart Is (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Always In My Heart (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Peace In My Heart (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Salford Saga Books

Ruby McBride (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Favourite Child (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Watch for the Talleyman (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dancing on Deansgate (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Love Alters Not (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Woman beyond Price (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rhapsody Creek (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wine and Roses (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Timeless Union (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
For All Our Tomorrows (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trapped (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Outrageous Fortune (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Madeiran Legacy (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Proud Alliance (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Whispering Shadows (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Promise (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Lady Deceiver (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Duchess of Drury Lane (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lady of Passion (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Amber Keeper (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Forgotten Women (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Girls of the Great War (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Collections

A Sackful of Stories (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cup Cake Coffee Break (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Summer Time Shorts (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Magic Moments (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Freda Lightfoot

A prolific writer with over forty books and a host of short stories in several volumes, and magazine articles Freda Lightfoot also has a blog where she freely shares her life and writing with her devoted readers on three continents.

Freda Lightfoot writes in a variety of genres, primarily of the historical romance type. Her range is wide but the commonality is the archetype of strong women. The women are brave and fight for their families, beliefs and homes.

Ms Lightfoot was born in Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, England and she considers the area her home. She’s admits to being a snowbird, spending her winters in Spain making olive oil and summers at home in the UK. She’s been a teacher, a bookseller, and even “tried her hand” at the country life, raising chickens and sheep, keeping pens and a garden. She even learned how to make jam, a very useful skill for any of us.

When asked, she says she doesn’t ever have writers block, saying instead that she always has too many ideas. Instead she will struggle with how to corral her ideas to make the plot and story line flow smoothly. When stuck she steps back, research it out more, and have a go at it from a new angle. It seems she has figured out her method to great success.

Her romantic historical series are highly popular. The sagas, usually set in England, sometimes other locals which have been inspired by her visits around the world, are set in times wide ranging from Victorian to contemporary.

Success came only with hard work and persistence. She submitted stories but like a lot of new writers, collected rejections. She was fortunate that she received decent editorial feedback that allowed her to improve and make her writing more marketable. “Madeiran Legacy” was her first successful historical romantic novel, written under her pen name Marion Carr. She wrote eleven novels in this series under the same name.

Ms Lightfoot’s Luckypenny Land Series was launched in 1994 with “Luckypenny Land”, her first “full-length historical saga” series. She was able to base it on her experience of living the country life. She filled out the saga with three other novels, set in the same country locale in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Poor House Lane Sagas shares the life of Kate O’Connor, a struggling widow of the Great War with a young son. Poor with no future, no prospects, and broken with the pain of losing her dear husband in the war, she feels she has no choice but to allow her son to be adopted and she is hired on to be his nanny. She gets caught in the rich family’s jealousies and suspicions. The three novel series follows Kate and her fight to get her son back, deal with her not-dead husband who comes back from the war a different, angry man.

In Ms. Lightfoot’s Lakeland Sagas we are a party to the lives of five different women, living in England’s Lake District, as they deal with being an unwed mother, serving their country during WWII, being separated and forced apart from their loves, and trying to keep secrets. Rich with mysteries, struggles, and “doing their bit” for King and Country.

In the two book series, Polly’s Journey, the life of one women, Polly Pride, is probed as she deals with events after each WWI and WWII. After WWI, her husband loses her job and the struggles affect the whole family. After the end of WWII Polly is a widow and her son, Benny, seems to be involved in some shady business. Polly scrambles to keep her son safe and honest while building a new life in the era of post-WWII.

Ms Lightfoot’s Marguerite de Valois Series is a refreshing and exciting diversion from her English countryside young women. Marguerite “Margot” de Valois is a stunning, youthful woman in the French Court and as goes in those times, is subject to all the intrigue and scandal the court can muster. Her mother, the formidable Catherine de Medici wants to bring peace to the monarchy and marries her off to the Huguenot Henry of Navarre. The street of Paris are filled with fighting, masss of people are dying in the Massacre of Saint Bartholomew. Now the Court must try to escape. Things being what they are with homicide, debauchery, and the hunger for power, escaping murder and political intrigue seems an impossible task. Margot must find safety. But in this Court and with her own brother putting her life in peril, where can she possibly find safety?

The five novels of the Manchester Sagas are set in Manchester, England. In times varying from Victorian, post WWI and the decade after the end of WWII, each woman deals with poverty, family discord, changing times, and men who are more of a problem than helpful. Each novel features a unique protagonist and her story of struggles and successes.

Besides her many series and sagas, Ms Lightfoot has written several collections of short stories and some fine stand-alone novels that are more contemporary and modern in tone. This one is dark and a decided departure from her other strong female profiles. “Trapped” has been highly praised and has touched many women in a personal way. (This is where a “trigger warning” is usually placed.) In “Trapped”, at first Carly Stanton feels like a lucky girl. She’s married to a fine man, lives in a beautiful home, and has a job she loves. Within weeks of her wedding she finds out, to her horror, Oliver Stanton has a dark, ugly side and she is soon picking herself up off the floor. Her confidence is shattered, her dream life has exploded and she does’t know where to turn. Her family thinks he’s perfect but he is controlling, suffocating, and her nerves are shot. She’s in for the struggle of her life to extricate herself from this nightmare. Too many women can relate to the horror of domestic abuse and this novel can inspire and encourage them as they pry themselves from the nightmare they are tied up in.

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