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Publication Order of Emma Grady Trilogy Books

Outcast (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alley Urchin (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vagabonds (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Journey Books

The Journey (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Journey's End (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Her Father's Sins (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Let Loose the Tigers (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Angels Cry Sometimes (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Take this Woman (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Whistledown Woman (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Don't Cry Alone (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tallow Image (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Mercy (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nobody's Darling (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jessica's Girl (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Born to Serve (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
More than Riches (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Scarlet (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Little Badness (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Living a Lie (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Time for Us (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Devil You Know (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cradle of Thorns (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Seeker (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Miss You Forever (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Me or Leave Me (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tomorrow the World (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Heaven No Hell (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hiding Game (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gilded Cage (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Let It Shine (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Somewhere, Someday (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Looking Back (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rainbow Days (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Woman Who Left (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bad Boy Jack (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jinnie (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Beachcomber (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Live the Dream (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lovers And Liars (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Loner (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Songbird (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Girl on the Platform (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Born Bad (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Divorced And Deadly (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood Brothers (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Midnight (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Three Letters (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Broken Man (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Runaway Woman (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lonely Girl (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Family Secret (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Woman’s Fortune (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Two Sisters (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Daughter’s Return (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Time to Remember (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Child Of The North (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Josephine Cox was a well-known author of over 60 books in her career, one of the most-borrowed authors and a dedicated supporter of the library service in the UK. She was born in Blackburn, Lancashire, England in July 1938. She passed away at age 82 in July 2020.

She grew up in a family of ten siblings in a millworker’s cottage. At a fireworks party, she met Ken Cox. When she was 16, they married and they eventually had two sons. She made up her mind to go to college when the kids started kindergarten. She was offered a place at Cambridge University, but declined because she would have had to live away from home. Instead, she began a teaching career and at the same time, started her first novel.

In 1987, she was named Superwoman of Great Britain, an award for achievement in adversity. Her family had secretly entered her in the contest. A publisher bought her novel thereafter and her first book, Her Father’s Sins, was published in 1988. With that success, she decided to leave teaching and focus on her writing.

Generally, her novels are about life experiences that are common to many people. She is able to create a blend of stories that involve historical scenes in modern tales.

One of the interesting novels that Josephine Cox has written is The Beachcomber. It mainly revolves around themes of misfortune and victory. The book describes how two individuals who happen to be lonely decide to travel to West Bay one summer to stay at a seaside village. They coincidentally want to find peace and tranquility and start a new life.

They are also similar in that they have travelled to West Bay for different reasons, but with complicated and somewhat traumatic backgrounds. One of them is Tom Arnold, who left his former life and a high-wage job as an architect. He is grieving the loss of his family the previous year. His wife and children perished in a road accident and he was the only one who survived. Tom believes that it was an intentional act.

When Tom and his family were on the road, another driver started pushing their vehicle from behind, causing it to veer over the edge of a cliff. The crime investigators had tried their best to track down the suspect but they had not been successful. This tragedy is what makes Tom miserable. The driver is at large and Tom wants to come up with a way to avenge the deaths of his family.

Readers are also introduced to Kathy Wilson, who has endured a lot of pain and loneliness, and yet she is still optimistic about life. With her spouse having divorced her, she tries to overcome the pain by seeking comfort from other men. This is what takes place when she comes across Tom in West Bay.

In addition to that pain, she is also not on good terms with her mother, who somehow does not love her, and a sister whom her mother clearly loves. Her father had earlier passed away and the only support she has is from her best friend.

Kathy is also on a journey to discover more about her father. She finds out that her father had bequeathed her a cottage. This is the house where her dad lived together with another woman, one whom he used to frequently flirt with. When she inherits the house, she decides to escape to West Bay.

She is also curious as to why her dad used to be happier when he was in West Bay, compared to when he was at home. This is one of the reasons why she travels to West Bay, hoping that she would be happy here in the same way as her dad.

When Tom and Kathy eventually come across each other, there is an attraction evident. They are casual friends first, and slowly a relationship develops to the point where they declare their love for one another. While they think that they have finally gotten peace, unfortunately, it is destroy by a jealous person in West Bay, who is intent on harming them. Added to the complications, Kathy’s sister arrives in West Bay, hoping to somehow take Kathy’s cottage.

Another remarkable book from Josephine Cox is The Journey. The book is about interesting events that revolve around two families, Lucy Baker, and Barney Davidson. It is an inspiring and emotional story that portrays the themes of love, bravery, and sacrifices that are rarely seen in mankind.

There are three strangers who have coincidentally been brought together. One of them is Lucy, who was ostracized due to an unexpected and unwanted pregnancy. Edward Trent, an inveterate womanizer, is the man responsible for the pregnancy. She finds refuge with her friend, Bridget, and has her child, Jamie.

Bridget has a business that involves girls entertaining “visitors.” It is here that Edward meets Lucy again when he comes as a “visitor.” Lucy has the idea of them reuniting and moving together with their son, Jamie. However, one day when Lucy suffers a bad fall, Edward takes advantage of the situation and leaves Lucy alone again. She is rescued by Barney Davidson, a neighboring farmer, and his family. The Davidson family takes care of Lucy and Jamie. When Davidson’s employer relocates him to America, the family has to move, potentially leaving Lucy alone.

Barney Davidson finds out about a chronic heart condition and he is unable to go with his family to Boston. He really wants his family to enjoy life in America without coping with his health condition, so he convinces them to travel to America. He is left under Lucy’s care.

Generally, the two families, the Bakers and Davidsons, have many difficulties to endure on their life journey. Their journey is full of heartbreaks, hindrances, hopeless relationships, turmoil, and family grief. These experiences change their lives forever.

The tale of Barney Davidson, his household, and the role that Lucy played in his ordinary life portrays an extreme example of love. Josephine Cox is able to portray the characters in her books in a way that totally engages the reader.

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2 Responses to “Josephine Cox”

  1. Merle: 6 months ago

    I am an old Canadian copper and enjoy crime fiction and non fiction. I thought I would try one of Josephine’s books….The “beachcomer”….AWESOME….looking for more..

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  2. Joanne Hart: 12 months ago

    Love her books

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