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Publication Order of Emma Grady Trilogy Books

Publication Order of The Journey Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Her Father's Sins (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Let Loose the Tigers (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Angels Cry Sometimes (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Take this Woman (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Whistledown Woman (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Don't Cry Alone (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tallow Image (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Mercy (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nobody's Darling (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jessica's Girl (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Born to Serve (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
More than Riches (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scarlet (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Little Badness (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Living a Lie (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Time for Us (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Devil You Know (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cradle of Thorns (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Seeker (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miss You Forever (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Me or Leave Me (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tomorrow the World (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Heaven No Hell (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hiding Game (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gilded Cage (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Let It Shine (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Somewhere, Someday (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Looking Back (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rainbow Days (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Woman Who Left (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bad Boy Jack (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jinnie (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Beachcomber (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Live the Dream (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lovers And Liars (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Loner (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Songbird (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Girl on the Platform (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Born Bad (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Divorced And Deadly (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood Brothers (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Midnight (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Three Letters (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Broken Man (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Runaway Woman (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lonely Girl (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Family Secret (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Woman’s Fortune (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Two Sisters (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Daughter’s Return (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Time to Remember (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Letter (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Child Of The North (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon

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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3 Responses to “Josephine Cox”

  1. Marianne: 1 year ago

    What a brilliant story teller captures the reader on page one. Will miss the wonderful books she never got to write. Lovely lady RIP

  2. Merle: 2 years 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..

  3. Joanne Hart: 3 years ago

    Love her books


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