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46 books of Gwen Kirkwood

At sixteen, Rachel O'Brian finds herself alone in the world and accepts a home with an old friend of her father's, but she is unprepared for his wife's malice and cannot guess at the secret which feeds the woman's hatred. The younger Maxwells welcome Rachel to their Ayrshire farm, especially Ross, but he too has earned Gertrude Maxwell's spite. When Ross disappears Rachel is dismayed to find herself destitute and expecting his child. How will past secrets revealed help the two find each other again? Can they face the challenges of life at the Glens of Lochandee where they must strive to build up the farm, raise a family, and rear their animals despite the heartbreak of diphtheria and foot-­and-­mouth disease. Is their love of the land and each other enough to give them the strength and determination to face these hurdles, and more, as the shadow of a second World War looms?

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17th century Scotland.

A young Border Reiver is preparing to raid a town along the Anglo-­Scottish border.

But after he is deceived by his band of raiders, he is wounded and left to pay the penalty for his trespassing - death by hanging.

Upon receiving the news of her brother's harrowing fate, Isabella battles the Scottish elements in a race against time to offer up her own life to William Douglas, a man renowned for his ruthlessness, as a ransom for her brother’s.

Captivated by Isabella’s courage and beauty, William Douglas excuses both Isabella and her brother’s execution, but at the cost of her freedom…

He orders her to be wed to his weakling son, Henry - a marriage which disgusts her.

But for the sake of her beloved brother’s life she has no choice.

Isabella must come to terms with her life of imprisonment at Moyenstane Castle.

Can she grow to love her husband?

Or will someone else rescue her from her fate?

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'A classic . . .

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Rosemary Palmer-­Farr loves farming and animals and has spent much of her childhood at Bengairney Farm with her dearest friends, the Carafords. Now, as a young woman, she wants to prove herself a good businesswoman by running the gardens of her father's dwindling estate. Her mother, Catherine, is not impressed and wants her to secure a good marriage. She looks down on the Carafords because they are only tenant farmers. When childhood friendship deepens into love, Catherine takes action and extracts a promise from Sam Caraford calculated to keep the young couple apart. She throws Rosemary into the company of eligible young gentleman, but Rosemary despises their attitudes and yearns only for Sam's love.

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Ross and Rachel Maxwell take up life at the Glens of Lochandee, where they must strive to build up the farm, raise a family, and rear their animals despite uncertainty of their tenure, the social instability of the years between the two World Wars and the heartbreak of tragic loss. Their love of the land and each other gives them strength and determination to face these challenges.

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In the years following the end of the Second World War, life at the Glens of Lochandee is tough. Many families in the village have been bereaved, and rationing is affecting business. Nevertheless, Conan Maxwell's new garage is doing well, and he and his Welsh-­born partner, Nick, are hoping to expand. But how will their partnership survive their differing ambitions? Conan's young sister, Bridie is faced with a dilemma. Is her desire for Nick going to pull her away from her other great passion - her animals and farm? Will they ever be able to marry or afford a home of their own? Old school friend Fiona Sinclair returns from the city, now a successful accountant. How welcoming are the village community going to be – especially her old childhood rival, Conan? Rachel Maxwell, Bridie's mother, fears for her family and the long-­term future of her beloved Glens of Lochandee.

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Janet Scott loves books, and learning, and is happy living at the schoolhouse where her grandfather is the dominie. When tragedy strikes, and her grandfather dies suddenly, everything changes, and she is sent to work for farmer, Wull Foster. Life with no one to protect her is tough, and Janet experiences first-­hand the dangers which can befall a young woman. So, when philanthropist, Josiah Saunders, an old friend of her grandfather's takes her in, they both relish the companionship. Josiah's avaricious relatives though, resent his generosity and are furious when he encourages Janet to stay at Crillion Keep, and he is forced to think of a way to thwart their scheming. With Janet's love, penniless lawyers' clerk, Fingal McLauchlan, unable to spirit her away from her situation she faces a dilemma when Josiah offers her marriage, and security.

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Joe Lennox becomes bitter and deranged and blames Billy Caraford when his son is killed in a car accident, but Billy has lost his best friend and is badly injured himself. Despite the misgivings of his parents, he is still determined to be a farmer. He summons his courage to go to university, but privately he regards himself as a cripple, convinced no woman could love him or want to be his wife. Kimberley is orphaned when her father dies. She moves to Scotland with her aunt but she is nervous about changing schools until Billy helps her find new friends. Both Kim and her aunt become involved in the affairs of the Caraford family and, as Kim grows into a lovely young woman, she finds the strength of character to confront problems and fight for the life and the love she craves.

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Mattie Cameron is young, deaf and pretty. Sandy Logan loves her and vows to marry her when she is of age, but The Laird intends to use her to buy the silence of Jacob Reevil, who covets the Cameron farm – and Mattie. When Sandy finds himself facing a trumped up murder charge he and Mattie flee during the night. They find refuge at the derelict farm of Fairlyden with cripple, Daniel Munro

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