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Nichols, Mary 1931-

Works: 94 works in 420 publications in 4 languages and 7,963 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Romance fiction  History  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: PR6015.I3, 823.914
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The summer house by Mary Nichols( Book )
14 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 325 libraries worldwide
1918. Young Lady Helen Barstairs, the dutiful daughter of Lord Hardingham, believes everything her mother and father tell her. So when her parents say she will never find a better husband than Richard, she believes them, and agrees to marry him before his return to the Front
The Kirilov Star by Mary Nichols( Book )
9 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and German and held by 291 libraries worldwide
November, 1920. Russia may have survived the Revolution, but a brutal civil war still rages. When tragedy strikes, 4-year-old Lydia Kirilov is separated from her aristocratic family. Struck by her plight, a benevolent diplomat brings her to England, where she grows up well-educated, wealthy, and surrounded by a loving family. Yet it is not enough - Lydia yearns to know the truth about her heritage
Escape by moonlight by Mary Nichols( Book )
6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 265 libraries worldwide
Summer, 1939. The de Lacey family of Nayton Manor believe they are ready for the changes the war will bring. Elizabeth, the eldest daughter, is due to return home from her grandparents' farm in France and is expected to marry the dashing Captain Max Coburn. But when Grandpère suffers a stroke while driving Elizabeth to the station, her future is changed. Instead of returning home to Norfolk, Elizabeth chooses to stay and help her grandparents. Max is also stationed in France - but will this help their courtship, or will the war threaten to separate them for ever? Meanwhile, in the village of Nayton, Lucy Storey dutifully cares for her father the stationmaster, running their home in the little cottage by the railway. Her long hard days are brightened by meetings with the handsome Jack de Lacey, who brings a brief escape from her daily routine. As their friendship grows, can they overcome the class prejudices set in their way, or will the jealous signalman Frank Lambert succeed in destroying their romance? For all at Nayton, war becomes a time of risk and danger, of secrets and betrayal, and of finding love in the most unexpected places
The girl on the beach by Mary Nichols( Book )
7 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and German and held by 249 libraries worldwide
Eight-year-old Julie Monday, raised in a children's home, enjoys a rare moment of happiness when she visits the Essex seaside and meets eleven-year-old Harry Walker. They spend a few hours together, before she must return to the Foundling Hospital, and Harry goes home to his family. Ten years later, they meet again and marry just before the outbreak of the Second World War. It's now 1939 and while Harry is in the Royal Air Force, Julie must face the London Blitz alone with their son. Then, during an air raid, Julie is injured and left with severe memory loss. But when she's given a new identity as Eve Seaton, it proves impossible to completely forget her former life as Julie Monday
The fountain by Mary Nichols( Book )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 230 libraries worldwide
Melsham, in Norfolk, 1920. Barbara Bosgrove looks forward to the annual Harvest Supper and Ball. There, George Kennett seeks her out for a dance, having had his eye on her since spotting her punting on the Cam with her friend Penny, and Penny's charming brother Simon. George vows to win Barbara's hand in marriage - a woman of her prestige would raise his prospects considerably. And, despite George's serious manner - unlike Simon with his great sense of fun - Barbara agrees to marry him, believing him to be reliable. But marriage to George, with his constant infidelity and his callous and ruthless business plans, wears Barbara down. Meanwhile Simon, who has always loved her, reawakens Barbara's passion and fighting spirit, but at what cost?
Lord Portman's troublesome wife by Mary Nichols( Book )
10 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 221 libraries worldwide
Homeless and penniless, Rosamund is forced to marry Lord Harry Portman. In return for a comfortable life, she must produce an heir!
A different world by Mary Nichols( Book )
6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 210 libraries worldwide
London, 1939: As WWII breaks out across Europe, teacher Louise Fairhurst and her class are evacuated from their school to the quiet farming village of Cottlesham. Uprooted and forced to start her life again, Louise finds herself acting as both mother and teacher to the group of anxious eight-year-olds. But just when they begin to settle into the country and their new surroundings, tragedy strikes ... In Warsaw, Pilot Jan Grabowski must head to Romania to fight the enemy, leaving his wife Rulka behind. When Rulka sees Poland overcome by the Nazis, living in constant danger and amid cruel reprisals, she joins the Resistance. While back in England, Louise begins to wonder if perhaps she should have stayed in London - until a chance meeting with Jan alters her path, and their worlds collide forever
The captain's mysterious lady by Mary Nichols( Book )
14 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Polish and held by 192 libraries worldwide
"Driven by grief and an implacable thirst for vengeance, Captain James Drymore has one sole purpose in life: to hunt down the men who killed his wife. But when he sees a beautiful young lady in distress James allows himself to become distracted for the first time. Having rescued Amy, James discovers she didn't escape unscathed - she has lost her memory! As the conflicted Captain slowly puts together the complex pieces of his myserious lady's past, James realises he needs to let go of his own. Can he and Amy build a new future - together?"--Publisher description
Winning the war hero's heart by Mary Nichols( Book )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 175 libraries worldwide
Recently returned from the battlefields of Waterloo, the last thing wounded war hero Viscount Cavenham anticipates is a conflict in his home town! But that is exactly what Miles gets when he comes up against rebellious campaigner for justice and equality Helen Wayland. At first Miles relishes having headstrong, outspoken Helen as his foe, but as they continue to cross swords their animosity turns to attraction. Suddenly Miles finds he no longer wants Helen as his enemy--he'd like to make this unsuitable miss his wife!
The viscount's unconventional bride by Mary Nichols( Book )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Polish and held by 174 libraries worldwide
As a member of the renowned Piccadilly Gentlemen's Club, Jonathan Leinster has been instructed to ensure the return of a runaway. Jonathan's task is simple: escort the spirited Louise Vail promptly home. Then he learns Louise can use a sword, play whist and has the courage of a lion! Now, Jonathan finds himself embroiled in her search for her family--wanting to claim her as his own!
The earl and the hoyden by Mary Nichols( Book )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 170 libraries worldwide
Charlotte has never forgotten Roland's rejection of her hand in marriage. And she's not about to forgive - even if Roland, the new Earl, is now ten times as handsome!
The Hemingford scandal by Mary Nichols( Book )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 154 libraries worldwide
Jane had broken her engagement to Harry Hemingford and sent him packing after his scandalous behavior. So why was he back now, just when Mr. Allworthy had proposed? Her suitor was undoubtedly a good match, but had she ever really fallen out of love with Harry? Was safety really more important than the joyous happiness she found in Harry's arms? Perhaps Society's opinion should just go hang!
In love and war by Mary Nichols( Book )
6 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 153 libraries worldwide
Married to an inveterate gambler who was prepared to dispose of her life in order to pay his debts, Louise Oakingham had fled - only to find herself torn between a husband she despised and a man she doubted. Was Captain Paul Fourier, home on leave from the Peninsular campaign, her jailer or her saviour? Why, when he insisted that she accompany him to Lisbon, had he then left her alone in a strange city? It was ironic that the safest place for her at that moment was in the middle of a war, and in deciding to go after the Captain, Louise began to understand just why women followed their men into battle
A desirable husband by Mary Nichols( Book )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and Polish and held by 152 libraries worldwide
Lady Esme Vernley's unconventional first meeting with a handsome gentleman in Hyde Park has damned him in the eyes of her family. His departure from protocol, far from offending her, however, just fires Esme's curiosity. Felix, Lord Pendlebury, is taken with this debutante's mischievous smile. But his secret mission for the Duke of Wellington in France could jeopardize any relationship between them--especially when he discovers his past amour has just arrived in town
Rags-to-riches bride by Mary Nichols( Book )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 148 libraries worldwide
Diana must keep her job at Harecrofts but an unwanted marriage proposal from the younger Harecroft son threatens everything ... Richard is suspicious of this girl who has turned his brother's head. He is determined to discover if she is a gold-digger. But the closer he gets, the more he desires her as his bride
The captain's kidnapped beauty by Mary Nichols( Book )
5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 148 libraries worldwide
Abducted and taken aboard a merchant ship bound for India, heiress Charlotte Gilpin certainly doesn't expect to be rescued by Captain Alexander Carstairs, a man with whom she has crossed swords in the past. Alex questions the spirited woman's claims, but in the confines of the ship the confirmed bachelor finds Charlotte getting under his skin{u2026}again!
An unusual bequest by Mary Nichols( Book )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and French and held by 142 libraries worldwide
Widowed Lady Charlotte Hobart and her two young daughters have lived comfortably under her father- in-law's roof, but everything changes on his death. The new Lord Hobart fills Easterley Manor with his disreputable friends and treats Charlotte with contempt. With no money, and nowhere to go, she feels suddenly bereft and not a little frightened. Viscount Stacey Darton wants to protect Charlotte, and to do that he has to pretend to be as bad as the rest of the unwelcome houseguests. It's obvious to Stacey that this tall, elegant lady is no light-skirt but a true gentlewoman. She is also proud, so whatever he does to help her must be done in secret
Runaway miss by Mary Nichols( Book )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 134 libraries worldwide
Alexander, Viscount Malvers, is sure the beautiful girl on the public coach is not who she says she is. Her shabby clothing and claim of being a companion cannot hide the fact that she is Quality. He's intrigued. This captivating miss is definitely running away, but from what - or whom? Alex is adept at getting under her guard, but Lady Emma Lindsay must keep up the pretence. As her feelings grow, so does her dilemma. Maybe a lady can follow her heart, but a poor companion certainly can't - and Miss Fanny Draper she must remain
Bachelor duke by Mary Nichols( Book )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
Left orphaned and destitute, Miss Sophie Langford had no choice but to throw herself on the mercy of her mother's family, namely the Duke of Belfont. But, instead of the elderly gentleman she had envisaged, she was confronted by the fifth Duke, James, a most eligible bachelor
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