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Rhodes, Elvi

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Works: 53 works in 218 publications in 1 language and 4,084 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  Short stories  Detective and mystery fiction  Domestic fiction, English 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6118.H63, 823.914
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Publications by Elvi Rhodes
Most widely held works by Elvi Rhodes
A house by the sea by Elvi Rhodes( Book )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 364 libraries worldwide
Ever since the death of her beloved husband Peter, Caroline's life in Bath has not been the same. Friends, though sympathetic, have moved on, her daughter seems so far away and life just seems to be passing her by. An impulsive moment sees her buying a dilapidated house in Brighton, a place that holds happy memories for her, and soon she is ensconced in a new life in her house by the sea. But these things are never that simple. Caroline's decision is met with outrage and incredulity from those who care about her and at times there seem to be insurmountable obstacles ahead. Can she overcome these difficulties, find happiness in her new life and even leave a little room for love?
Midsummer meeting by Elvi Rhodes( Book )
15 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 298 libraries worldwide
It was an unexpected legacy which brought Petra to the village of Mindon. She was immediately made welcome by the locals, particularly by the local Amateur Dramatic Society. Yet, rivalries, squabbles, love affairs and seething resentments threaten a production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
The apple tree by Elvi Rhodes( Book )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 279 libraries worldwide
Frances moves with her mother to lonely Beck Farm in the Yorkshire Dales with the intention of opening a guesthouse. But there seems to be some mystery about the previous owner of Beck Farm. What has happened to his wife - and why is she still so bitterly resented? As Frances brings the house and its old apple tree back to life, she discovers the history of the house and its occupants - and at the same time rebuilds her own life
The birthday party by Elvi Rhodes( Book )
14 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 266 libraries worldwide
Poppy is turning 80, and to celebrate the birthday she invites her family. As she prepares to welcome them, she thinks of her life - to her tough childhood in Yorkshire, to her mother, to her three husbands and to Alun, the great love of her life. Yet her family don't realize the life she's led
Mixed blessings by Elvi Rhodes( Book )
12 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 261 libraries worldwide
For Venus Stanton, the attractive young vicar of Thurston, life could not be better. Venus is to marry Nigel, the doctor from the local practice. Her eleven-year old daughter Becky, after some misgivings, has accepted the idea and there is a joyous ceremony at the church, after which the happy pair set off for honeymoon in France. On their return, they try to settle down to their new life, but Venus soon finds that marriage, motherhood and her priestly duties do not always go together
Ruth Appleby by Elvi Rhodes( Book )
9 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 230 libraries worldwide
A blessing in disguise by Elvi Rhodes( Book )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 227 libraries worldwide
A warm and compelling new novel from this popular bestselling author When the village prepares to welcome their new vicar, they are in for a shock ... Young, attractive, a widow with a ten-year-old daughter - Venus Stanton is certainly not the vicar that the traditional parish of Thurston has been expecting. She will have to endure curiosity, misunderstandings and even downright hostility. But she will also find warmth and friendship, sometimes from the most unexpected quarters. There are times when Venus begins to think that perhaps the doubters are right. But the local doctor thinks otherwise, and so do many others who have come to regard her not only as their priest but also as their friend
The bright one by Elvi Rhodes( Book )
14 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 225 libraries worldwide
Molly O'Connor's life was not an easy one. With six children and a husband who earned what he could as casual farmhand, fisherman or drover, it was a constant struggle to keep her family fed and raised to be respectable. Of all her children, Breda, the Bright One, was closest to her heart. As, one by one, her other children left Kilbally, Kathleen and Kieran to the Church, Moira to marriage, the twins to war, so Breda, the youngest, was the one who stayed close to her parents. Breda never wanted to leave the West of Ireland. She thought Kilbally was the most beautiful place in the world. Then tragedy struck the O'Connors and the structure of their family life was irrevocably changed. Reeling from unhappiness and humiliation, Breda decided to make a new life for herself in Yorkshire with her Aunt Josie's family. There she was to discover a totally different world to the one she had left behind, with new people and new challenges for the future
The merry month of May by Elvi Rhodes( Book )
9 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 210 libraries worldwide
Romantic suspense. Government agent, Roland Challis is sent to a Yorkshire university to investigate the secret work of a certain Professor Fletcher. He soon becomes enmeshed in the Professor's private world, not least with the mysterious and beautiful Norma. But then murder intervenes
The mountain by Elvi Rhodes( Book )
7 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 202 libraries worldwide
It was in Yorkshire, that Jake's mother bought the picture of the mountain at Whernside, and when she died it was the one thing he took with him. Jake was drawn to Whernside when they needed men to work on the railway. There he met Beth - and Will
Cara's land by Elvi Rhodes( Book )
7 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 192 libraries worldwide
Family saga set on a sheep farm in the Yorkshire Dales in the years following WWII
Portrait of Chloe by Elvi Rhodes( Book )
13 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 182 libraries worldwide
She was born plain Dora, in a bleak northern town. But from the moment she first walked, she went after what she wanted, and got it. At 18, she renamed herself Chloe and pursued freedom and a new life. However, her new circumstances brought with them difficulties which she could not have foretold
The house of Bonneau by Elvi Rhodes( Book )
7 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 176 libraries worldwide
The golden girls by Elvi Rhodes( Book )
8 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 171 libraries worldwide
Appleby's by Elvi Rhodes( Book )
3 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in English and held by 129 libraries worldwide
Opal by Elvi Rhodes( Book )
10 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 123 libraries worldwide
The beeches by Elvi Rhodes( Book )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 97 libraries worldwide
Summer promise and other stories by Elvi Rhodes( Book )
5 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
In 'Summer Promise', a couple are placed in an appalling situation, but nevertheless in the warmth of Southern France their relationship develops in an unexpected way. 'Be Your Age, Dear' is a tale of a generation gap which, in one family, seems non-existent - or has it gone into reverse? 'The Meeting' describes the ten-yearly reunion of a group of friends which, for obvious reasons, dwindles each time
A house by the sea by Elvi Rhodes( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
Ever since the death of her beloved husband Peter, Caroline's life in Bah has not been the same. Friends, though sympathetic, have moved on, her daughter seems so far away and life just seems to be passing her by. An impulsive moment sees her buying a dilapidated house in Brighton, a place that holds happy memories for her, and soon she is ensconced in a new life in her house by the sea. But things are never that simple. Caroline's decision is met with outrage and incredulity from those who care about her and at times there seem to be insurmountable obstacles ahead. Can she overcome these difficulties, find happiness in her new life and even leave a little room for love?
Mixed blessings by Elvi Rhodes( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
Venus Stanton, the vicar of Thurston, finds it hard to balance marriage, motherhood and priestly duties
 
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