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Pearse, Lesley

Works: 129 works in 801 publications in 16 languages and 12,549 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Historical fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Suspense fiction  Romance fiction  Biographical fiction  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6066.E169, 823.914
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Publications about Lesley Pearse
Publications by Lesley Pearse
Most widely held works by Lesley Pearse
The promise by Lesley Pearse( Book )
28 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 648 libraries worldwide
London, 1914. Belle Reilly finally has the life she's dreamed of thanks to a devoted husband in Jimmy and the hat shop she's wanted to own since she was a child. But as the storm clouds of World War One begin to gather, Belle's already turbulent life is to change in ways she never imagined possible
Secrets by Lesley Pearse( Book )
37 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 595 libraries worldwide
Struggle against cruelty and a quest for love
Stolen by Lesley Pearse( Book )
23 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 578 libraries worldwide
A beautician is able to identify an amnesiac as a missing friend, but danger has followed her and she is unable to figure out who or why
Till we meet again by Lesley Pearse( Book )
35 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 539 libraries worldwide
Susan Wright walked into a doctor's surgery and gunned down two members of staff in cold blood, then waited for the police to arrest her. Later that day a lawyer, Beth Powell, is assigned to defend her. Talking about their troubled families and those happy summers they spent together as children rekindles Susan and Beth's friendship
Without a trace by Lesley Pearse( Book )
14 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 499 libraries worldwide
Coronation Day, 1953. Molly Heywood has always been a pillar of strength for her local community, so when her friend Cassie fails to attend the Coronation Day party in the village, it is Molly who heads out in the rain to look for her. But nothing can prepare Molly for what she is going to discover. Now with Cassie gone and her six-year-old daughter Petal missing, it is up to Molly to head to London to uncover the past Cassie kept so well hidden. But will Molly discover the truth before it's too late? Or has Petal disappeared forever?
Remember me by Lesley Pearse( Book )
41 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 487 libraries worldwide
Triumphant tale of one woman's struggle over adversity. In 1786 a fisherman's daughter from Cornwall called Mary Broad was sentenced to be hung for theft. But her sentence was commuted, and she was transported to Australia, one of the first convicts to arrive there. How Mary escaped the harsh existence of the colony and found true love, and how she was captured and taken back to London in chains, only to be released after a trial where she was defended by no less than James Boswell, is one of the most gripping and moving stories of human endeavour (based on an amazing true story) you will ever read
Forgive me by Lesley Pearse( Book )
20 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 450 libraries worldwide
When Eva Patterson returns home from work one day, a devastating scene awaits. Her mother, Flora, lies dead in the bath. Beside her is a note saying: 'Forgive Me'. Eva had always believed her family life to be secure, but the suicide changes everything. And when Eva discovers that Flora has left her an artist's studio in London, she realizes just how little she knows about her mother. Eva moves to London and meets Phil, her knight in shining armour, who agrees to help restore the now derelict studio, as well as offering the friendship she so badly needs. It seems that in the 1960s her mother was a successful artist, and in the studio's attic Eva finds a collection of Flora's paintings and diaries, purposely left for her. A hunt for answers leads Eva to a psychic, who warns her to beware of a 'sleeping serpent' ... referring to a shocking crime committed by Flora. Will discovering the truth about her mother destroy Eva's belief in everything she holds dear? And who will stand by her when the journey leads her - and those she loves - into certain danger?
Gypsy by Lesley Pearse( Book )
20 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 437 libraries worldwide
When teenagers Beth and Sam Bolton are orphaned, their baby sister is taken into a new home, so they decide to set sail for a new life America. On board the steamer to New York, Beth and Sam meet charismatic gambler Theo, and quick-witted Londoner Jack, and the four band together to seek their fortunes. Beth has always dreamed of playing her fiddle to large audiences...and finds herself doing so in the saloons, where she is a huge success and lovingly nicknamed Gypsy by her fans. But the foursome fall foul of local gangsters and flee to Canada, as word gets out that gold has been found in the Klondike. They embark on a dangerous and epic journey to reach the Yukon valley, trailing across snowy mountains and treacherous rapids. Who will break first? Theo, the handsome-yet-greedy bounder? Dreamy Sam, so easily influenced by money? Practical Jack, a man devoted to his friends? Or Beth, the woman with the gypsy in her soul, who cares more for music than gold?
Father unknown by Lesley Pearse( Book )
39 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 403 libraries worldwide
When Daisy Buchan is 25, her mother dies. Reeling from this trauma, she is shocked to be told that she is adopted - her real mother was a poor young teenager from Cornwall. She does not know who her father is. As the layers of her family are stripped away, Daisy is horrified by what she learns
Dead to me by Lesley Pearse( Book )
11 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 396 libraries worldwide
When Ruby and Verity met as girls they came from different worlds. Verity was privately educated, living in a beautiful Hampstead home, while Ruby was being raised in extreme poverty. Nevertheless they became firm friends. However, fortunes are not set in stone and soon the girls find their situations reversed. As Ruby goes up in the world, Verity encounters more and more tragedy, but still the girls remain a large part of each other's lives. That is until one day in 1938 when Ruby says the terrible words 'You're dead to me' and it looks like their friendship might be over for good
Trust me by Lesley Pearse( Book )
23 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 370 libraries worldwide
Two young sisters sent far, far from home. When tragedy deprives little Dulcie Taylor and her sister May of their parents, they are sent first to an orphanage and then shipped off to begin a new life in Australia. But the 'better life' the sisters are promised in this new and exciting country turns out to be a lie. It seems everyone who ever stood up for them, who ever said 'trust me', somehow betrays that trust: their parents, teachers and the sisters at the convent. But then Dulcie meets Ross, another orphanage survivor, and finds a kindred spirit. Can Dulcie ever get over the pain of the past and learn to trust again? And does she have the strength to fight for her own happiness as well as that of her sister?
Charlie by Lesley Pearse( Book )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 369 libraries worldwide
Charlie Welsh sees her mother brutally attacked by two strangers. Her father is away so Charlie must do all she can to protect her mother from further attacks. She must find out who would want to hurt her family and why. She meets Andrew whose strength she desperately needs to help her find the attackers
Never look back by Lesley Pearse( Book )
21 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 369 libraries worldwide
Matilda was a poor Covent Garden flower girl until the day she saved the life of Tabitha, a minister's daughter. Drawn into the bosom of Tabitha'a family, Matilda is given the opportunity of a lifetime
Camellia by Lesley Pearse( Book )
20 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 349 libraries worldwide
Camellia Norton is orphaned at fifteen when her mother's body is fished from a river in rural Sussex. And when she discovers a cache of letters amongst her mother's effects she realises that the past she has always been so sure of has been built on a tissue of lies. Devastated, she runs away to London, and loses herself in a metropolis that offers opportunity, temptation and danger, especially to a young girl hungry for love and acceptance. But her past won't stay buried forever, and eventually Camellia begins the long journey towards uncovering the truth about her background, and also, ultimately, about herself
Rosie by Lesley Pearse( Book )
17 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 327 libraries worldwide
This is the story of Rose Parker, a strong, intelligent girl growing up in the 1950s who has to live with the knowledge that her father is a murderer
Georgia by Lesley Pearse( Book )
28 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 327 libraries worldwide
When nine-year-old orphan Georgia James is unexpectedly fostered by Celia and her husband, she can hardly believe her luck. But then on her fifteenth birthday she suffers the betrayal at the hands of her foster father and is forced to run away. This work tells a story of a determination to succeed against all the odds and of a burning first love
Hope by Lesley Pearse( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Somerset, 1836, baby Hope is cast out from a world of privilege as living proof of her mother's adultery. Smuggled away from the Harveys and Briargate House to a nearby village, Hope grows up in the arms of the warm and loving Renton family, unaware of her true identity. But fate has harsh plans for Hope and a chain of events sees her forced to lead a vagabond's existence until she finds the courage to fight back. 2007
Faith by Lesley Pearse( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
1995, Scotland. The prison of Cornton Vale. Laura Brannigan is in jail for murder. For two years, she's been battling for justice - insisting that she didn't kill her best friend, Jackie. Yet with her spirits at their lowest ebb, she receives a letter that takes her back to a different time and memory of an old love. Why is Stuart writing to Laura now? Does he have faith in her innocence? And can he help free Laura from prison, and her past? 2008
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Alternative Names
Lesley Pearse britische Autorin
Lesley Pearse Brits schrijfster
Lesley Pearse writer
Pearce Lesley
Pearse, Leslie
Pīrsa, Leslija 1945-
English (236)
German (73)
French (21)
Swedish (18)
Italian (7)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (5)
Portuguese (3)
Dutch (3)
Serbian (2)
Polish (2)
Czech (2)
Turkish (1)
Vietnamese (1)
Hebrew (1)
Spanish (1)
Hungarian (1)
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