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Books By Kitty Neale
From the Sunday Times Bestselling author.
In a time of war, what's holding them together could tear them all apart...
London, 1940. Winnie Berry is at the heart of the community in her pub, The Battersea Tavern. Her door is always open to those in need of a cup of tea and sympathy.
Winnie's abusive husband has left and she finds herself foolishly falling in love with black-market trader, Have-it Harry Hampton. But Harry is married and Winnie soon finds herself tied up in his web of secrets.
Meanwhile Winnie's son is back in London - not to visit his own child, but to charm the latest barmaid at the Battersea Tavern, which will lead to devastating consequences for the family.
With bombs dropping all around them, is it too late for Winnie to uncover the secrets of those closest to her in order to protect her true family?
The heartwrenching new novel from bestselling author Kitty Neale
Can she put right the secrets of the past?
London, 1939. Winnie Berry has been the landlady of the Battersea Tavern for nearly twenty-five years, and the pub is like home to her - a place of tears and laughter, full of customers that feel like family. A place where she's learned to avoid the quick fists of her husband, and where she's raised her beloved son, David.
He's inherited his father's lazy streak and can't seem to hold down a job, but when war is declared Winnie is determined to keep her son safe. She's still haunted by the choice she made years ago as a desperate young woman, and she won't make the same mistake of letting her family be taken from her...
But when a young woman crosses her path, the secrets of Winnie's past threaten to turn her world upside down. There's nothing stronger than a mother's love - but can it ever have a second chance?
The first book in The Battersea Tavern series
Can she keep her son safe?
Previously published as A Father’s Revenge.
When Pearl’s ex-husband Kevin was sent to prison, she left her old life in Battersea behind, determined to protect her son from the truth about his father. But when her dear friend Bessie dies, she is forced to return to the one place she’d rather forget.
While Pearl makes plans to take over Bessie’s shop, Kevin is released from jail and begins to swindle his parents for money. Once he gets what he wants, he’ll soon be after his child.
Pearl will do whatever it takes to keep her boy out of his father’s reach – but will it be enough?
A gripping and emotional family drama from the Sunday Times bestselling author, perfect for fans of Dilly Court and Katie Flynn.
Readers love A Mother’s Struggle:
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Brilliant book, couldn't put it down as usual, the characters seem so real. Looking forward to reading the next one.’ Reader review
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I am a bedtime reader and Kitty Neale certainly kept me up until the wee small hours; just keep reading one more chapter.’ Reader review
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Kept me gripped from the first page to the last one. I could not put it down. Brilliant.’ Reader review
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘There were loads of twists to this one and I couldn't put it down. Absolutely fantastic read.’ Reader review
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘What an amazing book, I can't put in down. The story is brilliant, I'm obsessed with Neale’s Books.’ Reader review
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Fantastic… I read it in a few days, could not put it down. Kept me on the edge if my seat all the way through.’ Reader review
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Kitty Neale never ever lets you down, from the first page to the last. You feel you are right there in the story with them. Great.’ Reader review
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Wonderful… Loved every moment of this, hard to put down! A very heartfelt tale and lovely story.’ Reader review
The Sunday Times bestseller is back with a gripping, heart-wrenching tale, perfect for fans of Dilly Court’s A Village Scandal, Katie Flynn and Rosie Goodwin.
Seventeen-year-old Constance has had a privileged upbringing in Clapham, with staff to attend to her every need. But her parents have always been cold and distant, never showing her love.
Craving affection, Constance falls into the arms of Albie Jones, the cook’s grandson. But one fateful encounter leaves her ashamed and pregnant, and she is soon shunned from the family home.
Heartbroken and threatened by scandal, Constance is forced to wed Albie and moves to Battersea, where she suffers unforgiving stares and cruel whispers from the neighbours. Trapped in a bitter and loveless marriage without a penny to her name, Constance has no choice but to stay and surrender. Will she ever find freedom – or happiness – again?
**A gritty and emotional family drama, from the Sunday Times bestseller. Perfect for fans of Nadine Dorries and Katie Flynn.**
You can never leave a bad man behind…
Mavis Pugh has had a hard life. Despised and abused throughout her teenage years, she turned to the first man who showed her kindness. But her new husband, Alec, quickly revealed himself to be a violent bully.
When Mavis escapes from Alec, she thinks the worst is behind her. Moving to a large family house with her two children is more than she ever dreamed of, and when handsome sign-writer Tommy takes an interest in her, she can't believe her luck.
But Alec is far from a distant memory and, unbeknown to Mavis, he’s watching her and her happy family closely. Just waiting for the right time to make his next – and final – move…
From Amazon bestselling author Kitty Neale comes a heartbreaking historical novel about a young woman trying to make the best despite the worst circumstances. Is a happy ever after impossible?
Previously published in 2015
Alison is the ugly duckling of her family and has always been treated with disdain by her mother. After years of being bullied, she is drawn to the one man who shows her affection. But when he brutally rapes her, leaving her pregnant, she is cast out.
Shunned by her family, Alison must start to make her own way and plan a life for herself and her unborn child – and for the first time she is master of her own destiny.
But when the baby arrives, Alison feels no love for her new son. Terrified that history will repeat itself, can she find a way to love her child? And will she ever find the forgiveness she craves from her family?
An utterly unputdownable, heart-wrenching historical novel that will have you completely hooked from the first page. Perfect for fans of Dilly Court, Nadine Dorries and Nancy Revell.
Readers absolutely love A Daughter’s Disgrace:
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘Had me hooked from the very first page and continued throughout the book. One of those books you just didn't want to end!! Just a BRILLIANT read as always, Kitty Neale!!!’ Amazon reviewer
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐ ‘Worth every penny, unfortunately it kept me from my bed it was such an interesting story and I never imagined the twist at the end….buy it ..love it.’ Amazon reviewer
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘Fantastic. It kept me gripped right till the end and could really picture every character.’ Amazon reviewer
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ‘I loved it, twists and turns that I certainly wasn't expecting… I just couldn't put it down.’ Amazon reviewer
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐ ‘What a wonderful read. Had me hooked, I fell in love with the characters.’ Amazon reviewer
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘I had to finish it in almost one read. The book was filled with all the emotions.’ Amazon reviewer
The most heartbreaking decision a mother could make…the Sunday Times bestseller is back with an emotional story that will tug on the heartstrings.
Glenda Jenkins has been beaten by her husband Harry one too many times – and this time he’s put her in a hospital bed. Battered and bruised, Glenda slowly makes her recovery. But she fears what awaits her back at home…
When Glenda meets kind hospital porter Frank, he offers her a lifeline she can’t refuse. The pair decide to run away together, escaping the terror of Harry. But, fearing for her life, Glenda has to make the biggest sacrifice of all and leave her baby, Johnnie, behind.
Safe on the Kent coast, Glenda finally has the life she dreamed of. But without Johnnie, she’s a broken woman. Will she ever see her baby again? And will she ever be able to escape the fearsome shadow of Harry after all?
This family saga, packed with dark secrets, from Sunday Times bestseller Kitty Neale, will tug at the heartstrings.
Millie Pratchett's life is not an easy one.
Her dad, coalman Alfie, is a bully, and his vicious temper dominates their small terraced house in Battersea. His teenage children, handsome John and ugly-duckling Millie, have learnt to dodge his moods but Millie lives in fear for her mother, Eileen.
When Alfie's tyranny forces Eileen into an impossible position, a crisis erupts. The Pratchetts' old life collapses around them and a new, darker future looms. But people are not always what they seem; could Millie turn out to be far stronger and more resilient than anyone could have imagined ?
Perfect for fans of Nadine Dorries and Katie Flynn, this is an emotional family saga from the Sunday Times bestselling author of A Mother's Sacrifice and A Family's Heartbreak.
The gritty new drama from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Nobody’s Girl.
Bullied by everyone around her for years, has Mavis Jackson finally found happiness? Or is it a case of going from the frying pan straight into the fire?
Taunted by everyone around her, including her mother Lily, 15-year-old Mavis Jackson is devastated when her only ally, her father Ron, leaves home to beat his gambling addiction. Forced to walk the streets in search of junk to sell, the future seems bleak.
Until an unexpected fairy godmother arrives in the form of Edith Pugh. Struck down with a debilitating illness, she needs help around the home. In Mavis, she sees the perfect solution. Especially as she has ulterior motives…
Meanwhile, Ron has fallen off the wagon and disappeared. Best mate Pete doesn't know where he is and has to break the terrible news. But does he have another reason for his sudden interest in the Jackson family?
Back at Edith's, Mavis revels in her new job. But when Edith reveals her true motives for taking Mavis under her wing, she faces a monumental decision, one which could change her life for ever…
Her strength is all she has left…
When Dorothy meets Robbie, she falls for him quickly and it’s not long before the pair are engaged. But then an unexpected pregnancy puts everything at risk, and Dorothy is left alone – with Robbie nowhere to be seen.
Heartbroken, Dorothy picks up the pieces of her life as a working girl in Battersea helping to support her mother and father. But before long, things start to become difficult. Her father’s health is worsening, money is tight and worst of all, Robbie hasn’t come back for her.
Can Dorothy find a way back to happiness in the face of real adversity? Will she have the courage to make it on her own – or is someone else waiting in the wings to save her?
Gritty and moving, this is the perfect read for fans of Dilly Court and Maggie Hope.
Meet the Drapers – they're as tough at they come …
The gritty new drama from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Nobody's Girl. Set on the mean streets of 1960s South London.
The Drapers rule the streets of South London. Everyone's afraid of them – and that's just how they like it.
But when tempers flare and a family feud spirals out of control, tragedy strikes, leaving eldest son Danny in charge.
But he has shocking plans for the family business and Petula, the baby of the family, becomes the scapegoat for the Draper’s dirty dealings.
Years later, and the once united family has now split up. Petula returns to the place she once called home to face her family as well as her demons, unleashing a terrible secret that could destroy them once and for all…
Happiness comes at a price…
Though besotted with one another, Amy Miller and Thomas Frost have never had it easy. From very different sides of the tracks, their romance was doomed from the moment Thomas’s overbearing mother Celia vowed to separate them.
Celia writes to her eldest son, asking him to come home and help to split the pair up. But when Jeremy returns to Battersea it’s clear he wants everything that belongs to Thomas – especially his wife.
As Jeremy’s dangerous obsession grows, Amy must fight for her marriage and her baby. Will she and Thomas ever find the happiness they long for?
A gripping, heartbreaking and gritty family drama from the Sunday Times bestseller, perfect for fans of Katie Flynn and Dilly Court.
Readers love A Broken Family:
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Fantastic story… Once I started this I could not stop reading, I felt like I was part of the story and imagined all the characters. Fantastic author and fantastic book.’ Reader review
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Really could not put it down. Twists and turns but everyone knows families like this. Well done Kitty. Cannot wait for the next.’ Reader review
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Another exceptional book and one that I thoroughly enjoyed reading. I had to have a tissue handy … EXCELLENT.’ Reader review
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘What a brilliant book, just did not want it to end.’ Reader review
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Didn't want this book to finish, really gripping loved it.’ Reader review
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Really excellent read. Good story with real characters that you actually cared about.’ Reader review
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Loved this book, a really great read. The characters just come to life.’ Reader review