Freda Lightfoot

Biography

Born in Lancashire, Freda Lightfoot lived for a number of years in the Lake District where she ran a bookshop. She then tried her hand at the ‘good life’, kept sheep and hens, various orphaned cats and dogs, built drystone walls, planted a small wood and even learned how to make jam. She has now given up her thermals to build a house in an olive grove in Spain, where she produces her own olive oil. She has published over 35 novels including many bestselling family sagas and historical novels.

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Books

Polly's War
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Price: $4.75 USD. Words: 124,550. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
World War II may be over but Polly Pride feels as though the fighting has moved to her own home. Her son, Benny, is mixed up with some very shady characters, and daughter Lucy is carrying on with a fancy man behind her husband’s back. Polly sees she risks losing all she’s worked so hard to achieve, but won’t stand by and watch her family tear itself to pieces…
Polly Pride
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Price: $4.75 USD. Words: 118,420. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
When her husband loses his job Polly decides only drastic action can keep the family from starvation. She sells all their goods and chattels and buys carpets to cut and sell from a handcart. But poverty and Matthew’s hurt pride are only the start of her problems...
Watch For The Talleyman
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Price: $4.75 USD. Words: 129,670. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
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Dolly Tomkins lives in the mean streets of 1920s Salford where the only one making a decent living is the talleyman, who has a moneybag where his heart should be. Dolly’s mam is in hock up to her ears, but when Nifty Jack offers to wipe the slate clean in return for Dolly’s favours, she takes him on at his own game. And in the process is in danger of losing the love of her life.
Cup Cake Coffee Break
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,260. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Six heartwarming short stories - previously published in My Weekly, My Story, People’s Friend, Woman’s Realm and other magazines.
Dancing on Deansgate
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Price: $4.75 USD. Words: 128,300. Language: British English. Published: January 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
They called it the Christmas Blitz, but there are no festivities for Jess, locked in the cellar by her feckless, tarty mother. And when Lizzie is imprisoned for shoplifting, Jess is sent to live with her uncle, a bullying black marketeer, who treats her like a slave. Can Jess’s natural musical talent offer an escape route - and the chance for love?
Trapped
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Price: $4.75 USD. Words: 114,910. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Carly Stanton is newly married to the man of her dreams but all is not as it seems. Oliver Stanton may be charming with dark good looks and captivating blue-grey eyes, but Carly discovers a darker side to his nature. He is possessive and controlling, sapping her confidence so that she feels as if she is living on a knife edge, her nerves in shreds. The ring is on her finger but she feels trapped.
Ruby McBride
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Price: $4.75 USD. Words: 109,050. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
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Ruby, a rebel at heart under the not-so-tender care of the nuns, is forced to abandon her siblings at just sixteen and marry a man she believes to be a conman. Furious at being robbed of the chance to be with her childhood sweetheart, Kit Jarvis, she resists Bart’s advances. Only Ruby’s courage enables her to make a life for herself within the thriving community of waterways folk.
Daisy's Secret
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Price: $4.75 USD. Words: 130,250. Language: British English. Published: June 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
The Lakes 2012 Laura is having problems with her marriage, so when she is left a house in the Lake District by her grandmother, she starts to look at her life anew. And she begins to investigate why she was abandoned by her own family. What happened when she was evacuated to the Lakes during the war? What was Daisy’s Secret?
Lonely Teardrops
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Series: Champion Street Market, Book 6. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 131,520. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
On the day of her beloved father’s funeral Harriet learns that Joyce isn’t her real mother after all. That explains why she’s always favoured her brother. Her emotions in turmoil, Harriet rebels, which puts in jeopardy everything she holds dear. Can she come back from the brink or will her life be filled with lonely teardrops?
Who's Sorry Now
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Series: Champion Street Market, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 122,830. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Sisters, sisters, there were never such devoted sisters. Carmina is the sexy extrovert who has the boys flocking like bees round a honeypot – all except Luc Fabriani, who prefers her sister. Naïve Gina believes her sister when she spreads malicious lies about Luc. But lies have a habit of trapping the liar in a web of deceit, as Carmina is about to discover. Who’s sorry now?
Candy Kisses
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Series: Champion Street Market, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 123,550. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Everyone loves Aunty Dot who has provided a loving home for many a troubled child. Lizzie Pringle would do anything for her foster mother – even take on local sweet manufacturer and bully, Cedric Finch. Until she falls for his son, Charlie… Dena can’t believe Barry Holmes would hurt her beloved daughter. But rumours are rife, and chocolate can be bitter as well as sweet …
That'll Be The Day
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Series: Champion Street Market, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 131,770. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Working on her busy flower stall Betty has the opportunity to observe her customers. Sam buys bouquets for his wife so why does she always look so miserable? Leo comes every week for flowers for his mother, but has never bought so much as a rosebud for his elegant wife. Betty’s own husband went off long ago, so is it any wonder if she has a dim view of men? But all that is about to change…
Fools Fall In Love
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Series: Champion Street Market, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 133,060. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
When Patsy talks her way into a job on Champion Street market, the Higginson sisters get more than they bargained for. Patsy’s impudence and chirpy personality win her enemies as well as new friends. And her determination to solve the riddle of her own past soon starts to unravel secrets Annie and Clara would much rather keep hidden.
Putting On The Style
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Series: Champion Street Market, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 132,780. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Dena loves her Saturday job at Belle’s market café, and is soon in thrall to her two good looking sons; but when her younger brother is killed by a gang of young thugs Dena is taken into care. Later, she returns to her beloved market to rebuild her life. Only when it is far too late does Dena begin to ask herself the terrifying question: has she fallen in love with her brother’s killer?
Gracie´s Sin
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Price: $4.75 USD. Words: 117,710. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Gracie, Lou and Rose. Three young women craving adventure join the Women’s Timber Corps. All for different reasons. After the rigours of forestry training in Cornwall under Matron’s steely gaze the trio are posted to Grizedale Forest in the Lake district where there are new challenges. But their enemy is the war, and faith and friendship are tested to the utmost in their efforts to survive.
For All Our Tomorrows
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Price: $4.75 USD. Words: 130,840. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
It might be a friendly invasion, but when hundreds of US Marines arrive at a quiet Cornish town in the summer of 1943 with only two things on their mind, making love and making war, there are bound to be problems.
A Sackful of Stories
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 36,770. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Six romantic short stories to warm the heart. Previously published in My Weekly, Woman's Realm and other women's magazines.
The Woman From Heartbreak House
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Series: Poor House Lane, Book 3. Price: $4.75 USD. Words: 99,700. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
The Great War is over and Kate is eager to welcome her husband home. But he’s a changed man and Eliot’s return creates tensions both at work and with Kate’s son, Callum. It tears her apart to see such strife between the two men she loves most. And her sister-in-law is determined to stir up the animosity. But when tragedy strikes, Lucy’s ambition runs out of control.
The Child From Nowhere
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Series: Poor House Lane, Book 2. Price: $4.75 USD. Words: 71,070. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Events have taken an unexpected turn and Kate finds herself back in Poor House Lane with some heartrending decisions to be made, not least how to find her missing son. Somehow she must also make a living for herself and help the women being abused by the hated Swainson. But nothing is straightforward, and her sister-in-law Lucy isn’t done with her yet.
The Girl From Poor House Lane
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Series: Poor House Lane, Book 1. Price: $4.75 USD. Words: 95,010. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Poor House Lane is no place to bring up a child, and since the death of her husband, Kate has struggled to feed her beloved baby son. So when the wealthy, childless Tysons offer to adopt Callum, and employ Kate as his nursemaid, she feels compelled to accept. But Kate is not prepared for the jealousy this provokes in Eliot Tyson’s brother, Charles, who sees Callum as a threat to his inheritance.
Reluctant Queen
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 71,840. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
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Queen Margot returns to Paris and Henri de Guise. But as her situation becomes increasingly insecure as Navarre speaks of divorce, where can she find safety? Gabrielle d’Estrées, a young beauty, wants to marry for love. But is the love of a king enough to secure Gabrielle the happiness and respectability she craves, and a crown for her son as the next dauphin of France?
Hostage Queen
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 120,160. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2010. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
Marguerite de Valois, the most beautiful woman in the French Court, is the subject of great scandal and intrigue. She is married to the Huguenot Henry of Navarre as her mother Catherine de Medici aims to bring peace to France. But within days of the wedding Paris is awash with blood. In a court rife with murder, political intrigue, debauchery and the hunger for power, can she hope to survive?
The Favourite Child
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Price: $4.75 USD. Words: 118,410. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2010. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
It’s 1928 and opening a Mothers’ Clinic in Salford alienates Bella Ashton from her family. She is grateful for the help of Violet Howarth, who takes her in off the street. A friendship with Violet’s son Dan quickly turns to love. But Bella also becomes involved with handsome ne’er-do-well Billy Quinn, and soon finds everything she has worked for at risk, and herself in mortal danger...
Kitty Little
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Price: $4.75 USD. Words: 119,000. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2010. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
Katherine, Charlotte and Esme. Three girls seeking escape. Against the theatrical backdrop of the Lakes, a real-life drama is played out: One that threatens to destroy the very dream that brought them together, and the close friendship they once enjoyed. Each is captivated by the idea of a travelling theatre. Each pretending to be someone she is not. All are in love with the same man...
Larkrigg Fell
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Series: Luckpenny Land, Book 4. Price: $4.75 USD. Words: 128,060. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2010. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
The Brandon twins are unalike in every way except in their love of their home, Larkrigg Hall. Beth is the romantic one with dreams of an idyllic life in rural Lakeland. Sarah is willing to take risks to achieve the life style she craves. But jealousy and greed mar their uncertain relationship so that when tragedy strikes both sisters are forced to come to terms with a very different situation.
Wishing Water
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Series: Luckpenny Land, Book 3. Price: $4.75 USD. Words: 130,100. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2010. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
Pretty Lissa Turner has devoted parents and a beautiful home in the Lake District. But her real mother abandoned Lissa when she was a baby, and feelings of confusion and vulnerability persist. She takes a job in Carreckwater, a lively village in the heart of Lakeland, where she makes many new friends. But lack of faith in herself leads her into a marriage with disastrous consequences.
Storm Clouds Over Broombank
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Series: Luckpenny Land, Book 2. Price: $4.75 USD. Words: 84,390. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2010. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
Meg Turner is finding life as a sheep farmer -unusual for a woman even in war time - tougher than she expected. With her loyalties divided she fears losing the one man she truly loves. And dare she allow herself to love baby Lissa when her mother may return to claim her at any time? Kath is facing new challenges in the WAAF, but can she ever get over the guilt of leaving her child behind?
Luckpenny Land
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Series: Luckpenny Land, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 102,380. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2010. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
Meg Turner lives on a lonely farm in the bleak but beautiful mountains of the English Lake District with a bully of a father. She loves Jack, with his dark good looks but loyalties are threatened as World War Two approaches and Meg realises that the only thing she can count on is her passion for the land she loves. Until a stranger arrives in the dale and her world changes for ever.
The Bobbin Girls
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Price: $4.75 USD. Words: 123,770. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2010. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
Alena Townsen wants to spend the rest of her life with her childhood sweetheart, Rob, but James Hollinthwaite, a wealthy landowner, has other ideas for his son and forces the two to part. To win him back she must resolve a tragic secret. Dolly Sutton has more intimate problems, while shy Sandra Myers finds herself an unlikely campaigner against Hollinthwaite’s destructive plans for the village.
Lakeland Lily
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Price: $4.75 USD. Words: 137,440. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2010. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
Lily Thorpe is a spirited, ambitious fisherman’s daughter, desperate to escape the poverty of her Lakeland home. When the rich Clermont-Read family spoils her plans, Lily embarks on a personal quest for revenge and marries their only son, Bertie, a handsome indolent charmer. A twist of fate brings her the freedom she craves, but the price Lily must pay is high.
A Proud Alliance
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,500. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2010. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
The Honourable Felicity Travers learns she is expected to marry the entrepreneurial Jarle Blakeley, the man she believes responsible for her father's bankruptcy. Inspired by the suffragette movement, Felicity intends to be a modern woman and make her own decisions. Blakeley proves persuasive, if lacking in romance. But with secrets still to be told, does the marriage have any hope of success?
Whispering Shadows
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,930. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2010. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
Abigail Carter feels stifled as companion to Emilia Goodenough, and the responsibility of her wayward sister Polly. Then Emilia's nephew, Carl Montegne, sweeps the ladies off to Italy to help him search for the long lost family fortune. But even a romantic castello doesn't stem the friction between them - until the quest suddenly turns to danger, and Abigail discovers the extent of her feelings.
Rhapsody Creek
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 80,620. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2010. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
With American independence won and her brother George dead, Hester Mackay accepts Benjamin Blake’s proposal to avoid the shame of bankruptcy, despite him being an English gunrunner. Her happiness at the Georgia plantation house is short-lived as Hester learns that her new husband has already killed two wives. Can this be true, and is he now trying to kill her?
Outrageous Fortune
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,850. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2010. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
Wilful and beautiful, Charlotte Forbes is to inherit a fortune on her eighteenth birthday. But Sir James Caraddon, the rising star of Pitt's government, informs her of a scandal lurking in her past. Charlotte escapes by joining a troupe of strolling players, while James feels obliged to protect her from the unsavoury characters who have an eye on her wealth.
Madeiran Legacy
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 89,770. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2010. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
Just returned from the Napoleonic wars Raul Beringer discovers that as well as contending with the enmity of his younger brother, Maynard, the legacy of his late father's wine business in Madeira must be shared with a penniless orphan, Coriander May. Whoever makes the most profit from their inheritance in a year will win overall control of the company. But is there more than money at stake?

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