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About Kay Seeley
Kay Seeley lives in London. She has two daughters, both married and three grandchildren, all adorable. She enjoys reading, writing,gardening and spending time with her family. Keen on history she loves to visit ancient and interesting places in London which often feature in her novels.
She has been a writer for several years, writing novels, short stories and poetry.
One Beat of a Heart is her seventh novel set in London. A Girl Called Rose, is the third in The Hope Series, set in London’s East End, following s A Girl Called Hopeand A Girl Called Violet. Perfect for Cookson fans.
Kay Seeley’s three previous novels, The Water Gypsy, The Watercress Girls and The Guardian Angel were all shortlisted for The Wishing Shelf Book Award. The Guardian Angel was a #1 best seller. They are available in The Victorian Novels Box Set. Kay has had over fifty short stories published in women’s magazines including The People’s Friend Magazine, Woman’s Weekly, Take-A-Break Fiction Feast and The Weekly News. Her stories are available in her three short story collections: The Cappuccino Collection, The Summer Stories and The Christmas Stories.
Kay is a member of The Alliance of Indie Authors and The Society of Women Writers and Journalists.
Visit her website www.kayseeleyauthor.com
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A wonderful debut novel from a very talented writer
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One Beat of a Heart, is all it takes to change a life forever.
When tragedy strikes at The Fitzroy Hotel on Coronation Day, lives are thrown into turmoil.
Clara’s recently impoverished family hope a suitable marriage for her will restore their finances, but her refusal to conform and reckless behaviour have devastating consequences. Will an ill-judged liaison destroy everything she’s longed for?
Daisy Carter, the hotel housekeeper, has problems of her own. A family relationship brings grief and heartache and a well meaning action ends in disaster.
A life-changing moment, a heartbreaking choice. Can Clara follow her heart to find the happiness she craves? Can Daisy keep her family together when fate is pulling them apart? Can they rely on each other when their futures depend on it?
Follow the fortunes of Clara and Daisy in the first of The Fitzroy Hotel Stories from the author of The Hope Series.
Perfect for fans of Downton Abbey and Upstairs Downstairs.
A close friendship, flawed ambition, a wrong turn and a dangerous liaison.
Two girls. Two very different lives. When Annie and her brother Cory are orphaned Hettie’s mother takes them in. Hettie and Annie sell watercress on the streets of Victorian London to make a living.
Annie’s dissatisfaction grows and her reckless ambition takes her on a separate path. After she disappears in mysterious circumstances Hettie sets out to find her.
While searching for Annie, in the darkest and most dangerous part of London, she uncovers the corruption and depravity of Victorian society. Secrets are revealed that put both their lives put in danger. Can Hettie find her friend before it’s too late?
A gripping, powerfully written story of kidnap and betrayal from the bestselling author of The Guardian Angel.
A heart-wrenching saga of love, loss, courage and resilience from the author of The Guardian Angel.
In Victorian London’s East End, life for Hope Daniels in the public house run by her parents is not as it seems. Pa drinks and gambles, brother John longs for a place of his own, sister Violet dreams of a life on stage and little Alfie is being bullied at school.
Silas Quirk, the charismatic owner of a local gentlemen’s club and disreputable gambling den her father frequents, has his own plans for Hope.
When disaster strikes the family lose everything and the future they planned is snatched away from them. Secrets are revealed that make Hope question all she’s ever believed in.
Can Hope keep them together when fate is pulling them apart?
What will she sacrifice to save her family?
A captivating story of tragedy and triumph you won’t want to put down.
Robert can’t speak. He can’t tell her what makes him happy or sad. Nell has to work that out for herself.
Not everyone is happy about Robert’s existence.
Can Nell save him from a desolate future, secure his inheritance and ensure he takes his rightful place in society?
A love story.
From the bestselling author of The Guardian Angel
Set against the turbulent years of The Great War, A Girl Called Rose is a deeply moving story of young love, heroism, human weakness and the enduring strength of family ties.
The close, loving family life Rose has known is shattered when the country goes to war. Rose resolves to do her bit so, aged sixteen, she leaves home to train as a nurse in London. There she finds freedom, excitement and a different way of life.
A brief encounter with a soldier opens her eyes to romance, but is he the man she thinks he is?
Can first love survive long separation or will Rose discover that her heart belongs to another?
When the war brings searing loss and heartbreak, can Rose find the strength to look to the future?
A Girl Called Rose is Kay Seeley’s third novel in the Hope Series. Written from the heart it follows the fortunes of the extended Daniels family through the war years. A must read story you won’t want to put down.
A gripping saga of courage and resilience from the bestselling author of The Guardian Angel
Violet Daniels isn't perfect. She’s made mistakes in her life, but the deep love she has for her five-year-old twins is beyond dispute.
When their feckless and often violent father turns up out of the blue, demanding to see them, she’s terrified he might snatch them from her. She flees with them to a place of safety where she meets the handsome and charming Gabriel Stone. He shows her a better way of life, but is he everything he appears to be?
Violet decides to stop running and finds the courage to return to London to confront the children's father. There she finds a far greater evil than she ever thought possible.
How far will Violet go to protect her children?
Set against the background of two very different worlds in Edwardian London’s East End this is the second in the Hope Series.
Perfect for fans of Catherine Cookson and Dilly Court.
The Water Gypsy is about a girl from the boats who steals a pie that changes her life forever. She falls in love, gets accused of murder and persecuted through the prejudice of Victorian society. Can Tilly save herself and bring the true killer to justice?
The Watercress Girls follows the fortunes (and misfortunes) of two girls who sell cress on the streets. Set in London’s East End where opium dens and street gangs rule it’s a tale of flawed ambition, a wrong turn and a dangerous liaison. Secrets are revealed and lives put in peril. Can Hettie find her friend before it’s too late?
The Guardian Angel is the heart-wrenching story of a workhouse girl and the mute boy she’s employed to look after. Robert is five years old. He can’t speak but he can steal your heart. Not everyone is happy about Robert’s existence. Can Nell save him from the desolate future his family plan for him?
Three unmissable dramas, each a testament to the power of love to triumph over adversity.
A stunning collection.
If this collection were a cake it would be a deeply satisfying chocolate gateau.