Author: Angela Rigley

Lea Croft by Angela Rigley

Lea Croft by Angela Rigley

The sleepy village of Lea Croft in Victorian Derbyshire is awoken when the body of the farmer’s son, Herbert Grant, is found down a gully. Martha Holloway suspects her husband, Charlie, of killing him in revenge for her being assaulted by him in the past. When Charlie goes missing in a landslide, to make ends meet, Martha has to find a job at the farm, where her younger sisters, Jessica, aged 15, and pregnant by an unknown father, and Charlotte, work as milkmaids. Charlie reappears but tells her not to tell anybody he is still alive. Herbert’s brother, Ronald, fancies Charlotte, but will he pluck up the courage to tell her? He is arrested for Herbert’s murder. But will he be found guilty, and what happens to Charlie? More info →
Looking for Jamie by Angela Rigley

Looking for Jamie by Angela Rigley

Looking for Jamie Set in the late nineteenth century this is the story of a young boy who is found bedraggled and starving, having lost his memory. All he knows is his name, Jamie. He is taken in by the household of The Grange on the Brightmoor Estate who soon come to love him as one of their own, especially the master David Dalton whose own son had been killed in an accident two years before. Some months later Tillie Raven is released from prison where she had been sent for stealing a loaf after holing up in a barn to escape a fire. Now she has to find her son, she does not even know if he is still alive, but where should she look first? More info →
School for Jamie by Angela Rigley

School for Jamie by Angela Rigley

School for Jamie Having made up his mind that he wants to go to boarding school, Jamie is excited, although Tillie still has reservations. However, it doesn’t match up to his expectations. Then there is the worry that he won’t be home to protect Alice from the nanny who he thinks might harm her, now he is not there to bear the brunt of her spite. He finds it hard to make friends and the other boys snigger when he falls back into his old way of speaking. He is bullied and falls out of a window but will not tell anyone how it happened. During the summer holiday the family goes to Scarborough, taking Sarah, but the holiday is cut short because Jamie has an accident. Will he ever get anything right? More info →
Dilemma for Jamie by Angela Rigley

Dilemma for Jamie by Angela Rigley

Dilema for Jamie sequel to Looking for Jamie Tillie's twin girls are now fifteen months old, and talk of Jamie going to boarding school sends her into a battle of wits against his new father, David. Jamie has his own concerns about being so far away from the Brightmoor Estate, but all that is momentarily forgotten when, first David is involved in a serious accident, then one of the twins goes missing. Once again, Tillie and Jamie have to face their fears and deal with one tragedy after another, each coping in the best way they know how. But can they succeed in persuading David to change his mind More info →
Choices for Jamie by Angela Rigley

Choices for Jamie by Angela Rigley

Having survived his final year at school, Jamie now needs to find something to occupy his time. Seeing a poster in the village, he considers joining a circus. However, when the family goes to a performance the Big Top collapses, Tillie loses David in the mayhem, and Jamie is kidnapped by an evil clown. Shipped off to stay with Sarah in Harrogate, he meets a rich society girl, Geraldine, who takes a shine to him. However, he still has feelings for his woodland girl, Beth, who seems to have moved away, and then there’s Maisie, whom he feels obligated to take away from her life of drudgery as a house maid. Who will Jamie choose? More info →
Nancie by Angela Rigley

Nancie by Angela Rigley

Nancie Knight’s world falls apart when her father dies and she is forced to go into service as a scullery maid. Never in her wildest dreams would she have envisaged such hard work, slaving from dawn to dusk. The housekeeper of The Manor, Miss Higginbottom, does not allow her any slack and the cook, Mrs Bell can never remember her name. Promises that she will soon be reunited with her mother and baby brother amount to nothing. On her first afternoon off, she falls and hurts herself, and then is stricken with an allergic reaction from burdock. She is accused of stealing candlesticks, and when she hears strange noises coming from one of the attic rooms, she goes to investigate. Disobeying an order not to pursue the matter, she is sacked and forced to leave. A man takes her in, offering her a job, but she runs away after he beats her up. She is then befriended by a shepherd’s wife and goes to live with her and her family. Eventually, three years later, she returns to work at The Manor to find the girl with two heads, whom she had found in the attic, still there. Her mother turns up but tells her she is going to America and cannot take Nancie with her. The mistress of the house finds a solution: Nancie is to go travelling with one of the mistress’s friends as her companion. More info →
Florence and the Highwayman by Angela Rigely

Florence and the Highwayman by Angela Rigely

Can Florence Fisher accept Lord Head’s proposal of marriage to save her family from ruin? On a visit to Cockermouth her carriage is waylaid and it overturns, injuring her maid, Sybil, and they are forced to stay in the forest for two days with their abductor, Luke Lancaster. On her return home Florence vows to forget the way Luke’s advances have affected her. She accepts Lord Head, but at the engagement party, before the engagement is formally announced, Luke turns up and sends her emotions into turmoil.More info →