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Jessica Blair
short-listed for the Romantic Novel of the Year 2014

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Jessica Blair Books:-

The Red Shawl
A Distant Harbour
Storm Bay
The Restless Spirit
The Other Side of
The River

The Seaweed Gatherers
Portrait of Charlotte
The Locket
The Long Way Home
The Restless Heart
Time and Tide
Echoes of the Past
Secrets of the Sea
Yesterdays Dreams
Reach For Tomorrow
Dangerous Shores
Wings of Sorrow
Stay With Me
Sealed Secrets
Secrets of a Whitby Girl
*The Road Beneath Me
In the Silence of the Snow
A Tapestry of Dreams
Just One More Day

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The Other Side of The River

the other side of the river


Inheritance and love are lost in a family divided by ambition and beset by tragedy. Set in Whitby and its specialised jet industry of 1845 this is a story of two communities living on the opposite sides of the river

’...an entertaining read, which also offers an insight into a fascinating period of Whitby’s history.’ Whitby Gazette.

Genetta Turner's father orders her to marry Cyrus Sleightholme, to ally the two most powerful jet producing families in Whitby. Genetta, whose childhood friendship with Reuben has deepened into love, refuses Cyrus and cuts herself off from her furious father and brother. After an untimely tragedy, Genetta is forced to raise her children in the slums of Whitby, working in the jet workshop she once expected to own. She falls in love with Tom, a co-worker, but Genetta is determined to return to the comfortable world she once knew on the other side of the river, whatever the cost...

A Distant Harbour - Portrait of Charlotte - Storm Bay - The Locket
The Long Way Home - The Other Side of The River - The Restless Spirit - The Red Shawl - Yesterdays Dreams blog