All Titles by Rosalind Laker
Most of Rosalind Laker’s books are also available in large print and paperback
Books are in reverse chronological order (most recent first). All covers link to their respective titles on Amazon. The covers shown are the original published versions and may appear different to the republished versions online.
A touching and atmospheric love story – When Anna Harvik travels to Norway in 1946 in order to visit the family of her late husband, the country is only just recovering from five cruel years of Nazi occupation. So it is with surprise that she finds in this cold and bitter country the capacity for new love and perhaps even a new home.
In seventeenth-century Rotterdam, a young girl, newly orphaned, is employed as a lady’s maid to Vrouw Gibbons, English-born wife of a wealthy merchant. Saskia is capable and hard-working, but it soon becomes apparent that her talent for the manufacture of beautifying face balms and other potions – a legacy from her mother – far exceeds her lowly status.
With the coming of the liberation of Norway from the Nazi occupation there was a fragile moment when the Nazi commandant had to decide whether to fight on or surrender to the Allies. As with the rest of the Norwegian population, the heroine’s whole future and that of the man she loves depend upon his decision.
The Spanish designer, Fortuny, lived in Venice and created unique and very beautiful pleated silk gowns that were works of art in themselves. This is a story of a young woman who possesses one of these gowns. (also on Audio)
A French confectioner’s daughter is employed at the Royal Pavilion in Brighton where the Prince Regent leads an extravagant life that affects all who cross his path, including the heroine and the man she loves. (also on Audio)
Two friends, growing up in the Venetian orphanage where Vivaldi composed some of his most beautiful music, make very different marriages, but their lives continue to be linked through many dramatic events that affect them and the city.
Four generations of women live their lives against the growth of the Palace of Versailles from a hunting lodge to its dazzling magnificence until the end of its glory in the Revolution. Now available in paperback.
Sail a Jewelled Ship
Hale, U.K. 1971
The building in the seventeenth century of the famous Swedish ship Wasa by Dutch shipwrights and of the women who loved them.