Beryl Matthews

From this Day Forward

By Beryl Matthews - Published 2021



London, 1880. Jane Roberts’ no-good husband runs off with another woman and leaves her in the slums in poverty. She resolves to divorce the ...Read Review

Friends and Enemies

By Beryl Matthews - Published 2019


This novel tells the story of Kathy Hammond, beginning in 1941 when she and her mother flee to an air raid shelter and only ...Read Review

Diamonds in the Dust

By Beryl Matthews - Published 2015Published c2007



Dora, Tom and Lily Bentley are worried when their mother doesn’t return as usual from her night shift. A widow who has ...Read Review

Hold on to Your Dreams

By Beryl Matthews - Published 2015Published c2009


In turn-of-the-century London, young Gertie Melrose’s sheltered and comfortable world is shattered when her wayward brother’s gaming debts bring ruin on ...Read Review

The Forgotten Family

By Beryl Matthews - Published 2006 (US)Published 2015 (UK)


In 1890, Queenie Bonner is a happy and boisterous two-year old living in the slums of London. When she is ‘sold’ by her parents ...Read Review

A Debt from the Past

By Beryl Matthews - Published 2013


Elizabeth Langton and Helen Denton are close childhood friends, now grown up. When Helen’s father commits suicide because of mounting gambling debts, ...Read Review

A New Day

By Beryl Matthews - Published 2012



Two young English siblings, Hanna and Jack Foster, are put into a London orphanage upon the death of their parents. In 1938, lying about ...Read Review

One Step At A Time

By Beryl Matthews - Published 2006


Amy Carter at 14 lived in rented rooms in Wapping, her mother suffering from TB and her father a merchant seaman often away at ...Read Review