Beryl Matthews

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