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A Time For Renewal

Author:

Anna Jacobs

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In the aftermath of World War Two, there's a desperate shortage of housing and goods across the nation. Mayne Esher's only hope of preserving his family's war-damaged stately home of Esherwood is to turn it into flats. When he opens it up to his Army friends who will be starting a building business with him, it soon becomes clear that the house isn't the only thing that needs fixing... Victor is fighting his late wife's mother for custody of his daughter Betty; whilst Ros, a former Wren he meets, has been cheated out of her money and has nowhere else to go. Daniel, still unsettled after his wartime experiences, is waiting for his divorce to go through. And no one's heard from Francis at all...

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9781444832129

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01-04-2017

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A Time To Rejoice

Author:

Anna Jacobs

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After a stray bomb scored a direct hit on his childhood home in Hertfordshire, the only thing that has kept Francis Brady going while he works day and night salvaging what he can from the rubble is the thought that soon he'll be joining wartime friends Mayne, Daniel and Victor as electrician in their new dream building firm in Lancashire. But things are not going to plan. Many marriages are breaking up in these times of change, and Francis is loath for his to be one of them - but how can he turn down the opportunity of a new life and career in Rivenshaw? Meanwhile, while clearing out Esherwood house in readiness for the rebuild, Mayne and Judith make a macabre discovery in the old Nissen hut - a body, buried in a shallow grave...

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ISBN:

9781444832839

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01-06-2017

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Mistress Of Greyladies

Author:

Anna Jacobs

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During World War One, Greyladies - an ancient manor house in rural Wiltshire - is requisitioned for a hospital. Its mistress Harriet, her husband Joseph, and their sons are allowed to stay in the rear part of the house; but when tragedy strikes Joseph's brothers, his future at Greyladies is at risk... When her German employers are interned because of the war, Phoebe Sinclair loses her job; and even worse, her brutish step-cousin Frank tries to force her to marry him. Fleeing to London, Phoebe starts a new life as a nursing assistant - and when she's posted to Greyladies, she feels she's come home. But Frank is still pursuing her, and her blossoming friendship with career soldier Corin McMinty has its own problems. With obstacles at every turn, can Phoebe find happiness?

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ISBN:

9781444825978

Published:

01-11-2015

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One Kind Man

Author:

Anna Jacobs

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Lancashire, 1931. Finn Carlisle was devastated when he lost his wife and unborn child a few years ago, and has been travelling ever since. Just as he is ready to settle down again, his great-uncle dies and leaves everything to him, including Heythorpe House in Ellindale. Finn arrives to find a village of people who need jobs, a house that hasn't been lived in for thirty years and Reggie, an eleven-year-old who's run away from the nearby orphanage and its brutal Director Buddle. When Finn sees Reggie's bruises, he decides the boy will never go back there. Finn's new neighbours help him save Reggie - but his new plans are thrown into turmoil.

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ISBN:

9780750547819

Published:

01-07-2019

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One Perfect Family

Author:

Anna Jacobs

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Lancashire, 1934. When Tam Crawford is unexpectedly bequeathed some money, he can finally realise his dream of settling down in the beautiful village of Ellindale. Tam knows he can be impulsive - and somehow, within just one day, he has taken on a fiancee and two children to keep them out of the poorhouse. As Tam and his new family get to know and love each other, they realise his act of charity is the best thing that could have happened to them. But their worries aren't over yet as they struggle to find somewhere to live. They aren't the only ones in the village facing hard times either...

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ISBN:

9780750547925

Published:

01-09-2019

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One Quiet Woman

Author:

Anna Jacobs

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Lancashire, 1930. Leah Turner's father has been killed in an accident at the laundry. Since her mother died years ago, she becomes sole provider for her little sister. But women's wages are half those of men?s and even after pawning their few belongings, they'll still lose their home. Then the local pawnbroker, Charlie Willcox, offers a solution. His brother Jonah, an invalid since being gassed in the Great War, needs a wife. Charlie thinks Leah would be perfect for the job. It may be the only way out, but the sisters find themselves facing danger in their new life with Jonah. Can the three of them ever find a brighter future?

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ISBN:

9780750547215

Published:

01-03-2019

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One Special Village

Author:

Anna Jacobs

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Lancashire, 1932. Widower Harry Makepeace lives in Manchester with his sickly daughter Cathie, scrimping and saving to get by. But after she suffers a violent asthma attack, doctors advise them to move to the countryside. Harry buys some land and a disused railway carriage in Ellindale and swiftly becomes part of the community there, becoming good friends with Nina, another newcomer to the village. Finally, he's found somewhere he and Cathie can build a new home. But times are hard in Ellindale too and Harry struggles to find work. Then there's his old boss, who will stop at nothing to punish him for daring to leave.

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ISBN:

9780750547918

Published:

01-08-2019

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Peace Comes To Honeyfield

Author:

Anna Jacobs

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Armistice Day, London, 1918. Fiercely independent Georgie is tired of being told what's best for her by men. When she defies her father's wishes by attending the peace festivities, she tries to help a woman being attacked and encounters Patrick, a gallant wounded ex-soldier looking for a new calling now that the fighting is done. But the war isn't over for everybody. Enemy forces have infiltrated the Secret Service Bureau and sent her father into hiding. And they are coming for her too. Georgie knows there's only one place she'll be safe: Honeyfield. But can she get there before her father's enemies find her?

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ISBN:

9780750547253

Published:

01-05-2019

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The Trader's Dream

Author:

Anna Jacobs

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Bram Deagan dreams of bringing his family from Ireland to join him in Australia, where he now runs a successful trading business. But when a typhus epidemic strikes Ireland, it leaves the Deagan family decimated, and it is up to Maura Deagan to look after her orphaned nieces and nephew. Forced to abandon her own ambitions, Maura recognises that their only hope is to join Bram in far-away Australia, so they set sail via the newly opened Suez Canal. It is only when a storm throws her and fellow passenger Hugh Beaufort together that Maura realises this journey may also give her a chance to pursue a dream she set aside long ago - to have a family of her own. That is, until someone from Hugh's past threatens to jeopardise everything...

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ISBN:

9781444823851

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01-05-2015

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The Trader's Gift

Author:

Anna Jacobs

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Bram Deagan has a gift for matchmaking and wishes to see his friends Dougal and Mitchell happily married like himself, so he doesn't hesitate to suggest they find wives. When her ailing husband dies, Eleanor Prescott wonders if she dare return to Western Australia. Will Dougal still want her after nearly a year? And Mitchell has asked his cousin in England whether he knows any suitable lady. For one widow, desperate to keep her young son from a cruel relative's clutches, Mitchell's invitation is a lifeline she will grasp with both hands. Both Eleanor and Jacinta bravely take a huge risk on the chance of happiness and set off for Australia. But for Jacinta at least, the troubles of her old life can't easily be left behind...

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ISBN:

9781444824216

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01-06-2015

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The Trader's Reward

Author:

Anna Jacobs

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1871: When Fergus Deagan's wife dies in childbirth, she makes him promise to take their family to Western Australia to join his brother Bram, and also to marry again Disowned by her father for becoming pregnant, Cara Payton bears a stillborn baby. She's in deep despair, until a plea to wet-nurse a motherless baby gives her life a new purpose. When Fergus proposes marriage, she accepts, and during the voyage to Australia the two draw closer - until Cara's past rears its ugly head and they face a terrible crisis. Fergus and Bram, always rivals, struggle to make friends, while Bram has financial problems and there is no railway where Fergus can find engineering work. Can the two brothers solve their problems? Will the newcomers find a way to build a new life?

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ISBN:

9781444824568

Published:

01-07-2015

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Orphan Sisters

Author:

Lola Jaye

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Lana and May are a very long way from home. Their Nigerian parents emigrated to England in search of a better life for the family. London in the 1950s is a great adventure, but not always welcoming. There are signs in windows of lodging houses warning: 'No blacks, no dogs, no Irish'. When tragedy strikes and the girls lose their father, their mother is unable to cope. When she fails to recover from the surprise birth of another child all three girls are sent to an orphanage. Lana is determined to keep her sisters together but when baby Tina gets adopted, she realises the family is about to be torn apart...

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ISBN:

9780750545891

Published:

01-08-2018

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