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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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Beyond The Sunset

Author:

Anna Jacobs

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In the untamed outback of Western Australia, the Blake sisters are together again despite seemingly insurmountable odds. For Cassandra - reunited with the man she loves - the Swan River Colony seems like a miraculous refuge after her ordeals. And two of her sisters are in love with their new way of life. But when a messenger arrives from England, the fourth sister, Pandora, is eager to return to the Lancashire moors. However, the way home will be challenging for Pandora and her new protector. Reaching the ship to England involves travelling for many days; a journey across country which would daunt even a hardened explorer. And when she reaches Outham, a devious, dangerous enemy will do anything to prevent her taking charge of her family's inheritance...

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ISBN:

9781444807233

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01-07-2011

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Destiny's Path

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Anna Jacobs

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It's 1866 and in Australia's outback, three Blake sisters remain in the Swan River Colony. They are quite happy to forge new lives for themselves there. The third, Xanthe, yearns to see the world. But even if she could afford to travel, could she persuade her beloved twin to let her go? Maia has fallen in love with their employer, and would surely be happiest staying behind with him. Xanthe's opportunity comes in the form of a handsome Irishman bringing some of the sisters' inheritance from England. But for Maia, he brings trouble: he's someone who could make her life a misery. Both sisters' reserves of courage and endurance will be tested before they can finally find a home to call their own.

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ISBN:

9781444808704

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01-11-2011

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Elm Tree Road

Author:

Anna Jacobs

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Driven from their home by their brutal father, the Willitt sisters - Mattie, Nell and Renie - face more heartache. Nell marries her lover, Cliff, and after parting ways with Mattie the couple take the youngest sister Renie to Lancashire. But Nell's marriage suffers - after giving Cliff a daughter, she's unable to conceive again. Then, after Renie leaves for London, tragedy strikes, and Nell, mad with grief, runs away hoping to be reunited with her sisters. A gypsy tells Nell she will still find her destiny, under 'three big trees on a hill'. Meanwhile she meets Hugh, a farmer who she feels drawn to. Could the trees on his land be a sign, or is Nell too damaged by her past to let herself love again?

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ISBN:

9781444811209

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01-06-2012

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Farewell To Lancashire

Author:

Anna Jacobs

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Cassandra Blake has raised her three motherless sisters. The girls are the pride of their father Zachariah. When Lancashire's cotton supplies fail, due to the American Civil War, the mills fall silent and there's no work. There are stark choices: stay and risk starvation or pack up and begin again elsewhere. Cassandra has fallen in love with Reece Gregory. When he's given a chance to start a new life in Australia, he promises to send for her. Then an old feud tears the family apart. Cassandra is kidnapped and her sisters are forced to sail with a group of desperate cotton lasses to the Swan River Colony. Penniless and alone, Cassandra is determined to find them again - but there is a painful price to pay.

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ISBN:

9781444801552

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01-06-2010

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Mistress Of Greyladies

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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

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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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Family Saga

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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Family Saga

ISBN:

9780750547253

Published:

01-05-2019

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