Twopenny Rainbows

Author: Anna Jacobs

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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Three sisters. Three journeys. One destination. In 1863 the authorities send Irish orphans Ismay and Mara to Australia against their will. Just when they think it can't get any worse, on arrival they're separated from one another. While Ismay is forced to take a job as a maid miles away in the country, Mara must stay in the care of the catholic mission. Desperate to be reunited, they both run away but Ismay soon runs into danger out in the bush. She is saved by Malachi Firth, but although he's attracted to her, he doesn't want to be encumbered with a wife. Meanwhile, their elder sister Keara has not forgotten them. But she has had her own struggles to face and by the time she reaches Melbourne in search of her sisters, she finds that the trail is cold. Danger continues to threaten all three girls and they start to wonder: will they ever see one another again? ******************** What readers are saying about TWOPENNY RAINBOWS 'This is one of the best books I have ever read' - 5 stars 'Once again I couldn't put it down . . . An excellent read' - 5 stars 'Another fantastic book' - 5 stars

Heart of the Town

Music Hall Series

Author: Anna Jacobs

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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Dora Preston has guts, but it will take more than that for her to break free from Hedderby and make a life for herself on the stage. Then she meets Gideon - and pursuing her ambitions becomes even harder. Gideon has returned from the fighting in India only to discover that an impostor has stolen his inheritance. He has vowed he will claim his birthright but his enemies are ruthless and desperate. Arson attacks, crime and drunkenness have beset the Lancashire mill town, but the forces of good are rallying and are determined to prevail - whatever it takes. ********************* What readers are saying about HEART OF THE TOWN 'A great story' - 5 stars 'Excellent as is the whole series and all of the Anna Jacobs books' - 5 stars 'A fantastic read' - 5 stars 'Brilliant to read - I wish that there was another book in the series' - 5 stars 'Outstanding' - 5 stars

Calico Road

Author: Anna Jacobs

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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'This is one of the best books I've ever read' - 5-star reader review Calico Road runs through a tiny Lancashire hamlet up on the edge of the moors, miles from anywhere. Its folk are an independent breed - and in 1827 they are a thorn in the side of the vicious mill owner in the valley below. Toby Fletcher's father ignored his bastard son while alive. Now Toby is the new owner of the rambling old inn, an unwitting keeper of its secrets. Then Meg Staley comes to Calico - a woman who was strong enough to survive one tragedy, but found it harder to withstand a second blow. Toby finds her wandering the moors, cold and starving, and brings her back to the inn. Working there, Meg starts to rebuild her life and find a fragile happiness. But then the secrets of Calico Road come crashing down on her and those she has grown to love . . . ******************* What readers are saying about CALICO ROAD 'Anna Jacobs' writing is sooo good' - 5 stars 'Full of excitement, didn't want to put it down' - 5 stars 'Another lovely book by Anna Jacobs' - 5 stars 'An amazing read' - 5 stars 'A brilliant series' - 5 stars 'Could not put it down' - 5 stars

A Time for Renewal

Book Two in the the gripping, uplifting Rivenshaw Saga set at the close of World War Two

Author: Anna Jacobs

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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***The second installment in the bestselling, uplifting Rivenshaw Saga, set at the end of the Second World War*** In the wake of World War Two, the whole country is desperate for houses, with very little money available to rebuild. In the town of Rivenshaw in Lancashire, Mayne Esher has no choice but to turn Esherwood, the war-damaged stately home which has been in his family for generations, into flats. Rebuilding Esherwood won't be easy but with Judith Crossley by his side, Mayne hopes to restore it to its former glory. First, he must open it up to some of his long-suffering army friends . . . and it soon becomes clear that the house isn't the only thing which needs rebuilding. Victor is fighting his late wife's rich and arrogant mother for custody of his daughter Betty. Ros has been cheated out of her money and has nowhere to go now she's been demobbed from the army. Daniel is still unsettled after his wartime experiences. He's waiting for his divorce to go through and has family problems that take him away from Rivenshaw. Francis hasn't even been in touch. On top of these troubles, saving Esherwood proves to be a difficult undertaking for Mayne and Judith. And certain people will stop at nothing to prevent it happening. In this time of renewal, will the group find a way to rebuild their lives, and the old house, as planned? *********** Praise for Anna Jacobs: 'Catherine Cookson fans will cheer!' - Peterborough Evening Telegraph 'Anna Jacobs' books are deservedly popular. She is one of the best writers of Lancashire sagas around' - Historical Novels Reviews 'Anna Jacobs' books have an impressive grasp of human emotions' - Sunday Times

Threepenny Dreams

Author: Anna Jacobs

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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Sometimes the worst has to happen . . . Recently widowed, Hannah Firth is still young - young enough to dream of a new life. When her spiteful daughter-in-law uses her as an unpaid servant, Hannah tries to leave, but she is unaware of the depths that Patty's spite will lead her to. Nathaniel King's life is ruined when his landlord's son lays waste to his market garden for a prank - and the resulting feud puts Nathaniel's livelihood at stake. Hannah has only a few coins and dreams of a happier future to sustain her as she tramps the roads and evades pursuit. When she meets Nathaniel, the attraction between them cannot be denied and they join forces. But their enemies have money and powerful allies on their side and will stop at nothing to get rid of them . . . ********************** What readers are saying about THREEPENNY DREAMS 'Such a lovely book, with characters you felt you knew . . . I was sorry to finish it' - 5 stars 'Could not put this book down. I love the way Anna Jacobs makes you feel as though you know all the people and she is a great storyteller' - 5 stars 'Anna Jacobs has done it again!!!' - 5 stars

A Daughter's Journey

Birch End Series

Author: Anna Jacobs

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Jo Melling has arrived in Birch End from Australia, still grieving her father's recent death. She's not intending to stay long, but after tracking down her distant family, Jo becomes more involved in village life than she could ever have imagined - and suddenly in danger too. Jo also finds herself drawn to Nick, a handsome newcomer to the village. Nick had planned to settle in Birch End and start a business, but as he grows closer to Jo, he realises he may have to choose between his dreams and a chance at love. Meanwhile, the new local council are faced with some tough decisions of their own. It's time to take a stand against the poor conditions in Backshaw Moss, the nearby slum, but some councillors want things to stay as they are - and will go to any lengths to make sure they get their way . . . Will the decent people of the valley win a brighter future for themselves? And can Jo find a way to stay with Nick in a place she's grown to love? Praise for Anna Jacobs' Ellindale series 'One of the most lovely and heart-warming books I have ever read! 5 STARS' - Between the Pages 'A book of family, love, friendship and loyalty. 5 STARS' - Stardust Book Reviews 'I was gripped from the very first word on the very first page and I wasn't released until the last word on the last page . . . When I finished I felt like I had been through an emotional wringer. 5 STARS' - Ginger Book Geek

Two-Penny Wedding

Author: Karen Toller Whittenburg

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 249

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African Rainbow

Author: H. K. Binks

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Africa, East

Page: 264

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