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One Quiet Woman by Anna Jacobs

One Quiet Woman

Part of the Ellindale Series Series
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The first book in beloved and bestselling Anna Jacobs' new Lancashire-based saga. 1930, Lancashire: Leah Turner's father has been killed in an accident at the laundry, and since her mother died years ago it falls to her to become sole provider for her little sister. But women's wages are half those of men and pawning the few belongings she has left will only keep their vicious rent collector at bay for a few weeks, so even if she finds a job, they'll lose their home. Out of the blue Charlie Willcox, the local pawnbroker, offers her a deal. His brother Jonah, an invalid since being gassed in the Great War, needs a wife. Charlie thinks Leah would be perfect for the job...

If you like Anna Jacobs you might also like to read books by Catherine King, Maureen Lee and Lyn Andrews.


One Quiet Woman by Anna Jacobs

The idea of a marriage of convenience doesn't please Leah, but she finds Jonah agreeable enough and moving with him to the pretty hamlet of Ellindale may be the only chance of a better life for her sister. But other people have plans for the remote Pennine valley, and the two sisters find themselves facing danger in their new life with Jonah. Can the three of them ever look to a brighter future?


'[Anna Jacobs books have an] impressive grasp of human emotions' The Sunday Times

'Anna Jacobs books are deservedly popular. She is one of the best writers of Lancashire sagas around.' Historical Novels Review

'[Anna Jacobs is] especially big on resourceful, admirable women. Great stuff!' Daily Mail

About the Author

Anna Jacobs grew up in Lancashire and emigrated to Australia, but still visits the UK regularly to see her family and do research, something she loves. She is addicted to writing and figures she'll have to live to be 120 at least to tell all the stories that keep popping up in her imagination and nagging her to write them down. She's also addicted to her own hero, to whom she's been happily married for many years. Anna Jacobs' novel Pride of Lancashire won the Australian Romantic Book of the Year Award in 2006.

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4th May 2017


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Hodder & Stoughton Ltd an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division


368 pages


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