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The Trader's Gift by Anna Jacobs
  

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The fourth in a series of sagas that take us through Europe, the Orient and Australia with characters all linked to an Irish immigrant who makes good. In this volume we follow the plight of a mail order bride. Full of incident, drama and lovely characters, these are highly absorbing and satisfying reads.

If you like Anna Jacobs you might also like to read books by Catherine Cookson, Joan Jonker and Katie Flynn.

Synopsis

The Trader's Gift by Anna Jacobs

Bram Deagan has a thriving trading business, a growing family - and a gift for matchmaking. His dearest wish is to see his friends Dougal and Mitchell happily married too. In England, Eleanor Prescott has been widowed and often thinks of Dougal McBride, the ship's captain who was a true friend to her. Does she dare return to Western Australia to find him? Jacinta Blacklea is also a widow, desperate to protect her young son. When she hears of a man in Australia looking for a wife, she determines to grasp Mitchell Nash's invitation with both hands. But the troubles of her old life can't be easily left behind. Both Eleanor and Jacinta bravely set off for Australia. But is it worth taking such a huge risk on the chance of happiness?

Reviews

'This story has something happening on every page...great characters and the ensemble of secondary characters flow easily with some quite complicated plots flowing well around the central story.'
Australian Romance Readers Association on THE TRADER

'S SISTER 'A compelling read'
Sun on FREEDOM'S LAND

'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

'Jacobs excels at creating vivid, memorable characters. -- Booklist USA

'A gripping storyteller.' Sunday Star Times, Auckland, NZ

'This is a fascinating insight into a piece of Australia's history that receives little attention. -- Newcastle Herald, Australia on FREEDOM'S LAND

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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Book Info

Publication date

16th January 2014

Author

Anna Jacobs

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www.annajacobs.com/

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Publisher

Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Format

Paperback
400 pages

Categories

Romantic Fiction
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ISBN

9781444761269

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