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Publisher's Summary

Book one in beloved author Anna Jacobs' brand-new Birch End series. 

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? 

©2019 Anna Jacobs (P)2019 Hodder & Stoughton Ltd

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another great book

another great story from a very talented author it's like your in the village and know the people there they are so real I give this book 4 stars because the other characters stories didn't end so we don't know what happened I wish she would give a epilogue on each characters she introduced in the main story but still a great listen

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  • Tinamac69
  • 10-25-21

Another great read

I loved this! Impossible to stop listening to... Anna Jacobs is one of the best storytellers of our time and provides the best distraction to today's hectic world, taking you back in time to harder, but simpler times.

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  • Margaret west
  • 10-13-21

A riveting story

Loved this first series . Great narration always makes a book come to life. Can’t recommend this book and narrator enough

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  • Mary’s
  • 12-19-20

Narration faults

If narrating established characters from previous series it would be useful if new narrator listened to get understanding of characters, there was characters in this book that were in Ellindale series this narrator ruined the established characters and it was really annoying, almost gave up but I had bought the series

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  • barbara
  • 05-24-20

A Daughter’s Journey

As usual, Anna Jacobs has written another wonderful story and I certainly can recommend this. I must admit that at first I found the narrator’s voice of the male characters a little hard to listen to, but it soon became acceptable. Glad everything ended happily.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-29-21

not one of jacobs better stories

Hard to get used of the bad Aussie accent that sounds more like a NZ accent. Story slow but detailed.

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  • Alison Dashwood
  • 09-06-21

Narrator matters

Please let the narrator be the same person for each novel in the series that includes characters from previous series. The people I knew from the Ellindale
Series were also in Birch End. I only completed A Daughter’s Journey because I love the storyline and characters. I really really was totally irritated by Julia Franklin’s excessively static reading and oh wow her shocking Australian accent had me pulling my hair out. Sorry Julia, but any audio book read by you will not be purchased by me. I’ll revert to hard copies.

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  • Bron
  • 07-29-20

Aussie accent terribly

The story was alright but the Aussie accent was terribly grating, Why not just use an Auusie?

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-23-20

bit boring

didn't enjoy this kept waiting for it to get interesting but it was quite boring and predictable. the Aussie accent was annoying although the narrator did a great job otherwise.