• The Trader's Wife

  • The Traders, Book 1
  • By: Anna Jacobs
  • Narrated by: Nicolette McKenzie
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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The Trader's Wife

By: Anna Jacobs
Narrated by: Nicolette McKenzie
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Publisher's Summary

Singapore in the 1860s is exotic and yet terrifying for a penniless Englishwoman, alone and vulnerable after her mother's death. Too pretty to obtain a governess' job, Isabella Saunders accepts an offer from Singapore merchant Mr Lee to teach him English and live with his family. 

Two years later Bram Deagan arrives in Singapore, determined to make his fortune as a trader. Mr Lee sees a way to expand his business connections and persuades Isabella to marry Bram. 

Bravely, she sets sail for a new land and life. But the past casts a long shadow, and together she and Bram face unexpected dangers. Will they find a way to achieve their dreams of a successful trading business? 

And will their marriage turn out to be more of a love match than they ever could have dreamed? 

©2011 Anna Jacobs (P)2012 Isis Publishing Ltd

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a wonderful story

a great start to a new series the characters are likable the narrator did a great job

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  • MRS JEAN EH CALDER
  • 11-22-19

Predictable storyline

Another story by Anna Jacobs when every event is predictable. All the baddies are caught and all the good people find love.

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  • J. Carter
  • 11-17-22

Great Story

I very much enjoyed this story, and I’m looking forward to other books in the series. Nicolette McKenzies narration is excellent!

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  • Margaret west
  • 11-14-21

A good storyline

Loved this storyline and the narrator did a fab job of bringing the characters to life. I’m looking forward to hearing this book series

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  • barbara
  • 10-06-21

A New Life In Australia

An interesting story of family lives which I enjoyed. I’m looking forward to listening to other books in this series.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-05-22

Nikcuh

The story was good, entertaining and enjoyable
The narrator’s voice was spoiled by her breathing and mouth sounds.

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  • Pinkie
  • 10-25-22

Very Enjoyable

I listened to the whole series and thoroughly enjoyed it. Really enjoy Anna Jacobs books and I loved that there were characters from other series included.

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  • 10-25-22

Narrator

I enjoyed the story very much, but found the narrators noisey pauses very annoying, her mouth seems to get dry, but the wet noises come from that I think !

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-29-19

Annoying recording

I love Anna Jacobs books but this story was a bit weak. Mainly the ending but I guess there’s more in the series. What I found really distracting was the recording. I could hear the narrator swallowing, licking her lips, and breathing. I know they are normal things for a person to do but to hear it in my ears so loudly was like nails on a chalkboard.