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    • Moving On

    • By: Anna Jacobs
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
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      4 out of 5 stars 16
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      4 out of 5 stars 16

    Molly Peel has been downtrodden for years, but everyone has their sticking point. At her daughter’s wedding she’s side-lined in favour of her ex-husband’s new wife. Her son, who lives with her, isn’t paying his share of expenses. It’s time to move on and make a better life for her. Molly leaves London, looking for a job, and finds more than she bargained for, including a new chance of love – if she can pluck up the courage to seize the moment.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A doormat who turned her life around

    • By anne on 04-29-12

    Regular price: $15.34

    • One Quiet Woman

    • Ellindale Saga, Book 1
    • By: Anna Jacobs
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Lancashire, 1930: 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 keep their vicious rent collector at bay for only 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.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Bay Tree Cottage

    • By: Anna Jacobs
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The houses in Saffron Lane are being filled with artists thanks to the efforts of Nell and Angus. Ginger doesn’t win a place there but gets a job running the small café/art gallery, taking refuge there from her abusive bully of a son. When she meets Iain, sparks fly between them, the first time she’s felt attracted to anyone for years. But will her son spoil it? 

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Chestnut Lane

    • By: Anna Jacobs
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    When novelist Sophie Carr rescues a man hiding in her garden, seeking refuge from paparazzi, she finds that her new neighbour is the ageing pop star Jez Winter. She's loved his music for years and knows that he's had a tough time lately. Life hasn't been easy for Sophie either. She lost her husband just as she was becoming successful as a novelist and she is having difficulties with her daughter Andi.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Chestnut Lane

    • By Joan on 08-20-09

    Regular price: $27.68

    • Saffron Lane

    • By: Anna Jacobs
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Nell has come to feel very at home in her beautiful corner of Wiltshire with her partner, Angus. What she could do with, however, is a challenge, and the prospect of bringing life back to an abandoned row of houses, Saffron Lane, is just what she’s looking for. Stacy, lost and alone after a divorce she didn’t see coming, is trying her best to start over. And Elise, battling her nieces who would force her into residential care, longs for a home where she can get back to her painting. When their paths cross, the future starts to look brighter - although not all goes according to plan.

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Tomorrow's Path

    • By: Anna Jacobs
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    As a longstanding fan of best-selling author Jivan Childering, aspiring young novelist Jessica Lord is dismayed on encountering the man himself to find him standoffish. But, some months later, many thousands of miles away in Western Australia, Jessica's path is destined to cross with Jivan's once more, and she begins to see a different side to this talented yet reserved and private man. For his part, Jivan finds himself increasingly drawn to the unpretentious Jessica and impressed by her single-minded determination to follow her dreams.

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Cinnamon Gardens

    • By: Anna Jacobs
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Now that Nell's three sons are in work and becoming more independent, she's ready to build a new life for herself. She's been left a house in England and decides to leave Australia to start a new chapter. On her arrival at Peppercorn Street, Nell encounters Angus Denning, a software engineer with a stately home at the end of the road. Then there's Winifred, an elderly lady who lives alone but has made friends with young single mum Janey.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Winds of Change

    • By: Anna Jacobs
    • Narrated by: Nicolette McKenzie
    • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Miranda Fox desperately wants to find the daughter her family took from her when she was young. A legacy from her late father at last promises independence and the opportunity to search for her daughter in England. But her domineering half-brother has been put in charge of her money, and he insists she continue to live quietly and cheaply in Australia. By chance Miranda meets Lou, who is dying from cancer but still living life to the full. He helps restore her self-confidence and she takes steps towards freedom.

    Regular price: $16.09

    • In Focus

    • By: Anna Jacobs
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 2

    When a new feature on Pete Newbury's popular TV programme shows his adult image digitally transformed to that of a young child, Beth is shocked to realise he's her “baby” brother, who vanished without trace. Her mother, who has never recovered from the loss, desperately needs closure, but Pete makes it very clear he doesn't want to know his birth family.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Heartwarming tale of family in today's world.

    • By Rio Delta Wild on 12-28-11

    Regular price: $14.45

    • Persons of Rank

    • By: Anna Jacobs
    • Narrated by: Anne Cater
    • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Eleanor and Beatrice dream of lovematches but the Dowager insists romantic love is for housemaids, not for the Graceover women. Beatrice, despatched to London to look over the current crop of bachelors, is unimpressed by the frivolities of the Season. Disturbed by the languid charm of Lord Serle and appalled by the mercenary attitudes to marriage displayed by Society, Beatrice’s country innocence and unconventional behaviour lead her into some alarming situations.

    Regular price: $13.73

    • In Search of Hope

    • By: Anna Jacobs
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 5

    An unexpected inheritance offers Libby Pullford the chance to escape her unhappy, abusive marriage and return to her Lancashire roots with her young son, Ned. But her domineering husband, Steven, won’t let her go so easily. The one person she can turn to for help is her new neighbour, former police detective Joss Atherton, to whom Libby feels a growing attraction. But Joss has troubles of his own.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable read if…

    • By Rebecca on 10-02-16

    Regular price: $15.34

    • One Special Village

    • Ellindale Saga, Book 3
    • By: Anna Jacobs
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    The third book in beloved and bestselling Anna Jacobs' Lancashire-based Ellindale saga. Lancashire, 1932. Widower Harry Makepeace lives in Manchester with his sickly daughter Cathie, scrimping and saving to get by. But after she suffers a violent asthma attack, the doctors say she must move to the clean, fresh air of the countryside to have any hope of survival. When Harry chances upon a patch of land for sale in Ellindale, and an advert for a disused railway carriage that can be made into a home, he snaps both up quickly.

    Regular price: $24.00

    • A Place of Hope

    • By: Anna Jacobs
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    When Emily Mattison falls victim to a near-fatal accident shortly after receiving an unexpected inheritance, her ruthless nephew George seizes the opportunity to take control of his aunt’s assets. Awaking from a coma to find herself locked up in a Geriatric Care Unit, Emily must rely on her wits and the help of her fellow patient Chad to escape. It’s only when Emily reaches the The Drover’s Hope, a former pub on the edge of the Lancashire moors, bequeathed to her by a cousin, that she begins to feel safe.

    Regular price: $14.86

    • A Time for Hope

    • By: Anna Jacobs
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 2

    When Gabrielle Newman throws her cheating husband out, Stu cares more about the money than the breakup, getting more than his fair share from their house sale. An unexpected bequest offers Gabrielle a new start, and she tries to leave the past behind, heading north with Dan Monahan, the private investigator sent to find her. Meanwhile, Stu has got entangled with organised crime in Eastern Europe and is desperate to pay his gambling debts.

    Regular price: $19.82

    • Licence to Dream

    • By: Anna Jacobs
    • Narrated by: Nicolette McKenzie
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Meriel grows up in England a tomboy, helping her beloved grandfather with DIY. At school she discovers a talent and love for art, but her mother forces her to become an accountant. She’s good at that, too, but her heart isn’t in it. Ben and his wife have a dream of designing a country retreat, but when she’s killed in an accident, he’s left to struggle on alone. After her grandpop dies, Meriel emigrates to Australia, where she meets Ben.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderfully enjoyable story.

    • By Rio Delta Wild on 12-09-11

    Regular price: $14.91

    • Crime Plagues Rio as Olympics Begin, despite Security Force of 85,000

    • By: Anna Jean Kaiser, Andrew Jacobs
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Crime Plagues Rio as Olympics Begin, despite Security Force of 85,000" is from the August 07, 2016, World section of The New York Times. It was written by Anna Jean Kaiser and Andrew Jacobs and narrated by Kristi Burns.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Yew Tree Gardens

    • By: Anna Jacobs
    • Narrated by: Julie Maisey
    • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Renie, the youngest sister, is living with the newly married Nell, happy in her waitressing job at the King’s Head Hotel. But a shadow falls over her the day Mr Judson arrives as assistant manager. Feeling increasingly harassed by him and also eager to escape from Nell’s unpleasant husband, Renie is delighted when she is offered a new job in London.

    Regular price: $14.86

    • Elm Tree Road

    • By: Anna Jacobs
    • Narrated by: Nicolette McKenzie
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    After being driven from home by their brutal father, the Willett sisters find themselves facing greater heartache in the wider world. Nell, the middle daughter, has left home to be with her lover, Cliff, fearing what reprisals might come from marrying against her father’s wishes. The couple head for Lancashire, but Nell’s happiness is short-lived.

    Regular price: $22.91

    • Legacy of Greyladies

    • Greyladies Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Anna Jacobs
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Olivia Hanbury is widowed in the middle of WWI and reluctantly goes back to live with her parents. In the village the Vicar's wife is trying to set up a women's institute. Olivia helps her, and for the first time since her husband's death she feels useful. However, her family decide the Vicar's wife is giving her foolish ideas, so they forbid her to help any more. Instead Olivia runs away to become one of the paid organisers who is helping set up local women's institutes in Wiltshire.

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Mistress of Greyladies

    • By: Anna Jacobs
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    During WWI Greyladies is requisitioned by the government as a POW internment centre. Harriet is now a widow, as she has always known she would be with such a frail husband as Joseph, but now has a son and daughter to care for. The three of them go to live with Joseph’s family when Greyladies is requisitioned. Harriet is worried that all her careful renovations will be destroyed and her search for other Latimer women has to be abandoned temporarily because of the war.

    Regular price: $21.31

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