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    • 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

    • One Special Village

    • Ellindale Saga, Book 3
    • By: Anna Jacobs
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The third book in beloved and best-selling 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

    • Moving On

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

    • 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

    • Bay Tree Cottage

    • By: Anna Jacobs
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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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

    • Cinnamon Gardens

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

    • One Kind Man

    • Ellindale Saga, Book 2
    • By: Anna Jacobs
    • Narrated by: Ann Dover
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Lancashire, 1931. When Finn Carlisle loses his wife and unborn child, he spends a few years travelling to keep the sad memories at bay. Just as he's ready to settle down again, his great-uncle dies and leaves everything to him. This includes Heythorpe House in Ellindale, just down the road from Leah Willcox and her little fizzy drink factory.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • 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
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      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

    • Legacy of Greyladies

    • Greyladies Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Anna Jacobs
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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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

    • Winds of Change

    • By: Anna Jacobs
    • Narrated by: Nicolette McKenzie
    • Length: 9 hrs and 32 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

    • Peppercorn Street

    • By: Anna Jacobs
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Janey is 18 and living in a small flat with her baby daughter. Just as her new life starts to show promise, her past catches up with her. Nicole is renting one of the new luxury flats. She’s just walked away from her husband and teenage sons, tired of being treated as a servant, suspecting her husband of having an affair. Winifred has lived in her large family home for over 80 years but it’s all getting too much, though she doesn’t want to leave. Things are not what they seem, and danger can strike both rich and poor.

    Regular price: $16.09

    • 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
    • Story
      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

    • Heir to Greyladies

    • By: Anna Jacobs
    • Narrated by: Julie Maisey
    • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Hampshire, 1900: With the sudden death of her father, the life of 15-year-old Harriet Benson changes forever. Forced from her home, Harriet is sent into service to provide for the family. Arriving at the grand Dalton House, she meets the owners' crippled son Joseph, with whom friendship soon blossoms. When circumstances force Joseph to leave the family home, Harriet is happy to accompany him. But Harriet is unprepared for her inheritance of Greyladies, a supposedly haunted house in the country.

    Regular price: $15.70

    • Peace Comes to Honeyfield

    • By: Anna Jacobs
    • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Armistice Day, London, 1918. Fiercely independent Georgie is tired of being told what's best for her by men. When she defies her father's wishes by going out into the peace festivities, she tries to help a woman being attacked and encounters Patrick, a gallant wounded ex-soldier looking for a new calling now that the fighting is done. But the war isn't over for everybody. Enemy forces have infiltrated the bureau and sent her father into hiding. And they are coming for her, too. Georgie knows there's only one place where she'll be safe: Honeyfield. 

    Regular price: $22.57

    • Tomorrow's Path

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

    • Marrying a Stranger

    • By: Anna Jacobs
    • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 1

    When Megan meets Ben Saunders, she's very attracted and he seems the same, but she didn't expect him to propose immediately. It'd be like marrying a stranger. Only, how can she refuse when they get on so well and he goes to Australia in a week? Can they make this sudden marriage work?

    Regular price: $19.82

    • 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
    • Story
      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

    • Chestnut Lane

    • By: Anna Jacobs
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 23 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
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      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

    • 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
    • Story
      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

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