A nineteenth century saga set in Lancashire and Australia, by the author of OUR LIZZIE.
Seventeen-year-old Liza is happy working as a lady's maid - until her employers decide to emigrate and her father makes up his mind that she is to wed an older widower whom she detests. Determined to avoid a loveless marriage, Liza plans to run away, and when the widower rapes her in order to force her to marry him, she flees back to the family for whom she worked, and they all set out on the long voyage to Australia. On board ship Liza realises she has fallen pregnant, and that even if she can survive the journey, the demanding life of a settler in 1850s Western Australia will be made even harder by an illegitimate child.
But Liza is to find that in addition to deprivation of the worst sort, Australia will offer her opportunities she could never have dreamt of back home in Lancashire.
Catherine Cookson fans will cheer! - Peterborough Evening Gazette on Like No Other
'Catherine Cookson fans will cheer!' Peterborough Evening Gazette on Like No Other
'A well-told, well paced story' Historical Novel Society on Lancashire Lass
A well-told, well paced story - Historical Novel Society
'Spectacular saga' Peterborough Evening Telegraph on Lancashire Lass
'A powerful absorbing saga' Hartlepool Mail on Spinners Lake
'A vivid saga' Northern Lights on Spinners Lake
'Impressive grasp of human emotions' The Sunday Time on Spinners lake
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.
She is the bestselling author of over ninety novels and has been shortlisted for several awards, and Pride of Lancashire won the Australian Romantic Book of the Year Award in 2006.
You can find out more on her website, www.annajacobs.com or on her Facebook page, www.facebook.com/Anna.Jacobs.Books.