A new stand-alone saga set in Lancashire at the turn of the century, from the author of the Gibson family novels.
Lizzie Kershaw is an independent spirit; ever since her father's death she has had to be a survivor.
She makes an ill-advised marriage in order to escape her harsh home life. However, she quickly discovers that she has married a selfish and violent man. His beatings are ceaseless and she finds herself compelled to run away. With the help of some suffragettes she escapes to Manchester, where she finds work in a munitions factory for a while. Sam manages to find her and drags her home. It is only when his violence causes her to lose their unborn baby that Lizzie really finds the strength to make things change, and to find happiness with a man who loves her.
Praise for Anna Jacobs:
'Catherine Cookson fans will cheer!' - Peterborough Evening Telegraph
Anna Jacobs' books are deservedly popular. She is one of the best writers of Lancashire sagas around. - Historical Novels Review
An exciting book of immensely brilliant character portrayal and a great storyline - Bangor Chronicle on OUR EVA
Another cracking read with a vivid insight into family relationships - Coventry Evening Telegraph on OUR EVA
Once again you have given us a story that has me hooked from the first page to the last. The characters are so alive that I am loath to call them characters, they are people - so real that you almost feel for them - Reader from Scotland on OUR MARY ANN
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 eighty 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.