Anna Jacobs' new Lancashire saga tells the story of the last of the Kershaw sisters - the unexpected Mary Ann.
Mary Ann is illegitimate and life in 1905 is hard. It rapidly becomes worse when her new stepfather begins to interfere with her. Sent away at fifteen to bear his child she meets Gabriel Clough, who helps her escape to Blackpool after the birth.
The Great War brings Mary Ann many new opportunities, and brings Gabriel back into her life. But circumstances mean they can never be together. It is not until her mother dies that Mary Ann returns to Lancashire, determined to uncover the secrets of her past. Then danger threatens both her and the child she thought she'd lost forever . . .
Will history repeat itself or will Mary Ann's courage win her the happiness she deserves
Praise for Anna Jacobs: 'another cracking read with a vivid insight into family relationships' - Coventry Evening Telegraph on Our Eva
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
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.