THE TRADER'S SISTER is the second novel in Anna Jacobs' wonderfully atmospheric new series THE TRADERS, set in Europe, the Orient and Australia's Swan River Colony.
Ismay Deagan has one wish in the world - to leave Ireland and join her brother, Bram, in Australia. However, her father has other ideas and orders her to marry their vicious neighbour Rory Flynn, even though she loathes him.
But after Rory brutally attacks her Ismay realises she has to escape. So, disguising herself as an impoverished young widow, she sets sail for Australia, hoping to be reunited with her brother.
When she meets Adam Treagar on the ship, she finally starts to believe her dreams of future happiness may come true. But before they even reach their destination they are flung into adventures in Suez, Ceylon and Singapore...
Can Ismay tell Adam the truth about who she really is? What secrets is Adam himself hiding? And will Ismay's past catch up with her and threaten her new life in Australia, before it has even begun?
The story keeps you turning the pages with characters who have you cheering for them or despising them. An added bonus is the opportunity to catch up with old friends in the characters from previous books. This is a must read book but only open it when you have time to read it as it's hard to put down. - Australian Romance Readers Association on THE TRADER'S SISTER
A compelling read - Sun on FREEDOM'S LAND
Impressive grasp of human emotions. - The Sunday Times
Anna Jacobs' books are deservedly popular. She is one of the best writers of Lancashire sagas around. - Historical Novels Review
Jacobs excels at creating vivid, memorable characters. - Booklist USA
Vivid insight into family relationships - Coventry Evening Telegraph
A gripping storyteller. - Sunday Star Times, Auckland, NZ
This is a fascinating insight into a piece of Australia's history that receives little attention. - Newcastle Herald, Australia on FREEDOM'S LAND
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.