WorldCat Identities

Jacobs, Anna

Works: 91 works in 486 publications in 2 languages and 18,371 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Romance fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Historical fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Short stories  Romances 
Roles: Author
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Anna Jacobs
Winds of change by Anna Jacobs( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miranda Fox has devoted much of her life to caring for her elderly father. After his tragic death, she starts to make plans for her future, funded by the inheritance she is sure will be coming her way, but it seems her arrogant and domineering half-brother has very different ideas ... Then a chance encounter with a man who has been given months to live boosts Miranda's confidence, and as their friendship grows she finally learns to stand up for herself and her dreams. Can Miranda find the happiness that she deserves?
A place of hope by Anna Jacobs( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Emily Mattison falls victim to a near-fatal accident shortly after receiving an unexpected inheritance from a distant cousin, her ruthless nephew George seizes the opportunity to take control of his aunt's assets. It's only when Emily reaches The Drover's Hope, the former pub on the edge of the Lancashire moors, bequeathed to her by her late cousin Penelope, that she begins to feel safe. She also discovers that love can be found in the most unexpected places. But it's not so easy to escape the clutches of someone as determined as George"
Moving on by Anna Jacobs( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in English and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Molly Peel has been downtrodden for years, but everyone has their sticking point. At her daughter's wedding she's sidelined in favour of her ex-husband's new wife. When an accident puts her in hospital no one visits her. 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 herself, painful as that may be. Molly leaves London, looking for a job, and finds far more than she'd bargained for, including a new chance of love -- if she can pluck up the courage to seize the moment. But her ex intends to buy her old family home at a knock-down price and is an expert at dirty tricks to prevent her selling it. Will she find the strength to resist him this time and keep moving on? Or will his emotional blackmail pay off?"--Front flap
Licence to dream by Anna Jacobs( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meriel, an accountant who always wanted to be an artist, encounters widower Ben when she emigrates to Australia and together they make a life for themselves
In search of hope by Anna Jacobs( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Receiving an inheritance allows Libby the opportunity to escape from her abusive marriage, but her controlling husband will not let her escape easily; meanwhile, Emily seeks to make contact with the daughter she lost years earlier
High Street by Anna Jacobs( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 19th Century tale on a woman trying to open her own business. She is Annie whose junk dealer husband died, leaving her his dealership. With the help of her brother she has managed to save money and is opening a dress shop. Her success brings suitors, but also enemies ready to thwart her plan
In focus by Anna Jacobs( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a popular British television program, Beth sees an episode where the host, Pete, demonstrates a new computer program that can take a photo of an adult and regress the image to a young age. The resulting image looks just like her brother, who vanished thirty-eight years ago. When Beth tracks down Pete, he scoffs at her claim
A time for hope by Anna Jacobs( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following a bitter divorce, Gabrielle is anxious for a new start, but when her ex gets tangled up in organized crime and is desperate to pay his gambling debts, she discovers just what her former husband is capable of
An independent woman by Anna Jacobs( Book )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After WWI, Serena finds out, from her mother, that her father has some secrets that will make it impossible for her to live with him ever again. At the same time a man called Marcus, living in the same area, inherits a run down house and is healing from old war wounds. He has occasion to save Serena's life and does not realize it will lead to a serious romance
Saving Willowbrook by Anna Jacobs( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Ella discovers her husband Miles is planning to sell their farm without her agreement, her marriage is over. Ella wants to develop a bed and breakfast but Miles plans major property development
Yew Tree Gardens by Anna Jacobs( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1910. Sisters Mattie, Nell and Renie all manage to escape their oppressive and bullying father, but now separated, the girls must draw upon their strength and courage to build new lives. Renie, the youngest sister, has had enough of Nell's husband Cliff and sets her sights on London. She manages to get herself a job as a chambermaid in a Hotel, but a shadow falls over her the day Dennis Judson arrives as the new manager. Terrified of him and feeling increasingly trapped, Renie makes a bid to get away. But it is only when she meets injured Gil that Renie feels like she has found herself and a place for herself
Elm Tree Road by Anna Jacobs( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After being driven from home by their brutal father, Mattie, Nell and Renie find themselves facing greater heartache in the wider world. Nell, fearing what reprisals might come from marrying for love against her father's wishes, has fled to Lancashire with her new husband Cliff and younger sister Renie to start a new life."--Back cover
Our Lizzie by Anna Jacobs( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking a job in a munitions factory during the first World War, Lizzie Kershaw finds independence from her abusive soldier husband and the promise of a new love, which is compromised by her husband's impending return
The trader's dream by Anna Jacobs( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and German and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bram Deagan dreams of bringing his family from Ireland to join him in Australia, where he now runs a successful trading business. But when a typhus epidemic strikes Ireland, it leaves the Deagan family decimated. And, with other family members scattered round the world, it is left to Maura Deagan to look after her orphaned nieces and nephew. Forced to abandon her own ambitions, and unsure whether she is ready to become a mother-figure to three young children, Maura recognises that their only hope is to join Bram in far away Australia. So they set sail on the SS Delta, which will carry them there, via the newly opened Suez Canal. It is only when a storm throws her and fellow passenger Hugh Beaufort together that Maura realises this journey may also give her a chance to pursue a dream she set aside long ago - to have a family of her own. That is, until someone from Hugh's past threatens to jeopardise everything
Short and sweet : a collection of short romantic stories by Anna Jacobs( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of fifteen short stories about love, new beginnings, and second chances
Peppercorn Street by Anna Jacobs( Book )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Janey is 18 and all alone apart from her baby daughter. Disowned by her family she is forced to move into a small flat on Peppercorn Street and learn to survive by herself. Just as her new life starts to show promise, events from her past catch up with her. Nicole is renting one of the new luxury flats on the street. She's just walked away from her husband and teenage sons, suspecting her husband of having an affair and tired of being taken for granted. Winifred has lived in her huge family home at the top of the street for over eighty years but feels completely lost. All her friends have died and her nephew is trying to persuade her to go into a retirement home. But she doesn't want to leave. A chance meeting between all three women sparks up a beautiful friendship that will change their lives forever. However, things are not what they seem in any of their lives and they each find themselves tested by their individual troubles. Set in the stunning Wilshire countryside, Peppercorn Street is just that sort of place where long-term residents and newcomers, rich and poor, old and young, come together as a neighbourhood
Heir to Greyladies by Anna Jacobs( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hampshire, 1900. With the sudden death of her father, the life of fifteen-year-old Harriet Benson changes forever. Forced from her home to escape the advances of her leering stepbrother Norris, 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 and break free from the controlling influence of her stepmother. But Harriet is unprepared for the event which will alter her life even further: her unexpected inheritance of Greyladies, a supposedly haunted house in the country. Could this be the safe haven she so desperately needs, and does the ghost of its previous owner really roam the halls? While Harriet and Joseph grow ever closer, the plots and actions of both their families threaten to destroy their happiness. Will their love, and the legacy of Greyladies, be able to survive?
Tomorrow's path by Anna Jacobs( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aspiring young novelist Jessica Lord is dismayed to discover when she meets bestselling author Jivan Childering that he is arrogant and standoffish, but when their paths cross again, she begins to see a different side of this troubled man
Cherry Tree Lane by Anna Jacobs( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For Mattie Willit, caught in a thunderstorm running away from her bullying stepfather, rescue comes in the form of Jacob Kemble, a widowed farmer living with his two young children
Legacy of Greyladies by Anna Jacobs( Book )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wiltshire, December 1915: Olivia Harbury is widowed and has been persuaded by her cousin Donald to move in with his meek, obedient wife while he is serving in France. When he's wounded, he returns home to convalesce, but tensions rise between him and lively Olivia. Her friend Babs involves her in starting new Women's Institutes and introduces her to Alex, an antiques dealer. Meanwhile, Phoebe Latimer is holding the fort at Greyladies, an ancient manor house, while her husband is away at war. But someone is attempting to rid Greyladies of the German internees based there, and the culprit's nasty tricks put Phoebe's life and that of her unborn child at risk. A chance meeting brings Olivia to Greyladies, and Alex joins her there. Can the three help one another through such troubled times?
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Audience level: 0.55 (from 0.39 for Winds of c ... to 0.74 for Yew Tree G ...)

In focus
Licence to dreamHigh StreetIn focusAn independent womanSaving WillowbrookElm Tree RoadOur LizzieShort and sweet : a collection of short romantic storiesCherry Tree Lane
Alternative Names
English (215)

German (2)