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Jacobs, Anna

Works: 289 works in 1,579 publications in 2 languages and 38,823 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Romance fiction  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  History  Thrillers (Fiction)  Romances  Novels  Academic theses  Drama 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: PR9619.3.J245, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Anna Jacobs
Winds of change by Anna Jacobs( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 889 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?
Moving on by Anna Jacobs( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in English and held by 769 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
A time for hope by Anna Jacobs( Book )

14 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in English and held by 687 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
In search of hope by Anna Jacobs( Book )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 673 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
A place of hope by Anna Jacobs( Book )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 629 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"
Licence to dream by Anna Jacobs( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2019 in English and held by 620 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
Peppercorn Street by Anna Jacobs( Book )

14 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 597 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
Kirsty's vineyard by Anna Jacobs( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After her husband is killed, Kirsty puts her life on hold, focusing on her work and living with her obsessive brother. Then she meets Ed James, a lonely old man whose sole surviving relative cares only about his money. Though dying, Ed still has a few tricks up his sleeve. He leaves Kirsty all his money and his vineyard estate, but on the condition she lives in Western Australia for at least a year without her bother. A skilled matchmaker, Ed also suggests Kirsty considers marrying her neighbour, Sam. This is going too far. She has no plans to marry again, thank you very much. Neither has Sam. Maybe Ed has got this match wrong. But one thing is certain, Kirsty's move to Australia will change her life forever."--Jacket
Legacy of Greyladies by Anna Jacobs( Book )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wiltshire, December 1915. Olivia Hanbury is widowed and has been persuaded by her cousin Donald to move in with his meek little wife while he is serving in France. When he's wounded, he returns home to convalesce. Tensions rise between him and lively Olivia. Her friend Babs involves her in starting the 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. Their nasty tricks put Phoebe's life and that of her unborn child at risk. A chance meeting brings Olivia to Greyladies, and she feels as though she's finally come home. Alex joins her there. Will these three help one another through these troubled times? Or will violent men destroy Greyladies and all it stands for?
Mistress of Greyladies by Anna Jacobs( Book )

15 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During WWI Greyladies is requisitioned by the government as a POW internment centre. Harriet is now a widow, as she has always known she would be with such a frail husband as Joseph, but now has a son and daughter to care for. The three of them go to live with Joseph's family when Greyladies is requisitioned. Harriet is worried that all her careful renovations will be destroyed and her search for other Latimer women has to be abandoned temporarily because of the war
In focus by Anna Jacobs( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2021 in English and Undetermined and held by 571 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
Tomorrow's path by Anna Jacobs( Book )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2020 in English and held by 564 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
A time to remember by Anna Jacobs( Book )

13 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1945 - the war in Europe is over. Most women can't wait for their men to return, but in the small town of Rivenshaw in Lancashire, Judith Crossley fears having her husband back in the house. He'd grown into a bully and a drunkard, and on the occasions he'd come home from leave, he'd hit her. He wasn't a good father either - when their eldest daughter Kitty won a prestigious scholarship to the private girls' grammar school, Doug had tried to stop her going, saying it would turn her into a snob. Luckily Judith had help from an unlikely ally - Maynard Esher, from an old aristocratic family on the other side of town - but Judith knows that when her husband returns, she'll be blamed for letting Kitty take up her school place. She decides that for the children's sake, she must leave her husband. But with the house rented in his name, and other accommodation scarce, where on earth can they go? Alice Bretherton is returning from being a Land Girl in Wiltshire
The trader's dream by Anna Jacobs( Book )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 540 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
Cinnamon gardens by Anna Jacobs( Book )

15 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now that Nell's three sons are qualified and in work, she's ready to build a new life for herself. She's been left a house in England by an elderly aunt and decides to leave Australia for a while. Her younger sons need to learn to stand on their own feet and her ex can keep an eye on them. When Angus rescues an old lady being mugged outside No 95 Peppercorn Street, Nell meets the software engineer from No 1, elderly Winifred from No 5 and single mother Janey who's lodging there. Nell and Angus are quickly attracted to one another. Can Nell build a new life with Angus? Will she find out why her parents quarrelled with their UK relatives? And, more importantly, what can she and her new friends do to help each other stay safe in Cinnamon Gardens?
An independent woman by Anna Jacobs( Book )

22 editions published between 2005 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 520 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
A time to rejoice by Anna Jacobs( Book )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The heartwarming third instalment of the Rivenshaw series from bestselling saga writer Anna Jacobs. After a stray bomb scored a direct hit on his childhood home in Hertfordshire, the only thing that has kept Francis Brady going while he works day and night salvaging what he can from the rubble is the thought that soon he'll be joining war-time friends Mayne, Daniel and Victor as electrician in their new dream building firm in Lancashire. But things are not going to plan: Mayne isn't answering any of his letters; Francis' wife is having a change of heart about moving up north - and her parents seem set on destroying his reputation ... A lot of marriages are breaking up in these times of change, and Francis is loathe for his to be one of them ... But how can he turn down the opportunity of a new life and career in Rivenshaw? Meanwhile in Rivenshaw itself, newly married Mayne and Judith's plans to convert Esherwood house into flats have come to an abrupt halt. While clearing out the house in readiness for the rebuild, they've discovered that someone has been stealing valuables and hiding them in the old Nissen hut. But who hid them there - and are they planning on returning for them? And are they also responsible for something else found in the shelter: a body, buried in a shallow grave ... With so much going against them, can these four friends ever turn their dreams into reality?
Yew Tree Gardens by Anna Jacobs( Book )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sisters Mattie, Nell and Renie have escaped from their bullying father. Building new lives for themselves, the youngest sister, Renie, lives with the newly married Nell. Working as a waitress at the King's Head Hotel, she becomes increasingly harassed by the new assistant manager, Mr Judson. So, also eager to escape from Nell's unpleasant husband, Renie is delighted to be offered a new job in London. Making new friends she soon settles, yet worries about how Nell is treated by her husband. When tragedy strikes Nell and her family, Renie feels horrified and helpless; finding her only comfort in her growing friendship with the injured Gil. But can their relationship progress from just friendship? And how will the return of the threatening Judson affect their future?
Farewell to Lancashire by Anna Jacobs( Book )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cassandra Blake has raised her three motherless sisters. The girls are the pride of their father, and not in a hurry to marry. Then the American Civil War cuts off supplies of cotton to Lancashire, the mills fall silent and there is no work. There is a stark choice, stay and risk starvation or pack up and begin again elsewhere
High Street by Anna Jacobs( Book )

26 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 493 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
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Alternative Names

controlled identityJacobs, Sherry-Anne, 1941-

Anna Jacobs Brits romanschrijfster

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