By Anna Jacobs
The first installment in the breathtaking Kershaw Sisters series.
They say you only regret the things you don't do . . .
Lizzie Kershaw is an independent spirit; ever since her father's death she has had to be a survivor. Home life is harsh, though, and desperate to escape it, she makes an ill-advised marriage. But she discovers all-too-quickly that she's married a selfish and violent man. His beatings never seem to stop and she soon comes to a decision: she must run far, far away.
With the help of some suffragettes she escapes to Manchester, where she finds work in a munitions factory - she is finally the independent woman she has always longed to be. But her husband, whose cruelty knows no bounds, tracks her down and drag her back home to more beatings than ever.
But when his violence causes her to lose the one thing she's always wanted, Lizzie knows she must find the strength to make the changes in her life that are so sorely needed.
What readers are saying about OUR LIZZIE
'I'd recommend this book to all saga lovers' - 5 stars
'Another fantastic read . . . It made me laugh and it made me cry . . . Another page turner' - 5 stars
'Brilliant series of books. Lovely stories. Lovely characters' - 5 stars
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 sixty novels and has been shortlisted for several awards. Pride of Lancashire won the Australian Romantic Book of the Year Award in 2006, and The Trader's Wife is on the shortlist for the 2012 award.
You can find out more on her website, www.annajacobs.com or on her Facebook page, www.facebook.com/Anna.Jacobs.Books.
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- Publication date:
07 Oct 1999
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[Anna Jacobs' books have an] 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
[Anna Jacobs is] especially big on resourceful, admirable women. Great stuff! — Daily Mail
Reader reviews on OUR LIZZIE
Great story, can't put it down ***** — Reader review
Fabulous book, just as I expected. ***** — Reader review
It grabs you on page one. It twists and turns and not like you imagine it would. A fantastic read. ***** — Reader review