By Anna Jacobs
The latest unputdownable saga from the author of A PENNYWORTH OF SUNSHINE and DOWN WEAVERS LANE.
'This is one of the best books I've ever read' - 5-star reader review
Calico Road runs through a tiny Lancashire hamlet up on the edge of the moors, miles from anywhere. Its folk are an independent breed - and in 1827 they are a thorn in the side of the vicious mill owner in the valley below.
Toby Fletcher's father ignored his bastard son while alive. Now Toby is the new owner of the rambling old inn, an unwitting keeper of its secrets. Then Meg Staley comes to Calico - a woman who was strong enough to survive one tragedy, but found it harder to withstand a second blow. Toby finds her wandering the moors, cold and starving, and brings her back to the inn. Working there, Meg starts to rebuild her life and find a fragile happiness.
But then the secrets of Calico Road come crashing down on her and those she has grown to love . . .
What readers are saying about CALICO ROAD
'Anna Jacobs' writing is sooo good' - 5 stars
'Full of excitement, didn't want to put it down' - 5 stars
'Another lovely book by Anna Jacobs' - 5 stars
'An amazing read' - 5 stars
'A brilliant series' - 5 stars
'Could not put it down' - 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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18 Jul 2005
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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
'Sensitive and compelling' Nuneaton Evening Telegraph on OUR MARY ANN
'An exciting book of immensely brilliant character portrayal and a great storyline' Bangor Chronicle on OUR EVA
'Another magical Lancashire saga that will delight fans and newcomers alike' Lancashire Evening Post on OUR MARY ANN