A Pennyworth of Sunshine
By Anna Jacobs
Bestselling saga author Anna Jacobs' novel of life in nineteenth-century Lancashire and Australia. A must-read for fans of Dilly Court and the Rivenshaw saga.
Love can cross oceans . . .
Keara Michaels doesn't want to leave her family in Ireland, but fate sends her first to Lancashire, then across the sea to Australia, pregnant and penniless. And Theo Mullane, the man who loves her, is married, with an ailing baby son, so cannot follow her as he longs to.
Mark Gibson leaves Lancashire to avoid marriage. But gold prospecting is a dangerous pursuit, and when his gentle young wife dies in childbirth, his father-in-law kidnaps the baby. So Mark runs away again, this time to Western Australia, where he employs Keara in his country inn.
But danger threatens them all, even in the bush, as Keara searches for her lost sisters, Theo comes looking for the woman he loves, and Mark at last confronts his past.
What readers are saying about A PENNYWORTH OF SUNSHINE
'I couldn't put it down' - 5 stars
'An excellent read from start to finish' - 5 stars
'Brilliant, as always . . . Anna Jacobs never fails to keep the story line motivated, gripping, and endearing' - 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:
01 Sep 2003
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Hodder & Stoughton
Praise for Anna Jacobs
[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 A PENNYWORTH OF SUNSHINE
Another joy from the pen of Anna Jacobs. ***** — Reader review
A brilliant read. ***** — Reader review
A captivating read. ***** — Reader review
Catherine Cookson fans will cheer — Peterborough Evening Telegraph