The Trader's Gift
By Anna Jacobs
THE TRADER'S GIFT is the fourth novel in Anna Jacobs' wonderfully atmospheric saga series 'The Traders', set in Europe, the Orient and Australia's Swan River Colony.
Happy and content with a beautiful wife and thriving family, successful trader Bram is determined to help his two friends Mitchell and Dougal find wives.
In England, Eleanor Prescott has not forgotten the ship's captain who was a true friend to her. Dougal McBride told her to come to him when she was ready. When her ailing husband dies, she wonders if she dare return to Western Australia. Will Dougal still want her after nearly a year?
Mitchell Nash, Bram Deagan's friend in Australia, has asked his cousin in England whether he knows of any lady who might be suitable for him to marry. Though what sort of woman would make such an arduous voyage to marry someone she's never met? For one widow, however, desperate to keep her young son from a cruel relative's clutches, Mitchell's invitation is a lifeline she will grasp with both hands.
Clutching their courage in both hands, Eleanor and Jacinta take a huge risk on the chance of happiness and set off for Australia. But the troubles of their old lives can't be easily left behind . . .
What readers are saying about THE TRADER'S GIFT
'A wonderfully written, enjoyable story' - 5 stars
'No surprise that this is yet another fantastic read from Anna Jacobs' - 5 stars
'Anna Jacobs is an amazing story teller, she never disappoints and you are hooked from the first page' - 5 stars
'Loved this book and all the other books in the Traders Series. I couldn't put it down' - 5 stars
'Extremely good reading - Anna Jacobs is a top-of-the-range author' - 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:
04 Jul 2013
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Hodder & Stoughton
'This story has something happening on every page...great characters and the ensemble of secondary characters flow easily with some quite complicated plots flowing well around the central story.' — Australian Romance Readers Association on THE TRADER'S SISTER
'A compelling read' — Sun on FREEDOM'S LAND
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
Jacobs excels at creating vivid, memorable characters. — Booklist USA
'A gripping storyteller.' — Sunday Star Times, Auckland, NZ
This is a fascinating insight into a piece of Australia's history that receives little attention. — Newcastle Herald, Australia on FREEDOM'S LAND