By Anna Jacobs
A saga set in Lancashire at the turn of the century, from the author of the Gibson family novels.
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
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- Publication date:
07 Oct 2018
- Page count:
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 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
Praise for Anna Jacobs:
'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
An exciting book of immensely brilliant character portrayal and a great storyline — Bangor Chronicle on OUR EVA
Another cracking read with a vivid insight into family relationships — Coventry Evening Telegraph on OUR EVA
Once again you have given us a story that has me hooked from the first page to the last. The characters are so alive that I am loath to call them characters, they are people - so real that you almost feel for them — Reader from Scotland on OUR MARY ANN