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A Widow's Courage

A Widow's Courage

Lancashire 1934. Three years after her husband’s sudden death, Stella comes into some money unexpectedly and decides to make a new start in the country. She settles on Ellin Valley, where she quickly begins to make friends. She falls in love with a cottage in Birch End, but an unscrupulous man wants it too. Will she be able to buy her dream home?

Life has changed drastically for local handyman Wilf Pollard as well. When tragedy strikes, Wilf is left as the only support of his two young children. But his friends rally round to help so that he can pull his life together and take up an exciting new job with a well-respected builder.

Some of the local council are eager to deal with the squalid conditions of the Backshaw Moss slum, but others will stop at nothing to keep their profitable rents. And Stella’s dream cottage is threatened by their plans to build yet more cheap housing. Can Stella, Wilf and the residents of Birch End pull together to make sure good triumphs over evil?

Praise for Anna Jacobs’ Ellindale series

‘One of the most lovely and heart-warming books I have ever read! 5 STARS’ – Between the Pages

‘A book of family, love, friendship and loyalty. 5 STARS’ – Stardust Book Reviews

‘I was gripped from the very first word on the very first page and I wasn’t released until the last word on the last page . . . When I finished I felt like I had been through an emotional wringer. 5 STARS’ – Ginger Book Geek
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Sagas

On Sale: 2nd April 2020

Price: £20.99

ISBN-13: 9781473677845

Reviews

This is that rare thing, a pacy page-turner with a ripping plot and characters you care about . . . [Anna Jacobs is] especially big on resourceful, admirable women. Great stuff!
Daily Mail
Anna Jacobs' books are deservedly popular. She is one of the best writers of Lancashire sagas around
Historical Novels Review
[Anna Jacobs' books have an] impressive grasp of human emotions
The Sunday Times