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The Trader's Reward

The Trader's Reward

1871. When Fergus Deagan’s wife dies in childbirth, she makes him promise to take their family from Ireland to Western Australia to join his brother Bram, and also to marry again to make sure their children don’t miss out on a mother’s love.

Disowned by her father for becoming pregnant, Cara Payton bears a stillborn baby. She struggles on in deep despair, until a plea to wet-nurse a motherless baby gives her life new purpose. When Fergus proposes marriage, she accepts. She respects him and is happy to stay with the baby she now loves. During the voyage to Australia, she and Fergus draw closer, until her past rears its ugly head and they face a terrible crisis . . .

When they finally get to Fremantle, Fergus and Bram, always rivals, struggle to get along. To make matters worse, Bram has financial problems and there is no railway where Fergus can find engineering work. Can the two brothers solve their problems? And will the newcomers find a way to build a new life?

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‘An excellent book, and series, that I couldn’t put down. Definitely worth reading’ – 5 stars

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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 24th April 2014

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781444761313

Reviews

'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
Anna Jacobs' books are deservedly popular. She is one of the best writers of Lancashire sagas around.
<i>Historical Novels Review</i>
'A gripping storyteller.'
<i>Sunday Star Times</i>, Auckland, NZ
'A compelling read'
<i>Sun</i> on FREEDOM'S LAND
Impressive grasp of human emotions.
<i>The Sunday Times</i>
This is a fascinating insight into a piece of Australia's history that receives little attention.
<i>Newcastle Herald</i>, Australia on FREEDOM'S LAND
Jacobs excels at creating vivid, memorable characters.
<i>Booklist</i> USA