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Publication Order of Backshaw Moss Books

A Valley Dream (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Valley Secret (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Valley Wedding (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Birch End Books

A Daughter's Journey (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Widow's Courage (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Woman's Promise (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Blake Sisters/Swan River Saga Books

Farewell to Lancashire (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beyond The Sunset (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Destiny's Path (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Chronicles of Tenebrak Books

Quest (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lands of Nowhere (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadow of the Serpent (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Price of Wisdom (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tenebrak, the Founding (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Chronological Order of Chronicles of Tenebrak Books

Tenebrak, the Founding(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Quest(1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lands of Nowhere(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadow of the Serpent(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Price of Wisdom(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Ellindale Saga Books

One Quiet Woman (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One Kind Man (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One Special Village (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One Perfect Family (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Gibson Family Books

Salem Street (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
High Street (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ridge Hill (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hallam Square (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spinners Lake (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Greyladies Books

Heir to Greyladies (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mistress of Greyladies (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Legacy of Greyladies (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Honeyfield Books

The Honeyfield Bequest (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Stranger in Honeyfield (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Peace Comes to Honeyfield (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Hope Books

A Place of Hope (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Search of Hope (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Time for Hope (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Jubilee Lake Books

Silver Wishes (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Golden Dreams (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Kershaw Sisters Books

Our Lizzie (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Our Polly (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Our Eva (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Our Mary Ann (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Lady Bingram's Aides Books

Tomorrow's Promises (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Yesterday's Girl (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Larch Tree Lane Books

Larch Tree Lane (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Lancashire Settlers Books

Lancashire Lass (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lancashire Legacy (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Michaels Family Books

A Pennyworth of Sunshine (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Twopenny Rainbows (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Threepenny Dreams (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Penny Lake Books

Changing Lara (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Finding Cassie (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Marrying Simone (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Peppercorn Street Books

Peppercorn Street (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cinnamon Gardens (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Saffron Lane (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bay Tree Cottage (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christmas in Peppercorn Street (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Preston Sisters/Preston Family Books

Pride of Lancashire (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Star of the North (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bright Day Dawning (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heart of the Town (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Rivenshaw Books

Time to Remember (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Time for Renewal (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Time to Rejoice (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gifts For Our Time (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Staley Family Books

Down Weavers Lane (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Calico Road (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Traders Books

The Trader's Wife (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Trader's Sister (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Trader's Dream (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Trader's Gift (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Trader's Reward (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Wiltshire Girls Books

Cherry Tree Lane (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Elm Tree Road (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Yew Tree Gardens (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Waterfront Books

Mara's Choice (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sarah's Gift (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Paula's Way (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Persons of Rank (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Envoy (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jessie (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Like No Other (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seasons of Love (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Proper Match (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Forbidden Embrace (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Replenish the Earth (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mistress of Marymoor (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Change of Season (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Marrying Miss Martha (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wishing Well (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Independent Woman (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Corrigan Legacy (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Family Connections (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kirsty's Vineyard (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Freedom's Land (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chestnut Lane (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Saving Willowbrook (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Focus (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Licence to Dream (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Northern Lady (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sword of Azaray (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Moving On (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Winds of Change (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Marrying a Stranger (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tomorrow's Path (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Very Special Christmas (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Short and Sweet (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cotton Lass and Other Stories (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Valentine's Day Ever and other stories (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Plotting and Editing (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Summer of Love(1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Recipes for Crime(1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Loves Me, Loves Me Not(2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Anna Jacobs is an English-Australian novelist of romantic, fantasy, science fiction, historical and modern fiction novels. The author also writes under other two different names- Shannah Jay for Science Fiction and Fantasy and Sherry-Anne Jacob for historical romance and nonfiction. In 2006 Jacobs won the Australian Romantic Novel of the Year Award for her book Pride of Lancashire. She has also been nominated a number of times for other awards. She is popularly known as the author of the Traders Series and Chronicles of Tenebrak series. In 1973, Jacobs left England for Australia, but she still makes trips back to England to visit her family and also undertake research for her books.
Jacobs became a published author in 1992 when Persons of Rank was published. She has since then published more than 30 standalone novels and over dozen book series.

A Time to Remember

The year is 1945, the war in Europe is over, and it should be a time of joy and celebration. Wives are happy and eagerly waiting for their husband’s return. However, in a small town of Rivenshaw in Lancashire, Judith Crossley is terrified to have her husband back home. He had been a drunkard and a bully, and the moment that he would come back home from leave, he would abuse her. He was not a good father either.
Fortunately, Judith has found a friend who could lend a helping hand- Maynard Esher living on the other side of the town. But what Judith knows is that, if her husband comes back home, hell will break loose again. For a mothers safety and that of her children, she must leave her abusive husband. The only problem is that she has nowhere to go given the fact that their house is rented under her husband name and finding accommodation is hard.
Two other fascinating characters blend Judith story. For example, we meet a land girl named Alice who is returning home after an injury and the loss of her boyfriend. She finds some friendship in Polish refugee while salvaging of what remained of her aunt’s house after a bomb attack. Then there is Maynard, a soldier returning to his aristocratic home which proves to be Judith savior during this desperate time of need.
A Time to Remember is the first novel in Rivenshaw series and is a well narrated contemporary historical book set in Britain Lancashire during the Second World War. The author does an excellent job of showcasing through her characters the costs of being victoriously free from war only to realize that everyone is now required to weigh the cost and repay the financial burden that the war has produced. Jacobs sides with her female characters together with retired men who for long have been the cogs that turn Britain while the healthy and fit males have been absent waging war. But in this novel, the focus has changed, and the new focus is getting back to normality as it was before the war. Women are at home tending to the needs of their husbands who have been locked in war zones.
A Time to Remember is an intriguing, entertaining, and a well crafted with graciously loveable, and some not so cuddly characters make their way into the reader’s emotion.

A Time for Renewal

After the Second World War is over, the whole nation is desperate for housing, and there is little finances available to rebuild. In the small town of Rivenshaw, Mayne has no other option but rather to turn to Esherwood; a war damaged home into flats. Rebuilding Esherwood will not be an easy task, but with Judith by his side, he hopes to restore this stately house to its former glory. First of all, he must open it up to some of his war affected friends, and it becomes apparent that the house is not the only thing that needs rebuilding.
Victor is fighting for the custody of his daughter Betty after the death of his wife. Then there is Ros who has lost all her fortune and has nowhere to go since she has been demobilized from the army. Daniel is not yet settled and is experiencing trauma from his wartime experiences. He is waiting for his divorce to push through and is experiencing family problems as well. On top of these challenges, saving Esherwood proves to be an uphill task for both Judith and Mayne as certain people are determined to stop at nothing to prevent it from happening. During this time of renewal, will this group of affected soldiers find a way to renew their lives and rebuild the old house?

Gifts For Our Time

Gifts for Our Time is the fourth Rivenshaw series installment. The year is 1939 in Germany, and Christa Sommer gets aboard the Kindertransport unsure whether she will ever see her beloved father and mother again. Once she arrives in England, she is taken in by Mrs. Pelling who comes to love Christa as the child she never had.
Mrs. Pelling dies in 1945, and no one knows the whereabouts of her will. Mrs. Pelling greedy niece appears out of nowhere to claim Christa inheritance and kicks her out. The discrimination against Germans still runs high in England and Christa is unable to secure a job in England or find a place to stay.
Luck comes her way the day she saves a lady from being assaulted, and it turns out to be Mayne Esher, Daniels Mother. They take Christa to Rivenshaw where they intend to start a new life. In Rivenshaw Christa is welcomed and develops a love for the place, the people and falls in love with Daniel. But what she doesn’t know is that the Esherwood is not a trouble free place she first thinks. Determined to do their best for the soldiers coming back home from the war, they have agreed to allow the council to construct prefabs on Esherwood garden. However, the town planner seems focused on taking all Mayne’s land for the sake of war. Mayne also discovers a secret door with a complex locking mechanism that has the local locksmith puzzled. What could be hidden behind the door to call for such high security?

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7 Responses to “Anna Jacobs”

  1. Susan Lawrence: 5 days ago

    I have really enjoyed your books and have been busy more “series” from ebay.I would love a news letter ect please.
    With best wishes, Susan Lawrence.

  2. Wendie Tibbits: 4 months ago

    I would love to know what books follow Moving On which I thoroughly enjoyed, as usual.
    You almost feel you have made a friend with some of the characters in the book.
    Thank you Anna….

    • Graeme: 4 months ago

      Moving On was a standalone with no sequel at this time.

  3. Paul Rayner: 4 months ago

    I remember reading one of your books that mentioned the Cathedral at Singapore. A friend at our church in fact played the organ there during the Second World War. She was then 13 and hi d behind a pile of hassocks when practising and Japanese soldiers came into the building

  4. Glenda Sitnek: 2 years ago

    I’ve emailed Anna a few times. I’ve so enjoyed her novels and would like to find authors who write similarly especially with the setting in Northern England as I’ve enjoyed the characters’ values and way of life. Would appreciate suggestions.

  5. Barbara Taylor: 2 years ago

    I have read most but I am glad to see the list ,now I can hopefully get the ones that I do not have.

  6. patricia johnson: 2 years ago

    i have recently discovered you as an author that raised my interest. my previously favourites were danielle steele, norah roberts,diane chamberlain, freda lightfoot and shiela o flanagan.i would be interested in any newsletters etc.


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