Anna Jacobs Books

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Anna Jacobs is an English author that writes romance, sagas, historical, and general fiction. Jacobs is a native of Rochdale, Lancashire, where she was born in 1941. But she eventually made Australia her home.

Order of Backshaw Moss Series

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1 A Valley Dream 2021 Description / Buy
2 A Valley Secret 2021 Description / Buy
3 A Valley Wedding 2023 Description / Buy

Order of Birch End Series

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1 A Daughter's Journey 2019 Description / Buy
2 A Widow's Courage 2020 Description / Buy
3 A Woman's Promise 2020 Description / Buy

Order of Blake Sisters/Swan River Saga Series

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1 Farewell to Lancashire 2009 Description / Buy
2 Beyond The Sunset 2010 Description / Buy
3 Destiny's Path 2011 Description / Buy

Order of Chronicles of Tenebrak Series

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1 Quest 1993 Description / Buy
2 Lands of Nowhere 2010 Description / Buy
3 Shadow of the Serpent 2010 Description / Buy
4 The Price of Wisdom 2010 Description / Buy
5 Tenebrak, the Founding 2010 Description / Buy

Chronological Order of Chronicles of Tenebrak Series

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1 Tenebrak, the Founding 2010 Description / Buy
2 Quest 1993 Description / Buy
3 Lands of Nowhere 2010 Description / Buy
4 Shadow of the Serpent 2010 Description / Buy
5 The Price of Wisdom 2010 Description / Buy

Order of Ellindale Saga Series

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1 One Quiet Woman 2017 Description / Buy
2 One Kind Man 2018 Description / Buy
3 One Special Village 2018 Description / Buy
4 One Perfect Family 2019 Description / Buy

Order of The Gibson Family Series

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1 Salem Street 1994 Description / Buy
2 High Street 1995 Description / Buy
3 Ridge Hill 1996 Description / Buy
4 Hallam Square 1996 Description / Buy
5 Spinners Lake 1997 Description / Buy

Order of Greyladies Series

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1 Heir to Greyladies 2013 Description / Buy
2 Mistress of Greyladies 2014 Description / Buy
3 Legacy of Greyladies 2015 Description / Buy

Order of Honeyfield Series

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1 The Honeyfield Bequest 2017 Description / Buy
2 A Stranger in Honeyfield 2017 Description / Buy
3 Peace Comes to Honeyfield 2019 Description / Buy

Order of Hope Series

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1 A Place of Hope 2013 Description / Buy
2 In Search of Hope 2013 Description / Buy
3 A Time for Hope 2015 Description / Buy

Order of Jubilee Lake Series

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1 Silver Wishes 2022 Description / Buy
2 Golden Dreams 2023 Description / Buy

Order of The Kershaw Sisters Series

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1 Our Lizzie 1999 Description / Buy
2 Our Polly 2000 Description / Buy
3 Our Eva 2002 Description / Buy
4 Our Mary Ann 2003 Description / Buy

Order of Lady Bingram's Aides Series

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1 Tomorrow's Promises 2007 Description / Buy
2 Yesterday's Girl 2008 Description / Buy

Order of Larch Tree Lane Series

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1 Larch Tree Lane 2022 Description / Buy

Order of The Lancashire Settlers Series

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1 Lancashire Lass 2000 Description / Buy
2 Lancashire Legacy 2001 Description / Buy

Order of The Michaels Family Series

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1 A Pennyworth of Sunshine 2003 Description / Buy
2 Twopenny Rainbows 2004 Description / Buy
3 Threepenny Dreams 2005 Description / Buy

Order of Penny Lake Series

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1 Changing Lara 2019 Description / Buy
2 Finding Cassie 2020 Description / Buy
3 Marrying Simone 2020 Description / Buy

Order of Peppercorn Street Series

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1 Peppercorn Street 2014 Description / Buy
2 Cinnamon Gardens 2015 Description / Buy
3 Saffron Lane 2018 Description / Buy
4 Bay Tree Cottage 2018 Description / Buy
5 Christmas in Peppercorn Street 2019 Description / Buy

Order of The Preston Sisters/Preston Family Series

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1 Pride of Lancashire 2005 Description / Buy
2 Star of the North 2006 Description / Buy
3 Bright Day Dawning 2006 Description / Buy
4 Heart of the Town 2006 Description / Buy

Order of Rivenshaw Series

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1 Time to Remember 2015 Description / Buy
2 A Time for Renewal 2015 Description / Buy
3 A Time to Rejoice 2016 Description / Buy
4 Gifts For Our Time 2017 Description / Buy

Order of The Staley Family Series

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1 Down Weavers Lane 2002 Description / Buy
2 Calico Road 2005 Description / Buy

Order of The Traders Series

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1 The Trader's Wife 2011 Description / Buy
2 The Trader's Sister 2012 Description / Buy
3 The Trader's Dream 2012 Description / Buy
4 The Trader's Gift 2013 Description / Buy
5 The Trader's Reward 2014 Description / Buy

Order of The Wiltshire Girls Series

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1 Cherry Tree Lane 2010 Description / Buy
2 Elm Tree Road 2011 Description / Buy
3 Yew Tree Gardens 2012 Description / Buy

Order of The Waterfront Series

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1 Mara's Choice 2021 Description / Buy
2 Sarah's Gift 2022 Description / Buy
3 Paula's Way 2023 Description / Buy

Order of Anna Jacobs Standalone Novels

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1 Persons of Rank 1992 Description / Buy
2 Envoy 1994 Description / Buy
3 Jessie 1998 Description / Buy
4 Like No Other 1999 Description / Buy
5 Seasons of Love 2000 Description / Buy
6 A Proper Match 2000 Description / Buy
7 A Forbidden Embrace 2001 Description / Buy
8 Replenish the Earth 2002 Description / Buy
9 Mistress of Marymoor 2002 Description / Buy
10 Change of Season 2003 Description / Buy
11 Marrying Miss Martha 2004 Description / Buy
12 The Wishing Well 2005 Description / Buy
13 An Independent Woman 2005 Description / Buy
14 The Corrigan Legacy 2006 Description / Buy
15 Family Connections 2007 Description / Buy
16 Kirsty's Vineyard 2007 Description / Buy
17 Freedom's Land 2008 Description / Buy
18 Chestnut Lane 2008 Description / Buy
19 Saving Willowbrook 2009 Description / Buy
20 In Focus 2009 Description / Buy
21 Licence to Dream 2010 Description / Buy
22 The Northern Lady 2010 Description / Buy
23 The Sword of Azaray 2010 Description / Buy
24 Moving On 2011 Description / Buy
25 Winds of Change 2012 Description / Buy
26 Marrying a Stranger 2013 Description / Buy
27 Tomorrow's Path 2016 Description / Buy
28 A Very Special Christmas 2021 Description / Buy

Order of Anna Jacobs Short Story Collections

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1 Short and Sweet 2012 Description / Buy
2 The Cotton Lass and Other Stories 2018 Description / Buy
3 The Best Valentine's Day Ever and other stories 2022 Description / Buy

Order of Anna Jacobs Non-Fiction

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1 Plotting and Editing (Short Story) 2011 Description / Buy

Anna Jacobs Anthologies

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1 Summer of Love 1994 Description / Buy
2 Recipes for Crime 1995 Description / Buy
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The novelist travels back and forth between England and Australia with her husband because the couple has friends and family in both countries. Jacobs attributes their ability to maintain homes in Australia and England to several years of hard work.

That hard work has not stopped. Anna Jacobs writes three novels a year, which is no easy task. Although, her disciplined attitude doesn’t extend to domestic chores. The author was not built to maintain a home.

She hates washing, ironing, cooking, and other exhausting chores because they take the author away from her manuscripts. First of all, she doesn’t see the point of ironing a piece of clothing that will only get crumpled when someone wears it.

Secondly, she has developed so many food intolerances that cooking has lost its appeal. She can’t taste or eat the meals she would typically make. As such, Jacobs prefers to leave her domestic chores in the hands of an expert while she hangs out with her husband.

Writing is not the only activity that occupies Jacobs’ days. Arthritis won’t let her experiment with embroidering. So she watches TV, specifically educational programs such as antique shows.

Additionally, several health scares (that included a bout of chronic fatigue syndrome and an encounter with fibromyalgia) encouraged Jacobs’ obsession with nutrition and health. She takes every step her body allows to remain in tip-top shape, even if it means walking on a treadmill daily.

But these distractions do not prevent Jacobs from meeting her deadlines. She writes on most days. Jacobs is awake by 5:30 am. She starts by answering emails, taking breakfast, and showering.

Then she settles down in her office and spends the morning and early afternoon writing. The novelist puts her manuscript away once the sun goes down. She prefers to spend evenings with her husband.

The author started writing when Georgette Heyer died, and Jacobs decided to pen regency romance novels that replicated her style. Even though she published two of them, it took Jacobs a while to discover her voice.

The novelist has no formal writing training, but she went back to university to study history because she thought it would aid her in producing compelling historical fiction. She did not make that decision lightly.

Jacobs said she was done with formal education after getting her Master of Business degree. But she made an exception for her writing career.

Jacobs learned most of what she knows about publishing by reading how-to books. She doesn’t believe she lost anything because she never studied writing in a formal setting.

Anna Jacobs Awards

Jacobs has won the Australian Romantic Novel of the Year Award.

Best Anna Jacobs Books

The author has written fantasy novels using the ‘Shannah Jay’ pseudonym. Jacobs’ best books include:

Threepenny Dreams: ‘Threepenny Dreams’ is set between 1863 and 1864 in Yorkshire. This is the third book in the Irish Sisters series. Like its predecessors, the novel follows multiple characters whose lives eventually intertwine.

The focal point is Hannah Firth. Even though she’s widowed, Hannah is young. She still dreams of a new life. But her bright future is clouded by her daughter-in-law, a spiteful woman that wants to use Hannah as an unpaid servant.

Hannah doesn’t realize the true depths of Patty’s bitterness until she tries to leave. Waiting around the corner is Nathaniel King, also recently widowed. Like Hannah, Nathaniel is trying to find happiness in the face of incredible odds.

Spinners Lake: Frederick was dying. They all knew it. Frederick’s final wish was for his beloved wife to continue with her life by pursuing her dress-making business and finding someone to love. He took concrete steps to guide Annie to a bright future.

However, life after Frederick’s death is far from easy. Annie has a plan. She wants to create Spinners Lake. If she succeeds, Spinners Lake will save her workers from destitution. But the Civil War has disrupted cotton supplies, and times are getting tougher with each passing year.

Annie must assuage her grief long enough to make her husband’s dream a reality.

When Does The Next Anna Jacobs book come out?

The next book by Anna Jacobs is Paula's Way and will be released on February, 16th 2023. It is the newest book in the The Waterfront Series.

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