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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
|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
|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
|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
|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
|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
|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
|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
|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
|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
|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
|1||Silver Wishes||2022||Description / Buy|
|2||Golden Dreams||2023||Description / Buy|
Order of The Kershaw Sisters Series
|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
|1||Tomorrow's Promises||2007||Description / Buy|
|2||Yesterday's Girl||2008||Description / Buy|
Order of Larch Tree Lane Series
|1||Larch Tree Lane||2022||Description / Buy|
Order of The Lancashire Settlers Series
|1||Lancashire Lass||2000||Description / Buy|
|2||Lancashire Legacy||2001||Description / Buy|
Order of The Michaels Family Series
|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
|1||Changing Lara||2019||Description / Buy|
|2||Finding Cassie||2020||Description / Buy|
|3||Marrying Simone||2020||Description / Buy|
Order of Peppercorn Street Series
|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
|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
|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
|1||Down Weavers Lane||2002||Description / Buy|
|2||Calico Road||2005||Description / Buy|
Order of The Traders Series
|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
|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
|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
|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
|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
|1||Plotting and Editing (Short Story)||2011||Description / Buy|
Anna Jacobs Anthologies
|1||Summer of Love||1994||Description / Buy|
|2||Recipes for Crime||1995||Description / Buy|
|3||Loves Me, Loves Me Not||2009||Description / Buy|
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?
Anna Jacobs doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is Golden Dreams and was released on May, 11th 2023. It is the newest book in the Jubilee Lake Series.