The Trader's Sister
Ismay Deagan has one wish in the world - to leave Ireland and join her brother, Bram, in Australia. However, her father has other ideas and orders her to marry their vicious neighbour Rory Flynn, even though she loathes him. But after Rory brutally attacks her Ismay realises she has to escape. So, disguising herself as an impoverished young widow, she sets sail for Australia, hoping to be reunited with her brother. When she meets Adam Treagar on the ship, she finally starts to believe her dreams of future happiness may come true. But before they even reach their destination they are flung into adventures in Suez, Ceylon and Singapore...Can Ismay tell Adam the truth about who she really is? What secrets is Adam himself hiding? And will Ismay's past catch up with her and threaten her new life in Australia, before it has even begun?
- Hardback | 320 pages
- 160 x 241 x 31mm | 550g
- 26 Apr 2012
- Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
'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 'A compelling read' Sun on FREEDOM'S LAND Impressive grasp of human emotions. The Sunday Times Anna Jacobs' books are deservedly popular. She is one of the best writers of Lancashire sagas around. Historical Novels Review Jacobs excels at creating vivid, memorable characters. Booklist USA Vivid insight into family relationships Coventry Evening Telegraph 'A gripping storyteller.' Sunday Star Times, Auckland, NZ This is a fascinating insight into a piece of Australia's history that receives little attention. Newcastle Herald, Australia on FREEDOM'S LAND
About Anna Jacobs
Anna Jacobs grew up in Lancashire and emigrated to Australia, but still visits the UK regularly to see her family and do research, something she loves. She celebrated the publication of her 50th novel, BEYOND THE SUNSET, in 2010.