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Publisher's Summary

The second in the heartwarming Lancashire saga series that began with Salem Street, by beloved author Anna Jacobs.

In 1845 Annie Gibson can finally leave Salem Street. Her dreams of being able to open an elegant dressmaking salon in the High Street of Bilsden, a Lancashire mill town, have come true. And she is going to take her father and his second family with her, away from poverty, away from the Rows.

But Annie has not left trouble behind. Someone is trying to undermine her business. Her family have their own ideas about what they want to do with their lives. And several men are persistently trying to win favour with the beautiful young widow - including Frederick Hallam, the mill owner, and Daniel O'Connor, her childhood friend.

As Annie gets better acquainted with both, she becomes increasingly confused about her feelings. Can she really be in love? And can she risk trusting any man again? 

©1994 Anna Jacobs (P)2021 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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  • Gwyneth Smith
  • 18-05-2021

OMG how much did I enjoy this

My usual genre is murder and suspense or crime and violence but occasionally I want a wholesome listen. Anna Jacobs knows how to captivate her audience. I listened to book one SALEM STREET first and couldn't wait for the sequel. Just a wonderful story, fast paced with out repetition, it keeps the listener enthralled.

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  • Idadown
  • 19-06-2021

One of this uthor's good books.

The story was really good, the performance was great and I cannot wait to start the next in the series.

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  • wendy
  • 11-05-2021

Excellent book.

A very enjoyable author. Looking forward to reading the third book in the series .

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  • barbara
  • 09-05-2021

Brilliant!!

What a wonderful story from the beginning to the end. I must find book three of the lives of the Gibson family.

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  • Ladychi
  • 03-04-2022

Thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish!

Great follow on story wonderfully read by Anne, just about to start the third book 🙂

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  • lindamm
  • 28-01-2022

Good Book

Loved this book. Just as I loved Salem Street. This narrator was excellent. Will definitely buy more from this Author.

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  • Sarah
  • 17-12-2021

the follow on was gripping

thoroughly enjoyed this story 👌 did not realise it was the follow on, really happy mistake .

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  • hunkydoreyrad
  • 01-10-2021

Lovely read.

I just can't get enough of Anna Jacobs books. And this is no exception. A story of a rise from poverty through hard work and tenacity against all odds. Definitely going to get the following books in this series.

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  • Susan Gainey
  • 18-09-2021

Wonderful second book.

Absolutely love d this second book just about to move on to book three fantastic family saga great writing and perfect narration.

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  • Maria Syl
  • 17-07-2021

Love the Gibdon family

Loved the first, then this & now can't wait to start the 3rd book.
I'm am absolute sucker for a good, rags to riches with abundance of love & struggle story.
These are the first Anna Jacob's stories I've had & she hasn't disappointed.
Narrative really good too.

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