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Rachel Smedling is not like the other women in her isolated Pennine village: she is taller, stronger, and weaves cloth like a man. Without her, the household would fall apart, for her mother is ailing and her vicious drunkard father seems to hate her so much, he would happily offer money to any man who would wed her.  

When her mother dies, Rachel is at the mercy of her increasingly violent father.  

Her only escape is marrying a kindly man with whom she finds happiness, if not passion, and her life begins to seem complete.  

Rachel's growing prosperity infuriates her father and his cronies, however, and they will stop at nothing to see her destroyed.  

©1999 Anna Jacobs (P)2004 Isis Publishing Ltd

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great story

Amother Anna Jacobs story I loved. The number of characters initially was hard to fathom but turned into a great story. Never dull, story flowed well. Great story.

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  • 14-02-2020

what a awesome book

this story give the readers/listeners just about everything laughter sadness and surprises I hate that men would treat women the way those men did the narrator did a great job with all the voices the only thing I didn't like was the end I still don't know how they catch the thieves but over all a great story

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  • CaZ
  • 20-01-2021

great!

another worth the time to listen. couldn't put it down. Will have more by this author.

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  • barbara
  • 20-06-2020

Like No Other

Loved it! These books, written by Anna Jacobs, get better every time I listen to one and Nicolette McKenzie is such a good narrator.

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  • sadie thompson
  • 10-06-2020

Like no other

Loved it kept me interested all the way through, it took me a while to get to the end of the book it was so relaxing I had to keep winding back as I kept falling asleep

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  • JEM
  • 04-04-2021

The narrator was great.

Enjoyed hearing this narrator. The story overall was good but I found that it contained rather alot of violence, lots of 'beating up' and aggression especially towards the female lead part. For that reason I didn't enjoy the book as much as I'd of liked to.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-01-2021

Fantastic read

Couldn't stop listening, great story and the narration superb! ANNA JACOBS IS DEFINITELY TALENTED

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  • Ms
  • 10-12-2020

Well drawn characters.

This book transported me to a time when women had very few rights and the gentry had power. The characters were well drawn and complex. There were trials and tribulations for the main character but the glimmer of a happy ending kept me listening.

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  • Wenrus
  • 11-07-2020

really good

I loved this book, lovely story. well done. I listen to a lot of books from Anna jacobs, but this is the best one

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-05-2020

Ending was poor

I love the story it was so gripping that I stayed up all night listening, I was so disappointed when the Ending was so poor.

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  • lisajanefino
  • 14-12-2019

Brilliant

Couldn't of been more intense, really good story.
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  • Adele
  • 26-11-2019

Story was gripping

My favourite Anna Jacobs story so far. Thorougly engaging amd the brilliant narration brought the story to life.

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