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The fourth book in Anna Jacobs' beloved Ellindale series. 

Lancashire, 1934. When Tam Crawford is unexpectedly bequeathed some money, he can finally realise his dream of settling down in the beautiful village of Ellindale. 

Tam knows he can be impulsive - his nickname isn't Crazy Tam for nothing! - but this time he is determined not to be ruled by his big heart and hot head. Yet somehow, within just one day, he has taken on a fiancée and two children to keep them out of the poorhouse - or worse. Despite their unconventional start, as Tam and his new family get to know and love each other, they come to realise that his act of charity is the best thing that could have happened to all of them. But there are still problems, and they struggle to find somewhere to live. 

Tam and his makeshift family are not the only ones facing difficulties. Local benefactor Finn Carlisle's attempts to help the unemployed are being sabotaged by an unscrupulous local councillor, and Tam's cousin-by-marriage Hilda Kerkham has been widowed and is struggling even to feed her son. Will the people of Ellindale be able to help one another in these hard times? 

©2019 Anna Jacobs (P)2019 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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Excellent as always

I’m hooked. This was my 16th audio book by Anna Jacobs and 4th in the series. Now I need to find another series to get hooked on !!

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Great writer and stories

Hated finishing it cause I was loving listening to the story. Love that my name was in it even if not spelt the same.

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  • barbara
  • 22-02-2020

One perfect family

Yes this was in the end a perfect family. I loved listening to the story read beautifully by Anne Dover and written be Anna Jacobs. It was very sad in places but thankfully ended happily.

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  • D.M.
  • 21-01-2020

Didn't want the series to end

Have thoroughly enjoyed the whole series & this the last book did not disappoint. Look forward to listening to them all many times & also other books by Anna Jacobs. Anne Dover narrated them wonderfully.

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  • susan
  • 12-10-2019

Excellent Story.

Once again good story line looking forward to reading another book by this author. Anne Dover is a great narrator. always when buying a book see who is the narrator. Well done to both.

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  • Dave
  • 11-10-2019

excellent

sorry its come to an end. thoroughly enjoyed the whole saga. excellent narration as usual

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  • Lynne
  • 28-09-2019

LOVE

I have really enjoyed the 4 books in this series I do hope there is more & picks up were this ended such a lovely ending

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  • Mrs N P Uttley
  • 09-09-2019

Perfect bedtime story

Just as good as the previous stories in the series but could stand alone. Hope more to come. Always happy when the evil greedy person get their comeuppance .

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  • madmam
  • 19-05-2019

Perfect ending

Perfect ending to the lives of the people in ellindale. I've thourghly enjoyed every book and this finishes the story brilliantly. Definitely worth listening to all 4 books.

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  • ian mcnamara
  • 19-05-2019

Amazing saga.

This has been a fantastic series, I really love the characters in these books. The reader was also fabulus. This is an author I will be trying more of.

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  • Julie Ann Jones
  • 06-04-2019

a triumph as always magnificent

another triumph brilliant writing, narrative and and performance I hope theres more from Ellendale please

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