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One Quiet Woman

Ellindale Saga, Book 1
Narrated by: Anne Dover
Series: Ellindale Saga, Book 1
Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
Categories: Fiction, Sagas
4.5 out of 5 stars (28 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From the beloved and best-selling Anna Jacobs comes a new Lancashire-based saga.

Lancashire, 1930: Leah Turner's father has been killed in an accident at the laundry, and since her mother died years ago it falls to her to become sole provider for her little sister. But women's wages are half those of men, and pawning the few belongings she has left will keep their vicious rent collector at bay for only a few weeks, so even if she finds a job, they'll lose their home.

Out of the blue, Charlie Willcox, the local pawnbroker, offers her a deal. His brother Jonah, an invalid since being gassed in the Great War, needs a wife. Charlie thinks Leah would be perfect for the job.

The idea of a marriage of convenience doesn't please Leah, but she finds Jonah agreeable enough, and moving with him to the pretty hamlet of Ellindale may be the only chance of a better life for her sister. But other people have plans for the remote Pennine valley, and the two sisters find themselves facing danger in their new life with Jonah. Can the three of them ever look to a brighter future?

©2017 Anna Jacobs (P)2017 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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  • V. Davy
  • 30-07-2017

Recommended

From the cover I expected this novel to be a bit less interesting than it turned out to be. For all the storyline was quite simple I really warmed to the characters. There were things that turned out differently in a more positive way than expected. And I would hope for a continuation of the characters in another follow up book. Anne's narration is a big part of why I liked it too.

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  • barbara
  • 12-11-2017

Wonderful - do listen

I enjoyed this story written by Anna Jacobs about the lives of people living in a village and read so very well, as usual, by my favourite narrator, Anne Dover. I hope that there will be a sequel to this book,or about the same village, as my interest was held all the way through whilst listening.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-06-2017

A great listen

I loved every thing about this book. The intensity lasting to the end. love, loved it

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  • Lynda Douglas
  • 27-07-2019

Loved this book easy to listen wonderful narration

wonderful engaging story line narrator excellent off to get the next in the series thanks

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-07-2019

Nice story can't wait to start the next book and t

Nice story can't I can't wait to start the next book and the third book

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  • fen
  • 15-06-2019

Unputdownable

Lovely book, can’t wait to start book 2. An easy read, just what is needed on rainy days. All Anna Jacobs books are well written and a pleasure to read

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  • Glenys kerruish
  • 20-05-2019

exciting books<br />love audio books love

great story
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cannot wait to start my next book two

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-05-2019

Blahhh

This was a nice story to have on in the background, but, it was a little to blahhh ! Poor girl became rich, helped everyone with food and jobs. It was a little bit too sickly sweet.

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  • madmam
  • 01-05-2019

Fantastic from start to finish

I've thoroughly enjoyed this book. The ups and downs brings the story alive. Can't wait to listen to the next one

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  • ian mcnamara
  • 19-01-2019

Lovely story.

I was told about this series by a friend who had discovered it by accident. As I like these types of books I decided to give it a go. I am really glad that I did. This was a wonderful story and the characters were well developed. It was a lovely easy read and I will be reading the rest of the series...