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Summary

The first book in a heartwarming new Lancashire-based series by beloved and best-selling saga writer Anna Jacobs, set at the end of World War Two.   

1945 - the war in Europe is over. It should be a time of utter joy and celebration. Most women can't wait for their men to return, but in the small town of Rivenshaw in Lancashire, Judith Crossley fears having her husband back in the house. He'd grown into a bully and a drunkard, and on the occasions he'd come home from leave, he'd hit her. 

He wasn't a good father, either. Luckily Judith has found an unlikely ally, a friend to turn to - Maynard Esher, from an old aristocratic family on the other side of town. But Judith knows that when her husband returns, she and her children will be back in the firing line again. 

She decides that for the children's sake, she must leave her husband. But with the house rented in his name and other accommodation scarce, where on earth can they go?

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

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A Time To Remember

This is a lovely story but what dreadful lives some people had. Thankfully there were people who are able to help them. I found the time the story was written about interesting as I could remember the British Restaurant and the ration books. So glad it had a happy ending.

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Easy listen

I love Anna Jacobs novels and this was definitely up to scratch. So easy to listen to and though predictable in its conclusion, a good twist added excitement as well. Read excellently by Julia Franklin. I feel like I know Rivenshaw and Ellingdale personally! I can’t wait for the next listen. Thank you

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I loved this book so much

What a good book, written & Narrated so well. The characters were very believable. I have already bought her next book. Thank you.

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great story

enjoyed this so much especially the different characters who all came to life ...BRILLIANT

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The. Best you won’t put it down

A great storyline and itkeeps you on the edge of your Seat A great story teller to

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Excellent book

The storyline completely engaged one throughout and had all sorts of twists to the final moments of the book. I gave 5* for all sections and Julia narrated perfectly

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A time to remember

Brilliant I really enjoyed this book will look for more by Anna jacobs great aurthor

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  • 15-06-21

another grand book

great story line believable characters and a super narrator did a grand job always enjoy a good read