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Summary

The enthralling saga from the author of A Pennyworth of Sunshine and Down Weavers Lane

Calico Road runs through a tiny Lancashire hamlet up on the edge of the moors, miles from anywhere. Its folk are an independent breed - and in 1827 they are a thorn in the side of the vicious mill owner in the valley below.  

Toby Fletcher's father ignored his bastard son while alive. Now Toby is the new owner of the rambling old inn, an unwitting keeper of its secrets. Then Meg Staley comes to Calico - a woman who was strong enough to survive one tragedy but found it harder to withstand a second blow. Toby finds her wandering the moors, cold and starving, and brings her back to the inn. 

Working there, Meg starts to rebuild her life and find a fragile happiness. But then the secrets of Calico Road come crashing down on her and those she has grown to love.... 

©2005 Anna Jacobs (P)2005 Isis Publishing Ltd

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I loved it and didn't want it to end.
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Just finished listening to another great story by Anna ,also well read by Nicolette.the 2nd story with this family I would recommend this to everyone.

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I loved listening to this story read beautifully by Nicolette McKenzie and written by one of my favourite authors Anna Jacobs. I thought that it was a wonderful story, so sad in parts, but had a lovely ending

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Loved this book

Loved it. Even better than the first book in the Staley series, narration is good.

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What a brilliant book, I didn’t want to stop listening, the twists and turns right to the end made it so exciting. All her books are excellent

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absolutely loved this story, excellently performed

loved it and highly recommend it. Got lost in the story and could not stop listening.

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  • joanie
  • 09-03-20

another great book

this book is even better than the first one great story as usual but I wish once in awhile the bad men would be treated as badly as they treat people and I wish the story an a epilogue but a great read