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Jessie

Narrated by: Anne Dover
Length: 17 hrs and 5 mins
4.7 out of 5 stars (62 ratings)

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Summary

Jessie Burton is lively and intelligent - she wants more than the respectable life in service her mother has planned for her. Times are changing; railways are being built across the land, bringing new freedom and possibilities. Jessie tastes that freedom when she meets an ambitious young navvy, newly arrived in Yorkshire. The attraction between them is overwhelming. And Jared Wilde is determined to make Jessie his wife. The primitive, colourful shanty towns that spring up around the railway works are nothing like the safe world Jessie once knew. But in spite of the hardness of life there, she finds happiness with Jared. Until another navvy becomes determined to destroy their future together.... 

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One of her best!

This is definitely one of Anna Jacobs best! It held me all the way through and as usual was superbly narrated by Anne Dover, who, in my opinion is the best! I liked the smooth way the story unfolded and moved from one character to another so well. It was time well spent and I’m a bit sad it’s finished!!

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Brilliant

Really gripping story from the beginning to the end. Loved every minute. One of her best.

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Lovely twists

Really enjoyed this book with a few twist and turns lovely narration by Julia Franklin she makes it come to life.

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brilliant story, I was gripped from the beginning

narrator was excellent, it was like being a part of a play. the story has you gripped from the moment you start to listen.

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Jessie

I really enjoyed listening to this book and look forward to listening to another story written by Anna Jacobs and read beautifully by Anne Dover. Maybe there will be a sequel to let us know how all the characters’ lives turned out to be in the the future. Lives in those days was different for the wealthy or poor people. It was very hard for some and even the more well to do people had their own problems. I loved it!

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Fantastic book

Really enjoyed this. I think it’s one of her best. Kept me interested all the way through with the twists and turns.

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  • joanie
  • 25-03-20

Jessie is one hell of a woman

Jessie and Jared is a team working together is so real and passionate it kept me reading with all the tough times and hard work I enjoy it every bit to the last page another 5 stars