The Trader's Gift is the fourth novel in Anna Jacobs' wonderfully atmospheric saga series 'The Traders', set in Europe, East Asia and Australia's Swan River Colony.
Bram Deagan has a thriving trading business, a growing family - and a gift for matchmaking. His dearest wish is to see his friends Dougal and Mitchell happily married too.
In England, Eleanor Prescott has been widowed and often thinks of Dougal McBride, the ship's captain who was a true friend to her. Does she dare return to Western Australia to find him?
Jacinta Blacklea is also a widow, desperate to protect her young son. When she hears of a man in Australia looking for a wife, she determines to grasp Mitchell Nash's invitation with both hands. But the troubles of her old life can't be easily left behind.
Both Eleanor and Jacinta bravely set off for Australia. But is it worth taking such a huge risk on the chance of happiness?
About the Author
Anna Jacobs grew up in Lancashire and emigrated to Australia, but still visits the UK regularly to see her family and do research, something she loves. She is the bestselling author of over sixty novels. Pride of Lancashire won the Australian Romantic Book of the Year Award in 2006, and The Trader's Wife is on the shortlist for the 2012 award.
This story has something happening on every page...great characters and the ensemble of secondary characters flow easily with some quite complicated plots flowing well around the central story. - Australian Romance Readers Association on The Trader's SisterThis is a fascinating insight into a piece of Australia's history that receives little attention. - Newcastle Herald, Australia on Freedom's LandA compelling read. - Sun on Freedom's LandImpressive grasp of human emotions. - The Sunday TimesAnna Jacobs' books are deservedly popular. She is one of the best writers of Lancashire sagas around. - Historical Novels ReviewJacobs excels at creating vivid, memorable characters. - Booklist USAA gripping storyteller. - Sunday Star Times, Auckland, NZ
Series: The Traders
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 16th January 2014
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 11.1 x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.24
Edition Number: 1