Title: One Quiet Woman by Anna Jacobs
Release: 7th September 2017
Synopsis: 1930, Lancashire:
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 only keep their vicious rent collector at bay for 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?
This book was one of the most lovely and heart warming books I have ever read! I didn’t know whether it would really be my kind of book when I first read the synopsis, but from the end of the first chapter I was completely in love.
I adored the story so much, Leah’s rise from rags to riches was so heart warming and I loved seeing how even in the hardest times she still continued as if everything was normal. Leah is one of the most inspirational characters I’ve ever read about. I loved her development, and how throughout everything that happens she still stays so humble and down to earth.
Her relationship with Jonah completely melted my heart. It was the perfect amount for the book, and was so refreshing that the romance didn’t overpower the book completely. The sense of family and having a close knit community was something that really stood out to me, and I liked how that was included and intertwined in the story so well.
The overall writing style of the book was perfect, and included such a range of narratives that there was something for everyone! The addition of the drama and mystery surrounding the Huttons was such a wonderful part, and really added another element to the story to keep you immersed. The pacing was brilliant, and really felt as if you were going along with the story with Leah herself.
There wasn’t one thing I didn’t love about this book, and if I could give it more than 5 stars I would! If you’re looking for a wonderfully written historical fiction book that will leave you with a warm fuzzy feeling, and also a desperate need to read the next book, then look no further!
You can buy One Quiet Woman from Amazon UK here!
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*NOTE: I was sent this book in return for an honest review and that is what I have written. All opinions are my own and are completely truthful.*