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Gifts For Our Time

(2017)
(The fourth book in the Rivenshaw series)
A novel by

 
 
The final instalment in the Rivenshaw series set at the end of WWII in Lancashire.

Germany 1939, and Christa Sommer boards the Kindertransport, unsure that she'll ever see her beloved mother and father again.

Once in England she is taken in by elderly Mrs Pelling, who grows to love Christa as the daughter she never had. But in 1945 Mrs Pelling dies. While her will cannot be found, her money-grabbing niece appears out of the blue to claim her inheritance and turfs Christa out, with only a suitcase to her name.

The prejudice against Germans still runs high in England, and Christa is unable to secure a job or a place to stay. Luck comes her way when a lady she saves from being mugged turns out to be Mayne Esher's friend Daniel's mother.

Taking pity on Christa, they take her to Rivenshaw, where they plan to start a new life as part of the Esher building firm. There, Christa is welcomed with open arms, and she soon develops a love for the place, the people and Daniel. But Esherwood is not the trouble-free sanctuary she first thinks.

Determined to do their bit for soldiers returning from the war, they have agreed to allow the council to build prefabs on some of Esherwood's garden.

But an empire-building town planner seems set on taking all of Mayne's land for the war effort. Mayne has also discovered a secret door at the back of the old Nissen hut, with a complicated locking mechanism that has local locksmiths dumbfounded. Just what is hidden behind the door to warrant such high security?

Genre: Sagas

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January 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: Gifts For Our Time: Book Four in the the gripping, uplifting Rivenshaw Saga set at the close of World War Two
Author(s): Anna Jacobs
ISBN: 1-4736-1638-7 / 978-1-4736-1638-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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July 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Gifts For Our Time: Book Four in the the gripping, uplifting Rivenshaw Saga set at the close of World War Two
Author(s): Anna Jacobs
ISBN: 1-4736-1639-5 / 978-1-4736-1639-4 (UK edition)
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January 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Gifts For Our Time: Book Four in the the gripping, uplifting Rivenshaw Saga set at the close of World War Two
Author(s): Anna Jacobs
ISBN: 1-4736-1637-9 / 978-1-4736-1637-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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July 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Gifts for Our Time: Rivenshaw Saga, Book 4
Author(s): Anna Jacobs
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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July 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Gifts for Our Time: Rivenshaw Saga, Book 4
Author(s): Anna Jacobs
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon AU   


July 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Gifts for Our Time: Rivenshaw Saga, Book 4
Author(s): Anna Jacobs
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon CA   


July 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Gifts for Our Time: Rivenshaw Saga, Book 4
Author(s): Anna Jacobs
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   


June 2017 : UK Audio CD

Title: Gifts For Our Time
Author(s): Anna Jacobs
ISBN: 1-4079-6710-X / 978-1-4079-6710-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


June 2017 : UK Audio CD

Title: Gifts For Our Time
Author(s): Anna Jacobs
ISBN: 1-4079-6711-8 / 978-1-4079-6711-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

January 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Gifts For Our Time: Book Four in the the gripping, uplifting Rivenshaw Saga set at the close of World War Two
Author(s): Anna Jacobs
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


January 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Gifts For Our Time: Book Four in the the gripping, uplifting Rivenshaw Saga set at the close of World War Two
Author(s): Anna Jacobs
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU