August 2019

Thank you for taking the time to visit my website.

This is a rather special month as I celebrate 25 years of my novels being published by Hodder & Stoughton UK - that'll be 43 historical novels this month, with the publication of 'A Daughter's Journey'. And for each novel, the lovely team at that publisher have sent me a bouquet on publishing day. It makes me feel so special. Something to celebrate, eh?

And of course, there are more stories in the pipeline, always more stories. 


I hope you will take advantage of the information on this website. Each of my books has its own page and most include some behind the scenes details you won't find elsewhere. You can read the first chapters of each book. Click on 'Books' on the menu line above then choose the one you want to find out more about. There is also a list of which books are in each series.

Do have a good look around.

I'm published mainly as Anna Jacobs, writing historical sagas and modern family/relationships novels alternately, and I used to write fantasy novels as Shannah Jay.

There is a link to my email newsletter at the bottom of this page. It's sent out by MailChimp.

In September my 83rd novel will be published - One Special Village. I love telling these stories.



** In January 2018 my 81st novel came out. 'One Kind Man' is the second in the Ellindale series, and I got the idea for it because my lovely husband is one of the kindest people I've ever met. A man like that makes a difference to people. And so does my hero!

Other books coming this year include:

**March 2018 Bay View Cottage - fourth in the Peppercorn series

** June 2018  Peace Comes to Honeyfield - third in the Honeyfield series

** September 2018 - One Special Village - third in the four-part Ellindale series 

** I'm now the 4th most borrowed author of adult fiction in the UK library system, and the 11th most borrowed author of all fiction (adult and children's combined). I was thrilled to pieces, as you can imagine. You can see the lists at:

UK's Most Borrowed Authors



** There are a few other books in the production pipeline, written but still being prepared for publication (covers, selling into bookshops, PR, etc)



Most of my books are reprinting regularly so if you want to read a previous title, you should be able to find it on line or order it from your local bookshop. 

Things are changing greatly in the book world and some of my very early books, long out of print, have now been published in large paperback format via Amazon's CreateSpace system by my clever husband. If you put 'Anna Jacobs CreateSpace' in the search box at Amazon you'll find them.

All my books are, of course, available as ebooks and all go into audiobooks and large print too.

I'm still enjoying story-telling so watch out for plenty more books



Because I moved to another town a couple of years ago, I've had to close down my PO Box, but of course I can't remove this information from books already published. I can no longer receive letters/snail mail, but you can still contact me by email - see below.



If you want to know which books are in each series, click on 'Series' on the menu line above. All the series are listed there. If you want to read about a specific book, click on Book List above and then click on the title of the book you want and you'll find more information.

If you watch the Latest Books section on the right, you’ll see the covers for my recent publications. The covers change about every 15 seconds.

Below that is a link to my Facebook page 'Anna Jacobs Books' which you may find of interest as well.

There is other information on this website, including photos. You can find out about it from the menu line above.



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Anna Jacobs is happy to be contacted about her writing and books. Please visit the contact page for more information.


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