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A place of hope / Anna Jacobs.

By: Jacobs, Anna.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Jacobs, Anna. Hope: 1.Publisher: London, England : Allison & Busby Limited, 2017Copyright date: ©2013Description: 319 pages ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780749021399.Subject(s): Inheritance and succession -- Fiction | Families -- Fiction | Lancashire (England) -- FictionGenre/Form: Domestic fiction. DDC classification: 823.92 Summary: "Emily Mattison has received an unexpected inheritance. Shortly afterwards, she has a near-fatal accident. Her ruthless nephew George takes control of his aunt's assets. Finding herself locked up in a geriatric care unit, Emily must rely on her wits to escape her forced incarceration. It's only when Emily reaches The Drover's Hope, the former pub on the Lancashire moors, bequeathed to her by her cousin, that she feels as if she has come home, and discovers that love can be found in unexpected places. But she must outwit her cold-hearted nephew to keep her home and sanity."--Publisher's description.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

A devastating accident is only the start of Emily Mattison's troubles ...

Originally published: London: Severn House.

"Emily Mattison has received an unexpected inheritance. Shortly afterwards, she has a near-fatal accident. Her ruthless nephew George takes control of his aunt's assets. Finding herself locked up in a geriatric care unit, Emily must rely on her wits to escape her forced incarceration. It's only when Emily reaches The Drover's Hope, the former pub on the Lancashire moors, bequeathed to her by her cousin, that she feels as if she has come home, and discovers that love can be found in unexpected places. But she must outwit her cold-hearted nephew to keep her home and sanity."--Publisher's description.

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Publishers Weekly Review

Jacobs's vapid novel follows elderly but spry Emily Mattison through a series of improbable events that lead up to an equally bland confrontation. Emily tumbles down some stairs and knocks herself addled. Her dastardly nephew, having learned that Emily has just inherited a distant cousin's wealthy estate, employs a few lies and bribes to get her committed to a geriatric ward for patients with dementia. She falls improbably in love at first sight with her fellow patient Chad, also locked in the ward against his will and apparently without cause. Their completely uneventful escape precedes a handful of nonchallenges that the heroes fret over before effortlessly overcoming. Though the tale is billed as a "mature romance," there is very little actual romancing, and both the plot and the writing strike a paradoxically juvenile tone. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Booklist Review

Hooray for fiftysomething, feisty women who resist greedy, duplicitous, fortune-­hunting relatives. These feisty gals certainly make for entertaining reading in Jacobs' (Winds of Change, 2012) latest. An accident lands Emily in a geriatric unit, thanks to her nephew George, who is scheming to take control of her finances as he has done with other women in the family. Dear nephew George even makes sure that Emily is kept in a locked ward headed by a keep them quiet at all costs nurse to whom he surreptitiously passesenvelopes. Emily refuses to acquiesce, which provokes him to threaten her: If it comes to a struggle, you really are no match for me, physically or mentally. This only hardens her resolve: Whatever happened, she didn't intend to follow her sister's example and let George get his hands on her life and money. Only the appearance of a lawyer saves Emily from renewed incarceration after a failed escape attempt. Readers will cheer for Jacobs' plucky heroine and this altogether engaging novel.--Scott, Whitney Copyright 2010 Booklist