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Beyond The Sunset

(The Swan River Saga #2)

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For Cassandra, reunited with the man she loves, the Swan River Colony is a refuge and her twin sisters are also happily settled. But Pandora, the youngest, is so desperately homesick for England that when an opportunity arises to go back to Lancashire, she takes it.

The way home, though , will be even harder than the voyage to Australia, and it’s a race against time across
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Published 2010 by Hodder & Stoughton
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mois reads
Jun 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Pandora and Zachary

I loved this book about Pandora and Zachary and can't wait to read the third book about the sisters 5 STARS for Anna at her best .
Marie-Nel
Mar 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
C'est avec grand plaisir que j'ai retrouvé Cassandra et ses sœurs dans ce roman de Anna Jacobs qui est la suite de Le destin de Cassandra que j'ai lu il y a peu de temps. J'ai beaucoup aimé lire cette suite, continuer à découvrir la vie de ces quatre jeunes femmes qui ont dû quitter leur Lancashire pour vivre en Australie, après que leur tante les ait chassées dans des conditions inhumaines.

J'avais hâte de savoir comment elles allaient réussir à s'acclimater à ce nouveau pays, comment allait êtr
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Lectrice-lambda
Mar 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Après avoir passé un très bon moment de lecture avec le premier tome, j’avais hâte de me plonger dans la suite des aventures des soeurs Blake.

Dans ce second opus, nous allons nous focaliser cette fois-ci sur Pandora.
Malgré le fait que les quatre soeurs vivent plus ou moins près en Australie, Pandora ne s’acclimate pas à la vie dans ce nouveau pays. Elle ne rêve que d’une chose : retourner dans son Lancashire natal, même si elle sait que c’est un rêve qui ne réalisera probablement jamais.
Pourtant
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Leboudoirdulivre
Merci à Mylène des éditions Archipel pour ce beau Service Presse, l'occasion pour moi de découvrir le premier tome sortit en poche. Ce mélange de Tamara McKinley et de Sarah Lark sous une nouvelle plume est juste parfaite pour moi qui apprécie ces femmes fortes à la découverte de nouveaux pays, de nouveaux continents. On découvre comme nos héroïnes, ces pays plus terre à terre, si dépaysants qui nous transmettent cette envie de voyages vers des contrées lointaines.

On démarre avec un prologue réc
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Lady K
May 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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À la suite de leurs tragiques mésaventures, les sœurs Blake se retrouvent perdues au fin fond de l’outback australien. Même si elles remercient le ciel d’être réunies, les perspectives d’avenir sont assez limitées dans la colonie de Swan River… Pandora, la plus jeune, a le mal du pays et désespère. Elle a beaucoup de mal avec ce nouveau mode de vie, sans confort voire primitif, et n’arrive pas à supporter le climat brûlant. Du coup, lorsqu’un émissaire
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Mari LovesBooks
Jan 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
J'avais vraiment hâte de découvrir la suite du Destin de Cassandra ! On avait laissé les sœurs Blake en Australie et tout semblait aller pour le mieux pour les sœurs qui étaient enfin réunies.

On les retrouve toujours en Australie, chacune avec un emploi, s'adaptant au climat bien différent de celui en Angleterre... Enfin c'est le cas de toutes les sœurs, sauf Pandora qui a bien le mal du pays. Sa ville lui manque et elle ferait tout pour y retourner mais elle ne veut pas quitter ses sœurs.

Ce qu
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Le Carnet de Stitch
Lien : https://lecarnetdestitch.blogspot.com...

Après avoir littéralement dévoré et adoré le premier tome "Le destin de Cassandra", c'est avec joie que je retrouve l'univers des sœurs Blake. Je peux vous dire que ce second tome "Cassandra et ses sœurs" est un coup de cœur !

Dans ce second tome, on retrouve les sœurs Blake en Australie. Cassandra, Xanthe et Maia se sont très bien accoutumées au climat australien. Mais le Lancashire manque cruellement à Pandora. Elle a le mal du pays. Une nouvelle
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SIMON Karine
Feb 24, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cassandra et ses soeurs est le deuxième opus consacré à la saga d'Anna Jacobs, mettant en lumière le destin de 4 soeurs britaniques à la fin du 18ème siècle. Il s'agit d'une saga familiale historique que je qualifierais d'assez romanesque.
J'avais apprécié le premier tome intitulé, Le destin de Cassandra, même si je l'avais trouvé un peu trop "naif". Je lui trouvais beaucoup trop de péripétie auquels j'avais du mal à croire, un peu de facilité aussi. N'en reste pas moins que j'avais passé un bon
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Steph
Jan 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Quel bonheur de retrouver les 4 sœurs Blake : Cassandra, Pandora, Xanthe et Maïa. Ce tome porte essentiellement sur Pandora mais on retrouve les héros de l’opus précédent ainsi qu’un nouveau, le jeune Léo. Un personnage qui m’a ému, Anna Jacobs à travers lui aborde le sujet de l’handicap mental manière à démontrer d’arrêter de se fier aux apparences, ce jeune homme est vraiment attachant.
On retrouve bien évidement Reece, Mr Dawson, Zachary qui joue lui aussi un grand rôle dans ce tome, les épou
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Trisha
Oct 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It took a little while to get into this book but I was glad that I persevered.
Set in Victorian times, 4 sisters are forced to go to Australia by their aunt when their uncle dies. Whilst on the ship, the aunt dies after finding out that their uncle has left them his shop.
Zachary Carr is tasked to bring them back from Australia but will the sisters all return?
Meanwhile all is not well with the shop. The temporary manager is pilfering the stock and the lawyer acting for the sisters is trying to cat
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Sandy King
Sep 23, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2020
My 100th completed book this year! I enjoyed it. The switching between different characters and places helped move the plot along and the writing was good quality (unlike some other romance writers). The emphasis was on the storyline and the romance was part of it but not the sole focus, which is also good. Romance is great when done properly, annoying when too overt or when venturing into the erotic. I like a well-written, well-researched, down-to-earth, clean romance with some interesting even ...more
MRS S PUSEY
Jun 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this story.

I just loved this book Pandora was never really happy to be in Australia it must have been hard for her especially after Cassandra got married to Reece she was quite lonely until Zachary came and told the sister's about the inheritance she jumped at the chance to get back to Lancashire.Leo was such a kind fellow with the animals and to help Cassandra when she had the Sofia how clever was he.Really enjoyed this story.
K S Renuka
Jan 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As always the best

It was like I was making a real sea voyage to Australia and back England. I have never felt so lively. The best....Hats off to you Anna. Keeping writing and rocking.
brenda young
Dec 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great book

I've enjoyed reading this book the second in this series but found the fact that it jumps from one part of the story to another in the same chapter a little of putting but having said that I'm looking forward to the last book.
LESLEY HEDISON
Dec 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brilliant
Mara
Sep 12, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sympa. Un peu mielleux et bourré de clichés.
Clare Hayes
Jun 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lovely story

Lovely story of the Blake sisters. Just got the last one delivered. Can't wait to start it... What a great series The Swan Saga is.
Tracey
Jul 19, 2017 rated it it was ok
not the most interesting read. the characters need more fleshing out.
Nicola
Jun 12, 2017 rated it liked it
my first Anna Jacobs read - will be back for more
Roger Beaumont
The sart of this volume is slightly confusing because it varies a little from the end of the previous volume
Veronica
Aug 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Perfect follow up to Farewell to Lancashire.
Lauren K
Feb 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
The second instalment in the Swan River saga, Beyond the Sunset delves further into the life of Pandora Blake, the youngest sister who has terrible homesickness in Australia and longs to return toLancashire,England. After the sisters were driven out of their town and home country by their evil aunt, Pandora fears she could never return. Until, handsome young Zachary Blake arrives with big news- their aunt has died and their uncle left them a small but comfortable inheritance.

Zachary has travell
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Bronwyn Rykiert
Aug 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
The 2nd book in this series on the Blakes sisters from Lancashire.

Pandora is not enjoying life in Australia and keeps wishing there was someway she could return to England, little did she know that was soon to happen. The 4 sisters had been sent out to Australia by their wicked aunt, who was now dead. Her husband, the girl's uncle had left everything to his nieces, a succesful grocery business with a house attached to the shop and a few cottages. The lawyer for their uncle's estate had sent out
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Anne Harvey
Jul 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is the second in the series about four sisters in the Swan River Colony (now Western Australia) although it can be read as a stand-alone novel. Be warned though, the series is addictive and you'll end up wanting to read them all. I came to this series late, having read about the sisters in Anna Jacobs' 'Traders' Series. But back to the plot. Although the three elder sisters have settled well in Australia, the youngest, Pandora, is desperately homesick. When a young man, Zachary Carr, comes ...more
E.A. Harwik
Jan 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is the most gorgeous read.

Anna Jacobs is renowned for providing a wonderful historical snap shot comparison of 19th century life in Britain contrasted to that of Australia. She brilliantly identifies the adjustments and the perilous journey undertaken in between. This book provides the opposite. Something I found fascinating.

I also notice Beyond the Sunset has thus far made #82 on the UK Library borrowing list so I guess I'm not alone in my love/need for a good read. Five stars.
Lisa Faye
Feb 13, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
At the time that I'm writing this review, "Beyond the Sunset" has 4.21 stars on Goodreads. I really can not understand this. Seriously, if you can't make weeks long ocean crossings interesting, then you're doing something wrong.
Jean
Feb 22, 2017 rated it liked it
Ok
Carlie Hamilton
Apr 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
Loved it more than the first book in the series. Loving Anna Jacobs, always a joy to read. Nothing too deep, but deeper than the standard historical romance.
Roslin Rose
Oct 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brilliant Book
Dpic
Oct 07, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Nice story
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Anna Jacobs has 87 novels published as of April 2019. She writes historical sagas and modern novels alternately, and in the past has written historical romances and fantasy novels (the latter as Shannah Jay).

She's addicted to story-telling and writes three novels a year. You can find a list of books and series on her website at www.annajacobs.com

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