Simply Anna

Simply Anna

by Jennifer Moore

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Suffering from a cruel heartbreak, Lord Philip Hamilton has been driven to seek refuge from the painful memories haunting London, and his father’s Jamaican sugar cane plantation provides just the escape he needs. Philip finds solace in his hard work and takes comfort in the fact that his distance from society ensures that his heart will be protected from future entanglements. Protected, that is, until the unexpected appearance of a mysterious woman with no memory of her past. The only clue to her identity is a necklace inscribed with a name: Anna. In a matter of weeks, this gentle, intelligent, and impossibly beautiful stranger turns Philip’s world upside down. But as the bond between the pair grows, the threat of Philip losing his heart once more is only the beginning of the dangers that await. Island renegades and a ruthless band of pirates clash in a swashbuckling battle, and it soon becomes clear that these villains may be the key to unlocking Anna’s past . . .

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ISBN-13: 9781680475937
Publisher: Deseret Book Company
Publication date: 09/01/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 3 MB

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Simply Anna 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was so surprising and honest/magnifying on many cruel issues of human history. And yet the focus was on the beautiful potential of humans for kindness an understaning towards others, hough different - very positive and hopeful. But this isn't a deep, contemplative book. It's a fun, engaging, pure romance. And clean too - nothing beyond kissing. Overall, I don't think it was a terribly realistic story, though plausible and built around truth, but I really enjoyed it and highly recommend. My second favorite in this series is the first book about Amelia Lockwood.
quibecca More than 1 year ago
I have really been in such a historical romance kick. I just love them. They make me so happy. I have had this one in my car for a while, just listening to it while driving kids here and there. It was such a fun listen. Anna, is girl who shows up on Lord Phillips plantation after being thrown off the ship she was on. Lord Phillip takes her in and tries to take care of her while Anna tries to remember who she is and where she came from. Anna feels so out of place but find herself enjoying Lord Phillip and his house. Phillip finds he is enjoying Anna being around as well. He enjoys taking rides with Phillip and enjoys watching how things work in the sugar business. Things start happening around Lord Phillips land. His bounty is on it's way to be sold and his company was attacked and many of Phillips men were killed. When one of Phillips men makes it back to the plantation and lets him know who is behind the attacks. You will have to read yourself to know who it is! ;) Horrible people are threatening the lively hood of Lord Phillips plantation. During this time we get a chance to see what loyalty buys a man. Those loyal to Phillip teach him what love and friendship are really about. Anna's memories come flooding back and she realizes she is not a lady, but just a servant. Ugh, why did they have to be so proper? What is wrong with loving who you want. I could have never lived back then. I am sure I would have shamed my family over and over :). The way this story plays out is so fun. This book is full of love, romance, friendship, mystery, hatred and loyalty. Things that don't usually go together, but make for a wonderful story.
amybooksy More than 1 year ago
Simply Anna is such a good book. If you have read other books from Jennifer Moore, you will know and catch up some of the characters. The material in this book can get quite heavy at time, but that just shows how rich the historical details are in the book. Highly highly recommended! 5 plus stars.
Bookworm2Bookworm More than 1 year ago
Anna Wheeler lost her parents suddenly which left her in need of a position to support herself. She is now Nanny to Lord and Lady Lockwood’s children on a ship bound for Jamaica. The seas have been quite choppy during the long voyage and one night when Anna goes out on deck to retrieve a favorite toy left out there by her young charge, she slips and is thrown into the ocean. Lord Philip Hamilton is the second son of the Marquess of Leavenworth. He has been engaged to be married and is so very happy until his betrothed throws him over for his older brother. Angry and heartbroken, Philip decides to head to Jamaica to run the family’s sugar plantation. Upon arrival, he finds a fairly run-down home with only one woman trying to take care of it all. In addition, the actions and attitude of the mean overseer, Mr. Horace Braithwaite, appall Philip and he realizes that he will have to get rid of him. He is cruel to the slaves and freed-people who work the plantation and looks upon their lives as meaningless. Determined to learn as much and as fast as he can, Philip fires Horace and hires a younger man to take his place. One day when riding around the plantation, Philip and his overseer come across a young woman who has washed up on shore. Certain she is dead, they are amazed when she tries to speak. Terribly sunburned, dehydrated and with a loss of memory from a head wound, they take her up to the house where she is cared for by Philip’s housekeeper. Frustrated that she cannot remember anything, she realizes that her name is Anna from the locket she wears around her neck. As Anna slowly heals and regains her strength, Philip takes her around the plantation sharing with her his plans for planting coffee in another area and other improvements he wants to make. But there are things that happen that result in destruction and loss for Philip. Having to be even more careful for their safety, they sometimes encounter different animals and bad people. Philip’s neighbor is a wealthy man with a very spoiled daughter who sets her sights on Philip and is determined to marry him. Her rudeness to Anna knows no bounds and the reader wants to smack her. Philip realizes that he needs the money from his neighbor to make his plantation prosper and decides that he must marry his daughter even though he has fallen in love with Anna. Will Anna regain her memory? What does her future hold for her? Where can she go if Philip marries? Can Philip bring himself to marry such a hateful person just for money? This was a fabulous book chock full of mystery and intrigue. I loved Philip’s compassion for the workers on his plantation and his strength and determination as he fought to make it a better place. Don’t miss this one. Author Jennifer Moore has written one of those special stories that will stay with the reader for a long time to come.
singing_librarian_books More than 1 year ago
Simply Anna is an inspiring, exciting, and adventurous read by Jennifer Moore. Full of exploit from page one, this novel will captivate readers attention, having them going back to re-read this novel again and again. Jennifer’s story is well-written along and has well-developed and thought out characters that readers will enjoy and connect with. Taking place in Jamaica on a sugar plantation, this novel shares in the brutality of the relationship of slave owners and their slaves, as well as the trusting relationship between owner and slave, showing the stark contrast between the two. I would recommend this novel to readers that enjoy learning about events in history, as well as that love romance. Genre: historical fiction; romance; adventure; regency Publisher: Covenant Communications Publication date: September 1, 2015 Number of pages: 224 A review copy of this novel was provided by Covenant Communications.
lilacqueen75 More than 1 year ago
This is a companion book to a few of the others that Ms. Moore has written, but it can definitely stand alone. Anna is aboard a ship heading for Jamaica when she falls overboard in a storm. Washing ashore, she has no memory of who she is or where she came from. Lord Philip is newly in Jamaica, managing his father's land, when Anna is discovered. Anna is such a sweet and caring woman. I love the way she is able to stand up for those around her and has the confidence to express her opinions. Despite her situation in life, she is very smart, especially with street smarts and I love the whole pirate interaction. The pirates and feisty Anna had me laughing and completely engaged. Lord Philip has never given though to whether he's even hungry or not. Every thought and move on his part have always been anticipated and he's never had to think. When he arrives on the plantation, he doesn't quickly realizes that not everyone is treated equally. Although in England, things are similar (servants and upper class), no one is ever abused because of their situation and I love how Philip jumps in to do what's morally right. What a good man! Although we have two very strong people, I love how they each realize just how much they need to rely on others. I love a story in a beautiful setting, with fantastic characters, sweet romance, and abundant lessons learned. Great job, Ms. Moore! I can't wait to see what's in store for us next! Content: no language; very mild religious elements; mild romance; mild-moderate violence (talk of slavery and treatment of slaves done in a tasteful, educational way, without being graphic). Clean! *I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review*
lovingthebooks More than 1 year ago
Jennifer Moore is a BRILLIANT writer! She takes regency romance and adds danger, adventure, and PIRATES! How much better can it get? SO. SO. SO. LOVED this one! Setting sail on the sea leads Anna to lose her memory which in turn lends her to be found, be coddled, loved, trusted and put into danger-- But Anna, not knowing any better, is bold, brave, and acts like a lady... And Lord Philip is SO MUCH FUN to read about :) An island flair with plantations and slavery brings rich abundance to the story--so cannot wait for you to read this one! GRAB YOUR COPY TODAY! A ROMANTIC ADVENTURE AWAITS--
Charity_Andrews More than 1 year ago
New (to me) author, Jennifer Moore has written a delightful, Regency novel! When Anna Wheeler falls overboard and is washed up in Jamaica, she has completely lost her memory. Found by a prestigious landowner, she is brought back to health. While there, she falls in love with the staff, the land, and Phillip. Only problem is, she has no idea who she is! Is she married? Engaged? Does she have wealth? Great read! It held my interest throughout. I felt like the characters had a lot of depth. God wasn't really an element in the book, but it was a completely clean read. Wonderful storytelling and beautiful imagery. I definitely recommend. Thank you, Covenant Communications, for this great read. As always, this is my honest opinion. Here's to many more!!
Heidi_Reads More than 1 year ago
A little slow to start but what an adventure! I was glad that the story began with a bit about Anna from before she lost her memory so I felt like I knew her even though she didn't know herself. The author did a wonderful job of revealing further attributes of her character through the situations and difficulties she faced on Jamaica. Phillip did not make a good first impression on me but he also had some refining experiences at the plantation which made the strength and goodness of his personality shine. The setting is one that is unique in my reading experience and I felt that I learned some history of the time, how plantations were run, the sad reality of slave labor and the perceptions held by society in Jamaica during the period. There are several friends that Anna and Phillip make which give great dimension to the story. Ezekiel, the young black boy who serves in the household is my favorite, he is just one to make you smile :) The danger and action that takes place in the latter part of the novel is well placed and makes the ending an exciting one. The romance between Phillip and Anna lacked tension but was sweet, especially as they came to rely on each other. I especially enjoyed when Phillip would surprise Anna by asking her opinion on a weighty matter and value the perspective she offered. (Thank you to Covenant Communications for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review)