'In The Other Mrs Jacobs, Mrs. Campbell Praed gives us what she describes as a matrimonial complication. It is a complication in good earnest. Up in the independent Republic of St. Helga, between Orkney and Norway, most of the characters have started a terribly mixed drama some time before the story begins.
'Mr. Jacob's has married a wife who has been led away from him by a doctor, whom she has subsequently married, believing Jacobs to be dead. Jacobs has also married again. When the parties once more get together the doctor is in love with Mrs. Jacob No. 2 and a St. Helga artist, who is involved with the doctor's wife, is also dangling about her, and Mrs. Jacobs No. 1 is jealous of all three men. If not a particularly stirring story, it is an ingenious one, which is easier to read than it may sound.'
Source: "Literature and Art." Rev. of The Other Mrs Jacobs, by Rosa Praed. New Zealand Herald 26 September 1903.