Book: For Their Country's Good Box Set - Exiled to Van Diemen's Land for their country's good by Rebecca Bryncategories: Book, Historical Romance, Family Saga, Australian History, British History, Convict Transportation, Travel Fiction, Victorian Romance, Crime and Punishment, Outlanders, Van Diemen's Land, Love Story, Historical Fiction
Rebecca Brynabout this book: The trilogy in one box set. The tale of Jem and Ella from that one illicit kiss that spiralled them onto a path of self-destruction, to Ella's search for Jem on the far side of the globe when he is convicted of killing a gamekeeper and is transported for life to Van Diemen's Land.
Sadly, the path of true love doesn't run smoothly, and Jem and Ella are kept apart by the British convict system, her jealous mother-in-law, her rapist father-in-law, the vagaries of the penal system of the Australian colonies, and thousands of miles of ocean. The sacrifices and hard decisions Ella makes to be with Jem cause her guilt and heartache, but though she never completely gives up hope of being reunited with her first true love, the father of her son, William, she finds love again where she least expects it.
Jem, for his part, is prepared to let Ella go, knowing, despite her letters of love, that she will be better off without him. But his love for her endures to the end, and he risks execution to know she is happy with her new convict husband in the goldfields of Australia.
When life throws twists and turns into the mix, both are left bereft. Will they find one another again, or are they destined to be alone and apart forever? And what of the cost of their actions to those who love them?
Inspired by true events of the killing of one of Lord Northampton's gamekeepers in 1840, and the subsequent transportation of Jem and his two cousins for his death. Jem was my g-g-great uncle. His story has been reconstructed from trial transcripts, convict records, family records, and newspaper reports of the period.
• 'Truly exceptional trilogy from one of the finest writers of our time.' — Amazon review
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