Book: On Different Shores (For Their Country's Good Book 1) by Rebecca Bryncategories: Book, Historical Romance, Victorian Romance, Convict Transportation, Convict Ships, Australia, Van Diemen's Land, Travel Fiction, Romance Saga, Australian History, Crime and Punishment, Love Story, Historical Fiction
Rebecca Brynabout this book: One illicit kiss changes the course of Ella's life. Sent away to distance her from her employer's son, she falls for Jem, the bad boy of Yardley Hastings. But the Reverend Buchanan, who takes on the responsibility for Ella's well-being has other ideas. Unsure that Jem loves her, she agrees to marry Harry, the son of a respectable farmer. But married life doesn't go smoothly and in desperation Ella runs away to be with Jem.
Things go from bad to worse when Jem is convicted of killing Lord Northampton's gamekeeper in Yardley Chase. He and two cousins are transported to Van Diemen's Land in 1841, leaving behind a pregnant and penniless Ella. Determined her child will know its father, Ella sacrifices all to follow the man she loves, but the course of true love doesn't run smoothly. Will they ever see one another again?
For Their Country's Good trilogy was inspired by my family history. My g-g-great uncle was Jem, and he and his cousins were convicted of killing the gamekeeper. Their story has been recreated here from trial transcripts, convict records, and newspaper reports of the time. It has been a fascinating journey.
• 'Truly exceptional trilogy from one of the finest writers of our time.' — Amazon review
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