She made one mistake, and now she’ll never see home again . . .
Mary, a Cornish mariner’s daughter, makes the biggest mistake of her short life when she steals a silk hat. Convicted and sentenced to be transported to Australia, she endures horrific conditions aboard ship before landing in a brutal and barbaric country.
It will take all her courage just to survive.
But Mary is also determined to make something of herself in this rugged man’s world. And she dreams that one day she will find a way of crossing the cruel seas that lie between her and home . . .
Santa Montefiore and Penny Vincenzi fans will swiftly fall for Lesley Pearse’s mesmerising novels – you’ll want to read them again and again . . .
‘With characters it is impossible not to care about . . . this is storytelling at its very best’ Daily Mail
‘An emotional and moving epic you won’t forget in a hurry’ Woman’s Weekly
‘Utterly riveting, brilliant’ Closer