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Summary

Seventeen-year-old Liza is happy working as a lady's maid - until her employers decide to emigrate and her father makes up his mind that she is to wed an older widower whom she detests. Determined to avoid a loveless marriage, Liza plans to run away. 

But when the widower rapes her to force her to marry him, she flees back to the family for whom she worked. She feels she has no choice but to go with them to Australia, and they all set out on the long voyage.  

On board ship, Liza discovers to her horror that she has fallen pregnant. Even if she can survive the journey, the demanding life of a settler in 1850s Western Australia will be made even harder by an illegitimate child.   

But Liza is to find that in addition to deprivation of the worst sort, Australia will offer her opportunities she could never have dreamt of back home in Lancashire. 

©2000 Anna Jacobs (P)2019 Hodder & Stoughton Ltd

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Lancashire lass.

This was a very satisfying story. I didn’t want it to end. But couldn’t find a sequel.

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great

I really enjoyed this book ,so sad when it ended cannot wait for book 2


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Excellent

An excellent reading of a brilliant story, it kept me on edge all the way through. I didn’t want to stop listening

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best book ever

loved everything about this story.. The characters are so believable you just want everything to go right for lisa and her family.

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Perfect

loved every minute. is there a sequel? it cries out for one!
well written and beautifully told

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love this book

excellent story,
I really felt like I was part of it.
can't wait to start story 2

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Wonderful

This is a lovely story read beautifully by Nicolette McKenzie . I love listening to books written by Anna Jacobs and this one was excellent.

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  • 09-03-20

Loved it

This book kept me listening far into the night and one night I listened until dawn.

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  • joanie
  • 06-03-20

oh what a captivating story

I really enjoy this book so much I don't want it to end that was some spectacular writing great story with strong believable characters the narrator was so good I would give her 10 stars Anna jacobs is a winner on this 1