The final part of the Blake sisters saga set in Lancashire and Western Australia in the 1860s, following on from FAREWELL TO LANCASHIRE AND BEYOND THE SUNSET.
Three Blake sisters remain in the Swan River Colony in 1866 and two are quite happy to forge new lives for themselves there.
The third, Xanthe, yearns to see the world. But even if she could afford to travel, could she persuade her beloved twin to let her go Maia has fallen in love with their employer, and would surely be happiest staying behind with him.
Xanthe's opportunity comes in the form of a handsome Irishman bringing some of the sisters' inheritance from England. But for Maia, the same man brings trouble in his wake - someone who has the power to make her life a misery.
Both sisters' reserves of courage and endurance will be tested before they can finally find a home to call their own.
'This is a fascinating insight into a piece of Australia's history that receives little attention.' - Newcastle Herald, Australia (FREEDOM'S LAND)
A strong love story told with honesty. - Woman's Day on Freedom's Land
'This popular author ensures the girls find justice, happiness and lasting love.' - Woman's Day on Beyond the Sunset
'You'll like the book.' - West Australian
'A compelling read' - Sun (FREEDOM'S LAND)
Impressive grasp of human emotions. - The Sunday Times
Anna Jacobs' books are deservedly popular. She is one of the best writers of Lancashire sagas around. - Historical Novels Review
Jacobs excels at creating vivid, memorable characters. - Booklist USA
Anna Jacobs grew up in Lancashire and emigrated to Australia, but still visits the UK regularly to see her family and do research, something she loves. She is addicted to writing and figures she'll have to live to be 120 at least to tell all the stories that keep popping up in her imagination and nagging her to write them down.
She's also addicted to her own hero, to whom she's been happily married for many years.
She is the bestselling author of over sixty novels and has been shortlisted for several awards. Pride of Lancashire won the Australian Romantic Book of the Year Award in 2006, and The Trader's Wife is on the shortlist for the 2012 award.
You can find out more on her website, www.annajacobs.com or on her Facebook page, www.facebook.com/Anna.Jacobs.Books.