Cornwall, 1786. Mary Broad makes one mistake that may cost her her life.
After stealing a silk hat, fisherman’s daughter, Mary, is sentenced to be hanged for her theft. But when her sentence is commuted, is it possible that she faces a fate worse than death?
Sent to Australia as one of the first convicts to arrive in the penal colony, Mary suffers the brutal treatment and harsh conditions of her new existence. Determined to do more than just survive, Mary must use every ounce of courage and strength to overcome her lot in life and find her way home.
From the high seas to the rugged outback, international bestselling author Lesley Pearse spins this amazing true story into a gripping tale.
PRAISE FOR LESLEY PEARSE
‘Storytelling at its very best’ — Daily Mail
‘Evocative, compelling, told from the heart’ — Sunday Express
‘Glorious, heart-warming’ — Woman & Home
‘Intrigue, heart-tugging, beautifully written’ — Closer
‘Characters it is impossible not to care about’ — Daily Mail