Beyond the Blue Mountains Author:Jean Plaidy A vivid and convincing story of England and Australia in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. — "Three women followed the beam of love across four decades, from an old world to a new. Kitty Kennedy, alone in the brutal England of George II, lost her lover to prison before she could be married to give their coming child a legal name leavin... more »g her in a loveless marriage, the squalor of London slums and death on the convict ship bound for Australia. Enter Carolan, under the dubious protection of Squire Haredon with increasing danger from him as she ripened into maturity. It brought flight, the love of a thief, and menial service in the penal colony below the Equator. But for Katharine, born to freedom in the new land, the slate was clean. She found the fulfillment her grandmother had missed and her mother had been denied. "
Jean Plaidy, Victoria Holt, and Philippa Carr were the main pen-names of Eleanor Alice Burford Hibbert (1906-1993)« less