Beautifully written - Balint's words make you feel as though you're with Sarah on that journey from England to Australia. This is her debut novel and I think I like it better than her follow up book, "Ophelia's Fan."
This is an interesting book which chronicles a young woman's trip from England to Australia in the mid 1800s. The hardship is unbelievable and well-written. Past and present are skillfully woven together until the reader learns the surprising truth of the journey. Highly recommended.