With a Masters degree in History, Helene McCarthy is well-placed to write historical romances set in the early days of Australia. “Fortune’s Way” is the first of a number of novels she has written, and the book has been published by Jabiru Publishing as an e-book.
This book is set in the early days of Van Diemen’s Land, now known as Tasmania. It tells the story of young Daniel Quinn who was sentenced to life imprisonment in Van Diemen’s Land for a crime he didn’t commit. He was only seventeen.
Having survived the perilous sea voyage, Daniel decided to make the most of the few opportunities that came his way. He studied and acquired new valuable skills. His talents were recognised, and he was released to a wealthy landowner to assist in building a brewery.
Happy to have a taste of freedom again, Daniel was enjoying his new life, especially the opportunity of spending time with his master’s headstrong daughter. He was not to know the cards that Fate was about to deal him.
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