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By Catherine Jinks

Set in colonial Australia, this romantic novel explores love, problem, and the power of the human spirit. Dorothea Brande leaves the quiet concord of her English domestic to accompany her soldier husband to rough-and-tumble Sydney in 1814. to melt the harshness in their existence there, she starts off cultivating an English backyard with assistance from her convict manservant, Daniel. jointly, within the production of this backyard, Dorothea and Daniel discover a new power and a distinct type of safe haven, either within the backyard and with one another. Dorothea starts off to evolve to her unforgiving new atmosphere, yet her husband is gradually destroyed via it. Written within the spirit of the works of Jane Austen and George Eliot, the radical is determined opposed to a shiny backdrop of the political occasions of the time whereas the general public and private gossip of the day weave out and in of the storyline.

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