BLURB – FALSELY ACCUSED:
1820’s England. Visiting from America, Jake Smith is betrayed by a member of the aristocracy. Convicted for a crime he did not commit, he is exiled to the penal colony of Australia. Jake carries a dark secret that will send him to the gallows if it ever comes out.
On board the convict ship he meets and falls in love with Maryanne Watson. On board the convict ship taking them to the penal colony of Australia, Maryanne Watson and Jake Smith meet and fall in love, but Jake hides a terrible secret that will take him to the gallows if it ever comes out. On arrival in Sydney the lovers are separated. Maryanne is sent to work for the lecherous Captain Fitzhugh. After he attacks her she flees into the wilderness and eventually meets up with Jake who has escaped from a chain gang. They set up home in a hidden valley and Maryanne falls Five Stars August 3, 2014. By Ms. Mm Lwin. Margaret Tanner did an excellent job. I love reading it.
Escaping their captors in Australia, the lovers set up home in a hidden valley and Maryanne falls pregnant. With a price on his head, will Jake come out of hiding to protect his fledgling family? And how can love triumph over such crushing odds?