Thursday, May 13, 2021
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A Distant Horizon
by AnneMarie Brear
Publication Date: June 1, 2021
ppaback & eBook; 304 pages
Genre: Historical Romance/Victorian
From the author of The Slum Angel and The Kitty McKenzie series.
After enduring years of a devastating potato famine, Ellen Kittrick is a survivor. Crop failures and a descent into poverty changes her from a happy wife and mother to a woman struggling to keep her children alive.
To put food on the table and to stop the landowner’s agent from tearing down their cottage due to unpaid rent, Ellen defies her family and works at an Englishman’s manor, but with her husband out of work, and a secretive brother-in-law wanting her for his own, Ellen must face every challenge with new strength.
When several shocking events occur, it forces her to make an enormous decision.
With aid coming from an unlikely source, namely Englishman Rafe Hamilton, Ellen leaves Ireland with what is left of her family to start again in a new country.
But will the colony give her the security and happiness she longs for, especially when she has left her heart behind?
Can Ellen thrive in a strange land?
Or has she made the greatest mistake of her life?
About the Author
Amazon UK bestseller and award-winning Australian author, AnneMarie Brear has been a life-long reader and started writing in 1997 when her children were small. She has a love of history, of grand old English houses and a fascination of what might have happened beyond their walls. Her interests include reading, historical research for her novels, watching movies, spending time with family and eating chocolate – not always in that order!