Continuing the story of Jem and Ella... Jem, a young poacher is transported to Van Diemen's Land, for life, for killing one of Lord Northampton's gamekeepers, leaving behind Ella, the girl he loves. As Jem and his cousins plan a mutiny aboard the convict ship, HMS Tortoise in an attempt to return home to his lover, Ella is using the only currency she has, her body, to earnContinuing the story of Jem and Ella... Jem, a young poacher is transported to Van Diemen's Land, for life, for killing one of Lord Northampton's gamekeepers, leaving behind Ella, the girl he loves. As Jem and his cousins plan a mutiny aboard the convict ship, HMS Tortoise in an attempt to return home to his lover, Ella is using the only currency she has, her body, to earn the fare to follow him across the globe. The mutiny fails, and Jem faces a life in exile, but his determination to escape is not quelled. Will he escape and find his way home, or will he be forced to accept his fate and learn to love again? Can Ella raise the money to escape her loveless marriage, or will her new midsummer baby tie her to England forever? Is their love not meant to be?...
|Title||:||beneath strange stars|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||327 Pages|
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beneath strange stars Reviews
The second part of this superb tale continues with hardly pause for a breath after the first one. When a story is impressive and then the second part maintains the quality of the first, I’m happy.Once again I found myself soaking up the atmosphere and the emotional turmoil in which the main characters are involved. Ella’s young life is akin to her being on a speeding train with no driver and no brakes. Jem, on the other hand, is the same impulsive guy we met in the first part of the tale, but now he’s on foreign soil, and his punishments come in many forms, official, and unofficial.I made mention of the wonderful imagery in my first review, and I have to say, this author doesn’t let up - the almost cinematic descriptions continue. The only thing missing from the reading experience are the various smells.Apart from the time at sea, we are treated in this episode to some superb adventures, or more correctly misadventures on land. Some of these involve Ella, back in England, while others are the misguided judgements of Jem in Australia. Can either of them trust anybody - it seems not.Another impressive piece of work.
Beneath the Stars, book 2 in the series For Their Country’s Good will pick you up and transport you back to the days of convicts and the beginning of settlement in Australia. Rebecca Bryn’s characters are so real you will feel their emotions as if they were your own. You will be swept along, breathless, from one disaster to the next, never knowing what these impulsive and sometimes desperate characters will do next. Read On Different Shores first, Book 1 in the Series and you will be hooked!