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The Adventurers - cover

The Adventurers

Vivian Stuart

Publisher: Jentas Ehf

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THEY FLED AN OLD WORLD RAVAGED BY WAR AND HEARTBREAK TO SEIZE THEIR HEARTS' DESIRES IN THE NEW...
The ninth book in the dramatic and intriguing story about the colonisation of Australia: a country built on blood, passion, and dreams.
Justin Broome, the son of two of the most legendary prisoners in New South Wales, learns that skill and courage do not stand a chance against prejudice.
Bitterness and disappointment are mixed with the wear and tear of his everyday life; all the while shiploads of miserable prisoners and free settlers continue to arrive from a war-weary England.
Rebels and outcasts, they fled halfway across the earth to settle the harsh Australian wastelands. Decades later — ennobled by love and strengthened by tragedy — they had transformed a wilderness into a fertile land. And themselves into The Australians.
Available since: 12/15/2022.
Print length: 350 pages.

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