1826, Van Diemen’s Land
Seventeen-year-old Emma Tregellas has no one she can depend upon but herself. When her reckless father is killed in a duel, Emma finds herself in danger of being sold off into a marriage more like a burial alive than a future. Aided by the man she loves, Ephraim Dark, Emma manages to flee to her uncle in the distant colony of Van Diemen’s Land and obtains sanctuary with her only living relative, the wealthy but unscrupulous Barnsley Tregellas. Reunited with Ephraim, she envisages a future together but Barnsley has other ideas...
Bec Hampton was born in the closing years of the 19th century and has maintained a steely grip on Derwent, the immense agri-empire her family had built since the early days of white settlement, when her ancestor Emma Tregellas, was instrumental in building the family’s fortunes.
Now, the dearest wish of her heart is that her granddaughter Tamara Penrose inherit the farm, but her dissolute son Giles has other ideas. Will Derwent survive this threat or could it be that it will finally fall?
- Publication Date:
- 22 / 05 / 2017
- 154 x 236 x 33mm