!FREE E-PUB ♥ A World Apart ⚕ A Sweeping Australian Historical Saga That Crosses Oceans To Prove Love Conquers All April, As Children, They Shared A Schoolroom, But No Education Can Remove The Stain Of Being Peasant Born So When Eliza Downing Begins To Blossom Into Womanhood And The Future Viscount De Havilland Notices, His Family Steps In To Intervene Once Full Of Possibilities, Eliza S Life Spirals Into Shame And Degradation, Culminating Finally In A False Conviction And Transport To Botany Bay Through Shipwreck, Exile, Secrets, And Scandals, Eliza Holds Fast To The Belief That Harry Will Come For Her But He Doesn T Come Soon Enough, And Eliza Must Learn To Recognise Her Own Value And Become The Heroine Of Her Own Story
Review copy. This is a story that shows love can last for a very long time and worlds apart Eliza is peasant born but very bright she is orphaned at birth and raised in a villiage by her aunt but when she meets Harry the future Viscount de Havilland at a very young age this story starts as they gorw and learn together they create a loving bond that will take them from one side of the world to the other I did enjoy this one set in England and Australia with convicts and shipwrecks and such determination between them the settings are lovely and it is a very good read. Reviewed By Tara Chevrestt 2 Stars I honestly kept thinking the book would improve, but it only became and improbable I was very frustrated with the last 50 pages. I m always looking for historical romances that tackle places and times that are not as familiar to me When I saw this one told the story of a woman and man separated when she is unlawfully accused and ends up on a convict ship and destined to spend many years working off her sentence in Australia, I was eager to read it It bridges the story of 1830s England and Australia It was a good blend of historical backdrop and storytelling with a bit of a fairy tale feel to it.The story begins with the background of Eliza Dowling s birth and how she came to be living with her aunt who worked up at the big house in the neighborhood in the kitchen Eliza is an exceptionally bright girl because the village vicar took her instruction in hand She is a beautiful golden haired blue eyed girl with great intelligence who captures the attention of the lord s son and gets the opportunity to share the classroom with him and his jealous, spiteful sister.All is well in Harry de Havilland s life as he grows up on the estate with his best friend Eliza She is the girl he falls in love with until the day his father s situation and his sister s conniving ways separate them While Harry is off to school, Eliza s situation becomes bleak Then it becomes a nightmare when she is falsely accused of something she didn t do She is sentenced to be transported The adventure of a life time awaits Eliza now and it is a perilous and sad one as she grows resigned to her fate the further her ship carries her away from Harry.Too late, Harry learns what has befallen Eliza, but his efforts to get to her don t come to fruition He searches for ways to get to Eliza, but finds that he might have to give up hope and accept his father s scheme to save the family fortune Harry is caught between the duty to his family and heritage and his love for Eliza who is probably out of his reach forever.As I said, the story reminded me of one of those old fashioned historicals that read like a fairy tale in a way where the hero and heroine are allowed to fall in love in spite of their class differences and then all the powers that be are there to thwart them The thing that brought this several notches above all that was Eliza s journey Once she stepped foot on that convict ship, it became a tale of hope and survival I was so vested near the end that I was doing the book whisperer thing to keep the story on track for my happy ending.The story was told in alternating viewpoints between Eliza and Harry I really liked both of them and liked how they both grow into stronger people in their own ways The villains in this story are the love to hate kind Their very black heartedness served to showcase Harry and Eliza s good traits Due to the story s core plot of separation of two young lovers just when they declare their love it falls into the sweet romance side of the spectrum.So in the end, it was a satisfying read that I would recommend to those who are interested in reading a historical romance with a bit of adventure that takes place in rural England and Australia.My thanks to Net Galley for the opportunity to read and review this book.