At the death of Elizabeth’s father, she and her mother move in with her grandfather. And while Elizabeth’s mother doesn’t care for her daughter, her grandfather dotes on her and teaches her all he knows about farming and sheep. After her mother remarries and abandons her daughter, Elizabeth is taken in by her best friend, Bridie’s parents. They are close friends until Elizabeth makes the biggest mistake that will change her life forever.
This is a fictional memoir of Elizabeth Macarthur, one of the first English settlers in Australia. Based on letters, journals and official documents as well as author’s license, this makes a compelling read like every book I’ve read by this author.