Call of the Kookaburra By Elaine Blick

VERO BEACH, Fla. - Dec. 18, 2023 - PRLog -- Historical Series Follows British Convict Women to Australia

The third and final novel in this stunning series by Elaine Blick tells the remarkable tale of three very different British women who end up in 1800s Australia. Most settlers in the 19th century who sailed to the far-flung, harsh environment across the world were not given a choice in the matter.

The novel tells how these women, sent to a country different in every way from what they had known, survived being uprooted from their homeland. Louise was well educated and came from a middle-class background. Peggy was born in a slum, making her shrewd and streetwise, while Lucy was sensitive and fearful.

"She had come to love the 'land of the kookaburra' as Peggy secretly called it – the bird and its mocking laughter embodying the spirit of that vast country."

Friendship grew among the three after they bonded when coming under the influence of Elizabeth Fry, the real-life Quaker prison reformer.

After surviving the seemingly endless sea journey, the women still have marriages, births, and years of hard work to endure in their new country.

About the Author: Elaine Blick was born in Salisbury, England, and moved with her parents to New Zealand when she was five. A retired schoolteacher, the author now lives in a small beach community. This is her 13th book.

"New South Wales was an adventure for some and a prison for others. For women, the journey and new lifestyle was especially hard. This wonderful series offers a fascinating read," said Lynn Eddy, VP of Acquisitions, Strategic Book Publishing.

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