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Issue Details: First known date: 2022... 2022 Unlikely Convict Ladies
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y separately published work icon Dancing to Her Own Tune Sheila Hunter , Sara Powter , Kincumber : Pacific Wanderland , 2021 24523304 2021 single work novel historical fiction

'Sydney 1790s to England 1830s

'Annie White, freed after serving her seven years as a convict in Sydney, gets a visitor who will change her life. She starts a baking business, and just as it's making a profit, she's then asked to assist another freed convict, named Sam Corbett. Annie nurses him back to health, they marry and they settle into a life together, they are barely making ends meet when she realises she's pregnant.

'Sam has his own past laid bare, and he must adjust to the revelations. They both must face their accusers, and they find that the answers to their questions are not what they thought.

'Their life experiences seem to cling tightly to them both, unable to shake it; finally, they end up back in England, facing their ghosts and discover they are not whom they think they are.

'How can they turn their anger and spite into love and forgiveness? 

'The Dance of Life goes on.'  (Publication summary)

y separately published work icon Amelia's Tears Sara Powter , Kincumber : Pacific Wanderland , 2022 24523388 2022 single work novel historical fiction

'Parramatta 1828

'In the Female Factory Amelia is waiting her assignment. Forced out against her will, she follows the other women and walks up onto the dais where men claim them. She is assigned to a man from Castlereagh and knows her worst nightmare is just about to start. With foul breath and black teeth the man is disgusting. She is violently raped before she even arrives at his place and this continues regularly. Over the next few months things go from bad to worse, concluding in an unwanted pregnancy.

'Her brother Jimmy finds a way to keep in contact via a friend named Robert. She pours out her heart to her brother in a letter, telling him of the horrors she’s dealing with. He gives her a thread of hope and encourages her to stay firm in her faith. All she can do is pray. Another of Jimmy’s friends, Major Ned Grace, enters her life in Parramatta and he starts to ease her path. Things change, but now she has a child in tow. How can she ever go back to a ‘normal’ life? Who would ever love her with her background. Even Ned doesn’t. Can she ever find love?'  (Publication summary)

y separately published work icon A Lady in Irons Sara Powter , Kincumber : Pacific Wanderland , 2022 25553425 2022 single work novel historical fiction 'England and Parramatta from 1814. Katy is in mourning after her husband dies in a shooting accident. Barely coping, she awaits the birth of their child. If it's a girl, she must hand the family home over to her husband's brother. The day after giving birth to a daughter, she is literally left on the side of a road with a newborn child. She collapses and is found by her distant cousin, whom she thought had died in a fire ten years before. Perry, badly scarred himself, nurses her back to health. They marry and move in with her widowed friend, Mary. After some years, she walks in on her husband and friend in each other's arms. Now living in a love triangle, and she flees. Grasping the only straw available, she intentionally gets arrested so that she can be sent to a colony far away. By doing this her marriage can be annulled. What happens in the Colony is not what she expects. Governor Macquarie comes to her rescue. The colony changes not only her life but the lives of many. But what of Perry and her children?' 

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First known date: 2022
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