Faith in the Great Southland

Faith in the Great SouthlandElizabeth Waverly Never Dreamed That Taking A Convict Transport Back To Her Home In Australia Would Change Her Life But From The Moment She Lays Eyes On John Martin, She Cannot Resist Her Growing Attraction To Him She Knows The Man Faces A Life Sentece For Murder, But Her Heart Refuses To Believe He Is Guilty Of The Charges Against Him How Could Someone Who So Valiantly Protects Others And Accepts Another Prisoner S Punishment Be A Brutal Felon Yet Once The Transport Ship Lands In Australia, Their Paths Are Bound To Head In Very Different Directions Is Their Love Destined To Become A Bittersweet Memory Of What Might Have Been, Or Will Faith Show Them Another Way The first book in this series was one of the first books I had ever read by an Australian author writing within the Inspirational Fiction Romance genre It was quite a few years ago now, but the series is timeless in its story, style and choice of setting I went on to complete the ser
Faith in the Great Southland is the first of four novels in the Australian Outback collection I actually purchased this collection years ago, and have read and enjoyed all four of the stories, but I think Faith in the Great Southland, the story of John and Elizabeth, remains my favourite Mary Hawkins knows how to create compelling characters and a page turning plot She gives readers a clear understanding of the horrors of the criminal transportation system without being overly graphic and after one character makes an early comment to another that conditions are much better than they used to be While this story is fiction, transportation was fact and Faith in the Great Southland gives the reader an appreciation for what earl
In a courtroom in England, 1835, a man stand accused of murder He, John Martin, is the son of Lord Farnley, but Farnley will not recognize him as his son Since John s mother passed away, he had been living in Spain with her family who despised him He has travelled to England to meet with his father and tell him that he s his son However, the son from Lord Farnley s second marriage is determined that John will not do that When he is accused of murder and sentenced to be transported to South Australia for the rest of his life.Elizabeth Waverly is determined to go home to South Australia to see her father He had sent her to England to be educated and now that she was done, she wanted to come home She did not tell her father that the ship on which she would be sailing was a prison ship, the same one transporting John Martin The inhumane treatment of the prisoners and the illnesses that they suffered were despicable to Elizabeth She helped the only doctor on board with caring for those suffering souls In that capacity, she met John and found him to be a gentleman, ed
This Christian fiction romance takes place in 1835, mostly on a transport ship from England to Australia.John Martin finds himself convicted and sent to Australia Although he thinks his time is up, Elizabeth Waverly keeps showing up and bringing him back from brink of death But can love outweigh the possibility that his name will never be cleared Timothy, also a convict, helps guide John s faith journey He s the kind of guy that when he smiles and laughs, you can t help smiling and laughing too.Dr Richmond has his strengths but, despite her proper etiquette , Mrs Richmond is not one you want to mess with either Edwards proves that what you give out comes back to whack you in the endwhich, in his case, is NOT good One of my favorite conversations It s been so hard, so very hard for me to keep on believing, trusting in God this past year I ve been full of doubts I prayed so
This is a good fast paced, inspirational, historical fiction, romance novel In 1835 in London, Elizabeth Waverly had just finished her education in a girl s school She was anxious to get back to Australia to be with her father The only ship heading for Australia was a Transportation Ship of convicts going to serve time in the Penal Colony.The Doctor, his wife and Elizabeth were the only other passages that boarded the ship not realizing the horrors of riots, fights, and sicknesses of the convicts or officers they would be facing They were warned not to get friendly with the convicts or officers When an outbreak of sickness occurred, Elizabeth was willing to work where she was needed She helps John Martin, a very sick, large handsome convict, as well as other rough looking men The ship takes months to cross the ocean to arrive in Australia Upon arrivin
My favorite kind of book, a little historical and a little romance with God writing the story of people s lives John Martin only wanted to find his real father While he was working on that in England he met Beth But forces were working against him and he was tried and convicted for a crime he did not commit He was sent off to Australia to w
A TRULY WONDERFUL STORY It is beyond me how a wonderful story such as this can get passed up Wow, it held me in suspense from beginning to end I loved it How wonderful it was for people who left England in those bygone days, to get the opportunity of a new life in a new country Not that it was easy especially if they left as a convict

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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 170 pages
  • Faith in the Great Southland
  • Mary Hawkins
  • 08 October 2018
  • 9781577485308