I am so very excited to be able to share the cover of my soon to be released novel “The Girl from Eureka.”
This novel has been real labour of love for me. I began researching the events of the Eureka stockade in 2015 after reading Clare Wright’s Stella Award winning book “The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka”, which focuses on the women who lived and worked in the Victorian goldfields in the 1850s.
What struck me was the strength and independence of these women during a time when women were mostly repressed. When I discovered that there were in fact female gold miners as well, I jumped on that and Indy Wallace was born.
Indy is a feisty Irish woman who has travelled to the goldfields determined to stake her claim and make a better life for her and her mother.
But as history tells us, the months leading up to the Eureka stockade offered one inciting event after another. Enter Lieutenant Will Marsh. Will is a British soldier stationed in Ballarat to protect Crown gold. He is content in his life as a soldier and proud to do his duty, until he meets Indy who turns his ideals and his world upside down.
“The Girl from Eureka” is set during the six months leading up to and including the Eureka stockade massacre in 1854. I hope you’ll enjoy reading about this defining moment in Australia’s history through the eyes of Indy and Will who, while on opposite sides of the conflict, find love despite it all.
The book is due for release in early 2019 and will be up for pre-order shortly.
In the meantime, read my other books here . . .
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