Author(s): Barbara Ewing
London 1849. The capital city is living in fear. Cholera is everywhere, and no one knows how long the epidemic will last. Eminent MP Sir Charles Cooper decides it is too risky for his youngest daughter, the strangely beautiful and troubled Harriet, and sends her to the countryside. Rusholme is a world away from London and full of extraordinary plans of a new life in New Zealand; the formidable Lady Kingdom and her two eligible, unobtainable sons. But Rusholme offers only temporary respite. When Harriet returns home, London has become more dangerous than ever. Her health, her freedom, even her sanity, are under threat. Escape is essential. Can a young, powerless girl change her life? Can she board the Amaryllis without being discovered? Has she any realisation that, if she does, more than one person will pursue her, literally to the end of the world?
'A cracking good story told with verve and assurance.' PUBLISHING NEWS 'Packed with period atmosphere, this is a stirring tale.' WOMEN & HOME 'Expertly executed.' MIRROR
Barbara Ewing was born & brought up in New Zealand but now lives in London where she combines her dual careers of acting & writing.