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Sara Dane has been convicted, sentenced and transported to Australia for a childhood prank. She meets Andrew, a ship's officer and eventually they fall in love. The story tells of their setting up home in a harsh environment, developing successful businesses and coping with the stigma of Sara's prior conviction. An excellent, classic read by a great storyteller.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1600 to 1899 Forbidden/mismatched love?    -   Yes How mismatched?    -   loving criminal Making a living subplot    -   Yes Making a living:    -   pioneering in countryside    -   struggle to escape poverty    -   working at a business    -   attempting to get higher position

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   navy soldier Age/status:    -   20's-30's

Main Female Character

   -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   accused criminal Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Australia

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   50% How explicit is the sex?    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing Focus of story    -   Her How much dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog How much sexing?    -   1-2 sex acts

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