The Treasure Seekers (#05 in Land Of The Far Horizon Series)
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Is the handsome young prisoner Annie's hope for the future?About to lose the family farm in England, Annie Carraway's widowed mother reluctantly agrees to sell it to her brother-in-law, a wealthy magistrate, and resettle in Australia near his family. But the harsh conditions of the young, untamed country eventually drain their resources and take the life of Annie's mother, leaving the children penniless. Their uncle, Abbot Dearborn, takes them into his home in Sydney, where they must yield to his dictates or be turned out.Annie's path crosses that of Rogan Farrell, an architect's apprentice wrongly accused of embezzlement and unable to prove his innocence. Abbot is the presiding judge in the case and has forced Rogan into his service while the man is awaiting trial. Rogan has little chance of escaping the death penalty, but when he meets Annie, his hope for rescue is revived, and he discovers something to live for.Will Annie and Rogan find a way of escape and the promise of a future together?
In The Treasure Seekers, Annie Carraway has a wealthy uncle in England who is invited to set up his law practice in Sydney. His wife encourages Annie's poor widowed mother to go along and pioneer, and out of fear and guilt she concedes to move their family to Australia. But the years that follow are very difficult, with Annie's mother finally passing away and leaving the children penniless. They are taken into the uncle's home, but because there is no dowry, he holds Annie's financial problems over her head to make her do what he wants.
Book 5 in Land of the Far Horizon, an epic series that chronicles Australia's gripping, dramatic roots. Described as "graceful and sweeping, a romantic adventure that coasts along at a swift pace."
Patricia Hickman is the award-winning author of more than fifteen books, including "Katrina's Wings" and the best-selling Millwood Hollow series. Her writing has been acclaimed "Publishers Weekly, Romantic Times, "and "Library Journal." A popular speaker on issues of grief, loss, and triumph through life's struggles, Hickman frequently has appeared on national radio programs. She and her husband live in North Carolina.