Finella Mayfield hates two things: liars and thieves. And she's determined to marry a man who's neither. Chasing her dead father's dreams, the twenty-year-old English bride arrives in Australia in 1875 for an arranged marriage. Anticipating her future as village preacher's wife, she records her thoughts in her Everlasting journal. But instead of her fiance, Finella is met by Shadrach Jones, a poor farmer sent to collect her from the busy Melbourne pier. This is t what her father planned. And it's only the beginning of the unraveling of Finella Mayfield the bride with groom. All Shadrach longs for is rows of mustard and chicory. He's busy growing a farm near the Phillip Island fishing village of Cowes, and caring for Molly, his simple sister. Far from the brutal life they remember with their ex-convict father, Shadrach's building something new. But he's also made a promise to a dying friend. To collect and marry the English girl destined to never be a preacher's wife. Can Shadrach convince Finella she has a future with a farmer? Can he convince himself, kwing his family secrets will haunt their future? Carry Me Home Book 1 in the Blue Wren Shallows series. An Australian historical romance set in the pioneering era of the 1870s, on Victoria's majestic Phillip Island.
Australian author, Dorothy Adamek, writes Displacement Fiction the stories of people upended by tragedy and trauma, and their struggle to belong in their new world. Couched in romance, her fiction is set in the late Victorian era. She is the author of Carry Me Home, the first book in the Blue Wren Shallows trilogy, and resides with her family in the world's most liveable city, Melbourne.