Set in the 1830's during the convict transportation era between the United Kingdom and Australia, a thirteen-year old Peter Wilkins is convicted of burglary and transported to Van Diemen's Land to serve his sentence. Tara Harford and her father are on the wrong side of a conspiracy which sees that the two are separated and sent abroad for life to serve as convicts of the Crown. Peter must face the ever-rising problems of his life as a convict, and Tara feels other option but to find her father, unaware of the dangers that come with her decision. Beautifully written in the historical world of the Port Arthur convict settlement of Van Diemen's Land, suspense and romance combine to create a compelling and captivating story of a convict boy who tries to find his place in society, and an incent girl who gets caught on the wrong side of the law.
Danielle M. Maistry was born in South Africa and moved to Australia in 2002. She is currently finishing her Bachelor of Psychological Sciences, and aims to Master in Clinical Neuropsychology, if her love for animals doesn't come in the way! She has been blessed with the gift of writing at a young age, soon discovering interest in history, particularly Ancient and Medieval history. Danielle's passion for writing stems from her enjoyment of escaping into different worlds; through her writing, she hopes she can give the reader an opportunity to enter these worlds, and be apart of the compelling and exciting action she loves!