Miss Jane Mutta, feisty would-be-dentist, travelling across Australia in the late 1850s, is burdened with a large quantity of stolen gold she believes is rightfully hers. She is contemptuous of most of the men she comes across. But in gold rush Australia she needs a protector and finds herself in an unlikely partnership with rugged explorer, Douglas Fife.
Jane is an unconventional heroine, attracted to Douglas and yet determined to maintain her independence. The end, has a twist that may leave you shocked.
Something slightly different in the way of historical fiction. I’d say historical romance — but it’s much more than that. This book may be read as a stand-alone story or in series order.
7-Book Bundle: The Stolen Years Series:
Book 1. Gold:
Book 2. Billabong Ghost
Book 3. Billabong Escape
Book 4. Billabong Dream
Book 5. Billabong Land
Book 6. Billabong Fire
Book 7. Star Struck
Ryn Shell writes stories of crime, love, and Australia, plus historical fiction. She is also an internationally acclaimed artist (formerly of Buninyong Gallery) book cover designer and blogger. As Gray Nomad, she writes travel books, health-science, and other non-fiction material.