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- Print Length: 320 pages
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- Publisher: Books We Love Ltd. (August 8, 2013)
- Publication Date: August 8, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00EFE5UL6
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- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #98,558 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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"A Criminal Magic" by Lee Kelly
THE NIGHT CIRCUS meets THE PEAKY BLINDERS in Lee Kelly's new magical realism, crossover novel and casts a spell of magic, high stakes and intrigue against the backdrop of a very different Roaring Twenties. Learn more
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The author explains a great deal about the early history of Australia without being pedantic. The historical details are very nicely integrated into the story, and are never are intrusive. The author clearly did a lot of research, and the historical accuracy adds to the richness of the tale.
The author also points out how crucial New South Wales Governor Lachlan Macquarie was to the development of the democratic Australia that we know today. He insisted on fully integrating convicts into society after their sentences had been fulfilled, thus preventing the creation of a stratified settler society. His policies are crucial to this story, for it allowed former convicts to have dreams of someday owning their own land and having their own businesses.
The hero of the story is Tiger Carstairs. Tiger has a prosperous farm, and dreams of land over the rugged Blue Mountains (the "mystic mountains" of the title), land that will be opened to settlement in the near future.
The heroine is Isabella O'Shea, transported for knifing a member of the nobility in England who attempted to rape her. She arrives in New South Wales scared to death that she will be assigned to serve her sentence in less than desirable circumstances. Nevertheless, in Australia she will have more hope for a decent life in the future than she would ever have had in the slums of London. Isabella is assigned to work for Tiger Carstairs, a man whom she resents because he seems to embody everything that she hates about the English aristocracy.Read more ›
Extremely well written AND without the use of miss used word "that" which many top writers use today.
Congratulations Tricia , keep them coming as I will be looking for your efforts.
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If you like history, love, betrayal, and lust, then you will enjoy this novel. Characters are written so real that you can feel their pain.Published 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
Enjoyed the book, although finally getting together as lovers took a whole book. Enjoyed the trail of adventure through the rough Australian country to end in there final... Read morePublished 2 months ago by ele
enjoyed this book immensely although there were sections which were far fetched.Published 15 months ago by cecily Best
So woman gets raped, finds a lover that takes advantage of her at every opportunity. What an awful love story.Published 15 months ago by sandra kovach
Well written and the characters are well fleshed out. The good and the bad lovingly done. Shows the kind of spirit needed to settle a new land and find love.Published 18 months ago by B. Appling
I recommend this book. The journey taken by the main characters is enthralling. I've read many books by this author and look forward to her next offering. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Violet
Tricia McGill is an outstanding author who writes with passion and clarity. I've read many of her books and loved every one.Published on November 10, 2013 by Ginger Simpson