Beneath Strange Stars is the second book in Rebecca Bryn's trilogy ForTheir Country's Good. It continues the saga of the star-crossed lovers,Ella and Jem, with just enough backstory to be read as a standalonenovel without boring readers who have already enjoyed On DifferentShores. Ella has been forced to settle for being the wife of HarryCartwright, and she is expecting a baby: a baby who could be born blinddue to gonorrhea, but did Harry infect Ella or she him? Meanwhile, Jemis aboard the convict ship Tortoise en route for Van Diemen's Land, andthe mutiny only planned in book one is going ahead; men with nothing tolose want to sail back to England, their homes, and their families. Once her child is born, will Ella give up her dream of following Jem? Willthe mutiny succeed?
Beneath Strange Stars is a story set in Victorian times that will keepreaders on the edge of their seats until the end, there is so muchaction, evil doings, heartache, and tragedy. Is Harry a villain or justthe man his parents made him? Is Ella an unprincipled whore and a thief, or a woman in love, and a mother torn between two children? One child,William, is Jem's; the other, Matthew, is a Cartwright and the apple ofHarry's eye and heir to the family farm. Rebecca Bryn spins a tangledyarn of two blue jay feathers given with love and used in hate. - Readers' Favorite 5-star review