From when Robyn R. Pearce was a child in New Zealand, the stories of early settlers romanced her. Then, older family members started sharing letters and journals of intrepid ancestors who'd up and left their homes to go to new lands, many of them fleeing from turbulent, and sometimes terrible, situations. They all had one common theme; they trod perilous paths in search of a better life. The Freedom Series weaves these tales with the events and famous people of the times. Before Robyn began writing historical fiction, putting her ancestors' stories into exciting fiction, she had a long and successful career as an international time management and productivity specialist, with eight books on the topic. More about all her titles at https://www.robynpearce.com
I loved the suspense and could not put this book down! Going back and forth between time periods and the different locations kept my interest into the wee hours of the night.