As I closed the cover, with tears in my eyes, I thanked God for the legacy left by Suzannah Oakes. That legacy of enduring faith, sacrifice, hope and love truly was Suzannah's Gold." - Deborah Porter FaithWriters.com
Suzannah Casey was just twelve years old when she was transported to the Australian colony from Ireland. Though devastated by her circumstances, she was grateful to be given an opportunity to start a new life on the Goulburn Plains with ex-convict, George Oakes. However, Suzannah could never have imagined the trauma and loss that lay ahead of her. She must find the faith and courage to overcome abuse, abandonment, religious bigotry and her own yearnings in order to discover what is more precious than gold.
"So many unexpected events, tumultuous relationships and gut-wrenching dramas! Yet like a golden thread [Suzannah's] faith held her to the last page. This book doesn't follow the expected trend, nor does it gloss over life's problems. It gives a realistic portrayal of the struggle of faith while exposing the deep depravity of mankind." Jo Wanmer, Author of Though the Bud be Bruised.
Carol Preston is also the author of the Turning the Tide Series including Mary's Guardian, Charlotte's Angel, Tangled Secrets and Truly Free.
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Rebecca Oakes is just thirteen when her mother passes away, and she is left to care for her ageing father. However, it is not only family that stands in the way of Rebecca's dream. She will have to fight the Australian society - a society where it is difficult for a woman to get an education, where women can't own property, have no vote and no voice.
Will she be thwarted by a man who is determined to stand in her way? Set in the early colonial days of New South Wales and based on real characters in the mid 1800s. Rebecca's Dream continues the story from Suzannah's Gold.