Wednesday, November 19, 2014
"The Female Factory"
In 1804, two sisters in England are separated after the death of their parents by a wicked aunt. The oldest sister, Ivy, is placed in servitude while the younger sister, Bridget, is arrested for stealing bread during her attempt to find her sister. She is shipped off to a British colony, New South Wales where she is placed in a Female Factory. The Rum Rebellion was brewing. The British colony was facing a change of leadership and one woman's jealousy nearly destroys any chance the sisters will find one another. This is a story of love, devotion and determination by two young women and the story of all those they touched.
This was a very interesting historical fiction novel which I very much enjoyed. This is the debut novel by this author, Pamala J. Johnson. It was an enjoyable read and I enjoyed it enough to award it 5 "historical" stars, and would recommend it to my friends to read and enjoy also.
This book is part of my Nook library.