September 09, 2009

First Graphs: Stolen Birthright by Margaret Tanner

Today's except is from Margaret Tanner, author of several Australian-set stories including STOLEN BIRTHRIGHT (Whiskey Creek Press, May 2008).

In STOLEN BIRTHRIGHT, the sequel to SAVAGE UTOPIA, Georgina, a wild colonial girl, meets and falls in love with a dashing young English aristocrat, Marcus Lindquist.

When Johnny Dawson is ambushed and killed, Marcus finally learns the secret of what has bound him to Georgina. Johnny is her brother, not her lover as he had jealously supposed, but even darker secrets from the past overshadow their love.

How can an English nobleman marry the daughter of convicts?





Excerpt from STOLEN BIRTHRIGHT


The Honourable Marcus Lindquist cursed inwardly as another bump almost unseated him.

What did this idiot of a driver think he was doing? Bloody half-witted colonial.

He had been forced to leave England to save the Lindquist name from being dragged further into disrepute, now he was exiled in this Godforsaken penal colony. Australia was only fit for convicts and destitute immigrants.

3 comments:

  1. Hi Christine,
    Thank you so much for posting Stolen Birthright on you blog.
    Candid Canine, what a great name for your site.
    Regards
    Margaret

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  2. Interesting excerpt. Might change my mind about reading historical fiction!

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  3. Hi Katie,
    Thanks for dropping by I appreciate it. I am bogged down with Edits (3 different ones) at the moment, all historicals. Love writing and researching them
    Cheers
    Margaret

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