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[[ Read E-pub ]] ß A World Apart ⚜ A Sweeping Australian Historical Saga That Crosses Oceans To Prove Love Conquers All April,As Children, They Shared A Schoolroom, But No Education Can Remove The Stain Of Being Peasant Born So When Eliza Downing Begins To Blossom Into Womanhood And The Future Viscount De Havilland Notices, His Family Steps In To Intervene Once Full Of Possibilities, Eliza S Life Spirals Into Shame And Degradation, Culminating Finally In A False Conviction And Transport To Botany Bay Through Shipwreck, Exile, Secrets, And Scandals, Eliza Holds Fast To The Belief That Harry Will Come For Her But He Doesn T Come Soon Enough, And Eliza Must Learn To Recognise Her Own Value And Become The Heroine Of Her Own Story I was hooked by this book at first Though the story spans several years, I found it well done in that aspect not too much data, not too little I do like a story that can get to the point and not drag on for weeks.It s a tale of England, of that dark, heavy line between gentry and low class and the beginnings of erasing it He s the son of a viscount She s an adopted daughter of a woman who works in the kitchen She just happens to be very bright and pretty.They fall in love and vow to marry when they are children But naturally, a lot is going to stand in their way His father The law A fiance False accusations Many milesIt s a tale of childhood sweethearts striving to be together at all costs, and I liked the heroine, who bravely realizes that turning the other cheek on wrongdoings is enabling, even supporting, it.But I began to notice some odd things before I reach the halfway point, things a good editor should have questioned pointed out The viscount says there are no children around for miles to interact with his son, yet the book says later that the son s intended, Agatha, is only a mile away The viscount tells Harry he s off to Oxford and in a few weeks, he ll be expected at her house for a party to begin their official courtship, yet three years later, he says the same thing Was it weeks or years The vicar is fresh out of school himself two years before he becomes involved with a lady who bears his daughter, and when the daughter is three, the book says he s fresh out of school again Toward the middle of the story, the characters begin to lose something When he finds out the woman he loves is in jail, Harry actually stops to debate whether or not to do his homework What Really Thus, the characters at times feltwithout depth, off, and inconsistent Agatha is at first rather shy, likable, then suddenly she s a blackmailing, ugly wench, no reason given for this change What we were TOLD they felt, we weren t necessarily SHOWN I also had a very hard time falling in love with Harry I felt he was shallow and one dimensional He can t be with Agatha because she is ugly plain That really put me off He actually thinks that And then he claims he must marry the ugly girl to survive HUGE dilemma there Marry or be nothing And did I mention he actually thought he d need to down a lot of brandies to bed her How much of a turd can you be I got a suggestion for you, Harry How about you put that Oxford education to good use and GET A JOB TBH, I didn t want Harry and Eliza to hook up again I felt she d be better off without him.I really enjoyed the ship part though, as the ladies head to Botany Bay That was interesting I was once again riveted by the story, but then everything just happened so easily whilst they were shipwrecked The baby just happens to never cry They just happen to find the perfect cave and a waterfall and food, and you get the picture.Full review I m always looking for historical romances that tackle places and times that are not as familiar to me When I saw this one told the story of a woman and man separated when she is unlawfully accused and ends up on a convict ship and destined to spend many years working off her sentence in Australia, I was eager to read it It bridges the story of 1830s England and Australia It was a good blend of historical backdrop and storytelling with a bit of a fairy tale feel to it.The story begins with the background of Eliza Dowling s birth and how she came to be living with her aunt who worked up at the big house in the neighborhood in the kitchen Eliza is an exceptionally bright girl because the village vicar took her instruction in hand She is a beautiful golden haired blue eyed girl with great intelligence who captures the attention of the lord s son and gets the opportunity to share the classroom with him and his jealous, spiteful sister.All is well in Harry de Havilland s life as he grows up on the estate with his best friend Eliza She is the girl he falls in love with until the day his father s situation and his sister s conniving ways separate them While Harry is off to school, Eliza s situation becomes bleak Then it becomes a nightmare when she is falsely accused of something she didn t do She is sentenced to be transported The adventure of a life time awaits Eliza now and it is a perilous and sad one as she grows resigned to her fate the further her ship carries her away from Harry.Too late, Harry learns what has befallen Eliza, but his efforts to get to her don t come to fruition He searches for ways to get to Eliza, but finds that he might have to give up hope and accept his father s scheme to save the family fortune Harry is caught between the duty to his family and heritage and his love for Eliza who is probably out of his reach forever.As I said, the story reminded me of one of those old fashioned historicals that read like a fairy tale in a way where the hero and heroine are allowed to fall in love in spite of their class differences and then all the powers that be are there to thwart them The thing that brought this several notches above all that was Eliza s journey Once she stepped foot on that convict ship, it became a tale of hope and survival I was so vested near the end that I was doing the book whisperer thing to keep the story on track for my happy ending.The story was told in alternating viewpoints between Eliza and Harry I really liked both of them and liked how they both grow into stronger people in their own ways The villains in this story are the love to hate kind Their very black heartedness served to showcase Harry and Eliza s good traits Due to the story s core plot of separation of two young lovers just when they declare their love it fallsinto the sweet romance side of the spectrum.So in the end, it was a satisfying read that I would recommend to those who are interested in reading a historical romance with a bit of adventure that takes place in rural England and Australia.My thanks to Net Galley for the opportunity to read and review this book. This is a story that shows love can last for a very long time and worlds apart Eliza is peasant born but very bright she is orphaned at birth and raised in a villiage by her aunt but when she meets Harry the future Viscount de Havilland at a very young age this story starts as they gorw and learn together they create a loving bond that will take them from one side of the world to the other I did enjoy this one set in England and Australia with convicts and shipwrecks and such determination between them the settings are lovely and it is a very good read.