Meg, an Irish heiress kidnapped from her parents at a young age and raised by a tribe of aborigines in the Australian outback, enters the world of Victorian England and discovers a legacy of danger
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Set in the Victorian era, Brent's enjoyable ninth romantic suspense novel combines a dauntless heroine with a generous serving of adventure and a dollop of amorous intrigue. The Australian outback is a bone-dry wilderness to those unaccustomed to its relentless hardship. Luke Bowman would have died there when his crooked partner left him wounded had it not been for the ministrations of an English girl brought up among Aborigines. In gratitude, he takes her to his farm near Perth, where his invalid wife, Rosemary, welcomes the red-haired half-savage, whom they christen Meg. Unbeknownst to all but an implacable, greedy enemy, she is the heiress to a fortune. When an attempt on her life is followed by Rosemary's death and Luke's heartbroken defection, Meg is deposited at a stuffy Swiss finishing school. Yet danger threatens even there, and in the company of several appealing companions she embarks on a pilgrimage through the polite drawing rooms of Victorian England, across the decks of a well-appointed yacht and along an unbeaten desert trail, in search of safe harbor.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.
This slow-moving, often stilted account follows "Mitji," a white child raised by aborigines in the Australian outback, in her attempts to discover her "true people." Leaving the tribe, the girl rescues a homesteader and is in turn taken in by the man and his ailing wife. The rest of the tale deals with Meg, as she is now called, discovering her real identity, the efforts of the villain of the piece to eliminate her, her heroic rescue of a shipwrecked party, and the ultimate happy ending. Since Meg's identification and future are virtually assured in chapter 6, only the determined reader may want to see things through to the predicted resolution. Judith A. Gifford, Salve Regina Coll. Lib., Newport, R.I.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Descripción Arrow Books Ltd, 1988. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110099498200
Descripción Arrow Books Ltd, 1988. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0099498200