I was delighted to be asked to take part in the blog tour for Annemarie Brear's latest historical novel. A Distant Horizon is a sweeping historical saga that opens with Ellen Kittrick struggling to keep her family fed and a roof over her children's heads, as the Irish famine continues and the crop fails once again. Ellen had been a beauty, and married for love at sixteen a man she adored, whom she believed would be a good provider. However the famine has robbed her husband of his chance to provide and he has turned to drinking and gambling. As a tragedy strikes the family, Ellen must choose whether to stay in Ireland and beg or take the chance of making a new life in Australia. Assisted by her employer and his business partner in Liverpool, Ellen sets out with her family to make a new life in a new territory.
A well written tale of poverty, bravery and determination. Annemarie Brear is a prolific author with a great storytelling gift. This book will appeal to fans of Susie Murphy, Mollie Walton and Rosie Goodwin. Thanks to LoveBooksTours for the gifted e-ARC of the book.