Carry Me Home by Dorothy Adamek: Book Review
Carry Me Home has a refreshing Australian voice for the Historical fiction genre. Dorothy is a wordsmith that will extract smiles and tears interchangeably. This novel is a masterpiece that I can tell has been well marinated over time to become a beautiful tale of forgiveness and restoration among tragedy. Well done, Dorothy. I look forward to reading the rest of your series, Lisa Renee
Finella Mayfield hates two things: liars and thieves. And she’s determined to marry a man who’s neither. Chasing her dead father’s dreams, the twenty-year-old English bride arrives in Australia in 1875 for an arranged marriage. Anticipating her future as village preacher’s wife, she records her thoughts in her Everlasting journal.
But instead of her fiancé, Finella is met by Shadrach Jones, a poor farmer sent to collect her from the busy Melbourne pier. This is not what her father planned. And it’s only the beginning of the unraveling of Finella Mayfield ~ the bride with no groom. All Shadrach Jones longs for is rows of mustard and chicory. He’s busy growing a farm near the Phillip Island fishing village of Cowes, and caring for Molly, his simple sister. Far from the brutal life they remember with their ex-convict father, Shadrach’s building something new.
But he’s also made a promise to a dying friend. To collect and marry the English girl destined to never be a preacher’s wife. Can Shadrach convince Finella she has a future with a farmer? Can he convince himself, knowing his family secrets will haunt their future?
Carry Me Home ~ Book 1 in the Blue Wren Shallows series. An Australian historical romance set in the pioneering era of the 1870s, on Victoria’s majestic Phillip Island.
Blue Wren Shallows Book 1: Carry Me Home Book 2: Carry Me Away (Nov 2019) Book 3: Carry Me Close (Coming 2020)