When Elizabeth Morton hears her father wants her to travel to the other side of the world to marry a complete stranger, she thinks he must have lost his mind. This is 1920 and a woman has rights - she might still be too young to vote, but she's not going to be treated like a chattel. But she's reckoned without the brother-in-law she's always despised, who brutally shatters her comfortable world, so she has no choice but to sail to Australia.
When Michael Winterbourne, a Cumbrian lead miner wakes up with a hangover after his engagement celebrations, he has no idea he is about to be the cause of a terrible tragedy that will change his life and destroy his family.
When Michael and Elizabeth meet on the SS Historic, bound for Sydney, they are reluctant emigrants from England. They may start to hope their troubles are over, but they'll find they're only just beginning.
A Greater World is set in the early 1920s, a period of transition between the old pre-World War One way of life and the post-War, with the coming economic Depression, major social change and the evolving role of women in society.
It moves from the dales of Cumberland and the docks of Liverpool to Sydney and the beautiful Blue Mountains.
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About the Author
Her first novel, A Greater World, is set in the Blue Mountains of Australia in the 1920s. A second book, Kurinji Flowers, set in colonial India on a tea plantation, will follow shortly. More information on her fiction can be found at www.clareflynn.co.uk
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A lovely well written story which moves from England to Australia during the time between WWI and WWII. The story focuses on a young lady who turns her lemon of a life into lemonade with a lot of resolution to make the best of the bad/ sad things that happened to her. Not appropriate for the innocent reader. Well written and full of pathos.
Reviewed by Tracy Slowiak for Readers' Favorite In author Clare Flynn's newest work, A Greater World: A Woman's Journey, the reader is invited into the world of Elizabeth Morton. It's 1920, and Elizabeth's father wants her to move across the world to marry a man she's never met. At first she refuses, but after a series of unfortunate events, she has no choice but to leave for Australia and a future she doesn't want. On the trip, she meets Michael Winterbourne, another unfortunate soul being forced to travel, and they find themselves bonded in ways they couldn't imagine. But their love is doomed, and Elizabeth is forced to marry her betrothed, Jack Kidd, upon her arrival at her new homeland. Michael also marries, but not for love. Will Michael and Elizabeth find the love they so desire? You'll have to read the book to find out. I very much enjoyed A Greater World: A Woman's Journey. Author Clare Flynn has done a wonderful job in developing characters that her readers will truly relate to, root for, shed tears over, and will still think about long after the book is done. If that's not a hallmark of a wonderful writer, I'm not sure what is. A Greater World would be enjoyed by any reader who loves historical fiction, romance, or just a sweet and captivating story about an interesting time period. I recommend author Clare Flynn's novel, and will certainly be watching to see what she has in store for her readers next!
HARDLY TO PUT THIS DOWN, One of the best books I've read in a very long time...