Fortune's Son (The Tasmanian Tales, #1)

Fortune's Son (The Tasmanian Tales, #1)

by Jennifer Scoullar

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Fortune's Son (The Tasmanian Tales, #1) by Jennifer Scoullar

Heads you win. Tails you die...

Can one man's revenge become his redemption?

Young Luke Tyler has everything going for him: brains, looks and a larrikin charm that turns heads. The future appears bright, until he defends his sister from the powerful Sir Henry Abbott. His reward is fifteen years hard labour on a prison farm in Tasmania's remote highlands.

Luke escapes, finding sanctuary with local philanthropist, Daniel Campbell, and starting a forbidden love affair with Daniel's daughter, Belle. But when Luke is betrayed, he must flee or be hanged.

With all seeming lost, Luke sails to South Africa to start afresh. Yet he remains haunted by the past, and by Belle, the woman he can't forget. When he returns to seek revenge and reclaim his life, his actions will have shattering consequences – for the innocent as well as the guilty.

Set against a backdrop of wild Tasmania, Australian Gold and African diamonds, Fortune's Son is an epic story of betrayal, undying love and one man's struggle to triumph over adversity and find his way home.

- Praise for Jennifer Scoullar –

'Scoullar, it turns out, is a writer of documentary calibre … lovely, lyrical prose.' The Australian.

'Jennifer is a writer of great imagination.' Author Andrea Goldsmith

'The people, the animals and the places … such vivid and vibrant story-telling which wholly swept me away' Beauty and Lace

Fortune's Son is the first book in the Tasmanian Tales trilogy. Buy it now to discover why Jennifer Scoullar is one of Australia's favourite story-tellers!

Product Details

BN ID: 2940155534426
Publisher: Pilyara Press
Publication date: 06/08/2018
Series: Tasmanian Tales , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 2,486
File size: 664 KB

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Fortune's Son (The Tasmanian Tales, #1) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous 4 months ago
What a great book! I could not put this one down. From the opening scene to the last, I couldn't wait to see what happened to Luke next. His character is the kind I long to see more of in the real world - humble, moral, brave and merciful. Luke's concern and compassion for others and his ability to see beyond himself - despite the cruel circumstances dealt him - ignites a personal desire to become a better human being and more cognizant of the footprint I am leaving behind. These are the kind of stories that leave you feeling hopeful in mankind's ability to overcome selfishness and greed, and demonstrate the very real possibility that self-sacrifice will result in blessings unforeseen. Highly recommend.
Anonymous 9 days ago
When studying literature it is said books follow one of three themes; this covered all three while delivering a wonderful story in an exquisite setting.
Anonymous 10 days ago
Every good book. It keep you wanting to read more and not put it down.
Anonymous 18 days ago
Enjoyable story. Did not like all the F-bombs flying around in the latter part of the book. Not sure why some authors feel the need to add vulgar language that has absolutely no effect on the story.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Excellent book. Nice long length. The naturalist angle was something new.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Enjoyed this, kept me from doing other household chores!
Anonymous 4 months ago
A page turner ! I found this to be an enjoyable and fascinating read. The information on the geographic is very interesting.