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!
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One of the best books I have read in a long time. I would give it more stars if I could.
Interesting & Compelling Read
Fortune’s Son was a book that drew me in immediately. It was brutally honest with events that truly did occur. I was left with a twisting stomach when reading about them but truth is difficult sometimes. The writing is excellent & the storyline keeps you wanting more!
It was riveting! I couldn’t put it down!