Sarah’s Path of Courage

by Mazi Mcburnie

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 08/08/2016

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 120
ISBN : 9781504303613

About the Book

In 1853 in Australia, the gold rush is at its peak. In Victoria, tent cities are erected in many parts of the land. Some people find gold but most do not, resulting in poverty and desperation. The tent cities are noisy, dirty, and rife with fights and brawls. Courageous and determined, women have to work extra hard to survive such violent circumstances.

Sarah is a young woman from England who arrives in Australia full of hopes and dreams. Following a brief affair, she becomes pregnant, and those dreams are shattered when she is abandoned and left to survive on her own. But Sarah finds strength she never knew she had. She gives birth to her child and, miraculously, is soon left with a large sum of money.

She moves to Melbourne with her baby where she starts a thriving business. Sarah faces further challenges but confronts them in her calm and gentle way. She is even reunited with the father of her child. When Sarah left England, she had an expectation of where her path would take her. Imagine her surprise as she lives an amazing, adventurous life she never anticipated.

About the Author

Mazi Mcburnie grew up in small gold mining town in New South Wales. She became a librarian and earned a degree in social science. She worked in senior care and taught for thirty years. She is married with two daughters and three granddaughters and lives in Darley—a suburb of Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, Australia.