The Eucalypt Tree
About the Book
It is 1857 and Samuel Bozely is an English banker with a dark secret. To the outside world, it appears that Samuel is wealthy, but when he and his wife are killed in a carriage accident, the truth rears its ugly head. Samuel is not affluent indeed, for as his three daughters are about to discover, he has gambled all the family fortune away.
Jessica, Annabelle, and Emma suddenly find themselves facing a nightmare. Raised to be ladies within the luxury of the family estate, the teenagers are thrown into turmoil when they are forced to sell their home and reside with their resentful Aunt Wilda who lives in poverty with her alcoholic husband, Cyril. After a life starts they never deemed possible, the girls think their future looks bleak—until a letter from a distant relative offers them a home with a family on the Victorian goldfields in Australia. As the sisters spend two years attempting to bridge the abyss in their lives, it is finally when their drunken uncle dies that they snatch the opportunity and decide to endure the long and dangerous voyage across the sea where they hope a new life awaits.
The Eucalypt Tree shares the historical tale three English sisters, who through circumstances beyond their control, find themselves living on the goldfields of Australia where they discover adventure, suffer tragedy, and realize true love.
About the Author
Maggie Taylor-Saville has been an avid eclectic writer for many years. Originally from Melbourne, she worked as a travel writer before relocating to Brisbane, Australia, where she now resides with her husband, Harold. This is her second book.