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Release day: Beyond the Distant Hills

1 October 2021

Today is the official release of Beyond the Distant Hills by AnneMarie Brear (ebook, paperback, self-published). Here’s the blurb:

cover image of Beyond the Distant Hills by AnneMarie BrearAustralia 1853
Settled in the colony, Ellen embarks on making a happy new life for her family and to forget the horrors of famine-struck Ireland. Married for security, she works hard developing their estate in the country to give her children the privileged life they could have only imagined in Ireland.

However, danger lurks when a dangerous man from her past threatens her beloved sons, and when her marriage begins to crumble, all that she thought was safe is suddenly in jeopardy.

Rafe Hamilton loves Ellen, but she is married to another, yet when he is faced with helping her once more, he doesn’t hesitate to act. Only, he makes a mistake which could cost him everything he always wanted.

Confronted by lies and deceit, Ellen refuses to be defeated by tragedy. Instead, she gathers her strength and courage to fight for everything she has gained – no matter the cost.

Will she rise and build an empire for her children? Can she find a way to mend her broken heart? Or will she lose all that she has struggled to achieve?

AnneMarie dropped by today to tell us a little about this book:

When I wrote book 1, A Distant Horizon, I knew there would be a sequel. Beyond the Distant Hills continues Ellen’s journey from book 1 and shows her battle new threats and challenges as she raises her children in the best way she knows how. Her obsession with buying land means she has security. The land she buys is all around the area where I live in the beautiful Southern Highlands of NSW. I was able to travel around and see the places Ellen lived, such as Berrima, and I did a lot of research on the local area to make it authentic as possible to bring to life the world Ellen inhabited during the 1850s. I very much enjoyed writing the sequel, and feel there is likely another book in the future. I hope the readers find Ellen’s story in both books entertaining.

You can find out more about this book at AnneMarie’s website or buy it from here.

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