Convictions by Judith Silverthorne

By Judith Silverthorne

It’s 1842. 14-year-old Jennie Lawrence has been stumbled on responsible of stealing, and unearths herself aboard one of many few women-only convict ships destined for Australia.

Jennie have been determined – and, as she will get to grasp the opposite ladies at the convict send – she realizes she’s now not the one one. a few of the girls she will get to understand have been attempting to live to tell the tale, and feed themselves and their households, earlier than they have been stuck and sentenced to Australia.

It’s transparent from the instant the send units sail that the stipulations aboard are abhorrent – ladies are sea ill and ailing from the shortcoming of fine foodstuff and water, they're crushed in the event that they disobey orders, and sleep brings no reprieve – as mattress insects, rats, and different parasites assault them within the night.

The in basic terms method for the ladies to outlive the boat journey is that if they band jointly. And so, with the aid of her new “family” - Sarah, Bridget, and Alice - and different convicts, Jennie battles the jailers, the send, and the ocean. yet will it's sufficient to set them free?

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