A Woman Transported



[PDF / Epub] ★ A Woman Transported Author Sharon Robards – E17streets4all.co.uk Isabel is faced with only one choice fight her way out of the rookery of St Giles with her wit and beauty and somehow follow the ship that sent her mother to the sunburned convict land of Australia, o Isabel is faced with only one choice fight her way out of the rookery of St Giles with her wit and beauty and somehow follow the ship that sent her mother to the sunburned convict land of Australia, or else die too young after a short life of wretchedness At the height of the convict transportation to Australia, an unseen boundary separates the poor from the A Woman Kindle - rich Isabel s stunning beauty and strong will attract the attention of a wealthy man, but the upper classes have their own secrets, secrets entwined with hers Daily, she has learned hard lessons on the mean streets of London, but they can t teach her fast enough about the treachery of the wealthy She must navigate both the gardens of the upper class and back alleys of the downtrodden in two continents And she will, or die trying to find her mother.A Woman Transported

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  • Paperback
  • 378 pages
  • A Woman Transported
  • Sharon Robards
  • English
  • 28 October 2018
  • 0646579126

10 thoughts on “A Woman Transported

  1. says:

    In my copy, the author wrote a note hoping I enjoyed my forage into historical fiction That I did Thank you so much Sharon for my copy, I only have one regret and that s that I left it for so long The reason for this simply is that I d not read this genre much at all and was hesitant I don t know why I loved the sayings of the time, they were authentic and a real voice of the time There were many I lovedDicked in the nob devilishThe writing flowed seamlessly and the author wrote ama In my copy, the author wrote a note hoping I enjoyed my forage into historical fiction That I did Thank you so much Sharon for my copy, I only have one regret and that s that I left it for so long The reason for this simply is that I d not read this genre much at all and was hesitant I don t know why I loved the sayings of the time, they were authentic and a real voice of the time There were many I lovedDicked in the nob devilishThe writing flowed seamlessly and the author wrote amazingly I was mightily impressed I felt the writing was just so in relation to time and place It felt like I was there Imagine a flood of beer Well this beer flood did just happen, in 1814 This book did show real research and I was rewarded at the end by the author s note I always feel that my reading experience is ten fold when I read the author s background and reasoning s We get to seethan the novel shows Isabel was the feistiest character, I can t believe the run of bad luck she had through the entire story, but in saying that, I think she showed that women bore the brunt of everything The inner thoughts were in italics and showed that feistiness that was Isobel I loved reading about The Shepherd and was a little surprised in his position at the end of the novel This is the stuff that made me smile and smile a lotA devilish little blonde boy pushed down his pants to his knees, then with his hands on his hips and his groin pointed toward her, aimed his piss at her You disgusting sod I devoured this book over a short period, it was fast paced, authentic, a little racy in parts, and to be honest it has made its way to my favourites Thanks Sharon for being unique in the way you write and for showing an Aussie flavour and keeping it real Loved it Strongly recommended reading

  2. says:

    Isabel McGuire was a red haired beauty, living with her Pa in the poorest area of London, St Giles, where starvation was a day to day fact of life Her Ma and brother Joshua had been transported to Sydney Townthan ten years previously and though she missed them dreadfully she was saddened when she struggled to remember her Ma s face Isabel s beauty would get her into trouble, but also would help her through the many bad times ahead Her Pa owned a candle making business, but the few penni Isabel McGuire was a red haired beauty, living with her Pa in the poorest area of London, St Giles, where starvation was a day to day fact of life Her Ma and brother Joshua had been transported to Sydney Townthan ten years previously and though she missed them dreadfully she was saddened when she struggled to remember her Ma s face Isabel s beauty would get her into trouble, but also would help her through the many bad times ahead Her Pa owned a candle making business, but the few pennies they received were not enough to stave off hunger, so Isabel managed to get a job at the local tavern, where luckily Tom brusque though he was had a soft spot for her, so set her up behind the bar.But the night that was to change so many lives, she was wiping tables and trading insults with the customers, when an almighty explosion shook the air, the walls of the tavern collapsed, and beer began flowing in vast amounts, washing everything away in its path The huge vats which stood above the brewery contained over 1,000,000 litres of beer, and one of the hoops which encircled them broke, causing a massive chain reaction The resulting wave of beer flooded the surrounding slums, killing people, especially those living in the cellars.Isabel was frantic, fighting her way through the flooded streets, hearing the screams and anguish of the people around her, but desperate to find her father She had left him in their cellar when she d gone to work One of her dear friends, who was pregnant, drowned, along with her daughter Isabel managed to find her aunt, who didn t know where her Pa wasshe hadn t seen him leave the cellar Desperate, wet, stinking of porter, tired, she scoured the hospital, until finally she made her way to the home of a rich man, Richard Barrett, who had been with her father when she left Richard Barrett was to have a profound impact on Isabel s life, and following some harrowing times in the intervening months, she found herself headed for Australia and a new life in the colonies Here she hoped to find her mother and brother, to be reunited with them at long last But fate had many unkind hands to play, and the mistakes Isabel made were many The difference between the rich and the poor in the new colony of Sydney Town was vast, and Isabel needed her wiles and wits to keep her sanity I loved the character of Isabel, she was flawed, she made an incredible amount of wrong choices, but she was wonderful I could see her beautiful flowing red hair, her grit and determination, her stubborn character, all of which got her into trouble many times I kept thinking, HOW MANY MORE THINGS CAN GO WRONG I loved the beauty of the Australian bush and the grimy streets of London.the word pictures were painted so well The author s notes at the end of the novel are interesting, showing the many facts which were blended with the fiction of this novel The obviously meticulous research also stands out and makes the novel that muchenjoyable Also the pace of this story is intense, there are no quiet spots to let you take a breath, and I just couldn t put it down I loved this historical novel set in the early 1800s, and would highly recommend it

  3. says:

    Thanks to the author for my copy of this book It is set in a time period I really enjoy reading about although glad I didn t live through and I loved parts of the book the descriptions of London especially Newgate prison and of Sydney at this time were great Where I tended to get confused was in following some of the events that happened things seemed to happen so fast without enough back story to help me understand what was happening or why, and in some of the dialogue, which I didn t Thanks to the author for my copy of this book It is set in a time period I really enjoy reading about although glad I didn t live through and I loved parts of the book the descriptions of London especially Newgate prison and of Sydney at this time were great Where I tended to get confused was in following some of the events that happened things seemed to happen so fast without enough back story to help me understand what was happening or why, and in some of the dialogue, which I didn t always feel flowed smoothly I would have liked to have known a bitabout Richard and Isabella before the beer flood how he came to know her and her father, and how his feelings for Isabella developed, but we aren t told any of that I felt a little as though I d started the story at least 20 pages in because everything happened so quickly It is dreadful to see the desperation that some women felt, driven to do things they wouldn t ordinarily have chosen to do in the attempt to simply survive Lack of choice is a terrible thing and I know that almost all women in society at that time whether high born or low born were cursed with it their family s wealth or lack thereof just made the furnishings of their prison a littleor less comfortable Thank goodness for education and changing attitudes between then and now Although there were a few too many coincidental meetings for my liking it seemed like everybody Isabella met in London she also met in Australia , I liked that Sharon tied up her loose ends neatly by the finish Sharon has done a good job of the research involved in this work I find it amazing that the beer flood actually happened a massive vat of porter exploded at the brewery, apparently, flooding the local area with beer knee deep, sweeping people off their feet And it sounds so funny to hear Isabella referring to things as happening the day of the beer flood , or after the beer flood She is talking to someone who isn t a local at a later point in the book and says, He died a few days after the beer flood To which the person she s talking to says, What bloody beer flood The author s note at the end touched a biton the factual basis for various events locations used in the book and made for interesting reading

  4. says:

    3.5 StarsFirst and foremost, if you love historical romance novels with strong female leads and steamy sex scenes, you will thoroughly enjoy this book And, even if you aren t the biggest fan of romance, the story will still keep you intrigued and interested I really enjoyed the character of Isabel, despite seldom understanding many of her choices she did seem to hold on to some romantic feelings for men who definitely didn t deserve any kindness from her But, really, Robards has done an exc 3.5 StarsFirst and foremost, if you love historical romance novels with strong female leads and steamy sex scenes, you will thoroughly enjoy this book And, even if you aren t the biggest fan of romance, the story will still keep you intrigued and interested I really enjoyed the character of Isabel, despite seldom understanding many of her choices she did seem to hold on to some romantic feelings for men who definitely didn t deserve any kindness from her But, really, Robards has done an excellent job of creating a character who is beautiful, passionate and strong, but who also has believable weaknesses and flaws that trip her up on her way through life.I also LOVED that Robards had the guts to create a female main character who really likes sex True, her desires often causeproblems for her, but it was very refreshing to have a young female character set in this time period who actually genuinely likes sex.The ending was really great, as you think you know where the story is going, and it takes a sudden unexpected turn that was refreshing.The book did suffer a bit from the sort of typos one should be used to when reading self published novels Additionally, the accents at the beginning drove me crazy, though they did serve a purpose in the end to reflect Isabel s transition from London streets to high society Lastly, the ending felt a bit rushed to me.Overall, give this book a shot It is definitely heavier on the romance than the historical aspect, which is primarily why it received lowers stars from me, but I was amazed at how much I liked it even with elements that I normally can t stand in other novels

  5. says:

    I loved this book. It reminded me of the wonderful Australia raw land stories written by E.V.Timms. There is so much interesting reading and you see it all unfold with each page Isabel is the main character, a young girl who s mother and brother were transported to a terrible life as convicts in NSW early days She is a naive young girl struggling to keep herself from the horror of living penniless in the squaller of London She runs from one problem to another, not knowing how to act or what I loved this book. It reminded me of the wonderful Australia raw land stories written by E.V.Timms. There is so much interesting reading and you see it all unfold with each page Isabel is the main character, a young girl who s mother and brother were transported to a terrible life as convicts in NSW early days She is a naive young girl struggling to keep herself from the horror of living penniless in the squaller of London She runs from one problem to another, not knowing how to act or what to do Eventually she comes to NSW as the married woman of a tyrant and jealose rich husband She suffers one abuse after the other from his hands and the hands of another man blackmailing her This story is never boring, it keeps you enthralled from beginning to end

  6. says:

    Not a quick, but an enjoyable read Not your fluffy romance, butalong the lines of Barbara Taylor Bradford or Beatrice Small ish Reallyabout the strength of women While it had some challenging passages and some disturbing moments, I would recommend this After winning this from the Goodreads First Reads Program I took my time reading and enjoying this interesting gift.

  7. says:

    Brilliant A well deserved 5 s..A Woman Transported by Sharon Robards is a real gripping and well told storyI have very much enjoyed reading it.I love the protagonist Isabel s character and principlesin spite of her often questionable decisions I also liked the very convincing portrayals of the other characters with their various and complex personalities which were steadily maintained throughout the story.Sharon Robards attention to detail gives her writing a lot of credibility as Brilliant A well deserved 5 s..A Woman Transported by Sharon Robards is a real gripping and well told storyI have very much enjoyed reading it.I love the protagonist Isabel s character and principlesin spite of her often questionable decisions I also liked the very convincing portrayals of the other characters with their various and complex personalities which were steadily maintained throughout the story.Sharon Robards attention to detail gives her writing a lot of credibility as the story flows seamlessly from one scene or chapter to the next without losing any of its authenticity, while at the same time keeping the timeline in sync There is a nice balance of factual History and descriptions of actual places blended with the Fiction, giving an overall realistic and believable quality to her story.From page one, in Sydney 1803, the reader is made witness to some of the most dreadful actions to be perpetrated on fellow humans in our colonial times, and which were sanctioned by the sadistic pleasures of a man who was to become known and remembered in Australian History as the Flogging Parson the Reverand Samuel Marsden, who, at the time had been appointed to the Bench of Magistrates in Parramatta.The story then goes on to tell the fictional tale of the wide ranging consequences and domino effects of that action, and covers the full range of human emotion from, shock and horror, to empathy, romance and even humour, with realistic and convincing portrayals throughout.I chose this book as a part of my Goodreads November Historical Fiction Challenge and now I am stuck for what to read next as the bar has now been set quite high What a great read it was Fascinating characters with loads of mystery and intrigue, I didn t want it to end.I have given it a well deserved 5 s, and would highly recommend it.especially to anyone still wondering what to read for their November Historical Fiction challenge.It is one of those stories where I think I am going to be missing Isabel protagonist for some time, now that I have finished the book A nice balance and blending of History and Fiction I look forward to readingfrom this author

  8. says:

    The Khaleesi of Bodice rippersAfter reading Bound to Sarah by Craig Brennan I was intrigued to learnabout the early days of convict immigration to Australia and A Woman Transported by author Sharon Robards provided that back ground while giving what must be the ultimate woman in peril adventure The story centers on Isabel McGuire whose mother and brother were sent as convicts to Australia leaving young Isabel and her Father to survive alone in London, nearly every male character in th The Khaleesi of Bodice rippersAfter reading Bound to Sarah by Craig Brennan I was intrigued to learnabout the early days of convict immigration to Australia and A Woman Transported by author Sharon Robards provided that back ground while giving what must be the ultimate woman in peril adventure The story centers on Isabel McGuire whose mother and brother were sent as convicts to Australia leaving young Isabel and her Father to survive alone in London, nearly every male character in this novel has a kind of Snidely Whiplash type of persona they all desire Isabel for her beauty as a trophy wife or as a mistress, she comes to Australia as the wife of a rich and jealous man hoping to find her mother and brother It becomes complicated at this point like I said most all the men are sex driven cads and racists and they all are focus on this young lady and her complicated history of relationships The story was good but kind of long and I m not sure how much she changed as a person over the course of this story, you would think all the tragic events would have changed her quite a bit but from the beginning to pretty much the end she stayed the golden hearted girl who is always being stalked by predatory males

  9. says:

    Wonderfully writtenThis is an extraordinary, well written book I cannot say enough about this heart rending, emotionally charged, maddening storywhat a plot I never expected the ending And I read a book per day Unique story, strong and well defined characters, great dialogue Absolutely highly recommend My God, what women endure To read the life of this beautiful, thoughtful, giving and loving woman and follow her through her relationships with the various men in her life will tear you Wonderfully writtenThis is an extraordinary, well written book I cannot say enough about this heart rending, emotionally charged, maddening storywhat a plot I never expected the ending And I read a book per day Unique story, strong and well defined characters, great dialogue Absolutely highly recommend My God, what women endure To read the life of this beautiful, thoughtful, giving and loving woman and follow her through her relationships with the various men in her life will tear you up inside Who can she believe.and she wants to believe and be loved and respected for herself It is just a great story This is an author I shall be reading whatever I can find of her work

  10. says:

    I read this on my iPhone as an ebook, which is not the way I prefer to read books but I was in a reading slump and not really interested in reading anything I have to say that this story completely lifted me out of the reading doldrums I was instantly transported myself to London in the early 1800 s and right from the very beginning became immersed in Isabel s life This was an engaging read, part romance, part historical drama I found the description of London at that time so accurate and if I read this on my iPhone as an ebook, which is not the way I prefer to read books but I was in a reading slump and not really interested in reading anything I have to say that this story completely lifted me out of the reading doldrums I was instantly transported myself to London in the early 1800 s and right from the very beginning became immersed in Isabel s life This was an engaging read, part romance, part historical drama I found the description of London at that time so accurate and if I closed my eyes I could see it as it was then, the squalor, the buildings, the people It was so palpable We follow Isabel as she struggles to survive in a cruel, male controlled world Her saga continues as she travels across the seas to Australia Having to endure her own version of hell, perhaps not quite like that of the convicts but nevertheless still as traumatic, we see her emerge as a strong, capable woman I thoroughly enjoyed the story which at times brought to mind authors like Diana Gabaldon and Bryce Courtenay Overall the story was well constructed although perhaps in parts I felt that it was just a little too convenient and would have liked it to be a bitfleshed out with perhaps a bitdepth to the characters and their actions but this did nothing to detract from my enjoyment of the book I think it was just me wanting to knowabout what they were thinking and feeling I did feel at times when the story moved to Sydney Town that I was still in London but I suppose at that time Australia was very English and so many similarities to that country were inevitable This was my first book by Sharon Robards but it certainly won t be my last I hope though that the next book of hers I read is actually a physical copy as I would like to see it sitting on my shelf afterwards

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