Lesley Pearse's Remember Me is her most recent historical novel.
She made a mistake and now she'll never see home again . . .
Mary, a Cornish mariner's daughter, makes the biggest mistake of her short life when she steals a silk hat. Convicted and sentenced to be transported to Australia, she endures horrific conditions aboard ship before landing in a brutal and barbaric country.
It will take all her courage just to survive.
But Mary is also determined to make something of herself in this rugged man's world. And she dreams that one day she will find a way of crossing the cruel seas that lie between her and home . . .
Based on a true story, Remember Me brings Mary Broad vividly to life in this moving story of a woman triumphing against overwhelming odds.
Lesley Pearse is the author of the bestsellers Never Look Back and Gypsy. Remember Me is a historical novel based on the true story of transported convict Mary Bryant (née Broad). Fans of Susan Lewis will be instant fans of Lesley Pearse.
Praise for Lesley Pearse:
'With characters it is impossible not to care about ... this is storytelling at its very best' Daily Mail
'Lose yourself in this epic saga' Bella
'An emotional and moving epic you won't forget in a hurry' Woman's Weekly
With her gripping and moving storylines best-selling author Lesley Pearse has captured the imaginations of millions in the UK and abroad. Her other titles The Promise, A Lesser Evil, Till We Meet Again, Secrets, Charlie, Father Unknown, Gypsy, Trust Me, Faith, Never Look Back, Remember Me and Hope are also available as Penguin paperbacks. Lesley lives near Bristol and has three daughters and two grandchildren.
Find Lesley on Twitter @LesleyPearse or find out more on her website, www.lesleypearse.co.uk.