Her first book is Carry Me Home about a daughter who sets sail for Australia with her father to make a new life for themselves. Her father seeks the new climate for his health, while Finella is set to marry a preacher in a foreign land. Moving from England to Australia is a shock, but Finella weathers the storms of tragedy. The trials of life bring her closer to the Lord and closer to the people in the "new" land of Australia.
I want to start off with something flippant like "it's a fun book, you should read it!", but it's more than just a "fun" read. It's a great story full of depth. I enjoyed Dorothy's turn a phrase and picture images to describe scenes and people. For example, she wrote "Her heart ruffled like a wind torn sail, held, yet ripped." to describe a moment in Finella's life. How beautiful and relevant when she's sailed across the world!
Time Period: 1875
Location: Phillip Island, Australia
Reviewed from a complimentary copy. Thank you, RelzReviewz and Dorothy Adamek!
Title: Carry Me Home
Series: Book 1, Blue Wren Shallows
Author: Dorothy Adamek
Release Day: December 1, 2015