Suzannah's Gold

Suzannah s Gold Suzannah Casey was just twelve years old when she was transported to the Australian colony from Ireland Though devastated by her circumstances she was grateful to be given an opportunity to start a n

  • Title: Suzannah's Gold
  • Author: Carol Preston
  • ISBN: 9781921632853
  • Page: 158
  • Format: Paperback
  • Suzannah Casey was just twelve years old when she was transported to the Australian colony from Ireland Though devastated by her circumstances, she was grateful to be given an opportunity to start a new life on the Goulburn Plains with ex convict, George Oakes However, Suzannah could never have imagined the trauma and loss that lay ahead of her She must find the faith aSuzannah Casey was just twelve years old when she was transported to the Australian colony from Ireland Though devastated by her circumstances, she was grateful to be given an opportunity to start a new life on the Goulburn Plains with ex convict, George Oakes However, Suzannah could never have imagined the trauma and loss that lay ahead of her She must find the faith and courage to overcome abuse, abandonment, religious bigotry and her own yearnings in order to discover what is precious than gold.

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    1. Four and a half stars. Transported from Ireland to Australia, Suzannah undergoes a lot of hardship in her life. Suzanna encounter’s Caroline Chisholm and it is lovely to see the influence this woman had on young lives in the colony. There are the struggles of life in a new colony, the racism that exists between the early convicts and settlers and the Chinese, as well as the Aboriginal people. It also shows a lot of the religious prejudices that abounded between Catholic and Protestant. What a [...]

    2. Suzannah's Gold is an Australian historical fiction novel set in the mid 1800s. The story follows the life of a young girl transported unfairly from Ireland to Australia when she was only thirteen years old. She experiences new hopes and tragedy, horror and joy.The book is based on some real historical situations. Some of the characters are real people. Carol Preston has obviously done a lot of research and it shows. The story highlights the struggles that the early settlers in our country faced [...]

    3. Thanks to the publisher for my review copy. I had read Mary's two latest books and really enjoyed them, so was looking forward to reading this book. It didn't let me down. Suzannah has come to Australia as a convict and has an encounter with Caroline Chisholm which sees her in a better place than she may have been. She then ends up in Goulburn Plains where she meets George. We see the struggles of the early settlers in Australia and the hardships they faced from droughts to floods to bushfires. [...]

    4. Two reviews from our CALEB reviewers:(1)New South Wales was only 50 years old when twelve year old Suzannah Casey was transported from her home in Ireland to the new colony. Suzannah’s Gold follows her life in this always rough, tough, harsh and often dangerous outpost from the early days of Caroline Chisholm and her wonderful legacy to Suzannah’s death many years later.Suzannah had strength of character and a simple faith in God that was extraordinary. She needed it to stand her in good ste [...]

    5. I do love a book that reminds me how easy we have it today. This novel is set in the early years of Australia. Where religious differences from Ireland and England seem insignificant in relation to the daily challenges the characters face trying to create a home for themselves. I did find this story a little drawn out and quite sad. But as with all of Carol's books that I've read, it had me turning the pages until the end. Great Aussie writing the whole world would enjoy.

    6. I loved this book, it was the first book I read of Carol's. I was moved to tears at times and became totally immersed in Suzannah's life. I recommend this book to all my friends and family and everyone who loves a great read.

    7. A stirring historical saga, highlighting the tribulations and tenacity of early Australian pioneer settlers. Suzannah arrives in the convict settlement of New South Wales after being nabbed by the constabulary on the streets of an Irish town for being out after curfew. She is fortunate enough, a few months after landing, to be offered a place with Caroline Chisholm. Despite heartbreak and a troubled marriage, she remains loyal to her husband. The conflict she feels as she falls in love with her [...]

    8. A reasonable read, but it did remind me of books presented as prizes at the end of scripture studies. There was too much mention of religion and the biblical quotes were excessive. I initially accepted it as representing the mindset of the era, but as the religious references continued and were more numerous than some books I have read that were written in the era I became suspicious the religious references had nothing to do with the era. I checked, and this is from the author Carol Preston’s [...]

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