She was Maori, aged anywhere between three and five years old. Her dirty, matted hair hung past her shoulders, and her sweet, heart-shaped little face was filthy. When 18-year-old Kitty Carlisle's father dies unexpectedly in Norfolk in 1838, Kitty and her mother are left impoverished. After Kitty is discovered in a compromising position with an unscrupulous adventurer, her reputation is left in shreds. In desperation, her mother banishes Kitty to the colonies in disgrace, under the guardianship of her dour missionary uncle and his long-suffering wife. Against the backdrop of the wild and unruly Bay of Islands in the period leading up to the signing of the treaty of Waitangi, Kitty meets and falls in love with Ryan Farrell, a rude, aloof and atheistic ships captain. When she discovers he is also a gun runner, her loyalties are torn and her tempestuous nature leads to an estrangement. the path to true love is tortuous, involving rampaging Maori war parties, illicit sexual liaisons and incarceration in Sydney's Hyde Park Barracks, forgery, betrayal and death at sea. A tempestuous romance and a lively adventure with a fiery and memorable heroine, Kitty is a stand-alone novel, with potential as an ongoing saga of love and adventure on the high seas in the Pacific of the 1800s, by one of our leading historical novelists.


  • chapter 01
    Duração: 01min
  • chapter 02
    Duração: 01h12min
  • chapter 03
    Duração: 42min
  • chapter 04
    Duração: 40min
  • chapter 05
    Duração: 41min
  • chapter 06
    Duração: 46min
  • chapter 07
    Duração: 36min
  • chapter 08
    Duração: 41min
  • chapter 09
    Duração: 48min
  • chapter 10
    Duração: 24min
  • chapter 11
    Duração: 48min
  • chapter 12
    Duração: 49min
  • chapter 13
    Duração: 44min
  • chapter 14
    Duração: 43min
  • chapter 15
    Duração: 38min
  • chapter 16
    Duração: 46min
  • chapter 17
    Duração: 41min
  • chapter 18
    Duração: 42min
  • chapter 19
    Duração: 04min