Twopenny Rainbows

In 1863, Irish orphans Ismay and Mara are sent to Australia against their will by the authorities. Even worse, they’re separated on arrival. While Ismay is forced to take a job as a maid in the country, Mara must stay in the care of the Catholic mission.

Desperate to be reunited with her sister, Ismay flees. But there is danger in the bush – and when she finds a saviour, he brings with him new problems.

Mara too has run away – and though she finds shelter, it is in a place with its own perils.

Meanwhile their elder sister Keara is looking for them. But the trail is growing cold. Will they find each other again or will their old enemies triumph?

‘Twopenny Rainbows’ was published in hardback, paperback, large print, audiobook and ebook formats.

A linked book is 'Threepenny Dreams', the story of the mother of the hero (Malachi). ‘Twopenny Rainbows is available for sale in all Commonwealth countries and if your local bookshop doesn’t stock it, you can ask them to order it for you. Indeed, all Anna Jacobs paperbacks are regularly reprinted and can be ordered from your local bookshop or purchased on line.

Readers buying on line, or readers in the USA and other non-Commonwealth countries can order Anna’s books from Amazon UK or The Book Depository which doesn't charge postage to most countries.




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