A Terrible Beauty by Katie Hanrahan
Approx. 115,850 words.
Published on August 30, 2011 by
The penal colony in Western Australia is escape-proof...but that is about to change.
Sentenced to seven years transportation, Mary Claire O'Dwyer is determined to free the Fenian rebels whose support has landed her on a prison ship bound for the end of the earth. She will find allies in a foreign land where a Royal Marine's scarlet coat can be another deception.