This is Madelina's book. I was first engaged when researching my family history. Madelina Forbes Mitchell is my 3rd great grandmother. I stumbled across Madelina and her inspiring life story after reading about my 5th great grandmother, English Romantic poet Charlotte Turner Smith. A wonderful spirited woman named Annette gave me Madelina's handwritten memoir and we continue to have a fantastic friendship with Madelina and so much more in common.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
It took four years to digitalise Madelina's story. My motivation was to have her memoir published. She spent months handwriting her memoir and I felt it my duty to have it read by as many people possible. I never imagined Smashwords would be the best vessel. I discovered Smashwords while studying online publication. What a way to go!
Madelina Forbes Mitchell’s memoir is an interesting read that gives an insight into her extraordinary life and the trials endured upon moving to Australia with her husband Fredrick Mitchell in 1838. The reader is given a snapshot of time through the eyes of someone who was a little bit further up the aristocratic ladder than most.