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The Book

Courageous decisions need to be made, by both Dan and Charlotte. Both are seeking to escape confusing religious doctrinal beliefs in the eighteenth century within Wales and England. Charlotte additionally struggles with medical beliefs of the time.

Dan – a deep thinker, challenges accepted beliefs of a Christian denomination gaining converts throughout the century,- is branded a rebellious non conformist.

Charlotte – sees ahead a lifetime of shame and disgrace.

Choices are made. In making them, they separately begin adventurous and challenging lives, – joining the thousands of emigrants who join the early pioneers in Australia.

The hardships of supporting large families, dealing with grief and poverty during the Australian gold rush years, come alive. The reality of realising real love, changes everything.

Both characters have the wanderlust gene, – as one in four of our population are suspected of possessing. Believed to be the reason many people are unsettled and motivated, who leave the familiar, choosing to go into the unknown. For the twenty first century reader, the reality of what our ancestors’ lives were like will be understood.

 

READERS REVIEWS

This book is very nicely written, has black & white photographs to embolden …, August 28, 2016. (Four stars)

By Tim I Gurung

This review is from: The Fortune Seekers Dan and Charlotte: Book One of a Series (Kindle Edition)

This book is not only a historical novel but also a history by itself and everyone who has roots from the British side must read this book. The book is very nicely written, has black & white photographs to embolden the story, and make you feel like you were traveling with them. I also learned a little piece of history, e.g. why it has anything to do with the word ‘bastards’ and I am grateful to the writer for clearing that as well. While reading this book, I couldn’t help but felt like I was watching those old Western movies when people were moving around and living a life of gypsies. It is definitely a very good book, easy but interesting reading and the highly recommended. The book is quite long though, so, prepare yourself for a long and enjoyable ride. I am not sure if it was based on true story but I genuinely felt that way.

“Loving your book. Love the characters and the historical background–loving to hate Charlotte’s cousin–what a tool he is! (haha) but then she wouldn’t have ended up with Dan… I’m up to the part where they are heading back to Paramatta to see her family. Looking forward to your next book ”

Sharon and Rusty Jones – Australia

 

“The struggle to break out in a time of conformity. Questioning when questions were scarcely asked. Great story”

John Nuyten – Australia

 

“Hi Glennis. I received your book. Have read it. Well done . If the next novel is as good I will certainly have to get a copy. Well done. Radar”

Trevor Powell – New Zealand

 

“I gradually got drawn into the story and by the time the boys had their seminal experience in the pub where Dave got laid and Dan got drugged, I was hooked.

 

Some highlights: I loved your cameo appearance, ghosting through that Welsh graveyard! The descriptions of Dan’s life at sea and the gold mining section were quite convincing, obviously well researched. And, I have to admit, I shed a tear when Dan took Charlotte to the registry office to legalize their marriage.

 

In a nutshell. the book got better and better as time went on.”

A.G. Germany

 

“Shirley and I have both read your book and enjoyed the overall story and insites into your family history.
I think you are amazing to have taken up the challenge of writing which neither of us would ever dream of doing. Your research and overall developing of the various characters was great.”

Ian and Shirley Monger-Australia

 

“A true insight to what early life must have been like. An interesting read.”

Bob- Australia

 

“Just a quick email Glennis to tell you we are enjoying The Fortune Seekers immensely- you clever girl you!! We are loving every minute, can’t wait for our read tomorrow….”

Hilary and Brian Fallis-Australia

 

5つ星のうち4.0

“I DID enjoy the book and am looking forward to the next installment. -The Fortune Seekers Dan and Charlotte”

投稿者Glennis Browne2016年10月3日 – (Amazon.com)

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5つ星のうち5.0

“I was in my element reading this novel.”

投稿者Tate2016年11月3日 – (Amazon.com)

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“I love historical novels. I was in my element reading this one. Amazing the struggles and hardships these courageous people worked through. I highly recommend this well written novel. I am looking forward to the next one.”

5つ星のうち4.0

 

The book is very nicely written …

投稿者Tim I gurung2016年8月29日 – (Amazon.com)

 

“This book is not only a historical novel but also a history by itself and everyone who has roots from the British side must read this book. The book is very nicely written, and makes you feel like you were traveling with them. I also learned a little piece of history, e.g. why it has anything to do with the word ‘bastards’ and I am grateful to the writer for clearing that as well.

While reading this book, I couldn’t help but feel like I was watching those old Western movies when people were moving around and living a life of gypsies. It is definitely a very good book, easy but interesting reading and the highly recommended. The book is quite long, so, prepare yourself for a long and enjoyable ride. I am not sure if it was based on true story but I genuinely felt that way.”

5つ星のうち3.0

 

“A good insight into the struggles and difficulties faced by pioneering …”

投稿者Amazon Customer2016年9月20日 – (Amazon.com)

 

“A delightful story based on family history. A good insight into the struggles and difficulties faced by pioneering families.”

 

“I very much enjoyed The Fortune Seekers – Dan and Charlotte by Glennis Browne.  I will first declare – I have a personal interest in this book.  A couple of weeks ago, I met the author through Ancestry.

Dan and Charlotte are her great-great grandparents, and also mine.  The books is well-researched and the writing is very good.  I particularly liked the descriptions of where the characters lived, especially their life on board the ship as they migrated to Australia.

This is a work of fiction loosely built on the facts as the author knows them to be.  I read the Kindle version. Recommended to anyone who has ancestors who undertook a similar journey around that time.”

Suzanne Mulligan – Australia

 

A Synopsis

The Fortune Seekers – Dan and Charlotte’ compelling story portrays

  • Crisis
  • Hope
  • Forgiveness
  • Love
  • Loss
  • Grief
  • Adventure

Author Glennis Browne’s riveting plot and well-drawn characters, delves into issues facing the population of Great Britain in the mid 1800’s.
You will meet Dan

  • A deep thinker challenging the Welsh Calvinist beliefs of the 17th and 18th centuries.
  • Branded a rebellious non conformist, he is desperate to escape confusing doctrines in order to discover his own beliefs.

Charlotte predicts

  • Shame and disgrace as her destiny, after indulging in a love relationship fraught with complicated challenges.
    Separately they join the thousands of emigrants who become the early pioneers in Australia.

This compelling story explores various Biblical principles.

  • You will discover conclusions made regarding societies expectations in the context of two families in their 18th century historical settings
  • Situations affecting thousands emigrating to Australia during the Australian gold-rush in this riveting tale of pioneering life.

The 21st century reader may uncover personal answers as Browne chronicles possibilities in her moving story in her debut novel, ‘The Fortune Seekers – Dan and Charlotte’ in this revised edition.

The second of the series will be published soon

Browne chronicles possibilities in her moving story – ‘The Fortune Seekers – Dan and Charlotte’ in this revised edition, answering historical questions of the 21st century reader

Dan finds himself in a precarious situation high upon a cliff ledge with no idea how he got there.

  • ‘To be free, all you need to do is step off the ledge towards me.’

Charlotte predicts shame and disgrace as her destiny, after indulging in a love relationship fraught with problems.

  • ‘On hindsight, some of the things that I share, I regret. But, once begun there is no going backwards.’

The struggles are real, resulting in life changing decisions. Dan and Charlotte’ compelling story portrays an array of emotions-

  • anger, disappointment, hope, forgiveness, love, loss, grief and decisiveness.
  • Will their problems be solved if they join the thousands of emigrants as early pioneers in Australia?

Author Glennis Browne’s riveting plot and well-drawn characters, delves into social and religious issues facing the population of Great Britain in the mid 1800’s.

The second book of the moving series will be published soon.