The Abbey Cottage by Elisa Cristallo

xCxThe Australian colony was a place where people struggled to survive at the edge of the known world. Nettie Abbey was born into this life and like her predecessors, she is a criminal. Nettie is convicted of the murder of a well-respected doctor and, in 1852, she joins the notorious group of women to be executed in New South Wales.

Nettie spends her final days at Goulburn Gaol, where she is known for her violent temper and disrespect for authority. When the district newspapers learn of her, she becomes infamous as a murderess and a whore. But Nettie was not always a criminal and her life is more complicated than a single murder.

Nettie was once taught to read, write and to think for herself – uncommon for a girl in the colony. When Nettie is orphaned and forced from her home she travels far beyond the official colony lines and lives with those on the fringes. Nettie sees the power and corruption of the wealthy, she rides with bushrangers and she comes to know the true beauty and immensity of the land.

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Real raw relationships and takes you back in time”

Five Star Review on Amazon By Daniel Calizaya-Jave

This book was awesome. I thought I would be lost as it is set in colonial times but I found the story and descriptions really made me feel like I already knew that part of history. The relationships in the book are definitely different than in other books, much more raw. I love that you can’t predict how it will end.

About the Author

Actress, writer & comedienne. Author of the #ebook The Abbey Cottage: A novel of the Australian colony. Creating sketch comedy for Crystalline Productions.

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