Pennyworth of Sunshine
Keara Michaels doesn’t want to leave her family in Ireland, but fate sends her first to Lancashire, where she works for the Mullanes, then later across the sea to Australia. And Theo Mullane, the man who loves her, is married with an ailing baby son, so cannot follow her as he longs to.
Mark Gibson left Lancashire to avoid marriage, but found gold-prospecting in Australia a dangerous pursuit. When he settles in a country town, his gentle young wife dies in childbirth and his father-in-law kidnaps the baby. So Mark runs away again, this time to Western Australia, where he employs Keara in his country inn.
But danger threatens them all, even Keara’s sisters in Ireland. Theo is eventually free to come looking for the woman he loves, and Mark at last confronts his past.
‘A Pennyworth of Sunshine’ has been published in hardback, paperback, large print, audio book and ebook formats. It's 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.
When buying on line, in Australia you can obtain Anna's books from Amazon UK or The Book Depository which doesn't charge postage to most countries.
When I started this story I intended Mark Gibson to be the hero. Readers had been asking what happened to him after he fled from Lancashire in Hallam Square. Theo was supposed to be the villain. But Theo wouldn't hurt Keara, said he loved her, and Mark wasn't a strong enough personality to be the hero, so I had to rewrite the first 30,000 words. Mark gains some courage in this book and its sequel Twopenny Rainbows, however, so all's well that ends well.