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The wake of the Lorelei Lee : being an account of the adventures of Jacky Faber on her way to Botany Bay
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2010
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In the Bloody Jack Adventure series' eighth book, Jacky arrives in London full of hope but soon finds herself convicted of piracy and sent on a women's prison ship bound for the penal colony in Australia. Meanwhile, her longtime betrothed, Jaimy, plots a mutiny aboard a ship bearing male convicts to the same destination. Jacky shows some of the cultural insensitivity of her times when she briefly explores India, but Meyer knows how to spin an exciting yarn, particularly on the high seas. Fans will enjoy watching this irrepressible and decidedly uninhibited heroine make the best of yet another seemingly hopeless predicament.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2010 Booklist
Summary
Jacky Faber, rich from her exploits diving for Spanish gold, has purchased the Lorelei Lee to carry passengers across the Atlantic. Believing she has been absolved of past sins against the Crown, Jacky docks in London to take on her crew, but is instead arrested and sentenced to life in the newly formed penal colony in Australia.<br> <br> To add insult to injury, the Lorelei Lee is confiscated to carry Jacky and more than 200 female convicts to populate New South Wales. Not one to give in to self pity, Jacky rallies her sisters to "better" their position--resulting in wild escapades, brushes with danger, and much hilarity. Will Jacky find herself a founding mother of New South Wales, Australia? Not if she has anything to do about it!<br>
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