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Liberty by Nikki McWatters to hit shelves on 29 October

  • Jean Smith · 4 weeks ago
Liberty by Nikki McWatters to hit shelves on 29 October
Link:
https://www.uqp.uq.edu.au/Book.aspx/1487/Liberty

After the success of Hexenhaus, Nikki McWatters is back with a high-energy companion novel that tells the powerful story of three young women caught in the battles of their own times, and draws on the ideals of sisterhood, loyalty and courage.

In 1472, Jeanne’s father arranges her marriage to a French lieutenant against her wishes. As armed forces threaten her beloved home, Jeanne risks all to rally the city’s women in the fight of their lives.

In 1797, unbeknownst to their father, feisty and brave Betsy, her brother and their best friend secretly join the rebel army, hoping to liberate Ireland from the tyrannical yoke of English rule.

In 1960’s Australia, country-girl Fiona desperately wants to fit in at university and joins the anti-Vietnam protest movement, despite her family’s objections. When a friend is conscripted, Fiona’s beliefs are challenged even further.

A fast-paced historical adventure and empowering feminist novel, Liberty’s great strength lies in the authenticity and grit of its characters.

PRAISE FOR LIBERTY

‘Liberty is historical fiction at its very best: fresh, compelling and full of romance, high stakes, bloody battles, and heart-pounding moments. I loved it.’ Pip Harry, author of Because of You

‘Liberty looks at how hard women have fought – in small and momentous ways – for the equality men are born with.’ Maria Lewis, author of The Witch Who Courted Death

'A great pick for readers aged 13 years old and over with an interest in politics and feminism, and for those who love a cracking historical yarn.' Books+Publishing