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Set in the 1900’s, Sisters of Freedom, is a passionate tale of three sisters striving for freedom and independence. Growing up in the historical local residence of Kuranda, their actions change the face of women’s rights.

1901 is a time where Federation has been achieved, but Australian women are yet to gain the right to vote in their new nation’s elections and have a say in the laws that govern them.

Bolshy, boisterous Frankie Merriweather is a fervent advocate for women’s rights, determined to dedicate herself to the cause, never marrying or becoming a mother. She can’t understand her artistic sister Ivy, who wants a life of ease and beauty with her soon-to-be fiance, law student Patrick Earle.

Meanwhile, their married sister Aggie volunteers in an orphanage, decrying the inequality of Australia’s social classes … and longing to hold a baby in her arms.

When an accident takes Ivy, wounded and ill, into the violent and lawless zone of the Hawkesbury River, a year of change begins. Ivy’s burgeoning friendship with her saviour Riley Logan, a smuggler, and his sister, the poverty-stricken but valiant Fiona, will alter the lives of all three women forever.

Mary-Anne O’Connor is a bestselling Australian Author who grew up in the Bushland Shires of Hornsby and Ku-Ring-Gai. Mary-Anne and Harper Collins will donate $15 back to the Shelter from each book purchased via the HKWS shop. By buying the book through HKWS you help to raise funds that go directly to helping women in need in our community.