11 May 2021
In Displaced by Cristina Sanders, Eloise Sansonnet must leave Cornwall with her family and immigrate to New Zealand. It is 1872. Her uncle who is already there has sold their farm, forcing them to leave. Matthew, her eldest brother, refuses to go but their abusive father drags him unconscious aboard the Balmoral (the ship that will take them).
On board, Eloise meets Lars, a Norwegian boy from below decks. She instantly connects with him even though he’s a peasant and can hardly speak her language (or so she thinks). But then Matthew goes missing and her family starts to fall apart. Read more