- 2016 INDIES Finalist
- Finalist, Young Adult Fiction (Children's)
It’s 1842. 14-year-old Jennie Lawrence has been found guilty of stealing, and finds herself aboard one of the few women-only convict ships destined for Australia. Jennie had been desperate – and as she gets to know the other women on the convict ship – she realizes she’s not the only one. The conditions aboard are abhorrent – women are ill from the lack of food and water, and are beaten if they disobey orders. The only way for the women to survive is if they band together.