Better Reading Preview: Sisters of Freedom by Mary-Anne O’Connor

Better Reading Preview: Sisters of Freedom by Mary-Anne O’Connor

A passionate tale of three sisters as they strive for freedom and independence and follow their hearts to unexpected places, from a master storyteller. For readers of Fiona McIntosh, Nicole Alexander and Natasha Lester.

Sydney, Christmas, 1901. 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.

We have 50 copies of this book to give away. For your chance to Preview this book, click on the link and fill in the registration form.

This Preview sign-up period has now closed. Keep an eye out for future Previews being announced!

Better Reading Preview: An exclusive chance to read and review free books before anyone else

We invite our trusted community to engage directly with the nation-wide conversation about books by registering for Preview, our new crowd-sourced book review platform. Due to the insight and perceptiveness of our readers, we are launching a platform that allows your voice to be heard.

How do I express interest in reviewing a book?

Like us on Facebook or subscribe to our newsletter (if you haven’t already!) to hear about the next Preview campaign.

When a campaign is launched, readers will have 24 hours in which to send through their expression of interest, by filling in the registration form above. After 24 hours, Preview readers will be randomly selected from the pool of those who expressed interest in receiving and reviewing a free advance copy of the specified book. Usually these advance copies are printed three to four months before they hit bookshops, making Preview a great way to find out about upcoming titles before anyone else.

But be warned – there are only limited copies of each Preview book available for review.

You will only be contacted if you were successful in being selected.

When you register you are expressing interest for the following:

A free advance copy of the specified book sent to your postal address, in exchange for a brief review of the book that may be used for promotional purposes by Better Reading and the relevant publisher.

Important details:

– We need all your details, including your email address and postal address, for your expression of interest to be successful.

– Preview is currently only open to Australia-based readers.

– A successful registration to review a Preview book is for that single title, only. With every new Preview book announced, you will need to express interest again.

– When announced, Preview expressions of interest are open for 24 hours.

– Better Reading and the relevant publisher will never share the details provided by Preview reviewers for any purposes beyond the relevant Preview campaign.

– Preview demand is very high, and there are only limited spots available for each title. To keep things fair, if you fail to provide a review for a Preview title on two occasions, you will unfortunately not be selected for future Preview titles.

What happens after I express interest?

If you have been successful, you will receive a confirmation email shortly afterwards from Better Reading. This will contain a review deadline and a link through which to submit your review. It will also contain other details on the reviewing process.

About your Preview review:

– Preview reviews may feature on the Better Reading website and the Better Reading Facebook page. The relevant publisher may also use the reviews for promotion. When reviews are used for promotional purposes, each reviewer will only be identified by their first name and Australian state. Reviews may be edited slightly, just for the purposes of brevity and clarity.

– Social media posts about Preview may be shared by Better Reading on its social media channels and/ or website.

– All Preview reviews must be no longer than 200 words and must be received by the deadline specified in your confirmation email. You will generally have four weeks to submit your review, from the time you receive your book.

– We want you to have fun with Preview – post photos of your book on Instagram or Facebook when you receive it, and when you’ve read it, share your thoughts using the hashtag #BRPreview. Be sure to tag Better Reading in your posts – we love to hear from our readers! And if you have a Goodreads account, we encourage you to share your reviews there too.

Related Articles

Author Mary-Anne O’Connor Reminds us that The Oldest Cure for Boredom is in the Book

News | Author Related | Book Life

17 March 2020

Author Mary-Anne O’Connor Reminds us that The Oldest Cure for Boredom is in the Book

    Podcast: Mary-Anne O’Connor, Author of In a Great Southern Land, Discusses her Creative Family and Getting Published

    Podcast

    13 May 2019

    Podcast: Mary-Anne O’Connor, Author of In a Great Southern Land, Discusses her Creative Family and Getting Published

      Sons, Chaos and Love: Mary-Anne O’Connor, Author of In a Great Southern Land, Reflects on Kids vs Teens

      News

      7 May 2019

      Sons, Chaos and Love: Mary-Anne O’Connor, Author of In a Great Southern Land, Reflects on Kids vs Teens

        Walking in their shoes: Read a Q&A with Mary-Anne O'Connor about her new book, In a Great Southern Land

        News

        5 April 2019

        Walking in their shoes: Read a Q&A with Mary-Anne O'Connor about her new book, In a Great Southern Land

          Another side to humanity's story: In a Great Southern Land author Mary-Anne O'Connor on the importance on women in historical fiction

          News

          30 March 2019

          Another side to humanity's story: In a Great Southern Land author Mary-Anne O'Connor on the importance on women in historical fiction

            Star-Crossed Lovers: Read an extract from In a Great Southern Land by Mary-Anne O'Connor

            News

            27 March 2019

            Star-Crossed Lovers: Read an extract from In a Great Southern Land by Mary-Anne O'Connor

              Enthralling Historical Fiction: Review of In a Great Southern Land by Mary-Anne O'Connor

              News

              26 March 2019

              Enthralling Historical Fiction: Review of In a Great Southern Land by Mary-Anne O'Connor

                Start Reading 'War Flower' by Mary-Anne O'Connor

                News

                17 October 2017

                Start Reading 'War Flower' by Mary-Anne O'Connor

                  Q&A with Mary-Anne O'Connor, author of War Flower

                  News

                  17 October 2017

                  Q&A with Mary-Anne O'Connor, author of War Flower

                    Book of the Week: War Flower by Mary-Anne O'Connor

                    News

                    17 October 2017

                    Book of the Week: War Flower by Mary-Anne O'Connor

                      Publisher details

                      Sisters of Freedom
                      Author
                      Mary-Anne O’Connor
                      Publisher
                      HQ Fiction
                      Genre
                      Historical Fiction
                      Released
                      07 April, 2021

                      Synopsis

                      Sydney, Christmas, 1901. 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
                      About the author

                      Mary-Anne O'Connor

                      Bestselling author Mary-Anne O'Connor has a combined arts education degree with specialties in environment, music and literature. After a successful marketing career she now focuses on writing fiction and non-fiction as well as public speaking.Mary-Anne lives in a house overlooking her beloved bushland in northern Sydney with her husband Anthony, their two sons Jimmy and Jack, and their very spoilt dog Saxon. Her previous novels are Gallipoli Street (2015), Worth Fighting For (2016), War Flower (2017) and In a Great Southern Land (2019).

                      Books by Mary-Anne O'Connor

                      COMMENTS

                      Leave a Reply

                      Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

                      1. chris arthur says:

                        Love Historical Fiction

                      2. Leigh Brown says:

                        No link to register my interest.

                      3. Leigh Brown says:

                        Having really enjoyed watching the Crown, it has sparked an interest in this type of novel – there was no link to express my interest in this book

                      4. Nell Schulz says:

                        Can’t seem do register. Do these end at 5pm?