Amanda Deed – Black Forest Redemption

Yes, that’s right, I’m talking about myself today. This week my newest novel, Black Forest Redemption, has been released, so I wanted to celebrate that on my blog. This novel is the second in my Jacksons Creek series, following on from Ellenvale Gold, and yet it can be read as a stand alone. I’m very excited, can you tell?

So, to celebrate, I want to give away a copy to one lucky person. All you have to do is leave a comment and answer one of the questions below. But first, here’s a little about the book …

From  the Back Cover:

A man resigned to a life without fulfilment or purpose. A woman desperate for adventure.

Set against the tumultuous times of the Eureka uprising in Ballaarat, 1854, the two find themselves victims of an abduction. To escape could mean death. To hope for rescue is not an option.

Together they must find a way to survive in an untamed land where bushrangers, dense forest and wild animals are only some of the dangers they must face. Can he find the courage to succeed? Can she realise her dreams of freedom? Will the ordeal forge a bond of love between them, or drive them apart? And above all, will they find their way home?

Win a copy:

Just leave a comment with the answer to one of these questions. The winner will be drawn at random on Tuesday 9th October, and announced on my blog on Wednesday 10th October. Anyone can enter, however, for overseas entrants, the winning copy will be a Kindle version. Australian residents have a choice between e-book and print copy. Don’t forget to add your email address, so I can contact you if you win.

  1. If you’ve read Ellenvale Gold, what did Rupert Foxworth do with the gold nugget he found on Ellenvale Station?
  2. If you haven’t read Ellenvale Gold, what intrigues you most about life in the 1800s?

18 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. Well done babe . You know im bloody proud as may not show it all the time yet ….. well done hope it doe’s well

    • Thanks babe! Means a lot. XXOO

  2. I haven’t read the 1st book, but it sounds intriguing. I think I enjoy historical fiction because it’s not something I’m familiar with. I can learn about history while enjoying a good book. It also makes me thankful for the modern conveniences that I enjoy every day. =)

    • Hi Tima,
      I agree. As I research the old days I too am thankful for things like air-conditioning and telephones – and doctors close by. 🙂 Thanks for joining in.

  3. It sounds like a wonderful book! Good job! I think one thing that intrigues me about the 1800’s is the things they don’t usually talk about in novels, or even some of the history books…like how daily life actually worked, how cold they really got in houses without insulation on the prairie, bathroom habits, etc.

    • Hi Martha. I like to try and find some of those details and incorporate them when I can – like I recently learned about cooking in a wood fired oven, you would need different types of wood depending on how hot you needed it. Fascinating stuff. Thanks for dropping by. 🙂

  4. Congratulations Amanda. A second one, amazing.

    I’m an Aussie writer too, based in Sydney. Hope the novel exceeds all your expectations & brings Jesus glory.

    Best wishes.


    • Hi Ian! I always love to meet other Aussie authors. Your upcoming book looks great – I’ll definitely put it on my reading list. Thanks for dropping by. 🙂

  5. History in general intrigues me, but I am most intrigued about the stories you write because they’re practically in my backyard! I’ve read a lot of American historical novels but I am only just discovering what has been written about the tumultuous history of Australia in the 1800s.

    • Hi there ME Born. I guess that’s why I started writing. I love historical romance, but I could only ever find US books when I really wanted Australian. One day I thought – well, I should write one then, and that’s how it all started! Thanks for dropping by. 🙂

  6. The eighteenth century was a time of great discovery and growth in the spiritual as well as the scientific realm. It was also a time of great charitable endeavours such as that of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union which greatly impacted the lives of women as well as winning them the vote in Queensland. The apothecary’s cures were also greatly intriguing..

    • Hi Wendy! Great to see you here. So true, the 1800s was such a time of advancement. I just finished reading The Apothecary’s Daughter which was fascinating from that angle. Blessings. 🙂

  7. All the best with your new book, Amanda!

  8. I haven’t read the book but am fascinated with the times past. Sometimes I feel like I should have been born in a different time. I love the historicals but I know God doesn’t make mistakes. God bless you.

    Glenda Parker

    • Hi Glenda. The Lord certainly doesn’t make mistakes. But it is nice to dream about a simpler way of life sometimes, isn’t it. Blessings.

  9. #2.. The coping skills to succeed, the dedication to work so hard. Where we work in Mexico and Nicaragua, its like being in the 1800’s. Cooking outside on firewood, horse or oxen with wagon, machette to cut grass.

    • Hi Melody. Yes, I love the whole food making process from the old days – churning butter, milking the cow, preserving fruit – no such thing as running to the store back then. 🙂 Blessings.

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