Hands Upon the Anvil
Book 1 in Lockleys of Parramatta
Fiction, Historical, Romance
January 22, 2021
Eddie Lockley is the 2nd son of a convict. He was born free and must make a life for himself. He becomes a blacksmith in an area where they are in demand.
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A LOVE STORY, IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE
Parramatta in the 1830s is a small town where convicts and ruffians abound. But for those who are willing to work for it, there are opportunities around every corner. The Lockley family are determined to embrace every one of them.
Charles Lockley quickly becomes a trusted member of the community. After helping quell a mutiny on the long journey from England, he is granted a Ticket of Leave and becomes the Government Stores Keeper in Parramatta whilst also running an Inn with his wife, Sal.
As their family’s future and their faith, is intertwined with their new homeland where the class system of old is almost non-existent, their second son Eddie, a hard-working blacksmith and will become the unassuming hero. How does Eddie cope with the change in his life’s direction?
ISBN 978-0-9945782-3-5 Ebook ISBN 978-0-9945782-5-9 Hardcover 9798496177368