Book Review: Elizabeth Jane Corbett
The Tides Between, Elizabeth Jane Corbett
This book was a pleasant surprise! I hadn’t had time to read anything about it prior to beginning it, and from the first page I knew it was going to be something special. This historical fiction novel traces the journey of emigration from England to Port Phillip, and follows the story of a teenage girl and how she navigates her new surroundings, the loss of her father and growing into a woman aboard a long and heartbreaking journey.
The book also focuses on the importance of storytelling and magic in order to better understand the world and your place in it. The Welsh legends and tales were one of my favourite parts of the story and although I longed to be aboard the ship I might’ve changed my mind when it came to a terrible outbreak and childbirth. A story full of hope, heartbreak and surprises.
Something to put on your TBR.