Shareen Johnstone Unveils a Twisted Tale of Lust, Murder and Love in New Book

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‘Sins of the Father’ is a stirring and poignant volume that unravels the life of the Ashcroft family and how an unexpected accident changed their lives forever.

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When something ends, something new begins. From the creative and highly imaginative author Shareen Johnstone comes a tale filled with love, lust, murder, lies and seduction in Sins of the Father. This book follows the life of a young man who explores a new world of opportunity and new beginning after a traumatic incident of his family. In this journey, he will then begin to realize that everything has a price and not all things in life are made of gold.

William James Ashcroft was the only son, and sole heir to the vast fortune left to him by his father, the multi-millionaire, Andrew Franklin Ashcroft. He emigrated by sailing ship on board the vessel called The Lady Charlotte from England to Australia in 1876 at the age of twenty-one. His parents and older sister, Rachel, were killed in the fire that had completely destroyed Ashcroft Manor, and the only other survivor had been his nanny, Mary Murphy. So he asked her to go with him to Australia; she was only twelve years his senior, and she was the truest friend that he had ever known. Mary was elated that William had asked her to accompany him to the new colony.

It would be a long and lengthy journey and would take months to complete, but it would give them the time they needed to mourn, reflect, and heal. It’s a new land and a new beginning and exactly what they both need.

Now, as William begins to rebuild his life in a new world, will he be able to reclaim his family’s fortune and solve the mystery behind his family’s death? Find out what happens next as this gripping and enthralling tale come to its epic end.

Lush with exciting plot and shocking twists, Sins of the Father is an excellent, fast-paced and riveting book that will definitely make the readers want for more. It is definitely a masterpiece to remember.

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About the Author
Shareen Johnstone has been happily married for forty-four years to a man that she not only love but like immensely. Together, they we have reared three children who now have families of their own. Johnstone has always loved to write but it is only since we moved to a grazing property approximately 100 kilometers from Broken Hill that she started to write seriously. She loves reading and writing poetry and stories full of intrigue and lust, tales that piques the imagination and takes her on a journey and she hopes that the readers enjoy reading this novel as much as she liked writing it.

Sins of the Father* by Shareen Johnstone
Publication Date: March 21, 2013
Trade Paperback; AU$29.99; 337 pages; 978-1-4836-0078-9
Trade Hardback; AU$49.99; 337 pages; 978-1-4836-0079-6
Ebook; AU$3.99; 978-1-4836-0080-2

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