The Sea of Freedom Trilogy

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 309 ratings

Toward the Sea of Freedom Publisher's Summary

In mid-nineteenth-century Ireland, charming Kathleen and dashing Michael harbor secrets and dreams. Imagining a life beyond the kitchen and fields of the wealthy family they both work for, they plot to leave their homeland, marry, and raise the child Kathleen is secretly carrying. The luck of the Irish, however, is not on their side.

Soon, they find themselves swept up in circumstances they never could have fathomed. Kathleen is forced to marry against her will and immigrate to New Zealand. Michael is imprisoned for rebellion and exiled to Australia. As time passes and their new lives march on, they long for those stolen moments in the lush green fields of their native land. And they both still dream of escape, with no idea of how close fate will eventually bring them.

©2016 Sarah Lark (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Translation © 2015 D. W. Lovett.
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  • Book 1

    • Toward the Sea of Freedom

    • By: Sarah Lark, D. W. Lovett - translator
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 19 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 277
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 231
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 231

    In mid-nineteenth-century Ireland, charming Kathleen and dashing Michael harbor secrets and dreams. Imagining a life beyond the kitchen and fields of the wealthy family they both work for, they plot to leave their homeland, marry, and raise the child Kathleen is secretly carrying. The luck of the Irish, however, is not on their side. Soon, they find themselves swept up in circumstances they never could have fathomed. Kathleen is forced to marry against her will and immigrate to New Zealand.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Classic "What Might've Been"

    • By Felicia Johnson on 04-21-16

    Regular price: $17.99

  • Book 2

    • Beneath the Kauri Tree

    • The Sea of Freedom Trilogy
    • By: Sarah Lark, D. W. Lovett - translator
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 21 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

     As the nineteenth century draws to a close, the struggle for women’s suffrage has finally reached New Zealand. But when the tide of change rolls in, it threatens to engulf two young women from very different backgrounds, who are coming of age amid the tumult. 

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Promote her liberal homosexual ideas

    • By Judy Abunassar on 10-05-18

    Regular price: $17.49

  • Book 3

    • Flight of a Maori Goddess

    • The Sea of Freedom Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Sarah Lark, D. W. Lovett - translator
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 20 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
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    The dawning twentieth century brings change to New Zealand - and new opportunities for any woman bold enough to grasp them. Atamarie Turei, whose mother fought for suffrage, has enrolled as the first female student at the Canterbury College of Engineering. On a surveying trip she meets Richard Pearse, who shares her passion for aviation. Being part Maori, part white, and thoroughly independent, Atamarie is soon vilified by Richard’s conservative farm community, forcing her to navigate the next step in a liberating life. 

    Regular price: $17.49