By focusing on the personal desires for spiritual and emotional healing of the broken-hearted, Browne brings to light situations affecting thousands of immigrants—including her own family— moving to Australia during the Australian gold rush years.
The Fortune Seekers—Dan and Charlotte is a book portraying crisis, hope, adventure, and love. Read of the repercussions from sexual experimentation, marital infidelity, religious bigotry, and family estrangement in this compelling tale of eighteenth-century life.
The theories of Charles Darwin (English naturalist, geologist, and biologist) and Victor Frankl (Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist) provide many plot challenges to be overcome by Dan and Charlotte.
Frankl’s argument is that our primary drive in life is not pleasure, as Freud maintained, but the discovery and pursuit of what we nd personally meaningful. Darwin proposed that the tradition of cousins marrying had to end for biological and health reasons.
Author Glennis Browne, through her protagonists’ lives, examines possibilities for overcoming these situations in her revised debut novel, The Fortune Seekers—Dan and Charlotte
In November 2017 the revised edition was republished on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kindle, and Xlibris with a new cover, reduced pages as it has been condensed.
Why have I spent time revising and cutting my novel?
Because 600 pages is a huge read, and the story was able to be cut short, by including part three in the second story line – Under the Thumb. (Published December 2018)
My writing is tighter, the editing is cleaner, and the retail price is now lower.