The Consequence of Anna by Kate Birkin and Mark Bornz is a heartbreaking historical family saga of love, friendship, obsession, and madness. Kate Birkin and Mark Bornz have crafted a poetic story layered with lush romance, the frightening effects of altruistic intentions gone wrong, and the strong bond of female friendship. A provocative and powerful allegory, cutting through rules and boundaries, and proving the old adage that no good deed goes unpunished. Perfect for fans of Kristin Hannah, Marie Benedict, Kate Morton, and Delia Owens.

The Consequence of Anna
by Kate Birkin, Mark Bornz
4.4 Stars (348 Reviews)
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs | Historical Fiction

“SHAMED BE THE WOMAN WHO ALLOWETH SUCH A SIN.” – The Amazon #1 Bestseller, reminiscent of The Thorn Birds and The Light Between Oceans. Poignant, heartrending, and unforgettable. Inspired by a true story from the 1930s . . .

When Anna’s beautiful American cousin Lottie returns to a remote cattle station in Esperance, Australia, she shares her heart’s greatest desire to have a baby. Anna, suffering from undiagnosed mental illness and afraid of losing her beloved cousin again, manipulates her unwilling husband to grant Lottie’s wish. What follows brings devastating consequences for them all . . .

Note on Mental Illness:

In this heartbreaking story, Anna Shahan has undiagnosed schizophrenia, dissociative identity disorder, and Asperger’s syndrome. These debilitating conditions have a profound affect on her decisions and actions, as well as on her loved ones, resulting in dramatic and unexpected outcomes for them all.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), one in eight people in the world lives with a mental disorder. The social stigma it invokes has improved a great deal in recent years, but those with mental illness still suffer the emotional and cognitive pain that it brings. The Consequence of Anna engages the reader in this extremely important topic of today, and hopefully educates and promotes empathy toward the millions of people and their families who live with it every day.

About the Author:

Kate Birkin is an accomplished ghostwriter and bestselling author. She has written a dozen novels and two original screenplays, and together with her creative partner, Mark Bornz, created Kate Birkin Books.


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