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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (854 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sarah Lark Narrator: Anne Flosnik Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The New Zealand Saga Release Date: August 2012 ISBN: 9781469211732
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Hardworking London governess Helen Davenport longs for a family of her own but knows the prospect of finding a suitable husband grows dimmer each year. Then she spots an advertisement seeking wives for the churchgoing bachelors of colonial New Zealand and begins an affectionate correspondence with a gentleman farmer. Meanwhile, not far away in Wales, society life bores Gwyneira Silkham, beautiful, daring daughter of a wealthy sheep breeder. She finds an unexpected escape when her father loses a blackjack hand to a mysterious New Zealand baron — and Gwyn’s hand in marriage goes to the baron’s son. The women cross paths on the ship to Christchurch — Helen traveling steerage, Gwyn first class — and form an unlikely friendship, one they’ll rely on when the husbands awaiting them turn out very different than they’d imagined. This nineteenth-century saga of two unforgettable young women — navigating a new world and finding friendship, romance, and adventure at every turn — is as lush and sweeping as the hills of New Zealand themselves. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cris Lightwood | 2/17/2014

    " Un gran final para una gran novela. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise Cuenin | 2/4/2014

    " This is a really fascinating book about the early settlers to New Zealand. Helen Davenport and Gwynveira Silkham meet on board the clipper ship, the Dublin, bound for New Zealand. Helen is a pen pal bride, Gwyn, a spirited noblewomen who has been won in a card game by a rich (but no-gentleman) sheep baron as a bride for his son and heir. This book covers a period of about twenty years filled with adventure, lost love, betrayal, raw risk and hostility. Great characters that are well developed and ring true. Very well translated from the original German. The author especially does a great job with her wonderful descriptions of this beautiful and wild place. Highly recommended for lovers of historic fiction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen Welch | 1/30/2014

    " 3.5 stars. I only realised it was a German author after finishing it. A colonial nz romance albeit a bit long. A good light read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daniela | 1/19/2014

    " great story about New Zealand, too bad that it is not translated. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amasso | 12/28/2013

    " Great! I couldn't put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sanita | 12/19/2013

    " Book with a soul.. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Adriana Diaz | 12/11/2013

    " esperaba mas "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mara | 12/10/2013

    " Muy buena historia, voy a comenzar el segundo de la serie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leilah Dare | 12/2/2013

    " Quite a good story with interesting back drop of immigrants in New Zealand. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 LynnEl | 11/28/2013

    " This is a great story. I loved it from the minute I started reading it. The story flows and is very interesting the whole way through. I have finished about 75% of the book now and still can't wait to get time to read it every day! Such a great love story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bonnie Mentel | 9/24/2013

    " This is probably the best fiction book I've read so far this year. Loved it! It sucked me into the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura Levine | 8/16/2013

    " Great family saga about how british families populated New Zealand in the 1800s. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pleasantree | 6/9/2013

    " This was an interesting book about the settling of New Zealand in the 1800's. I enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tanya Hadfield | 2/21/2013

    " Really enjoyed this book from cover to cover. As a "Kiwi" I commend the author on a well researched story. Highly recommended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kansas | 12/6/2012

    " I read the English version :) loved loved this book!! I'll probably read it again! The English title is 'in the land of the long white cloud' "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susana | 12/6/2012

    " en el Pais de La Nube Blanca, muy interesante novela que relata la vida de inmigrantes en Nueva Zelandia. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Luisa | 8/25/2012

    " Exelent book "

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About the Author

Sarah Lark, author of several bestselling historical fiction novels in Germany and Spain, was born in Germany’s Ruhr region, where she discovered a love of animals—especially horses—early in life. She has worked as an elementary school teacher, travel guide, and commercial writer. She has also written numerous award-winning books about horses for adults and children, one of which was nominated for the Deutsche Jugendbuchpreis, Germany’s distinguished prize for best children’s book. She currently lives on her farm in Almería, Spain, where she cares for retired horses, plays guitar, and sings in her spare time.

About the Narrator

Anne Flosnik, a seasoned audiobook narrator, has over four hundred titles to her credit and several awards and distinctions, including three AudioFile Earphones Awards, a USA Today Recommended Listening, and the American Library Association’s Special Services to Children Award. She has twice been an Audie Award finalist. She is an accomplished actress with lead credits on stage, on television, and in commercials and voice-overs.