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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 Flosni Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The New Zealand Saga Release Date:
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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.

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

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

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