In the Land of the Long White Cloud

In the Land of the Long White Cloud

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by Sarah Lark
     
 

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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

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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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612184265
Publisher:
Amazon Publishing
Publication date:
08/21/2012
Pages:
668
Sales rank:
119,803
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 5.90(h) x 1.70(d)

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In the Land of the Long White Cloud 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Lvecars2 More than 1 year ago
I agree with previous review, once started I could not put book down. Very interesting account of history. I would highly recommend this book. Would like to have more English translated books for this author.
Cycling_Chef More than 1 year ago
Sweeping historical fiction saga in the spirit of THE THORNBIRDS about settlers in New Zealand in the the 1850's. Curiously the original book was written in German and translated to Spanish before it was published in English. The translation is very readable in English. The history of the era is interwoven with interesting characters and plot lines. I couldn't put this book down!