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In the Land of the Long White Cloud (In the Land of the Long White Cloud Saga)

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  • Seller:Amazon.com
  • Format:Audiobook, MP3 Audio, Unabridged
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:MP3 CD
  • Number Of Items:2
  • Running Time:22 Minutes
  • Edition:Library
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.2
  • Dimensions (in):7.5 x 5.3 x 0.5
  • Publication Date:August 21, 2012
  • ISBN:146921122X
  • EAN:9781469211220
  • ASIN:146921122X
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Synopsis
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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