A Sea of Green Unfolding

Author(s): Lizzi Tremayne

Historical Fiction


In A Long Trail Rolling, Lizzi Tremayne told the story of Aleksandra Lekarski, a trapper's daughter who finds herself alone in the mountains of Utah-and running to prevent her father's killer from discovering their family secret. The tale continues in The Hills of Gold Unchanging, and A Sea of Green Unfolding finds Aleksandra and Xavier in California.

1863 Rancho de las Pulgas, San Mateo County, California
Tragedy strikes in Aleksandra and Xavier's newly-found California paradise. Von Tempsky invites them to journey to a new life in peaceful New Zealand, but change is in the wind. When they reach Aotearoa, they disembark into New Zealand's turbulent wilderness-where the wars between the European settlers and the local Maori have only just begun.


This novel is the third in this series of historical fiction sagas following Aleksandra and Xavier from the wilderness of 1860 Utah to Colonial New Zealand.

With Book One, A Long Trail Rolling, Lizzi Tremayne was: Finalist 2013 RWNZ Great Beginnings; Winner 2014 RWNZ Pacific Hearts Award; Winner 2015 RWNZ Koru Award for Best First Novel plus third in Koru Long Novel section; and finalist in the 2015 Best Indie Book Award.


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A Sea of Green Unfolding, Book Three of The Long Trails Series, is available in trade paperback (SRA5 in New Zealand and 6x9 in the rest of the world) and digital. Soon to be out in large print and audiobook. Contact the author/ publisher at https://lizzitremayne.com for options.

'As usual in this series, the historical research is excellent and extremely detailed, and...well-integrated into the narrative. The description of the environs through which Lizzi Tremayne's characters travel are particularly good...lush and vibrant. In the New Zealand section of the novel, she makes our country sound like paradise. Which it is. There is one more volume to come after this, Tatiana, and I'm looking forward to it' -DEBORAH CHALLINOR, NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF HISTORICAL FICTION AND HISTORICAL NON-FICTION

Lizzi grew up riding wild in the Santa Cruz Mountain redwoods, became an equine veterinarian at UC Davis and practiced in the California Pony Express and Gold Country before emigrating to New Zealand. When she's not writing historical romantic suspense, veterinary nonfiction and fiction (pending), Lizzi practices equine medicine, teaches, farms, rides and drives horses, swings rapiers and shoots bows in medieval garb.
With her first novel, Lizzi was awarded Finalist 2013 RWNZ Great Beginnings, Winner 2014 RWNZ Pacific Hearts Award, Winner 2015 RWNZ Koru Award for Best First Novel plus third in Koru Long Novel section, and finalist in the 2015 Best Indie Book Award.

Table of Contents

Praise for Lizzi Tremayne ii
Dedicated to viii
PART ONE: Rancho de las Pulgas, San Francisco Bay 1
PART TWO: Waiau Bay, New Zealand 179
The End 333
Find Books 335
By the Author: The Long Trails Series 336
Covers in the Series 337
Author's Notes 339
Glossary 343
Maps 349
Rancho de las Pulgas Title 350
Pacific Journey 351
New Zealand Journey 352
Across the Swamps 353
Chain of Redoubts 354
Auckland: Waitemata Harbour 355
Recipe: Rewena (Maori) Bread 356
Connect with Lizzi 358
About the Author 359
Acknowledgements 361
Excerpt: Tatiana 363

General Fields

  • : 9780994144751
  • : Blue Mist Publishing Ltd
  • : Blue Mist Publishing Ltd
  • : May 2017
  • : 229mm X 152mm X 25mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 400
  • : six black and white illustrations/maps. Recipe. NZ: SRA5, 225 x 160 x spine width 23 mm weight: 615g 383 pages
  • : Lizzi Tremayne
  • : Paperback