In the Land of the Long White Cloud

Author(s): Sarah Lark

NZ Fiction

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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General Fields

  • : 9781612184265
  • : Amazon Publishing
  • : AmazonCrossing
  • : August 2012
  • : 229mm X 152mm X 41mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 668
  • : illustrations
  • : Sarah Lark
  • : Paperback / softback
  • : 833.914