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Another engaging installment in the series

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-02-2019

With this being the 5th book in the 7 sisters series still enjoying the journey of each sister's discovery of their origins.

Most of all I enjoy the places and different times these books take us. The history, heritage and cultures enrich me.

With each book we appear to be getting closer to the mystery that is Pa Salt and is there a 7th Sister?

A highly recommended series.

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Another enjoyable listen from Kelly Doust

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-10-2018

Crumbling English Manor, Multi-Generation family Saga, Family Secrets, beautiful gardens and fashion. The second novel by Kelly Doust has just the right balance of them all (and of course the obligatory love interest). I again thoroughly enjoyed my listening journey following the history and intrigue of the Dearloves. Highly recommended. Proudly supporting Australian Authors!

A story overflowing with Australian history!

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-05-2018

This book paints and interesting picture of early Australian life. It has inspired me to visit so many of the historical sites of Sydney to live and breath them in a different light.

Unfortunately I didn't become engaged in the story but unsure why. Enjoyed the narration but may have added to the lack of engagement with this book.

Maybe just the wrong time for me. I look forward to reading more by this author.

Dark subject matter but most engaging

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-03-2018

From the first 5 minutes this book has you hooked. Whilst not a nice underlying subject the book tells an engaging story of the long term impacts these events can have on individials, and all their relationships.

There are some interesting turn of events with the outcomes not always as anticipated.

Another interesting read from an Author I recently discovered.

Keeps you hooked but subject content won't be for everybody.

An interesting dual time period mystery.....but

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-02-2018

was lacking something. This story had all the components I enjoy: dual time period, great characters, long held secrets it just didn't grab me. I'm not sure why. I finished this debut novel and will definitely look out for others by this author.

An fitting final instalment to the epic journey o

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-02-2018

Like it's predecessors this book continues the scheming, double crossing, twists and turns of Lady Virginia, Giles Barrington and Harry Clifton just to name a few.

You can't help increasing your loathing of some and loving of other characters. Through the chronicles we have seen love triumph, families grow, winners and loosers. The inclusion of real characters within the pages added to the appeal. This book closes the 7 decades nicely.

Alex Jennings narration made the whole experience a most believable and enjoyable one. Would like to acknowledge both the author and narrator who have essentially become part of my life during this journey. I'm going to miss you all. A sincerest thank you.

A highly recommended read or listen

Undecided about this one

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-12-2017

Just didn't really grab me. Did finish though. Felt slow in parts with my mystery experience a little lack luster. Historical content was intersting. Maybe just wrong book at wrong time for me.

First read by this author and will definitely read another.

A good historical novel but this one wasn't for me

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-11-2017

Have read earlier books books by this author whuch I thoroughly enjoyed (the Tudor series). Unfortunately I found this very repetitive and less exciting and engaging. The historical content was educational.

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The plot twists and turns....then wham!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-10-2017

You're hit with an unexpected ending!

This is my first book by this author it won't be the last. An enthralling story which grabs you from the first chapter and keeps you hooked.

We see the evolution of family and friendships. The characters and emotions are so believable you can't help but love or hate them (or sometimes both).

The narration only added to the listening experience.

An engaging book with awesome narration
Highly recommend.

Engaging and emotional family drama

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-09-2017

Another rollercoaster of emotions beautifully narrated. Our awesome country an equal character. Highly recommend!