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  • By: Jackie French
  • Narrated by: Abbe Holmes
  • Length: 15 hrs and 5 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (83 ratings)

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No Hearts of Gold

By: Jackie French
Narrated by: Abbe Holmes
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Some girls are born to be loved, some are born to be useful, and some are born to be bad....

Indulged and wealthy Kat Fitzhubert is sold in an arranged marriage to a colony across the world. Lady Viola Montefiore is the dark-skinned changeling of a ducal family, kept hidden and then shipped away. Titania Boot is as broad as a carthorse and as useful.

On the long sea voyage from their homeland of England, these three women are fast bonded in an unlikely friendship. In the turmoil of 1850s Australia - which has reinvented itself from convict colony to a land of gold rushes and illusive riches - one woman forges a business empire, while another turns to illegal brewery, working alongside a bushranger as the valleys around her are destroyed. The third vanishes on her wedding day, in a scandal that will intrigue and mystify Sydney's polite society and beyond. 

In this magnificent and broad-sweeping saga, award-winning author Jackie French defies the myth of colonial women as merely wives, servants, petty thieves, or whores. Instead, in this masterful storyteller's hands, these three women will be arbiters of a destiny far richer than the bewitching glitter and lure of gold.

©2021 Jackie French (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers

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Australian historical romantic fiction.

Brave and outspoken heroine travels to australia as a mail order bride. On the way, she befriends a wealthy woman and her companion. On arrival in Australia, multiple criminal adventures ensue, including a murder plot, theft and rape.
Not intellectually challenging, but a decent light read.

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Beautiful story

An amazing story and an emotional roller-coaster with some very realistic and relatable characters. Excellently written and narrated.

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fabulous story-telling

Completely enthralled by this beautiful heartwarming tale, and loved its brilliant, satisfying ending as well

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Beautiful!

I'm new to Jackie's books, I don't know why it's taken me so long. This story had everything I love. Beautiful description, history, human dilemmas, mystery and a happy ending. I'm definitely a fan now. Thank you Jackie French, you must have a beautiful heart.

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Well done! Well done!

This book made me laugh, it made me cry.. well done to the author. I don’t want to ruin it for anyone but there are so many twists

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Just loved this

Thankyou Jackie. A great read. Thankyou for bringing womens voices into the Australian history story…and for doing it so well. I loved it!!

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Just ok

Easy and entertaining enough to listen to, with good characters and interesting historical content. The were some rather implausible story lines, but it was good enough overall. The narrator was good but I had to speed it up as her pauses and pace were very slow. I was also disappointed and irritated that she chose to put on such ditzy and childish voices for two of the main characters, as it did not suit their characters at all. Feeling rather underwhelmed at the end of this book, but it is good for an easy listen.

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Excellent insights

Jackie French has done a remarkable job researching and creating believe-able, intelligent and strong women facing different challenges but united by friendship.. loved it!

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Wonderful story telling

This book should be read by every Australian woman. Just historically beautiful. Thank you Jackie French.

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Fabulous all round!

Wonderful work Jackie, transporting us back in time!! As usual with your work, sad it came to an end! Thank you!

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