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Publisher's Summary

The Hurlingford family have ruled the small town of Byron for generations. Wealthy, powerful and cruel, they get what they want, every time.

Missy Wright, a Hurlingford by birth, has been shunned by her family since marrying for love, not money. Now widowed, she lives quiet existence in genteel poverty. But then a stranger arrives in town; a divorcee from Sydney. She opens Missy's eyes to the possibility of a happy ending.

©1987 Colleen McCullough (P)2015 W. F. Howes Ltd

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No Thorne Birds but good nonetheless

A nice litte story. Easy to listen to and well narrated. An enjoyable way to pass the time.

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Would totally recommend this

I read this book years ago & absolutely loved it. It was my favourite for many many years & everyone I have recommended it to have thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s one that only gets better with rereading. The audible edition is also great. She’s done an excellent job.

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  • Elmarie
  • 27-10-2017

Please fix the blurb!

This has always been one of my favourite books. The naration is ok, but not brilliant. Still, I can see myself coming back to this title time and again.

There is just one serious problem: can Amazon PLEASE fix the blurb? It seems to have been written by someone who never actually read or listened to the book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-04-2018

Excellent..

loved it ......what an entertainment....great narrator could listen to her for hours ...highly recommend to anyone who likes a good tale

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  • A. L. Jones
  • 03-09-2017

Charming tale

A delightful, magical "Cinderella" style tale. Very well narrated. Read this book many years ago and lent it to several friends/family. All of them enjoyed it very much, most of them unable to put it down until they had finished it.
Please note, the description is incorrect in relation to Missy Wright. She is a actually a spinster living with her mother and aunt rather than formally having been married as described.