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The Woman in the Green Dress

Narrated by: Casey Withoos
Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
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For fans who loved Remarkable Creatures, The Naturalist's Daughter, and The Birdman's Wife comes The Woman in the Green Dress....

1853 Mogo Creek, NSW

Della Atterton, bereft at the loss of her parents, is holed up in the place she loves best: the beautiful Hawkesbury in New South Wales. Happiest following the trade her father taught her, taxidermy, Della has no wish to return to Sydney. But the unexpected arrival of Captain Stefan von Richter on a quest to retrieve what could be Australia's first opal precipitates Della's return to Sydney and her Curio Shop of Wonders, where she discovers her enigmatic aunt, Cordelia, is selling more than curiosities to collectors. Strange things are afoot and Della, a fly in a spider's web, is caught up in events with unimaginable consequences....

1919 Sydney, NSW

When London teashop waitress Fleur Richards inherits land and wealth in Australia from her husband, Hugh, killed in the war, she wants nothing to do with it. After all, accepting it will mean Hugh really is dead. But Hugh's lawyer is insistent, and so she finds herself ensconced in the Berkeley Hotel on Hunter St, Sydney, the reluctant owner of a Hawkesbury property and an old curio shop, now desolate and boarded up.

As the real story of her inheritance unravels, Fleur finds herself in the company of a damaged returned soldier named Kip, holding a thread that takes her deep into the past, a thread that could unravel a mystery surrounding an opal and a woman in a green dress; a green that is the color of envy, the color buried deep within an opal, the color of poison....

©2018 Harlequin Enterprises(Australia) Pty Limited (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers Australia Pty Limited

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It's ok

Having read a previous title by Tea Cooper I was looking forward to the dual timelines in this story.
I struggled to persist through the early chapters because of the boring narration. However the interesting storyline persuaded me and I was able to override the voice and finish the book. The ending was satisfactory.
Not sure if I will attempt another audio by Casey Withoos.

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Best of the last 10 books I've read.

Beautifully read, just the right amount of everything .. including a little learning.. always a bonus.

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Brilliant

I wasn't sure if I was going to enjoy this book at first but as I kept listening I found it very hard to stop. Loved it right to the last word.

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Wonderful 😊

I chose this book because I live in the Hawkesbury. What a joy 😍
Thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you
Cheers Caroline Allshorn of North Richmond.

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  • Paula Beavan
  • 05-01-2019

A remarkable story, well told

I loved this story, told in dual timelines, it weaves the two era's together perfectly to paint an realistic image of the 1850's and the early 1900 in Australia. Mystery, history and romance entwined, I recommend you check this one out.