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review · Book of Secrets Ò [BOOKS] ⚡ Book of Secrets Author Fiona Kidman – Tushna-hram.ru This historical novel recounts the life of Norman McLeod a charismatic but domineering Scottish preacher who led a party of highlanders into exile after the clearances in Scotland After settling in No This historical novel recounts the life of Norman McLe[BOOKS] Book of Secrets Author Fiona Kidman Tushna hram.ru This historical novel recounts the life of Norman McLeod a charismatic but domineering Scottish preacher who led a party of highlanders into exile after the clearances in Scotland After settling in No This historical novel reco.

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  • Kathleen Dixon

    review · Book of Secrets Book of SecretsThis historical novel follows the lives of three generations of women Isabella Annie and Maria and takes us from Scotland in 1812 to Nova Scotia and finally to Waipu a little south of Auckland New Zealand where the book ends in 1953 Their lives are full of hardship Isabella who marries a labourer and shares his life as a kelp gatherer until they leave for Nova Scotia under the leadership of the charismatic McLeod; Annie Isabella's daughter who marries a farmer and they then follow McLeod to a new life in NZ Isabella joining them later; Maria Annie's daughter who bears an illegitimate child to a Dalmatian gumdigger and after challenging McLeod publicly is banned from the community and lives the rest of her life in the house she was born inI spent most of this book being glad that I didn't live the type of lives the


  • Angelique Simonsen

    review · Book of Secrets Book of Secretsthis was a really good narrative surrounding McLeods voyages to get to nz liked the woman characters except for Annie the writing is excellent


  • Wendy Jackson

    review · Book of Secrets Book of SecretsDefinitely a thought provoking book but perhaps it resonates because the migrants in the story followed a similar path as my ancestors and me


  • steph

    review · Book of Secrets Book of Secretsone of my all time favsi love her relationship with the old grey catold cats are the best


  • Antony Millen

    review · Book of Secrets Book of Secrets“Nova Scotia had transplanted itself to the New Zealand soil so easily you wouldn’t believe it” – Fiona Kidman THE BOOK OF SECRETSOne idea I’ve had for a writing project is to create a narrative around the migration of Nova Scotians to Waipu Cove in 1853 Recently I discovered this had already been done by celebrated New Zealand author Dame Fiona Kidman this year’s judge of the NZSA Central Districts short story competition It was my entry into the competition that prompted me to look into what Kidman had writtenDespite feeling some dismay that my idea had already


  • Kim

    review · Book of Secrets Book of SecretsI liked Isabella and flew through the first part of this book didn't much like either especially Annie or Maria and the latter 23rds of the book was of a chore to get through Also I find books about domineering male religious leaders especially Christian as that is what I am difficult to read like The Poisonwood Bible That sai


  • Megan Clemance

    review · Book of Secrets Book of SecretsGreat book loved it nz history and women and families and races Thank you Fiona I haven't really liked Dame Fiona's other books I have read too dark and negative about women true enough but I don't want to read about it But this one I liked very much


  • Vicky

    review · Book of Secrets Book of SecretsI read this several years ago and was fascinated by the intricacies of the story line


  • Corey

    review · Book of Secrets Book of SecretsI ask myself if I am the rib of man why does he inflict so much pain upon me Doesn't he therefore suffer it too Page 203


  • Katherine Mcalpine

    review · Book of Secrets Book of Secretsgreat but grim