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A Woman of Spirit (Redwoods Series Book 1) by [Loveday, Kate]
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Length: 263 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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It is often a spur-of-the-moment decision that can become a turning point in life. So it is for Kitty Morland, a young woman in London in 1878.
When she yields to temptation one fateful day, the consequences of her action force her to flee to Australia, hoping to join her brother.

On the other side of the world, she meets two men–William, an expatriate English aristocrat, and Rufe, a charismatic Colonial entrepreneur involved with trading in diamonds and in the goldfields.

Beautiful and spirited, Kitty needs all her courage and determination to survive the ordeal of marriage to William, a bullying husband. When he is drowned it leaves her alone to give birth to a daughter and to run a timber-cutting business in a male-dominated era that considers a woman only as an obedient homemaker and bed-warmer.

When she is offered a chance at love and happiness with Rufe, will she make the right decision?

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 709 KB
  • Print Length: 263 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc (28 September 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #98,159 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars What a fabulous story! 10 May 2012
By Jack Scribble - Published on
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Well-written and well-told, with colourful characters and finely drawn scenes, this is a book that will sweep you back to the Victorian era of 1878 and immerse you in the changing fortunes of the headstrong young Kitty Morland.
When you first meet Kitty, the loss of her family's fortune and the death of her father have reduced her to servitude in a grand house in Victorian England. Never one to accept defeat, she secretly takes an impetuous step that promises to give her financial independence, but only if she is not discovered by her employer and the authorities. With her mother, she escapes by ship to colonial Australia to make a new start. Unfortunately, her actions have consequences that follow her to the new country and she agrees to a disastrous marriage to a wealthy aristocrat in order to guarantee protection for her mother and herself. Her loveless marriage takes her to Redwood, a remote property on the banks of the Myall River, where she falls in love with the land and also with the attractive Rufe Cavanagh.
This is a story of a woman pitted against the ruthless powers of the Victorian age - a legal system that denied a woman's right to her own property if she married and a social structure that expected a woman to submit to even the most bullying of husbands. But Kitty is not the sort of woman to easily admit defeat. With great courage and intelligence, she carves out a new life for herself, though not without tragedy. In the end, she achieves a bitter sweet triumph that will both surprise and satisfy the reader.
Apparently, this is the first book in a series. I can't wait to pick up the threads of Kitty's story again.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely super 5 stars 17 May 2012
By Mark - Published on
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AN INDEPENDENT WOMAN was such a super, super read, it really did have 'everything'. I sadly, did not have the inclination to read a book for over 10 years but picked this one up and couldn't put it down (literally) day and night until finished. The Author made me feel 'independent', made me really think about many things in my life and has encouraged me to keep reading SO imagine how pleased I was to find the next book available in the series. An Independent Woman I believe, is written with so much thought, plotting and planning that I reckon Authors like Kate must be very insightful and have had a variety of experiences in life to be so good and pasionate whilst retaining enough realism in the tale to deliver such an exciting read. THANK YOU KATE
4.0 out of 5 stars Where on earth is Bulahdelah? 30 July 2013
By H. Starrenburg - Published on
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Historical fiction is a wonderful way to transport the reader into a different time and place. Most Historical fiction readers have their favourite time and place, and frankly, 19th century NSW is not mine. For those to whom it is, this would be a most enjoyable book.
The story is solid, although not imaginative. In a way it made me want to visit Bulahdelah (it is on the map), and see what the place looks like today. The historical side of the book is well researched. The descriptions are bit on the long side at times, but that is a matter of taste.
This was certainly an informative book!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not the best book ever 7 December 2012
By Sarah - Published on
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A reasonable read, but not particularly well written, somewhat cliched and contrived. It was a reasonable story but the characters were fairly 2 dimensional.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I Look Forward to the Sequel 21 April 2013
By Alan - Published on
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A very enjoyable book not to be missed. Well written with a good storyline & interesting characters. I look forward to the sequel & more of her writings.

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