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Wildflower Hill Audiobook

Wildflower Hill

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Publisher's Summary

In 1920s Glasgow, Beattie Blaxland falls pregnant to her married lover Henry just before her nineteenth birthday. Abandoned by her family, Beattie and Henry set sail for a new life in Australia. But life is not about to follow the plan that Beattie had hoped for and fate will play her a cruel hand...

In 2009, London, prima ballerina Lydia Blaxland-Hunter is also discovering that life can also have its ups and downs. Unable to dance again after a fall, Lydia returns home to Australia to recuperate. But on arrival she is presented with some surprising news – her recently deceased and much-loved grandmother Beattie Blaxland has left her Tasmanian property to Lydia. Told through the eyes of a young Beattie Blaxland and a contemporary Lydia Blaxland-Hunter, this is an emotionally charged, seductive tale of self-discovery, secrets and surprises.

©2010 Kimberley Freeman (P)2010 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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    Marrie Hadfield 04-28-16 Member Since 2015
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    "excellent novel and narration"

    This audio book made the drive to work shear pleasure. Wonderful characters were cleverly narrated.

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    kd 04-16-16
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    "Gripping story, great narration, poor audio editing"

    Beautiful story that will stay with you. One of the most well written books I've read in awhile! Congratulations to Ms. Freeman for creating such a strong female character in Beattie.

    I love Caroline Lee's narration, usually. However the editor left in so much mouth noise it's unbelievable. So many loud swallows, distracting breaths, and even little burps. Why?!

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    Karissa 03-26-16
    Karissa 03-26-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Wonderful story!"

    I read this book because I was eager to read more historical frictions after finishing all of Kate Morton's books! I was delighted in how similar this book was to Kate Morton's but unique in its own way! I loved how I was kept entertained the whole entire time. Some historical fiction books take a while to get into but not this one! Beattie was a wonderful character with such perseverance and courage, it was impossible not to root for a happy ending for her!

    Overall, an amazing story of bravery and love that keeps you entertained the whole time!

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    Denise Holmes The California Redwoods 01-18-16
    Denise Holmes The California Redwoods 01-18-16 Member Since 2014

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    "Excellent read. A new author for me."

    I loved how the story unwound taking the reader to different countries and continents. Interesting and likable characters. I enjoyed being deep in this book. I already miss them.

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    lynne m vokatis 12-27-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Wildflower Hill by Kimberly Freeman"

    This was such a great story . I haven't read anything set in Australia since the Thorn Birds . Kimberly Freeman is a really good writer and I love Caroline Lee as a narrator .

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    R Huddleston 12-17-15
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    "I already want to hear it again!"

    The narrator did such a fantastic job bringing the characters to life and the story was fantastic!

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    Brenda Devitt SLC, UT 09-11-15
    Brenda Devitt SLC, UT 09-11-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Beautiful story, could not put it down"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I originally bought this book because I love the narrator. Caroline Lee is my absolute favorite. However, once started I could not put this down. Listened to it every chance I could find...even secretly at work. Wonderful multigenerational story encompassing misogyny, racism, the bond between mother and child, true love, and the way choices can radilcally change a life path.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Beattie is the heroine. Her belief in hard work and determination is inspirational. She is a woman full of grace and love who never gives up on life or people no matter the fault. I loved that the book covered her entire life, over many decades, her highs and lows, her loves and losses. Wonderful to see how it all turned out in the end.


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    Pamela 07-15-15
    Pamela 07-15-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Good Read, Excellent Narrarator"
    If you could sum up Wildflower Hill in three words, what would they be?

    It seemed the author just got tired or distracted and left out an ending. It could have been better, more complex, more engaging.


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    Tam 05-18-15
    Tam 05-18-15
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    "If you like Kate Morton...."

    Very similar writing, however, it could be the narration. Caroline Lee also narrates several Kate Morton novels. Good book, not great but worth a listen.

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    katie Albany WA 03-09-15
    katie Albany WA 03-09-15 Member Since 2014
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    "loved it . narrater excellent really good story"

    loved it narrater excellent but would have liked to hear more of lucy's reaction to fining out about her mother's family

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