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Publisher's Summary

Broome, Australia, 1893: It's the wild and passionate heyday of the pearling industry, and when young English bride Olivia Hennessy meets the dashing pearling master, Captain Tyndall, their lives are destined to be linked by the mysterious power of the pearl. Sydney, Australia, 1995: Lily Barton embarks on a search for her family roots which leads her to Broome. But her quest for identity reveals more than she could have ever imagined.

©1995 Lady Byron Pty Ltd, 1995. (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Two unforgettable women, one spellbinding story." ( Amazon.com)
"Morrissey's research into the pearling industry and the history of Broome is formidable ... she tells a good story." ( The Sydney Morning Herald)

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I want to visit Broome

A wonderful story. A bit too many coincidences in parts but heartwarming characters.
I guess it's a bit of Mills & Boone romance, but with an historic base story.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-26-18

Excellent read

Just had to take this book with me everywhere. Every time I had the chance - out would come the earphones. Impossible to put it down once you start reading it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-25-18

excellent

loved this story and couldn't stop listening.. After every chapter had to go onto the next chaptet with intrigue.

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  • Trish
  • 04-10-17

Tears of the Moon

loved it. Di Morrissey is an exceptional story teller. Its easy to lose yourself in the setting and characters. Thank you for the chance to 'read' it.

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  • Luke
  • 03-09-17

Excellent story

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. Great story, very relatable. The narrator was amazing.

What did you like best about this story?

The level of historical detail

Which scene did you most enjoy?

I loved it all. But probably the birthing scene supported by the Aboriginal women on the beach

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  • Emma
  • 07-23-15

Enjoyable

A great insight into life in Broome, and the pearling industry. Well written as always and beautifully read.