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Tears of the Moon

Narrated by: Kate Hood
Series: Lily Barton, Book 1
Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
4.5 out of 5 stars (41 ratings)

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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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  • denise jordan
  • 05-04-19

Too much death

I have never read a book where so many characters died. Too many. The story seemed to go from death to death. I did finish it but wondering if I will try any more of Di Morrissey.

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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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  • Dolphin
  • 08-10-19

Excellent book by a great Australian writer

I have read many of her books and find them very exciting and well written

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-25-19

A must read

On our way to Broome listened to this and the Kimberly sun which increased our anticipation to arrive in Broome and explore the area.

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  • Janet Slape.🤣🤣
  • 07-17-19

wonderful

Thoroughly enjoyed this story. Di writes so well. Understand indigenous people a lot better. Would love to visit Broome one day and see the places in the book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-08-19

my 1st audible

i really enjoyed my first audible experience, memories of being a child and listening to sunday morning stories on the radio.
i enjoyed this story set in australia

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  • Jeanette
  • 04-04-19

Great start to my day

i loved this book. i am listening to audio books while driving to and from work.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-28-19

Loved this book!

The only thing that drove me mad was the mis pronunciation of the word Fremantle!
It’s not pronounced Frah-Mantle......but Free Mantle to us Ausies!