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Publisher's Summary

A cursed opal, a gnarled family tree, and a sinister woman in a green dress emerge in the aftermath of World War I.

After a whirlwind romance, London teashop waitress Fleur Richards can’t wait for her new husband, Hugh, to return from the Great War. But when word of his death arrives on Armistice Day, Fleur learns he has left her a sizable family fortune. Refusing to accept the inheritance, she heads to his beloved home country of Australia in search of the relatives who deserve it more.

In spite of her reluctance, she soon finds herself the sole owner of a remote farm and a dilapidated curio shop full of long-forgotten artifacts, remarkable preserved creatures, and a mystery that began more than 65 years ago. With the help of Kip, a repatriated soldier dealing with the sobering aftereffects of war, Fleur finds herself unable to resist pulling on the threads of the past. What she finds is a shocking story surrounding an opal and a woman in a green dress...a story that, nevertheless, offers hope and healing for the future.

This romantic mystery from award-winning Australian novelist Tea Cooper will keep listeners guessing until the astonishing conclusion.

"Readers of Kate Morton and Beatriz Williams will be dazzled. The Woman in the Green Dress spins readers into an evocative world of mystery and romance in this deeply researched book by Tea Cooper. There is a Dickensian flair to Cooper’s carefully constructed world of lost inheritances and found treasures as two indomitable women stretched across centuries work to reconcile their pasts while reclaiming love, identity and belonging against two richly moving historical settings. As soon as you turn the last page you want to start again just to see how every last thread is sewn in anticipation of its thrilling conclusion. One of the most intelligent, visceral and vibrant historical reads I have had the privilege of visiting in an age." (Rachel McMillan, author of The London Restoration)

"Refreshing and unique, The Woman in the Green Dress sweeps you across the wild lands of Australia in a thrilling whirl of mystery, romance, and danger. This magical tale weaves together two storylines with a heart-pounding finish that is drop-dead gorgeous." (J’nell Ciesielski, author of The Socialite)

  • Full-length historical story with both romance and mystery
  • Stand-alone novel
  • Includes discussion questions for book clubs
©2020 Tea Cooper (P)2020 Thomas Nelson

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good read.

this book is a combination of love story, historical fiction, murder mystery.

very well written,each character comes alive and has a district voice.

the end is a surprise and very satisfying.

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Reading might be better

I really enjoyed this book, but being able to flip back-and-forth in a real paper book, would have been better for me. I always wanted to go back and check what had happened the last time I left the 1800s or the 1900s, and that’s hard to do on an audible book. Great story though. My first with a setting in Australia, and I quite enjoyed seeing it through early settlers eyes.

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tried to like but could not

I struggled to finish this book. the story had possibility but fail short quickly. painful to finish for me.