In the Land of the Long White Cloud

3 books in series
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In the Land of the Long White Cloud Publisher's Summary

Hardworking London governess Helen Davenport longs for a family of her own but knows the prospect of finding a suitable husband grows dimmer each year. Then she spots an advertisement seeking wives for the churchgoing bachelors of colonial New Zealand and begins an affectionate correspondence with a gentleman farmer.

Meanwhile, not far away in Wales, society life bores Gwyneira Silkham, beautiful, daring daughter of a wealthy sheep breeder. She finds an unexpected escape when her father loses a blackjack hand to a mysterious New Zealand baron — and Gwyn’s hand in marriage goes to the baron’s son.The women cross paths on the ship to Christchurch — Helen traveling steerage, Gwyn first class — and form an unlikely friendship, one they’ll rely on when the husbands awaiting them turn out very different than they’d imagined.

This nineteenth-century saga of two unforgettable young women — navigating a new world and finding friendship, romance, and adventure at every turn — is as lush and sweeping as the hills of New Zealand themselves.

Public Domain (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • In the Land of the Long White Cloud

    • By: Sarah Lark
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 22 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 570
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 493
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 493

    Hardworking London governess Helen Davenport longs for a family of her own but knows the prospect of finding a suitable husband grows dimmer each year. Then she spots an advertisement seeking wives for the churchgoing bachelors of colonial New Zealand and begins an affectionate correspondence with a gentleman farmer.Meanwhile, not far away in Wales, society life bores Gwyneira Silkham, beautiful, daring daughter of a wealthy sheep breeder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well Told Tale of Life in 19th Century New Zealand

    • By Debbie on 05-15-15

    Regular price: $17.99

  • Book 2

    • Song of the Spirits

    • In the Land of the Long White Cloud, Book 2
    • By: Sarah Lark, D. W. Lovett (translator)
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 20 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 248
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 220
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 217

    New Zealand, 1893: William Martyn is better educated and more cultivated than the other men breaking their backs searching for gold near Queenstown. William is the son of landed Irish nobility, and he comes to town ready to invest in the best equipment. On his search for supplies, he encounters spirited and beautiful young Elaine O’Keefe, who promptly falls in love with him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 1893 New Zealand, Book 2 in Series, EXCELLENT!

    • By Debbie on 06-01-15

    Regular price: $17.99

  • Book 3

    • Call of the Kiwi

    • In the Land of the Long White Cloud, Book 3
    • By: Sarah Lark, D. W. Lovett (translator)
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 215
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 187
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185

    The great-granddaughter of Gwyneira McKenzie - who arrived in New Zealand as a naïve young bride in In the Land of the Long White Cloud - Gloria Martyn has enjoyed an idyllic childhood at Kiward Station, her family’s sprawling sheep farm in the Canterbury Plains. When her parents send word from Europe that it’s time for Gloria to become a proper “lady” by attending boarding school half a world away in England, Gloria must leave everything and everyone she loves most in the world, including her steadfast protector Jack McKenzie.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • New Zealand thru WWII, 3rd in Trilogy GREAT FINISH

    • By Debbie on 06-01-15

    Regular price: $10.49