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by D.W. Lovett,Sarah Lark


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Sarah Lark's writing flows well and her style is good. I will be looking for more of her novels in the future. I had not read a Historical Fiction Book for so long and this was just perfect. It mainly takes place in New Zealand and of course there is the wonderful family of the Historical Fiction.

Sarah Lark's writing flows well and her style is good. 37 people found this helpful. The characters were all quite different in what they wanted to do with their life and it was still the thing to go to War and some did and go to college was a little new for them but some went. I think Sarah Lark is a wonderful author and she can really weave a story in and out and make it continue with interest in 3 books.

It is a land of volcanoes. Hobbiton, the village where some of the Hobbits lived, was created on a picturesque private sheep farm in the North Island. Most of them are sleeping, but some are active and the most active is the White Island volcano. It last erupted – without warning – in 2000. The largest lake in the country is Lake Taupo. You can still see Hobbit holes and some structures from the film there. The most unusual place in New Zealand is probably Rotorua, a city in the northern part of the North Island. It was built in the heart of a volcanic crater. Here the air smells of eggs, and steam and hot water explode out of the hot ground.

To ask other readers questions about In the Land of the Long White . It very simply gets lost in trying to be the sweeping saga of a new nation. It is not an easy book, first of all it rather long and some of the content is rather disturbing.

Lists with This Book. Still, the story itself is not a bad one although it is full of unlikely coincidences and convenient meetings and, ultimately, convenient deaths. However I would like to point out the reasons why I really liked it. One. The setting

White Cloud was first published in 2007 by Verlagsgruppe Lübbe GmbH & Co. KG as Im Land der weißen Wolke. He just rolled his eyes and pointed to the spot in the textbook where the exact sentence that William had been puzzling over for half an hour was given as an example

In the Land of the Long White Cloud was first published in 2007 by Verlagsgruppe Lübbe GmbH & Co. Translated from German by . He just rolled his eyes and pointed to the spot in the textbook where the exact sentence that William had been puzzling over for half an hour was given as an example. George, a lanky, gangling boy, had already completed his Latin translation assignment. He always worked quickly, although not always flawlessly; the classics bored him. George simply could not wait to join his father’s import-export business.

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Peter Brewster’s name quickly opened the farmers’ doors to him, but they probably would have welcomed him even without a reference Australia and Africa-anyone who lived in such isolation was generally happy for a visit from the outside world. For that reason, he listened patiently to Mrs. Beasley’s complaints about the help, admired her roses, and rode out across the pastures with her husband to admire the sheep as well.

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Calque of Maori Aotearoa, from ao ( cloud, daytime, world ), tea ( white ), and roa ( long, tall ). Probably a reference to the appearance of mountainous land when seen on the horizon from a canoe after an ocean voyage. Land of the Long White Cloud.

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Helen Davenport, governess for a wealthy London household, longs for a family of her own—but nearing her late twenties, she knows her prospects are dim. Then she spots an advertisement seeking young women to marry New Zealand’s honorable bachelors and begins an affectionate correspondence with a gentleman farmer. When her church offers to pay her travels under an unusual arrangement, she jumps at the opportunity.

Meanwhile, not far away in Wales, beautiful and daring Gwyneira Silkham, daughter of a wealthy sheep breeder, is bored with high society. But when a mysterious New Zealand baron deals her father an unlucky blackjack hand, Gwyn’s hand in marriage is suddenly on the table. Her family is outraged, but Gwyn is thrilled to escape the life laid out for her.

The two women meet on the ship to Christchurch—Helen traveling in steerage, Gwyn first class—and become unlikely friends. When their new husbands turn out to be very different than expected, the women must help one another find the life—and love— they’d hoped for.

Set against the backdrop of colonial nineteenth-century New Zealand, In the Land of the Long White Cloud is a soaring saga of friendship, romance, and unforgettable adventure.


Comments: (7)

Unirtay
I began really enjoying this book but the further I read, the more I realised that for an historical novel, the author did not manage to portray the era with complete authenticity in the way she writes. The characters were speaking in current style language and this is very disconcerting when it is supposed to be New Zealand in the mid 1800s. Naturally the novel would not be readable if the language was totally Victorian, but American useage such as 'blown away', "playful lace curtains" does not give the novel historical credibility.
The author has done some good research on sheep farming in New Zealand but there are also numerous things that are not historically correct, including.......New Zealand in those days used Pounds, not dollars for the currency, New Zealanders do not say "fall"- autumn is the correct terminology. As it was a mainly Scottish and British Colony, coffee was not common as most people drank tea. NB: Not just Americans download books from Amazon but people such as me, an Australian who frequently visits our close neighbour New Zealand, do too.

I have been reading historical novels all my life and like many fans of this genre, like the novel to reflect the chosen era with more attention to historically correct detail. Sarah Lark's writing flows well and her style is good. I will be looking for more of her novels in the future.
Acebiolane
Women didn't have a lot of choice in the direction of their lives in mid nineteenth century England. Helen Davenport was working as a tutor when a notice in her church bulletin led her to accept a marriage proposal to an unknown sheep farmer in New Zealand. Gwyneira Silkham's future was determined when her father lost a hand of cards to a self proclaimed sheep baron also from the Christchurch area of New Zealand. These women's lives were tied together from the time they set foot on the ship that transported them to their new homes.

Marrying a gentleman in a newly settled English colony had seemed exciting and romantic to both ladies. It was only after they left the ship that they realised how little they were prepared for the hardships of living in such a new colony. Distances between farms was huge, communication was as fast as a horse could travel. Both women had to chose whether to embrace their Maori neighbours and learn their language, about their culture and beliefs or to follow their husbands lead and treat them at best as hired help.

I feel that Gwyn and Helen reacted very much as women of that time period. Once they arrived in New Zealand, they had little choice but to accept their circumstances and make the best of them. We spend a lot of time with Gwyn, her husband Lucas and Helen and learn lots about them. We see the three of them learn and grown from the situations they find them selves in. .

I have an affection for anything kiwi and this book was no exception. I read it compulsively. I loved the glowing descriptions of the breath taking country side as well as the gritty ones of the towns and roads. Of course, you can't tell a story of this time period of New Zealand without talking about sheep. They are central to this tale. Yes, there are sheep and all that goes with them, but it doesn't overwhelm the entire story. Author Sarah Lark has a good balance between the storyline of the people and the sheep talk and tied them together well.

While reading this book, I did feel a distance between the author and the tale. It seemed that it was a story written by someone who had never been to New Zealand and that she was only imagining what it would be like to stand on it's soil, to view a flock of sheep on a hill, or to crest a peak and view the land unfolding below her. Whether author Sarah Lark has visited Christchurch or this connection was lost due to the work of the translator D. W. Lovett, it was still a captivating read which I very much enjoyed.

The story continues in Song of the Spirits and then in Call of the Kiwi.

Sarah Lark is a pen name of Christiane Gohl. She also publishes under Ricarda Jordan and Elisabeth Rotenberg.
Xanzay
The idea behind this first volume is OK, tracing two women's adjustments to very different social circumstances in their new southern home land.
The narrative drags through detail that should have been edited out.
The familiarity of the author with details of New Zealand environmental history is questionable.
The translator has used Americanisms, such as drapes for curtains, and translations of Maori words that belie the authenticity of any research the author may have conducted. Thus its place as a historical novel is questionable.
Уou ll never walk alone
I just loved this Trilogy. I had not read a Historical Fiction Book for so long and this was just perfect. It mainly takes place in New Zealand and of course there is the wonderful family of the Historical Fiction. The characters were all quite different in what they wanted to do with their life and it was still the thing to go to War and some did and go to college was a little new for them but some went. I think Sarah Lark is a wonderful author and she can really weave a story in and out and make it continue with interest in 3 books. Another thing is it was so easy to read and remember all of the characters in the books. Thank you Amazon for recommending this Trilogy.Fluffy
Nalme
I was glued to this book, averaging four hours of sleep two days in a row.
The women characters were very strong. While I loved their strength and ability to be resilient, no matter what was thrown at them, I did not feel this was the norm for this this time and place.
While I have never been to New Zealand, I felt like I was seeing and visiting this wonderful land. It is definitely now on my list of "must-see" places.

I learned a lot about sheep shearing and big farms.

I would have liked to see more of all the character's relationship with England and world history as it was unfolding at the time.
All in all I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I look forward to the two books that complete this series.
In the Land of the Long White Cloud (In the Land of the Long White Cloud saga) download epub
World Literature
Author: D.W. Lovett,Sarah Lark
ISBN: 161218426X
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: World Literature
Language: English
Publisher: AmazonCrossing (August 21, 2012)
Pages: 667 pages