CALL OF THE KIWI Paperback
by SARAH LARK
Part of the In the Land of the Long White Cloud Saga series
In the exhilarating conclusion to the internationally bestselling In the Land of the Long White Cloud trilogy, the spirited Warden and McKenzie clan continues its trials-and triumphs-in New Zealand and beyond.
The great-granddaughter of Gwyneira McKenzie-who arrived in New Zealand as a naive 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. Wrenched from her beloved homeland and struggling to fit in with the stifling strictures of British boarding-school life, Gloria has never felt more alone. Upon discovering that her parents have no intention of ever sending her home, Gloria takes matters into her own hands and sets off on an adventure that will change her forever.
A stirring coming-of-age tale of love, loss, endurance, shame, and redemption that takes listeners from the lush plains of New Zealand's South Island to the bloody shores of Gallipoli, across Australia's Northern Territory and beyond, Call of the Kiwi is a profoundly satisfying conclusion to the saga that has captured listeners' hearts across the globe.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 492 pages
- Publisher: Amazon Publishing
- Publication Date: 20/05/2014
- Category: Historical romance
- ISBN: 9781477820261
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Review by boppisces
The final book of the 'Land of the Long White Cloud' trilogy. In the first book Gwyneira McKenzie arrived in New Zealand as a naïve young bride. Now it's the story of her great-granddaughter Gloria Martyn who was raised by Gwyneria, her husband James and their son Jack on the family sheep farm on the Canterbury Plains, Kiward Station. Gloria's parents send word from Europe that it’s time for her to have a 'proper education' at an English boarding school. Struggling to fit in, Gloria is deeply unhappy, even when her parents take her on tour with them. When she discovers that they never intend to send her home, Gloria takes matters into her own hands. Her journey is one of lost innocence and despair. The story also travels from the bloody shores of Gallipoli, across Australia’s Northern Territory and beyond. A nice conclusion to this enjoyable family saga.