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The chance discovery of an antiue wedding dress weaves together the fascinating stories of three women from different eras Sophie in hiding from a troubled past; Belle who must lose everything to learn what really matters; and Martha forced to give up those she loves in order to avoid exposureIt’s 1931 and B The length of time it took me to read this is no indication of the book’s worth It was simply that Christmas and family staying intervened allowing no reading time much as I wanted to get back to Sweet Wattle Creek The arrival in 1986 of an antiue wedding dress sends Sophie Matheson on a uest to find out about the dress and its owner The story then goes back to a letter written in 1904 by Martha Ambrose to her love Then it turns to Belle Bartholomew at St Kilda on New Year’s Eve 1930 and the events that change her life and send her to Sweet Wattle Creek a small town in Victoria From there chapters alternate between the two time frames and Sophie and Belle The wedding dress and events in Sweet Wattle Creek link the twoI enjoyed this book even though at times I got a tad annoyed at being taken from one time frame to the other when I wanted to stay with one character But I soon got over it and got absorbed in the other narrative running through the other time frame Belle and Sophie are both strong caring women who have suffered adversity and come through it but not without cost There is a romance in both these women’s lives but also secrets that cause a lot of problems Attitudes and events are portrayed well Sadly some of the problems encountered by characters in this book still exist in real life todayThis is a book that incorporates mystery and danger and had me turning the pages faster toward the end Had it been a normal time of year I’m sure I would have read it pretty much straight though because it really does pull you into the story and make you want to keep reading A thoroughly enjoyable read that coveys the Australian setting and both times well This is the second book I have read by this author and I loved both of them

SUMMARY ↠ THISISWHYYOUREFESTIVE.CO.UK ¹ Kaye Dobbie

R secrets safeSixty years later Sophie Matheson is on a uest to find Belle and her family after discovering the wedding dress The Sweet Wattle Creek Centenary brings challenges when her past catches up and she must fight for all that matters to her Who were Belle and Martha and what links their lives together? A decent light yarn set over dual time eras Bijoux en origami her family after discovering the wedding dress The Sweet Wattle Creek Centenary brings challenges when Hookup Master (Men of Lake Tahoe Series, her past catches up and she must fight for all that matters to Dance Band on the Titanic her Who were Belle and Martha and what links their lives together? A decent light yarn set over dual time eras

Kaye Dobbie ¹ 1 SUMMARY

Elle Bartholomew has arrived in rural Sweet Wattle Creek to claim her inheritance – a run down grand hotel formerly owned by Martha Ambrose Determined to solve the mystery of her birth and the reason why she was beueathed the hotel Belle runs into difficulties with the townsfolk and their desire to keep thei I'm a sucker for dual narrative historical fiction and Australian author Kaye Dobbie has created a wonderful tale of mystery for readers to unravel in Sweet Wattle CreekWith two strong female protagonists Belle in 1930s and Sophie in 1980s both women end up leaving their troubles behind and moving to Sweet Wattle Creek a small town in VictoriaBelle inherits a hotel in town and Sophie works at the local newspaper while both women are trying to understand the past Small town relationships and family secrets abound in this novel and the author offers a solid commentary of post war conditions in rural Australia which include grief and unemploymentThere's a real sense of the city and the country in both narratives and being from Melbourne I thoroughly enjoyed the scenes set in St Kilda I loved the small town touches throughout the novel although I could have done without the romance between Sophie and Ian if I'm honest Their investigative work together on the wedding dress was enough to keep me entertainedIf you enjoy novels by bestselling Australian author Kate Morton then Sweet Wattle Creek is the book for you

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