Gwenna (The PastFinders)

  • Title: Gwenna (The PastFinders)
  • Author: Vicky Adin
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 128
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Gwenna The PastFinders From the award winning author of The Cornish Knot and The Girl from County Clare whose writing is compared to that of Catherine Cookson Against all odds the plucky sweet maker refuses to relinquish h
    From the award winning author of The Cornish Knot and The Girl from County Clare whose writing is compared to that of Catherine Cookson Against all odds, the plucky sweet maker refuses to relinquish her dreams Amid the bustling vibrancy of Auckland s Karangahape Road, Gwenna Price is determined to bring her Pa s dream to life and she would, if it wasn t for her domFrom the award winning author of The Cornish Knot and The Girl from County Clare whose writing is compared to that of Catherine Cookson Against all odds, the plucky sweet maker refuses to relinquish her dreams Amid the bustling vibrancy of Auckland s Karangahape Road, Gwenna Price is determined to bring her Pa s dream to life and she would, if it wasn t for her domineering stepbrother, Elias Instead of opening a shop to sell their hand made sweets, it would only be a matter of time before the whole business collapsed with him in charge She had to save it.Throughout the twists and turns of love and tragedy, Gwenna is a young woman with uncommon courage in an era when women were expected to stay at home But Gwenna is irrepressible Nothing will stand in her way Blind to anything that distracts her from creating her legacy, Gwenna risks losing the one thing that matters to her the most Gwenna is a fascinating insight into life in Auckland at the turn of the 20th century.

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    About Vicky Adin


    1. Award winning historical fiction author, Vicky Adin is a genealogist in love with history and words.After decades of research Vicky has combined her skills to write poignant novels that weave family and history together in a way that makes the past come alive She is particularly fascinated by the 19th Century pioneers who undertook hazardous journeys to find a better life Especially the women, whose strength and determination to flourish in a new country still coming to terms with its existence is inspirational.Vicky draws her characters from real life stories characters such as Brigid, the Irish lacemaker and Gwenna, the Welsh confectioner, or Megan who discovers much about herself when she traces her family tree back to Constance and Isabel in The Cornish Knot.Vicky Adin holds a MA Hons in English and Education When not writing you will find her reading she is an avid reader of historical novels, family sagas and contemporary women s stories travelling especially caravanning, and cruising with her husband and biggest fan, and spending time with her family.For information, visit her website vickyadinIf you have any questions, email vicky vickyadin


    291 Comments


    1. I loved this book. It's the first Vicky Adin book I've read and will now have to get onto the rest! Gwenna is plucky, emotional, and thoroughly enjoyable. There are a few dark bits, but there's adversity in real life and how boring would a heroine be if she didn't have to overcome obstacles. Gwenna shows us how it's done. A great read!

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    2. Vicky Adin’s ability to research relevant historical events and weave them into the story of her character's everyday life does not disappoint. Her writing style captivates and engages me. Gwenna is a young woman from Wales, curious about life, adventurous, and controlled by male family members and the expectations of society. Yet, Gwenna’s story is never without hope as the author crafts events and characters in a totally believable way to bring Gwenna to ultimate confidence in her future.I [...]

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    3. Like THE GIRL FROM COUNTY CLARE Vicky Adin's book GWENNA is an 'unput down' read. A lovely record of early Auckland New Zealand. I thoroughly enjoyed it and as a measure of a story I enjoy, I want to know what happens to the characters next.

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    4. We are proud to announce that GWENNA by Vicky Adin is a B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree. This tells readers that this book is well worth their time and money!

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    5. I loved this book! I did not want the story of Gwenna to end.

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    6. Very good tale set in turn of the century (19th to 20th) Auckland. New Zealand. The story follows the title character as she escapes from the household of her stepbrother to a marriage that ends in heartbreak and then tries to bring her father's dreams to reality by opening a sweet shop and selling her handmade sweets. Her trials and troubles are realistically brought to life within an era where young single females did not have much of a chance to make a life for themselves in business.

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    7. Gwenna by Vicky Adin has received a Chill with a Book Readers' Awardillwithabook"This book was such a good read. I will definitely recommend. I will also read other books by this author.""I very much enjoyed it, light reading but engaging, the characters especially were very believable.""A lovely story."Pauline BarclayFounder of Chill with a Book Awards

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    8. Never mind the typos (plenty of them in the copy I had), even though the book had factual material in it, it didn't blend well with the story of the disjointed characters. A friend gave me the book and from the blurb I was expecting more. What was with the two points of view but no real explanation or loose-thread tie up? WHY was the brother violent? You get into his head for a strange bit, but WHY, when you get no explanation? There were slim parts I liked, and possibly a small reference to my [...]

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