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The Last of the Apple Blossom

The Last of the Apple Blossom (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Stephens, Mary-Lou

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    1 Aug 21

The fire took everything - except two women's fighting spirits. A sweeping, big-hearted Australian family saga for readers of Judy Nunn and Victoria Purman. 7 February, 1967. Walls of flame reduce much of Tasmania to ash. Young schoolteacher Catherine Turner rushes to the Huon Va...lley to find her family's apple orchard destroyed, her childhood home in ruins and her brother dead. Despite her father's declaration that a woman will never run the orchard, Catherine resolves to rebuild the family business. After five sons, Catherine's friend and neighbour, Annie Pearson, is overjoyed by the birth of a much longed for daughter. As Annie and her husband Dave work to repair the damage to their orchard, Dave's friend Mark pitches in, despite the fact that Annie wants him gone. Mark has moved his family to the valley to escape his life in Melbourne, but his wife has disappeared leaving chaos in her wake and their young son Charlie in Mark's care. Catherine becomes fond of Charlie, whose strange upbringing has left him shy and withdrawn. However, the growing friendship between Mark and Catherine not only scandalises the small community but threatens a secret Annie is desperate to keep hidden. Through natural disasters, personal calamities and the devastating collapse of the apple industry, Catherine, Annie and those they love battle to save their livelihoods, their families and their secrets.
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ISBN 9781867226437
Published NZ 1 Aug 2021
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers (S2)
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
660 Available for pre-order, ships once released

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ISBN-13 9781867226437
Stock Release date is 1 August 2021
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers (S2)
Imprint HQ Fiction
Published 1 Aug 2021
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Stephens, Mary-Lou
Category Modern Fiction
Romantic Fiction
Number of Pages 464
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 34mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 562g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Historical & Mythological Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade