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By Morris, Paula
"Northland, 1845. When Hene's twin brother falls dangerously ill, her parents fear she will also catch the sickness, so they send her away from her home at the pa to the Paihia mission station. Life with the missionaries is difficult. Hene must wear a hot European dress and learn... to sew, which she hates. Meanwhile, across the water in Russell, the world is in turmoil. Hone Heke has cut down the flagpole again and has attacked Korororeka. Hene sees smoke and fire from across the bay; the town is on fire and her best friend from the mission house, Rangi, is trapped there. Hene is the only one who can save her What was life like so many years ago? Find out through the eyes of a girl who's just like you"--Publisher information.Read more
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Called a stunning debut novel . . . a masterful work ( The New Zealand Herald ), this novel combines voodoo, ghosts, the mystique of New Orleans, and a stormy romance for a gripping supernatural thriller.
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"The Bay of Islands, 1845. When Hene's twin brother, Taehi, falls dangerously ill, her parents fear she will also get sick, so they send her away to the Paihia mission station. Life with the missionaries is difficult. Hene must wear a hot European dress, learn to sew and be far a...way from the people she loves. It is a perilous time in the Bay of Islands. The chief Hone Heke attacks the town of Kororareka. When Hene sees smoke across the bay, she knows that the town is on fire. And her best friend is trapped there"--Back cover.Read more
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