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              Books by Vanessa McCausland

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              The Beautiful Words
               

              The Beautiful Words (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By McCausland, Vanessa

              • RRP: $35.00
              • $26.25
              • Save $8.75
              • Pub Date
                8 Dec 21

              Two best friends, one summer night, and twenty years of silence ... what happened at the lighthouse? The stunning, haunting new novel from the author of The Lost Summers of Driftwood. Sylvie is a lover of words and a collector of stories, only she has lost her own. She has no wor...ds for that night at the lighthouse when their lives changed forever. What happened to cleave her apart from her best friend and soulmate, Kase? Sylvie yearns to rekindle their deep connection, so when Kase invites her to the wild Tasmanian coast to celebrate her 40th birthday, she accepts - despite the ghosts she must face. As Sylvie struggles to find her feet among old friends, she bonds with local taxi boat driver Holden. But he is hiding from the world, too. Through an inscription in an old book, Sylvie and Kase discover their mothers have a history, hidden from their daughters. As they unpick what took place before they were born, they're forced to face the cracks in their own friendship, and the question of whether it's ever okay to keep a secret to protect the person you love. Vanessa McCausland's enthralling new novel is about betrayal and forgiveness, the stories we tell, and the healing power of words. 'McCausland is a natural storyteller' Herald Sun
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              ISBN 9781460759585
              Published NZ 8 Dec 2021
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              The Valley of Lost Stories

              The Valley of Lost Stories (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By McCausland, Vanessa

              • RRP: $35.00
              • $26.25
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              • In Stock At Publisher

              Beautiful, beguiling and treacherous ... Big Little Lies meets Picnic at Hanging Rock in a remote valley in the Blue Mountains. Four women and their children are invited to stay at the beautiful but remote Capertee Valley west of Sydney, over the Blue Mountains. This is a place h...aunted by secrets. Once home to a burgeoning mining industry, now all that remains are ruins slowly being swallowed by the bush and a stunning, renovated art deco hotel, once the jewel of the valley. In 1948 Clara Black walked into the night, never to be seen again. As the valley beguiles these four friends, and haunts them in equal measure, each is forced to confront secrets of her own. But as the mystery of what happened 80 years earlier unravels, one of the four women also vanishes into this bewitching but wild place. Praise for The Lost Summers of Driftwood: 'McCausland is a natural storyteller who weaves love, loss, mystery and secrets into a satisfying tale' Herald Sun 'You'll be on the edge of your seat as surprising secrets unfold on every page' Woman's Day 'Full of mystery and romance, this is the perfect atmospheric summer read' Who Weekly
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              ISBN 9781460759561
              Published NZ 2 Dec 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age General Audience
              Availability
              44 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
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              Lost Summers Of Driftwood

              Lost Summers Of Driftwood (Paperback)

              By McCausland, Vanessa

              • RRP: $24.99
              • $18.74
              • Save $6.25
              • In Stock At Publisher

              'Like the slow-moving river that flows through the story, this compelling mystery will creep up on you and pull you in.' Josephine Moon An absorbing drama about broken dreams, first love and the mystery of a lost sister, for all fans of Hannah Richell and Kate Morton. 'A cracking... read' Maggie Alderson Is it more dangerous to forget ... or to remember? Phoebe's life has fallen apart and there's only one place left to go. Alone and adrift after a failed marriage proposal, she flees Sydney to her family's abandoned holiday cottage. On the slow-moving river Phoebe is confronted with the legacy of her older sister's suicide, a year before. Why did Karin leave a note written in flowers and walk into the water? Phoebe's childhood love, Jez, has moved back to the beautiful old house, Driftwood, one jetty down. He's married now and the home has become a refuge for an unlikely little community. As the river begins to give up its secrets, Phoebe finds herself caught up in old feelings and new mysteries. The Lost Summers of Driftwood is a story of lost loves, rekindled passions, tragedy and betrayal set against the backdrop of an idyllic south coast town. Praise for The Lost Summers of Driftwood: 'This tender and evocative story of the power of love, grief and memories will resonate with so many readers thanks to the power of Vanessa McCausland's storytelling and her understanding of human nature.' Sophie Green, author of The Inaugural Meeting of the Fairvale Ladies Book Club 'McCausland is a natural storyteller who weaves love, loss, mystery and secrets into a satisfying tale' Herald Sun 'You'll be on the edge of your seat as surprising secrets unfold on every page' Woman's Day 'Full of mystery and romance, this is the perfect atmospheric summer read' Who Weekly 'Pure reading pleasure! Evocatively written and with beautifully realised characters whose loves and losses play out against a lush and mysterious backdrop, I kept turning the pages, desperate to know what would happen
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              ISBN 9781460760314
              Published NZ 5 May 2021
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              389 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
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              The Lost Summers of Driftwood

              The Lost Summers of Driftwood (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By McCausland, Vanessa

              • RRP: $32.99
              • $24.74
              • Save $8.25
              • Temporarily out of stock

              Is it more dangerous to forget ... or to remember? A compelling drama about broken dreams, first love and the mystery of a lost sister, for all fans of Hannah Richell and Kate Morton.

              ISBN 9781460757680
              Published NZ 16 Dec 2019
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              The Beautiful Words
               

              The Beautiful Words (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By McCausland, Vanessa; Read by Schneider, Tanya

              • RRP: $44.99
              • $38.24
              • Save $6.75
              • Pub Date
                1 Dec 21

              Sylvie is a lover of words and a collector of stories, only she has lost her own. She has no words for that night at the lighthouse when their lives changed forever. What happened to cleave her apart from her best friend and soulmate, Kase? Sylvie yearns to rekindle their deep co...nnection, so when Kase invites her to the wild Tasmanian coast to celebrate her 40th birthday, she accepts - despite the ghosts she must face. As Sylvie struggles to find her feet among old friends, she bonds with local taxi boat driver Holden. But he is hiding from the world, too. Through an inscription in an old book, Sylvie and Kase discover their mothers have a history, hidden from their daughters. As they unpick what took place before they were born, they're forced to face the cracks in their own friendship, and the question of whether it's ever okay to keep a secret to protect the person you love. Vanessa McCausland's enthralling new novel is about betrayal and forgiveness, the stories we tell and the healing power of words.
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              ISBN 9781460789551
              Published NZ 1 Dec 2021
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              The Beautiful Words
                

              The Beautiful Words (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By McCausland, Vanessa; Read by Schneider, Tanya

              • RRP: $44.99
              • $38.24
              • Save $6.75
              • Pub Date
                1 Dec 21

              Sylvie is a lover of words and a collector of stories, only she has lost her own. She has no words for that night at the lighthouse when their lives changed forever. What happened to cleave her apart from her best friend and soulmate, Kase? Sylvie yearns to rekindle their deep co...nnection, so when Kase invites her to the wild Tasmanian coast to celebrate her 40th birthday, she accepts - despite the ghosts she must face. As Sylvie struggles to find her feet among old friends, she bonds with local taxi boat driver Holden. But he is hiding from the world, too. Through an inscription in an old book, Sylvie and Kase discover their mothers have a history, hidden from their daughters. As they unpick what took place before they were born, they're forced to face the cracks in their own friendship, and the question of whether it's ever okay to keep a secret to protect the person you love. Vanessa McCausland's enthralling new novel is about betrayal and forgiveness, the stories we tell and the healing power of words.
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              ISBN 9781460789544
              Published NZ 1 Dec 2021
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              The Valley of Lost Stories

              The Valley of Lost Stories (Paperback)

              By McCausland, Vanessa

              • RRP: $22.99
              • $17.24
              • Save $5.75
              • In Stock At Publisher

              Beautiful, beguiling and treacherous ... Big Little Lies meets Picnic at Hanging Rock in a secluded valley over the Blue Mountains. Four women and their children are invited to the beautiful but remote Capertee Valley, west of the Blue Mountains. Once home to a burgeoning mining ...industry, now all that remains are ruins slowly being swallowed by the bush and the jewel of the valley, a stunning, renovated Art Deco hotel. This is a place haunted by secrets. In 1948 Clara Black walked into the night, never to be seen again. As the valley beguiles these four friends, and haunts them in equal measure, each has to confront secrets of her own: Nathalie, with a damaged marriage; Emmie, yearning for another child; Pen, struggling as a single parent; and Alexandra, hiding in the shadow of her famous husband. But as the mystery of what happened seventy years earlier unravels, one of the women also vanishes into this bewitching but wild place, forcing devastating truths to the surface. Praise for The Lost Summers of Driftwood: 'McCausland is a natural storyteller who weaves love, loss, mystery and secrets into a satisfying tale' Herald Sun 'Full of mystery and romance, this is the perfect atmospheric summer read' Who Weekly
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              ISBN 9781460759578
              Published NZ 7 Jul 2021
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age General Audience
              Availability
              747 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
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              Lost Summers of Driftwood
                

              Lost Summers of Driftwood (Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

              By McCausland, Vanessa

              • RRP: $65.99
              • $65.99
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              Like the slow-moving river that flows through the story, this compelling mystery will creep up on you and pull you in.' Josephine Moon An absorbing drama about broken dreams, first love and the mystery of a lost sister, for all fans of Hannah Richell and Kate Morton. 'A cracking ...read' Maggie Alderson Is it more dangerous to forget ... or to remember? Phoebe's life has fallen apart and there's only one place left to go. Alone and adrift after a failed marriage proposal, she flees Sydney to her family's abandoned holiday cottage. On the slow-moving river Phoebe is confronted with the legacy of her older sister's suicide, a year before. Why did Karin leave a note written in flowers and walk into the water? Phoebe's childhood love, Jez, has moved back to the beautiful old house, Driftwood, one jetty down. He's married now and the home has become a refuge for an unlikely little community. As the river begins to give up its secrets, Phoebe finds herself caught up in old feelings and new mysteries. The Lost Summers of Driftwood is a story of lost loves, rekindled passions, tragedy and betrayal set against the backdrop of an idyllic south coast town. Praise for The Lost Summers of Driftwood: 'This tender and evocative story of the power of love, grief and memories will resonate with so many readers thanks to the power of Vanessa McCausland's storytelling and her understanding of human nature.' Sophie Green, author of The Inaugural Meeting of the Fairvale Ladies Book Club 'McCausland is a natural storyteller who weaves love, loss, mystery and secrets into a satisfying tale' Herald Sun 'You'll be on the edge of your seat as surprising secrets unfold on every page' Woman's Day 'Full of mystery and romance, this is the perfect atmospheric summer read' Who Weekly 'Pure reading pleasure! Evocatively written and with beautifully realised characters whose loves and losses play out against a lush and mysterious backdrop, I kept turning the pages, desperate to know what would happen,
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              ISBN 9780369337511
              Released NZ 15 May 2020
              Publisher Readhowyouwant
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              Lost Summers of Driftwood
               

              Lost Summers of Driftwood (Paperback, [Dyslexic Edition])

              By McCausland, Vanessa

              • RRP: $65.99
              • $65.99
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              Like the slow-moving river that flows through the story, this compelling mystery will creep up on you and pull you in.' Josephine Moon An absorbing drama about broken dreams, first love and the mystery of a lost sister, for all fans of Hannah Richell and Kate Morton. 'A cracking ...read' Maggie Alderson Is it more dangerous to forget ... or to remember? Phoebe's life has fallen apart and there's only one place left to go. Alone and adrift after a failed marriage proposal, she flees Sydney to her family's abandoned holiday cottage. On the slow-moving river Phoebe is confronted with the legacy of her older sister's suicide, a year before. Why did Karin leave a note written in flowers and walk into the water? Phoebe's childhood love, Jez, has moved back to the beautiful old house, Driftwood, one jetty down. He's married now and the home has become a refuge for an unlikely little community. As the river begins to give up its secrets, Phoebe finds herself caught up in old feelings and new mysteries. The Lost Summers of Driftwood is a story of lost loves, rekindled passions, tragedy and betrayal set against the backdrop of an idyllic south coast town. Praise for The Lost Summers of Driftwood: 'This tender and evocative story of the power of love, grief and memories will resonate with so many readers thanks to the power of Vanessa McCausland's storytelling and her understanding of human nature.' Sophie Green, author of The Inaugural Meeting of the Fairvale Ladies Book Club 'McCausland is a natural storyteller who weaves love, loss, mystery and secrets into a satisfying tale' Herald Sun 'You'll be on the edge of your seat as surprising secrets unfold on every page' Woman's Day 'Full of mystery and romance, this is the perfect atmospheric summer read' Who Weekly 'Pure reading pleasure! Evocatively written and with beautifully realised characters whose loves and losses play out against a lush and mysterious backdrop, I kept turning the pages, desperate to know what would happen,
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              ISBN 9780369337757
              Released NZ 19 May 2020
              Publisher Readhowyouwant
              Interest Age General Audience
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