- Meg Raymond
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The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton: What a great book! Covering two continents and generations, it is a wonderful read. Abandoned on a 1913 voyage to Australia, Nell is raised by a dock master and his wife who do not tell her until she is an adult that she is not their child.
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As girls growing up in Clare Valley, Australia, Anna, Bett, and Carrie Quinlan were childhood singing stars known as The Alphabet Sisters. The unbridled enthusiasm of their flamboyant grandmother Lola was the glue that held them together. As adults, though, the women haven't spoken in years.
Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris
When Framboise Simon returns to a small village on the banks of the
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The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
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The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman
Set on a remote Australian island, where a childless couple live quietly running a lighthouse, until a boat carrying a baby washes ashore.
A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick
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Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
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The Scent of Rain and Lightning by Nancy Pickard
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