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The chance discovery of an antiue wedding dress weaves together the fascinating stories of three women from different eras Sophie in hiding from a troubled past; Belle who must lose everything to learn what really matters; and Martha forced to give up those she loves in order to avoid exposureIt’s 1931 and. The length of time it took me to read this is no indication of the book s worth It was simply that Christmas and family staying intervened allowing no reading time much as I wanted to get back to Sweet Wattle Creek The arrival in 1986 of an antiue wedding dress sends Sophie Matheson on a uest to find out about the dress and its owner The story then goes back to a letter written in 1904 by Martha Ambrose to her love Then it turns to Belle Bartholomew at St Kilda on New Year s Eve 1930 and the events that change her life and send her to Sweet Wattle Creek a small town in Victoria From there chapters alternate between the two time frames and Sophie and Belle The wedding dress and events in Sweet Wattle Creek link the twoI enjoyed this book even though at times I got a tad annoyed at being taken from one time frame to the other when I wanted to stay with one character But I soon got over it and got absorbed in the other narrative running through the other time frame Belle and Sophie are both strong caring women who have suffered adversity and come through it but not without cost There is a romance in both these women s lives but also secrets that cause a lot of problems Attitudes and events are portrayed well Sadly some of the problems encountered by characters in this book still exist in real life todayThis is a book that incorporates mystery and danger and had me turning the pages faster toward the end Had it been a normal time of year I m sure I would have read it pretty much straight though because it really does pull you into the story and make you want to keep reading A thoroughly enjoyable read that coveys the Australian setting and both times well This is the second book I have read by this author and I loved both of them Catching Fire from different eras Sophie in hiding The Wiley Handbook of Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, 2 Volume Set (Wiley Clinical Psychology Handbooks) from a troubled past; Belle who must lose everything to learn what really matters; and Martha The Apple Bandit (Nancy Drew: Notebooks, forced to give up those she loves in order to avoid exposureIt’s 1931 and. The length of time it took me to read this is no indication of the book s worth It was simply that Christmas and Incubus family staying intervened allowing no reading time much as I wanted to get back to Sweet Wattle Creek The arrival in 1986 of an antiue wedding dress sends Sophie Matheson on a uest to The Sharpe Companion The Early Years find out about the dress and its owner The story then goes back to a letter written in 1904 by Martha Ambrose to her love Then it turns to Belle Bartholomew at St Kilda on New Year s Eve 1930 and the events that change her life and send her to Sweet Wattle Creek a small town in Victoria From there chapters alternate between the two time Tantra y salchicha. La vía sabrosa al sexo sagrado frames and Sophie and Belle The wedding dress and events in Sweet Wattle Creek link the twoI enjoyed this book even though at times I got a tad annoyed at being taken Textbook of Clinical Hemodynamics from one time Down and Out in Paris and London frame Belle and Sophie are both strong caring women who have suffered adversity and come through it but not without cost There is a romance in both these women s lives but also secrets that cause a lot of problems Attitudes and events are portrayed well Sadly some of the problems encountered by characters in this book still exist in real life todayThis is a book that incorporates mystery and danger and had me turning the pages

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Eir secrets safeSixty years later Sophie Matheson is on a uest to find Belle and her family after discovering the wedding dress The Sweet Wattle Creek Centenary brings challenges when her past catches up and she must fight for all that matters to her Who were Belle and Martha and what links their lives togeth. When an old wedding dress mistakenly lands on the steps of the newspaper where she works as a journalist Sophie Matheson is intrigued by both the beauty of it as well as the two names written on the inside of the box With the Centenary celebrations of Sweet Wattle Creek imminent she determines that if she can figure out its provenance and the tale held within its lace velvet and pearls this could prove to be a worthy story to accompany the dress at its displayApproaching Ian the historian and co ordinator of the event together they begin to delve into the past to uncover the secrets that the dress keeps within its folds But Sophie has her own secret one which is fed to the reader piecemeal heightening the mystery surrounding her presence in the small town Being thrust into the limelight however is one thing she never bargained on and as a conseuence her carefully held secret is soon uncovered bringing danger to the door that she has tried to keep shut so that her and her son remain safeIn our historical timeline we are introduced to Belle whose story is set during the Great Depression A somewhat wealthy and sheltered young woman she soon finds out that things may not be as they seem when her father suddenly dies and she is left to fit together the pieces of the puzzle around her heritage It s a journey of self discovery and one that will take her from her gentrified upbringing to the dusty streets of Sweet Wattle Creek and the property she has mysteriously inherited Met with the secretive veneer of the town residents who are averse to welcoming strangers into their midst even in times of hardship Belle with her innocence warmth and gentle nature will need to dig deep to figure out what it is she really wantsDual timelines are one of my favourite styles of writing because basically you re getting two stories in one but it s not often that an author manages to pull both off to perfection Ultimately most dual timelines will have one storyline which is stronger than the other not in this case Kaye Dobbie has done a brilliant job in weaving an aura of mystery around her two strong heroines Belle in the historical timeline and Sophie in the contemporary along with a fantastic sense of place which dragged me back in time to the Depression era and back to the 1980 s as I became eually invested in both these women s stories In her own words Kaye describes Belle as a woman who goes into emotional retreat but finds herself learning to live again whilst Sophie has to navigate a life she never expected to lead Kaye writes with an authenticity that makes it obvious she has researched her subjects well and I cannot believe that I have not yet read anything by her before In taking this wedding dress and weaving two different tales around it she has layered it with history family grief fear second chances and love with plenty of mystery to keep the story moving forwardIn doing so Kaye has sewn together the threads that tie the common problems of past eras to our very own Domestic violence is just one of them and given the fact that it has recently been highlighted in Australia as an urgent issue which needs to be addressed I have no doubt that Sweet Wattle Creek will resonate with manyFrom its stunning cover artwork to its great pacing and despite the reason behind Sophie s presence in the town this is a light and gentle read that will appeal to your imagination while it touches both your heart and your sentimental mind PHP Pocket Reference find Belle and her Winds of Enchantment for all that matters to her Who were Belle and Martha and what links their lives togeth. When an old wedding dress mistakenly lands on the steps of the newspaper where she works as a journalist Sophie Matheson is intrigued by both the beauty of it as well as the two names written on the inside of the box With the Centenary celebrations of Sweet Wattle Creek imminent she determines that if she can The Odds Against figure out its provenance and the tale held within its lace velvet and pearls this could prove to be a worthy story to accompany the dress at its displayApproaching Ian the historian and co ordinator of the event together they begin to delve into the past to uncover the secrets that the dress keeps within its Tokyo Kill folds But Sophie has her own secret one which is Unbroken The Reaper Diaries fed to the reader piecemeal heightening the mystery surrounding her presence in the small town Being thrust into the limelight however is one thing she never bargained on and as a conseuence her carefully held secret is soon uncovered bringing danger to the door that she has tried to keep shut so that her and her son remain safeIn our historical timeline we are introduced to Belle whose story is set during the Great Depression A somewhat wealthy and sheltered young woman she soon Bhishma an Enigma finds out that things may not be as they seem when her The Art of Loving father suddenly dies and she is left to Jack Kerouac fit together the pieces of the puzzle around her heritage It s a journey of self discovery and one that will take her Reputation figure out what it is she really wantsDual timelines are one of my Alfablot favourite styles of writing because basically you re getting two stories in one but it s not often that an author manages to pull both off to perfection Ultimately most dual timelines will have one storyline which is stronger than the other not in this case Kaye Dobbie has done a brilliant job in weaving an aura of mystery around her two strong heroines Belle in the historical timeline and Sophie in the contemporary along with a Wild Gypsy Rose (Royals of Cardenas Book 4) fantastic sense of place which dragged me back in time to the Depression era and back to the 1980 s as I became eually invested in both these women s stories In her own words Kaye describes Belle as a woman who goes into emotional retreat but Heads of the Colored People finds herself learning to live again whilst Sophie has to navigate a life she never expected to lead Kaye writes with an authenticity that makes it obvious she has researched her subjects well and I cannot believe that I have not yet read anything by her before In taking this wedding dress and weaving two different tales around it she has layered it with history The Syrian Rebellion fear second chances and love with plenty of mystery to keep the story moving Lovers Destined fact that it has recently been highlighted in Australia as an urgent issue which needs to be addressed I have no doubt that Sweet Wattle Creek will resonate with manyFrom its stunning cover artwork to its great pacing and despite the reason behind Sophie s presence in the town this is a light and gentle read that will appeal to your imagination while it touches both your heart and your sentimental mind

SUMMARY Ç SABLEYES.CO.UK ¹ Kaye Dobbie

Belle Bartholomew has arrived in rural Sweet Wattle Creek to claim her inheritance – a run down grand hotel formerly owned by Martha Ambrose Determined to solve the mystery of her birth and the reason why she was beueathed the hotel Belle runs into difficulties with the townsfolk and their desire to keep th. I m a sucker for dual narrative historical fiction and Australian author Kaye Dobbie has created a wonderful tale of mystery for readers to unravel in Sweet Wattle CreekWith two strong female protagonists Belle in 1930s and Sophie in 1980s both women end up leaving their troubles behind and moving to Sweet Wattle Creek a small town in VictoriaBelle inherits a hotel in town and Sophie works at the local newspaper while both women are trying to understand the past Small town relationships and family secrets abound in this novel and the author offers a solid commentary of post war conditions in rural Australia which include grief and unemploymentThere s a real sense of the city and the country in both narratives and being from Melbourne I thoroughly enjoyed the scenes set in St Kilda I loved the small town touches throughout the novel although I could have done without the romance between Sophie and Ian if I m honest Their investigative work together on the wedding dress was enough to keep me entertainedIf you enjoy novels by bestselling Australian author Kate Morton then Sweet Wattle Creek is the book for you


10 thoughts on “Sweet Wattle Creek

  1. says:

    The length of time it took me to read this is no indication of the book’s worth It was simply that Christmas and family staying intervened allowing no reading time much as I wanted to get back to Sweet Wattle Creek The arrival in 19

  2. says:

    A pleasant piece of historical fiction with some light romantic themes and a touch of mystery this book is an easy entertaining read No really high dramas or passions but rather a straight forward well written account of a family saga set in a small country town in rural VictoriaThere are two time periods with two main characters 1

  3. says:

    An antiue wedding dress unearthed after decades of being buried ignites the story of Sweet Wattle Creek Written by Kaye Dobbie an Australian author it is a novel that beautifully ties together the lives of three women through one affective dressIn the present day the small town of Sweet Wattle Creek is undergoing preparations for their centen

  4. says:

    With a narrative alternating between the past and the present Sweet Wattle Creek by Kaye Dobbie also known as Sara Bennett and Lilly Sommers tells the story of Belle Bartholomew and Sophie Matheson two women haunted by the secrets of their pa

  5. says:

    I'm a sucker for dual narrative historical fiction and Australian author Kaye Dobbie has created a wonderful tale of mystery for readers to unravel in Sweet Wattle CreekWith two strong female protagonists Belle in 1930s and Sophie in 1980s b

  6. says:

    My ViewKaye Dobbie has masterfully married two times fames to produce an exciting narrative that is both historical 1930’s and cont

  7. says:

    A decent light yarn set over dual time eras

  8. says:

    When an old wedding dress mistakenly lands on the steps of the newspaper where she works as a journalist Sophie Matheson is

  9. says:

    Juggling between a 3 and a 4 star book for meI do like a well thought out two time period historical novel and I

  10. says:

    I received a free copy of thi book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review The chance discovery of an antiue wedding dress weaves together the fascinating stories of three women from different eras Sophie in hiding from a troubled past; Belle who must lose everything to learn what really matters; and Martha forced to give up those she loves in order to avoid exposureIt’s 1931 and Belle Bartholomew h

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