Wildflower Hill

Wildflower Hill

Paperback - 2011
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Hailed by bestselling author Kate Morton as "a gorgeous story of family and secrets and the redemptive power of love," Wildflower Hill is s compelling and romantic novel spanning three generations and half the world, from modern day London to Australia in the 1930s.

Emma is a prima ballerina in London and at a crossroads after an injured knee ruins her career. When she learns of her grandmother Beattie's death, and her own strange inheritance--an isolated sheep station in rural Australia--Emma is certain she has been saddled with an irritating burden. But when she returns to Australia, forced to rest her body and confront her life, she realizes that she had been using fame as a substitute for love and fulfillment.

Beattie also found herself at a crossroads as a young woman, but she was pregnant and unwed. She eventually found success--but only after following an unconventional path that was often dangerous and heartbreaking. Beattie knew the lessons she learned in life would be important to Emma one day, and she wanted to make sure Emma's heart remained open to love, no matter what life brought. She knew the magic of the Australian wilderness would show Emma the way.

Wildflower Hill is a compelling, atmospheric, and romantic novel about taking risks, starting again, and believing in yourself. It's about finding out what you really want and discovering that the answer might be not at all what you'd expect.
Publisher: New York :, Simon & Schuster,, 2011
Edition: 1st Touchstone trade pbk. ed
Copyright Date: ©2010
ISBN: 9781451623499
Branch Call Number: FIC FRE
Characteristics: 526 pages ; 21 cm

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abcDena
Mar 15, 2016

I was in need of some easy reading that would still sweep me away, and this was the perfect story for that. If you are looking for a story about regular people (as opposed to aliens, zombies, or androids, which seems to be the common theme lately in popular literature), this book might be for you.

Very similar to authors like Diane Chamberlain, Kate Morton, and Kristin Hannah.

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KathyS82
Feb 13, 2016

What a great book! Cried at the end. Enjoyed it.

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becker
Mar 11, 2014

This is a generational story with good flow. It wraps up nicely with resolve and leaves you with a good feeling. This would be enjoyed by someone who loves reading family sagas.

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kitty_62
Aug 06, 2013

Wonderful book. I would definately recomend it.

cottongirl46 Jun 30, 2012

Unwed mother, poverty, work ethic, rumors, inter-racial relationship, murder, secrets, and a granddaughter subsequently digging out a lot of the story while figuring her own life mistakes and being give a chance to start fresh.
As a Christian, I wasn't always happy the way we are preceived; I fear too often it is a correct picture.
I did find a couple of unexpected situations and it did leave me with some heart/soul searching.

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8217549
Jan 01, 2012

i just finished reading this wonderful book. i enjoyed very much.

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Eil_1
Dec 09, 2011

A wonderful story. Full of history and details about people's lives. I loved it.

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ready2read
Oct 21, 2011

A good book; it unfolds as expected. No twists or surprises but a sweet safe book. A good choice for a cozy afternoon. It didn't leave me with anything to think about - but sometimes that is what you want.

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