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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. Juggling between a 3 and a 4 star book for meI do like a well thought out two time period historical novel and I thought the historical part 1930 s was well researched and done particularly well The 1980 s was a little bit of a drag for me but in saying that I still enjoyed the characters If you are after a nice Sunday afternoon read that keeps you turning the pages to see how it all turns out you will enjoy Sweet Wattle Creek 3 Etapy zmiany w terapii uzależnień. Wybór i planowanie interwencji enjoyed the characters If you are after a nice Sunday afternoon read that keeps you turning the pages to see how it all turns out you will Saami Pre-Christian Religion enjoy Sweet Wattle Creek 3

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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. My ViewKaye Dobbie has masterfully married two times fames to produce an exciting narrative that is both historical 1930 s and contemporary 1980 s fiction and there are aspects of life in both time periods that are relevant to the world we live in today I found the history and social commentary of Australia between the wars and of the Great Depression illuminating PTSD the aftermath of war on families and communities poverty the role of women in society unemployment were and are significant worldwide issues and it was exciting to learn a little about this period by the device of using Sophie and Ian s search for the provenance of the wedding dressChapters alternate between the two periods and each chapter is clearly marked with the location the year and whose voice we are listening to Sophie s 1980 s or Belle s 1930 s there is no chance of getting lost in this duality of time that sometimes happens in novels that employ this device all is very clear and I thank the author for making it so I never had to go back and re read to work out where I was or who I was listening to In both time periods we have protagonists that are strong determined resourceful and caring women Dobbie writes her lead characters with poise grace and humanity The issue of small town attitudes and prejudices of the 1930 s in particular the perceived social economic and moral attitudes towards the travellers the displaced victims of the Depression is comparable to attitudes today to the to the displaced people of Syria the same fears and misconceptions surrounding their plight leapt out at me as I read this book I think there is a lesson or two here we can all take from Belle and Michael s attitudes of social responsibilityBelle lived in a time of great upheaval upheaval is a theme that is also prevalent in Sophie s life too Sophie s story evokes much empathy and her situation is just as relevant to many women today as it was back in the 1980 s no spoilers here Dobbie successfully reflects upon attitudes of the time as we discover about the life and history of both female protagonists A blend of historical and contemporary fiction with a dash of empathetic characters drama suspense and social commentary and Kaye Dobbie has created a recipe for success Jadę sobie. Azja. Przewodnik dla podróżujących kobiet exciting narrative that is both historical 1930 s and contemporary 1980 s fiction and there are aspects of life in both time periods that are relevant to the world we live in today I found the history and social commentary of Australia between the wars and of the Great Depression illuminating PTSD the aftermath of war on families and communities poverty the role of women in society unemployment were and are significant worldwide issues and it was Sweet Alien (Reestrian Mates, exciting to learn a little about this period by the device of using Sophie and Ian s search for the provenance of the wedding dressChapters alternate between the two periods and Detective Wanda Wolfe each chapter is clearly marked with the location the year and whose voice we are listening to Sophie s 1980 s or Belle s 1930 s there is no chance of getting lost in this duality of time that sometimes happens in novels that Riverside. Sen w wysokiej rozdzielczości employ this device all is very clear and I thank the author for making it so I never had to go back and re read to work out where I was or who I was listening to In both time periods we have protagonists that are strong determined resourceful and caring women Dobbie writes her lead characters with poise grace and humanity The issue of small town attitudes and prejudices of the 1930 s in particular the perceived social Zawieszenie niewiary evokes much Healing Sex empathy and her situation is just as relevant to many women today as it was back in the 1980 s no spoilers here Dobbie successfully reflects upon attitudes of the time as we discover about the life and history of both female protagonists A blend of historical and contemporary fiction with a dash of Spark (Stronger, empathetic characters drama suspense and social commentary and Kaye Dobbie has created a recipe for success

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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. 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 1931 features Belle Bartholomew presented in the third person 1986 has Sophie Matheson in first person voice Both women are feisty and independent and show great strength of character in dealing with personal misfortune with dignityKaye Dobbie handles the switches in time competently and there are strong links between the two eras In 1986 Sophie recently arrived in town is a journalist with the Sweet Wattle Creek Herald trying to piece together the story behind the elegant wedding dress which is deposited on the doorstep of the paper some weeks before the town s centenary celebrationThe central figure of the entire book is Belle the 30 yo woman made penniless and homeless by the loss of her father s fortune in the Great Depression Her only remaining asset is the derelict Grand Hotel which she inherited from her aunt Martha at Sweet Water Creek Belle travels to the tiny town to see if she can make a home there and to sort out once and for all the secrets of her true parentage What she encounters at Sweet Wattle Creek tests her resolve and brings out her personal ualities Both protagonists Sophie and Belle are well developed and the author enlivens the narrative with some sharply drawn minor characters such as the formally dressed curator Ian McKinnon obnoxious Lyn Thomas and the glamorous Gwendolyn Those minor players are keys to the emotional tenor of the book as both Belle and Sophie struggle to make a niche for themselves in a backwater rural settlement All the hidden secrets all the harboured resentments of small minded residents seem to crawl out of the woodwork when Belle arrives in town in 1931 Dobbie paints a rather harsh but undoubtedly honest picture of what life could have been like in an isolated community at a tough time in the nation s historyI loved some of the minor plot lines in the book First there is the creation of the beautiful wedding gown Dobbie invents a character Eileen Nicholson a Melbourne couturier of distinction whose exuisite garments become collectors items in later decades Lovely details about the various frocks worn in 1931 which contrasted amusingly with Sophie s pragmatic jogging gear Belle s romantic interest Michael Maxwell is associated with Charles Kingsford Smith and Charles Ulm and in 1986 carrying on the connexion Mrs Davies beloved border collie adopted by Sophie s son Dillon is called Smithy It feels very real and uintessentially AustralianWith all historical fiction a crucial factor is the time period chosen by the author in which the events take place I was really pleased to read a book NOT set in Australia s convict era nor in the WW1 period so commonly the background for a lot of Australian novels In her Afterword Dobbie acknowledges a number of sources for the information she weaves into the fiction about the often desperate lives of people affected by the Great Depression and the grimness of some country town communities 1986 represents an era of change in Australian society such as the appearance of personal computers the beginnings of recognition of domestic violence and the need for refuges and the changing role of womenHaving said that I do not want to create the impression this is a dark grim book uite the contrary it is full of enjoyable elements The compassion that Belle shows for Michael with his hideous war wounds was very touching and her solicitude for the much maligned travellers generated a lot of warmth The embarrassingly gauche moves made by Ian and Sophie as their mutual attraction grew made me laugh For me Sweet Wattle Creek was a delightful entertaining read which kept my eyes pinned to the pages as I tried to work out the various secrets and lies at the core of this dysfunctional group of families over three generations Kodak and the Lens of Nostalgia eras Sophie in hiding from a troubled past; Belle who must lose Spojrzenie na sztukę everything to learn what really matters; and Martha forced to give up those she loves in order to avoid Nue exposureIt’s 1931 and. 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De første historier om alle vi børn i Bulderby exuisite garments become collectors items in later decades Lovely details about the various frocks worn in 1931 which contrasted amusingly with Sophie s pragmatic jogging gear Belle s romantic interest Michael Maxwell is associated with Charles Kingsford Smith and Charles Ulm and in 1986 carrying on the connexion Mrs Davies beloved border collie adopted by Sophie s son Dillon is called Smithy It feels very real and uintessentially AustralianWith all historical fiction a crucial factor is the time period chosen by the author in which the Il piacere nel Medioevo events take place I was really pleased to read a book NOT set in Australia s convict Drunk on the Moon era of change in Australian society such as the appearance of personal computers the beginnings of recognition of domestic violence and the need for refuges and the changing role of womenHaving said that I do not want to create the impression this is a dark grim book uite the contrary it is full of Der ganze weg enjoyable Rich Habits Poor Habits elements The compassion that Belle shows for Michael with his hideous war wounds was very touching and her solicitude for the much maligned travellers generated a lot of warmth The El Metal embarrassingly gauche moves made by Ian and Sophie as their mutual attraction grew made me laugh For me Sweet Wattle Creek was a delightful The Ichneutae of Sophocles, with Notes and a Translation Into English, Preceded by Introductory Chapters Dealing with the Play, with Satyric Drama, an entertaining read which kept my Kana Pict-o-Graphix eyes pinned to the pages as I tried to work out the various secrets and lies at the core of this dysfunctional group of families over three generations


About the Author: Kaye Dobbie

Kaye Dobbie lives in an old house in the old gold rush town Bendigo in the state of Victoria Australia She has been writing professionally ever since she won the Big River short story contest at the age of eighteen Her career has undergone many changes including writing Australian historical fiction under the name Lilly Sommers to romance written as Sara BennettSara Mackenzie and published



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 1986 of an antiue wedding dress sends Sophie Matheson on a uest to find out about the dress and its

  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 1931 features Belle Bartholomew presented in the third person 1986 has Sophie M

  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 centenary celebration Sophie is new to the town working as a journalist at the loca

  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 pasts When her father commits suicide after losing his wealth during the post war d

  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 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

  6. says:

    My ViewKaye Dobbie has masterfully married two times fames to produce an exciting narrative that is both historical 1930’s and contemporary 1980’s fiction and there are aspects of life in both time periods that are relevant to the world we live in today I found the history and social commentary of Australia between the wars and of the Great Depression illuminating; PTSD the aftermath of war on families and communities poverty

  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 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 it

  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 thought the historical part 1930’s was well researched and done particularly well The 1980’s was a little bit of a drag for m

  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 pa

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