When the Bough Breaks
Paperback, 296 Pages
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Set in Hobart, Australia, in the mid 1870s 21 year old Meg Hamilton arrives from England to discover why she has not heard from her grandmother for two years. After learning from cousins, Rissa and Angus MacGregor that her beloved Grandma Kate is serving a prison sentence for a murder committed twenty-eight years ago, Meg sets out to prove her innocent, and her quest leads her to her grandmother’s old servant, Alice. This story could be summed up as a conflict between the forces of light and darkness, played out in the lives of two young women of the Victorian era, one with a heart for truth and justice and the other with a destructive passion for prestige, property and position.
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Feb 15, 2012This review is submitted by me for and on behalf of Dr Glenys Drew. PhD, BA(Hons) maj.lit. If you like mystery and intrigue; if you have experienced the highs and lows of 'being human', if you could do with some hope through turmoil and the complications of life, or even if you just want a gripping, fully, captivating read, you must read "When the Bough Breaks". Here, Dorothy Dart (her real name as I have followed her work for yearws) has secured for her many devoted readers an amazing sequel to "The Katy Tree" that is all the above and more. Her artful use of "flashback" sees two stories which interweave, posing and answering unexpected twists, turns and those wonderful "aha" moments that again kept me completely engaged from start to finish! Both books stand alone but are best enjoyed obviously in sequence. The book to me has great substance, reflecting a fledgling period in Australia, obviously carefully researched to provide a compelling and... More > accurate context for a fabulously interesting plot. DD is one unusually vivid, artful, very clever storyteller! "When the Bough Breaks" would also make a fabulous film.I would rate it at five stars. Glenys Drew PhD, BA (Hons) maj.lit. Review submitted by me on behalf of Karen Drew. 'When the Bough Breaks' is another great read that gets you hooked! The author takes you on a personal journey into the lives of the MacGregor family that captivates you from beginning to end, just as though you were there (like a good movie!). It is a love story, adventure and suspense all rolled into one. I would rate it as five star.< Less
Jan 20, 2012"When The Bough Breaks", while a complete novel in itself, is a sequel to Dorothy Dart's earlier novel "The Caty Tree" following the exploits of the MacGregor family in old Hobart town in the late 19th century. The well-crafted storyline takes the reader on a journey with Meg Hamilton, who on arriving in Hobart from England, is shocked to learn her beloved grand-mother Kate is serving time in Hobart prison. Meg decides to become involved in clearing her grand-mother's name, and the deeper she investigates, the more she discovers what a tangled web of human activity surrounds the MacGregor family. This a real page turner especially as the reader reaches the climax of the story where all the pieces of the puzzle fall into place. If your literary tastes run to good old-fashioned romance, intrigue, and mystery (With a bit of murder thrown in), then this is for you.
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- Dorothy Dart (Standard Copyright License)
- International Edition
- November 10, 2011
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Black & white
- 1.11 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 5.83 wide x 8.26 tall
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