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Beneath the Kauri Tree This book was epic Long, longer, and longest I was greatly entertained by the first half of the book The characters were engaging and the history of New Zealand provided was very interesting However, the author wanders way off course in the second half of the book by incorporating story lines that were completely unnecessary and did nothing to add to the overall story This was a very disappointing book to me. Brief synopsis from the book cover As the nineteenth century draws to a close, the struggle for women s suffrage has finally reached New Zealand But when the tide of change rolls in, it threatens to engulf two young women from very different backgrounds, who are coming of age amid the tumult.Torn between the two worlds that make up her heritage, Matariki Drury is the daughter of a successful white businesswoman and a descendant of Maori royalty Scarred by poverty and hoping to make a new life Brief synopsis from the book cover As the nineteenth century draws to a close, the struggle for women s suffrage has finally reached New Zealand But when the tide of change rolls in, it threatens to engulf two young women from very different backgrounds, who are coming of age amid the tumult.Torn between the two worlds that make up her heritage, Matariki Drury is the daughter of a successful white businesswoman and a descendant of Maori royalty Scarred by poverty and hoping to make a new life for herself in this strange and forbidding land, Violet Paisley is the middle child of a poor Welsh coal mining family.Drawn together by their shared commitment to social change, and tested by traumas that neither of them could foresee, these two independent minded women will find themselves thrust onto the front lines of the fight for equal rights and racial justice To win their place in this world, they must learn to rise above their personal pain and choose a path of reconciliation rather than retribution.Story 4 out of 5 starsWriting 3 out of 5 starsCharacter development 3.5 out of 5 starsOverall 3.5 out of 5 starsReview This is the second book in the Kauri Trilogy As the story is easy to follow you can read each of the books in the series separately The story is well written and is set in an historical interesting time for New Zealand It gives you an inside into the Maori wars on the one side and the women movement on the other side As usual in Sarah Lark s books the women are strong and possess endurance It is not difficult to like them and soon you find yourself cheering them on wanting them to overcome their difficulties and have the life they so deserve The scenery is vividly described, it s like you are really there The only thing that I struggled with, the book was a little bit longwinded at times, lots of mundane scenes where nothing really happened I felt it did not really add to the story in fact it was distracting and made it harder to keep going with the book I am glad that I persisted as once you get past it it s a fascinating story with interesting characters, well worth a read.If you like previous books by this author, you will also enjoy this book Fans of historical fiction and women s fiction will defiantly like it.Review copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for a honest review From The Author Of Toward The Sea Of Freedom Comes A Novel Of The Triumphs, Tragedies, And Courage Of Two Women Bravely Changing The Tide Of History As The Nineteenth Century Draws To A Close, The Struggle For Women S Suffrage Has Finally Reached New Zealand But When The Tide Of Change Rolls In, It Threatens To Engulf Two Young Women From Very Different Backgrounds, Who Are Coming Of Age Amid The TumultTorn Between The Two Worlds That Make Up Her Heritage, Matariki Drury Is The Daughter Of A Successful White Businesswoman And A Descendant Of Maori Royalty Scarred By Poverty And Hoping To Make A New Life For Herself In This Strange And Forbidding Land, Violet Paisley Is The Middle Child Of A Poor Welsh Coal Mining FamilyDrawn Together By Their Shared Commitment To Social Change, And Tested By Traumas That Neither Of Them Could Foresee, These Two Independent Minded Women Will Find Themselves Thrust Onto The Front Lines Of The Fight For Equal Rights And Racial Justice To Win Their Place In This World, They Must Learn To Rise Above Their Personal Pain And Choose A Path Of Reconciliation Rather Than Retribution More like 3.5 stars Not as good as Toward The Sea of Freedom, but still a page turner The big flaw was believing that not one but TWO of our heroines would fall for the sociopath Colin Coltrane But Lark made up for that with the Heather Lena romance followed by the Heather Chloe romance The historical context is interesting, as always, as is the feminist message pretty rare in a romance novel Overall an enjoyable read, although I m not sure I ll pick up the third novel. I received a copy of this as part of a goodreads giveaway Honestly a 2.5 This book was so boring It was a struggle to get through it This book has been translated from the original German, so that could partly be due to the translator, but even the characters were shallow and unlike able This is one of those generational sagas, which I honestly usually enjoy Although this was the second book of a trilogy, I read it as a stand alone and had no issue following the story It is basically the I received a copy of this as part of a goodreads giveaway Honestly a 2.5 This book was so boring It was a struggle to get through it This book has been translated from the original German, so that could partly be due to the translator, but even the characters were shallow and unlike able This is one of those generational sagas, which I honestly usually enjoy Although this was the second book of a trilogy, I read it as a stand alone and had no issue following the story It is basically the story of New Zealand at the end of the 19th century There are 2 families whose history and present seem to continue to intertwine as they so often do in these types of sagas This volume focuses on 2 girls, Violet, the poor daughter of a miner who immigrates from Wales, and Matariki, the half Maori, half white daughter of rich settlers At first, I was interested in Violet s story It seemed the most realistic Her horrible father drags her and her siblings to New Zealand after her mother s death, and life is eventerrible in New Zealand than it was in Wales I did, however, find her na vet misplaced And she constantly allowed bad things to happen to her It got old Matariki, on the other hand, I disliked immensely from the start She flip flopped between being utterly stupid to being highly capable Intelligent to naive, and worse, from being a spoiled white girl, to being wholly Maori, to being a spoiled white girl again I pictured Scarlett OHara saying fiddle deedee I won t be reading the rest of the trilogy Sorry Amazing political storyWhat a great history lesson I learned a lot about the much advanced suffrage movement in New Zealand due to this author s creative plot based on fact Also the movement by the Maori peoples to retain their land from greedy government officials and complicit whites Being a white woman in a long term interracial marriage, none of the government tactics in this book were incomprehensible I ve lived it while also being politically involved So it wasn t much of a stretch fo Amazing political storyWhat a great history lesson I learned a lot about the much advanced suffrage movement in New Zealand due to this author s creative plot based on fact Also the movement by the Maori peoples to retain their land from greedy government officials and complicit whites Being a white woman in a long term interracial marriage, none of the government tactics in this book were incomprehensible I ve lived it while also being politically involved So it wasn t much of a stretch for me to believe or understand.The plot is a a continuation of the first book in this series based on several women s lives mostly in New Zealand The physical sexual abuses perpetrated against women as a whole coupled with racial discrimination as an accepted practice are still seem today This story deals with the latter years of the 19th century when women began to fight back The author magnificently weaves a tale where the intersecting lives of these women are told as their demands for change are outlined Each has their own very specific story to tell as religion, political movements and interracial relationships are examined Very well done The characters are well described and each seem to individually go through metamorphic changes as they gain motivation and courage Another amazing part of this book is the Maori peace movement long before Mahat Ghandi This was new information to me and extremely interesting I m blown away by the courage of these tribal people I highly recommend to readers of historical fiction Quite remarkable I pre ordered this book as I finished up the first book It is a bit frustrating that the author alternates chapters between characters, however, I find Sarah Lark to be an interesting author with good character development I did learn a lot about the early Maori culture, and a bitabout the suffragette movement in New Zealand than I really wanted to know Kiwi women won the vote much earlier than an.y other countries that was a surprise to me Other than that, I did enjoy the book, I pre ordered this book as I finished up the first book It is a bit frustrating that the author alternates chapters between characters, however, I find Sarah Lark to be an interesting author with good character development I did learn a lot about the early Maori culture, and a bitabout the suffragette movement in New Zealand than I really wanted to know Kiwi women won the vote much earlier than an.y other countries that was a surprise to me Other than that, I did enjoy the book, and look forward to the third in this trilogy DisappointedI already know the first book of this series had prostitution and women who were loose with their morals However, I was not able to finished after 3 4th of the book because the author introduced same sex relations among women There was no need to go all into details with that, there should have been a warning in the book description Not everyone wants to read books with that in it..especially it being historical I was looking to see and hoping to see how some of the characters li DisappointedI already know the first book of this series had prostitution and women who were loose with their morals However, I was not able to finished after 3 4th of the book because the author introduced same sex relations among women There was no need to go all into details with that, there should have been a warning in the book description Not everyone wants to read books with that in it..especially it being historical I was looking to see and hoping to see how some of the characters life turned out I enjoyed the book but this one dragged a bit I find it fascinating to read historical novels about New Zealand Here in the US we know so little about it. Set in late 19th century New Zealand, this is the second part of a trilogy following theand less intertwined lives of a number of characters from different backgrounds over many years While I haven t read the first book, the story was easy to get into without having all that background knowledge I did enjoy parts of it quite a bit, but felt it could have been a couple hundred pages shorter at least eventually I just got tired of too many everyday details and uninteresting encounters bo Set in late 19th century New Zealand, this is the second part of a trilogy following theand less intertwined lives of a number of characters from different backgrounds over many years While I haven t read the first book, the story was easy to get into without having all that background knowledge I did enjoy parts of it quite a bit, but felt it could have been a couple hundred pages shorter at least eventually I just got tired of too many everyday details and uninteresting encounters bogging down the story Nevertheless, I will probably get around to reading the other two parts eventually as I really liked the setting


About the Author: Sarah Lark

Christiane Gohl 1958 in Bochum ist eine deutsche Autorin Gohl ver ffentlicht ihre Romane auch unter den Pseudonymen Ricarda Jordan, Sarah Lark und Elisabeth Rotenberg Neben Kinder und Jugendb chern rund um das Thema Pferde ver ffentlicht Gohl auch Romane f r Erwachsene.Sie studierte P dagogik und arbeitete als Fachjournalistin und Werbetexterin Neben ihrer T tigkeit als Autorin betreibt Gohl eine kleine Pferdezucht in Spanien.


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