The wives of Henry Oades : a novel / Johanna Moran.
By: Moran, Johanna.Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2010Description: 353 pages ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780007339419 (pbk.).Subject(s): Immigrants -- New Zealand -- Fiction | Immigrants -- United States -- California -- Fiction | Bigamy -- Fiction | Kidnapping victims -- Fiction | Polygamy -- Fiction | Families -- New Zealand -- Fiction | Kidnapping -- Fiction | New Zealand -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction | New Zealand -- History, 1876-1907 -- Fiction | Florida -- Fiction | New Zealand -- Fiction | New Zealand -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction | San Francisco (Calif.) -- History -- 19th century -- FictionGenre/Form: Historical fiction. | Domestic fiction.
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In 1899 Henry Oades discovers he has two wives - and many dilemmas...
In 1890, Henry Oades decided to undertake the arduous sea voyage from England to New Zealand in order to further his family's fortunes. Here they settled on the lush but wild coast - although it wasn't long before disaster struck in the most unexpected of ways.
"When Henry Oades accepts an accountancy post in New Zealand, his wife, Margaret, and their children follow him to exotic Wellington. But while Henry is an adventurer, Margaret is not. Their new home is rougher and more rustic than they expected and a single night of tragedy shatters the family when the native Maori stage an uprising, kidnapping Margaret and her children. For months, Henry scours the surrounding wilderness, until all hope is lost and his wife and children are presumed dead. Grief-stricken, he books passage to California. There he marries Nancy Foreland, a young widow with a new baby, and it seems theyve both found happiness in the midst of their mourning until Henrys first wife and children show up, alive and having finally escaped captivity." --Publisher description.
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