Thursday, July 30, 2020

The Woman in the Green Dress by Tea Cooper

Fleur fell in love and married in a short period of time because her new husband was going to war.  She daydreamed about moving to Australia and living happily ever after.  Then she recieves news he's dead and he's willed his estate to her.  She doesn't want his estate, she wants Hugh!

Thomas Nelson and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can get a copy now.

Since it's her inheritanance, she decides to go look for relatives and give most of it to them.

This is a story in two parts:  Part historical and part contemporary.  I enjoyed the historical version best but the book was good overall.

The shop is a taxidermist but the lady running it takes all kinds of aboriginal things in, too.  She has weapons, clothes and a bit of everything.  When Fleur finds the men she has acquiring the goods are killing the aboriginis to get them, she tells her.  She doesn't care.  Many don't consider them human, they are more animal.  The men leave the area once they've been found out.  The proprietess disappears.

When the current owner shows up, the building is boarded up and has been for sometime.  She, with the help of a male, gets in.  She starts snooping about and makes a discovery she's rather not.  The proprietess is no longer missing.  She'd been helping women kill their hubands so you can't feel too sorrry for her.

Fleur did share her inheritance with those who needed it.

This was an entertaining story that kept me reading.

1 comment:

Carole said...

Interest first name - Tea?? I wonder if it is an author name. Cheers

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