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Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Gwenna by Vicky Adin


Gwenna

has RECEIVED a


Chill with a Book READERS’ Award

Against all odds, the plucky sweet maker refuses to relinquish her dreams.

Amid the bustling vibrancy of Auckland’s Karangahape Road, Gwenna Price’s passion is making sweets. Her pa had great plans for the family confectionery business when they emigrated from the valleys of Wales looking for a new life, but he died all too soon. Gwenna promised she would bring his dreams to life instead - and she would, if it wasn’t for her domineering stepbrother, Elias. With him in charge, it would be a matter of time before the business collapsed.

Falling in love with the cheeky and charming Johnno opens up other opportunities, but every step of the way Gwenna is thwarted. If not by Elias, then by Johnno’s father and the restraints of a society with strict Victorian values, but Gwenna is irrepressible. Nothing will stand in her way.

Throughout the twists and turns of love and tragedy, Gwenna is a young woman with uncommon courage, determination and ambition in an era when women were expected to stay at home. There are people who love her and those who are willing to help her achieve her goal but, blind to anything that distracts her from creating her legacy, Gwenna risks losing the one thing that matters to her the most.


Inspired by a true story from the author’s homeland, Gwenna is a fascinating insight into life in Auckland at the turn of the 20th century.

From the award winning author of ‘The Cornish Knot’ and ‘The Girl from County Clare’ – winner of a B.R.A.G medallion and a Chill with a Book Readers' Award - and whose writing has been compared to that of Catherine Cookson.


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1 comment:

  1. Thank you. I am delighted. This is my second readers' award and it's the best prize an author can received: praise from readers.

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