Thursday, March 25, 2010

Wonderful Win: THE WIVES OF HENRY OADES by Johanna Moran

Last night when I arrived home from work, I was thrilled to literally trip over my newly delivered copy of THE WIVES OF HENRY OADES by Johanna Moran. I don't mind falling down if it's over a great new book! I'd won my copy in a giveaway hosted by Serena of Savvy Verse & Wit. And it was delivered FAST! Thanks for hosting the contest, Serena!

You can read Serena's review here.

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by Johanna Moran

Pub. Date: February 2010
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Format: Paperback, 384pp
ISBN-13: 9780345510952
ISBN: 034551095X

Description (from the publisher):
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 they’ve both found happiness in the midst of their mourning—until Henry’s first wife and children show up, alive and having finally escaped captivity.

Narrated primarily by the two wives, and based on a real-life legal case, The Wives of Henry Oades is the riveting story of what happens when Henry, Margaret, and Nancy face persecution for bigamy. Exploring the intricacies of marriage, the construction of family, the changing world of the late 1800s, and the strength of two remarkable women, Johanna Moran turns this unusual family’s story into an unforgettable page-turning drama.

Click here to read an excerpt.

Click here to view the Reader's Guide.

Click here to visit the author's website.

About the author (from the publisher):
Johanna Moran comes from a long line of writers and lawyers. She lives on the west coast of Florida with her husband, John. The Wives of Henry Oades is her first novel.


Kelsey said...

Don't you love getting books in the mail? Best feeling ever!

Enjoy the book!

bermudaonion said...

I almost bought this today. It looks so good!

Zibilee said...

I just read and reviewed this one, and absolutely loved it! I know that you are going to have such a good time with it, and I hope you are able to get to it soon. I will be anxiously awaiting your review, so that I can see how our thoughts compare. Great win!

itsJUSTme-wendy said...

Wow, this book sounds really really great! Thanks for bringing it to my attention. I don't thin I would have paid it any attention if I had not read your post.

Bookie said...

I have this to read soon. I'm looking forward to your thoughts on it.

k said...

This sounds like a book I really need to read. There isn't enough time in the day to get to all the good books out there.

Shelley said...

This sounds like great historical fiction. I love getting good stuff in the mail. I can't wait to hear your review!

Teena in Toronto said...

Sounds like an interesting story!

Happy blogoversary :)

Gwendolyn B. said...


Oh, thank you! It actually almost slipped by me! Hmm, I better plan a belated party!

Tribute Books said...

I must look into this one, sounds good.

librarypat said...

I have heard this book mentioned in several places. It sounds like an intriguing read. I'll be looking for it.