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Dresses of Red and Gold (The Melling Sisters #2)

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This is the sequel to "All in the Blue Unclouded Weather", about the four Melling sisters growing up in Wilgawa in the 1940's. Now it is autumn and Grace is coming home.
Published (first published 1993)
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Sally
I loved the Melling family series - they were just so cosy and comfortable, so prettily old-fashioned and wonderfully Australian.
Misty
Nov 08, 2010 Misty rated it it was amazing
This will always be one of my favorite 'comfort' books! Its quite hard to find great aussie books but this is definitely one of them.
Emma Schonell
Mar 13, 2013 Emma Schonell rated it liked it
I enjoyed it very much.
Natalie
Jan 10, 2009 Natalie rated it really liked it
A sweet continuing journey of the Melling sisters post world war II.
Emkoshka
Feb 26, 2016 Emkoshka rated it really liked it
Another lovely look into the lives of the Melling sisters and the town of Wilgawa. 'Glamour Girl' and 'An Act of Luminous Goodness' were my favourite stories, the characters of Cousin Isobel and Phyllis Gatlin coming to life vividly as mischievous and pitiable, respectively. 'Treasure Hunt' was also a touching example of a father's rough love. I'm excited but sad to move on to the third and final book in this endearing series.
Ingrid Jonach
Aug 03, 2013 Ingrid Jonach rated it it was amazing
I recently rediscovered this childhood favourite.

Even though I grew up with two older brothers, I could really relate to the Melling sisters. I just get all warm and fuzzy thinking about this book and how nostalgic it makes me for my younger years.

I highly recommend it, along with the other books in the series (although this is my favourite!
Terlamaine
Jan 15, 2015 Terlamaine rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone
This is the kind of book that stays with you forever. Warm and comforting, this book follows the journey of 4 sisters. There stories are all beautifully told and it is set in rural part of Australia, probably around early 1900s.

So grab a hot cocoa, snuggle up in your favorite couch and read this book and I am sure those characters will find a place in your heart.
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May 16, 2014 Jasmine rated it did not like it
Its was so BORING!!! And at one time a bit scary it was also confusing. It took me forever to read because i really didnt want to read it. I would not recommend this book
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Winner of the Dromkeen Medal (1991).
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Other Books in the Series

The Melling Sisters (3 books)
  • All in the Blue Unclouded Weather (The Melling Sisters, #1)
  • The Sky in Silver Lace (The Melling Sisters, #3)

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