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Im Land der weißen Wolke

(Neuseeland-Saga #1)

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  12,124 ratings  ·  848 reviews
London, 1852: Zwei junge Frauen treten die Reise nach Neuseeland an. Es ist der Aufbruch in ein neues Leben - als künftige Ehefrauen von Männern, die sie kaum kennen. Die adlige Gwyneira ist dem Sohn eines reichen "Schafbarons" versprochen, und die junge Gouvernante Helen wurde als Ehefrau für einen Farmer angeworben. Ihr Schicksal soll sich erfüllen in einem Land, das man ...more
Taschenbuch, Bastei-Lübbe Taschenbücher, 813 pages
Published August 1st 2007 by Bastei-Lubbe (first published 2007)
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Lau
Feb 11, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5

No se por dónde empezar a hablar de este libro. Me gustó tanto la historia, los personajes y la forma en que está escrito que me lo devoré, a pesar de ser relativamente largo.
Hace mucho que no sufría tanto por los protagonistas de un libro, quizás porque uno siempre asume que van a estar bien (a menos que estés leyendo a George R. R. Martin), pero en este caso sentí casi desde el principio que cualquier cosa podía ocurrir, y creo que eso es en gran parte lo que lo vuelve tan bueno.

Hay dos pro
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Virginia Lincoln
Nov 27, 2012 rated it it was ok
I read the English version of this novel. It started strong with the story of two women making their way to New Zealand in the mid-1800's to start their new lives as wives of men they had never met. Helen had answered an ad to become a wife under fraudulent circumstances. Gwyn, the daughter of a proper English Lord, was betrothed to the son of a man who had, in effect, won her in a poker game from her father. Both were disappointed in their lives as sheep farmers in the NZ outback.

As soon as th
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Beatriz
Sep 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
¡¡Un libro precioso!! Con esta autora me sucedió algo similar que con Kate Morton, en el sentido que avanzas en la lectura casi sin darte cuenta de las más de 700 páginas.

Si bien es un libro bastante estereotipado en su género y también bastante previsible, realmente fue un gozo leerlo. Descripciones y personajes maravillosos que me trajeron inmediatamente a la mente películas como "Australia" y "La lección de piano". Nos habla de amor y pasión, también extensivo hacia la tierra que se está col
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Maria
Aug 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Uma saga passada na distante Nova Zelândia. 2 mulheres arriscam começar as suas vidas num país desconhecido. Gostei do que li, mesmo sendo descrito em quase 700 páginas. Venha o próximo livro da saga, que eu quero muito ler
Katherine Coble
I had to give up on this. I am not sure where the blame lies but either the author or the translator has:
Wales as a part of England
New Zealanders circa 1860 using the word "Mom"
New Zealand currency unit described as "dollars" instead of pounds
...these and several dozen other colloquial missteps and factual errors made the story almost impossible to get lost in.

Since it's a fairly straight-forward soap saga (a genre I enjoy from time to time) I can make a good argument for these nitpicky (excep
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Iustina Dinulescu
Citind cartea lui Sarah Lark aș putea să jur că am fost în Noua Zeelandă și am văzut cu ochii mei pășunile întinse de un verde intens, munții cenușii cu zăpadă pe vârfuri, râurile cu apă cristalină, dar mai ales am putut să simt liniștea. Acea liniște pe care ți-o oferă doar natura unui astfel de loc, un loc în care omul reprezintă doar o treime din întreg, în care el, prin ambițiile lui tot mai mari, nu reușise încă să distrugă echilibrul.

Cineva spunea despre Sarah Lark că te face să-ți fie do
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Dianne
This is the story of two young women from England and Wales in the 1850s traveling by ship to colonial New Zealand at the beginning of its colonization. It's about friendship, it has a little romance, and some adventure. You will be reading about two heroines I found that I enjoyed both women. Helen is going as a mail order bride and Gwyneira a sheep Baron's young and wild daughter who was pretty much won in a Blackjack game. I enjoyed the narrative style of the author and could not put the book ...more
Ivy
Jan 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: history, the-best
Zwei ganz unterschiedliche Frauen, beide auf dem Weg, Männer zu heiraten, die sie nicht kennen.
Eine Reise in eine unbekannte Welt. Ein neues Leben, das für beide nicht das ist, was sie erwartet hatten.
Viele Jahre voller Freundschaft und Familiengeschichte vor ganz toller Kulisse - und viele Zufälle - ergeben eine epische Geschichte.

Unglaublich ist vor allem das Setting. Vor allem der Blick durch die Augen der Neuankömmlinge aber auch den Blick der eingeborenen Maori auf ihr Land.

Das Buch ist
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Marta González
Aug 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018, favoritos
5/5

No exagero si os digo dos cosas. La primera, que “En el país de la nube blanca” ha pasado directamente al número uno en mi ranking personal de mejores lecturas del año, y la segunda que, tal y como me acabé el libro, me arrepentí de no habérmelo leído antes habiéndolo tenido tantísimo tiempo en casa.

Siendo sincera, no lo empecé antes porque sus casi 750 páginas me echaban para atrás, lo veía muy largo y, por si fuera poco, un inicio de trilogía, pero la verdad es que nada más cogerlo me atra
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Aleksandra
Oct 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Za sve ljubitelje, a ja sam ta, predivnog romana Matildin posljednji valcer, preporučujem ovu odličnu porodičnu sagu. Radnja je smještena na Novi Zeland, Zemlju bijelog oblaka kako su je nazivali domoroci Maori. Bijeli doseljenici sa sobom donose svoje običaje, način života kojem se miroljubivi, ali ipak neobični Maori uglavnom prilagođavaju sve dok se ne obrazuju toliko da shvate da ih bijelci iskorištavaju i tada počinju problemi...Društvo britanskih doseljenika opet, iako naizgled veoma moral ...more
Selma
Oct 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow, nastavljam odmah sa drugim dijelom, Pjesma Maora ♡.
Claudia / BeautyButterflies
Nov 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: highlights
Ein fantastischer Roman, der alles beinhaltet was ich mir vorgestellt habe. Die Geschichte zweier Frauen, die nach Neuseeland auswandern und ihr Schicksal nehmen wie es kommt. Ein Generationen-Roman mit Liebe & Hass, Freundschaft und Intrigen, Kulturen die aufeinander treffen und Charaktere die man liebt oder hasst. Wer Geschichten a la Dornenvögel mag, wird auch "Im Land der weißen Wolke" lieben. Sobald mein SuB etwas abgearbeitet ist, werde ich diese Reihe fortsetzen.
Lisa
Jan 27, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book in my opinion was really good.

Which makes me want to clarify something. The reviews for this title were all over the place. Some hated it, some loved it.

It is not an easy book, first of all it rather long and some of the content is rather disturbing.

However I would like to point out the reasons why I really liked it.

One.
The setting-

Almost the whole story, except for in the beginning take place in New Zealand. Now for those of you who have seen The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, kn
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Dawnelle Wilkie
I did not expect to like this book. It's a 700 page "sweeping epic" [said with the requisite eye roll] promising small-r romance and more than you'd ever want to know about sheep farming in late 1800s New Zealand. In other words, over 700 reasons for me not to read this book. But I have a fascination with New Zealand (the impact of colonialism on native cultures, in particular) and I'm a sucker for any kind of Big Adventure. Strong female characters + Adventure = why not?!

The good: the novel sta
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Molly
Apr 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-stars, favorites
Este livro foi uma excelente surpresa. Desde que a Editora Marcador o deu a conhecer, fiquei encantada com a sua sinopse e com a capa, que a meu ver é bastante bonita. Assim, depois de ter estado na estante durante uns tempinhos, decidi lê-lo. E posso dizer que fiquei muito, muito satisfeita. No País da Nuvem Branca é um romance muito interessante. É uma saga familiar, que abarca um período de cerca de vinte anos da vida das personagens.

Tudo começa quando Helen Davenport, professora particular
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Lesincele Viaja gracias a los libros
Me había dado error al publicar la míni opinión. Es una historia que me ha gustado mucho, con la que he aprendido un montón de la época (1820-1870 aproximadamemte) y de las costumbres de los maories.
Los personajes también me han encantado. Había leído quejas sobre que había mucho drama pero no me ha parecido así. Hay que recordar que en esa época no había lo mismo que ahora y por lo tanto era más fácil morir en un parto o en un accidente de caballo por poner un ejemplo
Con ganas de leer la siguie
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Judy
Since my library didn't have a copy, I was delighted to find that it was available for free from Kindle. For many years, I've been attracted to Australia, and have read many books about the country. This is the first I remember seeing about New Zealand, and I really wanted to read it. It is light reading (chick-lit I think) but the characters are well formulated. At first I couldn't stop reading it. My interest wained toward the latter part--it's a long book. I did a little Internet searching ab ...more
Inita
May 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Stāsts par Jaunzēlandes pirmajiem iedzīvotājiem un saimniecību, pilsētu veidošanos. Izklaidējoša grāmata ar mīlestības līkločiem, piedzīvojumiem un pārdzīvojumiem. Ir uzņēmīgas sievietes, skarbi vīrieši un ģimeņu naids.
Neklātienes atvaļinājums.
Aritalectora empedernida
Bueno... que puedo decir de esta lectura... huummm, que la encontré mas triste que bonita , que dificil para casi todos encontrar la felicidad
Rodrigo
Jan 03, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Great start. Not so great ending. I know this wasn't about reading a master piece in Literature, but I had listened to so many good comments about this saga that I thought it would be really great. Lark really grabbed me at first: interesting plot about two different girls who go to the almost unexplored New Zealand to marry men they don't know. Well told and apparently interesting characters, Helen and Gwyneira. Besides, there were so many elements that could have built a wonderful story: six o ...more
Lena
Sep 14, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
More rape than romance.

I had picked this up as a light romantic complement to my other dark/scary/serious reads. I thought this would be a historical fiction version of my favorite romance series Escape to New Zealand. It's none of those things. It's a sad rapy VC Andrews kind of story. And not the good VC Andrews. No it is not. I grant you that I put this book down at 60% when one of the main male characters was asking himself if killing a baby animal would make him a man. I had one answer:

YO
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Will Ansbacher
Dull dialogue and clichéd writing; historical fiction – romantic possibly, but I did not get far enough to find out. What prompted me to put this on the wanted list? Probably some overblown review in the Globe & Mail.
Emmy
Jun 27, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I probably could finish this if I exerted a little energy, but I just don't feel like it. It wasn't badly written, I just got bored.
Aromas de Cor (Helena Rodrigues)
Uma história cativante, que cm cada palavra nos embrenha, nos leva a não querer deixar a leitura, que se diga se passagem com 600 páginas não é leve!
Um romance que me lembra muito as histórias de Lesley Pearse, pela riqueza do detalhe, pela coragem das protagonistas e sempre pelas histórias de amor que nem sempre são tão belas ou perfeitas!
Recomendo vivamente a leitura deste livro, o primeiro 5 estrelas deste ano para mim!
Emir Ibañez
Jan 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favoritos
Este libro subió directamente al podio de mis novelas históricas favoritas.
Tiene todo lo que me gusta en novelas de este tipo: un argumento extenso y bien desarrollado, una ambientación bien presentada y personajes entrañables.

Detengámosnos en los personajes primero. En nuestras dos protagonistas, para ser más específicos porque, si bien la historia gira en torno a Helen y Gwyneira, hay muchísimos personajes más van adquiriendo la misma relevancia conforme avanza la historia.
Helen es una institu
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Soli
Jan 27, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2-stars, meh, reviewed
Tenia potencial, pero fracaso ★★
Tiene sus puntos positivos y originales, pero mucho drama, demasiadas páginas, sufrimiento sin sentido...
como la vida Ba dum tss
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Eso hizo que sintiese aversión hacia el libro, aunque fue original tener dos protagonistas femenino.
Hay muchas puntos que comentar, pero no creo ser capaz explicar todo lo que no me gusto ¬¬
En conclusion...
¿Leería los siguientes libros?
NO.
Sara Snow
Aug 10, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The funny thing is that I read this book while nursing my second daughter, and I read The Thornbirds while nursing my first. The two books were similar in many ways...multi generational stories about life, love, and working the land despite what nature has dealt them. It was a fun read and interesting as I hadn't given much thought to New Zealand as a country before. Plus I love those "as God as my witness" powerful female characters who work their fingers to the bone day in and day out just to ...more
Johanna
Every once in a while, I try a new genre ... and fail.
It's not the book's fault, it's not the author's fault, it just wasn't for me.
I like my love stories short, clear and sweet instead of realistic and spanning years. So, nope, not for me.
Shame, since I have a soft spot for New Zealand ever since I've spent eight months there.
Ivette
Jun 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am so sad I finished reading it! What a great novel. I watched the characters unfold beautifully and came to love them, hate them and love them again. A story about being true to yourself, finding your place in the world, and ultimately conquering obstacles through love. Beautiful story and beautifully written.
Sandy
May 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Complètement emportée par ce roman ! J'avais tellement envie d'en connaître la fin, sans vouloir le finir ! Je me sens un peu vide là...
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Christiane Gohl (* 1958 in Bochum) ist eine deutsche Autorin. Gohl veröffentlicht ihre Romane auch unter den Pseudonymen Ricarda Jordan, Sarah Lark und Elisabeth Rotenberg. Neben Kinder- und Jugendbüchern rund um das Thema Pferde veröffentlicht Gohl auch Romane für Erwachsene.

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“he knew, but Gwyneira always drove him to desperation. “Of course I didn’t offer him anything. I appealed to his reason and sense of honor. However, these qualities don’t seem to hold much weight for him.” Terence turned away, visibly ashamed.” 2 likes
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