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Can she hold on to her dreams …?
It’s 1850 and the Noble family have travelled to the other side of the world to start a new life after scandal drove them from their native England. Pippa Noble is determined to reclaim their honour by making her father’s plan for an outback farm reality, although her ambition is frowned upon by a society that has very set ideas about a woma
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Published May 23rd 2017 by Choc Lit (first published August 31st 2007)
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Brenda
1850 in Sydney and Pippa and her twin Hilary had recently arrived from England with their parents Esther and Gerald Noble. They had fled the country in disgrace; their father had taken one more loan from his good friend to see them start anew in Australia. When Pippa’s father had an audience with the governor which concluded with them owning a large tract of land near Berrima in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, she was thrilled – within days, she and her father ventured by horse and ca ...more
Karen Kay
I received this ARC from netgalley.com in exchange for a review.

1850's Australia, the Noble family moved from England to start a new life. Pippa Noble is determined to reclaim their honour by making her father’s plan for an outback farm reality, although her ambition is frowned upon by a society.

It's an okay book ... there isn't much substance to the story. I suppose this would make a good traveling book or maybe a beach read. It's an okay story but not my favorite genre, so someone who loves
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Theresa Smith Writes
Novels about Colonial Australia are always a winner for me. That period from the mid-1800s through to Federation was so formative for our nation so I never tire from reading stories that bring that era to life. Where Rainbows End is a good addition to this category, set in 1850 and focussing on a family who have migrated from England to the Colonies with the intent on re-making themselves and leaving their shameful past behind. I enjoyed the story of Where Rainbows End and found the whole notion ...more
Els
May 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Normally I don't like reading stories taking place before the year 2000 but the text on the back cover convinced me to give it a try. And I have to admit i really liked the book. It was very well written and it captured my attention the whole time. Maybe it was because this time the woman was not the weak creature pining after a man but a strong character who took her faith in her own hands and did as she pleased and went after what she wanted to achieve.
Of course love is also in the picture. B
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Stephanie Hartley
Jul 28, 2017 rated it liked it
Where Rainbows End is the first historical romance I've read set in another country for quite a while now! The Noble family have left England in 1850 to escape the poor reputation they've set due to bankruptcy and debt. Gerald Noble has borrowed one last sum of money to get them started in their new home. Once they arrive however, Gerald becomes ill, and his daughter Pippa is forced to take the reins. She must oversee the building of their new home in the valley, handle the family's finances and ...more
Anita
Jun 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: critique-group
A Nobel Place is the heart-warming story of a young woman who learns about the frailty of men at a young age. Her father’s persistent business failures result in his last ditch effort to make his fortune by investing in a parcel of land in Australia he has never seen. Phillippa and her twin sister leave England with their parents, but the culture shock is too much for all but Phillippa, the only member of the family determined to turn this disastrous decision into a home for them all.

Phillippa s
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Anne Harvey
Oct 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Set in Australia in the mid-19th century, this is a lovely adventure story. Pippa and her family have fled to Australia in a bid to recoup the losses of her gambling father. He has borrowed a sum of money from a distant relative to set up a horse stud but it is strong-minded Pippa who actually achieves this in a lush valley. Her determination to be successful drives the plot and it is only when she is in danger of losing the man she loves, that she is able to prioritise her life. I didn’t always ...more
Lieu Nguyen
Jul 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Bản dịch chất lượng!
Trở thành bạn thân của nhau từ khi lên 7 tuổi, trải qua nhiều cuộc giận dỗi, hôn nhân, cãi vã, li dị,... Mãi đến khi 50 tuổi họ mới thật sự dành cho nhau.
Sự im lặng đôi khi khiến chúng ta bỏ qua những cơ hội để sống thật với tình cảm của chính mình. Cân nhắc quá nhiều, suy nghĩ quá nhiều, đắn đo quá nhiều, lo sợ quá nhiều... tất cả những điều ấy cuối cùng dẫn đến những quyết định phi lý trí, lộn xộn và sai lầm.
Ai bảo bạn thân không yêu được bạn thân! Đối với bạn thân, ta có
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Mirella
Aug 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I always crave reading a good Australian historical novel. Being Canadian, I have always been fascinated with this continent on the opposite side of the world. Anne Marie Brear, having lived in Australia for numerous years, was able to write an authentic feeling tale that truly thrust me into the era and continent.

She successfully recounted the hardships faced by the new colonists while breathing life into memorable fictional characters. Strong heroines, impossible conflicts, and lovely descript
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Maggi Andersen
Jun 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I always love AnneMarie Brear's strong heroines. Pippa Noble is a great heroine forging a life for herself and her family in Australia in the mid 19th Century. They have come from England and the differences in landscape and lifestyle couldn't be starker. Driven by pride and revenge she is ruthless in her quest to raise her family to their previous status in society. Some hard lessons are learned in the process, and some hard men test her resilience.Perhaps what Pippa really wants has been under ...more
Suze Lavender
Sep 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It's 1850 and even though it isn't what women in that time usually do, Pippa knows she has to help her father with his new business venture. They lost everything and have moved to Australia for a fresh start. Pippa's father has purchased some land and Pippa is determined to make their outback farm a success. While Pippa loves the bush she also soon learns about its dangers. Making friends is very important and without the help of her neighbor Gil Pippa's life would have been a lot harder. When s ...more
Gabi Ce
Jan 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
No hay palabras para describir como me siento al leer este libro. Me hace sentir alegría desde la primera pagina. No creo que este libro deje de ser mi favorito. Aunque los años pasen y pasen, al leerlo sigo sintiendo la misma ternura y emoción. Me ha hecho cambiar de opinión sobre muchas cosas que pensaba de esta vida. Voy a estar eternamente agradecida por esta historia. Amo infinitamente a Cecelia
Linda
Jun 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Pippa is a strong female character who breaks the cycle of the obedient, feeble female of the 1800's. Her struggles and determination to build a successful horse farm in the Australian Outback were absolutely wonderful! Author Brear writes beautifully about the Outback, I had felt as if I was experiencing for myself. Well done! I look forward to more of her novels!
Margaret Taylor
Sep 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is

the sixth book I have read by this author and once again I was not disappointed. This one set in Australia covered the lives of a family and their tale from being debt ridden to riches. I could not stop reading it and the time is now well after midnight. I would highly recommend AMB's stories. She always comes up with storylines which have a different take on things.
Nicolette Parkinson
I love this time period in Australia. I read as much as I can from this time.
The story was believable and captivating. I like the drive of Pip. She was a real pioneer.
I can't wait for your next book.
JoAnn
Jun 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this well written. The book has a good plot and I loved the setting. This author was new to me and I thoroughly enjoyed her writing.

I received a complimentary copy via Netgalley and this is my unbiased review.
Caroline
Nov 18, 2018 rated it did not like it
Van niet direct de neiging nog een boek van haar te lezen. Was nogal ongeloofwaardig verhaal en plotwendingen. Over een verarmde familie die in Australië probeert het fortuin terug op te bouwen en dat lukt zonder al te veel moeite, het hoofdpersonage Pipa is in het begin wel sympathiek maar dan minder en minder toffe madam.
Joanna Lambert
May 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
From the first page I was completely drawn into this story of the Noble family. It’s 1850 and they have arrived in Australia to begin a new life. Gerald Noble is a likeable man; he dotes on his twin daughters Philippa and Hilary and is extremely tolerant of his difficult wife Esther who has fought against coming here to live. However, he’s had no option. Losing the family’s fortune due to bad investments and gambling this is his last chance to turn things around. Arriving with a loan from his co ...more
Sorcha O'Dowd
AnneMarie Brear's Where Dragonflies Hover was one of my favourite historical reads of last year, and with Where Rainbows End Brear has made the list for 2017 too!

A beautifully written historical novel Where Rainbows End brilliantly depicts early Australian life in the colonies through the eyes of a foreigner, and having never been to Australia myself I lived and learned through the eye of our heroine Pippa as she takes it upon herself to bear the struggles of building a new life in a beautiful,
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Debbie Southwell
May 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love Anne-Marie Brear’s writing and I absolutely adored this book. Pippa is a woman who has been unlucky in love and has put up barriers to avoid getting hurt again. Due to her Father’s gambling the family, including her twin Sister Hilary, have debts and move from England to Australia to forge a new life.
This story focuses on the rebuilding of their lives and although the main character is Pippa (Philippa) Noble, the supporting characters such as Millie, her first friend in Australia and Chal
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Susan Roebuck
May 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this historical read about the hardships that the settlers encountered in 1850s Australia.

Starting their journey in Sydney, Philippa, or Pippa, Noble and family have recently arrived from England. Her father, Gerald, has gambled most of their money away and taken a loan out from a cousin.

He uses the money to buy land in the outback and create a stud-farm, several days journey from Sydney. Pippa is a perfect, feisty heroine who, her father says, should have been a boy. She insists on ac
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Ruth
May 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful insight into the hard life of an immigrant family arriving in Australia from England in the mid 19th century.

After a financial disaster, Gerald leaves England and takes his wife and two daughters to Australia to start a new life. Australia, in the mid 19th century, is an undeveloped country with endless possibilities for anyone strong enough to face such a challenging life. After obtaining land, the family moves to the bush, where they plan to start a horse-breeding farm. Daughter P
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Edith Parzefall
Mar 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved A Noble Place. From the start I rooted for the strong female lead, despite or because her well motivated flaws. While Pippa struggles to save her family from financial and social ruin, she overcomes many obstacles in a time when women are not supposed to breed horses or run businesses. But she sacrifices her heart's desires, or rather buries them deep inside, to achieve her goals. She has to climb an even rockier path to find true happiness.
Anita
Jan 17, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: critique-group
This is a pioneer story of personal struggle against an alien environment.
From the first page of A Noble Place, readers will cry, fight and strive with Phillipa through all her hardships, until she discovers what it is she really wants.
Cat Bras
Nov 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book couldn't put it down!
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Australian born AnneMarie Brear writes historical novels and modern romances and sometimes the odd short story, too. Her passions, apart from writing, are travelling, reading, researching historical eras and looking for inspiration for her next book.
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