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The Costumier's Gift

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Why does a stranger hold the key to unlocking Katie’s family secrets?

1903 Jane is the talented principal costumier at Auckland’s Opera House in its Edwardian heyday. She thrives in this place where she can hide from her pain and keep her skeletons to herself – until the past comes back to haunt her. Brigid, her beloved foster mother, and her best friend Gwenna are anchors
Published May 24th 2019
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May 27, 2019 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
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4 stars. " A heart-warming story of strong women, family ties, and love that shines down the generations. "
Bev Robitai
May 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A fascinating glimpse into New Zealand’s history and the ties that bind families together. I was lucky enough to read an advance copy of The Costumier’s Gift and loved finding out what happened to some of the characters I’d enjoyed in Vicky Adin’s previous books. When you get to know someone, (even though they’re fictional and from a hundred years ago!) it’s nice to discover how their lives turned out. Even better is when they help out this new character, Jane, who is in need of all the loving s ...more
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Although this is a follow up to two earlier books, you can read this as a standalone. The story is rich in strong women and the determination mixed with love that helps them through the hardest times. Living 100 years apart, Jane and Katie face their own challenges, but their stories twine together in a captivating tale. A must-read for anyone who loves historical fiction, or who is interested in how the past affects today.
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Vicky Adin is a genealogist in love with history and words.

After decades of research Vicky has combined her skills to write poignant novels that weave family and history together in a way that makes the past come alive. She is particularly fascinated by the 19th Century pioneers who undertook hazardous journeys to find a better life. Especially the women, whose strength and determination to flouri