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A Design of Gold

(Adelaide Hills #3)

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After a traumatic experience, Nicola recovers by taking refuge in Casey and Piers Bowman's spare room. Jerome, Piers' son, is learning to be a young man, struggling in his quest to make a difference, with ideals of mission life from his childhood hero. Michael, a teenager who's been down all the wrong roads, is trying to follow the straight and narrow. As their lives inter ...more
Paperback, 242 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by Even Before Publishing (first published 2009)
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Susan Barnes
Apr 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Paula Vince has tackled a difficult subject in A design of gold. The death of a close friend is difficult enough but when the main character feels her actions may have contributed to her friend’s death, it is seriously complicated. Paula handles her subject matter well and the story feels realistic. Characters behaved in a way that is consistent with those suffering grief and loss.

From this tragic beginning the story develops into a slightly unconventional love story with many bumps and twists
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Apr 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
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When the body of Shane is found washed up on the beach, his friend Nicola had no way of knowing the depths of pain and injustice she would experience, nor the way her life was about to change.

A Design of Gold by Paula Vince is a young person’s easy to read book that holds the reader’s attention while promoting healthy Christian values. The story follows the lives of a number of young people and their families who are struggling in their own way to come to a place of peac
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Feb 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This is the first of Paula Vince's book that I read. It completely gripped me. I could not put this novel down. It's fast passed, intriguing and enthralling.
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Award-winning author Paula Vince loves to evoke tears and laughter through writing fiction. She stirs her stories with mystery, romance, drama and suspense to create something delectably special. A wife and homeschooling mother of three children, she resides in the Adelaide Hills of South Australia, a beautiful spot for inspiration with its breath-taking scenery and four distinct seasons.

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