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The Postmistress by Alison  Stuart
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bookshelves: australian-author, historical, netgalley, netgalley-2019, romance, 2019

This is an engaging Australian romance set in the 1870s in a fictional Victorian goldmining town. Adelaide Greaves, the town postmistress ran away from her wealthy home in England ten years before and is living a quiet life as a widow with a young son. When American, Caleb Hunt, an ex-confederate soldier, arrives in town to look at a mining claim he won in a gambling game and is badly injured, Adelaide offers him a bed in an outside cabin until he recuperates. Neither are looking for romance but are soon drawn to each other. What Adelaide doesn't know, is that secrets from her past are about to catch up with her and she may have to leave the place she has come to love.

This is a well researched historical romance, with the author drawing an atmospheric picture of a small 1870s mining town, with its society and class structure based around the banks, pubs and brothels required to service the miners and their families. She has not romanticised the difficulties involved in travelling to such rugged places, the problems with mining there, the relentless noise from the mine, the lack of good health care in the case of serious accidents or the extreme poverty suffered by the families of less fortunate miners which makes for an interesting background to this romance. 3.5★

With thanks to Netgalley and Harlequin Australia for a digital copy to read
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Reading Progress

June 1, 2019 – Started Reading
June 1, 2019 – Shelved
June 1, 2019 – Shelved as: australian-author
June 1, 2019 – Shelved as: historical
June 1, 2019 – Shelved as: netgalley
June 1, 2019 – Shelved as: netgalley-2019
June 2, 2019 – Finished Reading
June 3, 2019 – Shelved as: romance
June 3, 2019 – Shelved as: 2019

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message 1: by Dale (new)

Dale Harcombe Nice review Carolyn.

Phrynne Lovely review. I must get round to this one very soon!

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Teresa Great review.

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Karren  Sandercock I have this book and so many others.

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Leigh Great review, Carolyn

Carolyn Thanks everyone! Know the feeling Karen :)

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