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Saturday, June 5, 2010

The Wives of Henry Oades

Author:  Johanna Moran
Publication Date:  February 2010
Publisher:  Ballantine Books

Donated By:  Kathy from Mommy's Reading

THE WIVES OF HENRY OADES is inspired by a controversial court case. In the late 19th century, Henry and Margaret Oades emigrate from England to New Zealand. There, Margaret and her children are abducted by Maori and eventually given up for dead. Grief stricken, Henry sails to California, where, many years later, he marries a young widow, Nancy Foreland. When Margaret and her surviving children show up on their doorstep, Henry and Nancy take them in, and all attempt to adapt. Berkeley townspeople rise up against the apparent debauched arrangement. Henry is charged with bigamy, a crime punishable by hanging. As their legal troubles mount, Margaret and Nancy find themselves allying in ways neither could have predicted. The story at heart is theirs. Readers will probably take sides, and will no doubt be divided. Both women have a rightful, lawful stake. 

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Laura Kozy Lanik said...

I have heard great things about this book.
I really can't wait to read it.

ham1299 said...

Sounds good!

Heather (Proud Book Nerd)

Michelle Stockard Miller said...

Oooooh...I've been wanting to read this!

Michelle M.

Cindy said...

I'd like to read this one

Cindy, CA,

Laura Kozy Lanik said...

Received book July 24th, 2010.

Laura Kozy Lanik said...

Mailed today (8/7) to Michelle

DC # 0309 1830 0001 0060 9682

I will post review on 8/12/10

Laura Kozy Lanik said...

Here is the link to my review of Henry Oades.

Michelle Stockard Miller said...

Received book on Thursday, 8/12. Thanks!

Michelle Stockard Miller said...

I have finished Wives of Henry Oades. Can I get Cindy's address so I can mail it out? Thanks!

Michelle Stockard Miller said...

mailed on 8/28

DC# 0310 0480 0003 3108 8223

ham1299 said...

Arrived today (11/9)

ham1299 said...

My Review:

Michelle Stockard Miller said...

Sorry for the delay on my review. The last four-five months of 2010 were a bad time for me. I didn't review this on my blog, but here is my review on Goodreads:

I'm back on track and hoping 2011 will be a better year!

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