Here are some of the books we are reading right now if you are looking for something for the beach. Why not write to us and let us know what’s on your bookshelf or Kindle right now?
Gold casts its spell in this tale of 19th-century New Zealand. Joseph and Harriet Blackstone emigrate in search of a new life. When Joseph finds “the colour,” gold dust in the creek on their homestead he becomes obsessed and abandons everything in pursuit of his fortune. He travels to the Southern Alps to seek his fortune in the gold rush, leaving Harriet to run the farm. Separated and beset by misfortune, they make their own way in the beautiful but harsh landscape.
Set against the grandeur of the mountains of South Island, this is a compelling story of pioneers.
Sea of Poppies
A rich saga of 19th-century India at the time of the Opium Wars. A ship sets sail for Mauritius with a motley crew of sailors, indentured laborers and convicts, including a bankrupt Raja, a widowed farmer and a French runaway.