Heart of Coal

Heart of Coal

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A compelling sequel to the best-selling novel The Denniston Rose. 

Eighteen years have passed since the child Rose arrived on Denniston, riding up the terrifying Incline on a stormy night. She has now grown into a young woman, intelligent and talented, with an outrageous zest for life. The trauma of her early years seems forgotten, though some recognise its shadow in her often unconventional behaviour. Rose is expected to marry her childhood friend the golden Michael Hanratty, but when dark and stubborn Brennan Scobie arrives back on the Hill after a seven-year absence, a challenge is inevitable. The opposition of Brennan's ambitious mother adds to the tension.

Heart of Coal is about loss and love, hope and despair. It is a story of convention and the lack of it and of the uncompromising spirit of a unique woman.

Fiction: NZ Historical fiction

Paperback

Jenny Pattrick

336 pages

H: 196mm W: 132mm Spine: 31mm

Weight: 313 grams