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The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart

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The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart

By Holly Ringland

Released: 2018-04-01
Genre: Fiction & Literature
Size: 1.82 MB

Total Downloads: 552
Score: 4.5

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  • Winner of the 2019 ABIA General Fiction Book of the Year Award.

    The international bestseller, now sold to over 30 territories internationally, The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart tells the enchanting and compelling story of a young girl, daughter of an abusive father, who has to learn the hard way that she can break the patterns of the past, live on her own terms and find her own strength.

    'Lush, powerful engrossing novel of female survival.' Bookseller + Publisher

    A young girl loses both her parents in a tragic event, and is taken to live with her grandmother on a flower farm. Growing up, Alice learns the language of Australian native flowers as a way to say the things that are too hard to speak. But she also learns that there are secrets within secrets about her past. An unexpected betrayal leaves her reeling, and she escapes to try to make her own - sometimes painful - way through the world, and to find her story.

    The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart is a story about stories: those we inherit, those we select to define us, and those we decide to hide. It is a novel about the secrets we keep and how they haunt us, and the stories we tell ourselves in order to survive.

    Spanning twenty years, and set between sugar cane fields by the sea, a native Australian flower farm and a celestial crater in the central desert, The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart follows the life of Alice as she discovers that the most powerful story she will ever possess is her own.

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      The lost flowers of Alice Hart@Josiegoat

      Beautifully written, the use of correct terminology for place names and culture interwoven through this book is done perfectly.

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      Great read@Joooooshy

      Couldn’t put the book away. Great story.

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      Love this book@AlliOnHoliday

      I don’t often fall in love with books but this one has my heart. A compulsive read.

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      What a wonderful story@Bibi Foy

      This book is a beautiful story, one of freedom and self worth , I found myself smiling and wanting more at the end . I highly recommend this book lv cxx

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      Simply wonderful@Mickey_8383

      The most beautiful book I’ve ever read.

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      Fabulous book@Chrissyandthebooks

      Beautifully written story that drew me in.

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      Flowerastic 🌺🌻🌸🌼🌹@Purple Mirror

      Absolutely beautifully written, addressed lots of sensitive issues & loved the way flowers were incorporated throughout the book. The topics addressed were real & everyday issues that are usually swept under the carpet & hidden, I couldn’t put it down. Thank you 🌻 Alice

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      The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart@Kazzican

      This book is so beautifully written, the language smooths over the sadness and tragedy at it’s heart. It will stay with you. Read with tissues.

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      Brilliant read@Cinnamon2582

      This novel was incredibly written. It didn’t shy from the horror of domestic violence whilst setting the story against the beauty of Australian flowers and landscape. Very well crafted. Amazing resilience in Alice Hart... a true inspiration. Because of her I can...

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      The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart@matilda101

      This book is beautifully written. The author writes with authority throughout providing well researched information on everything from the amazing native flowers to indigenous stories and issues against a tantalising Australian landscape. Unfortunately the novel is desperately and unrelentingly sad. The characters are well developed but never move forward from being either a victim or dead. Human nature has shades but these humans are only dark. Brutal honesty is a requirement for a believable book but these characters don’t move past brutal even the poor dogs in the novel become targets. This reader wanted to like this book and read to the end hoping for, well something hopeful.