An Important Family

An Important Family By Dorothy Eden, An Important Family For Kate O Connor desperate to escape her tragic past in England the opportunity to immigrate to New Zealand with Sir John Devenish and his wife and daughter is a chance to start over Exhilarated by
  • Title: An Important Family
  • Author: Dorothy Eden
  • ISBN: 9780896213753
  • Page: 289
  • Format: Hardcover
  • An Important Family By Dorothy Eden, For Kate O Connor, desperate to escape her tragic past in England, the opportunity to immigrate to New Zealand with Sir John Devenish and his wife and daughter is a chance to start over.Exhilarated by this wild, primitive place on the other side of the world, Kate s happiness is marred by a love she knows is taboo When a sudden and suspicious death throws her life into tuFor Kate O Connor, desperate to escape her tragic past in England, the opportunity to immigrate to New Zealand with Sir John Devenish and his wife and daughter is a chance to start over.Exhilarated by this wild, primitive place on the other side of the world, Kate s happiness is marred by a love she knows is taboo When a sudden and suspicious death throws her life into turmoil, she begins to uncover the real reason the Devenish family left England.From a grand townhouse in London to a sheep farm in New Zealand, An Important Family, which was hailed by the Cleveland Plain Dealer as a compulsive page turner, is the story of a country in the midst of colonisation a transformation that parallels Kate O Connor s own rite of passage into womanhood as she finds her future in a magnificent new land.
    An Important Family By Dorothy Eden, An Important Family by Dorothy Eden An Important Family has all the plot and characters to come off with a spoiled family drawn into a circle of betrayal, treachery, suspense, and of course smouldering passions and forbidden love thrown in with some shocking truths Alas. it didn t work that way for me I was waiting for something exciting to happen and it just didn t. Importance of Family Why is Family Important Really The Importance of Family Starts at Birth and Stays Constant Throughout Life as Children Grow into Their Teens and Early Adulthood, Families Can Be a Bedrock of Support During Times of Change Family current Parenting Relationships Holidays Meals Self Care Newsletters Family Reasons Why Family is Important in Life Importance of Family Its Role in our Life Importance of Family Its Role in our Life Social security Human well being Growth and development To enhance communication Better health Organized life Physiological support Retain memories Live in a responsible manner Sustenance of humanity. The Importance Of Family To The Individual And Society The Importance Of Family Unity You cannot underestimate the importance of family unity A family always has goals and each member must participate to record success One of the reasons that why family unity is important is that it assists the household to achieve its aims A family will rarely accomplish its goals unless they speak in one voice. Why Is Family so Important Reference According to the Church of Latter Day Saints, family is important because it provides love, support and a framework of values to each of its members Family members teach each other, serve one another and share life s joys and sorrows Families provide a setting for personal growth. The Undeniable Reasons Why Family is Important Apt Parenting At such phases, you wonder why is family important For starters, it provides you with the most important things in life love, support, and a sense of belonging The meaning of family, in lexical terms is, Parents and their children, considered as a group, whether dwelling together or not. Why Family Is The Most Important Thing May , There are many important things in life, but the most important thing to me is family Your family is made up of people that bring out the best in you Although you cannot choose your family, they are the people you can relate to the most They are the people who are always cheering you on and truly want the best for you. What Is The Importance Of Family In Modern Society The Importance of Family in Educating Children One of the most important ways parents contribute to society is by educating their children The learning doesn t go just one way, either In a healthy family, learning has a high priority, perhaps just after meeting basic needs. Family Values Importance of Family Values Powerful List Many families consider a strong work ethic to be an important family value A family s work ethic can shape everything from the way a child views schoolwork to the way everyone in the family
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    About "Dorothy Eden"

    1. Dorothy Eden

      Aka Mary Paradise.Dorothy Eden was born in 1912 in New Zealand and died in 1982 She moved to England in 1954 after taking a trip around the world and falling in love with the country She was best known for her many mystery and romance books as well as short stories that were published in periodicals As a novelist, Dorothy Eden was renowned for her ability to create fear and suspense This earned her many devoted readers throughout her lifetime.

    147 thoughts on “An Important Family”

    1. 3.5 I m a bit of a loss on how to review this book or even what rating to give it.The main thing I liked about the book was the main character, Kate I found it realistic that she had than one love infatuation in her life I liked the twists in the tale The book was never what I expected.The writing is for the most part competent, rather than evocative or inspiring I m not sure Kiwi Gothic really works as a genre Eden succeeded in describing the many hardships early New Zealander settlers faced, [...]


    2. A very underwhelming finish, and one it took too long to get to at that The New Zealand setting was a plus, but not enough to pull this one out of the doldrums Back to the library for you.


    3. Setting Victorian Era, New ZealandKate O ConnorHoped to forget her bitter past of a love denied.Her dream became to find a happier future in New Zealand, which brought her into a family that changed her life forever.Sir John DevenishHis aristocratic bearing and nobility masked a secret he thought he could leave behind in England Lady Iris DevenishSir John s wife, she followed him across to New Zealand but she couldn t be far from her opium bottle.Celina DevenishA seductive pale beauty, who s cha [...]


    4. A historical novel about a lady companion who accompanies a troubled English family as they join the influx of social idealists settling New Zealand 1982 Full review and other recommendations at Another look bookI read this a while back, just completely forgot to review it But here s the review now It s the first Dorothy Eden novel I ve successfully made it through, and it wasn t even a particularly arduous task to do so As most of the story takes place in New Zealand, it ties in nicely with two [...]


    5. 2.5 stars for a book that was flat, flat, flat I finished it because 1 I was reading it for a group read and 2 because I was curious to see just what was the deep, dark secret Bah and meh on all of it I was hoping for some vivid writing on NZ didn t happen I was hoping for a romance didn t happen I was hoping for some emotion didn t happen.I did like several of the secondary characters Ada Collins and Tabitha Pugh were wonderful Alas, the Chinese cook was burdened with very bad pigeon English st [...]


    6. 3 3.5 stars interesting read from a new to me author my library had this labeled Gothic Romance, which I m not terribly familiar with, and I don t think I d seek out other books in the genre, but it was an interesting read as far as settlers in New Zealand something I know nothing about.There were some raging red flags for me about pompous Sir John and meek, mousy Lady Deveninish and their moody, difficult daughter I liked Kate, the companion hired to accompany the family out to New Zealand, and [...]


    7. Although this was my second reading of this book, the suprising ending still intrigued me and caught me unawares Great book, Dorothy Eden It also captures the atmosphere of the early pioneering life in New Zealand beautifully from my research The tragedy of the book is the main character, Sir John Devonish idealistic view of the perfect new society in the new country In this view, we discover, he forgets his own very flawed nature although perhaps this is his desire given the extent of his misde [...]


    8. Tragically lacking in romance, this book was about hopes dashed and dreams shattered by the realistic fallability of human nature after a pioneer family moves to New Zealand I kept waiting for something exciting to happen, but it never did.


    9. An old fashioned sort of romance set in 1860s South Island, New Zealand, not that different from the South Island, New Zealand where we lived in 1979 A cab driver told us, That church is old, very very old How old we asked, thinking of old Western Mass buildings from the 1600s 1700s, or even old things in England from times BC A hundred years, the driver said with awe in his voice Because that is when the pakeha, the whites, from Britain settled NZ The book is about that time, fiction, but fun n [...]


    10. I did enjoy An Important Family however, there were times when I was frustrated by how the ladies were submissive I realize this was the way things were in those years but it seems to me there was jt too much of it and too much portrayal of ladies on the verge of tears brought on by just a look I did find the story interesting but predictable, all and all a relaxing read This was the first time I read a book by Dorothy Eden who, sadly, had a very short life I will look for another book by her bu [...]


    11. I liked the historic aspects of the book It gave a distinctive picture of the life, including the racism and classicism, in the 1860 s when pioneer settlers were moving from England to New Zealand The thing that I did not like was that I found, Kate, the main character, so very unlikable, she seemed flighty in romance in out of love or infatuated 4 times in the book , not to mention, jealous, clueless and selfish Other characters were also flighty in love, but that did not bother me as much, I g [...]


    12. Dorothy Eden has written a surprisingly suspenseful piece of historical fiction in An Important Family Set in the 1860 s in New Zealand, the plot weaves the history of the new colony with the lives of the Devenish Family and the dependents who emigrate with them frim England The final twist in the novel was unexpected even though I thought I had guessed what event was really a crime It s nice to read an older author who doesn t need to shock to creat an engrossing plot.


    13. New Zealand ImmigrantsI was expecting a historical novel about the early settlers of New Zealand Instead I found this to be an all too predictable tale of selfishness and disillusionment.



    14. From Ireland to New ZealandDorothy Eden writes clever stories A story that has an ending so surprising it makes for a great entertaining read


    15. Excellent Never put it down I tried but then I would have to find out what happened next This went on until I reached the end of the book.



    16. I adore a good gothic novel and this did not disappoint having been to New Zealand and Christchurch, this novel help a special appeal.


    17. I have to say that this is the first book by Dorothy Eden with which I ve been disappointed The story was saved only by the descriptions of the New Zealand landscape and weather and by how some of the other settlers had carved out lives for themselves What withered my enthusiasm for this book on its tender young vine was the cast of characters To be blunt, too many of the cast were either completely unlikable or thought solely with their reproductive organs or both Definitely not my kind of cast [...]


    18. Most enjoyable read This book contained so much of everything that goes on in life The good and the bad It was a sweet and interesting story It was ver detailed and smooth.


    19. Totally readable and keeps you involved throughout You know there is some hidden information about this family that doesn t come out until the end The description of the travelling and new settlement of New Zealand is interesting.


    20. If the guy isn t right for her, let s just kill him offlol.It s a good story but slow I read it in two days in between life happening.


    21. Old fashioned historical romance that I read because she writes a lot about New Zealand this was about emigrants from Britian in the 1860s.



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