Moonlight and the Pearler's Daughter: An Atmospheric Historical Mystery With a Courageous Heroine Intent on the Truth

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Moonlight and the Pearler's Daughter: An Atmospheric Historical Mystery With a Courageous Heroine Intent on the Truth

Moonlight and the Pearler's Daughter: An Atmospheric Historical Mystery With a Courageous Heroine Intent on the Truth

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Lizzie Pook's rich and evocative prose captures the heat, the wildlife and the industry of this pearling town, transporting the reader back in time. Joseph North, whose role as judge in local court proceedings has made the victim, Rebecca Foster, reluctant to make her complaint public. After all, they dive into the deep waters to bring shells, and the owners sell the pearls to make money.

Lawhon’s fifth work of historical fiction is inspired by the true story and diaries of midwife Martha Ballard of Hallowell, Maine, a character she brings to life brilliantly here. An appealing heroine, it’s a little unlikely Eliza would be quite as capable as she seems to be in a couple of scenes for a young woman of her status during the time period, but her determination and daring is admirable. The vessel is one of the last to come in and she soon learns from her brother that their father has disappeared. In 1861, the largest known species of pearl oyster, Pinctada maxima, was found in bulk off the northern coast of Western Australia.She's lonely but she knows she is so very much better off than the people who are abused, neglected, and used up until they are dead.

paints a memorable picture of ambition, sacrifice and corruption while exploring personal loss as driving force. Over the past ten years since they came to Australia from England, he has designed puzzles for Eliza to solve.

As Truth readily acknowledges, his account is loaded with twists and turns, some fortuitous and others not.



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