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For history and mystery fans: Why The Woman in the Green Dress is a wonderful Christmas gift

December 18, 2018

Choosing which books to buy as gifts at Christmas can be tricky and with the silly season well underway, we’re here to recommend some great books for the special people in your life. Next, we’re recommending The Woman in the Green Dress.

In Tea Cooper’s latest novel, a woman’s inheritance leads to the discovery of a mysterious past with curious secrets that mostly swirl around the story of Australia’s first opal.

The Woman in the Green Dress is a captivating piece of historical fiction written by one of Australia’s most beloved authors. A multi-generational tale, this book is the perfect gift for readers who enjoy stories with multiple timeframes, storylines, and well-drawn characters. Set in Sydney in both the 1800’s and 1900’s, The Woman in the Green Dress captures the character and charm of the capital that has since changed drastically. Any readers who love Australian history, will love receiving this book for Christmas.

There’s suspense, mysteries and secrets, so this novel will also suit readers who love to problem solve as they read, or prowl through clues to predict outcomes. Of particular note are the two protagonists in The Woman in the Green Dress – Della and Fleur – both strong woman who have endured and overcome many hardships. For readers in your life who appreciate strong female leads in their books (especially written by Australian women), then this book is a guaranteed great holiday read.

About the Author:

Tea is an award winning Australian author of historical fiction. In a past life she was a teacher, a journalist and a farmer. These days she haunts museums and indulges her passion for storytelling.

She is the bestselling author of several novels, including The Horse Thief, The Cedar Cutter, The Currency Lass and The Naturalist’s Daughter. Her latest book, The Woman in the Green Dress, releases at the end of 2018, followed by The Girl in the Painting in 2019.

Read our review of The Woman in the Green Dress here, or purchase a copy here.


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