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

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.

This sequel to the best-selling The Denniston Rose continues to follow the fortunes of the remote West Coast coal-mining settlement. At the turn of the century Denniston is still isolated, but all that is about to change. New challenges will confront both Rose and this close-knit society. Staying or leaving will become an option. 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.

Reviews

"a romping good yarn...bustling with big characters" "vivid and captivating" "always lively...the plot paces along nicely"

Nicole Salmond, The Dominion Post

"a superb yarn about love, loss and excruciating hardship"

Jan Treliving-Brown, Daily News

"lively, interesting and often funny"

Rae Newman, The Northern Advocate

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781869798437

    May 18, 2012

    RHNZ Black Swan

    336 pages

    RRP $30.00

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  • EBook

    9781869793760

    May 1, 2010

    RHNZ Adult ebooks

    333 pages

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Also by Jenny Pattrick

Leap of Faith
Heartland
In Touch With Grace
Landings
Inheritance
Skylark
Catching the Current
The Denniston Rose

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The Narrow Road to the Deep North
The Handmaid's Tale
To Kill A Mockingbird
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The 7th Function of Language
The Award
Echo Burning
A Gentleman in Moscow
Best Laid Plans
Fool Me Once
The Golden House
The Girl on the Train
The Heart's Invisible Furies
Swing Time
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
Life After Life
The Girls
Cold Blood
Fifty Shades Darker