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‘An intriguing, time travelling yarn’ Books Buzz

‘She didn’t know why she felt the urge to wear the old necklace. It just seemed to have a magnetic pull on her.’
When Sophie wears the heart-shaped locket, she magically travels back to 1858 to learn the truth about her ancestor.

Charlotte Mackenzie and her sister, Nell, live a wonderful life on a misty Scottish island. Then disaster strikes and it seems the girls will lose everything they love. As the girls outwit greedy relatives, escape murderous bushrangers, and fight storm and fire, Sophie shares in their adventures. But how will her travels in time affect Sophie’s own life?

Reviews

It is beautifully written and a treat to play along with fiery arguments, stubborn daughters, and merciless families.

sassisamblog.com

Readers 9+ will find this book hard to put down.

West Australian

This is a deftly written time-travelling adventure novel, with much intrigue and mystery cleverly interwoven into the true histories of Scotland and Australia.

Viewpoint

This is a well-told story that evokes the rugged beauty of both Scotland and outback Australia in the 1850’s. With each visit to the past, Sophie and the reader are drawn further into the unfolding mystery of Charlotte’s life.

Essential Child

A wonderful modern day fantasy that young girls, and boys, will enjoy reading. And maybe they will look a little into their own family history, searching for mystery, adventure and treasure.

The Reading Stack

Murrell’s heritage shines throughout The Locket Of Dreams. It’s an intriguing, time travelling yarn. Recommended for ages 9 and up.

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780857986955

    February 2, 2015

    Random House Australia Children's

    288 pages

    RRP $23.00

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  • Paperback

    9780857980212

    April 2, 2013

    Vintage Classic Children's

    288 pages

    RRP $12.95

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  • Paperback

    9781741662917

    April 1, 2009

    Random House Australia Children's

    288 pages

    RRP $19.99

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    • Mighty Ape
    • Paper Plus
    • The Warehouse
    • Whitcoulls
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  • EBook

    9781742754642

    August 31, 2011

    RHA eBooks Child

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    • iBooks NZ
    • Amazon Kindle
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    • Kobo
    • Booktopia NZ

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