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The Governor's House / J. H. Fletcher.

By: Fletcher, J. H.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: North Sydney, NSW Harlequin Mira 2015Copyright date: ©2015Edition: First Australian paperback edition.Description: 481 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781743692691 (paperback).Subject(s): Australian fiction | Women -- Australia -- Fiction | Tasmania -- FictionDDC classification: A823.4 Summary: The story of two remarkable women, united by blood but separated by time from the author of Dust of the Land. Born in poverty, transported for theft, and in love with a charismatic but dangerous man for Cat Haggard the Tasmanian Governor's House is not merely a beautiful building but a symbol of all she hopes to obtain in life. From convict, bushranger and accused pirate, Cat transforms herself into an entrepreneur and pillar of colonial Tasmanian society. But how is she connected to a missing ship? And could she be involved in the disappearance of a priceless treasure that, one hundred and three years after her death, will be claimed not only by a foreign government but by unscrupulous men determined to use it for their own ends? Joanne, Dean of history at the university and Cat's descendant, is assigned the task of locating the missing artefact. Joanne believes the key may lie in a coded notebook she has inherited along with Cat's other mysteries. But will she be able to decipher the message and put a century-old secret to rest? And will she survive to join her true love in the Governor's House a house that has come to mean as much to her as it did to her long-dead ancestor?
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"Two lives, past and present, intertwine in an Australian saga of the extraordinary courage and endurance of women." - cover.

The story of two remarkable women, united by blood but separated by time from the author of Dust of the Land. Born in poverty, transported for theft, and in love with a charismatic but dangerous man for Cat Haggard the Tasmanian Governor's House is not merely a beautiful building but a symbol of all she hopes to obtain in life. From convict, bushranger and accused pirate, Cat transforms herself into an entrepreneur and pillar of colonial Tasmanian society. But how is she connected to a missing ship? And could she be involved in the disappearance of a priceless treasure that, one hundred and three years after her death, will be claimed not only by a foreign government but by unscrupulous men determined to use it for their own ends? Joanne, Dean of history at the university and Cat's descendant, is assigned the task of locating the missing artefact. Joanne believes the key may lie in a coded notebook she has inherited along with Cat's other mysteries. But will she be able to decipher the message and put a century-old secret to rest? And will she survive to join her true love in the Governor's House a house that has come to mean as much to her as it did to her long-dead ancestor?

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