A Horsey Historical Fiction with Romantic Elements by Lizzi Tremayne
When you’ve already lost everything, the only place left to go is up…
Tragedy strikes in Aleksandra and Xavier’s newly found paradise on their California Rancho and Von Tempsky’s invitation draws them to a new life in New Zealand—where the land wars between the European settlers and the local Maori have only just begun.
“As usual in this series, the historical research is excellent… well-integrated into the narrative. The description of the environs through which Lizzi Tremayne’s characters travel are particularly good—lush and vibrant. In the New Zealand section of the novel she makes our country sound like paradise. Which it is. There is one more volume to come after this, Tatiana, and I’m looking forward to it.”
–Deborah Challinor, number one bestselling author and historian
“A lovely combination of historical accuracy and adventure… beautifully researched and engrossing story… kept me on the edge of my seat throughout… [it was] interwoven with New Zealand’s turbulent mid-19th century history as European settlers and Maori tribes battled. Most of all though I loved travelling… through the Waikato countryside in her bid to be reunited with Xavier. Lizzi Tremayne has stamped her mark as an excellent story teller who does her homework well and puts her knowledge to good use in her writing. I look forward to seeing what she comes up with next.”
–Shelagh Merlin, NetGalley reviewer
“Loved this book. The characters draw you in on a story filled with interest and suspense. A great read and I love how I always learn some thing from reading Lizzi Tremayne books.”
–Kate Le Petit, reader
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About the Author
Lizzi Tremayne is the writing name of Elizabeth Thompson, DVM. She grew up riding wild in the Santa Cruz Mountain redwoods, became an equine veterinarian at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and practiced in the Gold and Pony Express Country of California before emigrating to New Zealand. In the general NZ horse and vet scene, she’s practiced as an equine vet in the Waikato since 1991, served as president of the Waikato Branch NZVA, treasurer of the Western Bay Harness Club, NZEVA Dental Subcommittee member and NZ Dental Advisory Committee in Equine Dentistry.
Lizzi has two wonderful, grown-up boys, a new grandbaby, and an awesome partner in this sea of green. When she’s not writing, she’s swinging a rapier or shooting a bow in medieval garb, riding or driving a carriage, playing in the garden on her hobby farm, singing, cooking, or practicing in her equine veterinary dental specialty practice. She is multiply published and awarded in special interest magazines and veterinary periodicals.