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Im Schatten des Kauribaums From the author of Toward the Sea of Freedom comes a novel of the triumphs tragedies and courage of two women bravely changing the tide of history As the nineteenth century draws to a close the struggle for women’s suffrage has finally reached New Zealand But when the tide of change rolls in it threatens to engulf two young women from very different backgrounds who are coming of age amid the tumultTorn between the two worlds that make up her heritage Matariki Drury is the daughter of a successful white businesswoman and a descendant of Maori royalty Scarred by poverty and hoping to make a new life for herself in this strange and forbidding land Violet Paisley is the middle child of a poor Welsh coal mining familyDrawn together by their shared commitment to social change and tested by traumas that neither of them could foresee these two independent minded women will find themselves thrust onto the front lines of the fight for eual rights and racial justice To win their place in this world they must learn to rise above their personal pain and choose a path of reconciliation rather than retribution


10 thoughts on “Im Schatten des Kauribaums

  1. Debby Debby says:

    Audiobook ReviewSarah Lark has done an outstanding job of presenting women’s plight and struggle as well as a vast history of New ZealandBeneath the Kauri Tree is the story of Matariki Drury the daughter of Michael and Lizzi She is caught between two worlds once of her tribal heritage and the other as the daughter of successful parents I was glad that I delved into this second book right after the first as the story was a bit consuming and longseems a common theme for Sarah Lark with this particular trilogy However she develops and flows her stories very well especially with this one providing romantic descriptions at a minimalThis story also re introduces Kathleen and her new husband as well as other characters from the first in the series I thought Anne Flosnik did a very good job with the narration and this would have rated 4 Stars if it hadn’t been so lengthy35 Stars


  2. Lauren Lauren says:

    I enjoyed the book but this one dragged a bit I find it fascinating to read historical novels about New Zealand Here in the US we know so little about it


  3. Denise Denise says:

    Set in late 19th century New Zealand this is the second part of a trilogy following the and less intertwined lives of a number of characters from different backgrounds over many years While I haven't read the first book the story was easy to get into without having all that background knowledge I did enjoy parts of it uite a bit but felt it could have been a couple hundred pages shorter at least eventually I just got tired of too many everyday details and uninteresting encounters bogging down the story Nevertheless I will probably get around to reading the other two parts eventually as I really liked the setting


  4. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    More like 35 stars Not as good as Toward The Sea of Freedom but still a page turner The big flaw was believing that not one but TWO of our heroines would fall for the sociopath Colin Coltrane But Lark made up for that with the Heather Lena romance followed by the Heather Chloe romance The historical context is interesting as always as is the feminist message—pretty rare in a romance novel Overall an enjoyable read although I’m not sure I’ll pick up the third novel


  5. Megan Megan says:

    I read this as a buddy read with a friend and so I'm putting in my thoughts from each stageI've read Child of the stars partview spoiler Did you think it was interesting that the baby wasn't Michael's? I thought it wasn't but if I remember rightly the baby was implied to be his Also interesting Kathleen Peter meeting Violet and her family Wondering if they're replacing Claire hide spoiler


  6. Bookfan36 Bookfan36 says:

    Brief synopsis from the book coverAs the nineteenth century draws to a close the struggle for women’s suffrage has finally reached New Zealand But when the tide of change rolls in it threatens to engulf two young women from very different backgrounds who are coming of age amid the tumultTorn between the two worlds that make up her heritage Matariki Drury is the daughter of a successful white businesswoman and a descendant of Maori royalty Scarred by poverty and hoping to make a new life for herself in this strange and forbidding land Violet Paisley is the middle child of a poor Welsh coal mining familyDrawn together by their shared commitment to social change and tested by traumas that neither of them could foresee these two independent minded women will find themselves thrust onto the front lines of the fight for eual rights and racial justice To win their place in this world they must learn to rise above their personal pain and choose a path of reconciliation rather than retributionStory 4 out of 5 starsWriting 3 out of 5 starsCharacter development 35 out of 5 starsOverall 35 out of 5 starsReviewThis is the second book in the Kauri Trilogy As the story is easy to follow you can read each of the books in the series separately The story is well written and is set in an historical interesting time for New Zealand It gives you an inside into the Maori wars on the one side and the women movement on the other side As usual in Sarah Lark’s books the women are strong and possess endurance It is not difficult to like them and soon you find yourself cheering them on wanting them to overcome their difficulties and have the life they so deserve The scenery is vividly described it’s like you are really there The only thing that I struggled with the book was a little bit longwinded at times lots of mundane scenes where nothing really happened I felt it did not really add to the story in fact it was distracting and made it harder to keep going with the book I am glad that I persisted as once you get past it; it’s a fascinating story with interesting characters well worth a readIf you like previous books by this author you will also enjoy this book Fans of historical fiction and women’s fiction will defiantly like itReview copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for a honest review


  7. Cindy Woods Cindy Woods says:

    Amazing political storyWhat a great history lesson I learned a lot about the much advanced suffrage movement in New Zealand due to this author's creative plot based on fact Also the movement by the Maori peoples to retain their land from greedy government officials and complicit whites Being a white woman in a long term interracial marriage none of the government tactics in this book were incomprehensible I've lived it while also being politically involved So it wasn't much of a stretch for me to believe or understandThe plot is a a continuation of the first book in this series based on several women's lives mostly in New Zealand The physicalsexual abuses perpetrated against women as a whole coupled with racial discrimination as an accepted practice are still seem today This story deals with the latter years of the 19th century when women began to fight back The author magnificently weaves a tale where the intersecting lives of these women are told as their demands for change are outlined Each has their own very specific story to tell as religion political movements and interracial relationships are examined Very well done The characters are well described and each seem to individually go through metamorphic changes as they gain motivation and courage Another amazing part of this book is the Maori peace movement long before Mahat Ghandi This was new information to me and extremely interesting I'm blown away by the courage of these tribal people I highly recommend to readers of historical fiction uite remarkable


  8. Leah Leah says:

    I received a copy of this as part of a goodreads giveaway Honestly a 25 This book was so boring It was a struggle to get through it This book has been translated from the original German so that could partly be due to the translator but even the characters were shallow and unlike able This is one of those generational sagas which I honestly usually enjoy Although this was the second book of a trilogy I read it as a stand alone and had no issue following the story It is basically the story of New Zealand at the end of the 19th century There are 2 families whose history and present seem to continue to intertwine as they so often do in these types of sagas This volume focuses on 2 girls Violet the poor daughter of a miner who immigrates from Wales and Matariki the half Maori half white daughter of rich settlers At first I was interested in Violet’s story It seemed the most realistic Her horrible father drags her and her siblings to New Zealand after her mother’s death and life is even terrible in New Zealand than it was in Wales I did however find her naïveté misplaced And she constantly allowed bad things to happen to her It got old Matariki on the other hand I disliked immensely from the start She flip flopped between being utterly stupid to being highly capable Intelligent to naive and worse from being a spoiled white girl to being wholly Maori to being a spoiled white girl again I pictured Scarlett OHara saying “fiddle deedee” I won’t be reading the rest of the trilogy Sorry


  9. Carol Mandel Carol Mandel says:

    I pre ordered this book as I finished up the first book It is a bit frustrating that the author alternates chapters between characters however I find Sarah Lark to be an interesting author with good character development I did learn a lot about the early Maori culture and a bit about the suffragette movement in New Zealand than I really wanted to know Kiwi women won the vote much earlier than any other countries that was a surprise to me Other than that I did enjoy the book and look forward to the third in this trilogy


  10. rob rob says:

    DisappointedI already know the first book of this series had prostitution and women who were loose with their morals However I was not able to finished after 34th of the book because the author introduced same sex relations among women There was no need to go all into details with that there should have been a warning in the book description Not everyone wants to read books with that in itespecially it being historical I was looking to see and hoping to see how some of the characters life turned out


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