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This one of the heroine in search of family themed stories Maria is invited to accompany a New Zealander home from England not long after she discovers her father may have family.Alberta takes Maria to the family estate where she immediately feels connected to the extended family IN particular to Struan Manderville, the adopted grandson of the owners.The romance is complicated by friends and a potential romantic interest for Struan and also by the family connection Maria discovers with the Man This one of the heroine in search of family themed stories Maria is invited to accompany a New Zealander home from England not long after she discovers her father may have family.Alberta takes Maria to the family estate where she immediately feels connected to the extended family IN particular to Struan Manderville, the adopted grandson of the owners.The romance is complicated by friends and a potential romantic interest for Struan and also by the family connection Maria discovers with the Manderville s.With the usual extended cast of characters, lovely New Zealand scenery and the obligatory historical touches this was an enjoyable read Maybe it was the age of the book, but I just couldn t connect with the characters The twist was also predictable, as I had guessed what was going to happen quite early into the book. Another old favorite I remembered parts of the story, but had forgotten others It does start out rather slowly, first introducing the main characters Then there is the voyage from England to New Zealand once they arrive there the story really takes off Maria Willoughby, a nurse, has recently lost her mother, as well as her beloved stepfather, who had adopted her as a child Though she doesn t remember it, Maria was born in New Zealand, but her father had abandoned her mother before he even Another old favorite I remembered parts of the story, but had forgotten others It does start out rather slowly, first introducing the main characters Then there is the voyage from England to New Zealand once they arrive there the story really takes off Maria Willoughby, a nurse, has recently lost her mother, as well as her beloved stepfather, who had adopted her as a child Though she doesn t remember it, Maria was born in New Zealand, but her father had abandoned her mother before he even knew about her So she welcomes the chance to accompany a patient home to New Zealand, and possibly follow the small clues she has to find her father s family But not her father She is warmly welcomed by her patient s family, and begins to wish her own family would be as welcoming though she could do without Struan Mandeville Or could she There are clues and hints to the solution to the mystery, but Maria doesn t always pick up on them If she had, she might have been saved some heartburning Excellent characterization, fascinating setting, wonderful descriptions as always of the beautiful scenery, and an intriguing plot combine into an excellent story Recommended This is one of the early Mills and Boon novels I read and remember itfor nostalgia and the environment the author depicted than the brilliance of plot I remember it for tworeasons, one that it described the birth of a baby which at that time went quite over my head and I spent quite some time figuring how it was happening lol The second reason is because soon after it, I read an Indian language book with much the same trope and I believe it must have been copied from this book Of This is one of the early Mills and Boon novels I read and remember itfor nostalgia and the environment the author depicted than the brilliance of plot I remember it for tworeasons, one that it described the birth of a baby which at that time went quite over my head and I spent quite some time figuring how it was happening lol The second reason is because soon after it, I read an Indian language book with much the same trope and I believe it must have been copied from this book Of course in both, things end happily ever after I ve readof Essie s books but remember this most of all [ FREE PDF ] ♠ The Tender Leaves ☮ Maria had never known her father and didn t particularly regret the fact Nevertheless, she did have a lot of curiosity about him, and she very much wanted to go to New Zealand to see if she could find any trace of him So it was a stroke of luck when old Mrs Alberta Jensen offered to pay her fare there in return for looking after her on the journey, although Maria could have done without Mrs Jensen s disapproving great nephew Struan Manderville, who suspected her of being little better than a gold digger But could Maria really do without Struan Touch Not the Cat she did have a lot of curiosity about him The Charmer’s Box and she very much wanted to go to New Zealand to see if she could find any trace of him So it was a stroke of luck when old Mrs Alberta Jensen offered to pay her fare there in return for looking after her on the journey The Charmer’s Box: Poetry although Maria could have done without Mrs Jensen s disapproving great nephew Struan Manderville Red Roots (Vampire Empire, who suspected her of being little better than a gold digger But could Maria really do without Struan I loved the descriptions in the book The story was intriguing with family secrets and the slow revelations of how the family evolved.