Listen to Mixed Blessings

The Applecross Saga
Audiobook 5, Mixed Blessings
written by Amanda Giorgis
auto-narrated by Anya

The girls are growing up. Not for them the daily grind of family life. Not yet anyway. After all, it is 1873. Women have more opportunities than ever before, especially in New Zealand in an era of great prosperity and progress.

Five years have passed since we last visited the Mackenzies. Applecross sheep station is thriving, more people than ever have made it their home. There are changes everywhere, big and small, but James and Sophia remain the solid, dependable mainstay of life in the rural community. Until a dramatic incident rocks the very foundations of Mackenzie’s Basin.

We join Heather, Caroline and Adey Rose, daughters of the Basin, as they blossom into young ladies, find their feet in the burgeoning city of Christchurch and take their first hesitant steps into the world of romance.

However, the draw of Applecross is strong……..

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What people say

Had me in tears at the end, but the story was wonderfully written. A must read for lovers of family history. Look forward hopefully to the next enthralling novel in the life at McKenzie Basin.

‘Mixed Blessings’ is the fifth book in the Applecross saga, but it stands alone as a work of art! The lives of the characters are unfolded expertly, set in 19th century New Zealand and full of historical context, enhancing the storyline. The events determining people’s lives are sometimes dramatic, and sometimes ordinary, as in life. I became totally engrossed in the circumstances which led to the actions taken by the different characters. Sophia and James and their family and friends continue to enthral. I can’t wait for the next book, please!

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