The Woman in the Green Dress

· Sold by Thomas Nelson
5 reviews

About this ebook

After her husband’s death in World War I, Fleur’s surprising inheritance takes her deep into the past—and could unravel a mystery surrounding a cursed opal, a gnarled family tree, and a sinister woman in a green dress.

1919: After a whirlwind romance, London teashop waitress Fleur Richards can’t wait for her new husband, Hugh, to return from the Great War. But when word of his death arrives on Armistice Day, Fleur learns he has left her a sizable family fortune. Refusing to accept the inheritance, she heads to his beloved home country of Australia in search of the relatives who deserve it more.

In spite of her reluctance, she soon finds herself the sole owner of a remote farm and a dilapidated curio shop full of long-forgotten artifacts, remarkable preserved creatures, and a mystery that began more than sixty-five years ago. With the help of Kip, a repatriated soldier dealing with the sobering aftereffects of war, Fleur finds herself unable to resist pulling on the threads of the past. What she finds is a shocking story surrounding an opal and a woman in a green dress. . . a story that, nevertheless, offers hope and healing for the future.

This romantic mystery from award-winning Australian novelist Tea Cooper will keep readers guessing until the astonishing conclusion.

Praise for The Woman in the Green Dress:

“Refreshing and unique, The Woman in the Green Dress sweeps you across the wild lands of Australia in a thrilling whirl of mystery, romance, and danger. This magical tale weaves together two storylines with a heart-pounding finish that is drop-dead gorgeous.” —J’nell Ciesielski, author of The Socialite

  • A USA TODAY bestseller
  • Full-length historical fiction with both mystery and romance
  • Stand-alone novel
  • Includes discussion questions for book clubs

Ratings and reviews

5 reviews
Kristina Anderson
July 17, 2020
The Woman in the Green Dress by Tea Cooper is a historical novel told with alternating points-of-view. The main POVs are Fleur Richards from 1918, Della who lives on a farm in Mogo Creek in 1853, and Stefan von Richter in 1853. I had trouble with the alternating point-of-view. When it jumps around, I cannot get into the story (and it is confusing in the beginning). The second half of the story was better and easier to read. The Woman in the Green Dress is what I call a slow starter. I would have liked a better introduction to our main characters instead of just thrown into the story. The Woman in the Green Dress has Fleur Richards wanting to learn more about her husband, Hugh. They married quickly and then he was off to fight. She had no idea that he had property in Australia. When Fleur arrives in Australia, she sets out to learn about Hugh Richards and his family. I like how everything tied together in the end. The Woman in the Green Dress has a good premise, but I wanted more depth, feeling, and details. The Woman in the Green Dress is a story about greed, deceit, murder, jealousy, taxidermy, secrets, a curio shop, a cursed opal, and one determined woman.
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About the author

Tea Cooper is an established Australian author of historical fiction. In a past life she was a teacher, a journalist, and a farmer. These days she haunts museums and indulges her passion for storytelling. She is the internationally bestselling author of several novels, including The Naturalist’s Daughter; the USA TODAY bestselling The Woman in the Green Dress; The Girl in the Painting, The Cartographer's Secret, winner of the prestigious Daphne du Maurier Award; and The Fossil Hunter.

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