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By Johanna Moran

While Henry Oades accepts an accountancy put up in New Zealand, his spouse, Margaret, and their young ones stick to him to unique Wellington. yet whereas Henry is an adventurer, Margaret isn't really. Their new house is rougher and extra rustic than they expected—and a unmarried evening of tragedy shatters the kin while the local Maori level an rebellion, kidnapping Margaret and her children.

    For months, Henry scours the encompassing wasteland, till all wish is misplaced and his spouse and youngsters are presumed useless. Grief-stricken, he books passage to California. There he marries Nancy Foreland, a tender widow with a brand new child, and it sort of feels they’ve either came across happiness in the course of their mourning—until Henry’s first spouse and kids appear, alive and having ultimately escaped captivity.

    Narrated basically by way of the 2 better halves, and in accordance with a real-life criminal case, The better halves of Henry Oades is the riveting tale of what occurs while Henry, Margaret, and Nancy face persecution for bigamy. Exploring the intricacies of marriage, the development of relatives, the altering international of the overdue 1800s, and the power of 2 impressive ladies, Johanna Moran turns this strange family’s tale into an unforgettable page-turning drama.

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