White Gardenia

White Gardenia

A Novel

Book - 2015
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From internationally bestselling author Belinda Alexandra comes a sweeping, emotional journey that "depicts vividly the powerful lifelong bond between mothers and daughters" (Paullina Simons, author of The Bronze Horseman ).

In a district of the city of Harbin, a haven for White Russian families since Russia's Communist Revolution, Alina Kozlova must make a heartbreaking decision if her only child, Anya, is to survive the final days of World War II.

White Gardenia sweeps across cultures and continents, from the glamorous nightclubs of Shanghai to the austerity of Cold War Soviet Russia in the 1960s, from a desolate island in the Pacific Ocean to a new life in post-war Australia. Both mother and daughter must make sacrifices, but is the price too high? Most importantly of all, will they ever find each other again?

Rich in historical detail and reminiscent of stories by Kate Morton and Lucinda Riley, White Gardenia is a compelling and beautifully written tale about yearning, longing, and the lengths a mother will go to protect her child.
Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2015, c2002.
Edition: 1st Gallery Books trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9781476790312
Branch Call Number: ALE
Characteristics: viii, 481 p. ; 21 cm.


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Jun 30, 2016

This was a wonderful book. Very gripping and interesting. Love the story and all the characters.

Jul 25, 2013

I loved this book. A truly sad story of a mother and daughter separated at the end of WWII and Anya's quest to find her mother again. I felt the end was almost rushed but I enjoyed the first half tremendously.

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