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The Midnight Dress
by Karen Foxlee
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0375856455, Hardcover)Quiet misfit Rose doesn't expect to fall in love with the sleepy beach town of Leonora. Nor does she expect to become fast friends with beautiful, vivacious Pearl Kelly, organizer of the high school float at the annual Harvest Festival parade. It's better not to get too attached when Rose and her father live on the road, driving their caravan from one place to the next whenever her dad gets itchy feet. But Rose can't resist the mysterious charms of the town or the popular girl, try as she might.
Pearl convinces Rose to visit Edie Baker, once a renowned dressmaker, now a rumored witch. Together Rose and Edie hand-stitch an unforgettable dress of midnight blue for Rose to wear at the Harvest Festival—a dress that will have long-lasting consequences on life in Leonora, a dress that will seal the fate of one of the girls. Karen Foxlee's breathtaking novel weaves friendship, magic, and a murder mystery into something moving, real, and distinctly original.
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When Rose Lovell and her father arrive in a north Queensland sugarcane town, she knows how it will go: her father will dry out for a while, then binge at the pub one night. The next morning he'll start packing. By lunchtime they'll be gone. But this time seems different.
An edition of this book was published by Penguin Australia.
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