Fifteen Postcards (The Old Curiosity Shop)

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History shapes those who travel through it

Following the unexplained disappearance of her parents, and in a last ditch attempt to save the antique store she has inherited from financial ruin, Sarah Lester takes on a deceased estate. Amongst the estate is a collection of vintage postcards which lead Sarah on a journey through time.

Sarah is unprepared for what these postcards hint at about their reclusive former owner, and soon they complicate her life in unimaginable ways, transporting her to Victorian London, colonial New Zealand and to the British Raj in India. Sarah has to fight her twenty-first century instincts, and a century of emancipation, to survive.

Traversing three continents and two centuries, where tiger hunts and ruby necklaces are irrevocably entwined with murders and mysteries, auction houses and antiquities, Sarah is drawn into the enigma that could solve her parents' disappearance, and the question of should she stay or should she go, gets harder and harder to answer, the deeper she delves into the past.

Perfect for fans of the Outlander series and lovers of The Time Travelers Wife.

What people are saying about Fifteen Postcards:

"If history lessons had been this entertaining, I would have scored an A+!." -Andrene Low, author of the Excess Baggage series

"This story is one for devotees of adventurous historical fiction and tales of plucky young women finding their feet." -Stephanie Jones, CoastFM Book Reviewer

"I think the author has done a commendable job in bringing the story to life and it's obvious that she has used extensive historical research to ensure that the story always feels authentic and that's not an easy feat to pull off." -JaffaReadsToo, Book Blogger

"Kirsten McKenzie has written a very unusual novel: part time travel, part historical, and part antique review. Sarah's adventures in other times and other continents, linked together by the postcards and the antiques, are well researched and entertainingly written." -Historical Novel Society

What reviewers are saying about Kirsten McKenzie:

"McKenzie has done a spectacular job of combining well-researched history with a hint of mysterious intrigue." -Anxious Canadian Blog

"Kirsten McKenzie has written an excellent foray into historical fiction. I'm honestly not quite sure how she was able to keep up with and integrate the different settings, time periods, and characters without losing her place. But she managed it magnificently." -Author Sean Whittaker

"McKenzie's descriptions of the shop are well drawn and wonderfully evoke the jumbled chaos of layers of leftovers from centuries of everyday life." -NZBookLovers blog

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About the Author:

For many years Kirsten McKenzie worked in her family's antique store, where she went from being allowed to sell the 50c postcards to selling $5,000 Worcester vases and seventeenth century silverware, providing a unique insight into the world of antiques which touches every aspect of her writing.

Now a full time author, her historical fiction novels Fifteen Postcards and its sequel The Last Letter have been described as 'Time Travellers Wife meets The Far Pavilions', and 'Antiques Roadshow gone viral'.

Her horror novel Painted was released in June 2017.

She lives in New Zealand with her husband, daughters, and her SPCA rescue cat, and can be found procrastinating on Twitter.

Review:

"If history lessons had been this entertaining, I would have scored an A+!." -Andrene Low, author of the Excess Baggage series

"This story is one for devotees of adventurous historical fiction and tales of plucky young women finding their feet." -Stephanie Jones, CoastFM Book Reviewer

"I think the author has done a commendable job in bringing the story to life and it's obvious that she has used extensive historical research to ensure that the story always feels authentic and that's not an easy feat to pull off." -JaffaReadsToo, Book Blogger

"Kirsten McKenzie has written a very unusual novel: part time travel, part historical, and part antique review. Sarah's adventures in other times and other continents, linked together by the postcards and the antiques, are well researched and entertainingly written. This is a very striking debut novel with an ending that is unexpected and implies a sequel. I await that sequel with interest." -Historical Novel Society

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