Australian and New Zealand cover of White Gardenia historical fiction novel by Belinda Alexandra.

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Epic and passionate, White Gardenia will sweep you away …

'Mama, Mama,' I said to myself, 'keep safe. You will survive, and I will survive, until we can find each other again.'

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 harshness 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 incident and historical detail, this is a compelling and beautifully written tale about yearning and forgiveness.

‘an incredible novel that has stayed with me for years
‘Belinda creates characters that are impossible not to fall in love with, and she’s a natural storyteller who artfully blends historical detail with fiction’
Author Soraya M. Lane on

‘A passionate and powerful family saga’
— Australian Women’s Weekly

‘Depicts vividly the powerful lifelong bond between mothers and daughters’
— Paullina Simons

‘I've found myself another favourite author
— Bettina, Goodreads

‘This book had me hooked from the very first sentence.’
— Bingeing On Books

‘Riveting, riveting, riveting.’

‘This was a thunderous story, deeply emotional and one I couldn’t put down.’
— Booktalk with Eileen

Product Details:
PRINT ISBN: 9780732280758
Publisher: HarperCollins Australia
Published: 31st August 2005
Pages: 496
Historical Fiction

'Belinda Alexandra is a master at keeping the pages turning' — Herald Sun