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Ross Richdale's Novels

I am a New Zealander and the author of over forty novels, contemporary, historical and science fiction. Latest news and pictures about my books will be brought to you here.

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Azure Sea Gold

In April 1945 U-boat U-2072 carrying Nazi gold heads to Argentina. On board is Kapitanleutnant Friedrichand’s fiancée, Kristin Dassmer. The U-boat is sunk by American torpedo bombers off the Bahamas. Kristin finds herself in a lifeboat with Bern Munkelt, the man she is to spend the rest of her life with. They are rescued by Danardo Rolle and taken to a remote island where her adventures begin.More Info

 

Countess in Exile

In 1939 Poland, all teenage Countess Anna Vladisciuszko wants is to lead an ordinary life but the world won’t let her. Nazis hate her grandmother’s Jewish ancestry while after the war; communists hate the old aristocracy of pre-war Poland. This is a story of human endurance that reaches across the world from Europe to New Zealand through the second half of the twentieth century.More Info.

 

Liberty & Opportunity

In 1898 Amanda elopes with Jack and develops a publishing empire. Daughter, Dorothy falls in love with a soldier about to be charged for desertion from the trenches in WW1. In World War 11, Cindy becomes a Land Girl in war torn England and tragedy strikes the family. Each period has drama and sometimes tragedy, but vividly illustrates the determination of each woman to enrich her life. More Info.

 

Wind Across the Playground

In 1977, Neil Overworth arrives to take charge of a two teacher rural school in the South Island of New Zealand with his partner, liberated Lisa.  She is one of the five women who has a profound affect on his life through the next quarter a century. There are tragedies along the way, changing attitudes and the profound love that keeps him going through good times and bad.More Info