Americans in Gumboots

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Action and Adventure  |  House: Booksie Classic
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A beautiful widow of a New Zealander arrives in Auckland with her two children to begin a new life raising beef cattle. The greenhorn farming family with their upfront personalities endear themselves to the local community and Kate receives farming advice from two consultants. The family struggles with animals, school, social life, idiom and differences in attitudes plus a kidnapping and mom's romance that appears to be failing to take-off.

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Submitted: July 27, 2007

Chapter 1 Three pairs of vulcanized-seamed rubber boots - called gumboots - were lined up like sentries at the front door of a farmho... Read Chapter

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Chapter 2 Up on the hill above the Harrington family, Tom Hawkins washed down a steak sandwich with hearty gulp of beer straight from... Read Chapter

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Chapter 3 On Saturday just as the evensong by birds bedding down for the night in surrounding trees was beginning to ebb, Stewart Sil... Read Chapter

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Chapter 4 The black Jaguar saloon nosed up the drive to the Harrington's farmhouse with the woman passenger looking at the dappled pa... Read Chapter

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Chapter 5 Preparing to turn out of the Harrington ranch on to the road that would lead them to the school, Kate looked across ready t... Read Chapter

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Chapter 6 Kate looked surprised when the children were dropped off at the gate by a different driver, rather than Coach Somebody who'... Read Chapter

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Chapter 7 It was almost midnight when farewells were exchanged on the front veranda of the Putts' home. It had been a most enjoyable ... Read Chapter

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Chapter 8 Stan and Kate were almost at their dismounting destination when a heavy boom of a rifle sounded. It must have been a warnin... Read Chapter

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Chapter 9 Stan and Kate were almost at their dismounting destination when a heavy boom of a rifle sounded. It must have been a warnin... Read Chapter

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Chapter 10 In Chicago, the attractive thirty-six year old personal assistant to one of the longest surviving chief executives at the ... Read Chapter

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Chapter 11 Monday was Sale Day - an exciting day for Kate as it was ten days since her 151 two-year-old cattle had been carted off to... Read Chapter

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