About Vicky


Meet Vicky

Welcome, to the home of Vicky Adin... author of genealogy inspired Women's Historical Fiction set in New Zealand

The New Zealand Immigrant Collection, six heart-warming, multi-generational family sagas, inspired by true life stories of early immigrants overcoming the odds.

The Art of Secrets series: Dual-timeline stories about finding your roots.
Book 1: The Art of Secrets / Book 2: Elinor (2022) / Book 3: Lucy (2023)

AVAILABLE NOW .... Book 3: LUCY. The Suffragist: a compelling tale of the courageous women who fought for their right to vote  GET IT HERE

Emma’s curiosity is piqued by a gutsy young climate change campaigner with an antique trinket box full of women’s rights badges, but tracing their history puts her future at risk 


Vicky is an avid genealogist in love with history who explores themes of family, loyalty, home and belonging, and weaves mysteries, both past and present, into family life with love, laughter, and tears.

Through her stories, you can journey alongside the immigrants as they cross the oceans for a better life, or follow their descendants as they uncover the secrets of bygone days.

You won't be disappointed.


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The man who dominated the headlines…

Continuing the theme of my previous blogs on historical research for my current novel, I discovered that 1852 was a quite a significant year. Did you know that Arthur Wellesley (né Wesley) was twice Prime Minister of England and was given a state funeral at the insistence of Queen Victoria? Do you know who he was better known as – this man of Anglo-Irish heritage from a noble but indebted family? He was commissioned as an ensign in the British…

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