• A B.R.A.G Medallion recipient...."The historical aspects of the story are so accurate & described so perfectly that the reader will need to remind themselves that the story is fiction.... a thoroughly satisfying read... that passes the test as a work of history and is equally satisfying as a novel that will have your attention from first to last. 4 stars" - Frank O'Shea, The Irish Echo, Sydney.

  • "Vicky Adin keeps a tight rein on the alternating viewpoint and change of tone of her two main characters Emma & Charlotte. Their reactions are always credible. Their progress from antagonists to friends was seamless as the layers of the story peeled back like petals, exposing the truth at the flower's heart. Highly recommended."

  • "I thoroughly enjoyed Megan’s adventures. The author has an engaging writing style ...fast paced and kept me enthralled. The story line is unpredictable yet authentic. A book I'd recommend for book clubs."

  • "I loved the story [and] the characters... a social comment on the period in which these people lived - with votes for women, the first world war and the harshness of life in rural New Zealand.


Screen Shot 2014-02-09 at 10.43.14 AMThe PastFinders: Stories about people, their pasts and their passions.

The PastFinders weave family life and history together with love, laughter, loss and tears.


Within these pages you will find excerpts from my books, opportunities to purchase them from Amazon or within New Zealand and an extensive blog called VICKY’S MUSINGS. With over 170 articles and 13 categories, I hope you find some enjoyable reading.

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24 July

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Her Pa is dead and Gwenna has no idea how to bring his dreams for the family confectionery business to life – not while living with her stepbrother. Love offers her a way out, but when disasters strike Gwenna is left to pick up the pieces

Awarded a Gold standard Quality Mark from BooksGoSocial

An absorbing read, this fast-paced novel once again demonstrates Vicky Adin’s trade mark flair for telling great historical stories. 5 stars.


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The Girl from County Clare 

AWARDED a B.R.A.G. Medallion and compared with the writings of Catherine Cookson.

Like making lace – she pieced together a new life from a single thread of hope

Although Brigid loves her home and family she is torn. If she stays, she is another mouth to feed in a land plagued by starvation and poverty. If she leaves, she will never see any of them again. Heartbroken, Brigid boards the ship that will take her to a new life in Australia…Read More…

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TAOS COVER kindle 20Nov15The Art of Secrets

Emma wants to forget, Charlotte never can.

Together they remember.

But he who dares not grasp the thorns should never crave the rose – Anne Brontë

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The Cornish Knot

She sought solace; she found confusion

Megan is at her lowest ebb on the anniversary of her husband’s death when a mysterious parcel arrived. Intrigued by the journal written over a hundred years earlier by an unknown hand, she travels to Cornwall in search of its history.  Read More…

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TDS COVER 300 Thumb 18 NovThe Disenchanted Soldier

In 1863, young Daniel Adin, a trained soldier, embarks on an adventure of a lifetime. In pursuit of a new life and land to farm, he travels to New Zealand to fight an unknown enemy – the fearless Maori.

Courage is like love; it must have hope to nourish it —Napoleon Bonaparte

Based on a true story of New Zealand militiaman, pioneer, patriarch, pacifist.  Read More…

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My first children’s book. Based on a true event, well, most of it is…. New Zealand adventure for New Zealand children!

Print copies of Kazam! are available exclusively from me.

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