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Kindness of Your Nature [Kindle Edition]

Linda Olsson
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Marion Flint lives alone on the wild west coast of New Zealand's North Island. One day she meets a small boy, Ika, on the empty, rugged beach, and an unlikely friendship begins between the Swedish doctor and the solemn child with webbed feet and a fear of being touched.

As Marion's involvement with Ika deepens she is forced to revisit her own lonely childhood in Sweden, where neglect and a destructive home environment had deadly consequences. But Marion's most deeply buried hurt is that she had to lose the love of her life twice over.

As Marion and Ika grow closer, both begin to learn that human closeness can heal as well as destroy, and when it looks like Ika might have to return to his dysfunctional family, Marion must fight for him to stay with her &- for his sake and hers.

Set on the desolate, moody coastline near Kawhia, this beautifully written and insightful novel paints a warm and sensitive portrait of the many forms love takes &- the destructive, the forbidden and, ultimately, the healing.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 765 KB
  • Print Length: 190 pages
  • Publisher: NZ ePenguin (3 Oct. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BB3XUMU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #466,095 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful! 1 Mar. 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I loved this story from Linda Olsson. Her writing is so gentle and descriptive I wanted to read it all the time. I read Astrid and Veronica a few years ago and this book is just as good.
It tells of a lonely woman who befriends a little boy on a beach. The story is so moving I found myself holding my breath when I read the pieces in the book of Mariannes childhood, it was heartbreaking.
I have just ordered A Sonata for Miriam, L.Olssons other book and I cannot wait for it to arrive. I cannot recommend this book enough!
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4.0 out of 5 stars A real gem! 6 April 2013
By Narelle - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Retired Swedish doctor, Marion Flint, lives alone on the wild west coast of New Zealand's North Island. One day she meets a small boy, Ika, on the empty, rugged beach, and an unlikely friendship develops between the two. Ika's withdrawn nature and fear of being touched arouse strong feelings of compassion in Marion and, as she becomes more involved in his life, long-suppressed memories of her own traumatic past surface. This is a beautiful, but shocking, story with several twists and turns in the plot that take the reader by surprise. The only thing I didn't like about this book was its title, which initially put me off reading it. Had it not been up for discussion in my bookclub, I would have overlooked this gem.
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly a wonderful read 2 Sept. 2013
By Maureen K Burley - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
As always once I start to read Linda Olsson I find it very hard to put down. Kindness of your nature once again took me to places that are full of meaning ,loss and wonder .This book is a great read , thank you so much Linda for your insight and your beautiful written words
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