Welcome to the website of author Jude Thomas

My historical novels are set in New Zealand during the Victorian era, but they are far from grim or gothic. Behind those challenging eyes, life is full of love, laughter, tragedy and true grit.

Set in the southern city of Dunedin, Southern Gold and its sequel Threads of Gold tell it as it was  - not what was taught in history class! A reader says:

'Billie is the sassiest young heroine I've met for a long time. Is she a little naive, or is she just darn sharp?'

This is the child:  the foundling from the slums, who has more gumption than most.

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This is the woman:  now society's darling, who will rarely take 'no' for an answer.

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