About Vicky Adin

Vicky Adin is an award winning New Zealand historical fiction author. She lives on the North Shore of Auckland within walking distance of the beach, the coffee shops and inspiration.

Three words sum up her passion in life: family, history and language.

After decades of genealogical research and a life-long love affair with words she has combined her skills to write poignant novels that weave family and history together, based on real people, with real experiences, in a way that makes the past come alive.

Vicky is particularly fascinated by the 19th Century pioneers who undertook hazardous journeys to find a better life. Especially the women, who needed strength of mind and body to survive, let alone flourish, in a new country still coming to terms with its existence. Being a genealogist in love with history, these men and women and their descendants drive her stories

Vicky Adin holds a MA(Hons) in English and Education. When not writing you will find her reading; travelling (especially caravanning and cruising) with her husband and biggest fan; spending time with her family, walking or gardening

Vicky Adin’s Books

The Costumier’s Gift

Why does a stranger hold the key to unlocking Katie’s family secrets? Continuing the family sagas of ‘Brigid The Girl from County Clare’ and ‘Gwenna the Welsh Confectioner’ 1903 Jane is the talented principal costumier at Auckland’s Opera House in its Edwardian heyday. She thrives in this place where she can hide from her pain… [Read More]

The Art of Secrets

Emma wants to forget, Charlotte never can. Together they remember Emma is an enterprising young journalist with a bright future, but her life and career are falling apart. She agrees to interview the ageing and reclusive, best-selling author Charlotte Day. Preferring her roses to people, Charlotte has a reputation for being cantankerous and is highly… [Read More]

The Cornish Knot

Can one woman’s secrets change the life of another a century later? 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. Shocked by what… [Read More]

The Disenchanted Soldier

From soldier to pacifist 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. A hundred and thirty years later, Libby is fascinated by the stories… [Read More]

Gwenna The Welsh Confectioner

Against overwhelming odds, can she save her legacy? Amid the bustling vibrancy of Auckland’s Karangahape Road, Gwenna Price’s passion is making sweets. Her pa had great plans for the family confectionery business when they emigrated from the valleys of Wales looking for a new life, but he died all too soon. Gwenna promised she would… [Read More]

Brigid The Girl from County Clare

Like making lace – she pieced together a new life from a single thread of hope Brigid loves her home and family, but 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,… [Read More]

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The travel bug

Posted by: Vicky Adin   |   February 03, 2018

Author Interviews

Posted by: Vicky Adin   |   July 25, 2017

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  • Vicky Adin posted an update 6 months, 1 week ago

    It’s true when they say life is like a box of chocolates (thanks Forrest Gump). because you never know what you’re gonna get. That’s me – and this year in particular. In the midst of packing up and selling our house to build a new one, I’ve released a new book -The Costumier’s Gift – in both ebook and paperback. But with books and building n…[Read more]

  • Why does a stranger hold the key to unlocking Katie’s family secrets?
    Continuing the family sagas of ‘Brigid The Girl from County Clare’ and ‘Gwenna the Welsh Confectioner’

    1903 Jane is the talented p […]

  • It’s been a while since I last posted here, and I’ve got so much to tell you. I’m so excited…
    I’ve rebranded all my covers – as you can see on my profile page.
    And I have a new release due out in May – ‘The Costumier’s Gift’ is the dual-timeline sequel continuing the family sagas of Brigid The Girl from County Clare and Gwenna The Welsh…[Read more]

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