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When Rosa finds tarot cards hidden in her mother's wardrobe, she also ends up discovering some buried family history - and a lot about herself.

Rosa is surprised to discover tarot cards hidden in the wardrobe of her down-to-earth mum. Inextricably drawn to the cards, Rosa is rather shocked to find that she has a talent for using them - but even more shocked by her mother's fierce reaction to this. Unable now to resist the temptation to discover more, Rosa delves into her mother's background and finds it weirdly tangled with that of the mother of her new friend, Andy. As the two of them investigate what happened when their mothers were young, they tentatively develop their own feelings for each other too.


This is an original engrossing book, with a great plot that will keep readers eagerly turning the pages.

Write Away!

An enjoyable drama which builds to a satisfying resolution.

The Scotsman

It's a rich, fluent and charming book for girld aged 13 and up.

Claire MacDonald, The School Librarian

This original and thought provoking book is a great summer read, telling a witty and often emotional journey.

Daily Echo

A great read

South Wales Argus

Excellent story, hot characters. This one just rattles along, with beautiful dialect dialogue and family tensions. Teenage girls who pore over horoscopes and worry about boys will love this one!


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    August 1, 2011

    RHCP Digital

    256 pages

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  • The Tarot Reader's Daughter
    Helen Dunwoodie



    April 3, 2006

    Corgi Childrens

    256 pages

    RRP $18.99

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