From the beloved bestselling author of katherine and Dragonwyck, this is a romantic tale of history and adventure “characterized by an authentic sense of time” The New York Times Book Review. Bound by his vow to her dying mother, Rumon brings Merewyn safely to England, keeping hidden the shameful secret of her birth.
Avalon: A Novel #ad - The last quarter of the tenth century was a time of conflict and exploration—while the Anglo-Saxons fought against the Vikings, Norsemen voyaged into the unknown looking for new lands to pillage, and so discovered America. He considers his responsibility ended. And he will journey across the Atlantic to find her again .
. . He had visions of the islands of the blessed, or rain, “where falls not hail, perhaps King Arthur’s Avalon, or any snow. Merewyn grew up in savage cornwall—a lonely girl, sustained by stubborn courage and belief in her descent from great King Arthur.
Dragonwyck: A NovelMariner Books #ad - He has invited one of their daughters for an extended visit at his Hudson Valley estate, Dragonwyck. Eighteen-year-old miranda, bored with her local suitors and commonplace life on the farm, leaps at the chance for an escape. In the spring of 1844, the wells family receives a letter from a distant relative, the wealthy landowner Nicholas Van Ryn.
. A novel of seduction, mystery, and danger set in New York’s Hudson Valley in the nineteenth century, by the author of Foxfire. There was, a way of life such as this, on the Hudson, and there was a house not unlike Dragonwyck . . . Anya seton masterfully tells the heart-stopping story of a remarkable woman, her remarkable passions, and the mystery that resides in the magnificent hallways of Dragonwyck.
Dragonwyck: A Novel #ad - She immediately falls under the spell of both the master and his mansion, flowering gardens, mesmerized by the Gothic towers, and luxurious lifestyle—but unaware of the dark, terrible secrets that await.
Devil WaterMariner Books #ad - Miss seton’s narrative is richly buttressed with the results of scrupulous research on the personages and the period. Set in the northumbrian wilds, teeming london, passion, and colonial virginia—where Jenny eventually settled on the estate of the famous William Byrd of Westover—Jenny’s story reveals one young woman’s loyalty, and courage as she struggles in a life divided between the Old World and the New.
This fiercely beautiful novel tells the true story of Charles Radcliffe, and of Jenny, a Catholic nobleman who joined the short-lived Jacobite rebellion of 1715, his daughter by a secret marriage. Her sole purpose is to tell a rousing good tale plainly and simply and this she does admirably. New york Herald Tribune.
Devil Water #ad - A historical novel based on a true story of the Jacobite rebellion, from “a writer who has a special feeling for the dramatic” Chicago Tribune.
The Hearth and Eagle: A NovelMariner Books #ad - A saga set in the coastal town of Marblehead, Massachussetts, by the New York Times–bestselling author of Katherine and other acclaimed historical novels. Miss seton handles her clan cleverly. . . . In all this the house itself stands as an eloquent reminder of Yankee staunchness. Saturday review of literature “Skillfully weaves the events of the time .
The Hearth and Eagle: A Novel #ad - . . An excellent read. The historical Novels Review. Inspired by research into her own family history, novelist Anya Seton created this compelling tale of New England, set in a “sea-girdled town of rocks and winding lanes and clustered old houses. It is not only the story of marblehead dating back to its earliest settlement, and of a family who stayed there in the Hearth and Eagle Inn; it is also the story of Hesper Honeywood, full of triumph and tragedy, a passionate young woman whose long and dramatic life, was interwoven with the history of both.
The Turquoise: A NovelMariner Books #ad - In 1850, as her mother lay dying and a priest stood by, Santa Fe Cameron was named by her Scottish father after the town in which she had just been born. The life of santa Fe Cameron lingers long in memory. Springfield Republican. A novel of a girl’s journey from an orphaned childhood in New Mexico to an opulent life in Gilded Age New York, by the author of Avalon.
Shortly thereafter, a navajo shaman recognized psychic power in the orphan girl, and gave her a turquoise pendant as a keepsake. For “fey, ” life is made up of violent contrasts: the rough wagon that brings her East and the scented carriages waiting before her own Fifth Avenue mansion; the glittering world of the Astors and a dreary cell in the Tombs.
Seton, has a gaudy vitality all her own, at her best, and a sure sense of theatre. Filled with color, foxfire, this is a stirring historical saga from the author of Katherine, and rich period detail, and starring an unforgettable heroine, excitement, and many other novels. This reader for one enjoyed The Turquoise enormously.
The Turquoise: A Novel #ad - The new york times “with accurate historical background, Anya Seton has constructed a touchingly tragic story of a girl who tried so hard to find happiness that she lost everything in her search. This turquoise, the indian symbol of the spirit, will dominate her life—even after she leaves the simple beauty of her native New Mexico to search for happiness in the glamorous New York of the 1870s.
At seven years old, she would also lose her father.
Elizabeth of York: A Tudor Queen and Her WorldBallantine Books #ad - Her birth was greeted with as much pomp and ceremony as that of a male heir. As richard’s wife, there were murmurs that the king sought to marry his niece Elizabeth, Anne Neville, was dying, knowing that most people believed her to be England’s rightful queen. This is a must-read for tudor fans!”—Historical Novels Review “This bracing biography reveals a woman of integrity, who.
. Weir addresses elizabeth’s possible role in this and her covert support for Henry Tudor, the exiled pretender who defeated Richard at the Battle of Bosworth and was crowned Henry VII, first sovereign of the House of Tudor. Elizabeth’s subsequent marriage to Henry united the houses of York and Lancaster and signaled the end of the Wars of the Roses.
Elizabeth of York: A Tudor Queen and Her World #ad - . Drawing from a rich trove of historical records, weir gives a long overdue and much-deserved look at this unforgettable princess whose line descends to today’s British monarch—a woman who overcame tragedy and danger to become one of England’s most beloved consorts. Praise for elizabeth of York “Weir tells Elizabeth’s story well.
. Helped her husband lay strong groundwork for the success of the new Tudor dynasty.
Green DarknessMariner Books #ad - A wise mystic realizes that Celia can escape her past only by reliving it. The theme of this book is reincarnation, an attempt to show the interplay—the law of cause and effect, good and evil, among certain individual souls in two periods of English history. Green darkness is the story of a great love, suspense, in which mysticism, and mystery form a web of good and evil forces that stretches from Tudor England to the England of the twentieth century.
The marriage of the englishman richard Marsdon and his young American wife Celia slowly turns tragic as Richard withdraws into himself and Celia suffers a debilitating emotional breakdown. She journeys back four hundred years to her former life as the servant girl Celia de Bohun during the reign of Edward VI - and her doomed love affair with the chaplain Stephen Marsdon.
Green Darkness #ad - Although celia and stephen can’t escape the horrifying consequences of their love, fate and time offer them another chance for redemption.
KatherineMariner Books #ad - Anya seton's vivid rendering of the lives of the Duke and Duchess of Lancaster makes Katherine an unmistakable classic. A glorious example of romance in its most classic literary sense: exhilarating, exuberant, and rich with the jeweled tones of England in the 1300s. Austin chroniclekatherine is an epic novel of a love affair that changed history—that of Katherine Swynford and John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, the ancestors of most of the British royal family.
Within this era of danger and romance, the king’s son, John of Gaunt, falls passionately in love with the already-married Katherine. Their affair persists through decades of war, adultery, loneliness, murder, and redemption. Set in the vibrant fourteenth century of chaucer and the black death, and the magnificent Plantagenets—Edward III, the Black Prince, the story features knights fighting in battle, serfs struggling in poverty, and Richard II—who rule despotically over a court rotten with intrigue.
Winter IslesCorvus #ad - In twelfth-century scotland, the Winter Isles are riven by vicious warfare, far removed from the courtly manners of the Lowland, plots and battles. Into this hard, seafaring life is born a boy called Somerled. He will rise to lead his men into battle and claim the title of Lord of the Isles - but what must he sacrifice to secure the glory of his name?The Winter Isles is an astonishingly vivid recreation of the savage dynastic battles of medieval Scotland: an authentic, emotional, powerful read.
The son of an ageing chieftain, Somerled must prove his own worth as a warrior.
The Winthrop WomanMariner Books #ad - And so, as a response to this almost unmatched courage and vitality, Governor John Winthrop came to refer to this woman in the historical records of the time as his “unregenerate niece. Anya seton’s riveting historical novel portrays the fortitude, humiliation, and ultimate triumph of the Winthrop woman, who believed in a concept of happiness transcending that of her own day.
The Winthrop Woman #ad - The winthrop woman is that rare literary accomplishment — living history. Really good fictionalized history like this often gives closer reality to a period than do factual records. Chicago tribune in 1631 elizabeth Winthrop, newly widowed with an infant daughter, set sail for the New World. Against a background of rigidity and conformity she dared to befriend Anne Hutchinson at the moment of her banishment from the Massachusetts Bay Colony; dared to challenge a determined army captain bent on the massacre of her friends the Siwanoy Indians; and, above all, dared to love a man as her heart and her whole being commanded.
A rich and panoramic narrative full of gusto, sentimentality and compassion. It is bound to give much enjoyment and a good many thrills. Times literary Supplement “Abundant and juicy entertainment. New york Times.
The Voyage OutOpen Road Media #ad - Dalloway E. M. With an appearance by clarissa dalloway—and a fateful encounter between her husband and Rachel—Virginia Woolf’s debut novel anticipates the groundbreaking brilliance of her later works while displaying all their wit, insight, and heartbreaking sensitivity. Woolf has the diversity of power which makes the great writer of narrative.
New republic this ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices. Aboard her father’s cargo ship, her aunt and uncle, young Rachel Vinrace meets Helen and Ridley Ambrose, who invite her to join them at a South American resort for the winter. As poignant as anything in modern fiction”: An English girl comes of age on a journey to South America in this debut novel by the author of Mrs.
The Voyage Out #ad - Forster. For all its tragic interest, the voyage Out is not low-keyed; it even has a slight buoyancy of tone, as if clear perception itself brought a continual zest to its writer. Shy and introspective, rachel tentatively agrees, and soon finds herself on a voyage of liberation and self-discovery as she experiences the excitement and calamity of young love.