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Lose yourself in this outstanding tale of love, loss and the power of fate.
About the Book
Aussie Jesse Marley’s search for her British roots is cut short when an accident sends her to St. Bart’s Hospital with a broken clavicle and concussion. Unable to communicate and forced to use her left hand to write, Jesse unlocks a talent for drawing; something she’s never mastered before now. But it’s what she draws that brings her closer to the secret of her birth. It’s a secret that echoes deep into the medieval past of the Scottish Borders and entwines her in the life of the two people she was fated to meet.
Though Jesse is the catalyst for all that unfolds in Wild Wood, this is essentially a story of place—the medieval stronghold of Hundredfield. Drawing on pagan mythology, history and a multifaceted plot, Graeme-Evans creates two captivating storylines. As Jesse discovers her own past, the events of six hundred years ago begin to emerge. These events are narrated by Bayard, lord and knight of Hundredfield in 1321.
The risk with such a structure is that one storyline or character dominates the other. Bayard’s world is less familiar and so richly described that it could dominate Jesse’s more contemporary story, and lovers of historical fiction may discover a preference. I was as equally interested in Jesse’s story as I was in Bayard’s. At the end of each day it was a pleasure to escape into the world of Hundredfield and its mysteries.
Graeme-Evans is a wonderful storyteller. Wild Wood is a seamless blend of mysticism, romance and history, richly imagined and beautifully executed.
About the Author
Posie Graeme-Evans is the internationally bestselling author of five novels, including The Island House and The Dressmaker. She has worked in Australian film and television for the last thirty years as a director, commissioning executive and creator/producer of hundreds of hours of drama and children’s series, including the worldwide smash hit McLeod’s Daughters and Daytime Emmy nominated Hi-5. She lives in Tasmania with her husband and creative partner, Andrew Blaxland.
Visit her website at PosieGraemeEvans.com.
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April 3rd, 2015–Join me and Posie Graeme-Evans as we discuss Wild Wood and learn more about Posie.
Thanks to Simon & Schuster Australia for an ARC of Wild Wood.
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