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A dangerous time for a woman to be different
Midsummer’s Eve, 1648, England is in the grip of a civil war. The struggle reaches every corner of the kingdom, even the remote tidelands —the marshy landscape of the south coast.
Alinor, a descendant of wisewomen, trapped in poverty and superstition, waits in the graveyard under the full moon for a ghost who will declare her free from her abusive husband. Instead, she meets a young man on the run, and shows him the secret ways across the treacherous marsh, not knowing that she is leading disaster into the heart of her life.
Suspected of possessing dark secrets in superstitious times, Alinor’s ambition and determination arouse envy in her rivals and fear among the villagers, who are ready to take lethal action into their own hands.
“This is Gregory par excellence. A promising start to a family saga about ordinary people.” —Kirkus Reviews
“A welcome topical pivot from gifted Gregory, the first entry in her promising Fairmile Series sets the stage for a multigenerational, multivolume saga about the rise of a family from rags to riches.” —Booklist
"Dynamic...History buffs and Gregory’s fans alike will be anticipating the next installment.” —Publishers Weekly
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|Release Date:||August 20, 2019|