18 March 2013

BOOK REVIEW

RIVER OF DESTINY
by Barbara Erskine

Set on the banks of the river Deben in Suffolk, River of Destiny will take you to three different eras.  You'll be plunged into the Ango-Saxon/Viking world of 865AD, find yourself next in 1865 Victorian times in Suffolk, before surfacing in present day Suffolk.

Ken and Zoe, the present day characters, have moved from London to a barn conversion in Suffolk on the banks of the river Deben, where sailing is so accessible.  The barn that Ken and Zoe move into is one of three barn conversions that in Victorian times, were part of a manor house's home farm.  A place where Dan and his wife Susan lived as servants.  And where, one thousand years before that, Eric and Edith lived in an Anglo-Saxon village.

Through the eons of time, connections are felt and seen.  The mist over the river, the ghost Viking ship, the sound of horses in the barn.  If you enjoy a bit of spookiness, mystery, romance,  history and crime, I'm sure you'll enjoy River of Destiny.

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5 comments:

  1. I love this title by Barbara Erskine...it congers up a lot of possibilities. Sounds like the kinda stuff I like to read. the right mixture of mystery and history...plus romance and crime by this great author has to hold a readers apt attention.

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  2. It is Anna. It has that air of spookiness I like along with everything else.

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  3. Nice blog! I found your great blog through the WLC Blog Follows on the World Literary Cafe. Great to connect!
    --Jan Moran, author, at JanMoran dot com

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  4. I found your great blog through the WLC Blog Follows on the World Literary Cafe! Great to connect!

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  5. Thank you Jan and Joyce. I've been away all week and have just returned so will look for your blogs.

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