My mind is like the willow; it flexes and springs. My heart is a knot of oak. Let them try to wound me. Let them try.
One year after artist Tilda Forwells loses her husband, she is finally ready to move into the secluded Welsh cottage they were meant to be sharing together.
In the valley below her mountain home is a mystical lake which inspires a strange energy in her. She starts to experience potent dreams, visions, presentiments - which all lead her to Seren, the witch and shaman who, legend has it, lived on this lakeshore in Celtic times.
As Tilda explores the lake's powers and her own, her connection to Seren grows stronger. And when she comes under grave threat, she must rely on Seren and this ancient magic to save her.
©2015 Paula Brackston (P)2015 Audible, Ltd
I prefer to read rather than listen to books however I do enjoy listening just before sleep. This book was a good listen albeit strange. Very descriptive creating pictures in ones mind. Good story. Very easy on the ears.
This is not a sophisticated story though romantically charming. There are a few plot holes that stand out and if you have any knowledge of archaeology, please don't bother with this. At the end there are actions taken by the heroine that made me cringe big-time. It gave me the horrors when I heard what she did. I won't say more or it might spoil the story but as I said, there are archologically awful doings! It feels as if the ending is a bit too neat and you can see the convenient "and they lived happily ever after" coming way ahead. The narrator does a good job especially with the Welsh accent/pronunciations, but her style became somewhat irritating about halfway through. Nonetheless it's a nice little story. Recommended for young adults and those who want an easy listen.
The all series is enjoyable and bewitching.
The personages are strong and moving.
Can't wait for the next book. I can't get enough of those well written and engulfing stories.
Thank you and please please give us more books to enjoy.
I love this ladies books. Written so gently and descriptively and she never fails to take you into the story. There is a similarity with this book to the last one I read and another but the story varies enough to create a theme but keep you interested and despite this I always continue to look for the next one.
I nearly gave up on this as I found the lifeless narration really annoying. However I got drawn into the story and really enjoyed it.
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