BookCrossing Release – 2007/11/09

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  Title: Thornyhold
  Location: Bowl-A-Rama
Thompson Road;
London, Ontario
  Time: 9:00 p.m.
 
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Stewart is known for her novels set in 5th century Britain, e.g., The Crystal Cave, The Hollow Hills. Here, after a five-year hiatus, she shifts skillfully to the 20th century, mixing magic, witchcraft, and romance. Readers will be hooked from the very first line, “I suppose that my mother could have been a witch if she had chosen to.” The speaker is Gilley Ramsey, who has inherited her cousin’s house in the English countryside…Gilly finds that she has inherited far more than she realized. Along with the house comes a cat, a still room filled with herbs (and a missing recipe book), an attic chamber with carrier pigeons (who have secret messages), and an attractive neighbor whose young son offers the sacred and unique blessing of friendship. But Thornyhold possesses far more than even these simple offerings. The place itself seems to convoke otherworldly gifts as well: Gilly cultivates the abilities to heal and to foresee the future once she makes Thornyhold her home.

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