There was, on the hudson, a way of life such as this, and there was a house not unlike Dragonwyck . . . In the spring of 1844, the wells family receives a letter from a distant relative, the wealthy landowner Nicholas Van Ryn. He has invited one of their daughters for an extended visit at his Hudson Valley estate, Dragonwyck.
Dragonwyck: A Novel #ad - Anya seton masterfully tells the heart-stopping story of a remarkable woman, her remarkable passions, and the mystery that resides in the magnificent hallways of Dragonwyck. A novel of seduction, and danger set in New York’s Hudson Valley in the nineteenth century, mystery, by the author of Foxfire.
Avalon: A NovelMariner Books #ad - A novel of england during the viking era, from an author who “has vividly and colorfully portrayed life during the tumultuous Dark Ages” Historical Novels Review. He considers his responsibility ended. Chance—or fate—in the form of a shipwreck off the Cornish coast brought Rumon and Merewyn together, and from that hour their lives were intertwined.
And he will journey across the Atlantic to find her again . . . He had visions of the islands of the blessed, or rain, “where falls not hail, perhaps King Arthur’s Avalon, or any snow. Merewyn grew up in savage cornwall—a lonely girl, sustained by stubborn courage and belief in her descent from great King Arthur.
Prince rumon of france, descendant of Charlemagne and King Alfred, was a searcher. From the beloved bestselling author of katherine and Dragonwyck, this is a romantic tale of history and adventure “characterized by an authentic sense of time” The New York Times Book Review. At court, he turns to merewyn, he is dazzled by the beautiful Queen Alfrida—but when a murderous truth is revealed, only to discover that he may have lost her.
Avalon: A Novel #ad - . Bound by his vow to her dying mother, Rumon brings Merewyn safely to England, keeping hidden the shameful secret of her birth. The last quarter of the tenth century was a time of conflict and exploration—while the Anglo-Saxons fought against the Vikings, Norsemen voyaged into the unknown looking for new lands to pillage, and so discovered America.
Devil WaterMariner Books #ad - Set in the northumbrian wilds, and colonial virginia—where jenny eventually settled on the estate of the famous William Byrd of Westover—Jenny’s story reveals one young woman’s loyalty, passion, teeming London, and courage as she struggles in a life divided between the Old World and the New. This fiercely beautiful novel tells the true story of Charles Radcliffe, and of Jenny, a Catholic nobleman who joined the short-lived Jacobite rebellion of 1715, his daughter by a secret marriage.
Her sole purpose is to tell a rousing good tale plainly and simply and this she does admirably. New york Herald Tribune. Miss seton’s narrative is richly buttressed with the results of scrupulous research on the personages and the period. A historical novel based on a true story of the Jacobite rebellion, from “a writer who has a special feeling for the dramatic” Chicago Tribune.
The Turquoise: A NovelMariner Books #ad - This reader for one enjoyed The Turquoise enormously. The new york times “with accurate historical background, Anya Seton has constructed a touchingly tragic story of a girl who tried so hard to find happiness that she lost everything in her search. A novel of a girl’s journey from an orphaned childhood in New Mexico to an opulent life in Gilded Age New York, by the author of Avalon.
Filled with color, and starring an unforgettable heroine, and rich period detail, Foxfire, this is a stirring historical saga from the author of Katherine, excitement, and many other novels. The life of santa Fe Cameron lingers long in memory. Springfield Republican. For “fey, ” life is made up of violent contrasts: the rough wagon that brings her East and the scented carriages waiting before her own Fifth Avenue mansion; the glittering world of the Astors and a dreary cell in the Tombs.
The Turquoise: A Novel #ad - Shortly thereafter, a navajo shaman recognized psychic power in the orphan girl, and gave her a turquoise pendant as a keepsake. Seton, has a gaudy vitality all her own, at her best, and a sure sense of theatre. In 1850, as her mother lay dying and a priest stood by, Santa Fe Cameron was named by her Scottish father after the town in which she had just been born.
At seven years old, she would also lose her father. This turquoise, the indian symbol of the spirit, will dominate her life—even after she leaves the simple beauty of her native New Mexico to search for happiness in the glamorous New York of the 1870s.
The Hearth and Eagle: A NovelMariner Books #ad - Inspired by research into her own family history, novelist Anya Seton created this compelling tale of New England, set in a “sea-girdled town of rocks and winding lanes and clustered old houses. It is not only the story of marblehead dating back to its earliest settlement, full of triumph and tragedy, a passionate young woman whose long and dramatic life, and of a family who stayed there in the Hearth and Eagle Inn; it is also the story of Hesper Honeywood, was interwoven with the history of both.
A saga set in the coastal town of Marblehead, Massachussetts, by the New York Times–bestselling author of Katherine and other acclaimed historical novels. Miss seton handles her clan cleverly. . . . In all this the house itself stands as an eloquent reminder of Yankee staunchness. Saturday review of literature “Skillfully weaves the events of the time .
The Hearth and Eagle: A Novel #ad - . . An excellent read. The historical Novels Review.
Green DarknessMariner Books #ad - The theme of this book is reincarnation, an attempt to show the interplay—the law of cause and effect, good and evil, among certain individual souls in two periods of English history. Green darkness is the story of a great love, in which mysticism, suspense, and mystery form a web of good and evil forces that stretches from Tudor England to the England of the twentieth century.
The marriage of the englishman richard Marsdon and his young American wife Celia slowly turns tragic as Richard withdraws into himself and Celia suffers a debilitating emotional breakdown. A wise mystic realizes that Celia can escape her past only by reliving it. She journeys back four hundred years to her former life as the servant girl Celia de Bohun during the reign of Edward VI - and her doomed love affair with the chaplain Stephen Marsdon.
Green Darkness #ad - Although celia and stephen can’t escape the horrifying consequences of their love, fate and time offer them another chance for redemption.
KatherineMariner Books #ad - Their affair persists through decades of war, adultery, loneliness, murder, and redemption. Anya seton's vivid rendering of the lives of the Duke and Duchess of Lancaster makes Katherine an unmistakable classic. A glorious example of romance in its most classic literary sense: exhilarating, exuberant, and rich with the jeweled tones of England in the 1300s.
Austin chroniclekatherine is an epic novel of a love affair that changed history—that of Katherine Swynford and John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, the ancestors of most of the British royal family. Set in the vibrant fourteenth century of chaucer and the black death, serfs struggling in poverty, the Black Prince, the story features knights fighting in battle, and the magnificent Plantagenets—Edward III, and Richard II—who rule despotically over a court rotten with intrigue.
Katherine #ad - Within this era of danger and romance, John of Gaunt, the king’s son, falls passionately in love with the already-married Katherine.
FoxfireMariner Books #ad - Anya seton’s foxfire makes the desert Southwest of the Great Depression come alive in all its rich strangeness and passion-filled glory. Seton in combining adventure and romance in a modern setting. Above all it is the driving and relentless pursuit of a treasure which keeps the people and the episodes at pitch throughout.
Library Journal. Amanda lawrence, a charming, sheltered new York socialite, falls in love with Jonathan Dartland, a part-Apache mining engineer who belongs to the vastness of the Arizona desert. Amanda responds to his strength and self-reliance, but has nothing and nobody to guide her when she follows him to the grim town of Lodestone.
Foxfire #ad - Not many authors succeed so well as Mrs.
The Winthrop WomanMariner Books #ad - And so, as a response to this almost unmatched courage and vitality, Governor John Winthrop came to refer to this woman in the historical records of the time as his “unregenerate niece. Anya seton’s riveting historical novel portrays the fortitude, and ultimate triumph of the Winthrop woman, humiliation, who believed in a concept of happiness transcending that of her own day.
A rich and panoramic narrative full of gusto, sentimentality and compassion. Against a background of rigidity and conformity she dared to befriend Anne Hutchinson at the moment of her banishment from the Massachusetts Bay Colony; dared to challenge a determined army captain bent on the massacre of her friends the Siwanoy Indians; and, above all, dared to love a man as her heart and her whole being commanded.
The Winthrop Woman #ad - Really good fictionalized history like this often gives closer reality to a period than do factual records. Chicago tribune in 1631 elizabeth Winthrop, newly widowed with an infant daughter, set sail for the New World. It is bound to give much enjoyment and a good many thrills. Times literary Supplement “Abundant and juicy entertainment.
New york Times. The winthrop woman is that rare literary accomplishment — living history.
My Theodosia: A NovelMariner Books #ad - The narrative is well sustained, and provides as background an entertaining account of the manners, the ways of living and traveling and entertaining followed during the early years of the nineteenth century. New york timesanya seton’s best-selling first novel, originally published in 1941, captures all the drama of the short life of Theodosia Burr 1783–1813.
. Anya seton’s portraits of Aaron and Theodosia Burr alike are vivid and credible. But his arrogance forces her to choose between the man he insists she marry and her love for a young soldier who will turn out to play a decisive role in her father’s fate. Persuaded by aaron that through his treasonable plans she will soon be crowned princess of the Kingdom of Mexico, she is received like royalty on Blennerhassett Island, only to end up trying to exonerate her father as he awaits trial in a Richmond jail, repudiated by his fickle son-in-law and friends.
My Theodosia: A Novel #ad - Theodosia remains a haunting figure in American history, still lovely, still imperious, never vanquished. Her father, aaron—thomas jefferson’s vice president, most famous for his great duel with Alexander Hamilton—holds sway over young Theodosia’s heart.
The Darkling Bride: A NovelBallantine Books #ad - These incidents only fueled fantastical theories about the Darkling Bride, a local legend of a sultry and dangerous woman from long ago whose wrath continues to haunt the castle. Two decades before, Aidan’s parents died violently at Deeprath. The case, which was never closed, has recently been taken up by a new detective determined to find the truth.
Perfect for reading on a rainy day with a strong cup of Irish tea!”—Lauren Willig, New York Times bestselling author of That Summer. The past catches up to the present, and odd clues in the house soon have Carragh wondering if there are unseen forces stalking the Gallagher family. Nestled in the wicklow mountains of ireland, the estate is now slated to become a public trust, and book lover and scholar Carragh Ryan is hired to take inventory of its historic library.
The Darkling Bride: A Novel #ad - The gallagher family has called Deeprath Castle home for seven hundred years. The couple’s unusual deaths harken back a century, leaving behind an infant son and her husband, when twenty-three-year-old Lady Jenny Gallagher also died at Deeprath under mysterious circumstances, a renowned writer who never published again.
But after meeting aidan, the current Viscount Gallagher, and his enigmatic family, Carragh knows that her task will be more challenging than she’d thought. Laura andersen has created a masterpiece. Tasha alexander, and a mystery that goes back several generations? andersen captures the gothic tone perfectly, a brooding viscount, a mysterious library, a renowned Victorian novelist, New York Times bestselling author of the Lady Emily Mysteries “Who can say no to an abandoned castle, drawing you into the secrets of Deeprath Castle.