This contemporary fiction read delves into history to tell us about an ancient cunning woman and her plight at the times of the Romans. Her story is progressed at the start of each chapter telling us about Alice and her family. Alice has lived in rural Northumberland all her life and the object linking the past and present in this novel is a cup that is unearthed in her garden by her gardener, Brian. The countryside plays a prominent and positive role throughout this mystery and family drama.
I found this book very charming and well told. it’s a warming and positive story about respecting differences, nature and each other, which I found a welcome respite in thriller reading. The plot is complex and weaves many stories together, but what is surprising is how the author makes you care about all the characters and you get involved in the lives of Alice, her neighbours and family.
An uplifting contemporary read with interesting historical aspects. This book is available to read for free to Kindle Unlimited subscribers.