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The Island House

Posie Graeme-Evans

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Historical fiction

Posie Graeme-Evans' new novel plunges the reader into a past that never dies and a love that reaches out across a thousand years, as a young archaeologist unearths ancient secrets and Viking treasure on a remote Scottish island.

When Freya Dane inherits the small Scottish island called Findnar, the young archaeologist finds a treasure house of notes and artifacts from the island's Viking and Christian past.

But that is just the beginning of a story that began in 800 AD. It is then that Signy, a young Pictish girl, survives a murderous Viking raid. Taken in by the Christian missionaries of Findnar, she learns their language and their ways - even the mysteries of writing. But before she can take her vows as a nun, she falls in love with the battle's other survivor- a Viking boy called Magni. Forced to choose between her faith and the man she loves, Signy's fate will be tragic . . .

As Freya uncovers Signy's story and the secrets hidden beneath her new home, she finally realizes that Findnar is as dangerous in the twenty-first century as it was twelve hundred years ago.

'Bursting at the seams with romance, intrigue, visions from the past, Viking marauders, battles, and lost treasure . . . Whether a mystery, a romance, a thriller, or historical fiction, this is the perfect summer read.' Library Journal

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Praise for The Island House

  • Historical fiction gallops to new heights in this debut tale of intrigue, lust and betrayal. - Woman's Own on THE INNOCENT

  • The reader is taken on a galloping ride through the Middle Ages and the shaky reign of Edward IV, the love of Anne's life. There's lust, conspiracy and impressive historical detail to set the scene. - Daily Telegraph, Sydney on THE INNOCENT

  • Posie Graeme-Evans' masterful prose brings vividly to life the colours, sounds, smells and sights of a romantic and thrilling period in history. - Sydney Weekly Courier on THE EXILED

  • The sequel to THE INNOCENT and every bit as good, with its richly detailed settings, intrigue, adventure and sizzling love affair between King Edward and Lady Anne. - Australian Women's Weekly on THE EXILED

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Posie Graeme-Evans

Posie Graeme-Evans was born in England but travelled all over the world with her parents, a novelist and an Australian spitfire fighter pilot. Posie has worked in the Australian film and television industry for the last 25 years as an editor, director and producer on hundreds of prime time television programmes including the number one drama series McLeod's Daughters and the worldwide pre-school phenomenon Hi-5.

Posie and Andrew Blaxland, her husband and creative partner, live in Tasmania.

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