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The Awakenings

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781529385137

Price: £16.99

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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Adventure / Historical Adventure

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An immersive and compelling novel that explores the struggle by two women, divided across centuries, for control over their lives, set against a beautiful historical backdrop.

‘An echo of Daphne du Maurier’ Independent

A grieving woman . . .
Yorkshire, 1890. Forced to exchange her childhood home for her uncle’s vicarage after a tragic loss, Olwen Malkon finds herself trapped between her aunt’s cruelty and the sinister advances of her cousin.

A troubled past . . .
When Olwen finds herself afflicted by strange dreams of a woman from a distant past, whose fate is overshadowed by menace and betrayal, those around her are determined to dismiss them as hysteria – except the local doctor, John, with whom she develops a connection.

A long-buried secret . . .
As the visions intensify, they begin to mirror reality, threatening to expose chilling secrets. What dangers lie ahead for Olwen, and does the past hold the key to her own future…?


Praise for Sarah Maine:
An echo of Daphne du Maurier
Maine writes beautifully about the wilderness
The Times
Maine reworks the conventions of historical romance in a narrative that regularly undercuts expectations of what is to come
Sunday Times
Worth reading for its occasional streaks of brilliance and insight
Telegraph India
An intriguing and mesmerising story by the brilliant Sarah Maine
Sue Lawrence
A captivating tale of a brutal betrayal that eerily harks back to an ancient wrong, and of a love determined to defy the constraints of time. A most enjoyable read!
Anita Frank
The Awakenings is an epic timeslip story that had me spell-bound from start to finish . . . I simply couldn't put it down - brilliant!
Christina Courtenay
In this absorbing and evocative novel, Maine weaves a compelling tale of love, power and betrayal that echoes through the centuries . . . An engaging and immersive novel, featuring a little-known period of British history, with two vibrant and sympathetic women at its heart.
Nikki Marmery
The reader is plunged in two vividly drawn worlds as the author takes us back in time to Yorkshire in 1890 and 790, skilfully inter-weaving the stories of two women as they struggle against the constraints and very real dangers of society across the centuries. The Awakenings is a haunting and compelling mystery.
Maggie Ritchie