ECHOES OF THE RUNES
Their Love was forbidden. But echoed in Eternity.
WINNER of the Fantasy Romantic Novel Award at the 2021 Romantic Novel Awards
Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, French, German, Serbian, Spanish
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Christina Courtenay is an award-winning author of historical romance and time slip (dual time) stories, twice of the Romantic Novel of the Year for Best Historical Romance. She started writing so that she could be a stay-at-home mum to her two daughters, but didn't get published until daughter number one left home aged twenty-one, so that didn't quite go to plan! Since then, however, she's made up for it by having eleven novels published and winning the RNA's Romantic Novel of the Year Award for...
When Mia inherits her beloved grandmother's summer cottage, Birch Thorpe, in Sweden, she faces a dilemma. Her fiance Charles urges her to sell and buy a swanky London home, but Mia cannot let it go easily. The request to carry out an archaeological dig for more Viking artefacts like the gold ring Mia's grandmother also left her, offers her a reprieve from a decision - and from Charles. Whilst Mia becomes absorbed in the dig's discoveries, she finds herself drawn to archaeologist Haakon Berger. Like her, he can sense the past inhabitants whose lives are becoming more vivid every day. Trying to resist the growing attraction between them, Mia and Haakon begin to piece together the story of a Welsh noblewoman, Ceri, and the mysterious Viking, known as the 'White Hawk', who stole her away from her people in 869 AD. As the present begins to echo the past, and enemies threaten Birch Thorpe's inhabitants, they will all have to fight to protect what has become most precious to each of them...
'Courtenay's writing brings the past vividly to life, using dual-period narrative to brilliant effect' _Historical Novels Review _beinganne