From Across the Ancient Waters

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Return to Wales with best-selling author Michael Phillips in his latest historical novel. After being sent to his uncle’s estate, young Percy Drummond has no intention of letting the country atmosphere soften his rebellious ways. Then he meets a village girl Gwyneth Barrie and her friendship changes his life. When Percy later returns, his intriguing friend has grown into a young woman. But by this time, Percy has caught the eye of his beautiful cousin Florilyn. . .who has also become Gwyneth’s friend. ...

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Overview

Return to Wales with best-selling author Michael Phillips in his latest historical novel. After being sent to his uncle’s estate, young Percy Drummond has no intention of letting the country atmosphere soften his rebellious ways. Then he meets a village girl Gwyneth Barrie and her friendship changes his life. When Percy later returns, his intriguing friend has grown into a young woman. But by this time, Percy has caught the eye of his beautiful cousin Florilyn. . .who has also become Gwyneth’s friend. What will result of their threefold friendship? And what repercussions will his uncle’s surprising request have for them all?

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“Michael Phillips has the unique ability to recreate not merely the feel but the impact of the classic George MacDonald novels. From Across the Ancient Waters draws you into a world where engaging characters and spiritual insights merge to form a seamless tapestry.”

- Bodie and Brock Thoene, authors of the AD Chronicles and Beyond the Farthest Star

"From the shipwreck on the first page to the lovely tapestry of characters and setting, From Across the Ancient Waters, Michael Phillips's latest novel, is a do-not-miss masterpiece!"
- Kathleen Y'Barbo, award-winning author

Coffey Reader - Tracie Coffey

As I began reading From Across The Ancient Waters, my first novel on my new Kindle Fire, I realized that the very first “Christian” novel was The Heather Halls of Stonewyke. This was soon followed by the Corrie Belle Hollister series and many of Mr. Phillips  other excellent works.  Being a girl of fourteen and new to the faith I am ever so glad that these stories were available.  All of Michael Phillips’ story lines are interesting and extremely thoughtful.  Questions of faith are posed and discussed in gentle and considerate ways, never in a harsh or forceful manner.

From Across The Ancient Waters keeps these characteristics alive.  The young Percy, sent away to hopefully reform his bad ways, finds faith, friendship, and adventure in the Welsh countryside.  The characters draw you in so that you feel the pangs of young love and the heartache of losing someone you care for.  I was not ready for this story to end and am happy to know book two will be out in a few months.  The only thing missing was a pronunciation key for the Welsh words; I’m a little rusty on my Welsh.

CBA Retailers - Kris Wilson

Phillips tells delightful stories that reflect his astute study of human nature and his passion for words.
CBA Retailers

Phillips tells delightful stories that reflect his astute study of human nature and his passion for words.

— Kris Wilson

Coffey Reader

As I began reading From Across The Ancient Waters, my first novel on my new Kindle Fire, I realized that the very first “Christian” novel was The Heather Halls of Stonewyke. This was soon followed by the Corrie Belle Hollister series and many of Mr. Phillips  other excellent works.  Being a girl of fourteen and new to the faith I am ever so glad that these stories were available.  All of Michael Phillips’ story lines are interesting and extremely thoughtful.  Questions of faith are posed and discussed in gentle and considerate ways, never in a harsh or forceful manner.

From Across The Ancient Waters keeps these characteristics alive.  The young Percy, sent away to hopefully reform his bad ways, finds faith, friendship, and adventure in the Welsh countryside.  The characters draw you in so that you feel the pangs of young love and the heartache of losing someone you care for.  I was not ready for this story to end and am happy to know book two will be out in a few months.  The only thing missing was a pronunciation key for the Welsh words; I’m a little rusty on my Welsh.

— Tracie Coffey

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616265854
  • Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/1/2012
  • Series: The Green Hills of Snowdonia
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 1,312,306
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author


Michael Phillips is one of the renowned Christian novelists of our time. He has penned sixty fiction titles of great variety—historical and contemporary; romance, mystery, and thriller. The breadth of Phillips’s audience is a testimony that his writing is universal in its appeal, with thought-provoking spiritual themes known as his “spiritual tunes.” Phillips’s name is often linked with Scotsman George MacDonald, the man whose books helped lead C.S. Lewis to Christianity. Along with his own writing, Phillips’s passion is to make the links between MacDonald and Lewis more widely known. Phillips and his wife, Judy, divide their time between homes in California and Scotland.

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  • Posted May 2, 2012

    Would be wonderful if only¿

    I highly enjoyed everything about this book except one thing. It may be personal preference, but I greatly dislike reading all the way to the end of a book only to have so much left unanswered. I know that there will be sequels but I really would prefer not to have SO MUCH left hanging until the next sequel. Maybe if I knew before I purchased the book, then I could wait until all of the sequels were out.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 24, 2012

    From Across the Ancient Waters by Michael Phillips 4 STARS I ac

    From Across the Ancient Waters by Michael Phillips
    4 STARS
    I actually read the second book of the series first. So a lot of the mysteries or decisions I knew the
    answers and it answered the things they talked about in the second. I would recommend reading
    Across the Ancient waters first than read The Treasure of the Celtic Triangle.
    I enjoyed both books. They do talk about Gods Love and doing right. To me it just talking about
    doing the right thing and being a good nieghbor.
    The book starts with a pirate ship going down in a storm with two surviviors but not for long.
    Gwyneth is a young girl who is small and people always thinks she is younger by a couple of years.
    She has white hair and never knew her mother. Gwyneth has a love of God, nature and a way with
    animals. People treat her mean and she in returns offers them flowers on thier doorstep.
    16 year old Percy Drummond son of a rich vicar Edward Drummond was got stealing in Scottland. His parents did not know what to do with all his rebelling so they decided to send him to live with his Aunt in Wales. Hoping that a change from city to country would do him good.
    Percy's Uncle Roderick and Aunt Katherine welcomed him into thier home at least till summer was
    over.
    Courtenay 18 did not. He was a spoiled young man and would one day inheirit his fathers title and
    land. His mother has the money in the family.
    Florilyn at 15 was also spoiled and did not think anything of making fun or hurting people.
    Percy finds that he is changing little by little with the help and friendship of Gwyneth. He is also reading uplifting books and following his father's teachings much to his surprise.
    When Percy goes home he has left a lasting change to himself and his friends and family he left in
    Wales. Percy goes to collage and after 2 years absent he comes back to wales and its not the last time.
    You can't help caring about the characters in this book and wanting to know if the problems ever get
    settled and how did they.
    Its a nice uplifting read and I look forward to reading more of Michael Phillips books after I finshed
    these two novels.
    I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley.
    02/01/2012 PUB Barbour Publishing

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  • Posted March 26, 2012

    Highly Recommended - you must check it out!!

    This is another exceptionally gread read from Michael Phillips. Really looking forward to the sequel coming out in August.

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