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A touching and atmospheric love story - When Anna Harvik travels to Norway in 1946 in order to visit the family of her late husband, the country is only just recovering from five cruel years of Nazi occupation. So it is with surprise that she finds in this cold and bitter country the capacity for new love and perhaps even a new home.

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A touching and atmospheric love story - When Anna Harvik travels to Norway in 1946 in order to visit the family of her late husband, the country is only just recovering from five cruel years of Nazi occupation. So it is with surprise that she finds in this cold and bitter country the capacity for new love and perhaps even a new home.

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English war widow Anna arrives in Norway in 1946 for a short visit with her friend Molly, who also married a Norwegian pilot during World War II. Anna intends only to meet her late husband's father but finds herself reluctantly captivated by the land, the people, and, most of all, by the journal of an intrepid, free-spirited, and passionate ancestor-by-marriage named Ingrid, whose house in a secluded valley Anna is pressured to accept. Along the way, Anna discovers that it is possible to love again, and gradually she regains her zest for life with her father-in-law's lawyer, the handsome and virile Alexander Ringstad. Laker's chatty postwar historical saga benefits from her personal experience as the English wife of a Norwegian and their reconstruction of a centuries-old home. Vivid, descriptive passages are matched by a sincere appreciation for the real heroes of Norway, the ordinary folk who defied the Nazis throughout their occupation, and the shocking deprivations they endured long after the war ended.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781847513342
  • Publisher: Severn House Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/1/2011
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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ROSALIND LAKER is the author of many novels, including "To Dance with Kings" and "The Golden Tulip," She lives in England.

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