From Ash and Stone

From Ash and Stone

by Julie Daines

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Lady Margaret Grey of Hartfell wants for nothing. The daughter of a knight, she has a loving family, wealth, and even a secret romance with the blacksmith’s son. But all that is torn from her one fateful night when her home is attacked and her family killed. She is left with nothing but bitterness, an unwavering mistrust of men, and a strange and mysterious curse that allows her to feel the thoughts of anyone who touches her.

Now, after six years away, Margaret is returning home for one reason: revenge. She hopes that by avenging her family’s deaths, she will somehow be freed from her curse. But it won’t be easy. The identities of the raiders are still unknown, she has little left to her name, and traveling alone in the Northumbrian hills during the border wars is dangerous. Matters are further complicated by handsome Angus Robson, a Scotsman whose charm threatens to distract her from her plans. But the raiders are closer than she knows, and Margaret soon realizes that what she believed to be a curse may be the key to finding those she seeks. One touch will reveal the truth . . .

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ISBN-13: 9781524407483
Publisher: Deseret Book Company
Publication date: 12/01/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 500,380
File size: 1 MB

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From Ash and Stone 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Julie Daines is one of my favorite authors, one who I can always trust to deliver compelling historical fiction with no smut or parts to avoid. This was a story from a time period and region of England I had not read about before: the border disputes with Scotland during the life of Henry VIII. I found the heroine a tad too stubborn but the hero made up for it with patience and resolve. Thank you for a great story!
georgia1 More than 1 year ago
A story of loss and vengeance that will take you through a turbulent period in history. Margaret lost her home and family one night by reivers and she was lucky to have escaped. But she did not get away unscathed. One of them bashed her in the head with a rock and it gave her an ability to sense the thoughts of someone when she touches them. It is really almost a curse so she stays away for several years and keeps herself apart. Revenge. Now she is going back and is determined to find who killed her family and when he is dead, hopefully the curse will end. But the best laid plans so not always happen and when she runs into Scotsman, Angus Robson it seems she will never be alone. He constantly is there bringing her food and chipping away at the wall she has built against others. Angus was such a good heart and he was determined to help Margaret. The author pulls you into the times with her descriptions and makes you feel invested in the characters. This was the first book I have read by her but it will not be the last! I read this through netgallery Lori D
AE2 More than 1 year ago
Lady Margaret Grey's family was killed by reivers, who looted and burned her family's home. Although Margaret escaped, one of the reivers smashed her head into a rock, in a special stone circle, and ever since, whenever Margaret touches someone, she can sense his or her thoughts. For six years, Margaret has kept apart from others, not touching anyone, and has managed to survive on the streets of London. Now, though, she is ready to seek revenge on those who killed her family and heads home to the borderlands. She hopes that is she can find the killer and kill him in return, she will be able to break her curse and finally be free from knowing others' thoughts. She is counting on running into a Scotsman, Angus Robson, who makes a nuisance of himself by constantly turning up at her home, bringing her food and thwarting her plans--both her plans to seek revenge and to keep the wall around her heart intact. This book hooked me from the very beginning. I love Margaret; her need for revenge and the wall around her heart are so realistically portrayed. I also loved seeing the cracks in her wall and how she couldn't help but care about certain people. I also loved Angus; I loved seeing how determined he was to help Margaret even when she didn't want him to, and he also made me laugh. The setting was so interesting; I'd never heard of reiving before and appreciated learning more about that period of English/Scottish history. The plot was quick and moved along well. Really enjoyable! I read an ARC via #NetGalley. All opinions are my own.
Heidi_Reads More than 1 year ago
I can always count on this author to have me completely captivated from page one. I loved the medieval setting and the element of fantasy that seemed real because the environment of the characters was so realistic. Margaret goes through some pretty tough obstacles and trials, and it was gratifying to see her development through the challenges and the influence of Angus. I loved the variety in the supporting cast and they gave an added dimension to the story. The swift character-driven plot is full of adventure, intrigue, romance, and thought-provoking themes of forgiveness and loyalty. Highly recommend!!! (I received a complimentary copy of the book; all opinions in this review are my own)