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The Original Sin Saga is the product of best-selling author Anne-Lise Boge, and follows the dramatic life of Mali Buvik in early twentieth century Norway. A peasant girl born on a small, struggling farm, Mali dreams of finding true love in a world where so few women are allowed to follow their hearts. Her family's farm is failing, though, and she is forced to marry the son of a wealthy landowner to save her family from a life of poverty - or worse. After a short but sensuous affair with a handsome gypsy, Mali has found herself the mother of an unexpected blessing in the form of her son, Little-Silvert. Thanks to her cleverness and stubborn will, she has managed to convince her abusive husband that the child is his.Following the death of Silvert Senior in a terrible accident, life at Stornes reaches a whole new low for Mali. Without her kindly father-in-law, there is nothing left to protect her from Johan's cruel, domineering nature and the icy bitterness of Silvert's widow, Beret. Just when she thought things couldn't possibly get any worse, someone she never thought she'd see again appears unexpectedly: Gypsy-Jo. The likeness between father and illegitimate child would be obvious to anyone who saw them side-by-side. Can she keep them apart, or will a moment's indiscretion nearly four years earlier turn all of their lives into a living hell?Originally published in Norwegian by Cappelen Damm, under the title Kjærlighetsbarnet (Arvesynd, #4). Translated to English with permission of both author and publisher.