Chessen Waterhouse is a dreamer. Brought up in the lonely wilds of Dartmoor, there is one person in the community who finds her intriguing. Sam White has watched Chessen from afar for as long as he can remember. Violet lives in the Dartmoor of the late eighteenth century, when a very different set of pressures govern life. Despite the village fear of the local Wise Woman Gracie, Violet is fascinated by Gracie ,and in time they develop a friendship, which leads to the discovery that she has an aptitude for herb lore. Her father agrees to allow them to continue, promising that he will tell Violet's Mother when the time is right. But Joshua's sudden death leaves Violet with her secret untold. Switching between late eighteenth century and modern day Dartmoor, and London, the story mixes legend with reality and contains many elements of folklore. The two main characters must try to find their way through the tragic circumstances of grief and personal loss, and ultimately life itself.
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About the Author
Rebecca Beattie grew up on Dartmoor, which has had a profound effect on her writing and other creative interests. Her first novel "The Lychway" is set on Dartmoor and is interwoven with the folklore and the landscape of that sacred place. Her second novel, "Somewhere She is There" follows the journey of a woman learning to deal with the grief of losing her mother to cancer, while her third book, "The Softness of Water" is a selection of short stories and fairy tales based on the wisdom of the Tao te Ching. Rebecca is writing a 'work in progress' series on nature mystic writers for Moon Books - http://moon-books.net/blogs/moonbooks/category/work-in-progress/nature-mystics/ and also keeps a blog at www.rebeccabeattie.co.uk Rebecca lives in London and is currently researching Mary Webb for a PHD in English Literature. To keep up to date with news and events, please join the mailing list at www.rebeccabeattie.co.uk