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McKillip, Patricia A.
Kinuko Y. Craft
I always have trouble choosing between a book club edition with its larger size and lighter paper compared to the smallish publisher's editons of the (Ace) McKillip titles; the typeface is the same, but the size may be slightly bigger on the BCE.
"Sorrow and trouble and bitterness will bound you and yours and the children of yours..." Some said the dying words of Nial Lynn, murdered by his own son, were a wicked curse. To others, it was a winter's tale spun by firelight on cold, dark nights. But when Corbet Lynn came to rebuild his family estate, memories of his grandfather's curse were rekindled by young and old - and rumors filled the heavy air of summer. In the woods that border Lynn Hall, free-spirited Rois Melior roams wild and barefooted in search of healing herbs. She is as hopelessly unbridled - and unsuited for marriage - as her sister Laurel is domestic. In Corbet's pale green eyes, Rois senses a desperate longing. In her restless dreams, mixed with the heady warmth of harvest wine, she hears him beckon. And as autumn gold fades, Rois is consumed with Corbet Lynn, obsessed with his secret past - until, across the frozen countryside and in flight from her own imagination, truth and dreams become inseperable...
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