Author: Matthew Connolly
Genre: Historical Romance
An evocative and romantic novel of forbidden love, secret affairs and tangled loyalties, of hope kindled and lost and the redemptive power of nature. It is spring 1802 in the English Lake District. Luke, the prodigal son of a Lakeland shepherd, is drawn back into the richly picturesque land of his birth – retreating from a life undone, seeking solace and redemption. Hidden amid this rural paradise Luke stumbles upon the enigmatic Dorothy – enthralled by nature, passionate, withdrawn, simmering in the shadow of her overbearing brother and poet, William. Dorothy yearns for the life so beautifully composed in her brother’s writings but is trapped by it, for she is her brother’s poetic muse and he is his sister’s keeper. Luke and Dorothy’s worlds collide, their hearts entangle – stirring up in her such powerful forces that her quiet life of devotion to her brother is torn apart forever. But when Luke is drawn into an unthinkable tragedy on the mountains, Dorothy is caught up in a desperate dance of love, life and death. Romantic poetry’s greatest muse may know the love of nature, but what about the nature of love? This beautiful historical romance embellishes the real history of one of England’s most famous literary masters, the romantic poet William Wordsworth, and his sister, Dorothy. Drawing deeply from Dorothy’s journals and William’s poetry, it speaks of the drama of their profound relationship, conflicting passions and divided loyalties during their early years in Grasmere, deep in the heart of the beautiful English Lake District.
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About the Author:
Matthew Connolly is a journalist and former classical music critic for The Times. He has lived in the Lake District for 20 years and is passionate about nature. He loves walking and running in the fells, and can even be spotted swimming in lakes, tarns and waterfalls.
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