Saturday, July 20, 2013

Brown Bag Book Club's August Book

For August, the Brown Bag Book Club has chosen to read Green Darkness, by Anya Seton.  It is an oldie and hopefully a goodie.

This unforgettable story of undying love combines mysticism, suspense, mystery, and romance into a web of good and evil that stretches from 16th-century England to the present day. Richard Marsdon marries a young American woman named Celia, brings her to live at his English estate, and all seems to be going well. But now Richard has become withdrawn, and Celia is constantly haunted by a vague dread. When she suffers a breakdown and wavers between life and death, a wise doctor realizes that only by forcing Celia to relive her past can he enable her to escape her illness. Celia travels back 400 years in time to her past life as a beautiful but doomed servant. Through her eyes, we see the England of the Tudors, torn by religious strife, and experience all the pageantry, lustiness, and cruelty of the age. As in other historical romance titles by this author, the past comes alive in this flamboyant classic novel.
The Brown Bag Book Club meets at 12:00 noon on the third Tuesday of the month [August 20th] and all are welcome to bring a lunch to satisfy their hunger, while whetting their appetite for discussing and recommending good books.

1 comment:

Melliott said...

I enjoyed this book when I first encountered it (back in the '80s). Parts are a little dated (clothing, a little slang) but the story is still good.