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Gilly Ramsey's lonely childhood were brightened only by visits to his godmother, Geillis. When she died, suddenly, the grownup Gilly inherited her cottage, Thornyhold. But nothing about his godmother prepared him for the strange and sinister life that awaited him there....
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This old-fashioned gothic romance is as good as they get. When Gilly's witch aunt leaves Thornyhold to her, a house in the middle of the woods, Gilly finds that she has inherited far more than she realized. Along with the house comes a cat, a still room filled with herbs (and a missing recipe book), an attic chamber with carrier pigeons (who have secret messages), and an attractive neighbor whose young son offers the sacred and unique blessing of friendship. But Thornyhold possesses far more than even these simple offerings. The place itself seems to convoke otherworldly gifts as well: Gilly cultivates the abilities to heal and to foresee the future once she makes Thornyhold her home. (For those fans of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series, there is a Geilis the witch in this book, too.)About the Author:
Mary Stewart is the author of 20 novels, including The Crystal Cave, The Hollow Hills, The Ivy Tree, The Last Enchantment, The Moonspinners, Nine Coaches Waiting, and The Wicked Day. Meg Cabot is the author of Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls: Moving Day and the Princess Diaries series.
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Book Description Hodder, 1989. Paperback. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M034050045X