Danger, romance, mysteries and crimes to solve – the Janna Mysteries were inspired by the popular and greatly-loved Brother Cadfael series by Ellis Peters and feature ‘a twelfth century seeker of truth with 21st century smarts and a timeless appeal’ (Carmel Shute, National Co-convenor, Sisters in Crime Australia.) England is divided by the bitter civil war between King Stephen and the Empress Matilda, but all Janna cares about is finding her unknown father in the hope that with his help she can avenge the murder of her mother – a quest that takes her into the heart of the royal court with all its treachery and betrayal. Along her journey, Janna is drawn to those who love her as well as those who would use her for their own ends, while she lives in fear of those who seek to discredit her and even silence her forever. Janna has knowledge and skills she has learned from her mother, a herb wife and healer, but she also needs courage and ingenuity to solve the mysteries and crimes she encounters along her journey, not least the secrets of her birth and of her heart. Janna’s quest takes her from forest to farm (#1 Rosemary for Remembrance and #2 Rue for Repentance) to Wiltune Abbey (#3 Lilies for Love) to Stonehenge and the royal court at Winchestre (#4 Willows for Weeping.) In the fifth Janna Mystery, Sage for Sanctuary, Janna’s hope of finding her father is shattered when his manor is destroyed during the siege of Winchestre. It’s time for Janna to choose between the two men who love her – but her purse has been stolen, she’s lost all proof of her real identity, and she’s working as a lowly drudge in a tavern to support herself. When sabotage threatens the tavern, Janna risks her life and future happiness to find out the truth.
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Medieval history and mystery, crime, romance and family relationships are all topics that intrigue and excite me, as does the question: what would you do if you lost everything? Janna's quest for justice for her mother's death leads her on unknown paths and into danger during the civil war between King Stephen and the Empress Matilda, at a time when nothing was what it seemed. Visiting the UK (from Australia) and walking in Janna's footsteps helped me set the scene and suggested many of the twists and turns for the six books. It was like saying goodbye to close friends and family when, finally, I finished Thyme for Trust. Do check out my website for more information on #1 Rosemary for Remembrance, #2 Rue for Repentance, #3 Lilies for Love, #4 Willows for Weeping, #5 Sage for Sanctuary and #6 Thyme for Trust, and watch the video book trailer on you tube.About the Author:
The Janna Mysteries is the latest series from the award-winning Australian author, Felicity Pulman. Felicity’s fascination with history, legends, fantasy and crime is reflected in all her writing. Many of her short stories (for adults) have won awards and/or been published. Her novels for children and Y/A include Ghost Boy, the Shalott trilogy, Surfing the Future and Turning the Page. Find out more about Felicity on her website: www.felicitypulman.com.au
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. Paperback. Book Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Bookseller Inventory # 2817812029