Maureen Thorpe

Coventina's Well

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A spellbinding journey through time and cultures...

In Coventina’s Well, three women, each from a different century, find themselves on a hazardous journey from the Roman Fort of Eboracum (York) to Hadrian’s Wall on the roof of England. Annie Thornton, modern midwife and witch, joins her hereditary witchy Aunt Meg to aid the ailing young wife of the Fort Commander in 296 A.D.

Without explanation, Aunt Meg disappears. Annie becomes a fugitive from the Roman Army and seeks help from local natives and her old 15th century adventurers, ex-soldiers Will and Jack. As the three women separately venture north, the complex relationship between the Celtic tribes and their Roman conquerors is exposed. Meanwhile, back in Eboracum, disaster awaits.

Once again, vivid historical detail combined with magic realism and human fallibilities take the reader on a fascinating journey through time.

“Gripping…” Ralph Brade, geologist

“Best yet…” Karen Sharp, accountant

Maureen Thorpe was raised in Yorkshire and now lives in Invermere, B.C. After a career as a nurse, yoga instructor and running coach, Maureen started writing fiction, drawing upon her background and interest in history. Since releasing Tangle of Time in 2018 she has shared presentations on medieval England in libraries and community centres.

ISBN 978-1-77171-438-9
310 pages
5.5 x 8.5

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