Named of the Dragon

Named of the Dragon

Book - 1998
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The invitation to spend Christmas in Angle, on the Pembrokeshire coast, is one that Lyn Ravenshaw is only too happy to accept. To escape London and the pressures of her literary agency is temptation enough, but the prospect of meeting Booker Prize nominee James Swift - conveniently in search of an agent - is the deciding factor.  On holiday she encounters the disturbing Elen Vaughan, recently widowed and with an eight-month-old son whose paternity is a subject for local gossip. Elen's baby arouses painful memories of Lyn's own dead child/ and strange, haunting dreams, in which a young woman in blue repeatedly tries to hand over her child to Lyn for safekeeping. Who is the father of Elen's baby? What is the eerie, monstrous creature of Elen's dreams that tries to ensnare her son, and what makes her so sure that Lyn has been sent to protect him?  As she begins to untangle the truth behind the stories, the secret she discovers leads Lyn to an encounter with the past that will change her life forever.
Publisher: Toronto : Doubleday Canada, c1998
ISBN: 9780385257268
0385257260
Branch Call Number: FIC Kears 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 253 p

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jaustin04
Oct 15, 2017

I have been a member of Hoopla for some time. My problem began when I changed
e-mail address. I am a member of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public LibRARY- with
my library card # 23114009961543.

My previous e-mail was jaustin04@carolina.rr.com.

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ryner
Jun 15, 2016

At the urging of a friend, Lyn joins an intimate group for the Christmas holidays at an old estate in Wales. Hoping to distract herself from ghosts from her own past, Lyn explores the grounds and meets the locals, including a mysterious, antisocial playwright a few doors down. As the holidays climax, so too does a local, tragic mystery.

This isn't Kearsley's best, but it's worth a summer/beach read. Check out *The Winter Sea and *The Rose Garden for her most riveting stories.

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Palomino
Jul 12, 2013

I think I'm a fan! The writing is not fancy in any way, yet it is perfect, it does not distract you from the story. The story is also just enough and no more, yet it's perfect too, it's everything I want in a good book. I would recommend this to any bookworm who just loves the escapism of reading.

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