A Rip in the Veil (The Graham Saga) Paperback – 13 Jan 2014
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I was raised abroad, on a pungent mix of Latin American culture, English history and Swedish traditions. As a result I'm multilingual and most of my reading is historical- both non-fiction and fiction. Possessed of a lively imagination, I have drawers full of potential stories, all of them set in the past. For years I combined a challenging career with four children and the odd snatched moment of writing. Luckily, children grow up, and now I spend most of my free time at my writing desk attempting to decipher the squiggled ideas I've jotted down over the years. Every now and then I succeed. I was always going to be a writer. Now I am - I have achieved my dream.
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Of course being transported back into the 17th century gives Anna Belfrage a chance to refect on society both then and now. There is what you would expect – the repression of women, the narrowness of society, but also an understanding of just how violent society was before our modern judicial system, the importance of agriculture and land, and the lack of material possessions, all things that Alex Lind has to come to grips with in her new life in a new century.
More than just a romance, this will please readers who like accurate history, but also appreciate a passionate relationship that is realistically portrayed. I appreciated all the minor chracters in the book too, such as Matthew’s bitter and vengeful brother, and Alex’s traumatised husband, as they each have a story to tell. Multi-layered and exciting, this is romantic fiction at its best.
This story may remind you of the Outlander series, but it is an enjoyable read in its own right. Alex has left behind a father, a husband and a three-year-old son with whom she never bonded because he was a child of rape. Her complex life includes a mother who appears to be both an artist and a witch, and her paintings drag the observer into time travel.
Mathew and Alex slowly bond, but he too has a host of problems to face, not least being that soldiers will hang him if they catch him. There is no love lost between himself and his brother, Luke, who betrays him more than once. Alex struggles to come to terms with running a household in the seventeenth century while avoiding one of her mother’s enemies who would think nothing of killing her to get what he wants. The historical details are carefully woven into the story so they don’t become burdensome, and if you enjoy this story, there are more stories about the Grahams for your enjoyment.