Thyme for TrustBook - 2011
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 and #5 Sage for Sanctuary.) In the sixth and last book of The Janna Mysteries, Thyme for Trust, Janna's quest to avenge her mother's death is nearing completion, but there are more challenges ahead as she comes to realise the threat she poses to her new family. Fearing for her life, Janna accompanies her father to Oxeneford where King Stephen has the Empress under siege and victory within his grasp. Janna wants the freedom to act, which puts her at odds with her father who is negotiating her marriage to the king's favourite. When the man she truly loves is accused of murder, Janna has one last crime to solve - until the siege of Wiltune turns her life upside down and changes everything.
Publisher: [Charleston, S.C. : CreateSpace], c2011.
Characteristics: vii, 259 p. ; 20 cm.
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