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Winter Rose

By Evan 28 years ago3 Comments
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Cover Art by Kinuko Y. Craft

Sorrow and trouble and bitterness will bound you and yours and the children of yours…

Some said the dying words of Nial Lynn, murdered by his own son, were a wicked curse. To others, it was a winter’s tale spun by firelight on cold, dark nights. But when Corbet Lynn came to rebuild his family estate, memories of his grandfather’s curse were rekindled by young and old – and rumours filled the heavy air of summer.

In the woods that border Lynn Hall, free-spirited Rois Melior roams wild and barefooted in search of healing herbs. She is as hopelessly unbridled – and unsuited for marriage – as her betrothed sister Laurel is domestic. In Corbet’s pale green eyes, Rois senses a desperate longing. In her restless dreams, mixed with the heady warmth of harvest wine, she hears him beckon. And as autumn gold fades, Rois is consumed with Corbet Lynn, obsessed with his secret past – until, across the frozed countryside and in flight from her own imagination, truth and dreams become inseparable…

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  • Sydney says:

    absolutely one of my favorite books. does anyone know where I can send fanmail? I’d love to write a letter to mckillip!

    • Kristyn says:

      This reply is almost a year late, but there is a yahoo group about her works, and we have just sent her birthday wishes.

  • Kristyn says:

    One of my favorite of her stories, Winter Rose incorporates elements of the Tam Lin folktale, a tale which I’d always loved. Told from Rois’ point of view, the story leaves me, just as it leaves Rois, wondering–did it…? were you…?

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