Gilly Ramsey é uma jovem que recebe uma herança da madrinha. Trata-se da Casa dos Espinheiros, uma velha mansão no interior da Inglaterra. Gilly encanta-se pela casa, e por William, seu vizinho de dez anos. Mas é o pai viúvo de William, Christopher John, que faz o coração dela bater mais forte... |...| Uma jovem se muda para uma casa em que tudo ao seu redor aponta para o fantástico... Romance místico e sensual que une a realidade ao sobrenatural na busca do amor e da felicidade '.'
O romance de Mary Stewart -- conhecida nos meios literários da Inglaterra como “a dama do encantamento” -- tem vários ingredientes, característicos dos escritores ingleses, pois mistura tradição com toques de modernidade, casas assombradas, bruxaria etc., tudo temperado com muito suspense e, claro, uma boa história de amor. :)
Thornyhold by Mary Stewart (1988) -- The story is about a lonely child who is made to see the world through her cousin's unusual eyes. When the child becomes a young woman, she inherits her dead cousin's house as well as her reputation among the local community as a witch. However, as she finds out, this is no normal community, and worries quickly present themselves'.'
|...| During Gilly Ramsey’s lonely childhood, the occasional brief visits of her mother’s cousin were a delight, seeming like visits of a fairy godmother. Years later, when Gilly inherits Thornyhold, her house, she discovers that her cousin, with her still room and herbalist practices—and her undoubted powers—had long been known to the locals as a witch. She is approached by neighbors, some innocent, some not so innocent, but all assuming that she, too, is a witch, and a possible addition to the local coven. Gilly finds there is some truth in this, for she discovers that she can call on a kind of power in difficult moments. This wonderful novel from bestselling author Mary Stewart is delicate in its perception of a young woman’s falling in love, delightful in its portrayal of the English countryside, and skilled in its creation of a world full of magic'.'
|...| To Gilly, Thornyhold is an enchanted cottage, a bequest from her cousin whose magical visits had brightened a lonely childhood. And it comes just in time to save Gilly from a bleak future after the death of her parents. Thornyhold has a resident black cat--and a reputation for magic; as she learns more about her cousin's herbalist skills, her abilities to foresee events and to heal, Gilly realises that she has inherited more than just the house itself..'.'
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