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Elizabeth Harris Books In Order

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The Herb Gatherers (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Egyptian Years (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sun Worshippers (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Time of the Wolf (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadows in the Sand (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Quiet Earth (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Good Man's Love (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Twilight Child (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sacrifice Stone (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Singing in the Wilderness (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Elizabeth Harris is a renowned author who also writes under the name of Alys Claire. As one of the most accomplished authors, Harris has managed to pen down more than twenty novels. Harris was born and raised in the countryside, a location in which she uses in the Hawkenlye book series. Elizabeth Harris attended Tonbridge before joining the University of Kent where she majored in archeology. Currently, Elizabeth Harris resides in an exceedingly remote cottage within a deep ancient landscape that most of the past inhabitants did leave their mark. Just on her doorstep, there are several relics, which date right from the dolmens and the stone circles of the Neolithic, ancient tracks and chapels of the infamous warrior monks and the Knight Templars. In her other home, which is located in England, her house, overlooks a series of parklands that includes a valley and a spring.

The Egyptian Years

The Egyptian Years is one of the best performing book series by Elizabeth Harris. This installment is a cut above a majority of the historical novels currently in the market. Egyptian Years skilfully blends psychological overtones with a contemporary love story with a historical whodunit. The protagonist becomes obsessed with one of her ancestor who resided in Egypt when it was still under the rule of the British. Under the support of her suffering boyfriend, the protagonist spends most of her time trying to set herself free from a fascination with the past. The book’s historical plot is full of overtones of Irene and Soame’s relationship. All in all, the story is entirely gripping, and the detail of the sexual practices and Victoria clothing has been realistically and sensitively handled.

The contemporary heroine is not only lonely but also living a life that lacks excitement. As the reader, you will be able to understand why she has fallen under the spell of her forefather’s diary. The protagonist’s boyfriend will gain your sympathy because he takes his time before falling to the charms of the heroine; however, he still supports her, even when he tries to come to terms with the reality. The realism of the faulty characters and the gripping story is what makes this novel an excellent read. With that said, this is a well-written book which not only flows exceedingly well but is also made up of sharp dialogue and a tight and superbly written plot.

The Sacrifice Stone

The Sacrifice Stone is also another great read from the author and this installment features a dual time slip story, which has been infused with a little bit of supernatural element. The book begins as the twenty-nine-year-old, Beth escorts Joe her elder brother, to assist him research for his thesis in theology. Beth was brought up in a repressed household where her exceedingly domineering father crashed her scientific ambitions. She also received no support from her apprehensive mother, hence she settled for a secretarial job, though she hints that better things were yet to come. On the other hand, Joe her brother has inherited the misogynistic attitude towards women from their father and also a fair share of hypocrisy, which in turns leads to a fight between the two. The basis for Joe’s thesis is the story about St. Theodore, a young martyr who had been executed in the year 175 by the Mithraists after he refused to renounce Christianity.

Joe and his sister, have come to the scene where the execution occurred so as to gather the necessary evidence and also to conduct research on the surrounding atmosphere. While looking around on the various sites where the Romans had occupied a while ago, Beth starts to feel a manifestation around her.

In the long run, the two meet a film maker by the name Adam, who is also visiting the area with the aim of producing a documentary about the inhabitants of the area. As Adam and Beth begin to explore the area, Adam begins to behave strangely. He later on reveals that he has also seen the same person whom Beth had seen before. Thus, they begin to conduct their investigation with the aim of establishing what is happening in the area. Beth also comes to realize that the documentary is not the main reason why Adam is visiting the area. The present sections are narrated in the third person, while Sergius, a former Roman Ligonier, narrates the 175 AD scenes.

Sergius did have an exceedingly tragic life. He not only lost his son but he also lost his marriage and has an exceedingly dark secret from his past. Sergius travels to Arles so that he could work for the administration. Upon arriving, he comes across, Theo who had just been caught red-handed stealing from one of the warehouses; this in turn causes great danger to Theo. Nonetheless, an exceedingly wonderful bond develops between the two, especially, since Theo had just lost his dad at sea. At this point, you will feel the emotion, flowing through the story. The author has done an excellent job of describing Arles and the fate of Christians during a period of time where persecutions of Christians were the order of the day.

Furthermore, the author has also done an exceptional job of describing the atmosphere in the amphitheater, and how the life of a legionary was, during this era. With that said, this historical story is full of imagery about the Roman Empire and how their lust for blood had caused so many innocent people their lives. Individuals who believed in Christianity were detained and placed alongside lions as a sporting activity. The Romans cheered on as the Lions feasted on them. The

Quiet Earth

The Quiet Earth is also another great installment from the author and this novel, set in 1209 AD, follows the lives of several characters. The author begins by introducing the reader to Roese, who has just been pulled away from the riverbank, by one of the members who reside at the retreat. Roese is dressed like a man and is also believed to be dead. Thus, she is taken to the local chapel, where the locals will be able to say grace, before burying her. However, as luck would have it, Roese finally manages to wake up. However, this time she has lost her memory and does not remember her previous life. As all this happens, Aiden begins to get confused about his exact part at the retreat and also begins to question as to whether this is the life that he was meant to follow. With that said, this is a dual time narrative, which has been competently written and is a perfect blend of the past and the present.

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