Green Darkness (Paperback)
I learned (almost) everything I know about Tudor times from this novel, a meticulously researched historical with a metaphysical heart. Anya Seton, who was known for the thoroughness and detail of her novels which almost always included actual historical figures, had an ongoing interest in reincarnation and she weaves it brilliantly into this story of characters who find each other across lifetimes. Anya Seton also wrote Katherine, set in the 14th century, which I highly recommend. Kings! Queens! Intrigue, plague, power, and castles! What’s not to love?— From Debra
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. Exploring themes of love, reincarnation and good vs evil, the action starts when a 1960s guru sends a troubled American woman back over 400 years into a past life to save her marriage.
Strange things are afoot after English aristocrat Richard Marsdon takes his new wife Celia, an American heiress, to his family home in Sussex. Richard acts out of character, and Celia is suffering a debilitating emotional breakdown.
A friend of Celia’s mother, a wise, Hindu mystic, realizes the couple is haunted by an event from their past lives, and the only way to repair the damage is to send Celia back in time.
The heiress journeys back almost four hundred years to the reign of Edward VI and her former life as the servant girl Celia de Bohun—and her doomed love affair with the chaplain Stephen Marsdon. Although Celia and Stephen can’t escape the horrifying consequences of their love, fate—and time—offer them another chance for redemption.
About the Author
ANYA SETON (1904–1990) was the author of many best-selling historical novels, including Katherine, Avalon, Dragonwyck, Devil Water, and Foxfire. She lived in Greenwich, Connecticut.