From Across the Ancient Waters - eBook  -     By: Michael Phillips
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Barbour Books / 2012 / ePub

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Young Percy Drummond has no intention of letting his uncle's country estate on the rugged coast of Wales soften his city ways---until he meets village girl Gwyneth Barrie. Meanwhile his friendship deepens with his cousin Florilyn. When his uncle makes an unexpected request, will their ties hold fast---or be torn apart by family secrets? 480 pages, softcover from Barbour.

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Format: DRM Free ePub
Vendor: Barbour Books
Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 9781607427582
ISBN-13: 9781607427582
Availability: In Stock
Series: Green Hills of Snowdonia

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Publisher's Description

Return to Wales with best-selling author Michael Phillips in his latest historical novel. After being sent to his uncle’s estate, young Percy Drummond has no intention of letting the country atmosphere soften his rebellious ways. Then he meets a village girl Gwyneth Barrie and her friendship changes his life. When Percy later returns, his intriguing friend has grown into a young woman. But by this time, Percy has caught the eye of his beautiful cousin Florilyn. . .who has also become Gwyneth’s friend. What will result of their threefold friendship? And what repercussions will his uncle’s surprising request have for them all?

Author Bio

Michael Phillips is one of the renowned Christian novelists of our time. He has penned sixty fiction titles of great variety—historical and contemporary; romance, mystery, and thriller. The breadth of Phillips’s audience is a testimony that his writing is universal in its appeal, with thought-provoking spiritual themes known as his “spiritual tunes.” Phillips’s name is often linked with Scotsman George MacDonald, the man whose books helped lead C.S. Lewis to Christianity. Along with his own writing, Phillips’s passion is to make the links between MacDonald and Lewis more widely known. Phillips and his wife, Judy, divide their time between homes in California and Scotland.

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  1. Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A Wothwhile Read
    November 1, 2014
    Trisha
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    The author's lovely, detailed description of an unique time and place immediately drew me into the storyline.

    I was made to feel like I there with the characters--smelling the sea, feeling its mist, seeing the waves crashing against the rocks. And in the midst of all of this I found myself being carried along with its great action scenes!

    Appreciated was the way Gwyneth had a positive affect upon Percy, an unusual answer to prayer. Also well brought out is the spiritual experience of some of the book's other characters.

    Everything is very real and was kept within the context of what a good Christian novel should be!
  2. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Wonderful reading
    October 23, 2014
    Puddintame
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I love George MacDonald books, and so also love Michael Phillips who writes in the same genre. He has done his research, and I feel like I'm part of the story. The enchantment of the Isles if also a draw - love the culture and historical setting. Of course, defintely read the 2nd book of the series. Like many others, once I start reading, I'm up late!
  3. Jacksboro, TN
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Great book-terrible ending!
    July 15, 2014
    Bible believer
    Jacksboro, TN
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 3
    Do not buy this book unless you also plan to get book #2 of the series! Wonderful, suspenseful book but the ending left too many loose ends and questions! The author tells you there are secrets and then he does not reveal them!

    I am ordering book #2 right now because I have to know the outcome and what the secrets are!
  4. CT
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    This book had a story line for today as well
    March 22, 2013
    CT
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    With the prodigal son type story line as well as how some of the wealthy and nonwealthy treat their help and fellow man, it shows that we all should look at how we treat others. I Could not wait to read the next book.
  5. United States
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    An excellent book that I will be reading again!
    June 4, 2012
    Irene
    United States
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This is another great book written by Michael Phillips. The particular book is the first in the new series The Green Hills of Snowdonia. I have to admit I had some late nights while reading this book. I did not want to put it down and walk back into reality! There is so much great detail in this story that you feel like you are right there with the characters.

    The author does an excellent job at description and character development. How the settings are described helps you feel like you are right there! The two main characters in this book, Percy and Gwyneth both change and grow as their story progresses. You can read some books and not really see this but this author in this book does it flawlessly.

    I liked the adventure, romance and drama found throughout the story. I especially look forward to reading the next in the series. I gave this book 5/5 stars as it is one of the best books I have read this year!

    I would like to thank NetGalley and the publisher for the copy of this book I enjoyed reading. I gave an honest review based on my opinion of what I read.
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