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Green Darkness
Green Darkness | Anya Seton
14 posts | 13 read | 12 to read
The theme of this book is reincarnation, an attempt to show the interplaythe law of cause and effect, good and evil, among certain individual souls in two periods of English history.Green Darkness is the story of a great love, a love in which mysticism, suspense, and mystery form a web of good and evil forces that stretches from Tudor England to the England of the twentieth century.The marriage of the Englishman Richard Marsdon and his young American wife, Celia, slowly turns tragic as Richard withdraws into himself and Celia suffers a debilitating emotional breakdown. A wise mystic realizes that Celia can escape her past only by reliving it. She journeys back four hundred years to her former life as the servant girl Celia de Bohun during the reign of Edward VIand to 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.
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EmilieGR
Green Darkness | Anya Seton
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Not as good as Katherine but still a good read

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Leftcoastzen
Green Darkness | Anya Seton
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I have never read Anya Seton and was pleased to find this in pretty decent shape at the book sale for $1.00
Generally, I hate stickers on books , but when they are from a great old bookstore group from Chicago I am happy to leave it on he book.

TrishB Love Seton 💕 this is an awesome copy! 10mo
Leftcoastzen @TrishB One of the reasons I was looking for her books is your fondness for them! #blameitonlitsy 10mo
LeahBergen I‘d leave that sticker, too! This is such a fun read. 😍 10mo
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Crazeedi This was one of my favorite books as a younger me, awesome! Now you're making me think I should reread... 10mo
TrishB We‘re all the best enablers ❤️ 10mo
batsy Such a lovely edition 💚 Seton is on my list of authors to check out because of Trish and Leah, too :) 10mo
Leftcoastzen @Batsy That Trish & Leah! They get us in all kinds of trouble.😂😉😘 10mo
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jillrhudy
Green Darkness | Anya Seton
Bailedbailed

Had to bail. It went on forever and was just so convoluted and corny. Took a peek at the end and it made no sense. Triggering too. #weird #gothicromance #tudors #medieval

Reviewsbylola You made the right choice. Such a bummer. I expected a lot from the author of Katherine. (edited) 1y
jillrhudy @Reviewsbylola Katherine is one of the best historical fiction novels ever. Like it‘s in my top three. A go-to for recommending to library patrons. 1y
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Reviewsbylola
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Mehso-so

I didn‘t love this one. 😬 600 pages is a lot to invest and I found this one over written and clunky.

Celia is feuding with her husband Richard in 1968 when she goes into a catatonic state and revisits their original love affair in 1550s Tudor England. Most of the book was spent in the 1500s and the “modern day” scenario and time travel almost seemed like an after thought.

#pop18 #timetravel #spooktober

Cinfhen I‘ve just #UnStacked 😂😂 1y
Cathythoughts 600 pages 😱. Well done 👍🏻 1y
TrishB I loved this one 👍🏻 1y
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LeahBergen Ah, damn. Maybe you needed to come to it as an overwrought teenager like I did. 😂😂 1y
Reviewsbylola Hahaha, you win some, you lose some! 😂 @LeahBergen 1y
jillrhudy On p. 384 and seriously thinking of bailing. I don‘t return to “the present” (1968) until p. 557. @LeahBergen @Reviewsbylola 1y
Reviewsbylola I liked that the ending provided clarity but I think it could have been more cohesive and fast paced. @jillrhudy 1y
Reviewsbylola And I wouldnt blame you for bailing. @jillrhudy (edited) 1y
Mdargusch Good for you for finishing! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 1y
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jillrhudy
Green Darkness | Anya Seton
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Library bound. 1972. #librariansoflitsy

Reviewsbylola Glad you got a copy! That was quick!! 1y
Aimeesue Pritty! 1y
jillrhudy @Reviewsbylola it was about a 20‘ walk. 😏 1y
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Reviewsbylola
Green Darkness | Anya Seton
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#onewayoranother I‘m hoping to finish this chunkster because it counts toward #pop18 and #spooktober. I‘ve only read one Anya Seton book previously (Katherine) but I loved it. And plus also @LeahBergen gave this one five stars and that‘s motivation enough for me!

#octoberxfiles

Melissa_J This is a good one. Hope you enjoy! 1y
TrishB It‘s awesome 👍🏻 1y
danibolahood I loved this one! I've been meaning to read Katherine for the better part of 10 years now 1y
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Suet624 Ohhh, sounds good. 1y
Cinfhen An endorsement from @LeahBergen and @TrishB #stacked!!!!! 1y
emilyhaldi 5⭐️ from @LeahBergen is enough for me! 👍🏻 1y
jillrhudy Gotta have it for October now. 1y
jillrhudy Found it! Check its profile now! 1y
LeahBergen @Cinfhen @emilyhaldi @Reviewsbylola I hope you like it! It‘s set in two time periods and the “modern” era is a pretty groovily cheezy 1960s. 😂 1y
Cinfhen Wait!! I just saw it‘s 672 pages 😱#pagecountphobia @LeahBergen 1y
Reviewsbylola Lolol I was wondering if you would notice that. 😂 @Cinfhen (edited) 1y
Mdargusch Too long. 1y
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toofondofbooks
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A fave author.

TrishB Same 👍🏻 loved her since my teens. 2y
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toofondofbooks
Green Darkness | Anya Seton
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Green :)

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Melissa_J
Green Darkness | Anya Seton
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#magicalmarch Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex, England makes a brief appearance in the tagged book, but I‘m sharing it because it is a special place for me. The Castle is owned by my Alma Mater, Queen‘s University, who set it up as an International Study Centre. I was lucky to study there during my 3rd year of university. It was an amazing experience, and the highlight of my studies! This photo was taken by one of my classmates. #castles

Lcsmcat Wow, what a great experience! 2y
Mdargusch Wow! What an amazing experience! 2y
robinb That‘s just divine....❤️ 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Wow!!! Beautiful!!! 💕💕 2y
rubyslippersreads 😍😍😍 2y
LeahBergen Wow! I‘m so jealous! 😍😍 2y
Andrew65 A wonderful experience, and what a great castle. 2y
mcipher That is so cool!! What a beautiful, magical castle. 2y
mabell That's amazing! 2y
vkois88 Beautiful 😍😍 2y
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Andrew65
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Reviewsbylola I just bought Green Darkness the other day, thanks to @LeahBergen ! 2y
Andrew65 @Reviewsbylola Her book Katherine is one of my favourites, and own Green Darkness but yet to read it. 2y
Reviewsbylola I loved Katherine too but I‘ve never read her other books. 2y
Andrew65 @Reviewsbylola Yes, same for me. 😊 2y
LeahBergen I hope you like it. I remember the “modern” part of the story being very 1960s groovy. 😆 @Reviewsbylola (edited) 2y
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quirkyreader
Green Darkness | Anya Seton
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Happy National Coffee Day. I got a Mocha and a bag of fresh ground from The Coffee Barrel in Holt, Michigan. And I stopped by the Little Free Library by my doctor's office and found three Anya Seton books. Which was a good thing because it kept me out of the library store and GW.

Now off to enjoy some brew.☕️☕️☕️

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TrishB
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#goodriddance #90sinjuly
@Cinfhen @Robothugs
No Green Day but some Green Darkness 😀
Massive Anya Seyton fan in my teens.

BTW - love this song and have already told my kids to play it at my funeral!!

RachelO Anya Seton 💚 2y
Cinfhen Love this song too 🖤hubby & daughter saw GREEN DAY back in March ~ apparently it was amazing 😊 2y
TrishB I've seen them live - I agree they are amazing 😀 @Cinfhen 2y
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TrishB @RachelO I know - many happy memories in her books! 2y
KathyWheeler My mother gave me this book when I was a teen. I loved it. 2y
TrishB @KathyWheeler me too 😀💗 2y
Cathythoughts Nice name , nice cover 2y
Robothugs Ooh nicely done! 2y
LeahBergen I loved this book as a teen, too. 💗 2y
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LeslieO
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My friend and I read this in high school and we laughed and laughed at the melodrama. #timetravel #sizzlinsummerbooks

TrishB Loved Anya Seton in my teens!! 2y
LeslieO @TrishB I know! I loved her too even tho we laughed! 2y
TrishB I've never re-read! 2y
LeahBergen I loved this one!! 2y
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quirkyreader
Green Darkness | Anya Seton
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My #Fun Friday photo is of some of my Gothics, H.P. Lovecraft, and Horror imprints. You can see the logos for Leisure Books and Signet. @Liberty and everyone else embrace the books and genres you love, because what we love to read makes the world go round.

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