Women of the Dunes: A Novel

We rated this book:


Libby Snow has been drawn to the rugged West coast of Scotland ever since she heard about the legend of a Viking princess from her grandmother in Canada. The stories told by her grandmother and the fact that one of her ancestors worked on the Sturrock estate in Ullaness, the site of the legend, has sparked Libby’s interest in the archaeological project she is about to take on with her boss Declan near Sturrock House.

Like Sturrock house and the land surrounding it, Libby has her secrets, dating back to the time her ancestor was employed at the house. She isn’t sure she should share them with the current inhabitants of Sturrock house. But as she becomes more familiar with the workings of the family, particularly Rodri, the owner’s brother and agent for the estate, she learns that the family has its share of drama to contend with.

Women of the Dunes is a fabulous story that takes the reader back in time to Viking legends and the Victorian era while staying firmly rooted in Libby’s contemporary world. Alternating back and forth between each woman’s story is what makes this book so fascinating and allows the reader to get to know all the characters. I loved the fact that it contained everything that gives a book that extra zing, a little romance, history, mystery and family dynamics. I can’t wait to read more by Sarah Maine.

Reviewed By:

Author Sarah Maine
Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 384 pages
Publisher Atria Books
Publish Date 2018-Jul-24
ISBN 9781501189593
Bookshop.org Buy this Book
Issue November 2018
Category Mystery, Crime & Thriller


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Women of the Dunes: A Novel”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *