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In the second epic novel of The Island of Sylt trilogy by bestselling author Ines Thorn, a young woman must fight to clear her family’s name in order to claim her true love.
The Island of Sylt, 1711
It’s the age of whaling and beachcombing, and life is ****** Sylt—especially for women forced to get by on their own. Ever since the death of her parents, Jördis has lived with her grandmother in the village of Rantum. The two of them survive by beachcombing and by secret fortune-telling, using the oracle runes that are a crucial part of the ancient Norse religion.
Under the local minister’s skeptical eye, Jördis befriends his daughter, Inge. Jördis confides her love for the young blacksmith, Arjen, to her new friend, only to discover that Inge, too, hopes that Arjen will propose to her. The competition shatters the girls’ friendship and puts their families at odds. When a cross falls from the ceiling in the church and a powerful storm hits the island, the minister immediately accuses the “guilty”: Jördis and her grandmother, whom he believes to be witches.
Jördis survives near the harsh North Sea by recovering and finding value in what was lost. But can she recover her reputation and find the value in her own life?