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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (53 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Vilborg Davidsdottir Narrator: Angela Daw Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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When a fleet of one hundred English ships is caught in a horrible storm off the cold coasts of fifteenth-century Iceland, twenty-five ships are lost. For Ragna, the daughter of a respected family and betrothed to the wealthy and dashing Thorkell, life takes an unexpected turn when her relationship with one of the seamen washed ashore results in pregnancy. Now barren due to a traumatic childbirth and stigmatized as a fallen woman, she is left with no prospects for marriage when her betrothal is ultimately canceled.

A decade later, Ragna becomes a housekeeper to the new English bishop in North Iceland, where passionate and ambitious Thorkell is a priest and steward. They embark on a fervent but doomed love affair, as priests cannot marry and Ragna will not be a concubine. Little does Ragna know but her host, the bishop, is instigating the conflict between the English and Nordic settlers to his own gain, with a devastating impact on his housekeeper. As sweeping as it is intimate, On the Cold Coasts is a powerful, enduring story of love and personal sacrifice.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sonia Crites | 7/29/2013

    " Overall I thought the book was ok. It drags in a few areas and for me Ragna was hard to relate to. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kathy | 6/22/2013

    " I enjoyed the experience of 15th century Iceland. This was a compelling story of a young woman struggling to deal with her role in a male-dominated society. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Hafiza | 7/4/2012

    " Interesting tale, but something gets lost in the translation to English. Also the ending seems unfinished...... "

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