Lady of Hay Author:Barbra Erskine These are the last words British journalist Jo Cllifford hears before embarking on the journey of a lifetime. Hypnotized as part of a series of articles she's writing, Jo is suddenly cast back to the twelfth century, where she finds herself reliving the experiences of Matilda, Lady of Hay, the wife of a baron at the time of King John. — A strong ... more »and passionate woman Matilda was a beauty, a devoted mother, and a brilliant manager of her estates. The customs of medieval society dictated that she marry one man, even though she loved another. Matilda's downfall came about when she unwittingly sparked violent passions in the heart of her cruel king, and subsequently defied him.
Jo returns often to Matilda's medidval existence, until she reaches the point where her life becomes hopelessly enmeshed with the life of the woman who had died tragically centuries before.
As Jo embarks on a personal odyssey that will reveal her own destiny-one directly linked to Matilda's-the reader embarks on a unique adventure in ficton, traveling back and forth in time from the twentieth to the twelfth century, to the harsh reality of the Welsh Marches and the intimate passions of a paople who loved fiercely as they waged war.« less