A man is walking alone at dusk in the remote hills of Westmorland, an ancient county in the North of England. Coming down to a quiet mountain tarn, he discovers a woman, dressed entirely in Victorian costume, apparently waiting for him,... More
Matthew Rowan is exploring a lonely valley in the English Lake District when he meets meets Amanda, mistress of Cragside, an isolated cottage nestled deep in a fold between high fells. Amanda invites him to spend the night, and to play a game,...
He is to become Joshua, the love she last saw a century ago, and who she's been waiting for ever since.
Yes, there's something odd about Amanda - she dresses in Victorian costume and calls herself Beatrice. There's something odd about the house too. It looks like the ideal refuge from a world gone mad, but it sits at the epicentre of a magnetic anomaly and has a reputation for playing strange tricks on the mind.
The Lavender and the Rose is an unusual love story, an erotic adventure, and a spiritual odyssey. It's also a psychological mystery, whose unravelling reveals the secret of human identity, and the unexpected nature of reality itself.
Michael Graeme is from the North West of England. He writes mainly literary romantic and fantasy novels. His short stories have featured in the printed press, but Michael now prefers to write online, exploring the emerging ebook market.