Maddie and the Norseman

Rated 4.67/5 based on 3 reviews
Madeline (Maddie to her friends), an Australian history teacher, travels to York, England, to visit her friend Amber who is working there with a team of archaeologists unearthing Viking relics. They share a passion for the Viking Age, and both studied the Old Norse language. About to take part in a re-enactment at the Viking village and wearing typical clothes worn by a Viking woman... More

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About Tricia McGill

Award winning author Tricia McGill was born in London, England, and moved to Australia many years ago, settling near Melbourne. The youngest in a large, loving family she was never lonely or alone. Surrounded by avid readers, who encouraged her to read from an early age, is it any wonder she became a writer? The local library was a treasure trove and magical world of discovery through her childhood and growing years. Tricia is a dreamer who still dreams every night; snippets from those dreams have translated into ideas for her books.
Although her published works cross sub-genres, romance is always at their heart. Tricia loves reading and writing historicals and her other great passion, time-travels.

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Review by: Tricia McGill on Feb. 19, 2018 :
For fans of time travel romance Reviewed by A.M. Westerling
“This book is well written, well researched and a great overview of life in Viking times. It’s the story of Maddie, an Australian woman who with the help of a mystical necklace travels back in time to literally meet the Viking man of her dreams. I have to say that time travel romance is not my genre and that might affect my judgement on the story… However, if you’re a fan of time travel romance, then I’m sure you’ll enjoy this story as it certainly does bring you back to Viking life in the 9th century.”
(reviewed 80 days after purchase)
Review by: Tricia McGill on Feb. 19, 2018 :
Fascinating Time Slip Reviewed by Rosemary Morris
Maddie and the Norseman begins in modern day York. I really enjoyed the description which takes place in Maddie’s dream. “Light and slender, the body of the ship gave way with the movement of the sea…. “Suddenly, a large rock seemed to grow up from the sea, dark, menacing and dangerous – towering over the ship. Maddie held her breath, but not from fear” Still in her dream, Maddie turns her head and sees him clearly and sees him mouth her name. “Tall as an oak, the man who constantly filled her dreams stood out against the sky – hair flying behind him, those magnificent eyes of his clashing with hers.”
From then on I wanted to read Maddie and The Norseman’s story in this fascinating time slip, romantic novel. Maddie, a 32-year old history teacher from Australia, and her friend Amber, who is working on Viking excavations, are fascinated by Viking history. Both of them studied the old Norse language, which enables them to communicate when they are transported back in time to Jorvik - the Viking name for York, dressed as Viking women for the re-enactment society that they are members of. I compliment McGill on her knowledge about Vikings, and her ability to recreate their world in Maddie and The Norseman. I also compliment her on writing a novel with a spirited heroine and an admirable hero, who does not take advantage of Maddie. Of course, he is suspicious of the woman from the future, but only time will tell whether or not he accepts the truth, after many conflicts and danger. When I reached the last pages with a satisfying ending, I wanted to read more. I hope McGill will write another novel set in the Viking era.
(reviewed 80 days after purchase)
Review by: Tricia McGill on Dec. 3, 2017 :
I was drawn to this story because of my interest in the Viking settlement in York, UK, after visiting the museum there several years ago. I also enjoy the occasional time travel book to experience the struggles of a person from modern times plunged into the past and forced to survive in a strange environment. Maddie and the Norseman satisfied me on both counts. The book brought to life the Viking world of York (and France) that I had glimpsed from relics in the museum. Maddie and her time-travelling friend Amber face many challenges and don't always respond in ways they expected. I also got a sense of Maddie's quest for family. Her earlier interest in Vikings came from her adoptive family and, in the course of events, she acquires a family that echoes the original one that enriched her life. I recommend this book to readers who like history, stories with appealing characters, and romance. Reviewed by Curious Reader on Nov 29 2017
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