The Secret (Original Sin) (Volume 2)

The Original Sin Saga is the product of best-selling author Anne-Lise Boge, and follows the dramatic life of Mali Buvik in early twentieth century Norway. A peasant girl born on a small, struggling farm, Mali dreams of finding true love in a world where so few women are allowed to follow their hearts. Her family?s farm is failing, though, and she is forced to marry the son of a wealthy landowner to save her family from a life of poverty ? or worse. For nineteen-year-old Mali, married life turns out to be a nightmare of the worst kind. Her husband is abusive, her mother-in-law filled with hate, and no matter how hard she prays, she seems to be unable to conceive the child she desperately craves.Then one day, while her father is out of town, the band of gypsies she?d met in the last book returns, along with the handsome, enigmatic man known simply as Gypsy-Jo. One thing leads to another, and Mali finds herself pregnant after all and forced to bear the burden of a terrible secret as the result of her sin.While struggling to keep her own secret from ruining her life and that of her innocent child, Mali finds herself in the midst of a drama that may end up costing the life of a friend ? or perhaps, the life of her dear, baby sister?Originally published in Norwegian by Cappelen Damm, under the title Hemmeligheten (Arvesynd, #2). Translated to English with permission of both author and publisher.

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