Soul

Tobsha Learner

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Learner’s The Witch of Cologne is an erotically-charged novel of people swept inexorably along by events they could not control.  In Soul, Learner relates the story of Lavinia and Julia Huntington, passionate women trapped in emotional whirlpools that threaten to drown them and everyone they love. 

In 19th century Britain, Lavinia is married to an older man who seems to appreciate her lively curiosity. Lavinia proves to be an apt pupil in both the study and the bedroom, glorying in the pleasures of the physical. 

In 21st century Los Angeles, geneticist Julia is trying to identify people who can kill without remorse. Stunned to discover that she seems to possess the trait she is looking for, Julia is reassured of her emotions by her intense passion for her husband and her delight in her pregnancy. 

In the past, Lavinia’s desire for her husband grows, but his cools as he becomes fascinated with another. In the present, Julia’s love overwhelms her husband, who leaves her. 

Lavinia and Julia feel the tortures of passion unspent. Cold logic tells them that the deaths of their tormentors will bring them peace. Separated by a hundred years, two Huntington women face the same decision. Their choices will echo far into the future.

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Chapter One

Ireland, 1849

The housekeeper had brought Lavinia to the remote place before, to this gully south of the village where the peat bog finished in a sharp edge, sliced away like a layer cake. The housekeeper’s sister had married a peatcutter whose stone and peat hut crouched resolute against the unforgiving elements. They were Catholics, now suffering under the great famine.

It was spring and the squares of turf sitting in piles on the new grass of the returning bog exuded a rich smell that was somehow exciting.

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“A riveting page-turner.”--Publishers Weekly on The Witch of Cologne

 “The kind of all-consuming novel that readers hate to see end.”--Booklist on The Witch of Cologne

 “Deep and moving.”--Romantic Times BOOKreviews on The Witch of Cologne
 
“Like a tapestry, the setting is meticulously detailed [and] carefully woven.  Learner has a rich historical palette to play with and uses it to create a plot that gains pace as it progresses.  The novel will appeal to readers who delight in the worlds conjured in Anne Rice’s dark historical romances.  Like Rice, Learner writes with a leaning toward eroticism.”--Australian Bookseller & Publisher on The Witch of Cologne

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About the Author

Tobsha Learner

Originally from London, where she trained to be a sculptor, Tobsha Learner has lived in the United States and Australia.

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Soul
Tobsha Learner

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
May 2008
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780765320100
ISBN10: 076532010X
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 432 pages
$22.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
May 2008
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429938266
ISBN10: 1429938269
416 pages
$7.99
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