The Thorn and The Blossom by Theodora Goss is a truly unique book. The book comes beautifully packaged in a box. When you are ready to read the book, you slide it out of the box and the book opens accordion style. It contains the same story told from two different points of view. If you open the book and read from one direction you get Evelyn’s story. If you open from the other direction you get Brendan’s story.
The Thorn And The Blossom is a tale of star crossed lovers, Evelyn and Brendan. Evelyn is a student studying abroad at Oxford when she meets Brendan while vacationing in the small town of Cornwall. Evelyn and Brendan have a very brief relationship but they are unable to forget each other and eventually reconnect. A story called The Tale Of The Green Knight shapes the love affair and the lives of Brendan and Evelyn. (Oh how I love a story within a story!) At times it seems as though they might be the fated lovers from the story.
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