The Mandrake Root


By Martha Ostenso

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Within the enchanting walls of the orchard house, Lydie and Andrew Clarence's lives take an unexpected turn when Eric Stene arrives, the grandson of the house's former resident, Doctor Edvard. As Eric delves into his grandfather's mysterious past through the discovery of hidden journals, a profound connection between him and Lydie blossoms. Caught in the midst of a tumultuous love triangle, Eric grapples with the conflict between his longing for a married woman and his deep respect for her devoted husband. Martha Ostenso's poignant tale, 'The Mandrake Root', unearthed the fragile complexities of forbidden love.
The Mandrake Root