Inspired by the past, coloured by the present, my latest novel for teens weaves together two love stories and the struggle for peace. When Hilde finds a gold brooch on an archaeological dig, she starts to have vivid dreams and sees Maethilde, a young Anglo Saxon woman, who was the first wearer of the brooch - and a Peace weaver.
Hilde is furious when her peace-campaigner mother sends her to live with her father on a USAF base. refusing to go to school, she joins an archeological dig, 'not really her scene', where she meets Friedman, 'definitely not her type'. He's the son of an American fighter pilot. War with Iraq looks likely. Hilde is against the war but thinks protest is futile - till she steals a brooch from the grave of a sixth-century woman, a Peace Weaver, and her feelings start to change.
"Peace Weavers" has a provocative edge and asks the reader to make some hard-hitting moral choices. This is a timely novel about peace in our world"
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