Wrenn, Egypt House is a journey of romance and personal growth set in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Portland, Oregon. Wrenn fell in love with Egypt House as a child. Later, through a connection with the Hunters, who own the great mansion, she finds that relationships, however ideal on the surface, have hidden depths and secrets. You don’t always fall in love with the right man—at first. Wrenn’s adventures lead her to New York, where she is treated to the opera, riding lessons in Central Park, and finally to heartbreak when her dreams dissolve and reality intrudes. Returning to Portland, Wrenn struggles to resume her working-class life against the backdrop of the 1905 Lewis & Clark Exposition. It is there, in The Streets of Cairo exhibition, that she realizes her destiny.
“Alice Lynn’s descriptive powers are evident from the start of this romance set in early 19th century Portland, Oregon. Well-drawn characters evolve within this intricately plotted novel. Highly recommended for Romance readers who are fond of the Edwardian period and intrigued by the Pacific Northwest.
– Laura Chamberlin Levy, author of Siberian Odyssey
One of the things I love about Alice’s writing is her ability to take readers to a time and a setting we’ve never experienced—and make it real. She accomplishes this through her use of fitting detail and a vivid sense of place. Now that you’ve discovered her, watch for more from Alice Lynn. A writer this good is certain to lead us on future adventures.
– Patricia Lichen, author of River-Walking Songbirds & Coyotes Singing, Passionate Slugs & Hollywood Frogs, and Brittle Stars & Mudbugs
Wrenn is the rare period romance that is historically accurate both as to time and to place. Wrenn, the spirited and charming heroine captivates the reader from the very beginning, and keeps you turning pages to the very end. The work is engaging, believable, and beautifully written, and well worth your time and money.
– Roxanna Matthews Author of Sanna, Sorceress Apprentice and Sanna and the Dragons.