Set in Stone

Publication Date:

August 2022



Original language and publisher

English (UK) | Legend Press

Territories Handled

France, Netherlands, Scandinavia


Historical Fiction

Set in Stone


Stela Brinzeanu weaves an engrossing tale of superstition, rebellion and love. A richly rewarding read. — Esther Freud

A lush page-turner about two women who fight for their futures in a patriarchal society. — Janet Skeslien Charles

Storytelling at its best. — Ellen Keith

For fans of The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton, The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave, The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner, and books by Sarah Waters.

How far would you go to follow your heart?

In medieval Moldova, two women from opposing backgrounds fall in love.

But this is a world where a woman’s role is defined by religion and class. To make a life together means defying their families, the law, and the Church. The closer they become, and the more they refuse the roles assigned to them, the more sacrifices they have to make. While Mira’s rebellion puts her life in the gravest danger, Elina must fight to change her legal status to ‘son’ so she can inherit her father’s land and change their destiny.

Set in Stone delves into the past to uncover a story which is just as relevant today: the desire to forge your own path while constantly having to resist a patriarchal fear of women’s strength – and how ultimately love can help you choose your own truth.

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  • The book explores themes of gender roles, sexism and prejudice.