My Books

I fell in love with writing as a child and liked to record my thoughts in journals. From the earliest hieroglyphs to the modern age, writing is a way of connecting us through time and recording our adventures along the way.

Mistress of the Temple

Based on a fascinating true story…a novel about Dorothy Eady (aka Omm Sety) and the search for her ancient identity.Two lives intertwine across the millennia…a priestess, a pharaoh, a love affair transcending time, only one woman can unravel their secrets….
‘Yvonne Harlech’s passion for this era leaps off the page at you and you find yourself absolutely absorbed. Feeling the desert sun burning your skin and just wishing you could be there at those feasts! It’s rare to come across a biographical novel that is so engrossing. It was such a good read that the images have remained. Thoroughly enjoyable, rich and satisfying; Mistress of the Temple has entered my top ten of favourite books and is unlikely to be removed.’ Rachel Malone, Historical Novel Society
‘Yvonne Harlech is a mistress of her craft and has a real gift for moving seamlessly through time and state of consciousness. To read is to become happily lost in a dream that may not be a dream. But Oh! What a pleasure of a book!’ Catherine Dees, co-author Omm Sety’s Egypt.

An enchanting account of temple life in the 19th Dynasty, where a love affair transcends the millennia. An imaginative fusion of fact and fiction…interweaving the past and present into an enriching novel about love, memory, and the enduring power of ancient Egypt.
The dramatic tale continues in the follow-up, Harp of Joy

Harp of Joy

Harp of Joy is the captivating sequel to Yvonne Harlech’s first novel, Mistress of the Temple, and follows Dorothy Eady (Omm Sety) as she tries to connect past and present in a moving quest to uncover the truth about King Sety and Bentreshy, a temple priestess. With her yearning for ancient Egypt growing ever stronger, Omm Sety embarks on an incredible journey in search of her past life in Abydos. Two lives intertwine across the millennia…follow the remarkable story of King Sety and Bentreshy, and the woman who reveals their destiny. The novel brings to a striking resolution the heroine’s search for her ancient identity and the man she loved 3200 years ago. An enchanting novel about passion, ancient mysteries and the search for eternity. ‘Yvonne Harlech is masterful in creating believable worlds, whether that be 1930’s Egypt, Egypt in 1300 BC, or in the timeless world of the Egyptian afterlife. Highly recommended’ Towse Harrison, Historical Novel Society. ‘By telling this fascinating story Harlech is creating a mythology for our time, a real life story of a woman who embraced her destiny and walked her path fearlessly with vision and clarity, an inspiration to all of us.’ Leslie Zehr, The Alchemy of Dance.