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Barely married, Judith Ryan, young American college student, is whisked away to Ireland by her husband, Professor Peter Ryan. It isnâ€™t long before Judith realizes that she really does not know Peter, and what she does know sends her running in terror into the storm-ravaged night.
She finds herself at the side of the druid well with nowhere else to run, and Peter is closing in on her. Leaning far out over the side of the ancient well, she prays to an unknown protectress, the unmortared stones of the well give way, and Judith begins a journey into the past.
Waking, Judith finds herself near the same well, but having taken a giant step back in time. Dun Tirlough, no longer the ruins through which Peter searches for ancient artifacts, looms as a giant fortress along the coastline. Judith is discovered by Griffon mac Connault, youngest son of the lord of Dun Tirlough and, unbeknownst to her, soon to become the master of her life and her heart.
As Judith begins her adventure, she has no way of knowing that she will fall in love with Griffon, as well as his family.
Iâ€™ve been a storyteller all my life, beginning at age seven when my little brother decided he didnâ€™t like the way his bedtime stories always ended the same way. So I began to create new endings for the old stories. Before long we had abandoned the old favorites altogether and I was creating new stories especially for him.
As a teen I wrote short stories, but they were just for me; it never occurred to me that anyone else might be interested in reading them.
After a while, work and life got in the way, and it wasnâ€™t until I reached my forties that I started to write again.
"â€¦Debut author, Katherine McGibbons has given us a gift with BELTAINE FIRE. Her heroine may have studied ancient Ireland in college, but she takes an actual ringside seat at Dun Tirlough in 678 AD. She meets the inhabitants personally and you get to come along.
Without revealing too much of the story, I simply want to encourage you to pick up Beltaine Fire and read it for yourself. Ms. McGibbons has a wonderfully descriptive writing style that lets you view the Irish countryside as though you were there on the very spot. I swear I could smell the wild flowers and feel the fresh air on my face. The story is exciting and draws you in from the beginning, and it only gets better with each page you turn. So treat yourself to a great fantasy read. When you finish, Iâ€™ll bet youâ€™ll join me in looking for future releases by this great new author.â€ -- Brett Scott, Crystal Review
Book Publisher: Wings e Press
No. of Pages: 212
Paper Weight (lb): 9.2
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