In volume two of the series, the healer is to wed her Highlander, even though his brothers are not especially in favor of this mating as they are not sure that Caitlin, the healer, might not just be a witch as some have said. The brothers wonder if her powers will be used for good, or will she bring danger to the MacKinnon Clan and the Highlands? And, too, the wolf that is her shadow gives them pause as well.
In this third episode, a most disturbing problem arrives in the form of a stranger, a young man claiming to be a member of the MacKinnon family. But is he? His arrival causes great family upheaval and relationships are fragile. Then, in the midst of this unsettling event, the healer’s husband, Alex, and one of his brothers are captured by British soldiers who are seeking Scots who were supporters of Bonnie Prince Charlie during the bloody Battle of Culloden. The brothers are to be taken to prison and most probably will never be seen again. In this time of dread, some seek help in other quarters. One such group is the Druids who perform their rituals which are frightening to some and calming to others. And the Beltane fires light the night sky as the Old Tolbooth Prison in Edinburgh stands high on a hill awaiting its next occupants. Is that the end of the MacKinnon brothers? Or will the healer and her wolf come to their rescue?
In this prequel to the series, we learn of a young girl named Ci-Cero whose destiny was determined eons ago. She was abandoned on the shores of North America by her Viking father and Woad (Pict) mother in a desperate attempt to save her from a sure death. This child, Ci-Cero, is the healer’s grandmother, whose family left the Scottish Isles and came to North America in order to save their people. You will travel with her as she seeks her mentor, one who will train and empower her to fulfill her destiny. This mentor appears to be one who communicates with ravens and other animals . . . but is this mentor one she can trust? Is he truly The One the legend speaks of? Will her blood return to the homeland?
This novel was a Finalist in the Florida Writer’s Association contest . . .and a second novel in the series is underway! The setting for this historical fiction novel is an island off the coast of Florida in 1962 . . .during the Cuban Missile Crisis period. A young, female physician is attacked by a deranged psychiatric patient. She escapes with her life but is left with disturbing physical scars and devastating psychological ones as well. She recovers at her grandfather’s lighthouse home on an island off the coast of Florida. But her issues may be secondary as another terrifying event looms on the horizon. Fidel Castro is threatening to launch missiles from Cuba—missiles pointed at the United States—the Cuban Missile Crisis is heating up! Her grandfather, a retired U.S. Navy Captain, a “covert spy,” is called upon to participate in a secret operation that puts Molly and others in peril. Finally, a young Catholic priest adds an element of surprise to the tale. He’s taking a sabbatical, but what is his true reason for being on the island of Cayo Canna? What begins as a period of recovery for the young physician may evolve into a time of death, heartbreak and loss. After all . . .her attacker is still out there!