The Party is Over, but the Memory Remains!
We celebrated Nick’s 42nd
Announcing that I have finished a book with the working title of “The Fairy Fort.” I am currently pitching it to publishers. Keep checking back to watch the progress of my newest novel.
Here is a quick glimpse of the story.
Sarah Doherty is an 18-year-old living in rural Ireland at the tail end of the Great War. Plagued by severe epilepsy, she is protected by her parents and lives a sheltered, secluded, lonely life. The Fae, local Irish fairies, interfere with her life. She falls forward a century in time through the local fairy fort of standing stones. She had a seizure in 1918 and woke up in 2020. The 21st century world includes life-saving prescriptions, physical comforts and the independence and freedom she seeks. The locals are welcoming and Andy Mclaughlin, a handsome young historian, is intriguing. She doesn’t want to return home.
Then a letter arrives from Boston divulging the story of Sarah and Andy’s lives that are deeply entwined in the previous century. They are not yet in love but as they seek to verify the letter through online resources, they feel a growing obligation to their unborn family and to each other. What would happen to their posterity living in Boston if they don’t return to 1918? Even if they do make it back, her parents can never know what happened to her or that would change everything.
This Young Adult time-travel romance explores the question: Do we have the freedom to make choices or is free will an elaborate illusion?
This is my third book. I love reading time travel romances. I am an advocate for epilepsy awareness because my 43-year-old son has intractable epilepsy. As a genealogist specializing in Irish research, I live part of the year in the village where the story is based. I wrote the book to help young adults understand that difficult situations can change your life. Sometimes miraculously.
Sweet story that made me think of our holidays. Preston was a firm believer in Santa. I have been Santa for 40 years (this includes Preston’sbrother). This past year Preston broke all the early riser records by getting up at 2 am to see what Santa brought. I’ve also been trick or treating for 40 years. Preston loved it so we just kept right on going. Little did we know that last year would be our last holidays with our sweet son. But I’m so thankful that I did everything possible to make life fun for Preston.One Christmas we went to a dinner for the parents of special needs children and one woman stood up and said that she let her son know years ago that there was no Santa and I thought that’s the saddest thing I’ve ever heard. My husband and I just looked at each other and laughed. Preston made Christmas fun!
Thank you for sharing this.
He will LOVE having his own sand box!!! What a wonderful thing to do for him. (Make sure it’s big enough for other “big kids” to play in it with him!)
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