Who killed Alfred de Maine, Lord Farnton? Highwaymen on the backroads of Ireland, as his pretty widow Eleanor claims? One of the traveling folk camped near the village where Eleanor fled? A resident of Glenscar, proteting the village’s hidden power? Or did John Marlowe, the son of Glenscar’s squire, kill the lord to win the lady?
Eleanor knows the truth, but she also knows the value of a secret. Her greatest desire, to marry John as soon as her six months of mourning are over, remains obtainable only so long as it is unknown. Along the way, she must master her magic of moving, using heart and head to decide which stories to believe.
Will love and patience win the day, and Eleanor join hands with John at last? Or is she doomed to live and die a Widow in Waiting?
Welcome to a world where magic lives in the quiet moments of the everyday, and where rich and poor, settled and wanderers, might have more in common than they dream. Welcome to the Chronicles of Glenscar.
About the Author
Anne B. Walsh has been telling stories from the time she could talk, but it took her twenty years to realize she could make a living at it. She left her office job on a leap of faith two months before seeing a PBS special which changed her life. The resulting four-book series of historical fantasy romances is known collectively as the Chronicles of Glenscar (or will be, when it involves more than one book!). Anne lives east of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with her roommate Krystal. They are owned by a pair of needy, and kneady, cats named Poppy and Sesame. Her parents and siblings live two hours north, otherwise known as just far enough away. She has been writing Harry Potter fan fiction for almost eight years and is known best in that genre as the creator of the “Dangerverse” alternate universe. Beyond writing fiction, Anne’s preoccupations include reading fiction; singing anywhere that will have her, including her church and local galas; theatre, especially musicals; all forms of cooking; and her family and friends. Within writing fiction, her preoccupations are much the same, meaning most of her stories involve loving families, delicious food, and good music. Consider yourself warned. A number of projects are awaiting Anne’s attention now that she has completed her first original novel. Among these are the final novel-length work in the Dangerverse, “Surpassing Danger”, and her first personal anthology, “Cat Tales”, a collection of short fiction featuring cats and cat-like beings, including a short prequel to “A Widow in Waiting” and a story from her original Trycanta universe.
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