Coming soon to a bookstore near you! Well, probably not, but Amazon is close to everyone!
Birch Island Books is proud to announce
Glastonbury Grail, book 2
By LeAnne Hardy
Isn't that cover gorgeous? Many thanks to Kathleen Popa who worked with me through a variety of design possibilities to come up with something that reflects the story and invites the reader into the turbulent and mysterious world of 16th century Wales. Here is an except and blurb from the back cover.
The valley where I had been born twisted below me, a green serpent resting between the bracken-covered slopes of the Black Mountains. A thin trail of smoke rose from the stone chimney of my father’s manor of Cewi Glen. It carried a few bright orange sparks that the rain quickly extinguished.
“Seventy times seven,” a child’s voice spoke in my memory, reminding me why I had come. Forgive, the Bible commanded. Not seven times, but seventy times seven.
“I can’t,” I whispered, though there was none to hear.
I felt in the breast of my tunic for the cup wrapped in old wool. It was there. Safe. I clutched it and murmured a quiet prayer for strength. Slowly my breathing steadied, and I knew what I must do.
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Colin Hay returns home to Wales to reconcile with the father he blames for his mother’s death. But he finds Sir Stephen in the arms of a bewitching young woman with designs on more than a place in Sir Stephen’s bed. Belle covets the ancient olivewood drinking bowl that Colin brought with him when the abbey at Glastonbury was closed by King Henry VIII. Yet the cup, which once showed such supernatural power that some whispered it was the Holy Grail, now lies cold and empty in Colin’s hands. Were the glorious promises of God’s presence nothing more than a dream?
Set in sixteenth-century England, Honddu Vale, (pronounced HON-thee) is the sequel to Glastonbury Tor, a finalist for the coveted Christy Award for inspirational fiction. In Glastonbury Tor Colin searches to resolve his bitterness against his father by fleeing to Glastonbury Abbey, one of the oldest monasteries in all of Britain. There in the turmoil of King Henry VIII’s dissolution of the medieval monastic system, he finds an old wooden cup. The cup is disregarded by King Henry’s men when they search the abbey for treasure, but it just might be the most coveted object in all of Britain.
What? You haven’t yet read Glastonbury Tor? Order it now in print or on Kindle and be ready for the July 29 release of HONDDU VALE.
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LeAnne Hardy has lived in six countries on four continents. Her books come out of her cross-cultural experiences and her passion to use story to convey spiritual truths in a form that will permeate lives.
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