A thrilling adventure set in medieval Ireland, Britannia, and Scandinavia, Under a Warped Cross tells the story of Abigail, Goda, and Waso, three siblings raised in the home of an Anglo-Saxon hog farmer. The medieval Catholic church is struggling to overcome pagan beliefs still prevalent in Britannia, so when Abigail, the youngest of the three, is wrongly accused of incest, the priests make an example of her. This tragic event changes all their lives as Goda and Abigail run off together and Waso begins a quest to find them.Along with Waso, Goda, and Abigail, the novel follows the life of a young, Persian woman, Stateira, who has led a hard life since she was sold by her father. The story also tells of Jolenta, whose life experiences have motivated her to help victims of church abuse, a former monk, Elfgar, who works with Jolenta when he's sober, and Duette, Jolenta's daughter, who has reached the age where she must make decisions about the direction of her life.Under a Warped Cross paints a picture of life in the middle ages within a plot filled with fury, sin, and violence, but also love, determination, and strength.
Howard and Emma Gladstone are at their summer lake house in the early twentieth century, when their daughter, Margie, disappears. The police suspect she’s been kidnapped, but there is no ransom note. Despite an enormous effort on land and underwater, no sign of Margie is found. Yet the search continues, pursued at first by Howard then by his descendants.
Ninety-five years later, in 2018, Sarah Duncan meets a woman who claims to have discovered DNA evidence indicating Sarah is descended from the missing Margie Gladstone. Sarah is a lower middle class, thirty-year-old woman, who lives paycheck to paycheck. Her life consists primarily of working at a clothing store and taking care of her senile mother. Could she obtain a small portion of the Gladstone fortune? What would the money mean to the quality of her life? How can she find out if any of this is possible? And most importantly—what happened to Margie?
Chasing Margie: A case that wouldn't stay cold is set at Lake Hopatcong, NJ and in New York, spanning the years from 1923 to 2019.
Gregory Hedden and his adult daughter, Corinne, are climbing the steps of Saint Joseph's Oratory in Montreal, praying for a miracle cure for his terminal cancer. Corinne feels responsible for the tragic accident that took her mother's life. She also feels guilt over what is happening to her father and is determined not to lose him, too.
While they pray, their lives flash by, from the 1969 Woodstock Festival, where Gregory falls in love, to daily life in a Hudson Valley commune, where he raises his daughter with a great deal of help from his friends.
After her mother's death, young Corinne hears her voice in sandcastles and windchimes but can only make out a few words, leaving her confused.
This is a story about people who start out seeking answers in the drug culture then move on to a more spiritual way of approaching life. It's also about love, loss, and non-traditional family.