A Standalone Novel
In Ireland to film a documentary for a big time network in the States, reporter Madalyn FitzGerald of Irish decent, becomes enthralled in the history of Fore Abbey. The small Chapel that sits on the hill opposite the site of the Benedictine Priory, calls to her to the point that she thinks she’s going crazy.
In her dreams she feels his touch and when she’s close to the Chapel, she hears his voice. She hears the clatter of hooves off in the distance, but when she looks there’s nothing there. Her nose twitches with unfamiliar scents.
The more obsessed she becomes with the Chapel, the stronger she feels like she’s being watched.
Raoul Keir is a traitor to the Crown and has spent long cold months fighting against what he believes in. With soldiers on his tail, sent by Henry VIII to capture him, he takes refuge in Fore Abbey with the Benedictine monks—hiding in plain sight—becoming one of them.
Three months later, in the middle of a stormy night, something sends him to the small Chapel...and that’s where he finds a young woman lying in the entrance. She's soaked to the skin in clothing he's never seen before.
As he cradles her in his arms, her eyelids flutter open, taking his breath at the dazzling green eyes staring back at him. He whispers, "Who are you?" She looks around the dark chapel, almost fearful, as lightening and thunder clatters above, lighting the night sky. Her whispered, "Madalyn FitzGerald," is said with confusion clouding her gaze.
The year is 1535.