Now Available! Published February 2018 Scotland, Autumn 1556 Forcefully separated from Iain Abby is placed by her father in the care of the Earl of Huntly to keep her safe from the Comte de Damville. Bereft of the one she loves, Abby soon realises that the castle isn’t the quiet refuge she hoped for. The castle is filled with people desperate to take advantage of the family’s powerful connections for their own ends, using means fair and foul, some possibly treasonous. As Abby avoids falling prey to the amorous intentions of Huntly’s sons, she finds herself in a far deadlier hunt. What’s at stake is not her virtue but her life, and her love for Iain can only endanger both of them.
Brimming with adventure and atmosphere the novel will take you on an exciting journey through the Scottish Tudor period.
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Intrigue and danger drive Abby Gordon from the French court of Mary Queen of Scots to the lands of Glenorchy. But is Kilchurn Castle any safer?
The Irish Examiner endorses In Praise of the Bees: ‘a fascinating novel that gives a real sense of life as it might have been during one of the most turbulent periods in Irish history….There is evidence of meticulous research, and it is difficult not to be impressed by how the author manages to blend fiction with legend, keeping faithful to the stories surrounding St Gobnait, but building a narrative against these given details, one that spins off in its own intriguing directions. ..Miss Gleeson’s natural storytelling guile and clear functional prose keeps the focus intact… Ultimately this is a fascinating story, one that not only shines a light on an often overlooked period of Ireland’s past, but also meditates on such fundamental facts of life as identity, family loyalty, love, faith and justice.’ Irish Examiner