Tales of love, destiny, and magic

When All Seems Lost and Mere Mortals Despair...

 

The hand of fate delivers a magical gift -- a needle made of gold, designed to last through the ages.

 

From woman to woman, it passes through generations, mending hearts as well as cloth.


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"Galiene's Needle," by Katherine Greyle (Arthur's England, The Magical Past)

 

THE MAGIC OF LOVE, OR THE LOVE OF GOLD?

 

One lady, two of Arthur's knights, and all the gold the mystical Isle of Avalon can offer. Who will find the true treasure? And who will be doomed forever? On Avalon, the answer is never what it seems.

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"Eye of the Beholder," by Candice Kohl (England, 1160)

 

CAN A WOMAN BRING HER SOUL MATE BACK FROM THE BRINK OF DEATH WHEN LIFE CONSPIRES TO KEEP THEM SEPARATED?

 

Discovering a nearly dead man lying in the road near the family's keep, Grace of Oxley is determined to save him. She enlists the help of an old crone, using the woman's golden needle to sew his wounds closed and rare potions to treat his injuries. Though Grace believes it is her friend's sorcery that saves Sir Cedric, it's Grace's love that weaves a magic spell around the two.

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"The Christening Gown" by Judie Hershner (New England, 1694)

 

Faith Barnhill's prayer was to see her employer, Jonathan Hanley, accept his baby daughter and give her a name befitting her sweet nature. She never dreamed the prayers she included with each stitch of the babe's christening gown would bring her the greatest Joy imaginable.

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"All that Glitters," by Bonnie Hamre (Oregon, 1853 )

 

WILL THE RIGORS OF THE OREGON TRAIL HARDEN A YOUNG BRIDE'S RESISTANCE TO THE JOURNEY OR HELP HER LISTEN TO HER HEART?

 

When honeymooners Thomas and Roseanne Jennings set out for Oregon, dreaming of a better life, neither is prepared for the physical and emotional difficulties they'll face. A magical gold needle seams them together, but with a series of mishaps teaching them the fragility of life, is their love too delicate to make their dreams a reality?

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"The Golden Hour," by Lucy Grijalva (Benicia, on the San Francisco Bay, Spring 1943)

 

IN A WORLD AT WAR, SHE'D ALREADY LOVED
ONCE AND LOST

 

After losing her fiancÚ at Pearl Harbor, Marlene MacDonald is afraid to love again. Her old friend Jack Doretta is determined to show her how wrong she is. But can he succeed in claiming her heart and soul before he ships out again?

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"Ebony and Ivory," by Anita Lynn (Inglewood, California, 1953)

 

CAN THEIR MARRIAGE SURVIVE A BABY?

 

Mark and Ruby made a pact when they married not to have any children so that no child of theirs would have to bear the stigma of mixed blood. When Ruby shares the news of her pregnancy with Mark, she expects him to be upset, but not to the extent that he can't accept it. Will the gold needle which Ruby uses to sew baby clothes allow her to see the future of the child she carries? And is Mark part of that future?

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"Sleepless Beauty," by Marilynn Byerly (Moravia, N.C., 2040)

 

A VIRTUAL FAIRY TALE OR VIRTUAL NIGHTMARE?

 

Insomniac Gates Longstreet seeks treatment at a clinic which uses a combination of virtual reality and dream therapy. Through a series of virtual fractured fairy tales shared with her business associate Marcus Alden and Dr. Dewitt Cramer, she must discover the emotional pea under her mattress which keeps her awake and the real-life hero in her own tale.

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"The Homecoming," by Alice Gaines Chambers (Earth, 3000)

 

HER HOME OR HER HUSBAND?

 

Alana Millerson is about to lose her husband, Garth. He wants to leave an Earth that has become barely habitable for the promise of a new planet, and a fearful Alana refuses to go. But an antique tapestry and enchanted needle offer her a different vision of her husband's future world than the hardships she has envisioned.

 

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