Synopsis: Atonement, Tennessee
Look for some characters inspired by figures in Celtic mythology in this urban fantasy that comes with a side order of mystery.
It is a dream come true for Ralda (short for Esmeralda). An old estate, complete with historic cemetery, and she’s won it at auction. Okay, she isn’t so excited about the cemetery, but she’s strangely drawn to the estate. She leaves the big city for the cozy, quiet, small town of Atonement, Tennessee. However, her new life is anything but quiet.
The estate house is full of antiques, some of which have extraordinary properties, such as a brass bed that causes strange dreams, and a mirror that might show the truth of who you are.
The graveyard is secretly watched over by a mysterious neighbor. Ralda knows there’s more to him than meets the eye, but what? She’s drawn to his exciting combination of childlike innocence and something else that she can only describe as dangerous. However, despite the fact that he rescued her cat, she is distrustful.
Ralda becomes intrigued by the owner of a local business, Fae’s Flowers, but she stubbornly resists her feelings for him. A charmer with a compelling gaze, his name is Gwydion. He has an amazing way with flowers that one might even call magical, and he knows an awful lot about her new home.
She quickly makes friends with a group of neighbors. Just when Ralda thinks she’s off to a great start in her new hometown, she witnesses a gruesome sight and one her friends becomes a murder suspect. As if that didn’t complicate her life enough, that brass bed is giving her the most extraordinary dreams!