Biologist, Ned Fielding leaves the tattered remains of his marriage behind to spend six months on Winward Island, a property shared by SENCA, his land conservation group, and the reclusive, Widow Barlow. Dispatched to the island to study a rare species of carrion beetle, Ned finds himself much more interested in studying the island’s only other human, the beautiful, Addie Barlow, whose screams of terror awaken him in the dead of night.
A hurricane and near drowning throw the island’s two inhabitants together and they begin a smoldering love affair. The locals call the Widow Barlow a witch and enchantress. They claim she murdered her much older husband, the philanthropist, King Barlow, but Ned cannot quite believe the wild tales about the gentle woman he adores. Enchantress, maybe—with her closest companions, an osprey, dolphin and coyote – but murderess? Will Ned’s quest for the truth destroy their love and Addie’s heart?
A Note from the Author
Thank you so much for taking the time to read Widow’s Island. The seeds of Ned and Addie’s story were planted many years ago when I read an article in the Providence Journal about the discovery of carrion beetles on a local island. What better place to set a romance between two wounded souls than a remote island, surrounded by an often-turbulent ocean? Although I live on a river, I return to the ocean often, as it is a place of profound peace and presence for me. The mythical creatures of Aran, Branwen and Gwydyon come from my love of the Welsh Mabinogion and the magical realism of the writers I adore.
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