A Soul To Steal by Rob Blackwell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
A romantic thriller set in USA but with links to Celtic ancient myths. I’m drawn to stories that touch on Ireland although I live in England I’ve not yet got to Ireland. This thriller is wrapped up with a small town newspaper and a killer who calls himself “Lord Halloween” who demands the attention of the county especially in October. A man who can’t stop himself from killing spreads fear before him, can two young reporters discover who he is before it’s too late? Not always a good book for me to read just before I try to go to sleep! And the trouble with reading it on kindle is that it’s harder to skip to the end to check out the last page!Especially when I forgot to make a note of where I was before I went in search of some peace!
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Romancing The Crone by Gail Elaine. Gail is a writer, cartoonist, illustrator, children’s book author and much more.
Gail has written a self-help book for women entering the third phase of their lives, with 100 tips on how to make the most of it. She begins with a tale from Celtic law, when any woman surviving beyond the age of 40 was believed to be blessed by the gods. They were called “carons” or crones, which meant one who is crowned by the gods. Males would compete for the favor of the eldest caron to win her affections, and thus assure abundance and good fortune for himself and his clan. This tradition was called “Romancing the crone”. Gail’s book will offer something for everyone as she believes they are on the brink of entering the happiest time of their lives.
She quotes an old Irish drinking song;
There’s a legend about a magical spell, that can make any woman feel young. It cannot be found in a bottle or a jar, or a pill that is placed on the tongue. it cannot be stolen or bartered or given, or bought with a gem or a stone, it can only be found in the eyes of a lover, intent on romancing a crone!
A fun book, full of great illustrations which I greatly enjoyed.