FINDING LOST LOVE: THREE STORIES
An Arthurian romance comes to life in a modern city...A man seeks solace at the loss of his love in the legend of an ancient ash tree...A woman who wants a nothing more than a quiet and loving family life hears voices and is afraid she is going mad.
Legend claims King Arthur himself helped the hero Culhwch meet the demands of the giant Ysbadadden so as to win the hand of his beloved Olwen. Cully Logan knows the old story all too well, burdened as he is with the modernized name Culwich. But he is surprised and enchanted when he meet an ethereal young woman named Olwen walking in the small city graveyard where he’s having a take-out lunch, after being let go from his corporate job. Before he can react, she slips away into the crowded streets. They are brought together again by chance during the sale of an old painting. "Perhaps we were destined to meet, like our namesakes," Olwen tells him, and laughs. Perhaps we were, Cully begins to think, and he wants to be with her. What happens changes his life forever.
"Yggdrasil was a very ancient ash tree and according to legend it was the tree of the Universe. All ash trees are its children and offer rebirth and healing." So George Symons learns from Juliana when he comes to her home to help her father puzzle out a bad investment in Belize. The house is a sprawling, somewhat isolated place near the sea. Juliana is mesmerizing to him, and he feels he has gone under her spell. She takes him to her own Yggdrasil and bids him sit under it with her. She becomes his reason for living, and when she becomes ill, he is sure that he has nothing more to live for. Until he understands the gift she left for him.
For Jen Wakefield each day is an unknown. Her husband promises her they are safe, and her love for him and her children, Maggie and Sam, sustains her. For a little while she has been free of the voices in her head. Now they have come again. The slow, gentle hours of keeping house and the planting of seeds and the walks on the dunes with her children are what she loves. Is she going to lose it all?