Author(s): Elenor Gill
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Regan is an acclaimed sculptor, renowned for her sensuous work in wood. When her relationship with the much younger Jason Sullivan ends abruptly, Regan retreats to an isolated cottage to prepare for a new exhibition.
Almost at once she begins to fall under the spell of the trees Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â¢Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â� recurring dreams and inexplicable lapses in time inspire her, yet leave her exhausted and strangely disturbed. As she immerses herself in her work, a surprising new relationship begins to develop with Liam, the estate handyman sent to repair the cottage.
But as he watches the shadows deepen around Regan, Liam becomes increasingly concerned. When they discover the bizarre fate of generations of Sullivan women, his concern turns to fear. But Liam has secrets of his own, secrets that threaten his new bond with Regan, a bond that may be her only chance to escape the gathering shadows. First published March 2006.