Loreena Picket may be blind, but she's a dutiful niece and talented pianist for her uncle's congregation...but they're both hiding a terrible secret. Loreena can kill people with the touch of her hand. While her uncle sees her as an angel of mercy, helping usher the terminally ill members of his flock into the afterlife, Loreena has her doubts. The true nature of her talent will be tested and will force her to consider how far she is willing to go....
Jack and Jill are two twin siblings living a normal life together. They go to school, they play games, and do their homework. They have loving parents and a beautiful home. There's only one small problem: Jack and Jill have never dreamed. In the realm of dreams, where all good dreams live, the souls of unborn children wait for their soon-to-be mothers to bring them to the realm of humans. When Jill's mother came for her, Jack was too scared to stay by himself.
"Good Children's Tale Without Being Too Soft"
Loreena Picket is a young blind woman with a gift. In the rare moments when she's not wearing her gloves, if she takes your hand, she travels with you to your own personal afterlife. Loreena will return - you won't. Loreena's minister uncle says her power is a gift from God, and together they help terminally ill people die peacefully. Still, Loreena is conflicted, because she's seen the afterlife, and it's nothing like her uncle says it is.
Arriving too late, Amos Cotswold cannot decipher what the dying Lord Marston is desperately trying to convey, and his failure threatens to destroy the villagers’ way of life. What will become of the estate? Amos and Lord Marston’s son had been friends, but Crispin hasn’t been seen for 40 years and no one knows if he’s still alive. As the estate disintegrates, Amos finds himself haunted by the Marston ghosts. Merely finding the rightful heir won’t be enough to save his village; Amos must also determine how the legend ended.
Suspected by his friends of killing an elderly lady, Councillor Amos Cotswold is targeted by a greedy developer who, seeking to discredit him, reports Amos for pressurising old folk. This accusation threatens Amos’s position and hence the villagers who depend on his protection. His plight is exacerbated by the painfully resurrected memory of a young woman who disappeared 40 years ago, three attempts on his life, a run-in with organised car crime and an ambivalent relationship with the local gypsies.