Volume One of The Earthsong Trilogy evokes the moment in prehistory when marauding nomads brought horses, male gods, and war to a goddess-worshipping Europe that had known peace for thousands of years. Against this perilous backdrop, a passionate, dangerous love develops between Marrah, a gifted priestess, and Stavan, one of the invading warriors.
"Clan of the Cave Bear Revisited"
The sequel to Mackey's Year the Horses Came transports us to northeastern Rumania and western Ukraine some six to eight thousand years ago. Drenched in blood sacrifice and hatred, the villain Changar vows revenge against Marrah and her gentle lover Stavan, a prehistoric New Age man and rightful heir to the Hansi throne, which has been usurped by the dead chief Zuhan's evil bastard son Vlahan, a devotee of rape and destruction.
In prehistoric Europe, Keru, the son of the Queen of Shara, has been kidnapped by a nomadic diviner wishing to turn him against his own people. A band of warriors led by Keru's sister, Luma, and her best friend, Keshna--who is passionately in love with Keru--set out to find him before his soul is completely corrupted by the nomads.
The year 3643 B.C.E: a time of social upheaval and moral chaos. Inanna, a passionate and beautiful girl, with psychic powers and a strong connection to nature, is a member of a nomadic tribe that has spent years violently infiltrating the peace-loving, long-standing cities of Mesopatamia. When her brother executes her sister for adultery, Inanna runs away from her family and her people in search of a community where women fight and rule, and where sex and love are worshipped, not forbidden. In the City of Dove her powers lead her to the son of the queen, and she realizes she is destined to rule this city.
"Well written but sad"
From the first day that polar opposite friends Lucy and Cassie meet at prep school, they are inseparable through Vietnam and Civil Rights marches to falling in love for the first time. Lucy emerges from the turmoil engaged to the crown prince of Patan, poised to become the Princess of Paradise, while Cassie marries Lucy's college flame, David, and struggles to balance married and working life. When David rises to fame as a rock star, Cassie's whole world shifts dramatically while, in the Himalayas, Lucy slips into the rhythm of a lifestyle that hasn't changed in centuries.
From the Maryinksy Theatre in pre-Revolutionary Russia to the Lincoln Center in New York during the 70s, this is a generational story of three great ballerinas. Natasha Ladanova, a ballerina who has excelled in the Imperial Ballet with the help of the Grand Duke Alexis, a great admirer of Natasha’s. Nevertheless, even his great wealth cannot convince her to be with him, and she falls passionately in love with Sergei Maximov, who fathers her daughter, Tatiana Trey - and then breaks Natasha’s heart.
Rinda Sue McCarthy, born at the precise moment the atomic bomb burst over Hiroshima, sits in a Mexican jail awaiting execution by firing squad. As the Mexican soldiers practice their marksmanship outside her cell, she writes her confession: a tale of the crimes committed against her by the leaders of a Conspiracy She Is Not At Liberty To Name, and her murderous, but utterly apt revenge. Who are They? Old boyfriends, professors, doctors, her former husband.
Viola is discovered by Sarah Bernhardt and rockets to the top of New York vaudeville. While in Berlin, Viola falls madly for a satirical playwright whose incendiary work infuriates the fast-growing Nazi party - and cause his tragic death. Against the odds, Viola survives and her daughter, Kathe, becomes a star of early television, despite growing up during the London blitz. Kathe’s starpower quickly proves she’s more than just a starlette’s daughter, launching her career and changing her mother’s life forever.