Magdalene Line

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 937 ratings

The Expected One Publisher's Summary

When journalist Maureen Paschal begins the research for a new book, she has no idea that she is stepping into an ancient mystery so secret, so revolutionary, that thousands of people have killed and died for it.

Two thousand years ago, Mary Magdalene hid a set of scrolls in the French Pyrenees: the Gospel of Mary Magdalene, her version of the life of Jesus and the events of the New Testament. Protected by supernatural forces, these sacred scrolls could be uncovered only by a special seeker, one who fulfills the ancient prophecy of L'Attendu, the Expected One.

As Maureen becomes immersed in the mystical lore of L'Attendu, the eerie prophecy of the Expected One casts a shadow over her life and work, and a long-buried family secret comes to light. Maureen's extraordinary journey takes her from the dusty streets of Jerusalem to the cathedrals of Paris to the rocky foothills of southwest France. To search for the scrolls, she must unravel clues that link history's great artistic masters, dynasties, and scientific minds. Ultimately, she comes face-to-face with Jesus Christ, Mary Magdalene, and a love triangle that changed the course of history in a deeply moving and powerful new gospel...the greatest story never told.

©2006 McGowan Media, Inc. All rights reserved (P)2006 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.
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  • Book 1

    • The Expected One

    • By: Kathleen McGowan
    • Narrated by: Linda Stephens
    • Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 467
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 264
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 266

    Two thousand years ago, Mary Magdalene hid a set of scrolls in the French Pyrenees: the Gospel of Mary Magdalene, her version of the life of Jesus and the events of the New Testament. Protected by supernatural forces, these sacred scrolls could be uncovered only by a special seeker, one who fulfills the ancient prophecy of L'Attendu, the Expected One.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • the Expected One (unabridged)

    • By Sheila on 02-19-09

    Regular price: $39.93

  • Book 2

    • The Book of Love

    • By: Kathleen McGowan
    • Narrated by: Linda Stephens
    • Length: 21 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 247
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170

    Maureen Paschal thought she might rest and work on her book after discovering the gospel written by Mary Magdalene that revealed Jesus and Mary Magdalene were married. The truth of their story rocked the world and made Maureen a target of those who did not like her discovery and a heroine to those who did.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So interesting!

    • By Laura on 04-16-09

    Regular price: $39.93

  • Book 3

    • The Poet Prince

    • By: Kathleen McGowan
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 16 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 223
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 171

    Worldwide controversy surrounds author Maureen Paschal as she promotes her new best seller - the explosive account of her discovery of a gospel written in Jesus's own hand. But a scandalous headline about her lover, Bérenger Sinclair, shatters Maureen's plans and sends her to Florence.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • the author had me all the way through!

    • By Richard D. Shewman on 01-27-13

    Regular price: $27.99