Author Michelle Zirkle said her newest book tells “an incredible story.”
She said while sitting and brainstorming one day she wrote down three sentences, not knowing those three sentences would eventually be the first three sentences of chapter one in her newest creation Emerald Island Elixir. “I wrote them down and it actually started the book.”
The Emerald Island Elixir is set in Ireland and involves Robert’s attack on Ann follows his drinking a magic bottle of beer prominently displayed in the pub in Ireland, but visible to only a select few. When Robert dies and travels into the future, returning as Evelyn, a woman healer delivering his own baby, he consults with “The White Dove Witchery,” a secret coven protected by a rebel priest of the Catholic Church, to get a handle on the sporadic power of healing coursing through his veins.
Still feeling like a man on the inside, Evelyn fights her attraction to a male healer as she searches for the missing ingredient that will not only protect her coven, but facilitate Father’s mission of teaching the common folks about the true power lying dormant within them—the power to manifest their own divinity. Meanwhile, Bren-nan and his crew of wicked wizards shape-shift and steal the emeralds used in making the magic elixir. Can they be stopped before they kill Robert and his opportunity to save his baby and redeem himself through the reincarnation?
Zirkle will be in Portsmouth Nov. 10 fro 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Portsmouth Public Library showcasing her writings. She said she looks forward to coming to Portsmouth, saying her mother still lives here.
For those who enjoy the book, Zirkle said this is the first of what she has planned for a sequel.
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