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The Wood Wife

Leaving behind her fashionable West Coast life, Maggie Black comes to the Southwestern desert to pursue her passion and her dream. Her mentor, the acclaimed poet Davis Cooper, has mysteriously died in the canyons east of Tucson, bequeathing her his estate and the mystery of his life--and death.

Maggie is astonish by the power of this harsh but beautiful land and captivated by the uncommon people who call it home--especially Fox, a man unlike any she has ever known, who understands the desert's special power.

As she reads Cooper's letters and learns the secrets of his life, Maggie comes face-to-face with the wild, ancient spirits of the desert--and discovers the hidden power at its heart, a power that will take her on a journey like no other.

When writer Maggie Black inherits the estate of Davis Cooper, a poet with whom she corresponded but never met, she's at a point in her life where she's looking for a change.

The Arizona desert is not what she expected, nor are the people she meets up on the mountain where Cooper's house stands. As she delves deeper into the mystery surrounding Cooper's death she's drawn into a world of secrets and deadly beauty, twisted reality and ancient creatures.

The Wood Wife is part urban fantasy, part mystery, and altogether spellbinding. It's a tapestry of images and folklore deftly woven together. One of my all time favourite books - it's like comfort food for me.

Unfortunately, the Wood Wife is not available in e-format but you can treat yourself to the paperback or hardback version HERE.

1 comment:

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Oooo, this sounds wonderful. I'm a fan of her edited anthologies but hadn't realized she'd written this novel. I'll read it now, thanks!