Charlotte Harper’s life isn’t going as expected; she had to change her course of studies, her ex-boyfriend has hooked up with her best friend, and she misses her mother desperately since her passing. Searching for meaning and direction, she pours herself into her family history. She learns of a possible ancest or named Elizabeth from the early nineteenth century, who was hung for the crime of witchcraft, and is determined to try to save her. Charlotte explores the strength of her Wiccan beliefs and the powers within her stones, preparing a spell to transport herself back in time nearly two centuries. She arrives at a small town on the shore of Owasco Lake, New York. Intending to stay just long enough to save Elizabeth, she creates a cover story and attempts to fit in. After weeks with no word of Elizabeth, she immerses herself in the community, working in the General Store and using her knowledge of herbs and medicine to help those in need. She soon forms strong bonds with those around her, becoming drawn into the simple and fulfilling life of a bygone era, and even falls in love—more deeply than she ever thought possible. As the deadline of the execution nears, visions of the future begin to plague her and those around her. Can she save Elizabeth and undo what happened almost two centuries ago? With two lives on the line, she knows she must face the consequences of meddling with time, even if it costs her everything.
Heather Lynn, born in Toronto, Ontario, lives with her family just north of the city. Her education in biology and health sciences has supported an ongoing interest in physiology and the potential of herbal healing. In addition, she has been intrigued by the possibility and impossibility of time travel since childhood. When she's not writing, Heather enjoys family time, working in her garden, and learning more about the 'power' of stones. After publishing Sky Watcher: A Shadow in Time, Heather went on to publish the second book in the Sky Watcher Book Series, Sky Watcher: Déjà-Vu. Book 3, Sky Watcher: Between the Shadows was recently released this past April.
When Charlotte Harper dreams of the death of a woman she's never met, she is compelled to save her life, even if it costs her everything.
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Sky Watcher: A Shadow in Time (#1)
The woman on the scaffold looked out past the crowd, her face without expression. Though we had yet to meet, I knew at whom I was looking. “Elizabeth! Elizabeth!” I tried to shout, but no sound came from my lips. The hangman lowered the noose over her head and snugged it around her neck. Many in the crowd began to cheer. I watched her eyes as they came to rest on someone at the back of the crowd, someone she knew, whom she cared for. She was looking at whomever it was with a small smile on her lips as the floor fell away beneath her feet.