outstretched wings

A heavy fall of snow respects the cottage of St. Eumachus of Perigord (sixth century). One rigorous winter day, while St. Eumachus was occupied in prayer for the clergy and people of Perigord, a heavy storm of snow fell on all the surrounding country, but not a single flake fell on the cottage or in the little garden plot of St. Eumachus. We are told that an eagle with outstretched wings brooded over the cottage and garden, and protected them. – Les Petits Bollandistes, vol. ii. p. 414 (1880) I read that passage during our most recent snowstorm in Scots Bay

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Miss Chatelaine

I’m thrilled to announce that The Virgin Cure has been chosen as the first pick in Chatelaine Magazine’s inaugural book club! The editors at Chatelaine have regularly shared their favourite books with readers in the past, and their online books discussion forum has been a fabulous part of their web site for years, so it’s truly exciting to see them bring these elements together to establish an official book club (in true Chatelaine style, of course.) To have my novel be their November pick is quite an honour. The November issue of Chatelaine is making it’s way to mailboxes, newsstands

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