More Books Coming Soon by Lita-Luise Chappell
The Blythewood Curse
Here is an occult mystery about Celtic Druids and witchcraft in northern England in 1890. A young boy, Rowland, has recently moved to the North York Moors. His mother Amelia, enrolls him in the local primary and they meet his teacher Beth and her daughter Tess, who befriend the boy. Tess seems to have a magical way with animals, and Rowland wants that same power. Beth decides to teach him, but she has an ulterior motive in mind. Behind the proper and respectable school teacher front, is a mysterious woman of Celtic Druid tradition, whose family has led a working grove of practitioners in the nearby ancient woods for generations. But Beth and Tess and their ancestors have been cursed, and they believe that Rowland might be their way toward becoming free from it. Only the curse is not what they think it is. When Rowland discovers that he is to be the instrument of Beth’s will, he doesn’t want the power the lessons bring. Only then, does he realize that the power he already has is greater than any magic she could teach him. Expected release in July, 2020.
The Town with the Feather Crest
This is the first children’s book that Lita will be releasing. Built on a long poem that was in her first poetry book. Expected release in November, 2020.
The Sylvan Woods of Lake Nemi
Elena Morandi has only field work left to complete in order to earn her degree in sociology. Her topic: how the ancient cult of Diana and its practices influenced the social structure of the Roman people. She takes on summer work under the supervision of a local history specialist, Professor Riccardo Benenati. She also adds to her knowledge by helping the well-respected archaeologist, Doctor Vincenzo Nerezza, who is working on a dig at the famous Temple of Diana on the northeastern shore of Lake Nemi. Elena discovers a secret tunnel under the Nemi cliffs, and a way back in time to its ancient sylvan woods. Between keeping in touch with her husband back home in the states, her work with the professor and archaeologist, and her visits with Diana’s ancient cult of priestesses, she is also trying to figure out who is stealing temple antiquities. She doesn’t know who she can trust, but she ends up learning much more than she ever expected.