The Bell at Sealey Head
by Patricia A. McKillip
Review by Carolyn Frank
Ace Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780441016303
Date: 02 September 2008 List Price $23.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Sealey Head is an ancient promontory. Every evening at sunset, folks in the area can hear a bell tolling. No one is sure exactly where or why the Bell at Sealey Head tolls, but it is only a local minor mystery, The bell can be heard best, by those who can hear it, near the point, which is where the old inn is located. Judd Cauley, who runs the off-the-beaten-track somewhat run-down inn while caring for his aging father and spending every free hour reading, hears the bell. Gwyneth Blair, who writes ingenious tales, wears glasses, and although preferring Judd's company, spends her days with the Sproules, hears the bell. The Sproules, Raven, the local gentleman farmer who is courting Gwyneth, and his sister Daria who is Gwyneth's best friend, hear the bell. From official release/information:
From publicity material: Sealey Head is a sleepy town on the edge of the ocean where at sunset, the ringing of a bell can be heard but is never seen. On the outskirts of the town, the aged Lady Eglantyne lies dying in her impressive estate known as the Aislinn House. As the plot unfolds, a breathtaking romance, a few intriguing strangers, and a magical bell open the doors to a wild majesty of a castle full of knights, princesses, and an ancient story of magic.