THE BOOK: Hallow Be Thy Name.
THE AUTHOR: Amy McLean
THE PUBLISHER: CreateSpace (i.e. me!)
SUMMARY: It has been two years since Lucy Hallow first saw the spirit of her deceased nephew, and, having come to terms with her role as Spiritual Messenger, it is time for her to step up to the next level. Assisted by her spirit guide Naiche, the son of a Chiricahua Apache Chief, and clairvoyant Audrey Maurice, she must open up her gift to help others.
During the spiritual evenings held at Hallow House, Lucy’s coffee shop in Hampstead, she meets Jennifer Healy, a young woman who has recently lost her fiancé in a road accident. When Lucy is introduced to a Victorian spirit named Serafina DuPont, she realises that there is a strong connection between the two lives. To discover this link, however, she must closely observe the stories that unfold around her, as not everybody is as innocent as they seem.
Tales from 1890 and the present day become one in this journey of mysticism, betrayal, and the dead. HALLOW BE THY NAME contains knowledge and insight from various historical figures. All spiritual input is provided by an authentic Spiritual Messenger.
THE BACK STORY: My auntie is a spiritual messenger. While I didn’t consciously set out to recreate her story – though certainly she inspired the character of Lucy Hallow – I felt it was a subject about which I longed to write. The idea of the Spiritworld – the afterlife to which we return after our time on earth – is something that has always been close to my heart. It’s been prominent in my life, typically in a non-religious aspect, for as long as I can remember. It seemed only natural to write about it, really.
As for the Victorian element, I’m not too sure where that came from. I think I needed somebody who was no longer on earth who could provide links between Lucy, Jennifer Healy, and Audrey Maurice; Serafina DuPont was the perfect fit, and with her own tragic story too. Audrey is one of my favourite antagonists to work with because she’s so irritating. She’s a lot of fun to write.
WHY THIS TITLE?: It’s taken from the Biblical ‘Hallowed be thy name,’ playing on Lucy’s surname. The name ‘Lucy Hallow’ actually means ‘Holy bringer of light’.
WHY WOULD SOMEONE WANT TO READ IT? The factual aspects have all been fed to me by my auntie, thus coming from a genuine link to the Spiritworld.
REVIEW COMMENTS: On Amazon!
AUTHOR PROFILE: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Amy-McLean/e/B00LM2Y9EI/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1
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WHERE ELSE TO BUY IT: Amazon
CONTACT THE AUTHOR: www.mcleanamy.blogspot.com