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The Waiting Sands & The Devil on Lammas Night
The Waiting Sands The Devil on Lammas Night Author:Susan Howatch The Waiting Sands: ?Dearest Raye? I? m writing to ask if you can possibly come to Ruthven for a few days. My twenty?first birthday falls next Sunday? I would feel much less frightened if you were beside me until after midnight on Saturday.? Dependable Rachel Lord hasn?t heard from her school friend Decima Mannering for over two years when, out ... more »of the blue, she is invited to Ruthven, the fairytale Scottish castle her friend will inherit on her coming of age. Her arrival is met with relief by Decima, who is convinced her husband Charles means her harm. Is Decima in her right mind? Or is Rachel being duped by her worldlier friend? As the eve of Decima?s twenty?first birthday approaches, a shocking event leaves Rachel with no doubt.
The Devil on Lammas Night: 'Nicola was sceptical of all fortune-tellers and saw no reason why she should have any special faith in Maris...'Well, if you ever do go to Maris,' Judy had said with maddening confidence, 'and if she predicts your future and if she turns out to be dead right, don't say I didn't tell you so.' ' Tristan Poole charms people for his own purposes and has installed his 'Nature Food' society at Colwyn Court. When Evan Colwyn returns to his family home he finds that sudden illness, accident and death have moved in. And Nicola, who Evan loves has also fallen foul of the faxcinating spell.« less