Projects by Deborah O'Toole...
Marty Gibbons was disillusioned at the age of forty-eight, having been married and divorced three times and highly skeptical of the opposite sex. Despite attempts by friends to match her on a series of dates, Marty decides marriage and relationships are not for her and sets out to rebuild her life accordingly. Little does she know there is a chance meeting in store that will lead her to the unlikely man of her dreams. Status: Estimated completion Spring 2012.
A novel of enduring yet impossible love and betrayal set in the turbulence of Northern Ireland, the glamour of London and the wilds of Scotland. Status: Complete.
The Collective Obsessions Anthology chronicles the extraordinary loves and intricate obsessions between two families sweeping a span of more than one hundred years, set against the backdrop of a Gothic seaside mansion in Maine. Status: Complete.
Daniel and Kathleen Fallon feel they have nothing left in common after their daughter Nikki leaves home for college. The couple drifts even further apart as their lives take on different directions. It's only after Nikki comes back home with life-altering news that Danny and Kathy rediscover each other and realize the deeply profound healing power of their love. Status: Estimated completion Autumn 2011.
Piper Hunt is an eccentric shopkeeper living in a remote Rocky Mountain village named Glinhaven. She stumbles onto the dark side of her community and tries to solve a hideous murder with help from one of her ancient and ill-tempered neighbors. Status: Estimated completion Spring 2012.
Newly-widowed Beth Mills accepts an outpouring of sympathy from her community after a freak mining accident takes the life of her husband. Unbeknownst to anyone, she is secretly delighted that her cruel husband is lost to her, but she never expects his vicious ghost to return and haunt her in more ways than one. Status: Complete.
Fictional account of the dramatic life of Sir Francis Bryan, confidant to King Henry VIII. Bryan was a knight bannerette, chevalier, and baronet, Lord of the Tor Bryan, poet and translator, chief gentleman of the privy chamber, a diplomat, and a sportsman who excelled at jousting. "In the Shadow of the King" brings to life the story of Sir Francis Bryan, as told by one of his descendants in the twenty-first century. Status: Estimated completion Autumn 2012.