Title: The Handfasting
Author: David Burnett
Release Date: June
Synopsis: Ten years had passed since they joined hands at the high altar of the old abbey church, ten years since they were hand fasted, engaged to be married. It had been ten years in which Katherine had finished college, completed med school, and become a doctor. For ten years they had not seen each other, had not spoken, and had not written.
It was what they had agreed.
“I’ll find you,” Steven had told her. “In ten years, when we have finished school, when we are able to marry, I’ll find you. Whenever you see a yellow rose, remember me. Remember I love you.”
For a decade, she had been waiting, hoping, and praying.
Today, on her birthday, a vase of yellow roses was waiting when she arrived at home.
Although the action occurs primarily in
New York City, psychologically, the story is set in a small town in Virginia. Change came slowly to the rural South in the nineteen-seventies, and attitudes toward women were most resistant to change. These attitudes threaten to destroy Katherine and her chance for the life for which she yearns. The Handfasting is a story of love: love renewed, a suitor spurned, a vicious attack, and a struggle for healing.
David Burnett lives in
, with his wife and their
blue-eyed cat, Bonnie. The Reunion, his first novel, is set in nearby Columbia South Carolina . Charleston
David enjoys traveling, photography, baking bread, and the
He has photographed subjects as varied as prehistoric ruins on the islands of
trails, sea gulls, a Native American powwow, and his grandson, Jack. David and
his wife have traveled widely in the Scotland United
States and the . During one trip to United Kingdom Scotland, they visited Crathes
Castle, the ancestral home of the
Burnett family near .
In The Reunion, Michael's journey through Aberdeen England
allows him to sketch many places they have visited. Scotland
David has graduate degrees in psychology and education and previously was Director of Research for the South Carolina Department of Education. He and his wife have two daughters.
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