Spotlight on Hannah Sheehan
We are happy to announce that Hannah Sheehan has returned to help us on Dancing Daisy Day . . . Read more.
Just how did a young girl called Daisy happen to have a holiday named after her?
When Alex met trouble, she blamed her sister, Jackie. And Alex’s engagement to a Viking prince was trouble. For a wedding held in 11th century Ireland would make it difficult to invite her friends from San Diego.
But Jackie had her own problems, including uncooperative fairies and strange songs which only she could hear. And if Jackie could not make it rain, marauding Vikings would be the least of their worries.
Imagine a story of greed and betrayal, intrigue and danger, war and destruction, the slaughter of the innocents on a biblical scale and the collapse of empire. And imagine at the centre of it all one woman, brilliant but shy, victimized but resolute, and ultimately vindicated. What a story that would make! Well, you don’t have to imagine it, because that is the Lise Meitner story. And I didn’t have to invent any of it – it’s all true.
It’s not all fun fairs and ice-cream. Well, it is – but that’s beside the point. Elves and Vampires are just so old school. Can Alex convince Jackie of that? Of course not, so she may as well get used to it.
Beneath the City of Luxembourg there lies a secret. The Vampires believe it is protected by the Elf. The Elf believes it concerns Alex and Jackie. And the sisters? They believe shoes in Luxembourg are too expensive.
Leaving the safety and comfort of their village, Tom, Billy, George and Ron set out to climb a mountain. Along the way, they meet an Inn-keeper and his daughter, a Farmer, and even a King in a fairytale castle. At every stop, they are warned about the monsters ahead.
Alexandra O’Rourke, aged 16, is not a happy camper. It’s New Year’s Eve. She should be partying in San Diego with her friends, but instead she is stuck in Boston, with just her younger sister, Jackie, for company.
As if that wasn’t bad enough, she is being haunted by Sarah, the ghost of a seventeenth century Puritan. Oh, and there is the small matter of witchcraft to be sorted out.