The Drowning Bride A Legend of Havenwood Falls Novella Prequel to Of Salt and Stars
Coming December 2019
Before there was a curse, there was a wish
For generations, Noelani has lived in the forest of Havenwood Falls, bestowing blessings of love and good fortune on all who drink from the waters of her well. Over the many years, she has been visited by hundreds of blushing brides and aging widows who crave her magic, but never has she met a heart as pure of that of Stella Malloy—or as dark as that of her fiancé, Peter Heilen. When the couple arrives in Havenwood Falls just weeks before their wedding in the spring of 1990, the warm waters of Noelani’s well begin to run cold and a strange, bitter chill sets into the naiad’s heart as the forest darkens around her.
When Stella and Peter receive an unsigned postcard from the picturesque town of Havenwood Falls, the couple decides to skip the big wedding and elope. There is something oddly familiar about the town, but the closer Stella comes to unraveling its secrets the stranger her soon-to-be husband begins to act. After hearing stories of the magic waters of naiad’s well, Stella believes it may be the only way to save her love from its dark path and return her fiancé’s heart to her. Little does she know that the wish she casts at the water’s edge may doom them all.