Recent Reviews for Jeanne Treat
Dark Birthright (Book) - 6/11/2007 7:51:35 PM|
Medieval Scotland: Dughall is born and his poor mother, who had been severely mistreated, perishes. He is given to the Hays, who shower him with love, giving him the foundation to be a good and honest man.
Dughall and his brother Ian Hay share the same birthday of Oct. 31st, the day of the dead. They have the sight and can sense each other’s pain and pleasures. Doughall also has a connection with Keira, a pagan priestess. They dream of each other and hope to marry one day. For a while, everything is wonderful at the seaside village of Whinnyfold, until Dughall’s real father shows up to bring him home to Huntly.
At the castle: The Earl of Huntly gives a new name to the word evil. He is cruel and deals out punishment sometimes without reason. Dughall tries to understand his father, but there seems to be no pleasing the man. There’s Kate, the Earl’s mistress who has her own agenda and Fang, who takes great pleasure in torturing people. Dughall does find friendship with Murdock, who is assigned to protect him. He realizes there is more to his brother Gilbert than meets the eye and he meets his mother’s father, the Duke of Drake. He is a kind man who would like to take Dughall away from the Earl, but law states he cannot interfere.
As the story unfolds, the reader will find out how the characters shape each others lives and their futures.
Ms. Treat has captured the life of medieval Scotland with clear and vivid prose. You’ll enter a world where you can almost feel the spray from the sea, the warmth from the peat fires and the love as you enter the homes of the seafaring people of Whinnyfold. She shows how a noble may rule with grace and understanding or with unforgiving bitterness. She’ll take you to the stone circle to honor the goddess with pagan rituals and celebrations. She touches on the healing powers of herbs, and the medieval superstitions concerning these rites. The relationships are believable whether there’s love, loyalty or vengefulness. This is definitely a tale for everyone. It is rich with history, myths, magic, and the paranormal. Characters you’ll fall in love with and those who you may actually hate. Review at: paranormalromance.org
Dark Birthright (Book) - 4/30/2007 9:03:44 AM
Interestng concept. I'll have to take a look at it.
Visions at the Dale (Short Story) - 5/21/2011 5:02:27 AM
interesting. your writing is very descriptive. i wanted to visit Lily Dale myself...
Recollections of a Spirit (Short Story) - 7/23/2008 12:55:35 PM
Now that was an excellent short story. To have a spirit tell his own story is a hard thing to make believable. But you pulled it off nicely.
Candy Apple Man (Article) - 12/11/2007 4:11:50 AM
Yes, life was simpler years ago. Nice story. Willie
Discovering an Early Western New York Photographer (Article) - 4/29/2007 5:11:09 PM
I just read your article and really enjoyed your writre. My wife is from Scotland and she has two family members who are original fisherfolk and authors: Angus Martin, and Tommy Ralston. Each have authored books on fisherfolk.
The Witness (Poetry) - 3/19/2011 7:42:48 AM
Deeply introspective and meaningful, Jeanne. Thank you. Love and peace to you,
The Witness (Poetry) - 8/14/2008 11:10:56 PM
Hamster wheel kiddo.
Write on, and write hard & honest.
The Vision (Poetry) - 5/19/2008 6:35:16 AM
Hi Jeanne! I read your poem, "The Vision". Beautifully done. It made me want to take a trip to Scotland or Ireland. Best of luck with your writing. Please feel free to visit my site here in the "Den"
Foam (Poetry) - 5/13/2008 6:25:52 AM
Oceanable foam and life would be the ideal world for me. I wrote about the ocean and also about shrimp. Love everything to do with the ocean and would absolutely llke a room in my home displayed with all ocean things. I have several statues, but need netting and all to make it authentic. Colors of ocean water are unique to me too.
The Vision (Poetry) - 5/13/2008 6:24:17 AM
Great travels and travails you have been through. I can tell you are a caring person thought. You sure brought the ocean alive to me. Memories of the ocean I can always abide. Thanks. **********
The Witness (Poetry) - 5/13/2008 6:22:08 AM
From babies we are born and to babies we go when we die. Good write and says much and clearly defines life beginning and end.
The Witness (Poetry) - 4/9/2008 8:49:20 AM
This is an excellent write, powerful with depth and inside... Well done..
Wishing you Well...
The Witness (Poetry) - 3/8/2008 10:39:57 PM
an interesting write...well composed, good flow and excellent imagery. It's also a very wise piece of work, spiritual actually. Well done!
The Witness (Poetry) - 1/4/2008 3:48:28 PM
The Witness (Poetry) - 12/2/2007 1:22:08 PM
Dear Jeanne, I read your poem, it is nice write and you should continue. The flower are born in silence. Keep going, Emile
The Vision (Poetry) - 10/6/2007 1:20:52 PM
Expression captured in mind travel, a gather of thoughts laid to page with a sound that made value of words and images created, thought process in verse, Walt
Foam (Poetry) - 8/30/2007 1:54:14 PM
Awwwww! This is just adorable....
The Witness (Poetry) - 8/16/2007 1:37:02 PM
We cry when we are born with that first breath of life and grow into a world that one day will end.