All Acts Of Love And Pleasure Are Her Ritualsby Rachel Adair
Hundreds of years ago, women were revered as healers and guardians of the Earth. This is a story of a time when the earth teaches her secrets and forest fairies show themselves to those who believe. This is the story of Caroline Hathaway, the woman who marks the change in consciousness
A high priestess in a secret society. Forbidden love. A destiny preordained.
Hundreds of years ago, women were revered as healers and guardians of the Earth. This is a story of a time when the earth teaches her secrets and forest fairies show themselves to those who believe. This is the story of Caroline Hathaway, the woman who marks the change in consciousness between the old and the new.
Lady Caroline Hathaway is part of a lineage that has been called on for centuries for herbal wisdom and midwifery. She brings healing to the people of her Old English village with herbal remedies and a power that comes from a much more mysterious force than mere plant-lore. But this power brings her under the scrutiny of the Queen's monks, and hundreds of years will pass before healers of her ilk are able to openly practice their art again.
All Acts of Love and Pleasure are Her Rituals is a provocative tale of one woman's journey through the end of an era. Caroline Hathaway is the last of a long line of healers, foretold to mark the change in the centuries old tradition of women's mysteries. Throughout her life, she follows the path of her mother, until she experiences a shift in the village view. Practices once held in high esteem become scorned and punished. Caroline has a choice; either leave the land that she knows as a member of her family, or be condemned as a witch.
After losing his wife during childbirth, Caroline's father tries to raise his only daughter as a normal child. Sheltering her from the many predictions that foreshadowed her birth, he keeps her out of sight of her destiny. But Grandmother feels differently. This mysterious old woman takes Caroline under her wing and teaches her the ways of wisdom and magic. Unbeknownst to Caroline, she is being prepared for her destiny as High Priestess of the Society of the Crescent. Without direction from her father, Caroline follows many dark paths to discover the true power that lies within her. It is not until her greatest love enters the picture that she is able to fully realize her power, but not without costs.
Grandmother had always taught her that destiny will befall itself no matter how mortals try to stop it. The fates always get their way.
Caroline's life is filled with trials and initiations. She journeys through innocent, forbidden love and finds herself in a romance greater than anything she could have ever expected. Does she stay on the path that is safe or does she risk everything to follow her heart? Caroline's tale is erotic, sensual, romantic and tragic. She falls under the power of submission as she follows the path of mysticism and vows herself to the moon.
"The moon is my mother. I am forever bound to her light."
This is a story about the magic of the land, the passion of a woman and the possession of love. It is a heartfelt experience of unrestricted desire in a time before such things were chastised-a time where the land was the call of worship and the spirit of the people.
In All Acts of Love and Pleasure, author Rachel Adair paints a highly sensual picture of the secret love between women, between men, forbidden relationships, and the secrets of the ancient arts.
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