The Thin Place Lori Herter

The Thin Place Lori Herter

by Lori Herter

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Overview

California native Glenna Molloy, a travel writer, flies to Ireland to explore sacred places cherished by Finn Maguire, her great lost love, in hopes of finding new meaning in her life. But Coyle Foxworth, her intrusive and cagey co-author, can’t work without her. He follows her to County Fermanagh, disturbing her spiritual journey. They visit tiny Caldragh Graveyard with its ancient pagan stone and fairy tree. The graveyard is reputed to be a “Thin Place,” where the veil between our world and the Celtic Otherworld is so fragile it can disappear. There they meet a mysterious femme fatale, Maeve, who says she is half-fey. Magical things begin to happen, and suddenly Finn reappears in Glenna’s life…

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148627555
Publisher: Lori Herter
Publication date: 07/20/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,009,975
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Lori Herter grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, graduated from the University of Illinois, Chicago Campus, and worked for several years at the Chicago Association of Commerce & Industry. She married her husband, Jerry, a CPA, and they moved to Southern California a few decades ago. They still live there with their two cats, Freddy and Jasmine. They have traveled extensively in the U.S., Canada, Europe, New Zealand, Australia, and Tahiti. Lori’s favorite destination of all is Ireland. Over several trips to Ireland she has visited all parts of the island, both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Delving into Celtic legends and Celtic Spirituality has been a special interest of Lori’s in recent years.

Lori has written romance novels published by Dell Candlelight Romances, Silhouette, and Harlequin. Some of these books are currently available as ebooks on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. She also wrote a four-book romantic vampire series published by Berkley with the titles OBSESSION, POSSESSION, CONFESSION, and ETERNITY. Lori’s website is: www.loriherter.com

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Thin Place by Lori Herter is a delicious page turner, a supremely enjoyable read that instantly transports the reader to the mysterious misty setting of a lush graveyard in Ireland where the charming sensitive heroine seeks to reunite spiritually with her soul-mate from whom she had a heart-wrenching parting 20 years ago. The author skillfully captivates the reader through every detail of her writing and makes the reader deliciously anticipate the next thing for the fascinating characters in the story. I felt as though I had been a stowaway on a mystical magical enraprurous journey to captivating Ireland where fairy lore weaves its intrigue and magic in a thoroughly enjoyable tale. Thank you, Lori Herter, for writing this delightful book. Your drew me into this memorable sojourn to Ireland with your incomparable skill and mastery of the art of writing. The Thin Place is a pure delight, from start to finish! To those of you lucky enough to discover it, don't hesitate to savor this supremely enjoyable read! - Kay Skvorc
ReadersFavorite2 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite The Thin Place is a contemporary romance written by Lori Herter. Glenna Molloy is an American travel writer who is fifty, broke, and homeless. She's used the last of her dwindling resources to finance a trip to Boa Island in Ireland. Glenna's long-lost love, Finn, grew up on Boa Island, and the island's landmarks are highlighted on one of his books. Glenna is planning on writing her next book on Ireland, which will focus on fairies and other aspects of Irish folklore. Her first trip is to an ancient cemetery to find a pre-Christian two-faced stone Finn had photographed for his book. She's enraptured by the stillness of the place and the eyes of the stone, and surprised to see gold coins lying in a hollowed place on the top of it. Glenna thinks briefly of the barely functioning camera she's using and what those coins could do to make life a bit easier, but dismisses the thought and adds a coin of her own to the pile. Then things become interesting. Lori Herter's The Thin Place will make you forget where you are and what you should be doing instead of reading this enchanting book. There's magic and glamour on Boa Island, and the realms of the real world and faerie blend at the thin places, like the ancient cemetery on Boa Island. Herter takes the reader on a tour of Christian and pre-Christian sacred places and makes the beautiful and rugged landscape come to life. Her characters are beautifully drawn and credible, especially the enigmatic Maeve who seems more fey than human and has an uncanny ability to charm animals and make things happen. The Thin Place is highly recommended.
ReadersFavorite1 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite The Thin Place by Lori Herter is an insightful story with Ireland as its backdrop setting. Glenna Molloy, a native of California, goes to explore Ireland. She is a travel writer who wants to see the places liked by her lost love, Finn Maguire. Glenna's co-worker Coyle Foxworth follows her. They visit many places and they meet Maeve, who claims to be half-fey. A lot of weird things begin to happen and we see a re-entry of Finn into Glenna's life all over again. The graveyard titled 'Thin Place,' which incidentally is also the title of the story, and Maeve give the story a spiritual aura which makes it mysterious and at the same time fascinating. I enjoyed the book for many reasons. The Irish culture and traditions were educational. It was nice to take a trip along with the author in the Irish locales, folklore, and legends. The Celtic myth, Maeve and Thin Place gave it the spiritual feel which was very mystical. The character of Maeve is insightful and that character gives an unusual and whimsical feeling while one is reading the book. Coyle's character gives the break from the mystical and scenic angle that runs through the story. Great writing and a great book! The characters are honest and real. Each one's characterization is distinctive and that sets them apart from each other and gives the story a freshness throughout. The romance in the story is also something that is unique and different with the re-entry of Finn, Glenna's long lost love.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Bil Howard for Readers' Favorite Are fairies real? The question lingers with a tauntingly real possibility in The Thin Place by Lori Herter. When Glenna Molloy takes a trip to Ireland to explore the sacred places which were special to the man, the love of her life, that she had lost, she is on a spiritual journey. In the back of her mind there is a possible book stirring, but it is merely an idea for sorting out her feelings for Finn Maguire and to discover who she is before it’s too late. However, Coyle Foxworth, her intrusive and manipulative co-author, can’t seem to leave her alone and follows her, disrupting the solace for which she was searching in the Irish countryside. In the tiny Caldragh Graveyard, there is an ancient pagan stone and a fairy tree which is reputed to be a “thin place” or a place where the veil between our world and the Otherworld is very thin. They bump into a enigmatic seductress who calls herself Maeve and claims to be half human and half fairy. Having insulted those of the Otherworld, Coyle is suddenly drawn into Maeve’s clutches and tortured as only a Leananshee can torture a man. Fate turns in the completely opposite direction for Glenna however and she discovers new and exciting, magical things beginning to happen in her life. Real or not, their nearness to the “thin place” certainly seems to have suddenly twisted their fates in a whole new direction. The intrigue, suspense, and overall draw of The Thin Place make it a page turner that you just can’t put down. The author plunges the reader deep into Irish and Celtic mythology and legends in a way that would cause even the most skeptical among us to wonder for a moment. The characters and the descriptions place the reader in Ireland to the point where one might actually smell the wet grass and feel the misty rain while reading. Suspenseful, intriguing and captivating, The Thin Place will take you on a journey to a part of Ireland that only lives in myth and legend and cause you to wonder if there actually is an Otherworld on the other side of the veil.
Tiggedy2 More than 1 year ago
I love this book. I was hooked from page one. It's very clear that Ms. Herter did her research for this story. Her knowledge and insight of Ireland are apparent in every chapter. I feel as though I walked with Glenna. Saw and felt all that she did. Every description and emotion came to life with crystal clarity. The characters in THE THIN PLACE are as rich as Ireland itself. Glenna Molloy is a very real, believable protagonist . She has flaws and weaknesses, yet her strength shines through. Her love for Finn and the places so dear to him propel her into a journey that many of us may not have the courage to take. Finn Maguire had my heart in his first scene in this story. A man of convictions, he gave up his one true love to honor a commitment that many men would have walked away from. Our world could benefit from a few more Finns. Glenna's co-author, Coyle Foxworth is the night to Finn's day. I personally found him obnoxious and clueless. But I will say one thing about Coyle--he is a man who knows what he wants. His character further deepens the telling of this story. Maeve, is she really half-fey? Each reader has to make up their own mind to that. As for me? I believe! Maeve is an independent woman with an amazing insight into people. She has a wisdom that, dare I say is other worldly. You also get to meet Eily O'Grady, the owner of the B&B that Glenna calls home while in Ireland. Eily is a good sounding board for Glenna as so many things happen. She's a sweet woman who won me over right away. There are a couple other characters that round the story out, but they are for the reader to meet. THE THIN PLACE is a story I'll remember for a long time to come and one I am sure to revisit. It was fresh and different from anything I've read in years. Afterward, I found it hard to keep it from my thoughts. The journey of reading this book was one I enjoyed very much. I do however have one request to make of the author, Ms. Herter. Please write a prequel