By Margaret A. Westlie
PEI author Margaret A. Westlie will launch her latest novel Old Annie at the Montague Rotary Library on October 14 at 2 pm.
Annie, heroine of An Irregular Marriage, is back, now in her new home in Prince Edward Island. But is she a healer or is she a witch? Her husband is dead, drowned on the crossing from Scotland to PEI. Her most treasured possession is a gazing ball, a gift from her mentor Belle—a woman believed to be a nature-worshipping witch. How will Annie become part of her new community in Canada? Will her skills as a healer and a midwife outweigh the reputation that has followed her from Skye? And who is the mysterious Mr. Wells, who has travelled with her from Scotland and whom only Annie can see?
Westlie is the author of novels, poetry, essays and a children’s book. She is well known to readers in Montague and across PEI as the author of historical novels set in the 19th century in eastern PEI, such as Mattie’s Story and An Irregular Marriage. Old Annie is the fifth novel in her Settlers’ Stories series, which draws inspiration from her Scottish ancestry. Her Spooky Fun series of novels draw on her interest in the occult and paranormal. Westlie lives in Meadowbank, PEI.
Copies of Old Annie will be for sale at the launch, along with copies of her other books.