The Boundary Stone
By Gail Avery Halverson
"The Boundary Stone" is a historical fiction romance novel set in 1660's England at the time of the Great Plague. Lady Catherine Abbott, bound to an arranged marriage, longs to use her love of science and the natural world and her singular talent for illustration to accomplish something larger than the life that is planned for her, something much larger than the life expected of women during the 17th Century. Dr. Simon McKensie, banished from London during his final year of medical school for pushing harder on the boundaries of scientific knowledge than any other student, has blurred the lines between research and criminality and must choose between exile to the rural country village of Wells--or the hangman's noose. When the plague spreads from London to Wells and the town's very existence is threatened, Catherine and Simon must confront their own fears and work together to save the village--and each other.
GAIL AVERY HALVERSON is the playwright and composer of musical plays that have been performed for over 250,000 Sacramento area children since 2004. Writing for both theater and television, she holds a degree in English Literature and Communications from the University of California, Davis; and is currently at work on a television pilot for Double Trouble Productions, Inc. She lives in Folsom with her husband and son. The Boundary Stone is her first novel.