- Publisher: XYZ Publishing/Dundurn Press
- Available in: Paperback, Kindle
- ISBN: 1-894852-03-6
“…a joyous, witty, complex feminist novel that you’ll want to read straight through… The Applecross Spell delivers the unique kind of fun — part intellectual frisson, part emotional thrill, part sheer page-turning, chore-neglecting guilty pleasure — that only a good book can.” – The Ottawa Citizen
“Like Wendy MacIntyre’s first novel, Mairi, this book deals with a question of epic proportion: in the union of male and female, can there be a mystical fusion of opposites, of fire and water, of yin and yang? For the protagonist of The Applecross Spell, this conception is more than mere metaphor; it is deeply felt belief in a transcendental marriage of souls.” – Herizons
The Applecross Spell is a modern feminist tale brimming with women’s lore and history, from Pandora’s Box to the Scottish witchcraft trials. When writer Suzanne Clelland meets Murdo Napier, a twice-widowed Scots mathematician two decades her senior, she believes she has found her ideal partner for a dream she had thought impossible: a mystical marriage of equals. In her new husband’s home in the legend-steeped Scottish Borders, Suzanne stumbles on disturbing secrets of Murdo’s past which suggest he is far from the man she believed him to be. Shocking events precipitate her flight, together with Murdo’s youngest son, to the Applecross Peninsula, an ancient mountain sanctuary overlooking the Isle of Skye.