Synopsis of “The Meadow”. An extraordinary paranormal love story.
Do we slip through the trapdoor of death to live again and again? And if we do, where do we go? To those questions, “The Meadow” provides some interesting insights and the jury is still out on whether the authors wrote their book from memory, or if this all springs from very fertile imagination.
A brief glimpse looks like this: Professor Steve Ballantire’s ordered life unravels when MI6 springs Hugo, the brilliant child of an English diplomat from Tel Aviv to Northeast England. The boy becomes his protégée but his mother becomes his dilemma when he cannot deny his attraction to her or the inexplicable feeling that they know each other. Tensions rise dramatically when an old nemesis in pursuit of far more than the gifted child, leaves a trail of dead bodies behind while tracking Eva and Hugo to England.
The first book in a set of two, “The Meadow” is an epic love story involving four past lives where, across centuries and continents – from ancient Mexica to contemporary Pakistan, the lovers fail to bond. The story involves international espionage and intrigue, leaving the frustrated lovers with only one option – to re-unite in the Meadow, a celestial waterhole that exists between lives; a location they forget all about with each new incarnation.
The devious abduction of Eva to the Himalaya Mountains drives the past and the present into a vortex of retribution, forcing Steve to confront the nemesis who had torn them apart for lifetimes.
The background of “The Meadow” involves a story within a story. It took the authors, Mike O’Hare and Elfreda Pretorius, two and a half years to complete this epic tale. Even more interesting is the fact that during the writing they never came face to face; he lives in North East England, while she lives in Canada. Yet, an uncanny bond held them together and spurred them on to overcome great obstacles in completing this book. Incredible “coincidences” unfolded as the project progressed: They discovered that they are exact opposites in Zodiac – literally to the day. Mike was born on November 16th at 10 pm; Elfreda was born May 16th at 10 am. Both authors usually write with music, and were astounded to learn that without sharing information about this, they constantly chose the same piece of music to create the story with. The similarities were numerous: Both have a keen interest in health related matters, the psychic and paranormal world, and neither appreciate the antics of “the establishment” and the devious ways in which power is abused in our world. Naturally, the things that they are interested in are woven into the story. Finally, “The Meadow” is ready for publication.
The only component they do not fully grasp is why Elfreda began to recognize the story as they were creating what was originally Mike’s idea. How could that be explained? “The Meadow” might help to answers, and hopefully make you think about your own life.
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There is a saying known by those on their path of enlightenment: Everything comes at the perfect time, in the perfect way. "The Meadow" is exactly the sort of work where if it somehow comes your way, it is a timely message and gift from the Universe to assist you in advancing your own spiritual evolution.
"The Meadow" is a magical journey for the characters in the story and the reader alike. The lessons learned by the protagonists will shine a light on whatever issues a reader may be experiencing. The work is serendipity, synchronicity, and spirituality.
Note to the Showtime Network: We expect to see "The Meadow" as a mini-series and / or trilogy of films. When this novel graced our presence, we had set aside a three week period to devour its contents. Little did we know how captivating it is as we finished it - cover to cover, word for word, in three days!
Do the same and treat yourself to a modern-day literary masterpiece.
Philanthropist, Actress, Novelist
Founder of Eternal Youth Empire
“The Meadow” is a poignant story of eternal love that transcends the boundaries of time, age and gender. Interwoven through the intrigue, passion and drama of the many lifetimes of the protagonists, is a deep spiritual thread. A profoundly moving story - written with the emotion and subjectivity of co-authors whose intimate awareness of the lives of the various characters suggests first-hand familiarity.
“The Meadow” is simply one of the most engrossing books I have read in years. It grabbed hold of me on the opening page and did not let go. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
Get ready for a consciousness shift! “The Meadow” is the most intriguing, mysterious, beautiful love story I’ve had the pleasure of reading. I am still amazed that the authors could have brought this masterpiece to life while living an ocean apart. The gamut of emotions they dare the reader to experience makes for a wild, but thrilling ride. “The Meadow” touched the very core of my being and gave me a whole new perspective on all those who have come and gone in my life, the ones that shared beauty with me as well as the ones who caused me pain.
When Mike first approached us to read “The Meadow” in the early stages of development, we found it hard to believe that as a young boy visiting the Forum during the Billingham International Folklore Festival, on hearing the International music, an idea was born. From this idea, became this outstanding book of love, re-incarnation, espionage, and deceit. A powerful thought provoking read, you will not be able to put down.
Billingham International Folklore Festival
What a fantastic book; couldn't put it down. Tel Aviv to England had my heart in my mouth! I wish the authors only the greatest success. Readers should know that they will not be able to get any work done. I read two hundred pages in one go. It is thrilling, encapsulating, sad and heart warming.
Gillian Scott, M.A.T.A.
Reflexologist and Amatsu Teacher
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