Evil plots his return to power and Good fights to defeat Evil’s sinister plan. Caught between them in this epic struggle are two young lovers—Martak, master of the forest, and Marianna, a beautiful maiden and governess to Rosy, the impetuous, young princess. Evil’s desperate scheme to outwit Good and rule the Kingdom puts Martak, Marianna and the Princess at risk as they are drawn into the conflict. Will the soulmates realize their “happily ever after?” Martak must first unravel the curse and destroy Evil. In this land where magical forces vie for dominance, could true love be the most powerful weapon of all?
A beautifully illustrated tale for women of all ages, Ten Fingers Touching explores the complex nature of love and fate. It is an enchanting journey of romance, mystery and adventure. Ellen A. Roth’s debut novella is an imaginative take on a classic genre—and a treat for the romantic soul.
Meet the Author
ELLEN A. ROTH holds a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Education and an MFA from Syracuse University. She spent the early years of her career as a registered art therapist, working with children with a variety of special needs. Co-founder of premier relocation consulting firm, Getting to the Point Inc., Ellen was named one of the Best 50 Women in Business in Pennsylvania.
A wife and proud mother, Ellen lives with her husband, Dr. Loren Roth, and continues to be actively engaged in community service. She has been fascinated with fairy tales since childhood, and recently released her debut work of fiction, Ten Fingers Touching.
Meet the Illustrator
JOHN BLUMEN is a freelance illustrator living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Throughout his long career in advertising and publishing, his images have graced everything from annual reports to children’s books—including titles published by The Penguin Group, Llewellyn Worldwide and Harcourt Publishing.