Longing for a change from city life and having heard that Greece's remote villages treat doctors like royalty, Allie Alexander, MD, moves to the mountains. Her first glimpse of the village - complete with a handsome "knight" on a white horse - is like stepping into an enchanted land. But Allie is soon to learn that the village has all the ingredients of a fairy tale - evil as well as good. The villagers are downright rude and inhospitable, refusing to help with her ramshackle medical clinic. Can Allie's faith hold strong when even the "white knight" seems to reject her and her God? Will she succeed in helping the villagers - or die trying?
ANN NICHOLS (aka Melanie Panagiotopoulos), her husband, and two children reside in the venerable city of Athens, Greece, where she has spent many winter days pouring over dusty tomes in its old libraries and exploring little-known, historic sites where early Christians once lived and died for their faith. Her adventures have clarified her research and given her writing power and authenticity.