Novels by Gates McKibbin
Explore all four books in the Love Hope Give series, a saga about love across lifetimes that leads to oneness despite dramatic detours and difficulties.
ONE, BEYOND TIME
You are my one and only love, the one I long for wherever I am, the one who completes me. You are my eternal complement carrying within you the potential for me to become whole, for us to become whole, for us to become one.
Thus begins One, Beyond Time.
Meet Grace and Luke, created in Atlantis when one spirit is split into two using crystal technology and powerful spiritual rituals. Differentiated only by gender, they know everything about each other and nothing at all. After arriving in a culture as dark and corrupt as it is magical and enlightened, they become catalysts for the expansion of divine love throughout humanity and risk their togetherness to expose perverse manipulation of the masses.
LOVE, 24 AD
They said that lightning parted the sky at the moment of my birth.
Thus begins Love, 24 AD.
In this second volume of the Love Hope Give series, Gracila and Lukan reincarnate together once again. She is born into a community of female healers living apart from the world. He is decidedly in that world, the son of a Celtic tribal chief. Soon after their sacred marriage, Roman legions invade Britannia, threatening the country and its heritage with overwhelming military force. In the face of inevitable defeat, Lukan’s father negotiates a peace settlement with the Roman general Vespasian, enlisting Lukan and Gracila to help make it real and sustainable. They become influential emissaries of diplomacy, peace and healing, collaborating with Vespasian in Britannia and later in Rome. There they confront a radically different way of life, never losing sight of their spirited love, enduring integrity and eternal oneness.
HOPE, 120 AD
My first memory is of sea breezes gently rustling the folds of my mother's ankle-length tunic. The pungent smell of fish being eviscerated and deboned filled my nostrils.
Thus begins Hope, 120 AD.
In this third volume of the Love Hope Give series, Graci and Lucan reincarnate under impossible circumstances. She is a talented Greek slave preparing lavish banquets for a Roman patrician and his elite friends. He is a senator expected to strengthen his family’s wealth and power by agreeing to an arranged marriage. She can never be free, and even if that were possible, as a senator he is legally prohibited from marrying a slave or a freed woman. Their only choice is to pursue separate lives, the better to evade the anguish of their impossible love.
GIVE, 1671 AD
Luc stood in the doorway to the library. I was a governess, teaching his two young sons about science and songs, language and love. They recently lost their mother. But their generous, attentive father held them so contentedly in the immensity of his embrace, they seemed not to miss her.
Thus begins Give, 1671 AD.
In this fourth volume of the Love Hope Give series, Graciella and Luc come together after she reincarnates without him again and again in order to heal and forgive the assaults on their love 1,500 years earlier. She is the daughter of a Venetian senator and his courtesan, left in the care of nuns nearby. After being educated at a convent and monastery in France, Graciella must decide whether to take her vows or enter a world she’s never known. Luc, a count with a substantial estate in Provence, creates fine wines for the elite but can’t abide their decadent lifestyle. He shares his wealth generously and lives as far from court intrigue as possible. The eternal love that unites Graciella and Luc once again – finally – erupts with pure joy.