Several days ago I finished the audio book The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson.
This is a gorgeous book, beautifully written and researched. A love story down to the bone but with a twist; the tantalizing blend of modern day with 14th century Europe with the story lines indelibly intertwined by the real time dance of a talented schizophrenic woman and a man who suffers a life threatening and life changing burn.
I'm not much of a book reviewer so I reference "Beauty and the Beast" from the NY Times.
The Gargoyle, a first novel for Mr. Davidson, is the best book I've read in many years.