QUICK NOTE...Update: 9/7/19
First of all, my heart goes out to all those affected by the recent heinous weather outbreaks, most recently being Hurricane Dorian. We were right in the path of Hurricane Michael (like so many others), and we're still trying to get back in our home. Things are very slow to progress towards normalcy...and every day presents a new headache/nightmare to deal with. Hopefully by month's end, we'll be back in there to start the next leg of recovery. Thanks for stopping by and sharing my bookish adventures. It helps remind me I'm not alone in this crazy journey called life.
Monday, October 31, 2016
Sunday, October 30, 2016
Friday, October 28, 2016
Together with Joline, another close college friend whose spiritual work inspired the trip, they travel to the small mountain village of Otavalo. Immersed in nature and introduced to strange ancient ceremonies, the three friends are pushed to recognize that good health is not only physical. Tess grapples with her inability to trust; Ellie struggles with a painful secret; and Joline worries about the contract she made with an aggressive businessman whose ambitions could destroy the delicate fabric of the local community.
When an ayahuasca ceremony goes awry and an unlikely betrayal suddenly threatens to unravel their decades-long friendship, these three very different women awaken to a shared realization: they each have a deep need for healing.
Ellie, Joline, and Tess...friends since college, but with the connections they've forged over the years, they've become sister soul mates, if ever there were. You can't help but admire their individual strengths, and yet how they grow that much more in each other's presence. It's a good thing to, because although this was initially a trip for healing Ellie's physical ailment, it's going to turn into a life changing event for them all. Secrets are uncovered, lost desires found, destinies questioned, and old paths forged anew, all with a side of laughter, despair, heartache, and hope. It's a trip like none other, but in the end, they won't want to change a thing.
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Edna is thirteen, a precocious troublemaker wreaking havoc at her Beverly Hills school. Her therapist advocates medication, but her parents come up with an alternative cure: Edna will spend the summer in the desert with her grandparents. Their remote cabin is cut off from cell phone service, Internet and television. Edna’s determined to rebel until she meets an older local boy and falls in love for the first time. How can she get to know him from the edge of nowhere?
|FYI...I really DIG this alternate cover I found!|
Fits the story THAT much more.