Here’s your chance to change the course of history…
Okay, not really. Let’s say it’s your chance to put in your two cents’ worth, which might change a very small part of the future, how’s that?
I have to write a description to convince the world to read my book, Soul Searching. Believe it or not, it’s a lot harder than it sounds!
Anyway, here’s what I’ve come up with. Would you want to read it? Does it make sense? Is it too depressing, confusing, detailed, vague? Be honest – my future is at stake. (Okay, it’s not THAT dire, but the truth is a lot more helpful than empty flattery.)
Add your comments! Your thoughts might be the difference between the book being a huge success and dying a slow death in an online bargain bin somewhere…
(PS – And if you have a better idea for a title, I’d like to hear that, too!)
When we refuse to forgive, we lose a piece of our soul. But where do those pieces go? And how do we get them back?
Tara Davies’ life changed forever when she was eight years old. Now she’s 39, and after spending her life roaming the world she returns home to Oregon, hoping to rebuild her relationship with her father. But an attack leaves him in a coma before she can ask the question that will determine their future, and her dreams of a normal life are once again shattered.
Her aunt Deirdre, who disappeared 30 years earlier, is killed in the same attack. Tara is stunned when Deirdre leaves her the McCarthy family home, promising that if Tara restores the house to its former glory, it will help her find what she’s been seeking – even though Tara herself has no idea what that is.
For a rootless wanderer like Tara, owning a house ranks right up there with root canals and paying taxes. But she decides to stay in Surfside long enough to repair the house in spite of warnings from Lee, a tavern owner who seems to know more about the house – and Deirdre – than he is willing to admit. She’ll fix it, sell it, and move on.
But as Tara works on the house, she discovers that it doesn’t obey the laws of physics. Doors lock and unlock, holes refuse to stay patched, and a mermaid guards hidden treasure. Her nights are filled with dreams of her family’s past that border on nightmares. And people keep showing up on her doorstep, claiming that the house is calling them.
The final straw comes when her mother mistakes Tara for her long-long sister Deirdre and assures her that the house is still guarding their secrets. Tara has to admit that, as crazy as it sounds, the house has something to teach her – if it doesn’t kill her first.
Tara has to battle obstacles, both seen and unseen, to uncover the truth about the secrets that the house protects. And when faced with the ultimate betrayal, must decide what price she is willing to pay to earn forgiveness – or deny it.