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“The goddess myth ties in very well with how the feminine has been suppressed in a patriarchal society, mirroring Kate’s relationship with her controlling older husband. This is emphasized when Kate unveils her hidden picture of the triple goddess, in an act of defiance at the end of chapter one. Later on Kate’s trip to Peru, the Shaman unearths further clues to whom and what the goddess represents. This theme runs parallel to the protagonist’s journey towards self-actualization. “
I am a woman whom has been divorced for over 16 years and raised my daughter alone, working three jobs to survive. Now that time has passed and she is 19, I am finally able to live life more for “me” instead of “her.”
I can relate to Kate in the story when her husband of over 20 years asks for a “divorce.” My husband walked in and gave me the wedding ring, said, “I fell out of love with you, I am leaving,” I was devastated just like the character was!
I could relate with Kate’s daughter (Julie) who is moving out on her own and the struggle to balance life when everything is turned upside-down. It’s as if I went through the AA program again, learning how to take care of me and not everyone else again! It’s hard, painful and very lonely.
If you wish to read an inspirational, thought provoking and spiritual connecting book about loss, love, and healing then this book will be for you.  Coen has a great sense of humor writing this type of fictional book that will take you on a journey but also open your eyes to new horizons that you might not of considered before.

This book has 36 chapters that will capture your heart as the author brings her wisdom and systems of healing teaching how she get through a difficult time in her life.
© 2013 Jackie Paulson

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