Julie is a seemingly normal middle-aged woman who married the man of her dreams, or so she thinks. She had a very difficult childhood being the youngest daughter of a divorced couple. Her mother is an alcoholic, and her father resents her due to questions surrounding her paternity. Julie’s upbringing left her unsure of how to differentiate between love, sex, and power. Her story is told through a series of therapy sessions. The reader learns of her abusive past and its effect on the present day.
It all began in Boston with a mysterious star shaped box, an abandoned wishing well, and Serena Devon, a woman who had lost all hope. Enter the enchanted world of Elushaneea. Meet Molly Day, a gifted light worker, The Counsel of Three, ( keepers of sunlight, moonlight and starlight) and Rasputin, an irascible , yet loveable cat. Together they assist Molly in her teachings to help Serena re-gain what she thought was lost forever: her inner light. Time is running out for Molly and she needs to help Serena reclaim her broken self esteem or both of their lives will be changed forever. Three tasks binds them, three tests challenge them. Will Serena be strong enough to let go of her past or will the Hall of Hate win?
Targeted Age Group:: 16-40
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
To tell you the truth, it was a terrible heat wave. I couldn’t sleep and woke up one morning with this story burning to be told. No one ever thanks the weather for their inspiration, but it really did play a key part. I had been formulating some ideas for awhile. In examining my own past, I knew there was another layer to be explored. Everyone talks about the “big traumas”, but no one addresses the smaller ones. And they pack a punch. The tiny pebbles we carry around really can hold us back, dampen out spirits, and extinguish our light. I wrote this for me and for you. The inclusion of magic and magical practices was to make it more fun for the reader.
Caitlin Rosenberry is an unassuming young waitress, who, due to a sudden traumatic shock suffered a stroke in her early twenties. Now almost mended, she returns to her doctor for a follow-up visit. Fortuitously, her physician is out and his replacement is the striking Dr. Chris Seacrest, neurosurgeon par excellence and chief of staff of the medical center. Their first encounter does not go well when, much to the shock of the indisputable Dr. Seacrest, she kindly refuses his medical advice.
Although they both gratefully assume they’ve seen the last of each other, their paths are destined to soon cross again… and again. Coincidentally, CEO of the medical center, Danny Creighton, has previously taken a secret liking to the unusual Caitlin after repeatedly dining at the natural foods restaurant where she works. He plans to ask her out, but his best friend and associate Dr. Seacrest finds himself inexplicably drawn to Caitlin for his own reasons and uncharacteristically asks her to accompany him to a medical presentation.
Caitlin begins cautiously dating the doctor but her environmentally-conscious, New Age inspired group of friends immediately mistrusts the immensely affluent, successful doctor. In addition, best friend Danny is outraged over the betrayal when he discovers Chris has been keeping his relationship with Caitlin a secret, and they quickly find themselves at odds.
Although Caitlin finds herself increasingly attracted to the doctor, she begins to experience serious doubts and after a disastrous visit to his wealthy family, decides to break off the relationship. Fate has already long since intervened, however, and the breakup fatefully sets a series of cataclysmic events into motion from which there is no turning back. In the midst of it all, the emotionally inaccessible Dr. Seacrest finds himself deeply in love with Caitlin, yet she never wants to see him again.
Targeted Age Group:: young adults, adults
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
The Keeper is dedicated to victims of trauma. I was inspired to write it for them and also to make the world a better place.