"The water swirled around her, and she reached her hand toward the distorted surface. The faces faded, and then reappeared. Hands seemed to be reaching for her, as if to pull her back, but they never quite reached her, or slipped quietly through her, as if she were made of water herself."
Madeline has made a lot of mistakes-in her marriage and her life-and has paid dearly for them. Her teenaged children have disowned her, her parents are disappointed and embarrassed, and her sister thinks that she needs spiritual help. Worst of all, her soon-to-be ex-husband is hell-bent on destroying her life and her relationships.
When she finds herself on a plane to a mysterious tropical resort called Ashrama with a group of strangers, all with their own problems, she isn't sure she'll ever make it back home again. At first Ashrama seems like paradise, but soon the paradise starts to feel more like a prison. Her trinity of hosts appears to have an ulterior motive for their guests' visit, and Madeline must figure out what they intend for her.
Ashrama holds many secrets, and in the end, as in the beginning, this place is not what it seems. But neither is Madeline.
Winner Fiction: New Age 2022 International Book Awards
She just wants to forget, but the peculiar guides have other plans: relive her past to alter her future.
REASONS follows three versions of the heroine—each an independent life, all three forever linked. As a troubled teenager, Reason starts a new life after escaping a violent relationship. As an elderly woman, Reason approaches the end of her life—and struggles with Pain while searching for hope after trauma. And as a 35-year-old, Reason is led by a Raven into a mysterious world where she embarks on a quest with peculiar guides. As the guides clandestinely prepare her for a spine-chilling creature born of her fear, Reason tells her story. Success will mean reliving every detail… and conquering her fear. If she can endure, a marvelous discovery awaits.
Thirty-one-year-old Dr. Chastity (Chase) Ann Morgan's continued search to fulfill her romantic fantasy of a perfect marriage takes her to an unexpected place when she begins to have vivid, déjà vu dreams of a mysterious, otherworldly man who calls out to her in the most alluring sing-song voice. While the recurring dreams aren't helping one iota in her struggle with romance, a structural engineering job opportunity along with a man who may be "the one" sends her back to Europe. What unfolds is not quite what she has in mind, and her life becomes more complex than expected, especially when her quirky family's dysfunctionalities pop up at the most inopportune times.