FROM THE AUTHOR’S WEBSITE…The secrets of the past meet the shocks of the present. Aslaug is an unusual young woman. Her mother has brought her up in near isolation, teaching her about plants and nature and language—but not about life. Especially not how she came to have her own life, and who her father might be. When Aslaug’s mother dies unexpectedly, everything changes. For Aslaug is a suspect in her mother’s death. And the more her story unravels, the more questions unfold. About the nature of Aslaug’s birth. About what she should do next. About whether divine miracles have truly happened. And whether, when all other explanations are impossible, they might still happen this very day. Addictive, thought-provoking, and shocking, is a page-turning exploration of human nature and divine intervention—and of the darkest corners of the human soul.
THE BOOK FAERY REVIEW…While I have to admit that it took me some time to get into the novel, I could not help but keep it open to continue reading once Aslaug goes out into a new world she’s not accustomed to. Imagine being a foreigner in your own city. Imagine rarely venturing out to see what is beyond the home land or even having no interaction with those outside a mother-daughter relationship. Imagine for 15 years never remembering affection as we as mothers give our children today. Then imagine losing the only person you ever really knew with the blink of an eye and feeling more alone. Aslaug had such an intelligent mind and kind heart who just wanted to find her place in the world after losing her mother. She struggled to trust, love, and understand things from her mother’s past and the things that were happening to her. She watched those that were supposed to be “right in the Lord’s eye” fall apart and worship other things behind closed doors and struggle . Like her mother, at 15 she had to grow up over night in order to survive both within herself and within the outside world even against those who blamed, ridiculed, and lied about her. Great book that makes you look at yourself and your own beliefs. Makes you question your hipocracies as well as those around you. Even makes you wonder more about life’s mysterious miracles.