let's go home FINDING THERE WHILE STAYING HERE
BENEATH THE VEIL
THE MYSTERIES OF MARIGOLD
COMING IN 2023
Let's Go Home
Finding There While Staying Here
Let’s Go Home, Finding There While Staying Here is a timeless tale of love and loss, truth, growth and spirituality that speaks to anyone who has ever felt lost.
How do we find there while staying here - especially when darkness shrouds our path?
This is the central question of Let’s Go Home, Finding There While Staying Here, Bernadette O’Connor’s debut novel. It is the story of Halia, a beautiful free-spirited soul, and her quest to find there, the elusive weird and wonderful of her childhood and of snowy mountain escapes.
As she runs from her pain, Halia creates a façade to find acceptance in a world where she feels lost, alone and misunderstood. She makes friends with Snow, who promises to take her home, only to slowly steal her soul. To the outside world Halia has it all, but she sees through the façade she has carefully constructed. Knowing it can never be enough, she sticks a needle in her arm, desperately seeking there, unable to find it here.
On her journey back, her father, who abandoned her as a child, teaches her to stop running and face her pain, and an enchanting wise woman, Tabitha enters her life and guides her through her darkness and the hidden stories within her soul. Halia must voyage beyond her comfort to reclaim herself and find her way home. She discovers that there is a thin veil between joy and heartbreak, light and dark, here and there – will she lift the veil and embrace what lies beyond?
BENEATH THE VEIL
BENEATH THE VEIL recounts the story of Clara, and her quest for truth, freedom, wisdom and the remembering of what lies beneath the veil.
As Clara seeks her freedom, she struggles to find the Divine Light to transform herself. Haunted by the dark secrets of her past: a deadly betrayal, unspoken and unspeakable, she is too scared to reveal her truth, knowing she will be further condemned and punished by her brother or Father Colin Stanley or Padraig McDermott.
Her silence a betrayal of her soul. She waits in the nothingness, scared, she too, will become a fallen woman of the Magdalene Laundry. Locked away. As she listens through the silence that surrounds her, the blood-stained truth engulfs her and her family. She must symbolically cleanse herself of her sins while the endless penance to God continues through abuse, humiliation and beatings.
On her journey she is reunited with her Aunt Maeve, a wise woman who teaches her the Gypsy ways and how to dance with the truths of the world. Guided by Maeve, Clara begins a spiritual odyssey into realms of light and shadow, toward a final communion that will awaken or destroy her. Will she rise from the darkness of the past and be free from the indoctrination of the remote Irish Catholic village?
This tale, told with heart, speaks to the soul in each of us, delivering moments of illumination, a potent mix of divine feminine and masculine history, which will inspire you to remember who you are. Ultimately, Beneath The Veil is a story about being able to forgive our past and trust in our becoming.
What Others Are Saying...
LET'S GO HOME, FINDING THERE WHILE STAYING HERE
'A book with depth and wisdom that will sit with you
long after the final chapter.'
IF YOU LIKED EAT PRAY LOVE YOU WILL LOVE LET'S GO HOME AND POSSIBLY RELATE TO THIS AMAZING PIECE. IT IS GREAT FICTION THAT KEEPS YOU TURNING THE PAGES OVER.
A STORY OF LOVE AND LOSS, AND ONE WOMAN’S JOURNEY TO TRANSCEND HER INNER DARKNESS AND RECONNECT WITH LOVE ONCE AGAIN. a STORY WRITTEN WITH HEART.
LET’S GO HOME, TOOK ME TO A PLACE AND TIME MANY YEARS AGO READING THE CELESTINE PROPHECY. LIKE CELESTINE PROPHECY, IT HAS SO MANY INSIGHTS AND WISDOM. IT WILL STAY WITH YOU.
What Others Are Saying...
Beneath The Veil
This tale, told with heart, speaks to the soul in each of us, delivering moments of illumination, a potent mix of divine feminine and masculine history, which will inspire you to remember who you are.
Bold and empowering, Beneath The Veil is a reminder that there is light in times of darkness.
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Beneath the Veil is a brilliant book. So many victims of abuse are writing their stories these days; several have become therapists or healers. Many include pointers at the end of their books, but this is the first book I’ve read that actually takes one through the process of healing, seamlessly evolving from the plot line into a self-help book without being preachy. There is a spirituality, a divine essence to the process depicted by Maeve, which I gather is what the author uses in her own practice of kinesiology and advance theta healing. As O’Connor writes: “I am not my past, nor am I my future. I am me, just a girl who has become a woman and evolving into a wiser one. And as I share this wisdom with others, I hope they may be inspired to step into their own path of BECOMING." Step into your own path of “becoming”. Begin by reading Beneath the Veil. Unforgettable!
/ Reader's Favourite