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Justine, a young girl of wealthy parents, does not want to engage in the conformity of other girls her age. She is a tomboy who adores her older brother and prefers to play his games than act like a lady. Justine?s world begins to fall apart when her brother goes off to fight a war and dies in battle. A Catholic priest, convinced that her brother wanted him to build a church on the family?s land, comes and changes the life of Justine and her mother. The priest accuses Justine?s mother of being a witch; when her mother is tried and killed, Justine must become the ward and mistress for a powerful prince. But this is only where the novel begins. The title implies that this is a religious novel; it is not, at least in any traditional sense. The book, while promoting spiritualism, attacks the church and its believers by portraying them as heartless and greedy. There are also sex scenes that, while not graphic, might offend some readers. Readers who enjoy spirituality without the boundaries of religion will enjoy this book. It eloquently shows how spiritual awakening is an ageless journey that goes beyond time and space, and creates a reality that can best be understood by those who have been through similar journeys.
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FROM EARLY CHILDHOOD, Julien has been captivated by mysticism and the eternal journey of the soul. Raised on an island, she was strongly influenced by earth-based spiritual traditions and the healing properties of nature. Julien holds a B.A. in psychology and an M.A. in humanities and Leadership, with an emphasis on Christian Spirituality. When a life-changing injury forced her to leave the life she had known, she turned within, praticing the traditions she had studied, and meditating on inner treasures. This novel is a synthesis of her passage into the heart of pain, and the transformation that took place there.Review:
"A very good read, with some unusual and interesting views of biblical characters, Longo pulls the reader along." -- Heartland Reviews
"A wonderful, extravagant first novel, taking us on a romantic, mythological sojourn. Her characters & page-turner plot will delight readers!" -- San Francisco Book Review
"Two thumbs up! Written with authority, envisioning truths to some of the world's biggest mysteries. It crackles along like wildfire." -- The Book Critic
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