The Spirits of Jade by Skye Stephenson
Approx. 78,540 words.
Published on November 6, 2011.
Down-on-her-luck Jade's life is transformed when she finds an enigmatic black jade heart at her mother's death bed. Soon she is entering a world of Santeria priests, Chilean community activists and indigenous Mapuche healers as she travels through South America searching for answers to her family mystery. The secret she uncovers with the help of the black jade heart can help heal the world.