Published: Sep. 03, 2011
Words: 65,168 (approximate)
A Novel about Fate, Family and Forgiveness
A young priest goes through the motions of following the teachings of the church in a small Muskoka town during the 1970s. He finds his true calling through unexpected encounters with his precocious love child. A little girl tries to make sense of her lonely world and sees the Year of the Rabbit as one of hope due to the birth of her illegitimate nephew.
Fate: Did things happen because they were planned? Was there some Divine intervention? Were some of the events merely coincidences? Why did Gio meet Marie in 1962? Why was he placed in the Fletcher's parish seven years later? How was it that Gio was able to...
Family: There are many different types of families described in this novel. Sera experiences changes in her family's make-up and tries to adjust when things evolve and eventually fall apart.
Forgiveness: Things happen. People do things - some unintentional; some intentional, horrible things to other people. Each of the ten commandments are broken at least once - some specifically from a "Christian" perspective.
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Inspiration for Tiger Tabby
Meet Geneva Tabby cat who has been my meuws for many years while writing and adding finishing touches to the novel. She convinced me to include a character for Tiger the Tabby (a male cat who takes a liking to Aunt Georgette) Enjoy. T
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on Jan. 01, 2013 :
This book has a lovely flow and sensitivity to the plight of the youngest characters. The images painted of Muskokan life are free of the baggage of today's playground for the rich and very grounded in small town country life - in all its dreary simplicity.
The author did a wonderful sensitive job with the illness of Sera's mother. It was very touching. Sue Stoltz
(reviewed long after purchase)