Still Rock Waterby Francene Stanley
Despite her unique ability, which grows stronger with each vision, Liliha is
Wearing an inherited ring, Liliha witnesses a flood on the other side of the world. With her thoughts, she guides bystanders to help the victims. Back in her own kitchen, she dismisses the strange vision as a dream. However, she then hears coverage of the disaster on the overseas news.
Despite her unique ability, which grows stronger with each vision, Liliha is powerless to change her depressed, belittling husband. Betrayed, she takes her daughters to Cornwall where she meets her childhood friend Oliver and his spiteful girlfriend. Back home, her husband wants a divorce and has arranged full-time boarding for her teenage daughters. Worst of all, she's lost her ring on the trip. She returns to St Ives to begin a new life.
The police discover her ring on a washed-up body and send it to the British museum for assessment. Liliha learns the ring once belonged to the God's Wife of Amun. A friend relaxes her into a regression where she recalls her former life as the Egyptian priestess.
She worries that Oliver might, like her first husband, want to control her. Loneliness eats away at her spirit... the ring has helped others, why can't it help her find solace?
Sweeping, epic in scope, spare and poetic, Liliha's story is as irresistible as the pull of her ancient moonstone ring. Still Rock Water is a whirlwind of sensory delight and mystery, told in spare and poetic prose, with characters so clearly drawn, their humanity rings across the deserts of ancient Egypt, through the annals of time and straight to the reader's heart. - Carol Kean. Author of Left on Stonehaven and Ironwolf.
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Still Rock Water is an enchanting novel about a woman struggling to find a new purpose in life after she is freed from her oppressive husband. Little does she know that a new purpose has already found her. While she battles with her own problems, shortcomings and longings, an antique moonstone ring whisks Liliha away into visions of other people's lives and tribulations, challenging her to protect the innocent, prevent crime and support the good. Spiced with paranormal events, the mysterious plot and beautiful prose make this novel a captivating read. Francene Stanley has a great talent to create engaging characters. Even her rogue made me root for him and hope for redemption instead of punishment.