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A Keeper's Truth
     

A Keeper's Truth

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by Dee Willson
 

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EVERY ONE OF US HAS A SOUL.
SOME ARE NEW, SOME OLD, AND A FEW, THE DANGEROUS, ARE LOST.
BUT ONLY TWELVE KNOW WHY WE HAVE A SOUL AT ALL.
ONLY TWELVE REMEMBER MANKIND'S FORBIDDEN PAST.

Tess thinks she's going crazy when only she sees the naked man in the crowded café, comatose woman in his arms. The nightmares, the visions: something's not right.

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EVERY ONE OF US HAS A SOUL.
SOME ARE NEW, SOME OLD, AND A FEW, THE DANGEROUS, ARE LOST.
BUT ONLY TWELVE KNOW WHY WE HAVE A SOUL AT ALL.
ONLY TWELVE REMEMBER MANKIND'S FORBIDDEN PAST.

Tess thinks she's going crazy when only she sees the naked man in the crowded café, comatose woman in his arms. The nightmares, the visions: something's not right. But Tess is entitled to moments of insanity. She's the daughter of mental illness, suicide, and her husband was just killed in a car accident, leaving her an inept single mom at twenty-six.

Then Tess meets Bryce, Carlisle's illusive bachelor who spins tales from ancient mythology with knowledge beyond his years. His truths intrigue Tess, pull her from the depths, and might just be what she needs to survive.

Compulsively readable, A Keeper's Truth is an emotionally charged tale of fate, belief, and the power of the human mind. A story that will have you questioning everything you know about the history of mankind, and wondering if somewhere, deep inside, you knew the truth all along.

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Kirkus Reviews
2016-01-26
In this debut romantic fantasy, a widow tries to choose between a family man and a globe-trotting teacher, unaware that an ancient predator stalks her. Painter Tess Morgan lost her husband, Meyer, in a car accident five months ago. She and her 5-year-old daughter, Abby, live in the hauntingly wooded town of Carlisle, in Ontario, Canada. One day, while meeting with Abby's kindergarten teacher, Tess waits for her friend Thomas, another single parent. Instead, she runs into Carlisle newcomer Bryce Waters, who's there to meet his niece. Later, in a cafe, Tess experiences a vision of a woman being ravished by a tattooed man with needlelike teeth. The woman, Tess learns, is a local named Sonia MacKinnen who's been missing for days. That she was recently seen with Bryce doesn't stop Tess from going to a Halloween party at his lavish estate. She attends dressed as Tuatha Dé Danaan, an Irish fairy, and is smitten when Bryce, a traveling anthropology teacher, can converse about the mythological beings that she paints. Unsurprisingly, when Thomas and Bryce meet at a kindergarten Christmas pageant, they instantly dislike each other. Their competition for Tess sets off an avalanche of revealed secrets that tie the artist to the ancient people of Lemuria—and to the horrifying man from her vision. With a generous wit that readers should savor, Willson presents Tess as a damaged woman desperate to heal. She describes Tess' childhood with a bipolar mother as "an endless roller coaster of maxed-out credit card highs and Titanic-worthy lows." The author also spreads her love and knowledge of ancient civilizations on nearly every page. As Thomas and Bryce argue the merits of believing in Atlantis, readers learn that "Troy was myth until 1871, when a German archaeologist discovered it under layers of mountains in Turkey." The narrative also tackles reincarnation, asking if whether, before humans appeared, souls existed in dinosaurs. In the final third, the point of view changes, somewhat telegraphing where characters might stand in the end. Yet as Willson unfurls more of her world, her series' immense potential proves irresistible. A sensual novel about a painter, sparkling with mythological details.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781925296181
Publisher:
BK Publishing Trust t/a Bottom Drawer Pub
Publication date:
04/01/2016
Pages:
378
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.84(d)

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A Keeper's Truth 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"WITH A GENEROUS WIT THAT READERS SHOULD SAVOR, WILLSON PRESENTS TESS AS A DAMAGED WOMAN DESPERATE TO HEAL.... THE AUTHOR ALSO SPREADS HER LOVE AND KNOWLEDGE OF ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS ON NEARLY EVERY PAGE.... YET AS WILLSON UNFURLS MORE OF HER WORLD, HER SERIES' IMMENSE POTENTIAL PROVES IRRESISTIBLE." - KIRKUS REVIEW "A Keeper's Truth by Dee Wilson is an intriguing novel that explores some of the myths that date back to antiquity. I think it is an amazing story, and I appreciate the way that Dee Wilson approaches these controversial mythical lands. I didn't feel like I was reading some fantastical fantasy, but rather a historical review... I found this book enjoyable and entertaining, and I highly recommend it to science fiction aficionados who have an interest in the ancient lost civilizations of the earth and how these affect us today. It is a marvelous story and I am looking forward to reading the sequel." - Reader's Favorite "A born storyteller who draws us into her world with accomplished writing, novels that touch our hearts, and endings that leave us breathless." - D.J. McIntosh, Award Winning Author of The Witch of Babylon "When BDP first received the manuscript for A Keeper's Truth from Dee Willson, we read the first page and knew that this was the kind of book we started this business for. Dee has a wonderful storytelling voice, and her dedication to fine tuning a manuscript to be the best that it can be showed.... It's so wonderful to work with someone who values taking time to publish a book we hope readers will pick up again and again and become a favorite in their libraries." - Bottom Drawer Publications "Dee Willson is a born story-teller. Her worlds are freshly invented, meticulously considered, and richly told. A KEEPER'S TRUTH dazzles us with an entirely human protagonist and a love interest who is anything but. In all her work she manages to offer what we all want: surprise and delight and laughter, a remarkable achievement." - Catherine Luttinger, Agent, Darhansoff & Verrill, New York "From her masterful openings to her gut-wrenching finales, Dee Willson writes lush, imaginative stories. Her skill as a craftsman, whose perfect word choices are complimented by her talent for spellbinding plots and memorable characters. I've carved out a special place on my bookshelf for her current novels and plenty of of space for those yet to come." - Tanis Mallow, Author "Dee Willson's characters cast shadows sharp enough to make even the most jaded reader uneasy. She juxtaposes comfort with peril and the beautiful with the grotesque until the simplest gestures are disquieting and the only way out is forward." - Rob Brunet, Author of Stinking Rich "I love finding books that don't go the obvious path...books that keep you guessing." - Jennifer Foxcroft, Author of Sanguine Mountain
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Susan Sewell for Readers' Favorite A Keeper's Truth by Dee Wilson is a fascinating and exciting science fiction novel. Tess Morgan had a difficult childhood. Although Tess's mother loved her, she had mental issues and in the end committed suicide. Despite her past, Tess has the life that she has always wanted; a loving husband, a young daughter, and a studio to paint in. In seconds, her life changes. Her husband is killed in an auto accident, and left Tess a widowed single mother. Abby, her five-year-old daughter, is the most important thing in her life, and Tess wants her to have a stable home. While she is trying to pull her world back together, she begins having nightmares. Tess dreams of her death many times over in many different centuries and eras. Her deaths are gruesome and are very real. If that isn't enough, she sometimes sees people and events that aren't there, and Tess is scared that she is going crazy like her mother. With the support of Karen and Thomas, Tess's two good friends, and the love of Grams, they help her maintain a sense of normalcy in her life. Bryce, a wealthy and handsome man, has moved into town, and against her judgment, Tess finds him attractive. At a party, Tess slips and mentions one of her strange visions to Thomas and Bryce. Instead of thinking she is mental, Bryce claims that what she is seeing is real and that he can help her. Thomas gets upset and tells Bryce that she isn't ready and to leave her alone. Ready for what? Tess can't decide if she is more scared that she isn't crazy or if it was better to wonder about her sanity. The two men are battling for her affection and protection, and causing havoc in her life. With a murdered girl in the mix, they become the source of her salvation, or do they? A Keeper's Truth by Dee Wilson is an intriguing novel that explores some of the myths that date back to antiquity. It contains many fascinating facts and suppositions about Lemuria and Atlantis. I think it is an amazing story, and I appreciate the way that Dee Wilson approaches these controversial mythical lands. I didn't feel like I was reading some fantastical fantasy, but rather a historical review, similar to how James Rollins and Clive Cussler write their interpretations. Ms. Wilson has left it open for a sequel, and I will be looking for more novels about Tess, Bryce, and their families. I found this book enjoyable and entertaining, and I highly recommend it to science fiction aficionados who have an interest in the ancient lost civilizations of the earth and how these affect us today. It is a marvelous story and I am looking forward to reading the sequel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Buy this book, I could not put it down! From page one I was hooked. Not only was this a well written book, it kept me interested and wanting more as I ended every chapter. I thoroughly enjoyed the way the author incorporated ancient mythology into a modern day story that takes place in a town which could very well be the one you live in, with the main character, Tess, as one of your neighbors. The author did a fabulous job bringing her characters to life, and between that and the mythology, I didn’t want the story to end. I highly suggest you read this book. Like me, you will be begging the author for more. I can't wait for book number two!