Anna Katri Jensen is born into an isolated Scandinavian community, in rural North Idaho in the 1960's. Emotionally abandoned by her family, it is only the love of her Irish grandmother that sparks a faint flame in Anna's young soul. Then early one dark morning, Anna's grand never wakes up. When a tragic hunting accident takes the life of her younger brother, Anna withdraws even deeper into herself and away from the world.
Escaping to Seattle, Anna puts herself through college, becomes a law clerk in a well-established law firm, and is lured into a mysterious game. Challenging her intellect on all levels, she pursues clues all over the world, competing with her savvy and gifted opponents. In order to survive this game, Anna has to utilize her inner strength, persistence, cleverness, humor and unknowingly transforms from a lost soul into an extraordinary woman.
The twists and turns of this tale include intrigue, an intense - almost brutal love affair, the recognition of a cloaked soul mate, international travel, in-depth research into one of life's most formative mysteries and finally peace...the rewards of successful inner study.
The last few chapters of this novel unwrap delightful surprises, and subtle suspense keeps pages turning long into the night. Enjoy.
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About the Author
Born into a conservative middle class community along the shores of Lake Erie, the author attended university during the tumultuous 60's. After marching on Washington in Peace Protests, she meets and marries a Saudi- when interracial marriages were extremely rare.
After graduation the couple and their young son move to Saudi Arabia, where she gives birth to another son. This period from 1970 to 1977...before, during, and after the discovery of oil...is documented in Arabia - Age of Innocence, written by the author.
Moving back to Southern California (during the Beach Boy era), she divorces her Saudi husband of 20 years and buries her oldest son at age 32. She then begins a new adventure. She moves to a 15-acre homestead in the hills of Northern Idaho, where she still lives with Ben...her husband and soul mate.
A student of life, the author challenges Anna with the lessons she's learned. Imprinting the pages with provocative scenarios, the author spins Anna's Journey into an insightful tale. The pages are full of intrigue, mystery and self-discovery...with a sprinkle of romance.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The book was compelling with flowing descriptions that pulled me in. Woven into the narrative is a detailed history of early Idaho homesteading which winds to the present with interesting twists and turns. As Anna bridges the gap, we learn about ourselves as well. Fun. BJH