Dreams in the Distance
Dreams in the Distance, Book I of THE CHOICE series: What voices influence your choices?
Make your choice, adventurous Stranger,
Strike the bell and bide the danger,
Or wonder, till it drives you mad,
What would have followed if you had?
The Magician’s Nephew, C. S. Lewis
In 1952 London and C. S. Lewis’s & J. R. R. Tolkien’s Oxford, five young people pursue their Dreams in the Distance as they choose their life paths influenced by either holy voices of inspiration or insidious voices of seduction.
Faced with your greatest choices, how do you know which one is right?
It is 1952 Britain. The war is over, but not the personal battles for beautiful Lily Whitely; brilliant Phila Claiborne; her brother, the blueblood Hugh Claiborne; the brave Ollie Ogilvie; and the beguiling Dan McCauley.
- Lily desires a future and fame in the world of fashion.
- Phila revels in studying at university with her literary heroes, but longs to find her Prince Charming.
- Hugh’s deepest desire is to find the glory and honor he never realized during the war.
- Ollie confronts his wartime demons, proceeding a new life path hoping to find happiness.
- Dan, grounded from flying, seeks solace in humanism and the love of a woman.
But they have an enemy more insidious than they ever could have imagined, one bent on destroying their dreams – and their souls.
They find themselves tangled in a web of personal crises and deception, throughout London and Oxford, where they encounter angels, dark whispers, and choices that will change their lives forever.
Infused with the influences (and appearances) of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, Nan Rinella has crafted a powerful tale about the decisions we make (and where those decisions take us) that will delight readers far beyond their expectations.
Book II: Hope on the Horizon
Table of Contents
Prologue: The War
i. A Noble Brother
ii. A Scottish Lad
iii. A California Yankee
iv. Two Daughters
1-The Vicar's Daughter
2-The Challenge of Job
3-The Earl's Daughter
5-The Chauvinist and the Feminist
6-Worldly Lures Versus Heavenly Tenets
7-Not Always Black and White
8-Beauty and the Brain
10-The Weight of Love
14-The Bomb and Best Wishes
17-In Fate's Footsteps
18-A Day Like No Other
25-Lilies and Laid to Rest
26-Between Sorrow and Sadness
30-Dark Night of the Soul
31-A Fire Within
33-Tea and Talk of Cold War
34-Lily in Wonderland
38-Voices of Fear
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