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In the Waters of Time

In the Waters of Time

by Bette Lischke


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Jane Eliot has been haunted by a gloomy dream all her life. While she is relaxed on an island in the brilliance of autumn, the dream grows bold, invading her consciousness when she is wide awake. She sees snippets of life through the eyes of 19th-century Elizabeth, a wealthy and beautiful mother of five drawn to teaching at a grim workhouse by its new master. Jane witnesses Elizabeth's life unraveling and is tormented by what this means for her own life. Unknowingly ensnared by spirits from the past, Jane must uncover and clear away the intrusion of unsettled spirits in order to chart a course for her life and find her path to spiritual freedom, clarity, and power. In the Waters of Time demonstrates the ongoing life of a soul. It is a metaphysical novel that includes a wellspring of gripping and luscious history, and portrays the drama of soul attraction and love across time.

“An intriguing, well-constructed story that follows two kindred souls across

the decades.” —Kirkus Reviews

“This novel is for all lovers of romance and the unexpected, who can

appreciate sound character development and a well-written exposé of the

human spirit as it travels through time.”

—Lois Henderson, Book Pleasures

Finalist in the category of Genre Fiction, Independent Book Publishers of New England Book Awards

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ISBN-13: 9780991159789
Publisher: SDP Publishing Solutions, LLC
Publication date: 01/30/2015
Pages: 238
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.54(d)

About the Author

Bette Lischke lives with her husband in Newburyport, Massachusetts, where she is active in theater and the Newburyport Choral Society.

In addition to fiction, Bette enjoys writing songs. She has produced a compact disc of one her story, "Santa Claus & the Elf Scout Leaders," which includes seven original songs. There are eight melodies in "Santa's Magic," a three-act play for children's theater.

Bette paints with watercolor and studies yoga, dowsing, tai chi, and all things spiritual. She has worked as an executive recruiter, social worker, writer, hypnotist, and nanny. She is both teacher and student of seven grandchildren, and blessed, as well, by their proximity.

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