by Mary Lou Gediman


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Journeywoman by Mary Lou Gediman

Protagonist Margaret Lerner, a.k.a. Maggie, lives a humdrum life; that is until she meets Native American spiritual guide, Chickahominy Grits. Maggie, a divorced, middle aged woman with OCD, is entrenched in an unfulfilling job, an unfulfilling life. She's convinced herself this is as good as it gets. Then one day, out of the blue, she receives a mysterious and foreboding email from her spiritual guide encouraging her to take her journey, and on this journey, to pay attention to the signs along the way. She has no intention of heeding such crazy advice, but the more she learns about the guide, the more he reveals his extraordinary knowledge of her past. Soon other unexpected events begin to unfold, events she cannot ignore. These pull her backward, into her youth, where she discovers that nothing she had believed in was as it once seemed. Was anything in her past real, true? What does it all mean? Where will her journey take her?

Running parallel to her travels is the mystery of her father's possible involvement in the murder of two policemen in a church basement, in 1964. What she learns about her family and herself will change everything and her current mundane life will be turned upside down, changed forever.

Journeywoman is a timely tale of self-discovery and intrigue that pays homage to the romance of change.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781480103122
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/16/2012
Pages: 254
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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Journeywoman 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great start. Nice twist. Double story keeps you reading until middle of the journey until a very hokey ending
Tmansfield More than 1 year ago
Mary Lou Gediman has a distinct gift for visual illustration and the central character of Maggie is someone we can all relate to on some level. The depth of this character and the humanness she exudes pull you into the story and capture your heart. I can't wait for the next installment of 'Journeywoman'. A GREAT read!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was excellent! It was so relevant for those of us who grew up in the 60's in a small town. I could identify with the characters. also, theneed for a journey to let go of the past, in order to go forward in the future. I look forward to reading future books of Mary Lou Gediman. A sequel to the first would prove to be very interesing, indeed.
sarahmc More than 1 year ago
From the first page I was hooked! Mary Lou Gediman manages a difficult feat--writing an engaging mystery that's also driven by interesting, deep characters whose lives transform as their past secrets unfold. The main character, Maggie, is especially great--quirky, FUNNY, spunky. She's definitely a real woman who uses her humor and sass to wrestle with the things we all do (how to understand and let go of difficult parts of the past, how to be true to herself as she embraces the future). What's cool about this book is that Gediman almost hides the story's softer side in the harder edges of a mystery. All the usual suspects are there--a hard-boiled detective, a murder to solve, a shifty priest, a lowly handyman--but like in all good books, nothing is quite as it seems.
arlenebuckley More than 1 year ago
I could not put the Journeywoman down. It had humor,mystery and suspense. It's great for everyone but Baby Boomers will love the visit to their youth with the background information. It's wonderful for Book Clubs for people to reflect on they own life and happiness. The ending was a huge surprise and I hated when it ended. I want more where is book two? I cannot believe this is your first novel! What have you been doing with your talent?
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dianne-russell More than 1 year ago
We meet Maggie later in her life as an ordinary woman, alone, flawed, in a rut. She has an interesting background that is woven into the present, with a mystery that has kept her pondering as much as it does us readers. She takes an opportunity to have an adventure and answer those nagging questions, and this experience gives her more than she even imagined. It was a lovely read with a great ending. I think it would spark great conversations in women's book clubs.
Brian-12 More than 1 year ago
Journeywoman is a great story that contains enough plot twists and surprises to keep the reader eager to turn the pages, but is more than just a thriller. The nice thing about this novel is that it does not stick to the "script" of any one genre, but blends elements of many together to tell a story that can be enjoyed by all. I would recommend Journeywoman to anyone, and know that they will enjoy the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fast reading...don't want to put it down
lilreb More than 1 year ago
Real interesting book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago