“a sympathetic coming-of-age story... Cherie’s romantic misadventures are relatable throughout, reflecting the experiences of co-eds experiencing their first brushes with adult love. ” “An often cynical look at college years and romance, The Torch Bearer’s Exorcism is a cautionary tale about getting too swept up in what looks like love.”
Clarion Foreword Review
The Torch Bearer’s Exorcism starts at the close of the 1980’s.
Cherie is an unusually private and guarded girl with a nonconforming sense of style and a habit of constantly doubting everything around her. When she meets David during her first week on campus her emotions go into overdrive. He’s exactly what she would have asked for if it were possible to wish people into existence. They seem to be two sides of a coin. But does he actually care about her?
David is an outgoing, attractive and popular guy with rather a lot more experience in the world than ingénue Cherie. Swept up by passion, subterfuge, confusion and magnetism; Cherie must untangle what she feels and whether she can believe his love for her is real.
This is a story about painful love, being a young woman in a less egalitarian time, betrayal and overcoming it. About learning the hard way that people aren’t always what they seem or what we hoped they would be. About healing and growing into independence.