Walking the Labyrinth

Walking the Labyrinth

by Lois Cloarec Hart


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Is there life after loss? Lee Glenn, co-owner of a private security company, didn't think so. Crushed by grief after the death of her wife, she uncharacteristically retreats from life.

But love doesn't give up easily. After her friends and family stage a dramatic intervention, Lee rejoins the world of the living, resolved to regain some sense of normalcy but only half-believing that it's possible. Her old friend and business partner convinces her to take on what appears on the surface to be a minor personal protection detail.

The assignment takes her far from home, from the darkness of her loss to the dawning of a life reborn. Along the way, Lee encounters people unlike any she's ever met before: Wrong-Way Wally, a small-town oracle shunned by the locals for his off-putting speech and mannerisms; and Wally's best friend, Gaëlle, a woman who not only translates the oracle's uncanny predictions, but who also appears to have a deep personal connection to life beyond life. Lee is shocked to find herself fascinated by Gaëlle, despite dismissing the woman's exotic beliefs as "hooey."

But opening yourself to love also means opening yourself to the possibility of pain. Will Lee have the courage to follow that path, a path that once led to the greatest agony she'd ever experienced? Or will she run back to the cold comfort of a safer solitary life?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783955330521
Publisher: Ylva Verlag e.Kfr.
Publication date: 06/29/2013
Pages: 286
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.64(d)

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sage320 More than 1 year ago
Lois C. Hart does not issue books as frequently as some authors, but when she does have one come out the reader can be sure that it will be an interesting story that is well produced. Walking the Labyrinth continues that pattern. The death of her wife from cancer has caused Lee Glenn to descend into a private hell where she doesn’t eat, doesn’t leave her house and has cut herself off from everything. Her life has come to a shocking halt until her friends finally stage an intervention and she is forced back into the world. Lee and her partner in a successful private security company decide she will take on a protection detail for a spoiled ex-model who says she is afraid of her husband. This should be an easy assignment to help Lee ease back into things because the client wants to return to a remote part of Canada where she was raised. Lee doesn’t realize she is about to meet a unique group of people who are going to help restore her soul. Lee Glenn, a woman in her sixties, is about to discover that there is life after disaster. Her guide on that trip will be Gaelle Germaine, the spoiled model’s mystical, spiritual mother. Gaelle is building a labyrinth to help with her meditation and she coaxes Lee into helping her with the job. Lee thinks spiritualism is “hooey,” but Gaelle is fascinating. Just as feelings develop between them, Lee discovers something about Gaelle that is horrifying and it causes her to flee from what can only be more pain. Lee isn’t the same person however and she cannot forget what she has learned from Gaelle. Now the question is, is she strong enough to follow a new sense of being? Where to start with the wonderful things about this book? First, the story is about older characters. This is particularly enjoyable in a genre that seems to be dominated by younger people who are just beginning the lessons that older women have completed. The book also has a very appealing spiritual quality to it. It doesn’t advocate any particular system, but opens the reader to probing thoughts and questions that can be pondered outside of the book. The characters are also interesting. Many people have known someone who has been destroyed by the tragedies of life. They also know that calm, reassuring person who seems to radiate wisdom from a place deep inside. These are the people you want to be like when you meet them, if you can just figure out how they developed that state of being. And all of this is wrapped up in a story that is completely understandable. No convoluted vocabulary or esoteric ideas that confuse the reader and get in the way of the message. Lois Hart isn’t finished writing yet, but Walking the Labyrinth may turn out to be her magnum opus. If so, she couldn’t hope for any better. This is a highly recommended book. Read it and prepare to go on a journey of your own discovery.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best read it after broken faith which comes after coming home. All are very good stories indeed.