Thursday, April 11, 2013

Secrets Lost - Book Review

Morgan Hill owns a llama farm and bed and breakfast in Washington. But she also owns a secret, one that even she doesn't know she has until she discovers a pair of glasses in her grandmother's old trunk. At the same time, a young author named Yuri enters Morgan's life and helps her along on her journey.

I thought Secrets Lost, Secrets Remembered by Marcia Breece was going to be a family saga story about Irish magic passed down through generations. Instead, it was more about the metaphysical world—spiritual healers, spirit guides, meditation, and the power of the mind. At one point, the characters start talking about their past lives and how they can shape shift. We don't really get to know much about Morgan's family history (despite there being a family tree at the beginning of the book) except for a few stories about her parents and her great-great-great-grandparents.

But the book isn't science fiction. It was almost like it was written as a way to promote everyone getting in touch with their spiritual healer selves. In the acknowledgements, the author says that the book is based on real-life experiences of someone she knows. And even much of the story seems to be based on the author's own life: Marcia Breece, like the character Morgan Hill, left a job in the corporate world to buy a llama farm and start a B&B. Marcia, like Morgan, wrote a memoir called Finding This Place. So I'm wondering if Marcia, like Morgan, also went through a spiritual journey to find her Self.

The book was also rather heavy on dialogue. It was almost like reading a transcript of someone else's therapy session. I wish the story would have taken me along with Morgan as she discovered the power of the glasses and her own inner power instead of listening to her talk about it with Yuri after the fact.

Secrets Lost, Secrets Remembered is published by Book Publishers Network and available now. I received a free copy of this book for my honest review.

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