A kaleidoscopic novel, a beautifully written narrative and reflection on a journey that is on one hand inexplicable and other-wordly and at the same time a very real, raw human experience – set against evocatively described urban backdrops - through the highs and lows of love, confusion, despair and healing.
There is a down-to-earth directness and lots of subtle humour as well as honest and painful soul-searching.
This book may be of special interest to others who, like Eileen, have had the experience of meeting their Twin Flame and of discovering a love that is not so much about living happily ever after together but more about going through a dark night of the soul, but which is ultimately is a profound lesson in learning how to love.
A very intriguing and enjoyable debut novel by Mary O’Meara which tells the story of Eileen McCarthy, as she starts a new life chapter of her life in London, and the magnetic connection she makes with an actor Charlie Gitane. It is a tale of love, friendship, loss and healing and discovering that true happiness can only be found within. With wonderful evocative imagery I found myself totally immersed in this book and wanting to know what would happen next. With many strange coincidences and chance meetings it helps us to open our minds to how there is so much more to the universe than we can ever imagine.
The opening pages of this beautifully written book had me captivated immediately. On the surface it’s the story of an adventure, not so much in the physical sense though there is much of interest in the detail, but of the heart. On a deeper level it’s a book about honesty and the choices you make in life when faced with internal battles between self-interest and having respect for yourself and the feelings of others.
I loved reading about the life Eileen lives as she gets to know the highways and byways of south London and the music scene she becomes part of. I enjoyed the different, well observed characters introduced along the way. The twists and turns of Eileen’s involvement with the charismatic Charlie must touch many who have found themselves enchanted by another but unsure of how the other feels. Both heart breaking and heart-warming, this story is the story of everyone who has struggled with love and loss but emerged from the emotional turmoil with a deeper understanding of the human condition. I learned a lot about patience, respect and love for others and one’s self reading this book.