J. V. Simson

Joanne Simpson GravatarWhere is the line between “real” and “spiritual? This is the compelling story of a cynic and atheist who suffers from mystical experiences, which she fears signal mental illness. Her disturbed childhood and problematic relationship with both her mother and brother offer little support as she is thrust into the adult world full of confusion and disturbing cross-currents. She meets a musician, himself with a troubled childhood, and together they manage to form a supportive relationship. But she once again is plagued with doubts and delusions and then goes on a spirit journey that involves regular visits from a guru who, it turns out, lives far away. Despite bits of magical realism that thread through the book, it is a compelling and believable tale of a spiritual journey, grounded in the real world.
– 5 star Amazon review: 4 June 2014