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Culminating in mystical experience sustained by reading classical spiritual literature, her story will offer hope to all who recognize in themselves an inconsolable, unnamed, melancholy and joyful, longing.
 
--Shirley Showalter, author of Blush: A Mennonite Girl Meets a Glittering World
 
Both memoir and spiritual journal, this memoir gently invites the reader to join the writer in her sacred search.
 
--Marian L. Beaman, author of Mennonite Daughter: The Story of a Plain Girl
 
In a lilting, melodic style and with courage and candor, Linda writes of personal and spiritual self-discovery. We all would do well to consider her call to solitude, introspection, and a recognition that God chooses each of us to be uniquely beloved.
 
--Linda K Thomas, memoir coach and author of Please, God, Don't Make Me Go: A Foot-Dragger's Memoir and Grandma's Letters from Africa
 
 
. . . an engaging, deeply personable part memoir/part meditation guide . . . reminiscent of Henry Nouwen . . .She taps into the universal theme of finding peace in learning to live in solitude as our lives are insanely busy and stressful. This book will touch many in a healing way, especially adoptees who are searching for answers and reconciliation of their pasts.
 
--Kathleen Pooler, author of Ever Faithful to His Lead: My Journey Away From Emotional Abuse and Just the Way He Walked: A Mother's Story of Healing and Hope

About the Author

Linda Hoye lives in British Columbia, Canada with her husband and their doted-upon Yorkshire Terrier but will always be a Saskatchewan prairie girl. She is the author of The Presence of Absence: A Story About Busyness, Brokenness, and Being Beloved and Two Hearts: An Adoptee's Journey Through Grief to Gratitude. Find her online at lindahoye.com where she ponders ordinary days and the thin places where faith intersects.

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