- File Size: 759 KB
- Print Length: 374 pages
- Publisher: Solstice Publishing (September 25, 2012)
- Publication Date: September 25, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B009KNQ4RG
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,530,156 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Top Customer Reviews
If, like me, you are intrigued by past lives and premonitions, you will enjoy this book. I've always been fascinated by the possibility of meeting people in this life who you have also known in other incarnations - as happens in this book. It will also appeal to anyone who loves the woman-getting-divorced-and-setting-off-for-a new-life scenario, as many of we women do!
One of the things I thought was best about it was how well portrayed the controlling husband, Gareth, was - he was so manipulative. I thought the relationship between him and Liliha was very real and well done.
Liliha, (don't shorten her name), heads across the globe when her husband cheats on her. Taking her two daughters to Cornwall Liliha struggles to come to terms with how her life has changed.
When she decides to settle in Cornwall, leaving her daughters in South Australia at boarding school, we try to understand her decision. While her magic ring gives her the ability to change other people's situations and lives, Liliha finds her own circumstances spiraling out of control. Angry, betrayed and looking for stability Liliha must cope with losing her ring, before she finds confidence enough to trust and accept friendship. With family problems, life's ups and downs and the roller coaster ride a touch of magic brings to her life, Liliha is determined to succeed as a song writer. Her confidence grows as friends support her interests, handsome men offer her companionship and she searches within herself the strength to shape her future.
Francene Stanley captures the turmoil and heart wrenching loneliness divorce can cause. She sets Liliha in Cornwall an area described with such detail and understanding it is as if the reader is transported. From the tea rooms to the ocean, the cottages, the laneways and the scented gardens, the area lives through Francene's beautifully scripted words.
A romance, a magical tale, a journal of determination and positive energy, Still Rock Water shows the unfathomable depths of character Liliha possesses. This is a delightful read, giving a scope of emotion, tension and uplifting vibes needed to keep the reader hooked to the last page.
While she battles with her own problems, shortcomings and longings, an antique moonstone ring whisks Liliha away into visions of other people's lives and tribulations, challenging her to protect the innocent, prevent crime and support the good.
Spiced with paranormal events, the mysterious plot and beautiful prose make this novel a captivating read. Francene Stanley has a great talent to create engaging characters. Even her rogue made me root for him and hope for redemption instead of punishment.
As someone who has gone through a divorce and struggled to make a new life for herself, I can easily relate to the challenges Liliha faces.
By Francene Stanley
This is the story of Liliha. As a housewife and mother of two teenaged girls on the sunny coast of Australia all seems well. Then her erratic husband suddenly leaves her for another woman. With the help of old friends she leaves the pain behind and relocates to the shores of England from where her family originated. She carries with her a moonstone ring with a hidden history and the power to pull her into other people’s bodies for a short time. Life is difficult for her as she has to leave her children in boarding school in Australia and can only see them on holidays. Liliha struggles for money as a grown woman with few employable skills. She loses the ring for a period and some of her self-confidence along with it. She has opportunities arise for love but she does not want to be controlled or hurt again. Throughout the book her strong beliefs and resiliency carry her through.
The author does an excellent job of emphasizing the deep feeling of betrayal Liliha feels in her divorce and shows how it tempers her judgment of all men and their intentions. One catastrophe after another befalls her and still she carries on when so many would give up hope. Even when happiness is right there to be had, she hesitates. Her heart has been wounded and has a hard time accepting that something good could be on the horizon. Liliha’s character has great depth and variation. As a reader you find yourself rooting for her and feeling sorrow in her failures.
This is a book that draws you in. Though I am fortunate not to know the pain of betrayal and divorce, the picture painted in the story is clear and distressing. To overcome such upheaval and start a new life in a foreign land shows grit and determination. If you like strong female characters with a dash of mysticism, this book is what you have been waiting for.
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