Twist of Fate by Shawna C. Jones
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Twist of Fate
by Shawna C. Jones
Shawna grew up with a secret that she couldn’t share with anyone. She thought of it as her “inner demon” and it shaped her life. When she became an adult, it sent her on a quest to try to find her Real Home. In Paris, she fell in love with a fellow traveler who changed her life, for better or worse. Their relationship was full of discovery and of lessons learned.
How could she come to terms with her “inner demon”? Can we change our fate or karma? Does love really conquer all?
This book is based on a true story of an independent woman’s search for her true self and the meaning of life, and how she found answers in unexpected places.
I meditated in my Paris apartment the day before leaving for London.
Hurricane John had picked me up and tossed me around high in the air, and then pounded me on the sand. Like my aunt’s tea cup, I broke into pieces and lay at the bottom of the ocean. I wished sharks would eat me, but none came. But there was a gentle manatee that floated by and pushed all of my pieces together with her nose. Slowly, I became whole again. I found a shield and an arrow lying on the ocean floor, and quickly picked them up. I climbed on top of the manatee, and she easily carried me to the surface. I walked out of the water with my treasures and lay in the warm sun letting it heal my wounds. I closed my eyes for a time.
When I opened them an eagle was hovering above me, staring at me. I realized its message of freedom and strength, and soaring to new heights. I would be happy with or without John. I really did not need him. I never did. A connection to the divine was at hand and I needed to prepare. Change would be coming, and I welcomed it with open arms.
London. Home again. I felt like I could breathe once more. My new life had begun and I waited for the stirrings of new growth to move me onward and upward. No more going backwards ever again, I swore to myself.
I moved in with Trina. We became friends when I worked in London. A successful lawyer with room to spare for a lost American gal. But not for long, I hoped.
This book is about self-discovery, a journey to find herself and life. Shawna had always felt like she never fit in in her family. She felt like her family was hers and her hometown of Miami was not where she belonged. She graduated and worked 3 jobs just to make enough money to travel the world and try to find where her true home was. On her journeys she met many people and experienced love and friendship on her way. Lyn was her travel companion for the first part of her journey and they became fast friend while traveling Europe. They met up with a couple guys in Paris and she fell quickly in love with John, but as she had planned her trip continued and the couple and friends split ways to continue their journeys. Shawna made a promise to John, the guy she met in Paris, that she would come back to see him, and almost got side tracked by another young man. While Shawna keep her promise to John? Where will her travels lead her? Will Shawna find her true home before she returns to Miami? Or is Miami where she belongs? Read it to find out!
This book was an interesting read and very eye opening to how people feel. I loved Lyn and her free spirit. Shawna made me realize that life isn’t worth living if there is no risk. I enjoyed this book and found the travels and information very appealing. I have always wanted to travel Europe myself but not backpacking and staying in Hostels.
This is a definite read for someone who is interested in a view of a person life journey and an adventure into Europe and the beauties of friendship made while they were out on their own.
I received this book for an honest review from Paranormal Romance and Authors that Rock and Shawna C. Jones.
Author bio: Shawna C. Jones lives in the US, when she’s not traveling the world. She lives with her husband, and “inner demon” quite peacefully now. She is continuing her mission of helping others, and encouraging young people to travel and follow their dreams.
Shawna will be awarding the winner’s choice of a $50 Amazon GC, a $50 Starbucks GC, or a crystal from Middle Earth Store in Mt. Shasta to a randomly drawn commenter during this tour and a $25 Amazon or Starbucks GC to a randomly drawn host.