You will be involved immediately from the first page by a mystery,
romance, and thought provoking questions and discussions about contemporary lives.
Marion Selmann has just graduated from McGill University, as a Doctor of psychology.
She now faces major decisions. To live in Montreal the city she loves or Los Angeles and close to her mother and where she grew up. An unexpected proposal of marriage further complicates her life, along with a passionate love affair. Marion has also made a shocking discovery of just who her father is. She must now reconcile her life in spite of lies, and betrayals, from those she thought had loved her the most,
and accept a past that was not as it seemed. She struggles with her determination to help
her patients, while at the same time she must try to balance her own needs with those of her loved ones.
From the first page to the end you will be intrigued by Marion and all of the people whom
her life touches, and then for those whose lives are forever changed.
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will surprise you with the depth the author has achieved in her characters. Mystery about her father, keeps you intrigued while you explore some deep discussions about contemporary lives.
Marion Selman is the daughter of janet Selman from the author's first book "Memories of a Forgatten Past." Marion has graduated University and is now a psychologist faced with some major decisions. An unexpecetd proposal of marriage that confuses her along with a love of one city, Montreal with her desire to please her mother in Los Angeles.
The discovery of who her father is, reveal to her the fact that she has been betrayed by those she thought had loved her.
She search for a faith in herself and for her patients in order to heal them as well as discover herself.
I was unable to put this book down from the very first page. I felt deeply for her anguish at times and was intrigued by the religious and moral discussions. Once read this book will linger on your mind and in your thoughts for a long time.
Chapter 1 "Doctor Marion Selmann, Doctor Marion Selmann," Marion danced around the room repeating the phrase. "Doctor Marion Selmann," she shouted. Marion collapsed on her sofa; giddy with delight. She could not believe it. She had done it. All those years of hard work had paid off. She was now officially a doctor of psychology. The diploma, from McGill University lay on her coffee table in front of her. She was thrilled as she kept reading it again and again. "I'm definitely framing this in gold!" she laughed. Marion sighed, as she thought, now comes the hard part.She would love to stay here in Montreal and cherish this moment. She glanced around her apartment, her eyes falling on her half packed suitcase. "Duty calls," she moaned. The simple act of picking up the telephone to make the call seemed to take all her energy. She quickly dialed her mother's number in California. "This is Doctor Marion Selmann calling for Janet Swerdlow," she could hardly contain her joy. Her mother shouted with delight, "Marion Sweetheart. Congratulations! Steve and I are so proud of you. We can't wait to celebrate this accomplishment with you. When will you be here?" "Tomorrow. Oh, Mom, you can't believe how thrilled and relieved I am to be finally done. I just can't believe I really did it." "Well, you deserve it. You worked hard and even graduated with honors. As far as I'm concerned, you're the smartest and prettiest girl around. And I'm not just saying that because I'm your mother, you truly earned this sweetheart." "Mom I owe it all to you, --- I really do." "Marion, that's not true, but it's nice of you to say so. Okay my pet, we'll have a lot to talk about and catch up on when you arrive tomorrow. I can't wait to see you." "Bye Mom, I'll be there soon. I love you. Give my love to Steve." "I love you too sweetheart. See you tomorrow." Marion hung up the phone and felt a wave of relief. That wasn't so bad. Maybe she was creating a problem that didn't exist. After all, her mother had always been supportive of her and loved her unconditionally. Surely, her mother would support any decision she made now. After all, she thought, it's my life and my decision. Yet, she still had this sinking feeling in her stomach that she couldn't shake. Almost like a premonition of bad things to come. What's my problem!, she thought. I'm going home to two people who love me more than anyone else in the world. I just finished my doctorate and have nothing left to do but celebrate it with my family. Ah, physician heal thy self! With that thought, she picked up her suitcase and headed to her bedroom to finish packing.