Sunspots follows the healing journey of a young woman thrown into the horror of losing a spouse. It is a story of loss and redemption and the ghosts that haunt our lives and our houses. Skirting the genres of magical realism and romance, Sunspots, explores the existence of the afterlife and the paranormal. The story takes the reader on a path of high emotion as Aurora uncovers Jake’s secret life and her own internal conflicts as she matures to self-awareness. Narrated by Aurora, the novel’s tone vacillates from irreverent humor to solemnity as she relates her previous life with Jake and her present challenges. The title refers to the solar maximum which became the backdrop for Aurora’s conception when her hippy parents went to Canada to observe the Aurora Borealis. In name and in spirit, Aurora is connected to the observable and unobservable energy around us. With the help of friends, family, and the ghost of Viola Parker (her home’s original owner), Aurora accepts her fate and the secrets revealed about Jake’s true character. She realizes that in this life she will finally break the cycle of pain caused by her love for this man, Jake Stein, through the centuries.
“Sunspots is a moving, beautifully-written mystery about the devastating consequences of obsessive love.” –Five Stars Awesome Indies
“It’s a love story that is obsessive, secretive, gripping, grieving and trying to move on.”–review by Harlie’s Books
“I was honestly sad when I read the last sentence. I didn’t want it to come to an end. I just cannot praise this book enough. There really isn’t much more I can say about it, except READ IT! READ IT NOW! I guarantee you will not be disappointed.”–reviewer Jessica H.