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The words motivational and inspirational go hand in hand with this award winning travel memoir by Susan Joyce.
Here is the synopsis:
The Lullaby Illusion details the harrowing personal journey of a young American woman facing seemingly insurmountable situations while living in the Middle East and Europe.
After many miscarriages and the loss of a child in childbirth on the island of Cyprus, Susan seeks solace by creating art and recording her vivid dreams. Through difficult life changes—Cyprus’s bloody coup and war in 1974, a rescue from a sinking ship in the Indian Ocean, learning of her husband’s secret life, and surviving his deadly assault in Belgium, she discovers her “ticking clock” is not the child she fails to produce, but rather her creative potential. Following her vivid dreams and intuition, she successfully reinvents herself as an artist and writer. From beginning to end, Susan Joyce reminds us of the stream of awareness that flows through all of us.
Here is a recent Amazon 5 star review:
5.0 out of 5 stars
I was gripped by the Author's 'journey' during the 70s/80s - And I so admire her 'guts' - not only did she suffer the trauma of, 14 May 2015
Pat Ellis - my review on Amazon
This review is from: The Lullaby Illusion: A Journey of Awakening (Kindle Edition)
Fab 'thumbs-up' from me. I was gripped by the Author's 'journey' during the 70s/80s - And I so admire her 'guts' - not only did she suffer the trauma of miscarriages and the awfully sad realisation that her baby was still-born; but, she never really knew what her then husband did for a living…hmmm. This Memoir covers a frightening time in Cyprus, the 1974 Coup when the Author, neighbours & friends have their lives in this paradise turned upside down - dodging bullets - hiding, escaping - will they get out - what's going to happen? The descriptions of her wonderful friends & the times she spent with them in Germany, Frankfurt, France, Cyprus, LA - totally engaging. The Author has vivid dreams which she captures in a dream journal - spooky at times - fate? who knows!. A talented Artist who turns things around and has some brilliant gallery art shows. I'm not one for giving too much away as I never can find the right words and don't wish to spoil this Memoir for others... I do highly recommend it - and I sincerely hope there will be another to take us readers further with Susan Joyce on what I believe is a remarkable, brave journey thus far.
Why not take a look for yourself? The Lullaby Illusion is 99c/99p until July 15th get your copy here.