The Jeweled Path
pondered the heaviness of Vicky's words. "...Its
been so long since I've done something just for myself,"
she sighed. "I would feel incredibly guilty."
Vicky broke out into bubbly laughter. "Guilt-a
male invention to keep women neatly in their place.
I didn't tell you to fly first-class to Paris. I suggested
taking a few days of R&R-you look peaked, rundown,
and if you don't mind my bluntness, you look like I
did five years ago. I've only known you a little while,
but I feel you're at the beginning of The Jeweled Path."
After years of dealing
with the daily trials of raising a family, Rebecca feels
she is just floating along. While digging through some
old trunks in the attic, she finds a picture of herself
at nineteen, and wonders where the carefree girl from
the picture has gone. She determines that she has to
When she drops her son
off at college, she meets a woman who suggests that
she take a few days for herself to follow "The
Jeweled Path." The path is littered with obstacles,
but as she befriends spiritually-minded people, each
new friend offers her a jewel of wisdom and Rebecca
grows in strength and understanding, as if guided by
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husband and I really enjoyed the book. The author, Cathie
MacDonald, has a true gift of drawing you in. She made
the characters, especially Becca, come alive. I'm sure
most women have Becca's thoughts at one moment in time,
however, they choose not to act on them. Hoorah for
Becca for following the jeweled path!
We are looking forward to a sequel to this adventure
and the self-awareness that it brings!
Ralph & Wendy DeMarzo