Years before, the four friends had made a pact: “When we get to be older women, we’ll find a place to live together.” When Marlie finally decided to move back to Ottawa in 2012, it wasn’t because she was encouraged by Kendra to join her, Vanessa and Iris to live at the Condo Complex; but rather, it was because she felt a calling to return.
What Marlie hadn’t counted on were the endless entanglements their reconnecting would entail. They were each experiencing a period in their lives, when they were inadvertently searching to rediscover who they were, what their purpose was and where the future would direct them.
Their stories unravel and intertwine during shared dinner gatherings when each confides a little more about her fears, her hopes, her loves, her beliefs. her family and her secrets. As time goes on, their sagas gradually unveil connections through their parents, about World War II, which none of them had expected.
And overarching it all, Marlie’s dreams and waking hours mingle with mystical messages which she sacredly guards but which she wholeheartedly accepts to be from Owen, her late husband.
I didn’t know what I was getting into until I actually opened the pages of this captivating read. Reconnecting will resonate with women everywhere, especially if they are evaluating the relationships in their lives.
Reconnecting is a amazing story of four friends who remain connected throughout their lives despite the challenges they face. It explores how relationships can change over the years, and how close friendships can affect lives in the process.
The author’s ability to bring insight into women’s relationships, along with her fearless exploration of the mystical side of dreams and the messages we can receive made this an enlightening read. I look forward to sharing this book with some of my friends, with whom I have similar friendships.
A wonderful addition to my collection!
About the Author:
Katalin (András) Kennedy escaped from Hungary with her parents on Christmas Eve 1956. She married Duncan Scott Kennedy in 1972 and graduated from Ottawa’s Carleton University. In the latter part of her career, she managed major national projects with Health Canada’s Family Violence Prevention Programs, until her retirement. Her beloved soul mate, the Rev. D. S. Kennedy passed away in 2006. She now resides in Cornwall, Ontario and continues her involvement in various organizations: Canadian Federation of University Women, Probus Club of Cornwall and Area, Encore Seniors’ Education Program and the Cornwall and Regional Writers’ Society. For ten years she was a columnist for Seaway News. In 2012, Kennedy launched her first novel “The Women Gather” and in June 2015 “Reconnecting” was also released by Baico Publishing.
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