Blessed: A Novel
A parable of healing
(2004) Available by mail from the author.
Margaret Lewis, an editor in an American publishing company, is reaching her forties. Recovering from breast cancer, she feels lonely and devoid of hope until a sequence of events leads her to Italy. There she encounters a medieval holy woman, whose example unlocks her healing. Blessed is a novel of conversion in which ancient spirituality resonates anew in modern everyday life. Set in the Umbrian hills and the streets of New York, the story portrays the hand of God in transforming suffering into joyful possibility.
Readers' reviews for Blessed
"It had everything of my experience of breast cancer. It's a story for all women, not just for those who are sick."
-- Anne Marie
"It gave words to my feelings."
"It has brought me much pleasure. I loved it."
"When I finished reading, I felt lonely. I missed being part of the adventure."
"I cried all night."
"I couldn't put it down and while reading I kept thinking that this couldn't be fiction. As a breast cancer survivor my spirituality has become a major priority in my life. Thank you for writing a book that touched my soul."
"Blessed is a testimony to the spiritual truth that each of us must find, or be found, in our own story and not someone else's; that a loving God mysteriously works with us through our struggles to make known our soul's true identity."