“Here, the true you is most often magnified, for better or for worse.”
In a world increasingly connected to computers and machines but disconnected to self and others, Dr. Michele Stewart finds herself drowning in a life that no longer holds meaning. Searching for a deeper connection after losing her partner, Alice, she enters a contemplative monastery, living a life dedicated to prayer, to faith in things unseen. Though most of her family and friends are convinced that she has become a nun to run away from her life, she finds herself more attuned to life than she has been in years. Stripped of the things that define most people in the outside world ““ career, clothing, possessions ““ she rediscovers a long forgotten part of herself. But sooner than she expects, the outside world intrudes, forcing her to confront doubts and demons she thought she had left behind. The ultimate test of her vocation comes from the unlikeliest source when she finds herself falling in love again. As she struggles to discern where she belongs, she discovers the terrifying truth of Abbess Theodora’s warning. For better or for worse.
If this were the Medieval times Caren J. Werlinger would have been a cherished story teller. In The Small Spot tells one woman’s story of her life and loves. It is a rich mosaic which weaves you into its deep folds. You become entrenched in Mickey’s life riding her ups and downs. Hopefully, like me, you will lose your heart to Mickey.
They say a sign of a good book is that the characters stay with you long after you close the back cover. In The Small Spot will echo in my heart for a long, long time.