by A.L. Duncan
Janie O’Grady is a woman quite adapted to her life and circumstances as they are, living in New York City during the Great Depression. A hint of cynicism clouds the cold winter streets and keeps the rum runners strange bedfellows to the Irish mob’s bounty in and out of speakeasy’s, daring to brush shoulders with the neighboring Italian mobs. At a moment where Janie fears for her life she is presented with circumstances which seem like a harsh nudge from the heavens to decide her own destiny.
Feeling there is no other choice, Janie makes the fateful decision to change her identity and move to the Devon countryside on the coastal shores of England, as a Head Gardener to a 17th century manor, where dÃ©jÃ vu and the intrigues of a past life and murder mystery overshadow her life in the big city.
This tale invites you to peek into the pages of one woman’s life and follow her incredible story of self-discovery of a very different kind; where looking back at one’s past includes connecting the threads of passions and desires of a life lived before. A life lived where one’s odyssey must wait to complete the circle in the next life.