A Tale Of Remembrance

Fiction - Visionary
244 Pages
Reviewed on 03/21/2023
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Author Biography

Leia Marie has been a psychotherapist and spiritual mentor for over 40 years, and an essayist, retreat facilitator, and ceremonial guide for nearly two decades. Her passion for all things transformational began in her early teens, with those first forays into various wisdom traditions deepening with the years and finding expression in her personal life and through a career of accompanying others in breakthrough moments of healing and deep change. This love continues now with Enchanted, A Tale of Remembrance, her first full-length work, with other soul-inspiring creations already underway. Leia lives amid the splendor of the American Rockies with her dear husband of many decades. When she's not absorbed by the sheer wonder of the Cosmos or falling flat on her face proving yet again she's a work-in-progress, Leia is marveling at the beauty of the natural world, writing, reading fantasy fiction, and/or cherishing deep connection with other exquisite work-in-progress souls. Oh, and laughing! She does love to laugh! Leia invites you to visit her website www.in-awe.net, and follow her on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/awewithleiamarie and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/leiamarie1234/

    Book Review

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

Enchanted: A Tale Of Remembrance is a work of fiction in the visionary, adventure, and spiritual fiction subgenres. It is suitable for the general adult reading audience and does contain some mild references to violence and explicit language. Penned by author Leia Marie, this uplifting and refreshingly honest work explores spiritual wisdom and the path to enlightenment through a fantasy narrative. Peppered with vignettes from the lives of different people experiencing different challenges, the overall ethos of the book is one filled with harmony and joy, encouraging others to reflect on their own lives after reading this fable example.

Author Leia Marie has a twofold mission within this work, and I feel that she achieved both her goals with great balance and harmony. First is the story itself, which leads us through a winding narrative of the various trials of life, but keeps a consistent theme of overcoming, seeking light, and trusting yourself at the core. In this central theme, the message of guidance and self-help shines through, blurring the line into a world of creative non-fiction where we can apply the principles from the stories to our own lives. This makes for a modern and mindful fairytale feel to the book as a whole, which certainly encouraged me to reflect on my current problems and the darker areas of life and consider how to move forward with a little more light. Overall, I would recommend Enchanted to readers seeking something more concept-heavy than either plot or character and those interested in metafiction that really makes you think.