Silicon Valley resident Marjorie Veil has been conditioned to ignore her own truth, to give way her power, to subjugate in relationships with others, and to settle for the path of least resistance. But she has many surprises in store, for there are synchronistic forces at work in her life that, if she listens, will lead her to her authentic heart and happiness.
The seemingly impossible happens in the wild of the Los Padres National Forest where Marjorie goes on a retreat to make sense of her life when she thinks she has gone insane. The innocence of the Native American orphan Marjorie befriends, as well as more mystery and adventure than she bargained for, show her how love can heal in what turns out to be a transformative spiritual quest.
BETWEEN WILL AND SURRENDER, book one of the “Enter the Between” Visionary Fiction series and first place winner in the 2016 Northern California Publishers and Authors Awards for fiction, is a paranormal adventure of personal growth and transformation, which takes the reader on a visionary journey into the wilds of the Los Padres National Forest, home of the Esselen, one of the smallest Native American populations in California nearly exterminated as a result of the Spanish Missions. Like the fires that blaze through the Los Padres National Forest, the mysterious voice in Marjorie’s head burns the frameworks that imprison her, transforming them into blackened snags, a perfect habitat for the seeds of awareness buried deep inside her to burst into life.
“Between Will and Surrender was the first Visionary Fiction book I have read. I have to say, I look forward to reading many more if they are anything like this novel by Margaret Duarte. This novel was set in the Monterey Bay/Carmel Valley area, an area I am well acquainted with as I grew up within an hours drive of there. I loved reading about the area from another individual’s perspective.”
~ Caryn J Ball
About Margaret Duarte
Margaret Duarte, the daughter of Dutch immigrants and a former middle school teacher, lives on a California dairy farm with her family and a herd of “happy cows,” a constant reminder that the greenest pastures lie closest to home. Margaret earned her creative writing certificate through University of California, Davis Extension and has since published three novels in her four-book “Enter the Between” visionary fiction series.
Margaret is a founding member of the Visionary Fiction Alliance, dedicated to encouraging the evolution and embracement of visionary fiction. The VFA was awarded one of the top fifty blogs and websites for fiction book readers and authors at the content reader, Feedspot.
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