By Doug Laycock
The saying ‘follow your dreams’ holds a lot of truth for St. Marys resident Heather Greenis. Heather has an ability to remember most of her dreams, and often where they come from. Mix in a touch of destiny and optimism and you have the basis for Heather’s new book, ‘Architect of Hope’. This fictional novel follows two couples, separated by more than a century, each dealing with the key issues of greed, sacrifice, and consequences, recurring themes in the book.
Here is an excerpt from the back cover:
Modern-day couple Keeghan and William discover a scrolled portrait sealed within an old bottle along their ocean wall. The portrait kickstarts Keeghan into a series of continuing, realistic dreams; an odyssey of pride, greed, hope, compassion, and family.
With her royal heritage limiting her career choices, Natasha elects to volunteer at a local orphanage. Empowered by the experience, and her relationships with Stewart and his family, her outlook on life is invigorated. Ambition and goals clash, reshaping her future. Traditions and lives are shattered. Natasha attempts to persevere. Unfortunately, her father governs his family as he rules his kingdom, with determination, greed and pride. His actions have devastating consequences. Choices require sacrifices. Natasha’s diary, her emotional release, becomes a blueprint for future generations. Will Natasha’s legacy and the orphanage survive?
Who is Alexander and why is he invading Keeghan’s dreams?
‘Architect of Hope’ launches August 1, 2020 on Kobo, and the e-book is available for pre-order now. Kobo will also make the book available within the library system, where it will be up to each individual library to acquire this title.
Heather and her husband recently moved to the area and became members of the St. Marys Curling Club. Along with assisting with coaching the junior curling team, Heather played doubles, Wednesday night competitive and spared on the women’s league. She also participated in a number of local bonspiels. When Heather isn’t curling or writing, she is enjoying the great outdoors, walking their dog, Molly.
By Doug Laycock