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Questing Marilyn: In Search of My Holy Grail
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"Living is about Learning. It is a lifelong Quest."

TITLE: Questing Marilyn: In Search of My Holy Grail

AUTHOR: Marilyn Barnicke Belleghem, M. Ed.

PUBLISHER: Quest Publishing

Genre: Inspirational/ Memoir

ISBN: 0973412909

Paperback; 364 pages

Price: $24.95 Cdn. Or $19.95 U.S.


October 13, 2004

Questing Marilyn is a memoir of one woman’s journey to seek the ever-illusive "SELF." Marilyn shares her journey from Canada to England, Wales and Ireland as she visits known places of self discovery-Stonehenge, Chalice Well, Glastonbury Abbey and Tintagel. We move with her through her confusion, her anger and her realization that her life is not what it seems. We listen to her arguments in an effort to regain her composure based on years of training and discipline only to watch it crumble at her feet. Finally she emerges a stronger, wiser woman full of "Self."

The location descriptions are vivid giving the reader a true sense of being there. Armchair travelers will love the imaginary feeling of the drizzle settling on their faces as they gaze at thousand- year- old structures. The author mentions in one chapter that she would like to become a good storyteller as she listens to a local woman describe the beauty and superstition surrounding her hometown. This reviewer feels that she has achieved this and Questing Marilyn is an excellent example of her story telling skill.

Each one of us is on our own personal quest to find our life’s purpose, our "soul", if you will. This book will give readers some insight into one person’s search and the conclusions she draws. It will stimulate readers to look with earnest, travel farther and dig deeper to find their own "Holy Grail."

Author, Marilyn Barnicke Belleghem is a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist with a Masters degree in adult education and applied psychology. She is a sought after counsellor, consultant and speaker.

Recommended to anyone on a quest.

Reviewed by Shirley Roe, Allbooks Reviews


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