Love Evil: To whom my heart falls prey (a novel)
by Wendy Williamson

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“Outstanding, sophisticated, and mesmerizing…a spiritual intrigue similar to Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code.”
ForeWord Clarion Reviews

Peace Corps volunteer Sarah Freedman wasn’t looking for love when she moved to Cameroon, but a chance encounter with a traveling Frenchman leaves her tormented and confused. Her unfounded feelings coupled with strange dreams, an ancient book, and cultural superstitions lead her to Southern France to see this Daniel Lumiel again. There, a romance starts brewing, and Sarah falls in love like she has never fallen before. She stays with him at his beach house in the French Riviera, but when Daniel goes away for a few days, Sarah takes a solo trip to Paris where she discovers that he is an alchemist entangled with darkness. Unable to reverse her feelings, or let him go, she becomes a love warrior in her new found relationship with evil. A brilliant plot between cultures, beliefs, angels and demons spins a religious assumption on its head and makes this international suspense novel extraordinary.

Praise

“A spiritual intrigue similar to Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code, this creative twist on a popular subgenre combines the sentimentality of Nicholas Sparks with the realism expected of a hardcore journalist. Williamson’s outstanding fiction debut encompasses more than elementary principles extracted from religion. Intellectual without being off-putting . . . this sensitive author will lead the traveler to astonishing places.” — Julia Ann Charpentier, ForeWord Reviews

“Blends vivid imagery from locales as diverse as northern Cameroon to the highlands of Ecuador with one woman’s quest for spiritual enlightenment, enduring love, and inner peace. Williamson follows the tribulations of a Peace Corps Volunteer fleeing from her past, but unsure of her future, as she builds and deconstructs relationships with herself, those around her, and – ultimately – a higher power. This is a great book for anyone who has traveled paths both physical and philosophical seeking greater truths and balance in life.” — Dillon Banerjee, Foreign Service Officer and author of The Insider’s Guide to the Peace Corps: What to Know Before You Go

“A winner! This imaginative, exciting, and heartwarming book is sure to inspire a lot of people as it did me. It spoke directly to my soul. Not only that, all the mystery made it such a page-turner. I loved this story.” — Joshua Tongol, speaker on progressive Christianity and organic church, and author of So You Thought You Knew

“Be prepared for an internal shift. In a storyline spanning the world, the author weaves together elements of alchemy, shamanism, numerology, and symbology to unfold a spiritual journey of evolving love that will stir your soul. Something sleeping deep inside will awaken, realize the central truth of this book, and will say, ‘Yes, I remember now’.” — Joseph B. Lumpkin, bestselling author of The Books of Enoch

“A thoughtful, literary adventure of mystery and spirituality. Williamson fills her narrative with challenging experiences and beliefs, without seeking to justify any one worldview. The plot drove me to continue down an unexpected path through three different cultures on three different continents. Reminiscent of The Celestine Prophecy and The Alchemist, these pages left me with satisfying questions about the nature of the world and my place in it.” — Ingrid Anders, author of Earth to Kat Vespucci and Kat Vespucci Takes Taiwan

The story of a young woman’s rediscovery and redemption through darkness and light. Pain and disillusionment give rise to a journey through superstitions and fear, questioning and disempowerment—an experience with an ancient and revelatory book of sound vibrations—to renewed understanding and hope in one’s ability to create change by following one’s heart and being love. Letting go of the past opens the door to living fully in the present.” — The International Alchemy Guild

“Williamson has effectively captured what it truly means to live from the heart. Through Sarah’s character, you are able to learn the process of how to connect, listen, and follow your heart. This is a book that will not only entertain you, keep you in suspense, and inspire romance in you, but also teach you how you too can start connecting with your own heart. And from that magical space, begin to literally create miracles in all areas of your life…let go of the past, heal old wounds, and start creating more loving, authentic, and harmonious relationships. And who knows, maybe even call forth your true soul mate! A refreshing and captivating story about the journey into one’s heart! — Gabriel Gonsalves, Heart Intelligence Coach and Founder of Heart’n Mind Consulting

“A story of magic and truth that teaches us about the soul journey of our life, and all lives. this book is a page turner from start to finish, the global/cultural pieces are authentic and attest to her deep cross-cultural understanding, and I most appreciated the philosophical and spiritual reflections. Offering us a glimpse into the alchemical possibilities harbored in all of our heart and via our life choices with love, Williamson’s spiritual novel is a true gem. Thank you for bringing this transformational tale to birth in the world!” — Skye Stephenson, PhD.  Author of The Spirits of Jade, Crystal Companion Cards: Messages from the Stones and a Star, Skye is a crystal healer with a focus on place-based healing

“An amazing book that teaches you about the Word and African cultures. Some scenes made me laugh and others almost made me cry. The book takes you on an epic adventure you will remember for a long time. I literally could not put it down; I read it all in one sitting.” — Salome W, a teen who loves adventure and fantasy books