Author: Julie Manthey

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN-13: 978-1-5150-9788-4

ISBN-10: 1515097889

                                         Workings of Synchronicity

This is a very fast paced book. It is in effect about the outer pace of the life of an individual when s/he wholly and passionately accepts the lifeplan that his/her soul has been designed to do and goes all out to accomplish the same. At such a juncture, the  heavens open up and even the elements come together to do the bidding of the one who embraces his/her divine origin and  channels it towards the good of the many.

Kay Baker is an artist in New York with a degree in conventional medicine as well. She is about to go public with her first art exhibition. Among her paintings there is one that stands out in which she portrays a motorcyclist and is the one that attracts the most attention. Kay has also been born into a lineage of female intuitives who have lived in Ilwaco, Washington, (earlier known as Cape Disappointment) and her budding talents in the healing professions have served her well in her medical studies, to the amazement of her friends and classmates.

Suddenly tragedy strikes. Kay’s parents are involved in a car crash and they don’t survive the  accident. Kay  returns to her parents’ home in Washington to live with her grandmother.  A neighbour called Sam steps in to help her cope with the changed situation. His face has an eerie resemblance to the motorcyclist in Kay’s painting. Kay is drawn to explore her own identity further in conjunction with Sam. How this interaction unfolds in reality is the subject of this story.

This is a story that is anchored in history to real life flesh and blood characters. Meriwether Lewis of the Lewis & Clark expedition in 1805 was the author’s great- great -great -great -grandfather. It is rumoured that he died childless, but DNA tests on the later generations claiming kinship with him have confirmed that he had fathered a child with a Native American medicine woman and seeded six generations of  medical intuitives.

As mentioned above, the story is very fast paced. It is even debatable whether the narrative is a shade too fast paced for the reader’s liking. The credibility of the story rests on the serendipitous nature of the events described. The coincidences are many, but they appear in sync with identity redefinitions.

All in all, a nice book to while  away a lazy summer evening or an extended plane ride.

Warmly recommended.