A longing for change. A passion deep inside. A new adventure begins.
Ana Jolivet is about to turn forty. She’s lived a monotonous life, tucked away in the woods, in rural New York State. When her dreamy ex-boyfriend Steve shows up and asks her a personal question, it shakes her to the core — and her journey begins.
What follows is an adventure of the self and the soul that will twist your mind and tug at your heart. Laugh, cry, and grow with Ana as she fights through anxiety to discover the healing power of love, the magic and serendipity of faith, and the thrill and wonder of spontaneous passion, romance, and taking chances.
This inspirational novel will ask: Who are you? What do you really want? What is your passion? And what are you waiting for?
Release date: March 15, 2016
"Wild Horses and Mistakes is a modern-day spiritual journey. It chronicles a year of deep soul-searching after the so-called idyllic life that I'd been living...had imploded. I couldn't sit down and churn out another novel, while there was a whole world out there, just waiting for me to taste it. So, that's what I did. I gave myself permission to slow way down; to listen. To learn. To observe and interact. I wanted to get to know the world that I was rejoining, as a single mother. I wanted to get to know myself again. I wanted to heal and leave the past in the past. I wanted to get to the bottom of me: who am I now? What do I want for the remaining days of my life? What bits of life bring the most value, for me? What is truly important? And what do I really, honestly believe in? Life was ripe and simmering with adventure and meaning and great lessons...and I took a big bite." - Stacie Hammond
Part personal essay, part spiritual memoir, part travelogue, this addictive little book - laid out in four seasons' worth of honest and insightful journal entries - will reach into your heart and remind you of the simple things. Like the transcendentalist poets before her, the author strives to call forth something deeper, and reawaken those parts of us that might have gone numb in a busy, noisy, and fractured world. Allow it to challenge and stir up your imagined limitations. It speaks of ages-old philosophy and religion and new world understandings and implications. It celebrates art and vibrance, culture and faith, the wonders of travel and finding unexpected friendships in the comfort of strangers. Most of all, it reminds us of what we all know, somewhere deep inside: that all of life on planet Earth seems to communicate with itself, in ways that are unseen. And we could all stand to slow down enough to pay attention.
ebook only: September 1, 2019
paperback: September 13, 2019