Returning to Hattie

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Pub Date 12 Jan 2024 | Archive Date 17 Dec 2023
Goose Lake Press, Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), Members' Titles

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 Derek Worthington has neglected the personal relationships to those closest to him and compromised his morals to gain wealth, stature, and power. He is unaware that his wife, Jane, is fed up with the arrogant and uncaring man he has become and is secretly planning a divorce. After surviving a brain aneurysm, Derek begins to have vivid recurring visions of a group of somewhat familiar people from a different place in time. He tries to pass them off as mere dreams, but the constant visions begin to intrude relentlessly into his daily life. Taking an uncharacteristic risk, he decides to undergo a past life regression, which results in the total recall of his past life as Charles Richardson, a poor Black man who died in the 1940s. While keeping this inconceivable revelation to himself, Derek begins to dig deeper into his life as Charles and discovers unexpected connections that threaten to disrupt all he has known. 

Derek Worthington has neglected the personal relationships to those closest to him and compromised his morals to gain wealth, stature, and power. He is unaware that his wife, Jane, is fed up with...


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"Returning to Hattie" by Lynn Ellen promises a thought-provoking and emotionally charged narrative that explores themes of redemption, self-discovery, and the profound impact of one's past on their present life. The novel introduces readers to Derek Worthington, a man who has sacrificed personal relationships and compromised his values in pursuit of wealth and power.

The story takes a compelling turn when Derek survives a brain aneurysm and begins to experience vivid and recurring visions from a different time and place. This intriguing premise sets the stage for a journey of self-exploration as Derek decides to undergo a past life regression, leading to the revelation of his past life as Charles Richardson, a poor Black man from the 1940s.

The duality of Derek's character, his transformation from an arrogant and uncaring individual to someone grappling with the memories and experiences of Charles, is sure to captivate readers. The theme of reincarnation and the idea of carrying the weight of one's past actions into the present add depth to the narrative.

As Derek delves deeper into Charles's life and uncovers unexpected connections, the story promises to be a poignant exploration of identity, race, and the consequences of one's choices. It's likely to resonate with readers who appreciate character-driven stories that challenge us to reflect on our own lives and the impact we have on others.

"Returning to Hattie" appears to be a novel that offers both a compelling narrative and an opportunity for readers to contemplate the complexities of human existence, personal growth, and the possibility of redemption.

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