(Soul Mate Publishing

Ebook 2013; Print 2014)

A Novel by Lisa D. Ellis

When her newborn baby Lily dies suddenly, Claire Edwards runs away to live in a lighthouse she had fallen in love with as a young child. The lighthouse is reputed by some to have magical powers, but Claire isn't looking for a miracle. She just wants an escape from her husband Jim's colder way of grieving, and from their apartment filled with the tiny clothes and stuffed animals they had collected over the past few months. But once Claire is situated in the lighthouse, it begins to illuminate things for her in a new way and she's suddenly forced to rethink her views on life, death, and her marriage.

THE RASA-LILA (coming soon!)

A Novel by Lisa D. Ellis

New mother Faith Parker can feel her husband Andrew slipping away from her. She will do anything to regain his attention -- including concocting a tale about their conservative married neighbor, Pramila, having a heated affair with a stranger. The first time Faith tells the lie, she is just trying to shock Andrew and get him to look at her again. She promises herself that she won't do this again. But her plan works so well that, to Faith's own chagrin, she finds herself elaborating on the story and adding new parts over time to help her and Andrew continue to reconnect and find renewed passion together again. What Faith doesn't bargain for was that in the process, she and Pramila will become good friends.

When Pramila invites Faith to accompany her to a family party to get a taste of her Indian culture, Faith jumps at the chance for a change of scenery and hopes Andrew might miss her. But now in Pramila's comfortable setting, surrounded by vibrant color, noise and spices, Faith's guilt at creating this tale about her new friend is heightened. Her view of what a relationship should be is also challenged by the tradition of arranged marriages.

As Faith struggles to hide her secret without losing the ground she has gained in her marriage, she never considers  that Pramila might also have her own secret. . . .  



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