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~ Book I of the Sacred Journey Series ~
by Karen Hulene Bartell
An inspirational love story.
Centered on self-growth, Sacred Choices weaves together the lives of three resilient women.
Ceren is a newly-married and pregnant professor who learns her husband is a bigamist who
urges abortion. Judith, Ceren's colleague—an older, more worldly professor and pro-choice
advocate—provides counsel based on her experiences. Judith's sister Pastora, a nun,
provides the voice of reason. Written for, by, and about women who have had or are considering
abortions, Sacred Choices is Ceren's journey—from her positive pregnancy test, through her
decision whether or not to have an abortion—to an uncanny conclusion.
Sacred Choices has an offbeat charm steeped in the supernatural. The protagonists' search for
the answer to whether it is the Aztec goddess Tonantzin or Our Lady of Guadalupe who has been
revered for the past 500 years is interrupted by a giggling, young girl, who appears only to
Judith. Is she a figment of Judith's imagination, a vision—or could she be an angel, as
Pastora believes? Set near Mexico City and incorporating present-day Hispanic and ancient Aztec
beliefs, culture, and cuisine, Sacred Choices deeply celebrates the triumph of the spirit.
Praise for Sacred Choices
Thought provoking story revolving around a controversial topic. Story crosses generations, ancient
religions and modern day Catholicism, paternity and maternity, to name a few topics. The main
characters counterbalance each other, some being rational and others more defined by emotion.
Intrigued by possibilities for a sequel.
~ Diane Cmerek Gorchs
Dr. Karen Hulene Bartell, author of Angels from Ashes: Hour of the Wolf, Christmas in Catalonia,
Sacred Gift, Belize Navidad, Sacred Choices, and others, is a best-selling author, motivational
keynote speaker, IT technical editor, wife, and all-around pilgrim of life. She writes multicultural,
offbeat love stories steeped in the supernatural that lift the spirit.
Dr. Bartell lives in the Texas Hill Country with her husband Peter and her 'mews'—five rescued cats.