Sunday, 16 March 2014

BOOK OF THE DAY: Love & The Goddess by Mary Elizabeth Cohen

by Mary Elizabeth Cohen

'Sex and the City' meets 'Eat, Pray, Love' in a search for love & meaning.

 Love & the Goddess

One woman, One myth, Three Goddesses           

A woman's voyage of self discovery begins on the internet leading all the way to Brazil and onto the Andean highlands of Peru.

 Devastated from her relationship break- up, Kate Canavan is at a loss until she re-discovers a hidden painting of the triple Goddess from Greek mythology. Her interest in mythology and spirituality is re-ignited. A voyage of self discovery begins with internet dating using the names of each of the Goddesses in the triple myth.

When a health scare intervenes Kate and her friends go together to visit a famous healer in Brazil and a spiritual guru in Peru, where all three friends begin spiritual journeys of forgiveness, gratitude and learning to live in the now. 

Read it to find out if Kate finds love along the way.


Mary Elizabeth Coen is a former teacher, lifestyle journalist and public relations consultant.
After receiving a diagnosis of fibromyalgia, Mary became interested in holistic medicine. As an avid researcher, she travelled to Mayan sites in Mexico, visited a famous healer's ashram in Brazil and undertook a shamanic journey through Peru.

'Love & the Goddess' is Mary Elizabeth Coen's first work of fiction: - It is based on the author's travels and draws on her extensive studies into various spiritual traditions, lightened by the humorous aspect of internet dating.

Mary is now in robust good health, working as a full-time author, coach and stress management lecturer, while also running a website called Goddess MECA. It is a celebration of the goddess in all women. Interactive with her book, it is a celebration of the goddess in all women with separate sections on mythology, lifestyle, cookery and blogs.

Mary lives in south Galway with her daughter, cat and number of pheasants who drop by for social occasions.

5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable, Humorous Reality April 7, 2013
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Mary Elizabeth Coen delivers a great read with Love And The Goddess. A timeless story of new beginnings, after heartache and betrayal. After years of marriage, Kate Canavan gets hit with a bombshell. Her husband wants a divorce, add to this the fact that her daughter will be leaving home and you have a recipe for pain, loneliness and disbelief.

It is one thing to be jilted, but quite another to be tossed aside for someone half your age. Kate, like many women put her own desires and self on the back burner in order to please her husband. This makes the betrayal all the more devastating.
What you will love about Ms. Cohen character is her resilient attitude about her situation. You also come to love her best friend Ella, a down to earth woman who encourages Kate to get out there and start to experience a new life. Kate it is introduced to Internet dating and the farces begin. You will into a world that is totally relatable and sometimes disturbing. You will enjoy the humor that balances out the sadness and be inspired as Kate maters and come to grips her newfound freedom. Enjoyable reading, likable characters and inspiration. This is a book that will leave you feeling like anything is possible.

5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting Journey worth Taking. A Must Read! May 13, 2013
By machel
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Sometimes they say there are such things as in serendipity in the world. You could say that happened to me when I found this book in my hands as a wonderful treat for me to read. I am an avid reader and read many books. So how do I rate books? I give my reviews based on what kind of experience I had while I was reading. I rate a book on how long it took me to reach the last page. And, what feeling moves through me as I read the final sentence? If I feel like a fabulous friendship has just ended, then I usually sulk about it for days to my husband. When I read books that go this distance for me, I become inspired. Why?
I read a lot and that doesn't happen every time. But it did when I read the final sentence in Love & the Goddess.

Well. Well! Well!! I don't want to compare this book to any other because it really doesn't deserve comparison. This is like one of those books you read and now you are glued to that author for life. You know, waiting for the next book to come out because there is that type of connection you felt with the book when you read it.

Kate is the main character. Kate is ditched by her husband of many years and her perfect life has just fallen out from under her. Her only child that is now off to college, is also heartbroken by Trevor's sudden decision to break up their perfect unit.
However, just like in life, when something falls apart some new wonderful things can happen.

Kate's best friend, Ella, is spirited and lively. She offers that sidekick companion for Kate that introduces her to a world of dating via type sites. She also has a friend named James that balances out the equation.

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