Souls of the Sea

2 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 13 ratings

The Fragrance of Surrender Publisher's Summary

What would cause a woman to stand on the edge of a cliff deciding whether to slip over it or live another day?

How bad would it have to be?

And what if she couldn't turn to God because she believes he's the root of all her problems?

Set among the fragrant sweet smell of ripening orange tree blossoms, this emotional story is about a woman who battles God for the right to determine how things should be. Gabriella's life has been filled with tragedy, including the mystery of why her own parents disappeared one night, leaving her alone at a tender young age. Soon after her husband dies, she and her son move to her childhood home - a house on a cliff by the sea in a village that time has left behind. It's there that she and some local villagers begin the process of bringing her parent's old orange grove back to life.

As Gabriella begins to put together the pieces of why her parents abandoned her, she soon learns they were victims of powerful forces that threatened to tear apart the quiet little village by the sea. And that knowledge, along with all the other losses she's experienced, causes Gabriella to view God with great suspicion and fear. So when her young son experiences a dramatic conversion and begins to serve him, an all-out battle ensues.

During this time, Gabriella often feels called to the edge of the cliff, torn between letting herself slip over it and ending the pain, or fighting for a happiness she's not even sure exists. Will Gabriella continue to do battle with God? Or will she come to have faith in the God she blames for all the tragedies she's suffered?

And what role will her young son play in her decision?

This multi-layered novel considers questions like: What happens when God doesn't act like we think he should? And can someone who has experienced so much pain and disappointment ever really let go of the hurt?

©2015 Psalm 96:3 Press (P)2016 Psalm 96:3 Press
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  • Book 1

    • The Fragrance of Surrender

    • Souls of the Sea Book 1
    • By: April Geremia
    • Narrated by: Anna Crowe
    • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    As Gabriella begins to put together the pieces of why her parents abandoned her, she soon learns they were victims of powerful forces that threatened to tear apart the quiet little village by the sea. And that knowledge, along with all the other losses she's experienced, causes Gabriella to view God with great suspicion and fear. So when her young son experiences a dramatic conversion and begins to serve him, an all-out battle ensues.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fragrance of Surrender 💗

    • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 09-04-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • The Leap of Forgiveness

    • Souls of the Sea, Book 2
    • By: April Geremia
    • Narrated by: Anna Crowe
    • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    When Joshua was just a young boy in the 60s, he was told his mother took her own life and left him to be raised by an emotionally absent man and a woman who had slipped into insanity because of the death of her own child. Those circumstances affected every aspect of Joshua's life but it wasn't until he met Isabelle, the red-haired bookstore owner on Bell Island, that he realized just how emotionally stifled he was. He loved her, but his tragic past kept him from fully committing. And Isabelle was tired of waiting.

    Regular price: $19.95