Title: Cradle of the Serpent: A Man and a Woman’s Imperfect Love
Author: Linda Lee Greene
Fearful that her husband Jacob is embroiled in an extramarital affair, archaeologist Lily Light turns to psychotherapy, astounding consultations in which Lily often takes on the persona of a young maiden named White Flower, a member of the clan of long-ago American Indian builders of Ohio’s Great Serpent Mound.
When a gunman’s bullets leave Jacob permanently paralyzed from his shoulders down and a woman identified as Jacob’s mistress dead, Lily’s world is shattered. Through the example of her own life a thousand or more years before, White Flower reveals to Lily the unexpected path to her salvation.
Given 5 Stars by Readers Favorite, CRADLE OF THE SERPENT brims with “enthralling” journeys into the human psyche, romantic love, archaeology, American Indian history, spinal cord injury, its consequences, and its contemporary treatments, as well as “amazing” sequences of past-life regression, and unimaginable twists and turns in a long-term marriage.
Cradle of the Serpent is a very interesting read, definitely different from anything I’ve read in a while. The story is told by a narrator, who in this case happens to be a psychotherapist named Michael. Through his interactions with his patient, Lily, a story is laid out to the readers, one that is full of love, pain, and despair.
I loved how completely real the emotions felt in the characters. In Lily’s voyages as White Flower, the story gets a feeling of magical realism that brings all the elements together. Definitely a unique read and one that will be loved by a wide range of readers, guaranteed.