Reconciliation ~ Heaven and Earth ~
Diane de Simone
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Martha Mathewson, a professor of psychology, for years belittled her soon to be ex-husband, a revered astrophysicist, over his quiet passion for little green men and the civilizations they come from.
After Don Mathewson suddenly dies, her house is broken into. She has national security operatives on her tail. And to find out why, Martha must stretch herself into Don's files and tapes, learning about his extensive relationship with other civilizations and also the fact that for the past 70 years we've been lied to: we have interstellar visitors.
Martha is inexorably drawn into a world which includes shadowy covert operatives. At the same time, she's moved to Tucson, Arizona, her daughter has come to live with her, and a small metal ball discovered in Don's old oak desk (a ball which emits a bluish halo in the dark, dances to jazz, and communicates telepathically) is talking to her, saying it needs her help.
In this new upended life, she's being forced to abandon old beliefs about the nature of reality while also trying to stay alive.
Indie Book Reviews, IR Approved by IR Staff 4.7 out of 5 ...
Overall, the book is well-written and inventive. The use of the present tense throughout is an interesting choice and lends the narrative an avant-garde flavor, a stylistic maneuver that helps separate the book from more standard fare for novels of this sort. Verdict: Inventive and well-written, RECONCILIATION: HEAVEN AND EARTH is a fascinating story about theoretical physics, ET phenomena, and New Age beliefs relative to both of the aforementioned.
'Superb writing. Entertaining dialogue. Page-turning tale. Great descriptions of Arizona's Sonoran desert' Benjamin Smith
'Playful. Its voice is brilliantly sustained' Marion Sinclair
'…I found the descriptions of the characters and settings so realistic that I could just see the people and places so clearly. Loved the writers style- All in all a fantastic read and praying for a follow up.' Mary Holmes
Official Review from: Christian Sia for Readers' Favorite 5 Stars out of 5
Reconciliation: Heaven and Earth by Diane de Simone is a great blend of sci-fi and intrigue, a story that explores the nuances of quantum physics and takes readers on a rollicking ride that follows one woman's psychological struggles and belief mutation.... This is an intelligently plotted and masterfully executed novel with great potential to delight readers, not only those who have a particular interest in quantum physics, but anyone looking for a well-written and engaging story. The characters are strong, well-developed, and utterly compelling and I enjoyed the psychological transformation witnessed in the protagonist. Diane de Simone's Reconciliation: Heaven and Earth has a strong setting, a fast pace, and twists that will surprise readers. Diane de Simone weaves suspense into her tale in a way only a mistress of the genre could.