Mother Teresa’s Advice for Jilted Lovers
A hilarious, irreverent take on the darker side of spirituality.
And a cautionary tale about what best friends will to for – and to – each other in the pursuit of love and profit.
Praise for Mother Teresa's Advice for Jilted Lovers
1st Place winner for best Mystery/Suspense in the 2014 Chatelaine Awards, recognizing emerging new talent and outstanding works in women’s fiction and romance novels.Chanticleer Book Reviews
“Some parts made me laugh, some parts kept me guessing, some parts had me wishing I had a guy like Glen or a friend like Tara, and some parts had me not able to put it down.” Suzanne
“A smooth read from start to finish, great pacing, compelling characters, a plot that keeps unspooling and some juicy twists to keep you jumping.” Michele
“I love the premise! Singular, kooky, and much too fiendish for Tara Holland, the sweet, self-effacing, romantically bumbling protagonist.” Kerryn
“The entire premise of the book engaged me from the beginning and carried me throughout. If you’re looking for a creative and original book to read, this is the one!” JulieGoodreads 5-star reviews
Donna Barker’s dark humorous novel has a fresh, snarky voice that will leave readers laughing out loud and turning pages right until the end.Eileen Cook
Donna Barker has created an entertaining read full of heart, humor and meaningful messages.T. Rae Mitchell
Best friends Tara and Betsy’s journey toward psychic enlightenment is a hilarious, terrifying and heartwarming roller-coaster ride. The power of positive and negative energy becomes crystal clear on the pages of Ms Barker’s unique debut novel. The locations of Vancouver and San Diego were painted with talented prose, but it is the landscape of the heart and soul that makes this story truly shine.Jacqui Nelson
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I don’t believe dumb rules should apply to me.
I believe in karma
And that she can be a real bitch sometimes.
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Every time Tara Holland thinks she’s getting close to finally having her white wedding, the man who should be on his knee, giving her roses, winds up on his back, pushing up daisies. Needless to say, Tara’s beginning to think she’s cursed when it comes to men.
Her best friend, Betsy, who’s always there to put the pieces back together, convinces Tara she’s the cause of each of her boyfriend’s untimely exits to the other side. Could it be that Tara has that kind of psychic power? And is Betsy right that women all over the world would pay a pretty penny for it?
What follows is a wild and humorous trek down the path of Tara’s spiritual growth and ultimate awakening. But the road to enlightenment is no cakewalk. It’s fraught with stacks of ill-gotten cash, death threats, and orange jumpsuits.
“Donna Barker’s dark humorous novel has a fresh, snarky voice that will leave readers laughing out loud and turning pages right until the end.” Eileen Cook, author of With Malice
I write quirky women’s fiction and rebel romance.
Why rebel? Well, because ‘proper’ romance writers bristle at my heroines’ paths to happily ever after. Honestly, why is okay for heroes to explore their options but when a heroine wants to make sure she’s fallen for the right guy she’s called… bad names?
In my real life, I love men, which may not be apparent in my creative writing. I’m a volunteer firefighter with a pathological fear of spiders. I became a vegetarian in 1985 and only recently caved to my unholy love of bacon, which I now eat unapologetically. (Well, not quite true. Being Canadian, I have to say “sorry” for still calling myself a vegetarian and for being responsible for the deaths of so many delicious pigs.)
My debut novel, Mother Teresa’s Advice for Jilted Lovers, was a 2014 Chanticleer first place category award-winner, taking home the coveted blue ribbon for best Mystery/ Suspense/ Thriller Romance.
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Here’s the deal — and it’s a pretty good one, too —
3 bucks for the ebook whether you’re in the US, Canada or Australia.
For the UK and Europe, Amazon sets the price since I’m not as much of a control freak as Betsy is. (Betsy’s the BFF in the story and she’s…a handful.)
Paperback copies are $15 US or $20 Canuck bucks through Amazon.
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