June MacDonald’s fate is sealed the day she is born when her mother, Cathy, defies her husband Jimmy by giving their new daughter a pagan name instead of a Catholic saint’s, as is their tradition. The decision forever sets the MacDonald family on a course for disaster, and no one can foresee that June will grow up to threaten their strong religious beliefs. After a family tragedy the MacDonald family emigrates from Scotland to San Francisco, California, in the hopes of a new beginning. There, young June begins to have visions. They haunt Cathy, revealing her secret past in the Scottish Highlands. June’s religiously rigid and abusive father will not tolerate the visions. That doesn’t stop June’s feisty nature or curiosity about her psychic abilities and interest in witchcraft. The family is on the brink of imploding when June and her three sisters come of age in the 1960’s Haight Ashbury scene. Their father’s declaration seems to be coming true: “Doomed to hell, every last one of you.” In order to save June,
“A charming page turner!”
Five Star Review on Amazon By V. Bryan
I could not put this book down – Ahern lures her reader into this story by tapping into all of ones emotions… laughter, sadness, perseverance etc… Being born and raised in San Francisco I especially liked reading about the City back in the day. Also, coming from a large Catholic family I could relate to how the MacDonald girls talked and behaved toward each other just as sisters do.
About the Author
J. (June) Ahern is an author of four books – two nonfiction and two novels. Like her main character, was born in Glasgow, Scotland and in the mid-1950’s immigrated to San Francisco, California. Like the MacDonald family in her book, she too lived on Liberty Street The family home is still owned by a sister. Along with her seven siblings Ms. Ahern attended parochial school in one of San Francisco’s most famous neighborhoods called Eureka Valley but better known now as The Castro. Her parents owned the Callaghan’s Village Fish n’ Chips Shop on 18th by Castro Street. Ms.Ahern lives close to San Francisco with her husband, cat and horses. She happily says that her life is full and blessed. Ms. Ahern is a Life Coach as well as an Intuitive Arts Mentor , teacher and author. For over thirty years J. Ahern has taught many people to manifest their visions to fulfillment. Her appearances on television and radio, teaching at the Learning Annex and along with her book, “The Timeless Counselor” – The Guide to a Successful Psychic Reading, the number one seller by an unknown author at the 1991 Whole Life Expo in New York where she was a featured speaker, has earned her national and international notice.