Travel Within and Without
Stories That Traverse the World and the Human Heart
The stories in Yvonne Wests The Romantic Road take the reader on an exotic trip around the globe. More important, though, is the way these stories explore the human heart. We meet people from the world over and are privy to their private lives: the details of their cultures and homes; their tribulations, joys, and satisfactions. And we discover that people from all over suffer pain and savor happiness.
The Romantic Road takes us to Easter Island and primitive and brutal battle between neighboring villagers; to the psychoanalysts office and both patients and doctors discovery of incest; to a jilted lovers satisfying and quiet revenge; to the mysteries of an archaeological dig; and to a womans discovery that she has cancer.
Yvonne Wests stories have wisdom to impart. And theyre told with mystery and intimacy, in the way an old friend lingers over the story hes come to tell. These are romantic tales, as well as entertaining and compassionate ones, and they delve deep into universal human experiences.
Yvonne West lives and writes in Jacksonville, Florida, where she is a member of Authors of Northeast Florida. She is the author of two novels, The Dolphin Pool and Rosemary for Remembrance, and a travel memoir, Journey of Miracles.