The Fortune Teller's Daughter
Atria, Jul 2002, 25.00, 352 pp.
After years of traveling from town to town accompanying her mother Madame Ruby the fortuneteller, Sabine Heartwood is contented to remain in one place. She wants a home in which she knows her neighbors and attends the same church every week. Thus, she feels rather thankful for her new life in Moose River Junction.
Movie director Danforth Smith returns home to Moose River Junction when he learns his beloved grandma is dying. Her fondest wishes are for Danforth to take charge of the family theatre in town and care for his uncle. When Sabine meets Dan, her psychic gifts inform her he is her significant other. However, he wants to go back to his work on location and she needs to remain in a small town.
Fans of contemporary character studies that dig deep into the souls of the lead characters will feel fortunate to read THE FORTUNE TELLER'S DAUGHTER. The story line focuses on the needs of the key players as they struggle between love and self-actualization mindful of Maslow's hierarchy of needs. Sabine especially makes the tale as any thoughts of even accompanying her beloved while he films on locale battles with the scars of her treks as a child. Using psychic abilities, this reviewer forecasts that not only will readers enjoy this tale, but that Susan Wilson has a best seller on her palms.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner