• Print Length: 279 pages
• Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc (February 19, 2018)
Struggling with guilt over her sister’s death and the stress of her medical residency, Maya Radelis runs away to Scotland. A robin seems to lead her to an antique shop, where she finds a century-old engagement ring. But what is the ring’s history? She follows the slim paper trail, wondering if it is only coincidence that her dreams reveal the story of a Swiss woman physician who wore the ring during World War I. In Paris she meets fellow New Yorker David Fischer, a lawyer with family in Switzerland as well as America. He helps Maya follow the memories stored in the ring as they lead her around Europe. The attraction between David and Maya grows, and when they discover a connection between the ring and David’s family, they learn, bit by bit, more about the ring’s earlier owner. Will Maya’s own life have the same tragedy of lost love?
“Written with passion and expertise, Elena Mikalsen’s Wrapped in the Stars is an intelligent and beautifully crafted story that proves the power of love while illuminating the historical struggles of women in medicine. I love books that teach me something while also being thoroughly entertaining, and Mikalsen’s debut does just that.” — Kelli Estes, author of The Girl Who Wrote in Silk
“Mikalsen effortlessly weaves past and present in this engaging tale. Wrapped in the Stars spans countries and centuries, testing the boundaries between love, loyalty, fate, and following your heart. A delightful debut!” — Jessica Topper, author of Louder Than Love.
“Mikalsen’s debut draws you in and takes you on a richly detailed journey, from Edinburgh to Bern, to Paris and New York. A tale of aspirations and familial pressures, of serendipity and the choices we make, Wrapped in the Stars thoughtfully explores how we can take control of our lives.” — Amanda Stauffer, author of Match Made in Manhattan
About Elena Mikalsen
I am a Women’s Fiction author. I write books about women who find themselves in extraordinary circumstances and have a chance to change their lives. My stories take place in the United States, in Europe, in cities, in small towns, anywhere my characters take me. I am somewhat obsessive about travel, but, when I am at home, in San Antonio, I can be found browsing through bookstores or antique shops with my husband and two children.When not writing stories, I am a Pediatric Psychologist helping children with chronic medical illness. I blog on issues of mental health for teens and adults. I enjoy working with the media due to my expertise in managing anxiety, stress, and parenting issues. My nonfiction writing can be found at https://www.drelenamikalsen.com.
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