Michelle has done an outstanding job in fleshing out the story of Joan of Arc so that it could be effectively used to create a “modern legacy” to a young woman who lives in today’s world. Jane Archer might have faced a much more comparable situation than many of us have, but the story rings true so that women, and men, can see how the strength, the wisdom, the faith…and the knowledge can be gained through…
Winner of an Honorable Mention in the 2009 Writer’s Digest Writing Competition and a finalist in Hay-House Visions Fiction Writing Competition.
Outstanding Reviews For Return of the Heroine
Provocative and inspiring. We see what the two women have in common: longing for love, dedication to their warriorship, and passion for doing what is right . I found listening to be as exciting as if I had been reading the book myself. Michelle paints vivid settings and her characters step off the page. I highly recommend Return of the Heroine.
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Kaye Michelle’s novel, Return of the Heroine, taught me how to connect with my spirit guide, and to channel that wisdom into my everyday life. Whether it was the warmth of her tone, her skillful handling of dramatic events, or the sheer passion of her characters’ commitment — or a combination of all — this book left me forever changed.
Stuart HorwitzAuthor of Blueprint Your Bestseller: Organize and Revise any Manuscript with the Book Architecture Method
Perhaps the most moving story I’ve ever read. Kaye Khalsa has made Joan of Arc come to life in more ways than one in this surprising novel–at once both modern and deeply historical. I found Joan’s life an inspiration and felt more connected to my own spiritual guides as I read about Joan’s. Joan of Arc even showed up in my meditation!
Lisa TenerCreator of the Award Winning Bring Your Book to Life Program, Book Writing Coach, Author
Although the story of Joan of Arc is familiar, Kaye Michelle tells it in a way that brings an intuitive understanding and clarity to the spiritual relationship between Joan and her divine guidance, the voice of Archangel Michael. I loved the worlds the author created and was sad to leave when I finished the book. There is such wisdom and inspiration for all of us in these pages.
Pamela McIntyre, PhDFormer Chair of the Theatre Department, Wheaton College, Norton MA.
Rouen, France 1431
Jane skipped down the first few stairs of West Point’s Administration Building when she felt the back of her neck tighten. Something felt out of place. Though it was a warmish March day, cold seeped out of the walls and slid icy fingers down her spine. She forced herself to focus on the hem of her gray slacks. Suddenly Jane’s vision shifted. Her slacks morphed into a natural-fiber cloth, heavy linen. Soft-soled leather boots covered slightly smaller feet. The feel of cold stone through the thin leather sent a paralyzing chill through her legs, and the fine blond hairs on her arms stood alert. Right before her eyes the square stairwell transformed into antiquated rounded castle walls.
She put a hand on her chest and let out an audible gasp. She heard shuffling footfalls echoing in her head while her heart beat out a more rapid rhythm with each downward step. She grabbed hold of the handrail to steady herself; she was in two locations at once, a palimpsest of sorts. Impressions of a time long gone bled through into this time: split, in mind and spirit. Some unseen hand tethered her to a dark, fearful scene. Death hovered quietly by her side, waiting. Her chest constricted as she gasped for air. The scent of burning wood stung her nostrils.
Somehow she had parted the delicate fabric of time. French voices swam in her head. Movement was all around her, hands pulled at her. Tired, hungry, and discouraged, she wanted to slump down, give up. Far off noises of a gathered crowd made her ears ring. Jane could hear Jehanne crying out, Oh, dearest God, help me!
“Return of the Heroine” tells the story of one of the greatest heroins of all time, Joan of Arc, and how she inspires modern day Jane Archer, a West Point cadet, to find courage to expose a cultural crime that has been disempowering women in the military for centuries.
In this tale, weaving the ancient and the new, Joan of Arc reveals wisdom she received from Archangel Michael days before her history making journey. With only eleven days left to live, she must take yet another leap of faith, and set the record straight to ensure those in the future know the truth.
Kaye’s experience as a cadet at West Point was a catalyst for “Return of the Heroine”.