Tashi, a young artist shattered by the senseless death of her fiancé, flees downtown Montreal for the jungles of Costa Rica, only to find herself in the wild interior of her own heart.
Resigned to spend the remainder of her days without love, she plunges into her new life in a foreign land of lush vegetation and breathtaking sunsets. Nonetheless, she is unwittingly drawn into a steamy love affair with Dylan, whose reserved manner conceals a character forged in the Philadelphia ghetto; she becomes his soul companion and the ''Other Woman'' in his troubled marriage with Becky, an all-American girl with whom he is building a homestead in the jungle.
Convinced that she and Dylan are meant to be together, Tashi's spiritual aspirations entwine with her overwhelming desire for union with him as she struggles to control the outcome of their stormy romance. Finally her passion for Dylan leads her to the brink of collapse and the ultimate realization that she must sacrifice her desire for sublime union so that he may fulfill his destiny on his own terms.
Based on a true story, this adventurous plot takes us on a sensuous journey through a tropical paradise on the verge of devolving into yet another tourist mecca. A woman living on the edge, Tashi explores, embraces and paints an exotic landscape that often mirrors her own wild nature as she delves into the deep recesses of a late twentieth century woman of heart.
Best-selling author Jeff Brown, master soul explorer and author of Soulshaping, writes of this exquisitely passionate novel: ''Since I began to write, I seldom ever read. But I couldn't stop reading this book. Christine's writing is crisp and engaging, but it's more than that. When I read her, I feel like I am in the hands of a commanding inner traveler – one who has ridden the wave of despair over all too rocky seas, and arrived, intact and beautifully clarified, at her very own door.''