The Choice

Lily has a choice, although at first she does not understand what that choice entails. What she believes to be an idyllic holiday in the mountains of Mallorca is not all it seems. Why is it that she, a young twenty-first century barrister, is being asked to represent the soul of Eve, First Created Woman, Mother of Mankind, at a trial in which that soul is to be the Defendant? And why is it that Harry, Lily’s husband, is unable to find his wife?

Through her professional and personal exploration of the concept of choice, and the implications of free will, Lily learns about Eve and also about herself. But is it too late to save Eve? And is it too soon to save Lily? Both women, although set apart by generations in time, share a common goal – the desire to make the morally right choice and to have the strength to bear its consequences.

If you have ever questioned the concept of choice and moral responsibility, or considered the possibility of an afterlife, or queried the relationship between good and evil, then this is the book for you. As the philosophical mystery unfolds and the story draws to a conclusion, you will find yourself turning again to page one. Read it if you wish to be uplifted. The choice is yours.

“I loved this book it had me gripped right from the start. It took me three days to read it I just couldn’t put it down. The author really hooked you in to it. I’m not religious but after reading this book it really made me think about life and death and the afterlife. I loved the philosophy of it all, really makes you think.”
– Five stars. Reviewed by Jools on Amazon

” Horace said that the art is to hide the art; Santayana said that good style makes prose invisible. But it is very hard work to make sentences that read so easily. Beyond the basic level, writing is putting (or finding or making) yourself on the page. [Diana Janney has] a genuine talent for it. [The Choice] is a genuine feat of imagination…prose is rich, like a dessert. It is to be savoured.”

Reviewed by W.D.Hart, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Illinois at Chicago, author of The Engines of the Soul (Cambridge University Press).

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