Haunted by her past, a young Canadian widow trapped amidst love and tragedy must trust in a supernatural revelation to ascend to a happier future.
Despite enduring a marriage fraught with abuse and infidelity, Scarlett Kane is devastated when her husband is suddenly killed in a motorcycle accident. Conflicted by feelings of love and hate, she struggles to build a new life in a new home – but a paranormal visitor’s presence prevents her from moving on.
Set in western Canada in the 1970s, Kenna Mary McKinnon’s Ascending reveals a vintage story of the supernatural as widowed Scarlett discovers an incredible secret about her husband that releases her from the inconceivable burden of her past. Her path woven with love and deception, will Scarlett find the strength to choose between the living and the dead?
“Haunted by history with a remarkable salvation! by Just Judi”
This is yet another fine work by Kenna McKinnon, which I enjoyed very much! It tells the story of a young wife (Scarlett Kane) and her three year old son (Troy) in 1970s Canada. Scarlett’s husband, Michael, is killed in a motorcycle accident early in the book, but that’s not the end of him. While she and Troy are reeling from the disaster and doing their best to move on, something eerie is happening in the houses where they live. Scratching noises, strange lights, and a likely peeping Tom infect their lives, causing unrest and concern. Michael manifests, and Scarlett must concoct a way to rid herself of his presence. Although she loved him dearly, their marriage was fraught with deception and worse. Her attention must be on saving her son’s life from the reality of the situation. But how?
I enjoyed Scarlett’s group of friends in the small town to which they move. Their conversations are interesting and mostly helpful to the young Canadian widow. But they don’t know what’s really happening! The references to 1970s culture were very interesting as well.
Over a period of years, Scarlett suffers from depression caused by a truly unhelpful psychologist; a stint of alcoholism caused by overwhelming circumstances; a near love affair with a shopkeeper which to his sadness never comes to fruition, and ultimately final success. How? I won’t tell you, but it’s very imaginative!
You won’t believe the ending!