Mistaken for Love

Growing Up Isa/Bella

by Cheryl Deetjen



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/6/2021

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 140
ISBN : 9781665703932
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 140
ISBN : 9781665703925

About the Book

Obeah owns the resort located in a secluded woodland setting, complete with peaceful lake, fir trees, trails, and cabins. It’s an idyllic place vacationers seek when they need to get away from it all. Catherine and her family have been long-time guests, but she eventually returns by herself as a young woman.

An unexpected romance blossoms between Obeah and Catherine, but she ends up leaving him without explanation or closure. Brokenhearted, the resort owner creates a magical set of nesting dolls that are meant to get Catherine back. Decades later, the dolls end up in the hands of young Isabella, who is immediately attracted to them and senses some kind of magic.

As Isabella grows up, she secretly relies on the smallest doll to guide her through different relationships, hoping to find love. She experiences a crush, her first kiss, and her first true love but also loss. She questions her ability to understand love and is scared she might never find a way to make love last. Are Isabella’s broken relationships her fault, or is it the magic doll? Perhaps this tiny doll, manipulated by heartbreak, is a force to be reckoned with.

About the Author

Cheryl Deetjen writes from her own experiences of growing up in a small town. As a child, she sometimes lacked the confidence to build relationships, from girlfriends and later with boys she crushed on. Too often she compared herself, and in her own opinion, came up short in schoolwork, her appearance, and self-worth. Channeling Isa, a fictional character, helped her to discover self-love.