Reviews











On The Stain:

"Karma, a core tenet in several religions, is the operative dynamic in Jones’ book, The Stain. The theme of violation begun in Tahni’s 17th century life reweaves itself in her successive incarnations as Mary in the 19th century and Diana in current day. What is most intriguing is the journey to consciousness that emerges in Mary and culminates with Diana.


 Jones novel goes beyond cause and effect of love gone horrifically wrong to posit an end to suffering through spiritual integration. Through increasing self observation and meditation, Diana is finally able to identify and bring her stain into the light of awareness and subsequently into healing.


 Any student on the path of spiritual evolution will find this book provocative not only for the karmic tale unwound, but for the threads of light it shines on our own stories."

By Debra K. McCall on January 13, 2015 - 5 Stars
 
 "This is a beautifully written book, a complex tale of love and loss. In The Stain: A Story of Karma Reincarnation and Release from Suffering, author Charlene Jones takes us through time in a flowing literary style that is not only a pleasure to read but difficult to put down. She achieves this by telling several stories in one. Each is powerful in itself, but as we progress and see connections, along with certain cause-and-effect, we are drawn further into a thought-provoking story that both entertains and transforms. I appreciate the author’s use of karma and reincarnation to add dimension to the plot. It works to create a book unique from typical historical fiction. Highly recommended. Five stars."

By B Nelson on December 23, 2014 - 5 Stars

“Diana, Mary and Tahni are the brave and tragic (or near-tragic) heroes of Charlene Diane Jones’ THE STAIN – a fearless first novel that spans continents, cultures and centuries to tell the unflinching stories of three women (or the same woman three times) who bend and reverberate under the much-misunderstood rules of Karma as they struggle to navigate the treacherous landscapes of trust and betrayal, love and heartbreak, survival and pain.”

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 “This is a beautifully written book, a complex tale of love and loss. In The Stain: A Story of Karma Reincarnation and Release from Suffering, author Charlene Jones takes us through time in a flowing literary style that is not only a pleasure to read but difficult to put down. She achieves this by telling several stories in one.”

              4.3 out of 5 Stars on Amazon.ca

Goodreads:


“A well executed novel that spills out so many types of emotions. Three women separated by centuries deliver romance, heartache and betrayal. Captivating from the very first few pages as 'Diana' whom is the first character, describes obscene and detailed events that unfold rape as a subject matter. “

              4 out of 5 star read. 
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