White Shell Woman’s Promise

My newest novel White Shell Woman’s Promise should be available this afternoon on Amazon.  White Shell Woman’s Promise like my novel Monster Slayer’s Son,  is set on the Navajo Reservation.  Billy Gray Eyes, the respected old medicine man is back along with his adopted daughter, Ernestine.  But this novel, White Shell Woman’s Promise, is Ernestine Yazzie’s story.

Ernestine recounts her life from her earliest childhood memories.  On the cusp of young womanhood she is the victim of a horrific, violent crime.  With no support and nowhere to turn she seeks out Billy Gray Eyes who offers her both emotional and spiritual support and protection.  But Ernestine learns that healing can only come ultimately through her own efforts, through acceptance and understanding of the tragedies in her life.

Follow Ernestine as she moves forward on a poignant,journey toward adulthood.  Surrounded by a dark world where lives are lost to alcoholism, drug use, indifference, violence, assault, suicide and murder she must decide who she is without losing her way in the chasm between two cultures.  How can she avoid hopelessness and despair when her hopes and dreams lay broken at her feet?

Ernestine along with other victims of serious crimes struggle to find  justice in an outdated system established by the federal government, a system which limits accountability and prevents tribal courts from sentencing perpetrators to more than one year per count with a three year maximum sentence no matter how serious the crime.

But there is another side–there are those who choose to seek harmony, hope and happiness, walking in the Way of Beauty.

Come follow Ernestine through heartache and triumphs on her journey to the path of Beauty.

Available on Kindle for $2.99


About Karen Hopkins

Karen Hopkins (1949-) was born in Los Angeles and raised in Martinez, California. At seventeen she moved to Talcahuano, Chile. After completing her university degree she worked in London, England for Pan American Airlines and traveled extensively throughout Europe, the Middle East, and India. For twenty-six years Karen taught Spanish and English as a Second Language in a variety of settings including a private school in Panama, the "most remote school in the United States" in Ticaboo, Utah, the Navajo Reservation, and a teacher exchange in Hermosillo, Mexico. Karen and her husband traveled extensively throughout Mexico and Central America, spending many summers in the highlands of Chiapas and Guatemala . Karen currently lives in Southern Arizona, near the Mexican border.
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