When Marian, an earnest romantic and idealist, goes missing in the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, her twin sister Ruthie, a pragmatic skeptic, journeys from Canada to search for her When Ruthie uncovers Marian s passion for a Bhutanese monk and her hazardous trek over a mountain pass to Tibet, she fears the worst And those fears only intensify when a sinister Tibetan reveaWhen Marian, an earnest romantic and idealist, goes missing in the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, her twin sister Ruthie, a pragmatic skeptic, journeys from Canada to search for her When Ruthie uncovers Marian s passion for a Bhutanese monk and her hazardous trek over a mountain pass to Tibet, she fears the worst And those fears only intensify when a sinister Tibetan reveals that he is also in pursuit of Marian As the sisters struggle to reach each other, they must overcome the demands of their own hearts and spirits.
The Heart of the Buddha When Marian an earnest romantic and idealist goes missing in the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan her twin sister Ruthie a pragmatic skeptic journeys from Canada to search for her When Ruthie uncovers
It took me a while to get into this book, and I wasn t even sure I would keep reading, but I m glad I did In the end it was the author s beautiful, detailed, accurate descriptions of the Bhutanese countryside that elevated it to a 3 read.It s the late 90s Ruth and Marian are Chinese Canadian fraternal twin sisters similar in some ways, but quite different in others Their father s remarriage after the death of their mother is the catalyst for Marian to leave Toronto for a six month contract, work [...]
Marian and Ruth may be twin sisters, but they do not always see eye to eye Such is the case when Marian decides to go to Bhutan, a small country near India, to work in their library for 6 months During her time in Bhutan something happens to Marian After a frantic call home from Bhutan to Ruth, several weeks after she was supposed to be back, Ruth decides to go find her twin sister Her search leads her all across the small country and into neighboring countries as well as she tries to put the la [...]
I came across this book in a coffee shop in Paro I was skimming through the pages and I decided to buy this book for myself when I d be back home The author takes us through the beautiful country side and the terrains of the Himalayan kingdomThe book is of the sisterly love between the twin sisters Marian and Ruth, the battle between love and faith and the Buddhist philosophiesThe book also gives a glimpse of the Buddhist religion The tale is narrated steadily and it keeps movingI managed to fi [...]
I came across this accidentally in the library and picked it up for a trip The writing felt jerky and uneven, so that was less than great But it was an OK read, mostly to learn about Bhutan This Canadian woman accepts a job in Bhutan, then falls in love with a monk, then disappears, and her twin sister goes searching for her Nothing earth shattering or life changing.
I actually think this book would only be of interest to someone who is going to visit Bhutan The descriptions of the villages and the countryside are beautiful The story line is rather weak and the writing is not particularly inspiring I enjoyed it as I will be traveling to Bhutan and it is one opportunity to learn about Bhutan and its culture.
Could have used better structural editing.
I read this book while in Bhutan which made it even special I kept thinking the whole time I was reading it what a good movie it would make