A woman grieving her mother's suicide. A Mount Everest trek leading to a magical moment in time: Juliette's Angel.
Juliette Power has a secret. She holds it in her hands. After a lifetime spent ‘staying strong’ as a child of suicide, while trekking Everest, Juliette surrenders. One night she asks God a question, and He replies.
As a child, I knew three things for sure:
I had an angel
I loved my family
My mother was about to die.
‘Stay strong,’ my father said on the morning of my mother’s death.
So I did.
What I didn’t know was that my mother’s suicide would spark a chain of events that would shadow my life. Ultimately, blind faith drove me to the ends of the earth searching for proof.
Juliette and her daughter Bonnie leave their men and jobs in Australia and fly to Kathmandu to meet a guide they found on the internet. He leads them on a trek to the top of the world. But Mount Everest is as dangerous as it is magnificent, and Juliette’s world comes crashing down when she discovers she’s not as strong as she thought.
What if staying strong isn’t the answer?
Where do we go when we die?
Provocatively funny, naïve, romantic, and distinctly Australian, Juliette’s Angel is a mystical memoir grounded by heartbreak and self-realisation. A true story well told.
"The Himalayas are a truly inspirational place…With the sheer enormity of the natural surroundings, you feel humbled to be in the presence of such natural beauty. It is no surprise that this location is inspirational. And it has proven so for Juliette. Juliette’s story shows us how a magical place in the world can lead to far bigger things in life."
- George Hillary, grandson of Sir Edmund Hillary
“A joyful read. If you enjoy wisdom that’s grounded in humour, experience and gritty reality you will find great rewards here. I commend it to you.” – Pamela Greet, reviewer, Radio 4ZZZ
“If you are looking to find hope and a little faith, Juliette’s Angel: Death Desire Destiny is a powerful memoir by Juliette Power and it offers a little more to those who want to believe.”— Alison Laverty, Huffington Post
"This is one of the most beautiful books I've ever read.I laughed, I cried, I wondered, then laughed and cried again. There is so so much healing in this book and it touches you where it hurts. If you are a woman, if you have lost someone, if you have maternal hurt to heal, you need to read this absolute treasure of a book. Juliette Power, thank you so so much. I don't have the words. Just gratitude and tears. I'm gonna get this for my girlfriends. Read the back page."
- Jan Rainbow, musician, Gold Coast, Australia
If you devoured EAT PRAY LOVE, cheered on Cheryl Strayed in WILD, or laughed at BRIDGET JONES'S DIARY, you will love JULIETTE'S ANGEL.