“Twentyone Olive Trees by Laura Formentini truly captured my heart. As a mom who has battled grief with the loss of my own son, I found Laura’s poems to bring comfort and understanding – and her stories to bring a sense of calmness and connection. Fiction stories are such a wonderful way to offer healing – bringing the reader on a journey to safely feel emotions and offer growth along the way. 21 Olive Trees gives you this experience in such a beautiful way. I highly recommend!”
The needs of the hero when she meets her guide or mentor can be small or large. The guide can give an object, like a ring, or just simple insight, like the way the canary’s presence gives Doris an idea and the courage to see it through. This help can also come in the form of wise advice, practical training, or even just a kind word that can give the character some self-confidence. The guide’s advice always takes away the hero’s fears and doubts and brings her strength and courage to begin her quest.