Spiritual Journey Awaits Readers in Melinda Edwards’ New Novel

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Virginia Goodall is about to learn she can’t control everything in ‘Saving Virginia’.

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In Melinda Edwards’ poignant new novel, “Saving Virginia: A novel” (published by Balboa Press AU), a middle-aged control-obsessed woman learns to love herself, others and the world as she begins an epic quest towards self-actualization.

Set in Melbourne, Australia, “Saving Virginia” centers on lawyer Virginia Goodall. Reeling from a painful divorce and a career transition, Virginia feels as if she’s grasping at straws, especially as her two children graduate high school and leave the nest.

No longer a wife, mother or boss, who is Virginia? In a reflective journey that takes her from a human doing to a human being, Virginia struggles to realize that she may not be able to control everyone and everything around her, but it is this realization that just might make her happiest.

Laced with humor and wit, “Saving Virginia” touches on many social issues that middle-aged women face, including divorce and empty nests. Edwards, a lawyer herself, aims to inspire women to embark on their own journeys of self-discovery while giving them ideas on practical strategies for starting them.

“Virginia loves to read and tries to apply the teachings of Eckhart Tolle, Deepak Chopra, Brian Weiss, Sonia Choquette and Ariel Ford to her own circumstances,” writes Edwards. “She also explores Buddhism and social enterprise work to find more meaning in her life.”

“Saving Virginia”
By Melinda Edwards
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 202 pages | ISBN 9781452524092
E-Book | 202 pages | ISBN 9781452524108
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Melinda Edwards is a professor of law in Australia. After 20 years of authoring legal text books, she is fulfilling her lifetime goal to "someday write a book that people actually want to read." She is also Managing Director of MeWise, a social enterprise company that teaches conflict resolution skills around the world.

Balboa Press Australia is a division of Hay House, Inc., a leading provider in publishing products that specialise in self-help and the mind, body and spirit genre. Through an alliance with indie book publishing leader Author Solutions, LLC, authors benefit from the leadership of Hay House Publishing and the speed-to-market advantages of the Author Solutions self-publishing model. For more information or to start publishing today, visit balboapress.com.au/ or call 1800 050 315. For the latest, follow @balboapress on Twitter and “Like” us at facebook.com/BalboaPress.

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