The Sixties were over. The Summer of Love, Haight-Ashbury, Woodstock, the Vietnam War were history. Nan, after an extended trip to Europe, was back in New York City, and Mark, awaiting his discharge from the army was living in Washington, D.C. They were planning a camping trip, via the Appalachian Trail and the Natchez Trace, to Mexico where they hoped to spend the coldest part of the winter. A chance meeting with a charismatic California couple had long-term impact, with many twists and turns, as they discovered the emerging stardom of Joya Pleiades, the spiritual teacher who was building an international reputation, based on the philosophy of Radiance. Readers comment: You had me on the first page! A female villain, a master manipulator, the quintessential evangelist-the beautiful and seductive Joya will t soon be forgotten. Sometimes, I think it would be great if her message was real and true. The locales are fabulous, rich in detail but fast-paced action keeps it all moving. Edgy, contemporary, sexy and scary, BECOMING JOYA still celebrates some things that we hold dear, strong relationships, creature comforts and the ongoing need for some of us to choose the road less traveled. Ather good read, chock full of ideas from Anne Basto, the author of FAST LANE TO SUNSET. Very different, but equally interesting. BECOMING JOYA is good writing, fast paced, well organized. I'm still waiting for the sequel to FAST LANE TO SUNSET.