With this touching vel in the twilight zone between dream and reality, the author creates an unforgettable story about Mara - a woman who manages to turn her loss into beauty, developing her talents despite her setbacks and managing to renew her creative energy every day. This little book reminds us that there is a deeper secret in the universe, which can be called the Pearl or the law of transformation. This law tells us that everything in life is changing, it shows us how wounds can heal and how a scar can become a treasure - in our everyday life. A typical gift-book: a book you want to give away to a friend who needs a hug or a book you want to read when you wish to lift your spirit. Arctic Queen (www.arctic-queen.com) is the artist name of Ragnhild Nilsen, one of Scandinavias greatest public speakers and inspirators. Besides being a gifted storyteller, singer and composer, she is the author of 14 books - both poetic vels and more practical books about leadership, presentation skills and change-management. Arctic Queen spends much of her time on the ecological cotton revolution, an initiative she has taken together with SEKEM on behalf of global warming and fair trade. See more at www.globalfairtrade.com and www.sekemscandinavia.com.