- A Story of Love -
"I was captivated from the outset and could
not put it down. There are, I believe, important issues here, not
only regarding personal sovereignty, but also relationships both intimate
and general and how we may nurture these.
My heart went out to all the characters, they felt like family to
me. I just wanted this book to go on and on.
This is a courageous work and I applaud the author and all involved."
Lindley O'May, South Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
"A Question of Sovereignty works upon one a little like
a seduction! There is an initial flirtation with a 'good yarn' that
draws one on and into a passionate involvement. An involvement not
only with its central characters but also with one's own internal
processes. It challenges belief systems and asks of us that in pondering
the relevance and meaning of an external power structure (and its
place within an historical context and ongoing significance: or not)
that we also examine the question of our own personal sovereignty;
the taking on of complete responsibility for our own lives and all
that that entails.
On this level it can, at times, be quite 'shocking' as one comes up
against one's own prejudices and the possibility that long held and
unquestioned beliefs may need some radical rethinking. Like all flirtations
and seductions it can be enjoyed as 'a bit of a diversion' but will
only yield up greater 'treasures' and understanding if one is prepared
to take on the challenge of total commitment to Self and the Greater
Alan Andrews, Premaydena, Australia
"'Dr Zhivago', 'Anna Karenina' and 'Lady
Chatterley's Lover' are peopled by those who appear to have little
or no choice. Their lives are preordained, to go against the flow
leads to being a social outcast, for some a loss of place that can
lead to death. There is no Freedom in these great Love Stories. Love
itself appears to result in being incarcerated.
Is this what Love means? Is this my destiny? Is this my grandchildren's
What a Joy to be given A Question of Sovereignty - A Story of
Having started to read, I couldn't put it aside. Necessary interruptions
left me feeling impatient to return to this wonderful 'Story of Love'.
I laughed and I wept. It was me and mine who peopled this story. I
can make a difference in my life.
Selenna has with amazing honesty, with courage and great skill given
us a love story that shows a destiny filled with Love, Freedom and
a trust in God. After completing the story I wanted to reread parts.
But... I couldn't. I think perhaps I was afraid that it didn't contain
the Love, the Wisdom that I had believed it did. But... what a joy
to find that when I do reopen the book... at any page... I am filled
with the same wonder. There is the Love and the Wisdom that allows
one to go beyond a Life based in Fear.
This is a story of the human capacity to experience Personal Sovereignty,
to have Freedom within Love."
Lesley Raaen, Hobart, Australia.
© Pam Giblin (Selenna) - Hobart, Tasmania 1992, 2011