The Shores Of Our Souls

the debut novel by

Kathryn Brown Ramsperger

“Pitch perfect writing…More than a romance, more than a cultural exploration, The Shores Of Our Souls helped me better understand our own complicated world a little better.”
– Tami Lewis Brown
Award-winning Author of Soar, Elinor! and The Map of Me

“A remarkable love story…a deep, powerful and inspiring lesson in this adventurous tale.”

John Perkins, New York Times bestselling author of Confessions of an Economic Hitman

“A stunning debut novel that both enlightens and entertains, The Shores Of Our Souls is a story for our times. This well written tale shifts back and forth in time between the two main characters: Qasim, born and raised in war-torn Lebanon, and Dianna, a southern girl living in New York City. After their chance meeting, cultures clash as two lost souls look for love and acceptance in a world that wants to keep them apart.  The author is skilled at writing from the male viewpoint. This novel breaks down barriers and teaches us that we are more alike than we are different. Brava to the author!”

Kathleen M. Rodgers, award-winning author of  The Final SaluteJohnnie Come Lately, and Seven Wings to Glory

A timely, gripping story that teaches us that love is what we need most at this time of global transformation. A Must Read! You’ll never think about soulmates the same way again!

Colette Baron-Reid, bestselling author of The Map and Uncharted

“An intriguing debut novel that weaves together the compelling stories of star-crossed lovers with great intricacy.”

Lynne Klippel, bestselling author of Overcomers, Inc.

“In Kathryn Brown Ramsperger’s debut novel, a bildungsroman concerning the spiritual and emotional education of Dianna, the romance and the characters engage the reader equally.  Dianna has just launched in New York post-college, but remains tied to her home while yearning for foreign adventure and to heed her inner call to service.  As Dianna recovers from a failed relationship, the charming Qasim, a diplomat from Beirut, enters her life, trailing divided loyalties to family, duty, faith, and country.  Ramsperger has written a moving novel, depicting the voices and struggles and of both characters with subtle parallels, convincing detail, and true compassion.”

Cathryn Hankla, author of Galaxies, Great Bear, and Fortune Teller Miracle Fish; Professor of English & Creative Writing at Hollins University

“The Shores of our Souls is a beautifully written and moving cross-cultural love story. The story draws you in as it takes you on a journey crossing borders–questioning societal judgment, politics and religion. It helps us examine our own assumptions and beliefs. It is a love story for our time.”

Kimberly Weichel, global cross-cultural, gender and peacebuilding specialist; author of Beyond BordersOne Woman’s Journey of Courage, Passion and Inspiration