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Struggling with guilt over her sister’s death and the stress of her medical residency, Maya Radelis runs away to Scotland. A robin seems to lead her to an antique shop, where she finds a century-  old engagement ring. But what is the ring’s history? She follows the slim paper trail, wondering if it is only coincidence that her dreams reveal the story of a Swiss woman physician who wore the ring during World War I. In Paris, she meets fellow New Yorker  David Fischer, a lawyer with family in Switzerland as well as  America. He helps Maya follow the memories stored in the ring as they lead her around Europe. The attraction between David and  Maya grows, and when they discover a connection between the ring and David’s family, they learn, bit by bit, more about the ring’s earlier owner. Will Maya’s own life have the same tragedy of lost love?

Wrapped In The Stars Extras

Book trailer

Article on Synchronicity


The Moonstone Ring
Edinburgh Close Where Maya Gets Lost. Photo by ynaka29 on Visualhunt / CC BY-NC-ND
Robin that follows Maya. Photo by ufopilot on VisualHunt / CC BY-NC
Pauline’s Home in Paris. Photo by Katrinitsa on VisualHunt / CC BY-NC-SA
Old Bookstores in Paris. Photo by falena on VisualHunt / CC BY-NC-ND
Paris cafe where Maya and David have a drink. Photo by eutouring on Visual Hunt / CC BY-NC-SA
TGV Lyria Maya and David take from Paris to Bern. Photo by Alex van Herwijnen on Visualhunt / CC BY-NC-SA
Bern, Switzerland. Photo by jafsegal (Thanks for the 3 million views) on VisualHunt.com / CC BY-NC-SA
Bern Clock Tower. Photo by eastside06 on Visual Hunt / CC BY-ND
Lake Thun. Photo by junaidrao on Visualhunt.com / CC BY-NC-ND
Women medical students. 1910. Philadelphia Archives.
What a surgery looked like in 1919

These are the songs I listened to as I wrote Rebecca’s story. Please enjoy them as you read the book to help you bring Rebecca to life.


These are the songs/sounds I listened to as I wrote Maya’s story. Please enjoy them as you read Maya’s story.

About Me

I am a debut Women’s Fiction author. My first novel, WRAPPED IN THE STARS, will be released in 2018. It was short-listed for the Del Sol First Novel Prize in 2017.

I am somewhat obsessive about travel, but, when I am at home, in San Antonio, I can be found browsing through bookstores or antique shops with my husband and two children.

When not writing stories, I am a Pediatric Psychologist helping children with chronic medical illness.

I write books about women who have a chance to change their lives. My stories take place in the United States, in Europe, in cities, in small towns, anywhere my characters take me.

I blog on issues of mental health for teens and adults. I enjoy working with the media due to my expertise in managing anxiety, stress, and parenting issues. I provide consultation to authors on writing about mental health. My nonfiction writing can be found at https://www.drelenamikalsen.com