"SUPERB! A written tapestry that is so well crafted that it literally paints in the mind of the reader. Striking visual imagery, sexual chemistry, music, mystery, and pounding emotion set the story in motion, where loss to cancer begins a restorative transformation of Allie's body and the very essence of her entire life.
-Frank DellaCroce, MD, FACS, Center for Restorative Breast Surgery, New Orleans
After breast cancer, Allie is drawn to post-Katrina New Orleans for restorative surgery. Soon curious events and synchronicities begin to occur - ghostly music, disembodied whistling, and a realistic dream where she meets a mysterious man who promises her a future journey, if she dares. Allie and her husband, Kevin, find their love and faith tested, as they struggle in a relationship strained by time, illness, and diverging views of reality.
Available Now! The Voodoo Breast: A Novel of Healing
"Wallinga has penned a fascinating story of healing and recovery . . . as a couple deals with the wounds, both psychological and physical, left by a battle with cancer . . . Wallinga has a talent for evoking just the right emotions with her word choice."
"Wallinga's imaginative debut . . . a story not only of identity and femininity, but of magic . . . The Big Easy stars in this affecting novel about a couple's unusual route to redemption."