That my heart’s voice called from a place within where I could not ignore it, or that its tone often played a melody completely different to the melody of others, was something I understood early on. Whether this was my karma’s payback or my blessing was not yet known to me. Neither did I understand that my journey from person to conscious presence had begun already long ago. I did not know, either, what I was getting myself into. The only thing I knew for sure was that, despite my protesting mind, my flagging steps were directed towards a sailboat destined to cross the Indian Ocean. A book where you get to follow a challenging time in someone’s life, when deep reflections on the existence and purpose of humanity arise. A book full of wisdom, insights and excitement. A book that is written to be experienced not only with the mind, but also with the soul / heart.Reviews of Iren Rinmad’s acclaimed debut novel, TigerLily, early spring bloom Book blogger - Ebbas bokhylla(Ebbas Bookshelf) ? ? ?? ? An incredibly beautiful book I read through the book in a single evening. Amazingly beautifully written, with many lovely reflections on life. A book with great presence and energy. I absolutely recommend this book to everyone wanting to read a slightly different novel with verve and zing, as well as deep thoughts. Book blogger - Bibliofilian(The Bibliophile) ? ? ?? ? One of my favorite books of 2018 One of my favorite books in 2018 was TigerLily, Early Spring Blooming. A book the author herself describes as spiritual fiction. It is the wonderful story of TigerLily, who lives a hectic life in New York but has begun to feel something is missing. Is this truly what is most important in life? Book blogger - I min bokhylla(On my Bookshelf) ? ? ?? ? Well-written and exciting A very nice book that describes the beautiful within the small and makes us pause and wonder. Well-designed characters in a story containing both wisdom and insight, as well as humor. Both well-written and exciting.