Older now, and bearing the responsibilities of motherhood and marriage, one woman will soon receive the opportunity of a lifetime—
a chance to study abroad at the famed University of Cambridge.
Amidst the quiet inspiration of the university grounds, three gates stand guard as stalwart soldiers: Humility, Virtue, and Honor.
“Three Gates. They are far between each other; standing tall and strong through virgin snow, crispy falling leaves, silken flowers, sad ice, and downy springs. Denial, grief, bargaining, and acceptance all haunt their arches, yet they stand, welcoming everyone who wishes to walk though.”
Soon, she becomes certain that her destiny lies on the other side of the gates—
and she must pass through—spiritually, emotionally, and physically—on her journey toward self-discovery and wholeness.
But, entering the gates is never easy…
“Fueled by poignant characters and an awe-inspiring journey of personal discovery, author Catherine Astl delivers a masterfully crafted novel—a remarkable tale of revelation and contemplation,”
Catherine Astl-Henshaw holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English-American Literature from the University of South Florida and is a graduate of the International Summer Schools Shakespeare and Literature program at the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England. Ms. Astl is the author of two non-fiction books, Behind the Bar-Inside the Paralegal Profession and Behind the Bar-From Intake to Trial, as well as having authored over twenty-five published articles. She lives in Wesley Chapel, Florida with her son and husband. Three Gates: Lessons in Humility, Virtue, and Honor is her first published novel and is heavily based on her own experiences at Cambridge and other life events.