The Luminous Slide

The Luminous Slide, a novel by Bernadette Rose Smith

I’ve been following Bernadette’s inspirational writings for quite a long while and she usually knocks it out of the park. Her first foray into the world of fiction — not surprisingly — was more of the same. Captivating! I wasn’t sure where it was going but I stopped trying to anticipate and surrendered to the story. I loved the ride and the “slide.”

– Jerry Giordano,
Brand Strategist and Storyteller, Creative Director, Writer, Dallas, TX


The Luminous Slide, a novel by Bernadette Rose Smith.
Available on Amazon, October 2019!

“Some might say this was a story told to me by a woman mad with grief, but to sit in her presence . . .” Sophia looked up. “She was compelling; the more she spoke, the more I was drawn in by a desire to believe that what she told me could be so.”

Heartbroken and hoping for a fresh start, Darrah Rose accepts a writing assignment that takes her to New York City. Following the suggestion from a stranger on the plane, she decides to check out The Inn Between, a small café not far from her hotel, frequented by artists and writers. There, she stumbles upon The Kiss, an abandoned piece of art that depicts an intimate moment shared between a man and woman. Darrah slides the art into her case, drawn, beyond reason, to find out more about the couple and the art, but first she must find who left it. Enter Sophia, the artist. But who is she really? And where are the man and woman portrayed in The Kiss, now? Darrah would soon find out that the world is not all it seems, as she is cast into dreams, visions, and otherworldly encounters — her relationship with time and love never to be the same.


In The Luminous Slide, Bernadette Rose Smith transports us beyond this earthbound locus to a realm of quintessence—where we find that time and space, love and loss, life and death are fluid, and dreams are part of a higher order of our existence. Yet we are brought back to this plane with conversation, laughter, art, fashion, and really good breakfast food. With this book I find the act of reading and the act of rich, detailed dreaming one and the same.”

– Andy Offutt Irwin,
National Storyteller, Humorist, Musician, Arts Educator, Covington, GA


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