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I am passionate about writing books that explore the transformational journeys of my characters  and my own life, to highlight those quests that changes our lives, open us to our authentic heart's purpose and reveal the love at our core.

Secrets of the Trees
A Novel
Nikkie, a twenty-two-year-old dancer performing at the Hollywood Bowl, is about to become a star. Instead, at the height of her performance, she is sent reeling by the vision of a girl and her parents being shot in a forest in 1940s Latvia. Knowing she will not be able to dance again until she solves the mystery of the vision, she goes on a quest to Latvia, the land of their ancestors, to uncover the secrets hidden in the trees of her vision and to find the father she has never met.
The novel is set in 2003, thirteen years after a nonviolent Singing Revolution freed Latvia from fifty years of Soviet rule. The world-famous Latvian Song and Dance Festival, the country’s cultural masterpiece, is about to take place.
Riding Grace: A Triumph of the Soul

A Memoir

“Alissa Lukara takes us on a ‘tell it like it is’ odyssey to the other side of the suffering. In reaching the light at the end of the tunnel of abuse and illness, she offers us the gift of grace.” —Naomi Judd, legendary country singer-songwriter and author of Love Can Build A Bridge

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