Every journey begins with one small step - and for venture capitalist Gabrielle, the journey begins when she sets foot in Castine, Maine. Initially drawn to the scenic locale to prospect for breakthrough battery technology, she soon discovers that there's more to her trip than she bargained for and that her business in Castine is but one stop on the greater journey she is meant to take. From unexpected encounters with an eccentric fortune-teller and an enigmatic man to business sabotage attempts and haunting dreams, Gabrielle's trip is wrought with complications, and she must overcome numerous obstacles in the course of her business as well as in her personal endeavors. But the greatest challenge Gabrielle faces is leaving the town. Something in Castine is keeping her there, and it won't let her leave until she's learned what the universe wants her to learn. Fool's Return is an entirely captivating and thought provoking story about self-discovery, confronting challenges, and understanding one's place in the world. It delves into esoteric topics such as tarot, past life regression, and vivid dreams and broaches controversial issues surrounding the ongoing battle between those in support of sustainable living and those dedicated to maintaining the status quo.