About the Book

A story of extraordinary resilience, faith, and healing in the wake of adversity.

Heather Drummond lived a life of incredible resilience from a young age, overcoming a challenging childhood to move forwards a life of abundant joy. Dear River is her legacy to her son, River, written in the form of letters to him on his first birthday.

A life ecstatic with love but also entwined with sexual abuse, low self-esteem, drugs, alcohol, suicide and divorce. These extremities forged a path to deep spiritual grounding that culminated in extraordinary gratitude, healing and self-awareness.

At the centre of it all is the transformative experience of finding her soulmate, Garth, whose inner peace and calm was so unshakeable that Heather soon found herself embracing opportunities that most would find uncomfortable. Willing to do anything to heal naturally from emotional pain and childhood trauma.

Leaning into the twists and turns of life with grace and flexibility, Heather recounts her healing journey exploring yoga, breathwork and inter-faith complexities with honesty, enthusiasm and warmth.

From finding freedom from grief and trauma, to loving your body from the inside out, finding restorative practices that bring health and calm, and placing faith in all-consuming love and determination, Heather’s journey is both relatable and valuable to those seeking healing and joy.

What she has left as a legacy for her son is, in fact, a loving gift to all.

About The Author

‘Dear River’ will help anyone wanting to:

  • live a healthier life
  • deal with the loss of a loved one
  • find more meaning in their life
  • learn more about yoga and meditation from a Christian point of view
  • free themselves from a haunting and consuming past
  • restore faith in love, marriage and meeting their soul mate
  • live without fear, worry or regret
  • healing a disease or situation spiritually
  • stop smoking or similar substance abuse
  • see more harmony in the world between all cultures and religions
  • enjoy a calm state of mind and being


“As a Christian, I found myself asking all the same questions that you talk about in the book and you have answered them so beautifully.”

Munya Chidzonga

“I'm enjoying your book. Stayed up late into the night reading it....
Sad by all the sadness ... Amazed at your resilience and positivity... Love all the joy... Inspired. Thank you for sharing this with me!”

Lisa Butler

“I feel SOOOOOOO close to you today :), I started reading Dear River yesterday morning and I couldn't put it down. After all the family etc I managed to finish it before midnight last night.”

Christie Fynn