The central theme of the book- uncommon bonds refers to a concept developed by Psychologist, professor and author, Jeanne Achterberg, Ph.D. It is a sense of meant to be, a beyond the beyond connection between two people. It brings with it, amazing synchronicities and miracle manna-festation. Often fraught with soul searing interactions, it smooths away the rough edges, calling out both the shadow and the light of each one. Not an easy row to hoe. Brown uses it to explain the roller coaster ride that Lowen and Sarah find themselves on.