New Release: Birds of Spirit – A Novel of Intrigue

 Birds of Spirit is a novel about love of land and family, betrayal and hope in an increasingly destructive world.  Amie  Fotheringay, a widow with a child, is determined to nurture her husband’s memory and her child back to health.  When Amie and David Fochs enter the spirit world, the betrayals are avenged, and Amie Fotheringay Fochs is revealed as the archangel of judgment in heaven and on earth.

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 ISBN: 978-0-9895694-5-3

Price: $3.99

Format: eBook

Category: Fiction/Mystery

Biography:  Terry Wiemuth Michelsen is the author of Soaring on Wings of Word (April, 2012), her debut book of poetry. Her poetry has been published in Mused-Bella Online Literary Review. Her debut semi-autobiographical memoir, Raging River, was also published in 2012. Her historical scholarship was published in Women Building Chicago 1790-1990 (2001), edited by Shultz and Hast, and was cited in Good Hearts (2006) by Suellen Hoy. Her book reviews on academic advising have been published in NACADA.

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Review Announcement: Silver Pages on the Lawn by Nora Percival – Reviewer: Debra Mauldin


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Silver Pages on the Lawn : A Student Love Story of the Depression Years of the 1930s

By: Nora Lourie Percival
BOOK REVIEW
I enjoyed Nora Lourie Percival’s memoir of college life in the 1930′s and her account of finding true love that endures many hardships. The couple are forced to keep their love a secret; Nora’s Jewish father does not approve of her relationship with a Gentile. The stress of the couples’ lives, attending college, finding places to meet, and often living miles apart, leave Nora dealing with severe bouts of anemia and Herman, her lover, with severe bouts of depression.
The couple are forced to communicate by writing letters to each other. Herman, who is a poet, writes dramatic and poetic letters. Nora often finds herself having to keep Herman’s spirit up through her letters. Herman has many doubts, but Nora is determined that their love will carry them through the hardships and they would have a life together, once she graduates college.
‘Silver Pages on the Lawn’ is based on the couples’ letters to each other. Nora Lourie Percival writes a poignant story of love and shares her precious letters with the world.
I recommend this book to all readers of history, a good love story, and the one’s who enjoy reading memoirs.

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 ISBN:  9781595130105

Category: Historic Memoir, Romance

Price: $5.95

Nora Lourie Percival was born just after World War I in Samara on the Volga River in Russia. The revolution drove her father out of the country to safety, and her family lived through a civil war and a famine. These tribulations were recorded in “Weather of the Heart,” her first memoir. In 1922, the family was reunited in New York, where Nora grew up. The author’s career has been largely in the editorial field. She has worked for Random House, the American Management Association, and Barnard College. Now long retired, she is still writing and working as a freelance editor. An only child, she has raised five children and now has eleven grandchildren. She lives in the mountains of North Carolina, where she enjoys the natural beauty and is inspired by the literary renaissance in the South.

Read more about the life of Nora Percival at: http://www.norapercival.com/

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New Release: North Carolina Crime Mystery “Birds of Spirit – A Novel of Intrigue” by Terry Michelsen

Description:  When the ghosts gather on Fotheringay Mountain, Birds of Spirit brilliantly engages the reader through the challenges faced by its unforgettable characters. Birds of Spirit is Terry Michelsen’s debut novel and reveals her extraordinary wit and talent for intrigue and compassion.  Compelling and forceful, Birds of Spirit is the perfect choice for any book club.

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ISBN:978-0-9895694-5-3

Category: Fiction – Mystery/Thriller

eBook Price: $3.99

Biography:Terry Wiemuth Michelsen is the author of Soaring on Wings of Word (April, 2012), her debut book of poetry. Her poetry has been published in Mused-Bella Online Literary Review. Her debut semi-autobiographical memoir, Raging River, was also published in 2012. Her historical scholarship was published in Women Building Chicago 1790-1990 (2001), edited by Shultz and Hast, and was cited in Good Hearts (2006) by Suellen Hoy. Her book reviews on academic advising have been published in NACADA

Read more about Terry Michelsen live at: Terry Michelsen or at www.book-hub.com

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Treat Yourself to a Great New Read: Weather of the Heart

 

All through her long busy life in America, Nora Percival felt impelled to learn about the family she’d left behind in Samara, the city on the Volga where she was born. After glasnost she was finally able to go there and find the places, though not the people, of her youth.Her search resurrected childhood memories of revolution, civil war, famine and exile, which she felt impelled to share, “to speak for so many others who have silently endured the loss of all they valued.” In her book the reader will meet the extended family who faced many trials in those chaotic years, and will be moved by their steadfast togetherness through want and woe. The reader will share the love and courage that sustained them and helped them survive hunger and despair, the humor that cheered dreary days and the strength that carried them through affliction and calamity. Readers will cry over their sorrows and enjoy their small triumphs, and they will live again in memory.

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Nora Lourie Percival was born just after World War I in Samara on the Volga River in Russia. The revolution drove her father out of the country to safety, and her family lived through a civil war and a famine. These tribulations were recorded in “Weather of the Heart,” her first memoir. In 1922, the family was reunited in New York, where Nora grew up. The author’s career has been largely in the editorial field. She has worked for Random House, the American Management Association, and Barnard College. Now long retired, she is still writing and working as a freelance editor. An only child, she has raised five children and now has eleven grandchildren. She lives in the mountains of North Carolina, where she enjoys the natural beauty and is inspired by the literary renaissance in the South.

Read more about Nora Percival by visiting her website at http://www.norapercival.com/

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The Amazing Tale of Being ‘Switched at Birth: My Life in Someone Else’s World’ by Fredrick J. George

Frederick George grew up in Dunedin, New Zealand where he attended an Irish Catholic school. At twenty-six, George joined the army and came to the U.S.A. where he met and married his wife. George has two children and a grandson and lives in Pembroke, Massachusetts.

Publisher: Frederick J. George Publishing
Publication Date: 4/17/2013
ISBN-13(e-book): 9780615796895
Price: $9.00

After inexplicably being placed in the wrong bassinet at the city hospital where I was born, I grew up with a nagging feeling of somehow not belonging, and a father who always suspected I was not his. I lived another’s life and he mine, our paths amazingly crossing throughout the years, until 57 years later I discovered the truth. This is the story of my life in someone else’s world, my quest for answers, and how I’ve come to terms with the hand which fate has dealt me.” – Fred George, Author. This is a story about two boys who, at birth, were inexplicably switched, a switch that would dramatically change the author’s life in every aspect—religion, ethnicity, economics, and culture. Time and time again, the two boys’ paths cross with one another’s before ultimately discovering, decades later, that they aren’t who they spent their whole lives believing they were. At 57, Fred George sees his birth family for the first time, recognizing in them his own mannerisms and traits. George’s retelling of his switch at birth is not so much an account of the switch itself, but rather the story of his life from birth to present with the George family. The story is interesting and insightful, complete with family photos that provide readers with an inside view of the culture and of the times of George’s life.

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BOOK REVIEW: Gail Briggs Nolen’s “Memories of Merritt Island: Birthplace of Ken

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Gail Briggs Nolen offers an intimate portrayal of her two bloodlines in Memories of Merritt Island: Birthplace of Kennedy Space Center. This story of Merritt Island is recounted through the lives of the Benecke-Briggs family.

Briggs Nolen shares the triumphs and failures of the homesteading lifestyle that was prevalent throughout Merritt Island. This rich history is brought to life with love letters, family photographs, government records, maps, and news articles. We learn about the struggles of a young German immigrant who yearns for financial stability and the warmth of his distant lover, become acquainted with the brave Aunt “alligator Lena,” and even told about the great family piano that not even Liberace could buy. The reader travels straight through this family’s lineage up until the eventful moment when their dreams were dashed by the United States government. Progress demanded change. John F. Kennedy ushered in the age of space exploration. Merritt Island was the location of choice.

Memories of Merritt Island is definitely a successful endeavor at passing on a special family heritage. The sentiments of the individuals who enjoyed the island before the Kennedy Space Center are quite clear. This historical piece is a gentle reminder that legacies are built on hard work, dedication, and ingenuity. Land lovers, adventurers, and history buffs can appreciate this work.

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Exciting New Reads from Blue Star Books: Regency/Historical Romance ‘The Rebel’s Bride’ by JoAnn DeLazzari

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The last thing Ransom Kent wants is a bride. A woman cost him his peerage and his family in England. Now a rebel with a dangerous job to do for his adopted country, Ransom Kent’s word is all he has left to honor his father and so he agrees to an arranged marriage to the scandalous daughter of a duke.

Catherine Thorpe has no expectations of marriage in England and owes much to her cousin. She agrees to take her place as the expected bride and sails to a new life. She doesn’t believe her impersonation will lead to romance and true love, but she didn’t expect to become the Rebel’s Bride.

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A wonderfully well written book filled with spice, spirit, and sexual tension.  
– Five Stars, Affaire de Coeur

Another great read…kept me up all night. I loved it!  
– B.K. Wines

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A ‘FAMILY PORTRAIT’ BY SHARON SOBEL

Lady Amelie Wainwoode’s secret identity is secure until the arrival of the scandalous Lord Stratfield. Determined to protect her good name and clandestine art career, she counters his blackmail. Now she must leave the sanctuary of her aunt’s home in London for his estate at White Ash to fulfill the bargain. Her presence unveils more than the hushed history which binds their families.

David Ambrose, Lord Stratfield, has endured deceit, censure and scandals. Even so, he does not hesitate to manipulate rumors of his disreputable behavior to his best advantage. He gives the daughter of the man he loathed for years no choice—comply with his plans and accept his terms or he will expose and ruin her.

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Publisher: Blue Star Books

Publication Date: 7/24/2013

ISBN-13(e-book): 9781938568145

Price: $2.99

A writer for most of her life, Sharon Sobel is the author of several novels, short stories, and works of fiction. She earned her Ph.D. in English Language and Literature from Brandeis University and is currently a pofessor of English at Norwalk Community College in Conneticut. Business and pleasure have taken her and her husband and their three children on travels throughout the world, where she does research for her writing. She serves on the board of the local Historical Society and the Lower New York (COLONY) Chapter of Romance Writers of America.

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Promoting a Natural Way of Life: Author Elder George Speaks about Rebuilding Society

“Foster respect for the environment and a lifestyle that results in health and well-being.”  -E.G.

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      Elder George has devoted a major portion of the last 20 years to explaining the principle of gender and how it affects the functioning of the universe. He hosted a public access television program in Manhattan for nine years in which he explained his message in detail and to which he received an unusually high following for this medium. He served as a paid weekly columnist for seven ethnic newspapers in which he related the needs of society to gender.
Elder George is chief of Men’s Action to Rebuild Society, a spiritually-based and gender-oriented organization that promotes a more natural way of life for humankind. He is the author of A Gender Handbook for Western Man and Dear Brothers and Sisters: Gender and Its Responsibility.

Elder George’s books are available where eBooks are sold.

Visit http://www.mensaction.net for more information.

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     In his book “A Gender Handbook for Western Man,” author Elder George states that Western thought suffers from a gender imbalance, specifically from a lack of masculine influence, and does not understand the purpose of human existence. George maintains that mankind’s purpose on Earth is the propagation and preservation of humankind while on its spiritual journey. Consequently, Western thought has pursued a grossly materialistic lifestyle, leading to the destruction of the family and consequently an implosion of society.
George attributes the issues facing society, such as high prison populations, high divorce and adultery rates, the growing dependency on medication, and the increasing incidence of mental illness, to Western thought’s ignorance of gender and the patriarchal structure necessary for the well-being of humankind. George believes that those with a marriage, a family, and a spiritual orientation realize the limitations of the materialistic society that engulfs them. In need of direction, “A Gender Handbook for Western Man” offers hope and direction by describing in logical, non-technical, and readily understandable terms the natural patriarchal way of life that supports family.

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  In his work “Dear Brothers and Sisters: Gender and Its Responsibility,” Elder George explains the universal principle of gender and describes how the imbalance of gender, specifically the suppression of the masculine influence, in Western society has adversely affected the lives of every man, woman, and child. He shows that our burgeoning prison population, increased membership in street gangs, and decline in standards of all sorts are gender-related.  He explains that family is a necessary institution for the proper nurturing and protection of the human race, and that gender differences supplement each other in the collective effort of propagating and preserving the species as it grows spiritually.
Elder’s work is written for the concerned men and women who realize that brothers and sisters working together can establish a spiritually-based and gender-oriented society that will ensure relative stability and security while fostering future development.

INTERVIEW WITH ELDER GEORGE and DR. CHANNER

Explore the ups and downs of life in ‘Raging River: A Book of Dramatic Writings,’ by Terry Michelsen

Terry Michelsen’s ‘Raging River’ is a collection of dramatic personal writings inspired by the author’s professors at Western Carolina University. Each piece takes the reader on a poignant journey from themes of madness, through family, fear, loss, guilt, and awakening, and finally to change. Michelsen’s semi autobiographical work is a look into her story of survival amidst the fault of memory, the experience of trauma and transition, and the transformative power of truth.Image

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Terry Jean Wiemuth Michelsen moved to the mountains of western North Carolina from the suburbs of Chicago in 2001.  Michelsen holds a B.A. in English Literature, an M.A. in History, and a post-baccalaureate certificate in English/Professional Writing.  Her most treasured career was as Academic Advisor at Western Carolina University employing her intuitive skills as counselor and mentor to her students.  Her position was eliminated due to budget cuts which provided her with her most cherished opportunity to become a writer.

Michelsen’s publications include ‘Birds of Spirit,’ ‘Sweet Earth,’ ‘Raging River, ‘and ‘Soaring on Wings of Word.’  Her poetry has been published in ‘Mused Literary Review.’  Her historical scholarship was published in ‘Women Building Chicago 1790-1990’ (2001) edited by Schultz and Hast, and was cited in ‘Good Heart’s (2006) by Suellen Hoy.  Her book reviews on academic advising have been published in ‘NACADA.’  Also a painter, her paintings are displayed at galleries, bookstores, and festivals.

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