I tend to read at least a couple of books a week. The above is one I finished last night. 

What I loved about this book, was not that it was a page turner, although I love those “can’t put them down books.” As a writer, what I loved was the use of language in this story.  There were a number of times, while reading, that I closed my eyes after a particular sentence or paragraph and was astounded by the effect it had on me. 

I found myself moved by the use of the written word. It was poetic without being sappy. The words created worlds and people in vivid colors. I was moved and touched by the strong emotions the author’s use of words brought out in me. 

The story too, is a compelling and moving story. It tugs at your heart creating a strong sense of empathy for the characters. All of us at one time or another, have dealt with many of the issues raised. 

Not all of us have lived through a war. Yet, many of us have “wars” of other kinds that we fight on a daily basis.  

It is a book worth reading if you love the beauty that is possible in the written word. I highly recommend it. 

Hello. I am the author of the Historical Fiction novel called Mamie Garrison. It is a tale of slavery, abolition, romance and history, set in the years just prior to the Civil War. It is available on Kindle for .99 and also in paperback. Mamie Garrison has a dual storyline. The present day story involves Bella and Andrew finding Mamie's journals. Their story includes romance and paranormal aspects. Mamie's story follows her adventures as an abolitionist through her journals. There are some mysteries as well as an unusual background in Mamie's life. I have completed book two in my series. Colin Garrison, Book 2 of The Garrisons is available at Amazon.com/dp/B0759MYN81. Please see my Colin Garrison page under the menu option for a small sample of this new book. The third and final book in the series, Emily Garrison is now available. Please see above for link. I am 62 with one adult child and one grandchild. I have always enjoyed the written word and have been a voracious reader from my early youth. I am inspired by many authors in the historical fiction genre. I am also a lover of Russian literature, particularly Tolstoy and Dostoevsky. I find great inspiration for creating characters by looking at the ones these two authors have created. There is such a depth to them. I have written for most of my life in one form or another. I have dabbled in poetry and songwriting, and have more started novels than finished ones. In my free time, I like reading, history and travel. I am interested in genealogy and working on my family tree. I live in St Louis.

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