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review 2018-02-17 11:00
The Powerful Heritage of a Woman: The Loving Spirit by Daphne du Maurier
The Loving Spirit - Daphne du Maurier

In spite of its title, the novel The Loving Spirit isn’t just another one of those shallow romances set in the picturesque landscape of Cornwall that swamp the book market. Much rather the English novel from 1931 is a family saga with obvious echoes of Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights and poetry.

 

Spanning a hundred years, it shows the fate of four generations of the Coombie family starting in 1830 with wild Janet whose boundless love not only marks her own life but also that of her descendants... including that of her unloved son who makes a fortune to gain power and have his revenge to the very last. But he can't destroy the strong seed that Janet planted.

 

Please click here to read my long review on Edith’s Miscellany!

Source: edith-lagraziana.blogspot.com
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review 2018-01-20 11:00
Abused and Shunned by Society: The Diary of a Lost Girl by Margarete Böhme
The Diary of a Lost Girl (Louise Brooks edition) - Thomas Gladysz;Margarete Bohme
Tagebuch einer Verlorenen - Margarete Böhme

This forgotten classic from Germany was a best-selling novel in 1905 and translated into many languages.

 

It was also widely read for nearly three decades – until the story of a fallen girl from a bourgeois family who sees no other way to survive but prostitution was pushed into the abyss of oblivion because it didn’t fit into the ideal and virtuous image of Germans that Nazi propaganda created. Mute films made of it had the same fate although the 1929 film of G. W. Pabst starring Louise Brooks is much appreciated by enthusiasts like the editor of the again available English edition of the book.

 

Please click here to read the full review on my main book blog Edith’s Miscellany!

Source: edith-lagraziana.blogspot.com
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url 2017-10-27 16:04
Audible Daily Deal for October 27th, 2017 - Burnt Offerings by Robert Marasco for $2.95
Burnt Offerings: Valancourt 20th Century Classics - Robert Marasco,R.C. Bray

Ben and Marian Rolfe are desperate to escape a stifling summer in their tiny Brooklyn apartment, so when they get the chance to rent a mansion in upstate New York for the entire summer for only $900, it's an offer that's too good to refuse. There's only one catch: behind a strange and intricately carved door in a distant wing of the house lives elderly Mrs. Allardyce, and the Rolfes will be responsible for preparing her meals.

 

But Mrs. Allardyce never seems to emerge from her room, and it soon becomes clear that something weird and terrifying is happening in the house. As the suspense builds toward a revelation of what really lies behind that locked door, the Rolfes will discover that their cheap vacation rental comes at a terrible cost....

 

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url 2017-03-01 17:59
Ama Alchemy of Love Historical Spiritual Fiction Launch
A-Ma Alchemy of Love - Nataša Pantović Nuit

A-Ma is a spiritual historical novel / set in the 17th century Macau during the Time of Enlightenment. The main protagonist Ama is an African Queen, an incarnated Goddess, a Guru that within the magic settings of her coffee house gathers philosophers, artists, and various wisdom seekers.

 

Ama Alchemy of Love Quote about enlightenment

 

Travelling through space and time, we find ourselves in the time of strong religious clashes and dogmas, at the very beginning of the scientific revolution, where our protagonists join the fight of the enlightened -s of the time.

 

Within China we enter the very wisdom of the of and humanity, where a group of enlightened people create an energy matrix that will change the lives of generations to come. Through Ruben, a Portuguese Jesuit Priest, through Ama, her family, friends, followers and enemies, we attempt to understand the challenges of their time, we join their attempts to learn from both the Eastern and Western philosophies, and we witness their personal inner transformation.

 

Ama Website

Ama Alchemy of Love by Nataša Pantović Nuit

Paperback: 244 pages

Language: English

ISBN-10: 9995754193
ISBN-13: 978-9995754198

Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches

Buy through Amazon

Source: artof4elements.com/entry/187/ama-alchemy-of-love-historical-spiritual-fiction
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url 2017-02-27 13:13
A-Ma reviews info and author blog at Goodreads
A-Ma Alchemy of Love - Nataša Pantović Nuit

A-Ma Alchemy of Love Novel reviews info and author blog at Goodreads

 

Spiritual Historical Novel. A-Ma is a historical spiritual novel set in the 16th century Macao that follows lives and spiritual insights of settlers of this little peninsula in the middle of China. A-Ma main protagonist is Ama, an African alchemist, Goddess, a guru, a lover, a story-teller that inspires and gathers artists, preachers, priests, philosophers from all around...

Source: www.goodreads.com/book/show/34304437-a-ma-alchemy-of-love
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