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Well, for starters, it is a gold mine and it is said to be the greatest find of all times and unlike any other gold mine ever found. They are called the Superstition Mountains because they are said to be the sacred grounds of the Thunder God of the Apache Indians. It is also said to be the sacred burial grounds of the Apache Indians. It is said that whoever goes looking for the mine will be dealt with by the Thunder God himself.
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Walter Soellner’s parents immigrated to America from the German state of Bavaria in 1938. Visits over the years to his ancestral home inspired Kalvarianhof, The Perilous Journey. Travels to Asia, Middle East, Africa and Europe further provided historic detail against which the novel’s men and women play out their passionate lives. Kalvarianhof is the first book of a multi-generational series.
Follow lifelong friends Catholic Markus and Jewish Levi in this sweeping historic family saga—the story of two young men in the years before World War I. As young Imperial German soldiers in 1900, battling with other Europeans besieged in Peking during the Boxer Rebellion, Markus and Levi find themselves in dire circumstances. Markus abandons the legation’s relative safety for a dangerous cross-country adventure to find his love, the beautiful Li Ling. Tragedy interrupts their romance and he soon finds himself escaping with Sun Yat Sen downriver on a pirated Chinese mail boat. He reunites with his friend Levi after the battle of Peking, and the two encounter danger and adventure on their return by ship to Germany. A shark attack off New Guinea and a sexual bacchanal with Samoan natives and icebergs in the south Atlantic challenge the two friends. Their homeward ship stops in Uruguay, where Levi meets his future wife, Katherina Obermaier, a beautiful young Jewish girl bound for university in Berlin. Home again in Bavaria, Levi returns to his ancestral home Kalvarianhof, a grand estate deep in the forests outside of Munich, and Markus to his home in the city. It is the time of ‘Belle Epoch’, the ‘Beautiful Era’ in Europe. Still, Markus and Levi and their families face challenges and heartbreak- and a forbidden love affair that threatens to tear apart the young men’s friendship. The story continues in Book II of this four-part series, where the two friends find themselves far from the trenches of France on the eve of World War I. In the splendors and perils of the vastness of Africa, Markus and Levi find romance, hardship and tragedy that endangers their very survival.
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Sandra Harris, Ph.D. received her B.A. from Stanford University and her Ph.D. from the University of Oregon. As a VA clinical psychologist, she conducted psychotherapy with combat veterans. Dr. Harris is a past president of the California Psychological Association, from which she received the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Distinguished Contribution to Psychology Award. Dr. Harris retired to Scottsdale, Arizona after a 33-year career in psychology. Dr. Harris is working on her second novel, Survival: Nurses in ‘Nam, which is the story of three Army nurses who volunteer to serve in Vietnam amid turmoil and strife that tests the strength of their will and character.
Thirty years after the Vietnam War, eight U.S. veterans – still scarred from the psychological shrapnel of combat and seeking the healing that has long eluded them – bravely return to the country where their enemy lurked so long ago. Retired VA psychologist Dr. Ken Carson prepares the men to minimize the trauma of their journey while Reverend Johnny Green and Rabbi David Aloni lend spiritual support. In Vietnam, the veterans confront their painful, haunting memories: crossing leech-infested rice paddies in the dead of night surrounded by enemy; peasants who could be carrying weapons under their loose fitting “pajamas”; terror in the tunnels; degradation in the whorehouses and more. Finally able to relate to each other emotionally, without the detachment that was necessary for survival during the war, the men form a mini-platoon during the trip, bonding in their quest for wellness. Written by a distinguished psychologist and told from the perspective of eight fictional but vivid central characters, Shrapnel: A Journey Toward Psychological Healing highlights the courage of the veterans while eloquently examining the long-term effects of combat stress and helping to remove the stigma of mental health treatment. http://www.shrapnelnovel.com
Shrapnel: A Journey Toward Psychological Healing has been named a Finalist in the First Novel Category of the 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.
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LaRenee C.B. enjoys singing, dancing, writing, reading, watching the sun set, and meeting new people. Wear Your Crown Proudly! is her first book, and she is currently at work on her second.
Cherri was a good girl at heart-kind, loving, and faithful-but even as a young girl she suffered from low self-esteem. As she grew into a young woman, her lack of confidence resulted in abusive relationships, and this, combined with infertility issues, led to deep depression and despair. It took years, and a renewed faith in God, before Cherri realized that she was the only obstacle in a path filled with joy, genuine friendships, success, and true love. Wear Your Crown Proudly! is a testament to the strength one woman found to overcome trauma and self-doubt. The book is also a loving reminder to women that we are to use our God-given talents for a positive purpose, and in doing so, we will be honored, loved, and adored. By giving God the glory, we will be rewarded with peace, dignity, and grace. After all, every woman is born a princess, and with God’s help she becomes a queen. So…wear your crown proudly!
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Linda K. Reed is retired, yet always busy and wondering how she found the time for a career. She spends as much time as she can on or near the water and enjoys time spent with her daughters, her close friends, and her four-legged companions, Big Boy Sue and Patsy Love (aka Pooper). She is also the author of Winter of 1950, a tribute to her late husband, Phil.
As a new widow trying to deal with the aftermath of her husband’s death, Lindy begins to question her sanity when Phil seems to be communicating with her and their children in some amazing ways. The dreams and odd occurrences leave them shaking their heads in wonder, but after a life-changing reading with a medium, Lindy realizes that it truly is possible to communicate with loved ones who have crossed over to the other side. The realization leaves her feeling warm and loved…and greatly comforted. Serenity’s Journey shares Lindy’s fascinating path from grief to acceptance. This inspirational yet down-to-earth memoir is a testament to miracles, and to the special place where one’s soul finds peace, unconditional love, and hope.
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Dina Al-Hidiq Zebib works in the field of education and professional development. She has a Bachelor’s degree in education, and a Master’s degree in clinical psychology. She loves working with people, helping children, and making a difference in the world. She is married and has two children. firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.dinaalhidiq.com
During her childhood and young adulthood, intelligent and curious Sara is encouraged to explore who she is, and to pursue education and a career that will make the best use of her many gifts. The gift of true love comes to her unexpectedly, when she meets Hani, a young man who is her soul mate. Together they commit to a life together full of devotion…but Sara’s destiny takes an unexpected turn, throwing her into a cycle that she could never have imagined. With the assistance of a kind therapist, she begins to reflect back on the decisions that brought her where she is today…the crossroads that led to her destination. Will she be able to retrace her steps and salvage what she already had? Crossroads is an introspective, thought-provoking book that will resonate with every woman who has struggled to find her path in life.