Poetry Stirs The Heart by @KatyWalters07

Many years ago, I was given a book of Poetry published around 1900. My uncle cherished this precious volume and safely guarded it in his small book cabinet. I treasure the book to this day and often turn the pages. Some of the poems are by famous historical poets, and others are from the less famous. But all the poetry is so moving and often offer words to stir the heart or the mind.

Poetry Stirs the Heart

The poem below is a few lines proffered by a poet who gave only a Surname – Thompson.

TITLE:  BOOKS,       Thompson.

In my library, “There studious let me sit

And hold high converse with the mighty dead

Sages of ancient time as gods revered,

As gods beneficent, who blessed mankind

With art, with arms, and humanized

A world.”

This second poem was written by Lord Byron. He was one of the leading figures of the Romantic Movement.

TITLE:  BOOKS,       Byron.

But words are things, and a small drop

Of ink.

Falling like dew upon a thought

produces

That which makes thousands, perhaps

millions, think.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote the third poem. He was an American poet and educator.

TITLE. BOOKS,       Longfellow.

Leave us heirs to ample heritages

Of all the best thoughts of the greatest

Sages.

And giving tongue unto the silent dead.

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Look for LADY LYDIA’S QUEST ~ On sale for 99¢!

Lady Lydia's Quest

About the book:

The Duke of Medhampton invited Lady Lydia Fowler and Lady Olivia Faversham and their families to a week-long round of festivities. It would be an exciting week of hunting, with dancing and soirees in the evenings. As it was the beginning of the Summer Season, the guests would include an influx of debutantes with handsome doweries and suiters with suitable titles.

On the first morning of their stay, to Lady Lydia’s horror, she discovers her dear friend Lady Olivia brutally murdered in her bed. Lord Sebastian Elton, the fiance of the slain young woman, is distraught. Overcome with grief, he vows to find and kill the fiend who took the life of his beloved Olivia.

 

If You Could Live Your Life Over Again…

If you had your life to live all over again, what would you do differently? Would you go to – or stay in – college? Would you pass on marrying that guy you dated throughout high school and take care of yourself first, not him?
How about never smoking (not guilty)? Or ever overeating (guilty)? Would you have tried harder to make that first marriage work and not rushed into divorce (no comment)?

If any of these thoughts tumble over and over in your head, like dark and light clothes in a dryer, then you might have the internal wiring of a writer. At least, that’s how I started.

‘What ifs’ are great beginnings to fiction! ‘What if a tornado carried a farmhouse in Kansas away to a mystical land and it fell down on a wicked witch, freeing a bunch of little folks from her terror?’ L. Frank Baum wondered, wrote it down, and the rest is literary (and cinematic) history.

Did all the horrible or fantastic events I’ve written about in my thirty or so books actually happen? Absolutely not! How about Stephen King? Let’s hope not! But regardless, creative minds manufacturing worlds and people (and critters) to populate them makes life so much more interesting.
Just because it seems like a great idea, how about grabbing a virtual (or real) box of chocolates and downloading a Valentines Day box set or two or three into your Kindle? They’re free to read with Kindle Unlimited (http://bit.ly/2KuSignUp). Oh, and if you haven’t tried KU, the first month is free! Hundreds of thousands of books to read for only $9.99 a month. And that’s not fiction!
Unforgettable Valentine, A Valentine She’ll Remember and Sweet and Sassy Valentine, dozens of Happy Ever Afters to make you smile or maybe blush…but certainly great diversion.

Rainy Day Lovers ~ #New Release by @AliciaStreet1 #mgtab

I love reading and writing a romance series that follows the different members of a family. Seeing how their particular role in the family dynamic affects their attitudes and approach when it comes to finding their way to love. 

Raina spent her youth as the problem-solver and peacekeeper of her volatile dysfunctional household, then later continued in a similar role as a family law attorney often working sixteen-hour days. But as she watches her family and her clients move on with their lives, she is shocked to discover she forgot to get a life of her own.

After a tragedy that left him orphaned and alone, Roman finally got a second chance and he made the most of it. Although he is now a plastic surgeon, an expert in repairing external scars, the scars from his own internal wounds still haunt him—and so does the memory of the girl whose act of courage and kindness changed his life.

Rainy Day Lovers is on sale for 99¢ during its release. 

Native American Wisdom – #Inspiration To Live An Ideal

Native American WisdomI have always been enamored by Native American wisdom. How can a person not be utterly impressed by a quote like this:

“I do not think the measure of a civilization is how tall its buildings of concrete are. But rather how well its people have learned to relate to their environment and fellow man.” ~Sun Bear of the Chippewa Tribe

It isn’t surprising that I ended up writing a book with a Native American hero. I loved creating a second-chance love story for Tyne Whitlock and Lucas Silver Hawk. However, the character in the book most mentioned by reviewers isn’t the hero but Uncle Jasper, a wizened elder who offers plenty of Native American wisdom to the other characters in the book.

I’m very proud of RECLAIM MY HEART. And I’m really happy to let readers know that Montlake Romance is offering the Kindle ebook for just 99¢ this month. That’s a $3.00 savings off the regular price. I hope you’ll take advantage of the savings. This book has 314 reviews with a 4.5 out of 5 star average. Happy Reading!

What readers are saying about RECLAIM MY HEART:

“Donna Fasano is a keen observer of human nature and creates characters that ring true to life.” ~BigAl from Books and Pals Review Blog, 5 stars

“…didn’t want the book to end.” Kindle Reader, 5 stars

“I have to admit, I fell for Uncle Jasper. I loved his gentle wisdom and story-telling to make points which helped the characters accept their past decisions and learn from them.” Kindle Reader, 5 stars

“Beautiful story!” Kindle Reader, 5 stars

“Uncle Jasper was amazing!” Kindle Reader, 5 stars

Find RECLAIM MY HEART in the Kindle Store.

Available at regular price in paperback and as an audiobook.