Come Hear The Whisper Of Time by Barbara J. Duell.
A Journey Away From Loss.
Come Hear the Whisper of Time is a collection of tales, part Fact, Fiction, and Fantasy. Some of the stories that have gathered dust over time are of the First People, snippets I have heard all my life, and thoughts that would not stay locked away, memories of my sons coming of age, of my mom and dad; the rest, novellas from my overactive imagination. I have written about love, that indescribably wonderful feeling that only love can convey.
Whisper of Time became my lifeline, a thin thread that kept me from the edge of madness after the loss of my sons, and this gathering of words will ask that you open your mind and just imagine as you travel to another dimension, a premise requiring trust and faith. I am at peace when I follow the ways of those who gave me life. It is from their tradition and courage, and their love of all the Great Spirit has loaned to us that allows me to give thanks each day, for I am so blessed. So I reach out to you from within my soul, hoping to find refuge, a safe place to share what has gathered within me from the beginning.
Review by Karen Cafarella: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Beautiful Book! Lovely stories that reach the soul.
Review by Kah Wah tan: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. It’s not a “whisper”! Stories of long ago, stories of love on earth and in the heavens, self-thoughts and about family members….. a “warm” collection of words/thoughts that is kept in myself, long after reading.
Review by Fantasia Press: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Deep and Thoughtful! With beautiful prose and flowing poetry, the author paints a picture of love and loss through short stories, scenes, and poems over the course of this book. Be warned – this book is not an ‘easy’ read. The stories are often heart-wrenching, and the book covers sadness from the loss of the author’s deeply personal losses, but there are moments of closeness and happiness as well.
I enjoyed the imaginative tales of the First People, bringing beauty as they blended with the harsh reality of life. This book was different than anything I had read before, and I think the blended style of prose, poetry and photos really creates a much fuller experience than one can get from simple prose – even the blank pages were done well at appropriate moments.
I recommend this book to people who are seeking something different – something deep and moving which will bring home the joys and sorrows of life.
Review by Cheryl Wheelright: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. And love as she shares her deep and sustaining belief system! A deeply reflective and introspective book of stories, poems, art, and legends that conveys the author’s nearly paralyzing losses and her journey back to life. The author’s words resonate with authenticity, spirituality, and love as she shares her deep and sustaining belief system. A must read for anyone who struggles to cope with life after the loss of a loved one.
Review by Nancy Sampley: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Compassionate loving and caring book! This book is composed of several short stories. The author’s hero has to be her mom. She taught her everything she knew… She taught her how to be strong and become a lady at a very young age. She became a little lady, she would do what a big lady could do, to take care of all the kids. She did a good job. She was like their mother.
Review by Jcm: 5.0 out of 5 Stars, Soft, beautiful stories! Soft, beautiful stories. Filled with Indian legends and tales.
Paperback: 144 Pages
Publisher: Shadow Wind, LLC; First Black and White Edition (May 13, 2014)
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About The Author: A Journey To Another Place. International best-selling author, Barbara J. Duell loves to travel around the world, sometimes without ever leaving her home. A history buff, she continues to seek answers as to how we got to where we are today, how different civilizations have changed, usually due to the impact of war.
Barbara can be found each day at her computer, laughing or crying, just tagging along wherever her characters decide to take her. Barbara has lived by the sea, high in the pine forest where eagles soar, in a valley near the river’s edge, and now resides in the delicate land of the southwestern desert.
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