A wonderful review of “The Choosing” (The Memory Keepers, Book 1) by Marta Moran Bishop

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Mystical tones…a touch of the allegorical By Dodester

This review is from: The Choosing: From The Memory Keepers (Kindle Edition)
The Choosing is a story with interesting mystical tones and a touch of the allegorical. It speaks to the harmony that must exist between people and the gods for the bounty on earth to be renewable. The passages that portray rituals used to honor the earth and its gifts were memorable to me.

Strength and vitality are prominent traits in the main character. Mondoani is no ordinary girl; she has been chosen by the gods to be the tribe’s new Memory Keeper when their Old Mother dies. The Memory Keeper plays a most significant role in the tribe. She is the conduit who is entrusted to intercede with the gods for a tribe’s survival: to ensure safe passage to the place where food, water, and safety are assured. This task is daunting for Mondoani, fraught with fears that there will not be enough time for her to gain enough knowledge necessary to keep the tribe safe from famine and death. Mondoani, however, never wavers from tackling the immense responsibilities given her at such a young age. The author wove her words carefully, finding some balance in tone between Mondoani’s worry and confidence, her fears, and courage.

The last few chapters offer an unusual twist to the story. The ceremony to choose an apprentice for Mondoani was dramatic, with surprising revelations involving various gods intermingling with the tribe. If you enjoy allegorical stories, this one will appeal.

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A 5-Star Review for “A Poet’s Journey: Emotions” by Marta Moran Bishop

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Poems Of and From the Heart By Sherill S. Cannon

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A Poet’s Journey: Emotions on Amazon

This is a lovely book filled with poems of and from the heart… Something for everyone, emotions, and empathy entwined. There is a haunting quality to many of them – the sense of what might have been – and yet the resilience comes through, as well as the overall strength and underlying optimism of the author. The concluding poem, “A Bit of a Bookworm,” left me with the thought that this author, to me, would never be “the last picked for the team.” I’d make her the captain!
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“A Poet’s Journey: Emotions” by Marta Moran Bishop

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A Poet’s Journey: Emotions: is Ms. Bishop’s first book of adult poetry. In its pages, you will find the good, bad, and beautiful of being human. It is divided into six categories, Love, Death, Betrayal, Nature, Villain or Hero, and Silly Me.

The verses include a glimpse into the heart and soul of one woman, who lived through a year, full of a roller-coaster of emotions, yet she retained her ability to see the silly side to things and beauty in the world around her.

If you like poetry, this is the book for you if you have grown up thinking poetry is difficult to understand, pick this book up for, within it, one can find something that will resonate with you.

This unique collection brings together works as diverse and influential as The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, the poems of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Maya Angelou, and Robert Frost. It is a must-have addition to any library.

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