E.A. SHARPE'S THE LAST MAGI IS A MAGICAL TALE TO BE SAVORED YEAR AFTER YEAR. A CHRISTMAS & EASTER TALE.
The Last Magi is the story of Artaban, the fourth Wise Man, who leaves his betrothed, the beautiful Rasha, to follow his fellow Magi to Bethlehem. Arriving too late, he sets out to find the child born under the star. Years pass as Artaban chases wisps and rumors across two continents. Weary and impoverished, the last Magi refuses to quit his quest, even as time is running out.
Made me cry, made me laugh.
What I enjoyed most about this book was its sense of humor. Everyone in old time Christmas stories is so solemn and serious. Didn't they ever crack a smile? The humorist in this account is a disreputable, untrustworthy liar named Ismail. He becomes the Magi's servant and undergoes a transformation but he never lets go of his sense of humor. This is a serious book about a serious subject but it never never takes itself too seriously. I like that.
Debi Blair LaFaire
E.A. Sharpe wrote an absolutely wonderful story that will give you a lift and show what commitment to a goal will bring to you. It is the story of a Magi who missed his fellow Magi on their quest to find the child whom the star and prophecy spoke of. Yet he sets out on his own, and through hardship, and delays he gives all he has to help those in need along the way. Years later he feels he is too late, but is he? I loved this short book of Artaban’s quest to find Christ and believe it is a story that is a great read at any time of the year, especially at Easter.
A MAGICAL STORY OF THE LAST MAGI TO FOLLOW THE STAR TO FIND CHRIST - A THIRTY-THREE JOURNEY - A CHRISTMAS STORY & AN EASTER STORY BY E.A. SHARPE - THE LAST MAGI
Destined to be a Christmas classic. The Last Magi is the story of Artaban, the fourth Wise Man, who leaves his betrothed, the beautiful Rasha, to follow his fellow Magi to Bethlehem. Arriving too late, he sets out to find the child born under the star. Years pass as Artaban chases wisps and rumors across two continents. Weary and impoverished, the last Magi refuses to quit his quest, even as time is running out. "An epic quest for the greatest treasure of all.” Rev. Phil Moyers.
Full of Wisdom
This little book is full of more wisdom and soul than many thousand-page novels. It cuts to the chase and never lets you go. It is an absolutely absorbing account of a little-known event in the time of Christ, told with humor and dignity. He follows after Jesus to give him his gifts but keeps missing Him. At last he finds Him but he doesn't have any gifts. Then Jesus gets him to see that the greatest gift is the gift of love. This is a liberating book that made me want to stand up and sing. The other thing I want to say is that it is really a fun read.
FROM BESTSELLING AUTHOR INGE-LISE GOSS - A SPINETINGLING, THRILLING, PARANORMAL, SCI-FI SERIES - TEGEN BOOKS 1 - 4
From Bestselling Author, Inge-Lise Goss! A Thrill Ride That Will Keep You On The Edge Of Your Seat!
BOOK ONE In The Tegen Cave, Sara Jones is on the run. Fleeing from her boyfriend's criminal family, she finds refuge in Billings, Montana. But her secluded surroundings aren't hidden well enough, especially when she receives a mysterious package containing a deadly spider. When people around her start dropping like flies, she wonders if she'll be next in the family's deadly web.
In Tegen Justice, Sara Jones is a woman reborn. She finds herself immortal with newly acquired superpowers--spider-climbing agility, self-healing powers, and the ability to eject poisonous needles. But these superpowers come with a price - the all-consuming need for blood and flesh tainted by deadly Tegen spiders.
BOOK THREE In Tegen Punishment, Sara is recruited to assist a Tegen enforcer in tracking down a cold-blooded, treacherous Tegen who has evaded capture for over two years. During that time, he has left a trail of victims in his wake including a Tegen enforcer and his team. The renegade is hiding in a religious compound that is packed with danger, and there's no telling if Sara can get in - or out.
The Tegen Series Boxed Set is action-packed and filled with suspense. In these heart-pounding stories, you'll see why Inge-Lise Goss is a USA Today best-selling author. Her intricately crafted tales of danger and deceit will have you up for days... and nights. Can Sara Outwit A Tegen Who Has Vowed To Hunt Her To The Death? A dangerous, cunning Tegen has escaped and is determined to capture Sara and watch her go up in flames. Before the fugitive was taken into custody for a second-level offense, he confessed to Sara that he committed a heinous crime, for which the punishment is death by burning. No one else heard that confession. He’s resolved to prevent her from testifying against him at any cost. Sara is no match for the fugitive’s strength and proficiency in deadly techniques. As the lethal pursuer hunts her, a Tegen enforcer is hunting him.
Despite the risk to her personal safety, Sara can’t ignore a request for help to investigate the suspicious death of an acquaintance’s grandson in New Mexico. Disguised to evade detection, she is making progress in unraveling the jumbled threads of truth when Conner, her crime boss lover, shows up in the same town in the same seedy strip club. He’s there to seal a mysterious business deal with the same nefarious criminals whose misdeeds she is beginning to uncover. Uncertain of whom she can trust, Sara once again turns to Conner.
Will she survive if her deadly immortal enemy tracks her down?
Tegen Hunt reveals more secrets about Sara’s Tegen world as she struggles with the choices that lie ahead while unable to restrain her deep and irresistible attraction to Conner.
HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER
5.0 out of 5 stars ~~Spine-tingling/Suspense/Spiders~~
This novel is unlike any that I have read previously. For me, a combination of the occult and fantasy mixed in. The author has written a truly amazing story about the Tegens The first few pages will provide the readers with information on the Tegens...who they are, their diets, and their transformation. If you are like me, and haven't read any of the previous ones, this information is perfect for understanding this group. The fact that they don't age after age 25 is interesting.
The author has managed to weave a tapestry which contains cloths of many fabrics and colors. She has included suspense, spine-tingling scenes, spiders and some romance to mention the highlights...Wow..just wow. A fascinating blend which also contains horror~ Buckle up your seat belts and settle in for this ride. And, be warned that twists and turns will keep you guessing throughout...
The question does arise in the novel about whether or not these Tegans are good or evil. Always love that when it appears in a novel... The descriptions are excellent throughout and the spider portions will leave the readers shaking their heads...Perfectly written scenes, for sure.
The multi-layered plot is excellent, character development is well done and this is an extremely well written novel.
Although this novel is not in a genre I read frequently, I am so glad that I read this one. I will also read other ones that this author writes in the future.
Most highly recommended.
The Nurse Mare's Foal, as it tells the story of Dinky's mother. This lovely story is told from the viewpoint of two aging nurse mares about to give birth, and the trials they go through. It tells us of Sadie and her friend Nellie and is accompanied with charming dialogue (both speaking and thinking). The plight of these animals is described in empathetic detail.
After enduring years of breeding and loss, the older nurse mares must face the auction with the promise of being slaughtered, as they have become too old for breeding and thus unable to be mares.
Do they accept their fate, or will there be another ending for the nurse mares that have given everything and received little in return?
The ending may surprise you. It is a poignant story that will rip your heart out and put you back together again.
5.0 out of 5 stars A Touching, Informative Story Inspiring Change
The Nurse Mare's Tale is told from the perspective of a horse named Sadie, who is placed in servitude to feed other mare's horses with her milk. Like many of Marta Moran Bishop's stories, this book takes an unflinching look at the problematic things we sometimes do in society in pursuit of profits. In this case, it's the equine industry and the practice of using nurse mares.
Nurse mares are bred for the sole purpose of providing milk to more "desirable" foals, such as racehorse foals. Their own foals are often treated as throwaways in the industry. The industry maintains that the practice is necessary, while equine rights activists condemn the practice. Throwaway foals are sometimes slaughtered, and the mares themselves are often repeatedly re-bred with little opportunity to properly heal. There is a huge profit incentive for thoroughbred farmers to use nurse mares in raising their foals.
Before reading The Nurse Mare's Tale, I knew a little about the industry and the lengths it goes to in order to maximize profitability, pushing the boundaries of humane animal treatment. Mares are sometimes kept under artificial light 24/7 early in the spring to influence their reproductive cycle, for example. Bishop's book raised my awareness of issues to a new level, and at times, it was difficult to continue reading for that reason. Horses are sentient beings and treating them as if they aren't is disturbing.
It's important reading, however, because it raises awareness of the treatment of these beautiful creatures on whose backs fortunes are made. Awareness of the issues is the first step in cultivating positive change.
Bishop's book is beautifully written, and she weaves in factual information in such a way that it comes across as a natural narrative. The lessons she presents are artfully delivered through Sadie's eyes.
Readers who are sensitive to the plight of animals or who want to know more about the horse industry will find this book deeply moving. At times, it is touching, and at other times, it's sad. Regardless, its message is an important one.
NEW FROM BL ELS - DOMESTIC UPHEAVAL - EMMA UNCOVERS A SYNDICATE IN THIS OUTSTANDING CRIME FICTION DRAMA. FULL OF EXCITEMENT, AND INTRIGUE.
An outstanding crime fiction drama with a feisty female character.
Meet EMMA BROWN, a veterinarian stripped of her title. Taking on the role as a housekeeper while waiting for her pending case to be resolved.
Mitch Benson is the owner of the ranch and Emma’s employer. His sister, Beth, for some unknown reason, has her claws out for Emma.
Why go out of your way and be nice to someone so bitter and twisted? This is going to be one of the toughest jobs for Emma.
With no hidden agenda, Emma uncovers a syndicate. Leading Beth to be arrested and driven away in the back of a patrol van.
This is a crime fiction drama full of excitement, which will have you intrigued from start to finish.
Gerald was born with strange abilities, and is a psychopath, as his father was before him. In fact his father helped him develop his abilities. When he decides to find a mate, to have as his play toy will he win???
USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR INGE-LISE GOSS BRINGS US (GWYNN RESNICK) "--A MODERN-DAY MURDER MYSTERY SERIES." NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER IS BOOK 3 'BURNING WATER' .99¢
A Man Goes Up in Flames.
Was it an accident or murder?
Gwynn Reznick returns as a rookie private investigator…
…to find the truth.
Placed in an accounting role to watch the key players up close, she uncovers financial irregularities while delving into clues that lead her into dangerous situations. To obtain information, she becomes entangled with a tough crew of oil field workers. Their interpersonal jealousies and mysterious pasts intersect to obscure the truth.
Unraveling connecting threads that link to multiple disappearances, Gwynn discovers she’s pitted against polished criminal professionals and finds herself in the center of a devious scheme.
Money shortages and illicit affairs…
…point to several suspects.
Will her sleuthing blow her cover before her backup team arrives?Any reader who enjoys action, adventure, murder mysteries, or just a plain good read will love Burning Water, the third book in the Gwynn Reznick series.
LULU & BETTY'S FRIENDSHIP SURVIVED FROM THE DEPRESSION - PAST WWII. LULU AND BETTY GROWING UP IN CHANGING TIMES BY PATRICIA SAWYERS FISKE IS A HUMAN STORY.
Our story about Betty and Lulu, who grew up in peaceful times, begins in 1933, during the depression, and ends in the early forties as prosperity returned, as our country began mobilizing for World War II.
I started this book because I thought it would be beneficial for young people, like my talented granddaughter, Maria, to contrast growing up during the past seventy-five years, with my formative years, a time of peace, from 1927-1941.
Our childhoods were so very different. I've watched my granddaughter entertain herself with technology from an early age. While she missed knowing about doodlebugs, she can always look them up on her I-Phone or laptop. From a very early age, she was aware of world events; whereas, I didn't realize that my back yard in Kerrville, Texas, was not the center of the Universe until I started to school.
All profits go to the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home in Deltona, FL.
This book is a real joy to read. It follows all the personal experiences of two friends who grow up during the depression and World War II eras. Their many youthful experiences in this challenging era will take some elders back to another time and allow young readers to share a different world. Patricia Sawyers Fiske is no longer with us, but her story will touch you deeply.
A QUEST TO LAST AN LIFETIME - THE LAST MAGI BY E.A. SHARPE WILL CHARM, DELIGHT, AND REMIND YOU NOT TO EVER QUIT.
Destined to be a Christmas classic, The Last Magi is the story of Artaban, the fourth Wise Man, who leaves his betrothed, the beautiful Rasha, to follow his fellow Magi to Bethlehem. Arriving too late, he sets out to find the child born under the star. Years pass as Artaban chases wisps and rumors across two continents. Weary and impoverished, the last Magi refuses to quit his quest, even as time is running out
Full of Wisdom
This little book is full of more wisdom and soul than many thousand-page novels. It cuts to the chase and never lets you go. It is an absolutely absorbing account
of a little-known event in the time of Christ, told with humor and dignity. He follows after Jesus to give him his gifts but keeps missing Him. At last he finds
Him but he doesn't have any gifts. Then Jesus gets him to see that the greatest gift is the gift of love. This is a liberating book that made me want to stand up
and sing. The other thing I want to say is that it is really a fun read.
E.A. Sharpe wrote an absolutely wonderful story that will give you a lift and show what commitment to a goal will bring to you.
It is the story of a Magi who missed his fellow Magi on their quest to find the child whom the star and prophecy spoke of. Yet he sets out on his own, and through hardship, and delays he gives all he has to help those in need along the way.
Years later he feels he is too late, but is he?
I loved this short book of Artaban’s quest to find Christ and believe it is a story that is a great read at any time of the year, especially at Easter.
Echoes From My Heart is a compilation of poems Jo Ann Jones wrote over many years. A beautiful collection inspired throughout her life’s challenges and joys with continuous inspiration and encouragement from family and friends.
The poems are divided into nine topics, so you can choose to read the poems in any order. Each topic page has a scripture to share God’s word for the upcoming poems. Read these poems at your leisure or when you need a reminder of God’s blessings and grace.
In addition to acquiring beautiful poetry, you will be contributing to a good cause as all the profits from the sale of Echoes From my Heart will go to the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home in Deltona, FL.
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