WHEN ALL RIGHTS WERE TAKEN AWAY FROM WOMEN, CHILDREN, AND ANYONE WHO WAS NOT RICH AND WHITE. DAWN RISES BOOK 3 IN THE DIVIDE BRINGS US HOPE
Thus, ended our democracy, the right of people to vote, the rights of women, minorities, and all who were not rich, and the corporations and oligarchs won.
For we as a nation refused to learn to compromise with our fellow human beings, live with the earth, and protect it and the creatures walking, swimming, and flying upon and over it.” Jamie answered.
WEE THREE: A MOTHER’S LOVE IN VERSE TAKES THE READER ON A POETIC TRIP BACK IN TIME TO THE SIMPLER, CAREFREE YEARS OF OUR YOUTH.”
‘Throughout the pages of Wee Three, author Marta Moran Bishop takes the reader on a poetic trip back in time to the simpler, carefree years of our youth, when nothing was more important than chasing bumblebees or taking jovial walks through the snow…”
In a world where the Gods walk and their spirits commune with mankind, there must be those trained while in a trance to intercede with them, for the good of the tribe. Mondoani, a young woman, is chosen by the Gods to take the place of the Old Mother upon her passing. Is this frail young woman strong enough to hold the spirits of the Gods when they descend? For it will be her responsibility to hold the memories of all those who have lived before. These memories of the past are the keys to the survival of her people and she will need to find the strength of spirit and body to help protect and lead her people. For they must travel across the dead lands and snowy plains to a place they can safely spend the winter or die from starvation in a land devoid of rain. But before she can accomplish that she must choose an apprentice from among the young girls and women, someone who can take her place should she fall. Will Mondoani's youth and inexperience condemn the tribe to death or will she rise above it and with the help of the magical world choose correctly?
The Keeper of the Memories
"Bishop gives us the story of the tribe and its Memory Keeper. The Old Mother must soon pass from the world, and she chooses Mondoani to take her place. She must care for her people in their harsh land. The tribe and its land is painted with care, and their story is crafted with care. The people live lives that to us are exotic, and their traditions and way of life are alien. The reader sees a life that entices him into a new world and time. Well done!"
WAS MISS TOFTE BORN OF THE FILES, OR WERE THE FILES BORN FROM HER? ALL I KNOW IS THAT THERE WAS SOMETHING WEIRD ABOUT HER. A SHORT PARANORMAL STORY BY PATRICIA MORAN & MARTA MORAN BISHOP
I found myself wondering if she had been born out of the files or they were born together. At any rate, the files and Miss Tofte were inextricably tied up with each other. I tell you it was weird!
If it had been anybody else, I would have felt kind of sad about it, I mean, a little old lady with no life other than the file department. But with Miss Tofte, you had an altogether different feeling. This was the way she liked it, make no mistake, this was her choice.
Anyway, I guess I have pretty well established that to all appearances Miss Tofte had always and was always in the files, and she gave every indication of going on this same way forever. She probably would have too, if something had not happened to change her world.
Miss Tofte is a paranormal story that will chill, delight, and leave you wondering.
Originally penned by my mother Patricia Moran, and finished by Marta Moran Bishop.
5.0 OUT OF 5 STARS THIS BOOK KEEPS YOU WONDERING!"Throughout this entire book I was trying to figure out Miss Tofte. You get the feeling she's not going to ever leave the file room, even when the file room was being updated. It gave me goose bumps! I highly recommend this book!"
THOR: THE LONESOME PUPPY - A CHILDREN'S STORY THAT WARMS & TEACHES THE ACCEPTANCE OF DIFFERENCES BY PATRICIA MORAN
Thor:The Lonesome Puppy, is a children's story about a puppy too big to play with the other puppies and too young to play with the older dogs, made into a coloring book for the young. Feeling lost, and terribly alone Thor sneaks out and escapes, hoping to find his place in the world with a family that will love him.
5.0 out of 5 stars A Puppy With a Huge Heart
The Lonesome Puppy by Patricia Moran 5 stars A Puppy with a Huge Heart…
What if you were a cute puppy, but not a cute “little” puppy? Would other pups or children love you, or just wonder why you’re so big and tease you about it? This pup finds the answer when he discovers a new family who is willing to love him just the way he is…and provides a happy-ever-after life for a Great Dane named Thor, who is just the size he is supposed to be!!
TAKE ONE ANTEATER WHO DISCOVERS CHOCOLATE COVERED ANTS & SEE WHAT HE WILL DO TO KEEP A SUPPLY!! A CHILDREN'S STORY TO DELIGHT BY PATRICIA MORAN
Take one anteater who discovers chocolate covered ants & see what he will do to keep a supply!!
Algernon is an anteater, but he is a very ingenious one...He not only loves ants, but especially chocolate covered ones. So, to find a supply of his new favorite food, he not only learns to read and to stand up tall, and to consequently join the circus!
This children's book is delightful, with a refreshing commentary describing Algernon's thoughts and his precocious stream-of-consciousness asides...
Meet Algernon the Anteater...you'll love him
5.0 out of 5 stars A fun story with good, thought-provoking messages
"Algernon" is a cute story about an anteater who loves ants of any type or size until he accidentally discovers chocolate covered ants in a jar. The problem was, he didn't know where to find more of them. Algernon was quite clever and creative. He decided to brush up on his reading skills, hoping that would solve the problem of where to find more of his favorite chocolate treat. One day, Algernon discovers the circus is in town. Thinking that would be a fun adventure, he discovered some skills he thought could be included in his circus act. The story will help children with imagination, problem-solving and more. No doubt they will cheer for him throughout the story. Highly recommended
* A received a gift copy of this book and chose to review it without compensation.
Reviewed by children's author Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
I dedicate this story to those people who are fighting for their lives and freedom.
Sláva Ukrayíni! and to those in our country suffering.
Tragedy of War (a short story) follows four children rescued by bombings by a old woman who has disquised herself as a man in order to survive the political climite. She finds the children and takes them to her small farm/house in a rural setting. Whlle keeping them entertained, teaching them how to survive the possiblility of invaders, healing their wounds as well as her own. To find hope for a brighter future.
“IT'S A PARANORMAL POWERHOUSE OF A STORY. KEEPS THE PAGES TURNING. WHEN A STORY CAN GET UNDER MY SKIN LIKE THIS, I GO LOOK FOR WHATEVER ELSE THE AUTHOR HAS WRITTEN.” THE VOID BY MARTA MORAN BISHOP
"The Void", the first true paranormal short story written by Marta Moran Bishop, is reminiscent of Alfred Hitchcock or The Twilight Zone of later days. It will take you deep into the mind and heart of someone either living through a serious mental illness, or something mysterious and dangerous residing in the void.
Many years earlier, Altori and her sister Helen moved into the village. Last year, during the night of no moon, Helen went out into the void and nearly died. A terrible disease spread through her body. She ran away to escape the possibility of death at the hands of the frightened villagers.
Will Altori survive the void and find her sister? Did Helen ever exist, or is Altori suffering from mental illness?
4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Mind-Bending Story
Does Altori suffer from a multitude of mental illnesses or is something stranger lurking in the darkness? Her affliction could certainly be described as delusional paranoid schizophrenia with a tendency to inflict wounds upon herself.
The author takes a great deal of time and effort into stimulating the reader's senses, but ultimately where is she leading us in this short prequel? Ultimately, "Brigadoon" and then "The Knowing" came to mind, but the again are we just eaves dropping into the mind of a mental patient?
The Void is an absolutely brilliant mind-bending story that will keep you guessing!
THEY CALLED HIM CRAZY ED - WAS HE CRAZY OR WAITING, AS HE SAID FOR THE WALL TO OPEN AGAIN AND TAKE HIM BACK TO HIS SOULMATE? A PARANORMAL LOVE STORY BY PATRICIA MORAN
The people in the neighborhood called him Crazy Ed. He sat day after day on an ashcan in the alley staring at the dirty brick wall. Most didn’t know where he had come from or why he was there, but Ed was a quiet man with silver hair, and a sad expression on his face, so they left him alone. Few noticed him and most paid no attention what-so-ever to him.
Once in a while if a spare moment presented itself they wondered who he was, until one day Ed disappeared.
Fluid, Charming and Bright
This is a small story of Ed. But more than love story of Ed and Isle, it is another vehicle created by Marta after the In Between Times which is meant to transport you to a different and hopeful world. While the story is to short for one to thoroughly enjoy the beauty of Marta's writing, like Ed, we readers regret coming back to this side of the wall as the story ends. Enjoyable read..
FROM A PLOT TO OVERTHROW THE WHITE HOUSE IN 1933 TO TODAY'S EVENTS - DARKNESS DESCENDS (BOOK 1 IN THE DIVIDE SERIES) SHOWS US WHERE WE MIGHT BE HEADED BY MARTA MORAN BISHOP
"Marta Moran Bishop’s Darkness Descends is powerful, gripping work! It’s a compelling, sometimes scathing prequel to her first series title, The Between Times. Set in a dystopian city-state, Bishop indicts a patriarchal oligarchy that feeds a rape culture at the same time as it plots the overthrow of the rule of law with the anarchic rule of a well-managed mob psyche. The Roman people were given bread and circuses. The crowds in Darkness Descends are handed Rebecca, Jewell’s mother, and a crucial charter character of the series, who faces public torture, humiliation, assault, and finally, auto-da-fé, burning at the stake, which she accepts as her fate as the ultimate sacrifice for a greater good. Bishop pulls no punches. The blows land all the harder when one realizes she is not working solely from imagination. She has incorporated into her literary tapestry the warp of today’s culture, with the weft of actual history, including a chilling early Twentieth Century plot by brutal American financial moguls to overthrow the United States government. Who knew?! This book is devastating. I’m praying for an uplifting third installment to arrive in my Kindle soon, but given Bishop’s dim view of humanity and history, I’m not holding out too much hope for a Pixar ending. Every win in Bishop’s world comes at a great price, and the brilliant Darkness Descends is no exception. Of course, I absolutely can’t wait to see what Bishop will come up with next!" (Robert Blake Whitehill, author/screenwriter, the Ben Blackshaw series)
"Darkness Descends": Addressing a frightening possibility.
This book will get you reassessing your views of a future society. In so many ways the events which are being written about have their roots in America's past. Although we may not have visibly noticed it, the treatment of women and the division between those who are wealthy and the poor exist on a lesser level in today's society. There are people in our country today who continue in their attempts to accelerate these divisions. By attempts to restrict a woman's right to make reproductive choices is just one example. This book is Ms. Moran Bishops second in a series and offers insight into a world we may all come to know. Evident by the political climate today makes this book a must read. In many respects, we are headed in that direction. "Darkness Descends" is mesmerizing and thoughtful and tells a frightening story of possibilities. I urge everyone to read this book and think of a future most of us find frightening but possible.
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