Annie’s Story, Blessed With A Gift Review

Many thanks to this unknown reader who praised my research, story, and mission concerning Annie from the mid-1600s Colonial America. The points mentioned in the review are exactly what I was trying to point out … in history, in the treatment between different ethnicities and religions, and the abuse, bullying, and demonic fear of children, mere babies, with birth defects in a land where people came to escape the tyranny of Europe. My hypothesis is that this is still going on in the world today, even in the United States of America.

Many thanks to this reader from the author … Deborah A. Bowman

REVIEW:
on June 25, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition
Life in America circa 1,600 CE can’t have been easy, not with the English intent on stamping their domination and with the Puritans extolling so called Christian virtues to the extreme. As the saying goes: the more things change, the more it remains the same.
Annie’s Story provides a unique insider’s look into the world of newly emigrated people, the Scots, to a free land where they could safely continue worshipping their faith—Catholicism. For Annie, born into a world where one’s physical differences and abilities were considered the child of the devil, it was life threatening.
Annie was raised by her grandmother, a renowned Scottish healer, after her parents died from the plague. This story highlights the hardships endured by immigrants in a world vastly different to their own, who contend with harshness of the land, weather and hiding their beliefs from their neighbours—the Puritans.
Annie was a dwarf and a healer, born in the mid-17th century in Colonial America. Her family left Scotland to avoid the harsh and imperial rule of the English King Charles II, migrated to Massachusetts Bay area, not far from a Puritan settlement. Her grandmother, taught Annie the art and skills of ‘pagan’ medicine after witnessing her miraculously heal a man who almost died.
Annie’s grandmother, her best friend Janey, her parents and the Scottish community protect and shield Annie from outsiders, who don’t understand her physical and mental disabilities. The young girl heals a boy from the Puritan township, which they later become friends and then fall in love.
One of the subjects I am not overly familiar with is American history. The Civil War was perhaps its greatest exponents, as was Abraham Lincoln, and so when I started reading this book, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I read historical fiction, but tend to go for books that predate Christianity.
What intrigued and drew me to the story was that it was premised on a past-life regression, in this case, the author’s. Bowman prefaces the book with background information that she underwent an “age” regression, and in follow up sessions, learnt she lived in another time and went by the name of Annie. The book has facts interwoven within the story, about Annie, the period and the way people who were different were treated. It is evident a great deal of research has gone into the story, describing what life was like during Colonial America for migrants, the Indians and how the Puritans lived.
The use of Scottish phrases and terms is great and it remains true to the characters, but I would have preferred a glossary at the end of the book rather than the explanation within the narrative.
For readers who know little about America’s early history, Annie’s Story is a good introduction to life during a period of unrest in Colonial America. For those who know a lot more, you will enjoy the various historical elements that feature in this story.

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“Annie, Blessed With A Gift”available in both 6×9 softcover and eBook!

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Annie lives in her own world. She talks to the animals and faeries. Quoted from ANNIE’S STORY: BLESSED WITH A GIFT–“Annie is an enigma.”

Annie’s Story taken from the mid-1600s Colonial America is historical fiction based on fact via a past-life hypnotic regression. She demonstrates the cruelty, bullying, labeling and harsh treatment of women and children with birth defects in a timeless message that continues to affect women, children, and special needs individuals in today’s societies around the world.

Available in 6×9 softcover on amazon and lulu.com; eBook on Amazon (ASIN: B01N9NRYMU). More fine stores will be carrying Annie in the near future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cover for Pre-Launch Collectible Edition of “Annie’s Story, Blessed With a Gift” It’s on order for those of you with reservations. And thanks again, so much!

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New Header on www.bowmanauthor.com; Instructions on how to reserve Limited, First-Edition, signed copy of “Annie’s Story, Blessed With A Gift” by Deborah A. Bowman with Donation to Nonprofit Sponsor for the Continuing Fight of Women’s Rights and to Aid Children With Birth Defects. “In the mid-1600s, Colonial America, children with birth defects and their mothers were banished or put to death. In today’s world, women’s inequality is a global issue and children with birth defects are stared at, ignored, or bullied. Please help with these ongoing problems. Nonprofit organizations interested in this project, contact www.bowmanauthor.com

UPDATE ON “ANNIE’S STORY, BLESSED WITH A GIFT”

I want thank everyone that has responded for the first-edition, pre-launch, signed copies of “Annie’s Story, Blessed With A Gift.” I’ve done the final edit and had it proofread. Layout will be done this week. Reserved copies are $20.00 with a portion of the proceeds going to numerous nonprofit organizations to help women and children. Please respond to me at livinginashadow@outlook.com. Thank you for your reservations! It pleases Annie so verra’, verra’ much!

Please watch the video of me speaking about the significance to the modern world that Annie brings to us all…