Readers Wanted. Free eBook for honest review. Annie’s Story, Blessed With A Gift. Historical Fiction based on hypnotic regression. I have lived before. Have you? 1600s Colonial America, a child is born with birth defects. Has the ridicule, bullying, abuse of women and children with special needs/Autism really stopped? No! Inquire in comments or Twitter: @bowmanauthor

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Do you feel like you have lived before?

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Annie’s Story, Blessed With A Gift

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Annie’s Story, Blessed With A Gift

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Annie is a beautiful sprite who talks to the animals and ethereal spirits and faeries of the forest in mid-1600s Colonial America. She is blessed with the gift of healing from the Spiritual Universe, but Annie is also dwarfed, mentally slow, and lacking in social and emotional development. She is the victim of birth defects in a time when such babies were put to death or banished, along with their mothers.

Ridicule, bullying, and perceptions haven’t changed much from the 17th Century to the 21st. We still see the inequality of women’s rights and “special” people of all ages being ignored, bullied, or labelled. Annie came to me in a past-life regression while I was studying to become an Advanced Certified Psychological Hypnotherapist, ACPH, to help myself deal with the pain, immobility, and weight gain of an immune-deficieny disease treated with steroids.

Was I Annie in another life? Or did a higher being select me to tell this story with its timeless message? I’ll let you decide based on your personal beliefs. Annie is written as historical fiction, based on extensive factual research.

“Annie’s Story” begs to be told. She is an unusual child growing up in the British North American Colonies who is “Blessed With A Gift.”

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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I Know It’s Saint Patrick’s Day, and The Luck of the Irish to Ya!, But I Just Couldn’t Wait to Post This Comment on My Upcoming Book!

 

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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.”

Just last week a wonderful new friend I’ve made on WordPress, www.susieshy45.wordpress.com (You should visit her site!) agreed to be a Beta Reader for my upcoming book, Annie’s Story, Blessed With A Gift. I sent her the beginning, which includes the Foreword, Glossary, and first two sections–10 chapters. I want to thank her from the bottom of my heart for her well-written and encouraging email. I have lots more to send her to read, as soon as I can get all the corrections done…an editor’s work is never done…

Anyway, thank you Susie, and here’s what she had to say about “Annie”:

Hi Debbie,

I read through the entire manuscript you sent me in one sitting- it was nail-bitingly, fiercely addictive and I could not put it down, till I finished and when I did I was left wanting to know Hannah’s story and Granny’s story and whether Annie made it to adulthood. It is haunting and I need to get the rest of it.
You have given meanings of old English ?/Scottish words in the beginning and also mentioned a few word meanings in brackets in the first couple of chapters. It was very helpful for me as a reader to not have to go to the dictionary at the beginning of the book to understand words, not mentioned in it but in the text -I loved it.
The story is wonderful and honestly if one is looking for a historic fiction- that this is not. It is very scientifically written, so it makes it more believable for a scientifically minded person and he/she will not critique the book saying this is pure imagination- There is a logic in the sequences of the book and I could very well believe that all these instances had really happened in some human being’s life at some point.
I have recently completed a course conducted by the Harvard university on English poems from different time periods – early Puritan- then early 18th century, modern and so on. This story is so similar to the lives of the Puritan women who we studied in the almost related time period. I can still hear my lecturer standing in the chapel of Harvard College and reading some of those classic poems. The language you use, is similar in texture not in actual words as the language of those times, because I think you use ancient Gaelic and they used Puritan English.
I loved this book and I want to read more. When I have read the entire manuscript, I hope to have some constructive criticism ready.
Till such time, I remain waiting for the next installment of your book, to appease my searching soul. 🙂
God bless ! A creative person has been personally blessed by God and I think you are truly blessed.
Keep writing, we need to read your work !
Best regards, and lots of love,
Susie
Thank you, Susie. It brought tears to my eyes!–Deborah A. Bowman

 

 

Need ideas on cover for “Annie’s Story: Blessed With A Gift”

A painting by my mother, an incredible artist (oil painting 18x24-inch on canvas). The forest is integral to Annie, who is based on a past-life regression. In essence, I am Annie!
A painting by my mother, an incredible artist (oil painting 18×24-inch on canvas). The forest is integral to Annie, who is based on a past-life regression. In essence, I am Annie!
I think I have eliminated this design, a photograph, because it may look like a children's book, which this historical novel definitely is not. Very spiritual and accurate to the timeframe. A very difficult time in Colonial America.
I think I have eliminated this design, a photograph, because it may look like a children’s book, which this historical novel definitely is not. Very spiritual and accurate to the timeframe. A very difficult time in Colonial America.

I hope to get some comments on both covers to help me decide which is the right look.

Feel free to contact me at livinginashadow@outlook.com with suggestions and if you want more information about the book, which should be available early in 2016, or add a comment to this posting.

I know I have wonderful friends and fellow bloggers who will give me creative feedback.

Thanks! Deborah A. Bowman