Cosmic Book Reviews
by ANN ULRICH MILLER
© 2012 (all rights reserved)
An article from the JUNE 2012 issue
of THE STAR BEACON.
A mother's heartbreaking journey to peace
Hummingbirds Don't Fly in the Rain, by
PMA Press, 2011, paperback
229 pages, $16.95
Review by Ann Ulrich Miller
On Dec. 23, 2007 in Panama, a private plane carrying Kimberly Klein's 13-year-old daughter, Talia, her ex-husband Michael, and her daughter's best friend crashed into a volcano. The event made international news as the frantic search for survivors ensued through stormy weather, fog and dangerous mountain terrain. Finally Kim learned that there was only one survivor--but it was not her daughter.
Kimberly Klein wrote Hummingbirds Don't Fly in the Rain as a way of dealing with her daughter's tragic death. She needed to clarify the events in her mind that had been closed off due to the grief process.
From the beginning the reader is drawn in by the excruciating circumstances and drama of a frantic single mother who has received that most dreaded phone call that her child may be lost forever.
We can only begin to imagine what it must be like for a mother whose heart is broken as she returns to the U.S. with her daughter's ashes in a backpack and in-laws who appear cold and unfeeling toward her grief in their own suffering.
Although Kim did not believe in life after "death," Talia reaches out from the Other Side and literally touches her mother. What follows are many communications from intuitives until eventually Kim learns how to communicate with Talia herself.
There are so many aspects to this inspiring story that make this a "must read" for anyone who has dealt with grief or impending loss of a loved one.
The pure dedication of this devoted and conscientious mother alone is worth the perusal of this book. The beautiful message shared is that not only is there "life after death," but there is no death.
Cosmic Relationships on and off Planet Earth
Relationships: Exploring the Soul's Journey from Off-Earth, Earth Lives, and
Reincarnation, by Evelyn Fuqua, Ph.D.
OMRA, 2012, ISBN 978-1-469900-32-2
(paperback) or ebook (978-0-9850091-0-6).
Review by Ann Ulrich Miller
Dr. Evelyn Fuqua has worked as a past life regression therapist. She graduated from Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Ga., with a B.A. in Psychology in 1953. She received her M.A. in Counseling from California State University Sacramento in 1963 and completed a Ph.D. program in Psychology in 1983 from the Professional School of Psychology. She was a teacher, counselor and special education resource specialist in the public schools for 33 years.
In 1987 she entered private practice as a Marriage, Family and Child Therapist specializing in Past Life Regression Therapy and Extraterrestrial research. She served on the Board of Directors for the Association of Past Life Research and Therapy (presently IARRT) for six years and became convinced that therapy can be greatly accelerated by combining traditional therapy with past life regressions and spiritual hypnotherapy.
In 1988 she discovered a Soul Exchange in a woman client who came to her for physical problems. Rose had a soul exchange experience when she was three years, two months old. Evelyn's work with Rose resulted in the book, From Sirius to Earth: A Therapist Discovers a Soul Exchange. Dr. Fuqua is an international authority on the Walk-In phenomenon and has appeared on numerous radio talk shows. In addition to having given presentations at many professional conferences. Dr. Fuqua has also written a manual and recorded an album on self-esteem based on her work with children in the schools for her Ph.D. dissertation.
Cosmic Relationships, Dr. Fuqua's latest book, delves into her soul relationships with her three previous husbands, and her present mate, Paul. Every relationship is a cosmic one, starting with her first husband, Carroll, who was an industrial engineer. Her second husband was Wally, a geologist. She describes the challenges and lessons each relationship brought to her life in order to balance karma and assist in soul evolution. Through readings from Athor and others, information fills in the gaps and makes sense out of mystifying events and perplexing emotions.
The story grows intensely interesting when Evelyn meets Ed Cook, her Air Force Colonel husband, who had a UFO experience as well as a near-death experience. Ed made his transition on May 7, 2009. He and Evelyn had made their final move from Rocklin, Calif., in July 2008 with the expectation that they would have many more years to enjoy together, but the Universe had other plans for Ed.
After Ed's passing, Evelyn received messages from Ed on the Other Side, one of which was a strong warning about a pending war. Evelyn went so far as to write a very thought-provoking letter to Attorney General Eric Holder regarding the situation in Libya. There is also the intriguing news of Ed's rebirth on planet Earth which may one day play out to be of planetary significance.
Then Evelyn meets Paul, her current mate, and the romance unfolds through beautiful love letters she shares with readers from this 80-year-old man. It is obvious he is the one she waited for all of her life.
Anyone who has been married more than once or experienced an array of love relationships will recognize the joy of finding that "Special One." Nothing is ever the same. It's almost like you are rewarded for all the prior years of debt-paying in order to balance the karma in your life and those with whom you've had relationships.
Naturally, I found synchronicities and exciting tidbits throughout the book that provided confirmation and helped me realize that indeed I can count myself among those lucky enough to have more than one soul mate. For those still searching, you will be encouraged by this book.
Dr. Fuqua is currently retired and living in the beautiful coastal town of Bandon, Oregon with her mate Paul and cat Boots. You can order her book from her Web site at www.evelynfuqua.com or purchase the ebook from Amazon Kindle.
Aspen romance novel touches upon supernatural
Sonata Summer, by Ann Ulrich Miller
Earth Star Publications,
June 2012, 192 pages,
Review by Chrystle Clae
Amidst the never-ending awe and wonder of Colorado, Ann Ulrich Miller has written a lovely romantic novel, rich with characters who evoke a myriad of feelings--as Colorado can be as dangerous as it is inviting to the creative spirit of her readers!
Rhea is a bereft and talented young woman from the Midwest who discovered paradise in Aspen, only to lose her fiance--just days before their wedding--to the wilderness they both enjoyed.
We meet this piano student, who came to Aspen to study at the Aspen Musical Festival, roughly one year after her loss, when she meets an intriguing man who also loves the outdoors.
This novel takes you through grief, fear, discovery and the completeness Rhea experiences when playing the piano--and all the electricity falling in love can create within.
Letting go of the old and embracing the new is a lesson Rhea must learn, and is especially hard when Parker's spirit jogs (unseen by others) alongside of her on the Rio Grande Trail. How can she be unfaithful to him?
The twists and turns of Rhea's misconception and the truths held back from her keep the reader turning the pages of this well told story.
I am a longtime lover of Miller's various works and was not disappointed in Sonata Summer. This is a suspenseful and romantic novel created by the author's skill to make you appreciate and feel as if you are transported to Colorado. It's a keeper!
Chrystle Clae, an intuitive astrologer and author of Sacred Symbology, reviews romance novels from Largo, Florida.
For order information,
go to www.earthstarpublications/sonatasummer.html.
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