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Posts Tagged ‘Ellen Evert Hopman’

A Druid Journey

Posted by Range Officer Rhonda on March 31, 2010

Recently, I received two wonderful books to review and use as part of my research on Druids for a selection of stories I am writing. Tomorrow, April 1st, for your reading pleasure, the book ‘The Druid Isle’ by Ellen Evert Hopman will be available for retail sale! Please watch for my upcoming review on this beautiful story that chronicals the history of Drui of  Celtic Ireland while being told in a lovely romantic setting of fiction. The first book in the series is already available. The title is ‘Priestess of the Forest’.  Both books show great reverance for earth, her plants, animals, weather and more. ‘Priestess’ concentrates on the Druid’s sacred relationship with the land while ‘Druid Isle’ focuses on the sacred relationship with water.

Yes, they are love stories and fiction, but steeped in sacred beliefs that honor our planet. As a disclaimer, both books were sent to me free of charge by the publisher, Llewellyn Worldwide and the opinions in my reviews are my own. Thank you Marissa and Ellen!

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What are you reading/writing?

Posted by Range Officer Rhonda on March 23, 2010

Just popping in for a few minutes, taking a break away from the non-stop tax returns. The UPS guy laughs at me now when he drops off a package nearly every day. The Fed-X guy, of course, just drops the package on my door, rings the bell and RUNS! And of course, there is the mailman. Did I mention that last week I received two pieces of mail that were postmarked DECEMBER 2009! [Yes, 3 months late]. The mail person [not always the same one as we are an ‘extra’ add-on to a couple of routes], instead of using the large key/lock-boxes, prefers to bend and fold and stuff my mail into our tiny little box. I am appalled by our mail system – but that is not what I am supposed to be writing about!

What are you reading and/or writing about these days? Although I have been busy serving my tax clients, I still find time to read here and there. Sometimes, that is the only way to shut off my brain. Currently, I am in the process of reviewing several books, writing a newsletter, writing some pieces for my ‘Heroes & Guns’ series and setting up an interview with an author.

Here is a taste of what I am reviewing: by LJ Sellers, an author that addresses some hard issues and delivers some ‘keep-you-up-all-night’ thrillers:

And another pair of books that I keep returning to with their amazing history of Druids, finely written by Ellen Evert Hopman;

And for my taste of the entertaining mystery, I am writing a piece for my Heroes & Guns series from out of a great book by Ben Rehder. Hey Ben – you forgot to sign the book. What a wonderful wit this author has!

So if you happen to be looking for some good reading – just look for the above books. If you want to wait and see my reviews first, I hope to say I will have them all out – somewhere – in about a week. Meanwhile, don’t forget to check out the first few postings on my ‘Heros & Guns’ series by selecting that category over on the right side of my blog. Drop me a comment and tell me what you are reading/writing about. Next month, after April 15th, I hope to delve into some non-fiction, memoir and more Druid books and a bit more Native American research.

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