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She-Rain - Michael Cogdill


Synopsis:
In the early 20th Century, a pair of North Carolina mountain children sow the seed of a love that becomes their only solace in the hard yet beautiful world they know. They grow it from steep ground of poverty, ignorance, and violence. A landscape so brutal it can kill hope long before claiming life.
Bloodshed years later finally sends Frank Locke on the run, deep into wilderness, abandoning his extraordinary love, Mary Lizbeth. When a whitewater river washes this desperate soul into the hands of Sophia, he discovers a luminous woman steeped in mystery, trapped in a tragically brilliant life. Far ahead of her time. Secreted from the world. As she awakens Frank's mind, they rise to meet a love that binds three people for a lifetime.
This love triangle forms a beauty no one sees coming. From the wilds of Appalachia, crossing nearly a century, it runs deep into a lush American fortune, and lives in letters of adoration and hope of the least expected.
In a rhapsody of Southern voices, mingling hilarity and sorrow, She-Rain speaks of lives soaring beyond heartbreak, fundamentalism, and self-destruction. Through the most graceful longing, two women in love with one man ultimately prove the power of human hearts to answer high callings. They show us all how to heal -- and thrive -- to the very end.


Author Bio:
Michael Cogdill is blessed as one of the most honored television storytellers in America. His cache of awards includes 24 Emmys and the National Edward R. Murrow for a broad range of achievement, from live reporting to long-form storytelling. His television credits as a journalist include CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, and The Today Show, and Michael's interview history crosses a wide horizon: The Reverend Billy Graham, Dr. Mehmet Oz of Oprah fame, Dr. Henry Kissinger, Abby Hoffman, Senator Hillary Clinton, Senator John McCain, Howard K. Smith, James Brown, Keith Lockhart of the Boston Pops and many other newsmakers. His coverage credits include Presidents and Vice Presidents of the United States.
Michael spent ten years writing She-Rain, letting it evolve into a world of fiction drawn from his upbringing in Western North Carolina but reaching far beyond. His other writing credits are Cracker the Crab and the Sideways Afternoon -- a children's motivational book, and a self-help volume, Raise the Haze. Michael makes his home in South Carolina with his wife, Jill (a publishing entrepreneur), and their second-generation golden retriever, Maggie. He's currently working on his second novel.
For more information: http://she-rain.blogspot.com/


©2010


My Opinion:
I bet I will get some flack for this review, but to each his own, right?
I just couldn't get into this book. I struggled so hard to read this book, and tried even harder to enjoy it. I just couldn't.
The way the author wrote it was I couldn't get into. Not the story.
For me this was bad enough, I went and read another book in between, to ease the boredom.
I'm sorry to my readers for not having great kudos for it. I know the teaser gave us all hope. It also doesn't help some of you actually said you enjoyed it in your reviews.
With that said, it must be like spinach. An acquired taste. So please don't let me not liking it, deter you from enjoying it. You just might.
(1/5)


~I received a copy from FSB Associates. I was not compensated for my opinion.~

Comments

  1. Freda, so sorry you didn't enjoy She-Rain. As the book's writer, who also works in television, I celebrate diverse opinions. Thank you for the time you spent in the story, and for simply stating your dislike without launching salvos of personal assault. My wishes of peace and goodness to you, always.
    Michael Cogdill

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  2. We all have different tastes in books and do not enjoy them all, we have to be honest in our opinions. It looks like M. Coqdill was very gracious regarding your review.

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