heart transplant, inspirational story, organ transplant, motivational story, kidney transplant
About the Author:
Michelle Deerwester-Dalrymple is a writer and a college writing professor. Graduating from University of California, Riverside with a Master's Degree in English and Literature, she has worked with students of all age levels - from elementary to graduate school - through her college teaching, tutoring, and charter school courses. She started reading when she was 3 years old, writing when she was 4 and published her first poem at age 16. Her interest in logic and rhetoric began when she was 4 years old, and her mother bought her first logic puzzle book. She then read those puzzle books, Encyclopedia Brown books, and Two-Minute Mysteries regularly. Michelle has always been an avid reader on all subjects but has a special love for both horror and romance literature. Her two favorite authors are Stephen King and Diana Gabaldon. She is currently working on other writing curricula texts and several novels of different genres.
To Dance in the Glen
"Conjures up the historical period evocatively and authentically" -- Harlequin "There is much we enjoyed about the novel, especially the rich historical detail" -- Harper
Meg, a poor crofter's daughter, finds her life taking a tumultuous turn when she is sent to the Laird's castle for her own safety. English marauders, accusations of witchcraft, and treason are just the beginning for her.
Meg Lachlan is certain of her place in her clan. When English mercenaries plaguing the Scottish Highlands aim their attacks on Clan MacLeod and Meg herself, the Laird's son takes up the mantle to protect the young woman.
Ewan MacLeod believes that bringing Meg to the castle will guard her against the English attacks, but when he finds his passions for the young lass growing, they begin a love affair that many call into question -- most notably the daughter of a nearby laird who has her sights set on Ewan for herself.
As Meg and Ewan struggle against accusations of witchcraft, the English step up their onslaught, and it seems the clan is beset on all sides, until the discovery of a traitor in their midst threatens to tear down all that Meg and Ewan have worked so hard to build.
With the security of their clan, their families, even themselves at risk, can they rise above all the challenges that stand in the way of their love?
Bonus: This version contains an excerpt of the second in The Glen Highland Romance series -- The Lady of the Glen.
5.0 out of 5 starsAn Intriguing Romance!
*****This romance novel is one that kept my interest all the way through. Taking place way back in the day in
Scotland, the author gives a beautiful visual of the landscape as to where this is all taking place. The characters are relatable, some forceful and very engaging. It is one of the, Can love conquer all even with all the conditions and circumstances in their lives? And there are many to overcome for sure. Great novel to curl up to and enjoy.
5.0 out of 5 starsGreat book!
*****To Dance in the Glen is a wonderfully written book sticking to the historical highlander times. The book keeps on theme and kept my attention throughout. A definite read! Looking for from more the author.
"From The Heart"
About The Author
"My name is Rick Yeager, I’m a warrior and a survivor. I was born in Helena, Arkansas, a small town on the Delta next to the Mississippi River. I have two adult children, Kelli and Tony, six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. I was diagnosed with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The doctor scheduled my liver biopsy every six months for two years without accomplishing finding a treatment to help me. Two years later another doctor performed the liver biopsy and diagnosed with stage four cirrhosis of the liver. My only hope of surviving would be a liver transplant. I had an appointment at the transplant center to be listed. Unfortunately I was unable to be listed due to a low meld score. My health continued to decline over the next year. I was diagnosed with Hepatic Encelphalopy which cause toxins to build in my body and caused confusion, memory loss, personality changes and close to being in a coma. A year and a half later I was listed on the transplant list with over 124,00 people on the list. During my journey I had a stroke which left me in a wheelchair for two months and had to learn to walk again. Four days after being released from the hospital I diagnosed with breast cancer and had surgery on both breast. My health continued to decline and was diagnosed with liver cancer two days after Christmas in 2017. I knew without a transplant soon I wasn’t going to survive. My body became very ill, lost weight and muscle mass. I knew in my heart I was dying. On June 8, 2018 God sent a Hero who saved my life. Tommy will always be my Hero and saved my life. During my journey when I was feeling very ill I began writing poems from my heart. Without Organ Donation many lives will not survive. Consider becoming an organ donor and be someone’s hero."
"From the Heart”
Published September 6, 2018
Poetry I have written during my four year battle of cirrhosis of the liver, hepatic encelphalopathy and liver cancer, that with the heartfelt, lifesaving Gift of Life from my Hero, my donor won my battle. I was given the opportunity during my illness to write my Prayers, feelings and emotioins during my long journey. Writing my book was my sanctuary finding peace within expressing how I was feeling while I was dying.
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