Reading Recommendations: True Women, a novel, Janice Woods Windle
James A. Michener calls it a "miracle". Anne Rivers Siddons hails "a great windstorm of a novel." Governor Ann Richards of Texas promises it will "capture your imagination and your heart." Dynastic Texas Fiction suffused with magic True Women is a stunning first novel based on the author's own roots.
"I went back to Sequin, as an adult, to the Guadalupe, to find Idella, who could talk with the dead and whose greatest gift was the finding of things lost."
Brought up on her family's "great epic tales of war and adventure, love and murder, violence and redemption," Janice Woods Windle searched for sources that could tell her the truth about the extra ordinary women whose blood flowed through her veins. What she discovered was more dramatic still and from these tales she crafted a breath taking work of historical fiction about two dynastic lines, the King and Woods families, the story of the true women of Sequin, and the giants whose destinies touched their lives.
Here, Euphemia Texas Ashby King stands firm against the Mexican general Santa Anna and the feared Comanche, Tarantula, and leads the bitter battle for women's suffrage: Georgia Virginia Lawshe Woods defends her household by any means necessary from the sexual blackmail of a corrupt Yankee commandant; and Bettie Mass King fends off wolves, storms, and the Ku Klux Klan as she steers her loved ones through the turbulent birth of modern times. Deeply devoted to family, land, and the state of Texas, passionate and strong willed, these are extraordinary characters who live, love, and die in a river of time reaching from the battle of the Alamo to World War II.
Interweaving the real life history of Sam Houston, Santa Anna and other historical figures, Janice Woods Windle has transmuted her ancestral provenance into a remarkable work of literary invention and popular appeal.
-From the Texas Bookshelves
And, The Anti-Alzheimer's Prescription, The Science Proven Plan to Start at Any Age, Make Lifestyle Changes Now to Start Tomorrow, Vincent Fortanasce, M.D.
Alzheimer's is a devastating and frightening disease, and as baby boomers age its on the brink of becoming the great American Epidemic of the twenty-first century. While drug companies continue to fail in developing a cure, physicians can agree only on one treatment: prevention. Fortunately, by making the proper lifestyle choices and avoiding certain risk factors, Alzheimer's can be prevented in most people and delayed in those who are genetically predisposed.
Dr. Vincent Fortanasce, who witnessed his own Father's painful decline from the disease, is determined to stop Alzheimer's' from becoming pandemic, and to give hope to those at greater risk for the disease. He developed a 4-step Anti-Alzheimer's Plan to show us how taking care of ourselves now can keep us sharp and independent as we age. The program includes:
Assessing your risk factors and determining your Real Brain Age.
Step One: the Anti-Alzheimer's Diet, including recipes and a 28 day menu
Step Two: daily physical exercises for the body and mind
Step Three: daily neuobics to build bigger brain result
Step Four: the importance of stress reduction and quality sleep
Folks, do check out this book and read it. It may save your life one day.
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