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Vera Jane Cook

Chatter Creek: Books

Reading is the ultimate relaxation, an entryway into fantasy land and the opportunity for compassion and connection. Reading is like religion because it transcends you, removes you from your narrow world into the lives of those who live on the edge, even those who live beyond the realm of reality. Reading is spiritual and provides an expansion of the soul, it is like school because it teaches you to dive deeply and survive the waves. Reading is a vicarious thrill as it gives you a peek into passion, a scourging spin with adultery and a tearful loss of love. Reading provides a spellbinding journey into the lives of people who have become your friends, who elicit emotion from you as easily as turning a page. As you read you plunge yourself into  the emotional upheaval of characters you feel you know but don’t, characters you fall in love with even as they leave you as quickly as the pages of a new book seduces you. Reading opens the imagination and expands awareness. Reading is when you find out how human you are, shedding tears over the lives of people who never before touched you. Reading provides you with larger than life heroes, with psychological insight Reading allows you to be beautiful, royal, evil, handsome, and when you read you are the book, you die beneath the sword, you thrive in an era of hardship. Never turn your back on a good book. Words of wisdom are not written on the wind, they are written in a book,

Vera Jane Cook
Riveting, Emotional, Unexpectedly Funny Award Winning Fiction
Author of Pleasant Day, Where the Wildflowers Grow, Dancing Backward in Paradise, The Story of Sassy Sweetwater, Lies a River Deep, Marybeth, Hollister & Jane,
and as Olivia Hardy Ray
Pharaoh’s Star, Annabel Horton, Lost Witch of Salem