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8 Responses to Comments

  1. I couldn’t resist from commenting. Flawlessly composed!

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  3. Dave Riese says:

    Melissa
    I published a novel, Echo from Mount Royal, that takes place in Montreal in 1951. The book will be available as a free Kindle download on March 26 to March 30. I thought some of your readers might be interested in getting a free copy. I have reviews on Amazon and Goodreads,

    Synopsis:
    Montreal, 1951. Rebecca Wiseman briefly meets a handsome young man at a college dance but has little hope of seeing him again. When Sol Gottesman tracks her down and asks her on a date, her joy mingles with disbelief when she learns he is extremely wealthy.

    Rebecca lives with her family in a working class Jewish neighborhood. When Sol takes her in a chauffeured Rolls-Royce to the most expensive restaurant in the city, Rebecca enters a world of upper-class privilege. Her romantic dreams are coming true.

    She soon learns that despite Sol’s outward charm, he lacks self-confidence and may be unreliable. On a visit to Mount Royal overlooking the city, Sol reveals the simmering conflicts in his family and his fears that his brother plans to drive him out of the family business. Rebecca’s wants to protect Sol, but helping him stand up to the pressure from family, puts her squarely in the midst of it all.

    When Sol becomes infatuated with her, Rebecca struggles to balance her determination to succeed in college with her growing desire for Sol. When class, religion, sexual inexperience and family secrets test their love, she strives to control events with humor and forgiveness, until a late night telephone call changes her life forever.

    Genesis of the Novel:
    Before going to work, I’d often meet an elderly Jewish woman in the coffee shop downstairs from my office. We talked ‘books,’ sharing a similar taste in fiction. When she learned that I was a writer, she told me many stories about her experiences growing up in Montreal before and after WWII. Her story about her engagement as an 18-year-old girl astounded me. With her permission I wrote a novel based on this incident.

    Dave Riese

    • Melissa says:

      That would be great Dave, except that if it is only available as a Kindle, people from my library would not be able to download it. However, I will post your comment, in case anyone is interested who has a Kindle! It does sound interesting. Too bad it isn’t published in print, I would have purchased a copy for our library. Good luck and all the best 🙂 Thank you for taking the time to leave me a comment on this.

  4. daveinboston says:

    I appreciate your getting back to me. The book is available in print through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and through several other online websites. Hopefully it can be ordered through a bookstore in Canada; I’ve sold several copies through independent bookstores here in the US.
    Once again thank you for your reply. So many times, I send out an email and never hear anything back.
    I enjoyed reading some of your blog posts.
    Dave.
    (Once my Kindle exclusivity is over the beginning of April, I will distribute it through Smashwords so it will be available through a wide variety of ebook choices.)

    • Melissa says:

      Hi Dave,
      I actually looked into it and I think I may be able to buy a copy in print for our library! It is definitely something the community here in Cote Saint-Luc would be interested in reading. I am going to try reading it first when we receive it. Looking forward to it 🙂

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