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From the Author

I originally conceived the idea for this book back in 1998. It was supposed to be about a scientist's attempt to clone Jesus Christ. That didn't work for a number of reasons, the main one being too many people were trying to write about that same scenario. That, and the fact that the story just didn't work. I've now published sixteen novels, but I also have a pile of manuscripts that were dead on arrival. Then, a new character appeared to me in a dream--I know, it sounds corny, but that's what happened! Ten years and even more rewrites later, I had finished the book I wanted to write...and the self-publishing era had begun. Perfect timing for a creative control freak like myself.

About the Author

Norma Beishir is the author of sixteen novels (so far) under her own name and her "Toni Collins" pseudonym. Fourteen of those novels were conventionally-published by Berkley Books (Penguin Putnam) and Sihouette (Harlequin). Many of her novels have been national bestsellers. She now collaborates with her son Collin and loves blogging, movies, animals and birds.

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  • File Size: 1055 KB
  • Print Length: 398 pages
  • Publisher: Creativia; 3 edition (January 15, 2014)
  • Publication Date: January 15, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0073YZ51A
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Norma Beishir can't remember ever wanting to be anything but a writer (okay, there was that brief period, age six through nine, when she wanted to be a jockey....). Once she was bitten by the bug, she didn't want to do anything but write. She got in trouble in class on a regular basis for writing when she should have been doing classwork--or paying attention to her teachers.


At sixteen, she naively sent a handwritten manuscript to a major publisher. She actually got a response. An editor had taken the time to read her manuscript and respond, writing that she had talent but wasn't yet ready for publication. (Just try to get an editor to do that these days. You're lucky to get the notorious form letter.)


She sold her first novel fifteen years later and has been writing ever since. After fourteen conventionally-published novels, she made the switch to self-publishing with Chasing the Wind in 2008--a decision she's never regretted.


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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By William Kendall on February 14, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
I've recently read the revised edition of the book, now released, which has been changed from third person point of view to first person, and the end result is an astonishing, powerful, and intimate story. The book follows a couple, Connor Mackenzie and Lynne Raven, as well as a number of other characters, telling an epic, sprawling tale of good versus evil through their eyes. The novel touches on archaeology, faith, destiny, and love throughout, intriguing the reader while taking them on a journey that touches down in places like Britain, Italy, Jerusalem, the Sinai, and New Zealand.

Lynne Raven is an archaeologist seeking physical proof of the Biblical Exodus in the Sinai. She's often far from her home and family in America, occasionally feeling the notion that time is catching up to her. Her work begins to be funded by Connor, who meets her by chance, finds her intriguing, and accompanies her to the dig site. He's a man of many secrets and difficult family relations with a sister, Sarah, and step-father, Edward. We find ourselves wondering at first if he's mentally stable. It's a question Connor himself wonders. He's a man who keeps himself at a distance, closed off from the world, the pain of his mother's death an overwhelming factor in his life. He also has, as we gradually see, an innate ability to heal with his own touch.

Gradually Connor and Lynne fall in love as they get to know each other, as Lynne gradually gets him to open up to her. Their courtship, such as it is, is filled with lightness and humour, Connor going out of his way to openly flirt with Lynne and win her over, and they marry. It doesn't take long before they're expecting a child, but circumstances quickly send them on the run.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Beth Muscat on January 18, 2011
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If you want love, romance, suspense, danger and a healthy amount of history all rolled up into one neat package, this would be the book to read.

It revolves around a religious archeologist named Lynne and a mysterious man named Connor. They meet and fall in love, but there's more. Connor has some secrets--like being able to heal the sick and the dying.

After getting married, and becoming pregnant, they must run for their lives. There are people that want Connor and his young son. When he must be separated from his young family, it is the hardest thing for him to do. But, he has to, in order to be reunited with them again, he must stay away.

This book is beyong a doubt, one of the best books I've read in a long time.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Kathleen Tuberty on April 20, 2009
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If you're looking for a short book to give half your attention to and read in a few hours, this is not the book for you. Chasing The Wind is an exciting book with interesting, believable characters and a solid plot all the way through. And...come on. You couldn't write a bad book with a character named Mr. Darcy if you tried! :) Basically the main character, Lynne, is a religious archaeologist who is currently working in Egypt, and she needs funding to continue to project. She meets Connor Mackenzie and the two of them immediately click, and Connor offers to ask his stepfather to get them funding, then insists on being taken to Egypt with Lynne. While Lynne is struggling with being the black sheep of her family and getting over her past heartbreaks, Connor has some secrets of his own that prevented him from ever falling in love before. So two people who have sworn off love inevitably fall for each other and spend most of the story on the run from Connor's past. It is a great book overall, and especially the characters are all fantastic. I definitely recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a good adventure that will take a while to get through, but is completely worth your time! :)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Eve Gaal on June 11, 2012
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"Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears. And how else can it be? The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain. Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter's oven? And is not the lute that soothes your spirit the very wood that was hollowed with knives?" From The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran

My friend Norma Beishir's book `Chasing the Wind' is one of the most beautiful and thrilling love stories I ever read. There is plot development on top of plot development and the careful weaving of suspense mixed with paranormal spiritual intrigue and touches of humor. Norma takes the oldest story in the book--the one about good and evil and transforms it into a masterpiece. You'll be riding around following behind the footsteps of an archeologist and a geneticist and watching masterminds shrouded in evil, who are drunk on gaining power in delightful scenes that take place in exciting locales like London, Cairo and Christchurch. The characters are formed into amazing likenesses of biblical proportions with names that make it easy to follow along. Obviously the guy called Dante can't be up to anything good and when he says, "Not everyone who worships is worshipping God," you know where his loyalties lie and you also know that you better buckle your seat belt for a fabulous ride.

Since I don't want to spoil anything by giving too much away, I just have to mention the things that I relate to in the book. There's a theme about nightmares and dreams and Norma's hero Conner says he saw the heroine's face in his dream decades before he actually meets her. My husband told me he dreamt of my face thirty or forty years before he met me.
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You need to have more customer reviews by people who are readers and not writers to see if they have a hard time following or not. In the end, we are writing for an audience and want them to understand and love our stories. I like what I have read of it, but I read the original one before, too,... Read More
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