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Moonlight on the Nantahala [Kindle Edition]

Micheal Rivers , Neal Hock
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)

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Book Description

An inspirational book about true love, family, friendship and the good that comes from experiencing life as it should be.


"...I loved this tale of undying love and dedicated friendship ... evocative and extraordinary modern fiction. Trust me, once you start putting it down will be one of the hardest things you will have to do."
-- Tracy Riva

"...a wonderfully funny surprise ending that makes the lives of all involved just fit in a way that can do nothing but give us all a little hope for the future."
-- Reviewer MoonShineArtSpot

Moonlight on the Nantahala is set in the Appalachian Mountains of Western North Carolina. It is a contemporary and woman's fiction novel with a hint of supernatural mixed in.

Who is the phantom dancing in the mist on the Nantahala River?


This tale of Edward Caulfield stands as a testament of the love he held in his heart for a woman he was never allowed to grow old with. Fate took Celia from Edward early in their marriage. On her deathbed Celia vowed they would be together again, not even death would separate them.

In his twilight years he moves closer to town yet keeps the old home by the river that he and his beloved Celia shared. He maintains the old home as a shrine to her to cope with his grief. Betty, his strong willed housekeeper and friend keeps the widower on his toes with her humorous criticisms. Lena, a young woman, often trespasses on the old man's property to sit by the river in deep thought. They exchange their secrets and stories eventually. Lena's emotionally abusive husband and crumbling marriage weighs heavily on Edward. He sees her like the daughter he never had and wants to protect her. Loneliness and learning to trust again forges a critically needed friendship for them.

On the Nantahala River's edge under an aging oak tree could the legacy of "The Perfect Rose" forever change a troubled heart?


Editorial Reviews

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"The writer really created wonderful characters and before the end of the book I felt such a wonderful feeling of love and joy for the people in the book."
-- Amazon Review 

"...This novel stirred my soul and left me moved beyond belief. Timeless and beautiful. Five stars is truly not worthy enough to rate how this story spoke to my heart."
- Michelle Hughes "The Books Debut"

"...descriptions are so wonderful, making you feel like you're right there in the story, a beautiful story and highly recommended!" 
- Jennifer at Can't Put It Down Reviews  

About the Author

Micheal Rivers a multi-genre author was born and raised in North Carolina. His bestseller Verliege was voted Supernatural Book of 2012. His first fiction was published in 2003 and re-released as The Black Witch in 2011. Moonlight on the Nantahala was widely received as an exceptional work of modern fiction. Additionally, he has two ghost anthologies published by Schiffer Publishing LTD. He is currently working on a new action/adventure series. Rivers served with the United States Marine Corps during Vietnam. He attended colleges in Illinois and North Carolina. He is a recognized authority as a paranormal investigator with over thirty years experience and provides his readers with some of his experiences woven into his paranormal thrillers. He is the lead investigator for the Smokey Mountain Ghost Trackers. facebook.com/SmokeyMtnGhostTrackers
The passions in his life are his family, the great outdoors, and his boxer Delilah affectionately known as DeeDee. 

Readers can contact him through his Website  michealrivers.com/
Or Email him   contact@michealrivers.com

Twitter: twitter.com/micheal_rivers or @micheal_rivers
Facebook Fan Page: facebook.com/MichealRivers.Author
 

More titles by Micheal  

 "Appalachia Mountain Folklore" December 2012 by Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.

"Verliege"  April 2012  
  
"The Black Witch"  May 2011

"Ghosts of the North Carolina Shores" January 2010 Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. 
         

Product Details

  • File Size: 409 KB
  • Print Length: 212 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005MLXUP4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #497,590 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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53 of 53 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AN UNCOMMOM FRIENDSHIP ~ AN UNDYING LOVE January 9, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I bought this book because I had read another work by the author, The Black Witch, which I thoroughly enjoyed. First, let me say these two books are nothing alike, and one of my first impressions after I began reading Moonlight On The Natahala was that Mr. Rivers is a very talented, diverse writer! Moonlight is a book about a love that transcends death, and a friendship that transcends generation. It is a story of hope and courage, and the willingness to open our hearts to accept the gifts we are being offered.
Rivers gives us an uncommon friendship which develops between the elderly protagonist, Edward Caulfield, and a young, troubled woman named Lena. These two unlikely friends reach out to one another, sharing their hopes, fears, and confidences, and in return, each gains what they need most at this point in their life. Through Edward and Lena, we come to realize how precious friendship is, and those that leave the most lasting mark on our lives may be the ones we least expected. In the end, we are left to ponder the workings of fate. Throughout the story we know Edward is ready to die, to join his beloved wife, but his weary body holds on. Destiny needs him, because Lena needs him, and her life is irrevocaby changed for the better because of the gift of this touching friendship, short lived as it was.
Moonlight On The Nantahala is an emotionally satisfing read that will remind everyone of the value each unique person has, and that who or what we need most in our lives may come from the last place we think to look.
Well done, Mr. Rivers! A real winner, I was not disappointed!
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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Moonlight on the Nantahala will haunt your soul! March 14, 2012
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This novel stirred my soul and left me moved beyond belief. The story is almost a memoir of Edward Caulfield's life and the love he had for his beautiful deceased wife, Celia. He shares his haunting tale through visits with a lonely young woman, Lena. Lena has her own troubled past that is detailed within. I felt as if I walked through every memory and heartbreak with the characters.

Timeless and beautiful, almost a romance with a remarkable intertwining of the spiritual world included as well. Five stars is truly not worthy enough to rate how this story spoke to my heart. Rivers has created a book that stands the test of time and I can see his work being enjoyed by other readers for generations to come.
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
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Michael Rivers does an extraordinary job with his modern fiction Moonlight on the Nantahala. It is evocative and it captures so thoroughly the spirit of this part of the Appalachians that I found it easy to picture the setting the around me. I may have an advantage some readers don't have; I am from outside of Asheville and so the areas Rivers speaks of are in my proverbial expanded back yard. In fact, this is part of what drew me to the book, but it was the storyline that made me stay.

Edward is elderly man, still very independent and living on his own with the help of a live-in housekeeper. He lives in a bungalow in town, but walks every day to the house he once shared with his wife Celia on the banks of the Nantahala. One day there is a young woman along the banks. For a time, three years in fact, she and Edward share the space along the bank, each in their own little area, until one day she finds out the property belongs to Edward, and belatedly asks his permission to be on his land.

Over time Lena, Edward and Edwards's housekeeper, and friend, Betty Curtis all begin a wonderful friendship, which includes in a strange fourth, Celia, Edward's long departed wife who he mourns every day and who occupies a place of honor in his daily conversation. The love Edward felt, and still feels for his beloved wife comes across clearly on the page as does his respect and affection for his housekeeper Betty. Also, the relationship between Edward and Lena grows and he sees her like the daughter he and Celia never had.

Lena is married to a philandering no-good man who could care less about her. He is more interested in the power she brings him through her family and the way she looks on his arm.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a refreshing read! December 6, 2012
By Keith
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Never read this author before this book but I was hooked shortly after the first chapter...great read for anyone that believes in everlasting love.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you have a facination with ghosts and haunted houses... September 24, 2011
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If you have a facination with ghosts and haunted houses like I do, and if you enjoy a great love story-you'll really enjoy this book!

Kathleen Hagburg~co-author of Getting Into The Zone
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Everything comes full circle. February 2, 2013
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Wonderfully written. The author captured love, friendship, loss, and sorrow beautifully.

The book was a refreshing reminder that true love exists in many forms.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Undying love and unique friendship. January 31, 2013
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Thoroughly enjoyed this read. Good storytelling, good character development - you could envision the house that Edward Caulfield built for his wife.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Story Of Love & Friendship December 22, 2012
By T Ford
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This is a beautifully written story about the love of a soul mate and friendship. It shows how love transcends death and hardships. A very good read.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars An awesome read!
I love anything by Micheal Rivers and Moonlight on the Nantahala is no exception. Fascinating, well written with an intriguing plot that will keep you turning pages.
Published 1 month ago by Deborah Sanders
5.0 out of 5 stars A great book!
I loved it - a story of lost loves and new loves, and a love that endures forever. A great read!
Published 1 month ago by Gloria M. Chism
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfull story
This book was one I stayed up late to read. A wonderfull story of love that lasted a lifetime. Well paced and plot lines moved along effortlesly with a satisfactory and charmning... Read more
Published 2 months ago by redress
4.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed this book.
It was a fairly interesting read, one in which i did enjoy. I found it too be very good read. I would recommend my friends to buy this book. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Darleena R. Anderson
2.0 out of 5 stars Not for me
This is the story of Edward who lost his true love Celia many years ago.

Edward befriends a troubled young woman called Lena and after years of Lena sitting at the... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Orchard Book Club
1.0 out of 5 stars Waste of time
As previous reviews stated: Slow, predictable, amateurish, and childish. I will only read and finish what I enjoy so I deleted it from my Kindle library after 50 pages.
Published 6 months ago by Clasina Gm Oneill
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful story...
Heartwarming story kept me riveted...fast and easy reading that I didn't want to end. I look forward to reading more of Michael Rivers works...
Published 6 months ago by PATMO
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Amazing Book
This is the third Michael Rivers book I have read. Just like Verliege and the Black Witch this book is full of thrills and non stop action. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Andrew
4.0 out of 5 stars The Way Life should be
This was a Very good read because this took me back, to a sweet love in the old days. Anyone that likes history or days gone by.
Published 11 months ago by Lookforward
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but starts off really slow
I received this book to give an honest review.

This was actually a really good read. It did take me a while to get into it, as it seemed to start of really slow. Read more
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More About the Author

BESTSELLING PARANORMAL THRILLER AUTHOR MICHEAL RIVERS is an Official Nominee for The Paranormal Awards 2014 and has won Supernatural Book of the Year 2012. His books have made the Kindle Top 100 Paid List several times and have hit #1 in Supernatural. He is a recognized authority as a paranormal investigator with over thirty years experience and provides his readers with some of his experiences woven into his paranormal thrillers. He is the lead investigator for the Smokey Mountain Ghost Trackers. https://www.facebook.com/SmokeyMtnGhostTrackers His boxer Delilah affectionately known as DeeDee accompanies him occasionally on investigations.

Visit Micheal's website http://michealrivers.com where you can be the first to find out about new releases and sign up for e-mail updates.

Follow him on Twitter https://twitter.com/micheal_rivers

Chat with him on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MichealRivers.Author

What others are saying about Micheal's books:

"...well written, completely engrossing..." - Michael Juvinall, Horror Society

"...I couldn't put the story aside..." - Mallory Heart Reviews


"...I loved this tale of undying love and dedicated friendship ... " - Tracy Riva


"...Like Gilman, Hodgson, and Lovecraft, the richness of dialog is not lacking in Rivers's prose...Rivers does not so much stand upon the shoulders of these giants as he rubs elbows with them."
- Amy K. Marshall, Staff Reviewer, Dark River Press

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