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Moonlight on the Nantahala [Kindle Edition]

Micheal Rivers , Neal Hock
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 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.

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.

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 can the legacy of "The Perfect Rose" forever change a troubled heart? 

Praise for Moonlight on the Nantahala 

"...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 - Midwest Book Reviewer

"...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." -  MoonShineArtSpot Book Reviewer



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 is the pseudonym for Mike Baugham. His Cherokee heritage prompted him to honor his great-grandfather and write under the name of Rivers. He grew up near the Outer Banks of North Carolina. His love of the sea and all it has to offer was the driving force of his first novel The Black Witch. As a child, he became aware of the supernatural world due to several experiences. A recognized authority as a paranormal investigator with more than thirty years of research, teaching classes and giving speeches provides his readers with some of his experiences woven into his paranormal thrillers. He is the lead investigator for the Smokey Mountain Ghost Trackers.

He has been writing since 1993 and was first published in 2003. His works include supernatural thrillers, literary fiction and ghost story anthologies published by Schiffer Publishing.

He is currently working on sequels. In addition, he is writing an action/adventure series that will be authored under his name Mike Baugham.

Micheal is a USMC veteran and served during Vietnam. The passions in his life are his wife, family, Boxer Delilah affectionately known as DeeDee, and the great outdoors.

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

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

"Ghosts of the North Carolina Shores" January 2010 Schiffer Publishing 
         

Product Details

  • File Size: 409 KB
  • Print Length: 212 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005MLXUP4
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #544,665 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
5.0 out of 5 stars Why I liked it. December 4, 2012
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it was very well written and had a nice twist that I liked. Love never dies is the main theme that I liked. Even tho it tackled the problem when a marriage can die. Just well done.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars never distancing himself from the wonderful memories of the love of...
An enjoyable sentimental read...

Micheal Rivers has the ability to reach into the thoughts of his fictional characters and bring them to realism. Read more
Published 1 month ago by avid reader
4.0 out of 5 stars Love, Friendship and Redemption with a touch of Paranormal
Edward Caulfield lost his love and soulmate, Celia, early in his life; however, he is sure that the womanly spirit that many have seen over the Nantahala River next to their house... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Kerry L. Reis
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good story, not to my normal taste though
Published 1 month ago by Katie Ashment
5.0 out of 5 stars What A Treat This Story Was
What a treat this story was. I wish it had a sequel because I became so engrossed with this engaging trio of characters that I'd love to know how Betty and Lena's lives developed... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Carla
5.0 out of 5 stars I am planning on saving this for my favorite re-read section
This book deserves a 10 star. I am planning on saving this for my favorite re-read section.
Published 2 months ago by Ruth from Minnesota
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet revenge.
I really enjoyed this book. The beginning was more of a tender reminiscence, but the second half of the book really was what caught my attention and hooked me. Read more
Published 3 months ago by pswinn
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Easy reading, a sweet love story.
Published 5 months ago by patalice
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very good book enjoyed from the first page to the last.
Published 5 months ago by Kathleen L. Lesley
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Sweet Mountain Story.
Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
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 7 months ago by Deborah Sanders
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More About the Author

BESTSELLING PARANORMAL THRILLER AUTHOR MICHEAL RIVERS won 1st Place Runner up at 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.

Micheal Rivers is the pseudonym for Mike Baugham. His Cherokee heritage prompted him to honor his great-grandfather and write under the name of Rivers. He grew up near the Outer Banks of North Carolina. His love of the sea and all it has to offer was the driving force of his first novel The Black Witch. As a child, he became aware of the supernatural world due to several experiences. A recognized authority as a paranormal investigator with more than thirty years of research, teaching classes and giving speeches provides his readers with some of his experiences woven into his paranormal thrillers. He is the lead investigator for the Smokey Mountain Ghost Trackers.

He has been writing since 1993 and was first published in 2003. His works include supernatural thrillers, literary fiction and ghost story anthologies published by Schiffer Publishing.

He is currently working on sequels. In addition, he is writing an action/adventure series that will be authored under his name Mike Baugham.

Micheal is a USMC veteran and served during Vietnam. The passions in his life are his wife, family, Boxer Delilah affectionately known as DeeDee, and the great outdoors.

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

Smokey Mountain Ghost Trackers https://www.facebook.com/SmokeyMtnGhostTrackers



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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