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Moonlight on the Nantahala: A Novel [Kindle Edition]

Micheal Rivers , Neal Hock
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Edward Caulfield was not a simple man. Losing his wife early in their marriage he continued to live his life as a shrine to her. In his twilight years he encountered a troubled young woman. There were lessons to be learned from each other. With the spirit of his deceased wife by his side Edward Caulfield left behind a legacy in his words to ease a troubled heart.


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From the Author: A sincere thank you to those of you that have read, enjoyed and reviewed Moonlight on the Nantahala.
 

"...an extraordinary job with his modern fiction...evocative and it captures so thoroughly the spirit of this part of the Appalachians... it made me want to go searching for the real town Rivers based his fictional town on"
- Tracy Riva  Midwest Book 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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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #343,514 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
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 1 month 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 3 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 3 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 7 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 8 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
Published 10 months ago by Autumn Nauling
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok but something missing
I won't say I disliked this book but it wasn't one of my favorites. The story had premise. . . An older man befriends a troubled girl, but the writing seemed amateurish at times... Read more
Published 11 months ago by J. Lewis
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Wonderfully written, fiction or not to have a love as strong as Edward had for Celia would be amazing. I loved this book.
Published 11 months ago by bluebutterfly
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice narrative
"Nice" describes it. It's not great, but it's a pleasant read.The ghost aspects are a bit of a stretch, but it works out in the end.
Published 13 months ago by Christopher L. Brockman
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't miss reading this lovely story !!!!
A wonderfully crafted story that will leave you feeling good and somewhat misty. The Nantahala is indeed a mystical river.
Published 13 months ago by Brian M. Romer
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More 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. https://www.facebook.com/SmokeyMtnGhostTrackers
The passions in his life are his family, the great outdoors, and his boxer Delilah affectionately known as DeeDee.

You can write to Micheal at contact@michealrivers.com

Visit his website http://michealrivers.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/micheal_rivers or @micheal_rivers
Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/MichealRivers.Author




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