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Cloud Dancer Paperback – August 18, 2016
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College: Lycoming College - Williamsport, PA -Honorable service in the United States Navy -Taught 'Advanced Writing' at high school level -Actor - stage, film, TV commercials, model -National Sales Manager for large Textbook pulisher -Married to Julie Anne & lives in Lincoln's rolling hills of Kentucky
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Billy Ray Chitwood has crossed many genres with Cloud Dancer. It's most prominently a love story, but it also includes time travel, a touch of the paranormal, and gives us a taste of Cherokee history with 'The Trail of Tears', and just for good measure, there's also a murder.
It's 2017 and Blake Fielding is involved in a road traffic accident. Whilst receiving medication for pain relief he dreams of a beautiful woman, and is instantly transported back to 1838 where that beautiful woman is more than just a dream! I won't give anything away other than that.
The author's style of writing has a rather endearing quality about it, and it's clear that he truly writes from the heart. The storyline is intriguing as it moves between 1838 and 2017 - and there's a lot happening, but all the threads weave nicely together to create a well rounded, interesting, and entertaining read.
In the accident, Blake should have died, but he didn’t, and he wonders why he was spared. He certainly didn’t deserve it. He has a second chance, and in the midst of a bitter world afflicted by murders he doesn’t understand and mysteries he’s not sure he can solve, he finds love that has always eluded him.
“Cloud Dancer” is not a long book, the story moves along at a fast, intriguing, pace., and you will discover that Billy Ray’s writing has passages that border on literary fiction. His characters are real. They aren’t made of words. They are flesh and bone. They have their flaws, their weaknesses, and their strengths. They fail, but they never stop trying. They play the hand life deals them, and you are with them every step of the way.
“Cloud Dancer” is different, it’s emotional, it touches the heart, it is a joy to read. And just when I think I know what will happen next, I suddenly find I don’t.
A sudden car crash takes our hero Blake Fielding out of his busy life and into hospital where he experiences the surreal world of pain medication - until a time slip transports him even further, to the tragic events of the so called 'Trail of Tears'. Native Americans take him in, he meets and falls for a girl, just as one of America's darkest hours of history is about to happen.
There is a lot going on in this story, historically, romantically and plot wise. It never fails to engage with itsd beautiful prose and imaginative storyline. A very accomplished novel about meaning in life and inequality, love and honour.