MAD MAGGIE and the Wisdom of the Ancients (ECO-WARRIORS Book 3) Kindle Edition
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About the Author
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Publication date : February 4, 2017
- File size : 4248 KB
- Print length : 228 pages
- Publisher : Rod Raglin; 3rd edition (February 4, 2017)
- ASIN : B01MYG4LHK
- Language: : English
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1542952646
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #3,310,957 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Dieter Schmidt (Forsythe McIntyre & Reid solicitor) had arrived on the spot.
Margaret “Mad Maggie” Louise Whiteside (First Nations band) was speaking with Archie (Stó:lo
Nation tribe member) about the situation.
She had been summoned to save the Ancients on Deadman’s Island.
Corporal Richard (Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) had arrived also.
All rise the Honorable Judge Morrow is presiding in the Whiteside injunction case.
Tammy Westmark (Westmark Properties Inc. development co.) wants to get a restraining order against Jason (soon-to-be ex-husband).
What were the twisted sisters: Kirsten Gunderson & Kaia Gunderson up to?
I did not receive any type of compensation for reading & reviewing this book. While I receive free books from publishers & authors, I am under no obligation to write a positive review. Only an honest one.
A very awesome book cover, great font & writing style. A very well written thriller book. It was very easy for me to read/follow from start/finish & never a dull moment. There were no grammar/typo errors, nor any repetitive or out of line sequence sentences. Lots of exciting scenarios, with several twists/turns & a great set of unique characters to keep track of. This could also make another great thriller movie, or better yet a mini TV series. Not sure I understtod the full story content so I will only rate it at 4/5 stars.
Thank you for the free author; Amazon Digital Services LLC.; book
Tony Parsons MSW (Washburn)
Review from jeannie zelos book reviews
A curious book – it’s hard to categorise, part romance, part suspense/adventure, and part educational about the environment. I loved Maggie, felt so much for her. She just wanted to help people and live a life of peace, but her way of coping with her schizophrenia was to retreat into the woods and at times her behaviour was odd...there’s no saying otherwise. What happens when someone deviates from the norm? Yes, they get marginalised, bullied, persecuted and poor Maggie suffered all of those. Add in that her half brother, a selfish gambler, had power of attorney and wanted to sell the woods she lived in, for building, which would in turn bring money to the local town as well as clear all his debts, and you can why her objecting to it exacerbated her situation.
Dieter is the lawyer for her brother, comes to see her and gets a shock when she tells him to see a doc as he’s got lung cancer. He’s an odd man, very “buttoned up” and everything has its place, his life is all about order and the total opposite to Maggie’s and yet he’s drawn to her. When he does see the doc, super scathing as he’s one of those heath nuts who do everything right, he’s shocked at what he hears. Maggie was right. He goes back for answers, spends a week with her and his life is turned upside down.
I loved Maggie, share her ethos about the destruction of places and plants that may hold remedies and answers we need. We only have one planet and we need to protect it for future generations – sadly the £ and $ are king and profit is the bottom line usually when decisions are made. Of course small towns need support, but there must be something else we can do to help and not just these short term solutions. I liked that when Maggie gave remedies she always stressed tell the doctor about them. Its too easy to think nature holds all the answers and chemicals are bad, but its not that simple. As someone who owes her life to those chemicals when I had an advanced cancer I’m happy for herbals and other remedies to be used as well as conventional ones but not for replacement. Its a personal choice and patients need all the facts, not fluff and promises of miracle cures.
Maggie needed calm to keep her condition controllable and of course a big court case over her competency was the last thing she needed. The romance – I could feel the pull between her and Dieter, but understood his caution even though it hurt her. That's like real life, it’s not a simple love conquers all approach in reality – it works in books but this was more real, how it genuinely happens, where someone like Dieter was in love but didn’t know if he could cope with Maggie’s illness. Its a tough life when she’s likely to turn against him when in the throes of it, and he needed to be certain he could deal.
The townsfolk – we’ve all seen scenes like that, where people are happy to accept help when they need it, but then decry someone when the crowd demand it, and in this case the dirty side of religion and fanatics was brought in. I’m a live and let live person, but recognise those who wanted Maggie out for reasons – spurious of course – of religion. Really they’re scared of her being different, and that makes anything she does suspect and viewed with an eye to the worst. Somehow religion always brings out the fanatics, and this had shades of the Salem Witch trials....
Overall it was an interesting read, full of things to make the reader think, and some beautiful descriptions of the woods and swamps. Its easy when in the midst of somewhere isolated to start believing in the power of nature. We’ve some old trees in my garden, maybe 300 years or so, and I often wonder about what they’ve seen and what they think of progress....
Stars: Four. Its a one off read for me, not something I would have chosen and yet I really enjoyed it.
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