Mystical and Inspirational books from Jennifer Morse
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Thank you Writer's Digest for the solid 5 STARS. We are honored once again
Structure, Organization, and Pacing:
Spelling, Punctuation, and Grammar:5
Production Quality and Cover Design: 5
Plot and Story Appeal: 5
Character Appeal and Development:5
Voice and Writing Style: 5
Judge’s Commentary*: A fascinating take on the mythology of fairy tales, with a fabulous truth delivered: “if we focus on the time prior to change, we become discouraged.” When we think about the Cinderella fairy tale, we certainly spend enough time thinking about Cinderella’s many negative influences, which then primes us for what comes after her metamorphosis. Well done. A reminder to the reader that the hard times are simply part of their success story. We get an important lesson not to get stuck in those early challenges. We need to squeeze every failure and unfair break for its lessons. Author does a marvelous job describing settings with sensory details that bring us into the story. And we also get a lovely dose of the spiritual, such as wondering if her parents watch over her. We can easily make the leap to wondering if God is truly watching over us. Do we still have access to that unconditional love and belief in us that shores us up? Fabulous, layered inspiration here. I loved how the author describes the fairy as ‘unshakeable in her optimism,’ a reminder that we need that type of influence in our lives, and if we can’t find it in another, we must be that way for ourselves. Brilliantly done. We have a great pace here, through a fully-realized story and multi-dimensional characters that light up our connection to the story we know and give us a new POV to the fairy influence beyond what we initially knew. Well done. I loved the elemental power of water running as a theme through the story, with an earth-connected heart to the story that taps into the well-described ‘hum of life.’ Some gorgeous phrasing here, and a fresh take on what fairy tales mean to us, how essential they are to believing in the magic within ourselves.
About a week ago Amazon dropped the purchase price of The Way of The Fairy Godmother to FREE. We were surprised because we did not request it. Amazon is not answering our email asking "what's up?" So, because we believe everything happens for a reason and over 1,000 people have downloaded the FREE offer and, since we are all about the POSITIVE....lets roll with it. Enjoy!
A sophisticated story of empowerment and mysticism balanced with science and wrapped in the rich symbolic language of the fairy tale. Cinderella journeys around the cardinal points of the compass studying with a Fairy Godmother for each direction. She must awaken to the Four Directions on her quest to wholeness and the totality required to become Queen.
FROM THE MIDWEST BOOK REVIEWS senior editor Diane Donavan
"A powerful examination of vulnerability and change that takes the trappings of a well-worn fairytale and injects it with new life. Readers of psychology, fantasy retellings, and self-help books will find Fairy Godmothers of The Four Directions a satisfyingly different approach that succeeds in packing much food for thought into what initially appears to be a simple retelling."
If fairy tales are like life, filled with insurmountable obstacles and heart breaking tragedies, how do we find happiness? Be honest, we are all looking for our happily-ever-after. To find her happiness Cinderella is required to transform from a girl into a Princess. Only a Princess can marry the Prince. This is fairytale speak for becoming a whole person. And the journey to wholeness is through the Four Directions, for her and for you, too.
The Prince explains, "Each direction is a paradigm for inward knowledge and worldly knowledge. A Fairy Godmother will introduce you to the qualities of their specific direction. Resolve the challenges and awaken... Together the Four Directions form the beginning of wisdom. Find the center of the Four Directions to claim your throne."
Like you and me, Cinderella is confused. "Four Directions? Fairy Godmothers? A Throne?"
Prince said, “There are many Fairy Godmothers. I studied with a different Fairy Godmother for each cardinal direction.” He added, “The dangers inherent in running a Kingdom are immense. People have agenda's, they cover deceit with distractions, and some are just plain dangerous when they don't get what they want. The Kingdom (life) requires you know your strengths, see past manipulation and deceit. The Four Directions will teach you..." Experience the adventures with Cinderella as she studies with The Fairy Godmothers of the Four Directions.