Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Presenting Paula Michelson 3.

Day 3 of Presenting Paula Michelson is about a new book!!

Naomi and Chaz know that miracles really do happen for at a friend’s wedding they reaffirmed their love and are Beginning Anew! Yet there are consequences that the couple must face. Will Chaz love and protect his wife? Will Naomi learn to trust Chaz? Find out in the first novel of Paula Rose Michelson’s four-book saga The Naomi Chronicles. 

Previously, in Book 2 of Casa de Naomi: The House of Blessing Naomi’s journey from pain to faith where she dealt with her husband’s rejection of her, and Chaz discovered that secrets were kept from him, and began his own journey of discovery enthralled readers. While their friends planned to use Nicco and Lucinda’s wedding to bring Chaz and Naomi together again, God had his hand on this star-crossed couple. 

Before that, in Book 1 of Casa de Naomi: The House of Blessing let readers experience Naomi’s journey from adolescence to womanhood, from frightened isolation to heiress with a mission and responsibility many would shirk placed upon her shoulders and kept them guessing especially when they realized that Naomi guarded two secrets. When Naomi married and fell in love with Chaz, she decided to tell him about herself. Before she could, Lola, a teenager she rescued from immigration, revealed her secrets. Hearing Chaz’s hate-filled words, and seeing many in Spanish Harlem turn away from her, Naomi fled.


This 5* review from Allison Kohn says, “Each book is better than the one before - and I wouldn't have thought it was possible. Every Christian needs to read these novels, because they are not just a beautiful love story, they are full of information we, as children of the living God, need to understand about other family members, and what better way to get that information then in three lovely romance books. More than romance - real love.

This is one of the paragraphs from the first book of The Naomi Chronicles: “Looking at her husband with unrestrained joy, Naomi nodded. ‘Please do not misunderstand me; I was content to go on as I had. Then you came along and turned my life from one of unknown waiting to an accompaniment, where each of us supports and enhances the other. Like a duet, where one takes the major keys and the other takes the minor keys.””

As you read, be still and let your soul sway to the music of their song. Paula Rose is God’s gift to His family and this woman’s writing is her gift to us. A gift should never be rejected, especially when it is from God and our sister both.”

Rhonda Nash-Hall’s 5 * Review of Beginning Anew says, “Wow, I am stunned at the bravery and courage I just experienced in reading The Naomi Chronicles--Book One--Beginning Anew. It is magnificent! I had so many questions which formed and were not answered as I read the Casa de Naomi books. I feel like (this book) brought closure to all of my questions about Naomi and her past and the history of the Jewish people. What a beautiful testimony of God's love and guidance! I personally feel that it was my favorite of the entire series! It seemed to truly get at the heart of the characters. It also left me wanting to know more about Chaz and Naomi.....I want them to have children and be happy and grow old together. I feel that Naomi has missed so much and deserves to live a joyful and abundant life was denied her in the past!!

Vonnee Lee’s (author Y.I Lee) 5* review says, “This book covers the first week of the newlyweds story who have now recommitted to each other after their fall out in the Casa de Naomi: The House of Blessing Book two. As with the authors other books this story well written with a poetic quality that draws the reader in. I enjoyed the book very much. The author gives great depth to all the characters especially Chaz who in the last book discovered he was a Jew and is now shocked at the change of attitude towards him by those who were once his friends. Although I didn’t like her in the other books, Lola is there again and what happens to her in this book comes as quite a shock, and made me feel more sympathetic towards her. I certainly understood Naomi’s anger when Chaz informed her that Lola was coming back to stay with them, as no one else would take her in. But without giving away a spoiler…Lola becomes good!

I was given a copy of ‘The Naomi Chronicles: Book one’ to read, in exchange for an honest review.”



Finished cleaning up from their meal, Chaz asked, “Now about the suite and our casita, we have much to do. Where do you want to start?” 
            “Let us shop for the things we need to get and then pack up Vida’s things as you suggested.”
            “Good.” Chaz dialed the cab company and requested a cab. “They said a cab will be here in minutes.” As he hurried Naomi hurried outside, she grabbed her purse.
            They sat on the porch swing. She nestled in his arms and smiled as she gazed at the garden. “It is the oddest thing, but everything is suddenly in bloom.” 
  “I thought that myself. Although I spent most of my time in Texas, if I am not
mistaken, nothing blooms to its fullest in the heat of summer.” 
            “You are right. By now many of the flowers are usually wilted or brown.”
            He pulled her close. “It would be a sorry sight indeed for others to never experience seeing something lovely bloom out of season.” 
Turning towards him, she saw him wink at her. “Are you alluding to something I should know?” 
            He kissed her. “I told you that day at the park, I am witnessing a miracle for you are blooming out of season.”  
            Sighing with pleasure, she smiled. “If that is true, it is because your love, which was once a promise, is becoming a reality.”
            “Mi amado… my beloved, it is true, all of it is true.”            
The cab pulled up. “Chaz, can we afford to be so extravagant?”
            “Naomi, you know I called them.”
“Well yes, but…”
“If this is being extravagant, than let us be that way when we are out together, especially since everything you have and all you told me speaks of a woman who has always been frugal.”
            “That is true. I always worried that what the adult niƱas gave would not be enough to help me rescue and keep girls, so I never touched the estate. As I told you before, I made a promise to Madre Vida to carry on as she did before me.” 
            “I understand,” he told her as they got into the cab. “Now your life has changed and with it, I believe, your priorities.”
            “Yes.” I would gladly follow you anywhere, she thought. Startled by what her heart knew was true, Naomi changed the subject by saying, “We can get the things for the big house and take care of our casita next week.”