Christopher David Murphy is the author of two Shakespearean-style genre plays 'In the Years of the Ages' and 'Hildengrass'. He is currently finalizing his next novel, 'When Tomorrow Never Comes' and 'The Chronicles of Good and Evil - The Darkest Tower/Dracula's Lair', both due out in 2012. Also, the sequel to 'A Diary's House' is in the works - 'The Long Journey Home' due out the first part of 2013. For more information please contact us at :firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
A Diary's House: Where True Love Enduresby Christopher David Murphy
'A Diary's House' is based in the mountains of North Carolina just after the Civil War. It relates to the life of a young boy (Landon Hampshire) growing up in his youth, trying to become a young man, and who unwittingly discovers a diary through his journeys. The diary reveals the displaced generations of a lost world, the-once lost secrets held within, the bounty
'A Diary's House' is based in the mountains of North Carolina just after the Civil War. It relates to the life of a young boy (Landon Hampshire) growing up in his youth, trying to become a young man, and who unwittingly discovers a diary through his journeys. The diary reveals the displaced generations of a lost world, the-once lost secrets held within, the bounty of what true love really means, and the rekindling of lost love; a love never forgotten. It is of a mountain world delivered into the perilous times during the Trail of Tears, a sweeping romance which transcends time and place, the lingering love for a young Cherokee boy, the troubles and trials that this would present, and the endurance of true love throughout all times. 'A Diary's House' is more than a boy's journey into manhood, but the mysteries of so many lives unknowingly intertwined, now brought together in a climatic ending; all from the engrossing world embedded in a forgotten diary; a diary of a woman.
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Where to strart with this review? This book is unlike anything that I've read recently. It is the story of a young boy, Landon Hampshire, coming of age in turn of the century rural North Carolina. It is a complex story filled with well developed characters. The writing style is unusual and almost has the meter of the dialect of North Carolina. At time it felt like I was reading Huck Finn. It is filled with beautiful descriptions, mysticism, ghosts, and Native Cherokee legends mixed together to form an unusual storyline. The story is slow to start but as the author weaves his story you are drawn into it. During the story Landon finds that coming of age is not mearly surviving an extreme adventure, it is more a movement from egocentricity to an understanding of the world as a whole and your relationship with your family as being your world. Granted, this was a slow read but that allowed you to savor the descriptions and feeling that the author described. There are a few spelling mistakes, ceil rather than sill as an example, but, these did not detract from the story. This book would make an excellant long winter vacation read
a book for tha ages - in the tradition of tom sawyer and pride/prejudice all rolled up into one!
This book is the story of Landon Hampshire it starts out as on old man feeding food to birds and thinking about how one bird is very much a southern gentleman and names him Landon. Landon Hamshire ends up in a local diner and thinks back to his youth. The book tells about when he was born and how his father told him a story as a young boy about a Cherokee Legend the legend is a variation on the creation story. When he is a young man about to come into adulthood he decides with some friends to look for buried treasure that was hidden 150 years ago. There is alot of adventure of mysterious things about this book a man helps the build the boat then disappears at the last moment. Definitely a great book for people who love Cherokee history and legends and kids going on adventures into manhood. The only thing I felt that was hard with this book is it felt like too much was being thought or said, too wordy but otherwise a great story.