Burning Brightby Suzanne Stone
During a summer not too long ago, the husband of English author Suzanne Stone took an opportunity to orate some of her poems to colleagues, friends and family. Due to the positive reaction that followed those readings, Stone was persuaded to reveal the extent of her extraordinary repertoire and as a result gained the confidence to produce this, her debut book.
Burning Bright is an anthology of life experience poems coupled with individual forewords, photographic and hand drawn images.
In the Foreword to the book, retired Police Captain, Douglas R. Mills previously of Charter Township of Clinton Police Department in Michigan, writes "As a people in today's world we have all experienced life's joys, sorrows, and disappointment. Suzanne Stone has put all these emotions in perspective.....As I reads through each one I found myself thinking, Hey, I've been there; I felt that; wow! she understands. I laughed, I cried, I felt comfort. I believe you will too."
Burning Bright is the first book of Suzanne Stone's - Life Collection Series (Lcs) published by Author House. At the time of going to press Stone is progressing with books two, and three.
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This book is full of experiences and memories that I think just about all of us have or will have at some time in our lives, the truth is most of those memories lay locked away in my head until I started to read this book, it was like unlocking my mind as the pages turned. I really rate having a foreword for each poem, it explained where the author was coming from when the motive or situation struck her to write each piece -M that helped me being a bloke!. I like the odd photo and drawings scattered around the pages it was just enough to get me thinking about the images counjoured up in my head. This author has certainly been there to some emotional places and too, exciting times like "flying high" reminded me of the first time I too went parascending. the most touching poem was for me was "A Million Times", Stone really got it right on that one, I could not imagine the pain of that experience and made me think again about sacrifice. In the book I got the impression this was an introduction to the author who seems to have stored some real gems in her notebooks and diaries, I can't wait for another installment as she suggests another book is on the way already. I will definately get that, as there looks like some good threads beginning to show for the future editions...please please don't stop writing Mrs Stone Had this book at work and the cover was noticed by a couple of amateur photographers in my office,..they rated the front cover, a relection of the Cathedral in Lichfield into a nearby lake?, exposure was excellent so hey authorhouse you got that right for the setting of the title. I think this will make a good present, its a steady read, leaves you wanting more and I found I could read bits over and over again and the perspective improved so making for a good conversation when someone else has read it. My girlfriend had me all over the place when we tried to agree on the emotions bought on with "A Million Times" and also the poem "My Little Place of Paradise". The "Tenerife" poem was just as I remember Los Americas up by Adeje, bang on, so I know the author must have been there, getting "La Gomera" in as well just convinced me all the more that she has been there and it really is an island you look at from Tenerife and think. Should I take the ferry and go over there to see it or not? Well, this has been a good poetry book for a bloke like me, I never thought I would enjoy reading poetry, I like the ryhming stuff and the way it tells a story each time has got my thumbs up. I think my parents will like the world war poem "Plank Motor Kid" too as it reminded me of black and white pathe news stuff when London was being bombed and the kids played in the rubble afterwards...yep I now where that present of this book is going now....