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352. Alternative READ:Strings of Connection ~ Durk Simmons~

Title: Strings of Connection
Subtitle: Book one of the Witches in America Series
Author: Durk Simmons
Website of Author: http://www.myspace.com/durk_simmons
Publisher: AuthorHouse Publishing
Website of Publisher: http://www.authorhouse.com/
Genre: Fiction/Wicca/Children
Publication date: 2006
ISBN: 1425939392
Length: 244 pages
Format: Paperback

Strings of Connection: Book one of the Witches in America Series ~ Durk Simmons ~ AuthorHouse ~ Fiction/Children

Strings of Connection chronicles the Harper family line from the late 1600’s to the present day. It combines the basic tenets of Wiccan beliefs and practices with a witty and creative story line designed to be an introduction of Wiccan ideals to those unfamiliar, and a fun romp of magickal possibilities to those that are.

Strings of Connection ~ Durk Simmons

Yes! Woo hoo! Incredible! This book was read in one night by me, I never went to bed, I couldn’t put the book down! I was thrilled that finally, there was an author out there that was bold enough to put real Witchcraft in a book. I kept thinking while reading this book about all the fuss that the Harry Potter series caused with the Witchcraft and how very little true Witchcraft that it had in it. Here I was holding the golden book, the book I have wanted to read since I learned it was written. While there was some fantasy in this book, venturing off the path of Wicca, I enjoyed it so much! Who says all this doesn’t exist? Didn’t take place? Won’t take place? I have read so many books written about families involved in the Wiccan religion and this was the one that darn near made me dance with joy! I handed the book to my daughter, age 18, who refused to read the HP books because in her words, they were ‘cheesy’; I awoke the next morning to find my daughter still reading. She couldn’t put the book down either. We are both anticipating the arrival of the second book. That is one we will fight over for sure! Incredible book! Incredible author! If I had to say anything bad about this book, it would be simple. I didn’t like how Wicca kept being referred to as the ‘Old Religion’ when in actuality; Paganism is the ‘Old Religion’, Wicca came to be in the early 1960’s. Each time I read that, I kind of got a bit edgy. As for stars for this book…10, 100, 1000! Keep them coming Durk! My daughter and I are waiting!

About the Author:
My interests vary from science and philosophy, to the human condition and nanotechnology. Being in my forties allows me to see things from both sides, I can learn from those older than me, but I can still remember being young, and the perspective that entails. I read fantacy, non-fiction science and physics, Scientific American and the like. I’ve read all of Rober Jordans Wheel of time(to date), everything Raymond Buckland has written, enjoyed L Ron Hubbards decology, plus too many other series to mention. Musical likes are as varied from the Smashing Pumpkins to Bach, Eno, Fripp, Cake, Zappa, the Dead, little Feat I could go on and on.

Katrina Stiles
Alternative-Read.com Reviewer

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