A WW II Love story
Today, I present a guest post from an author, poet and artist from Santa Monica, California.
Welcome, Uvi ...
Author of The Music of Us
(Included in A Touch of Passion)
Many writers find no joy in having to reach out to readers through social networking. I happened to thrive on it. Want to know my secret weapon? It is this: forming alliances with other writers and producing something special together, offering it to a combined pool of readers, through a process of creative collaboration. The most recent example of such a project is the new boxed set of twelve novels, written by bestselling, multiple award-winning, USA Today and NY Times authors. It is titled A Touch of Passion:
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My contribution to this boxed set is my newest novel--released only a month ago--titled The Music of Us. The story harkens back to the beginning of WWII. Built upon its historical timeline, it is infused with the music of the era. Here is a snippet of the lyrics I wrote for the story, to bring back that feel of the 1940’s”
Midnight came and went
The place is empty, I’m so lonely and so spent
So fill my cup
And let me tell you, before my time’s up
It’s too late to give, she won’t take
Nothing more to talk of
So make it one for the heartbreak
And one more for love
This is what my novel is about:
In 1970, Lenny can no longer deny that his wife is undergoing a profound change. Despite her relatively young age, her mind succumbs to forgetfulness. Now, he goes as far back as the moment he met Natasha during WWII, when he was a soldier and she—a star, brilliant yet illusive. Natasha was a riddle to him then, and to this day, with all the changes she has gone through, she still is.
“Digging into the past, mining its moments, trying to piece them together this way and that, dusting off each memory of Natasha, of how we were, the highs and lows of the music of us, to find out where the problem may have started?”
To their son, Ben, that may seem like an exercise in futility. For Lenny, it is a necessary process of discovery, one that is as tormenting as it is delightful. He often wonders: can we ever understand, truly understand each other—soldier and musician, man and woman, one heart and another? Will we ever again dance together to the same beat? Is there a point where we may still touch?
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Clancy's comment: Well done, Uvi. Thanks for being a guest. I hope this boxed set sells well.