All posts tagged: Rush of Shadows

Author Scoop ~ Chatting Moments With Catherine Bell

When I first discovered Rush of Shadows, I believed it would be a remarkable read, and it didn’t disappoint (read the TBAP review). So I thought, why not reach out to Catherine, the author, and learn what she has to say about certain issues that were referenced in the book? I’m glad I did. If there’s one thing you’ll learn about Catherine, it’s that she’s exceedingly honest, not only in her writing, but in her answers. Join us below! Miranda: Hello Catherine! Delighted to have you visit TBAP. Please tell us a bit about yourself. Coffee or tea? Catherine: I usually drink a cup in my office sometime during the morning while I’m getting my act together before going to class. I teach high school English, and I like green or zinger herb tea. Teaching is my other calling, along with writing. I love reading great literature with teenagers, watching their minds grow. This fall we started with The Crucible, Equus, King Lear, Pride and Prejudice, and The Things They Carried. Miranda ~ Rush of Shadows …

Virtual Blog Tour & Book Review ~ Rush Of Shadows by Catherine Bell

It’s a tour stop! About the Book When American pioneers set their hearts on a California valley where Indians had been living for thousands of years, a period of uneasy appraisal emerged, followed by conflict and soon enough by genocide. The epic greed and violence of the 1850’s and 60’s has been brushed aside by history, conveniently forgotten in the pride of conquest. Willful ignorance and cruelty, terror and desperation were common in that time, but there were moments too of nobility and compassion, ingenuity and forgiveness, qualities which might have prevailed if certain things had been different. Rush of Shadows brings to life two freethinking women, Mellie, a white, and Bah Genre Historical General Fiction My Rating ***** (5 Stars) My Review This book was written in chronicle style, like a collection of journals from different people put together to narrate a single story. It begins with a young woman, Mellie, who was moving with her husband to settle in the South, and then comes in contact with some Native Americans—at the time, Indians—witnessing …