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A review of my book “The Eve Chronicles” by Diane DeVillers

My old friend Nancy gave me this wonderful review of my book “The Eve Chronicles” by Diane DeVillers, I now have two reviews which make the book more sellable. She and I worked together during the eighties at a nursing home, she was the activity director and I was her assistant. She taught me so much about how to keep the elderly interested in activities.
 
She had me do short works about the lives of so many of our residents. To this day I have them and from time to time I read them about their lives during the beginning of the 1900’s, in the day where living in Oregon meant they had father’s that worked as loggers one woman said her dad was a powder monkey, the loggers who used dynamite in certain situations to take trees down.We had sing-alongs, we played bowling, bingo, and other games, we helped them write letters, we listened to their stories. we gardened out back on the patio using raised beds so the people in wheelchairs could still garden. We took outings out into the community, and we read them the newspaper and chapters of books every day. Nancy taught me many good life skills which I used years later when I worked with adults with disabilities. The culture of acceptance and giving people dignity has served me well this day. She was one of my mentors and helped me grow and know my strengths as an independent woman.
 
We both loved literature and to this day talk about the books we were reading. She still lives over on the Oregon coast and her farm style home is filled to the brim with eclectic furnishing, she collects teacups, plants, cats, dogs, paintings. Whenever we get over to Yachats where we stay at the Adobe which is perched on the Oregon coast, we stop by her house. She’s one of those friends that when we get together it’s like no time has gone by, we are sisters, we are like Joni Mitchell sings about “Ladies of the Canyon.” She was one of the first people who encouraged me to write. She is still working as an assisted living activities director but has recently earmarked one day a week to do her own writing. Currently, she is working on a book about ghosts that we all live around every day. Her narrative style brings the reader into the moment and describes the sights, sounds, smells of the scenes her characters are in.
 
Here is the review my friend Nancy gave me on my author page of my Amazon page:
 
 
 
In the interest of full disclosure, I must say at the outset that I know the writer of The Eve Chronicles. That said, the impressions I experienced reading this work gave me insights and pleasures I did not expect! I was enchanted by her descriptions and details of the forester’s life I had not given thought to. I’d been aware of the remarkably hard work, of the constant exposure to (inclusion in) the demanding and beautiful natural world. I had forgotten, however, that to live in the wilderness means to live there at night too. I found myself mesmerized by the beautiful nocturnal descriptions in From the Waters of Coyote Springs —the sounds and images gleaned from inside a small tent, a tent that often felt to me like a personal space capsule, a private bubble that this remarkable sojourner inhabited at night, reflecting on her life, on the forest mysteries, reading, journaling, quietly playing her guitar, occasionally communing with another soul. Some of my favorite passages and moments take place inside that wondrous, womb-tent at night. The tent was a nursery-place for the formation of river dreams, vision, and a future self. A place of pure magic, that tent. I had never realized what the tent had been for her. ‘Eve’ was in the making; as a reader, I got to share that naissance. In the subsequent two novellas, Felix and Eve and The Arrangement, the evolution and maturing continues. Water and rivers are still the conveyors for the journey and form some of my favorite passages, but for me, the revelations from within the tent are the lasting images of The Eve Chronicles.”
 
Nancy always made me look good, thank you, dear friend.cover frontThe Eve Chronicles cover (2)
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Oregon author publishes “The Eve Chronicles” about a counterculture woman

http://www.amazon.com/Diane-DeVillers/e/B00BWY3Q9K Check out my author page about my book “The Eve Chronicles” by Diane DeVillers aka girlpower. Eve lives in her tent doing timber stand inventory for the Forest Service. She’s an independent woman who knows her own mind and lives her life by her own intent. The book has three books in a Eve series. the first book is “From the Waters of Coyote Springs”.

The second book ‘Felix and Eve” is when she moves to Gold Beach on the Oregon coast and spends the summer with an elderly man recovering from heart bi-pass surgery.

The third book is “The Arrangement” when Eve is now a retired baby boomer living on Moon Mt in Eugene Oregon, a friend, Vinnie lives in her back yard in a yurt. Every year Eve travels to Catalina island to spend the summer with a former lover. Vinnie is in love with Eve but remains silent.The remarkable life of a woman in Oregon who knows her own mind, and tries to find her place in the world.

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Oregon writer published in Setting Forth online magazine, her story “God lives in a nursing home in Wisconsin.

https://www.worldpulse.com/en/community/users/girlpower/posts/73464

Read my short story “God lives in a nursing home in Wisconsin” in Setting Forth and online magazine. And my poem “Waiting, Watching”. If you like them then go to amazon and look up “The Eve Chronicles” by Diane DeVillers

The Eve Chronicles

Three books make “The Eve Chronicles” by Diane DeVillers.

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Daughter and Father publish books from Wisconsin and Oregon

http://dide22.wix.com/diane-devillers#!blog/c112

https://dianedevillers.wordpress.com/2015/03/15/daughter-and-father-publish-books-from-wisconsin-and-oregon/

“The Eve Chronicles” begins when Eve moves west to the Wallowa Mts in eastern Oregon where she works in a forester crew doing timber inventory in the forest service near Joseph Oregon. She soon becomes known as “Queen of the Comeback” by the men in the crew. They live in tents and trailers moving camp as they make their way north across the forest. The first book ‘From the Waters of Coyote Springs.” where Eve tries to find her place in the world.

The second book ‘Felix and Eve” is when she moves to Gold Beach where she becomes a live in caregiver to an elderly man who just had bi-bass surgery. These two people from very different generations adapt to each other, Felix is set in his ways, and Eve is a go with the flow kind of person. At night he tells her about the good old days when he worked for Al Capone the notorious gangster back in Chicago during Prohibition.

The third book in “The Eve Chronicles” is ‘The Arrangement” where Eve a now retired baby boomer has bought a house on Moon Mt in Eugene. Her long time fried Vinnie lives in her back yard in a yurt. They play in a band together and spend the weekend of the Oregon Country Fair together. Then like every year she gets a letter with a skeleton key in it and she head south to Catalina Island. She spends the summer with a former lover who has multiple sclerosis.

Vinnie stays behind to harvest her gardens and is her caretaker. Vinnie is in love with Eve but remains silent.

http://www.amazon.com/Diane-DeVillers/e/B00BWY3Q9K%20

The remarkable life of a woman in Oregon who knows her own mind, and tries to find her place in the world.

The remarkable life of a woman in Oregon who knows her own mind, and tries to find her place in the worldcover for proof kens

Her father published his “The Stone Horse & Droshki” by Ken De Villers about the Korean War it’s a spy story in the mode of Tom Clancy, with lots of great research. The story is rich and full of history. How a half Sioux Indian half Russian man works his way up in the American Air Force only to ditch his plane and become one of Russia’s top Air Force officer.

Novel, The long description
The memoirs of Colonel General Yuri D. Danilov, born in the Ukraine,
Father an American full blood Oglala Sioux Indian. Mother a Ukrainian with
a close relationship to the Nikita Khrushchev family. Yuri Spends his
boyhood in Kiev, the Ukraine.

At age twenty he flies jet fighters as a member of the US Air Force in the
Korean War. He is recruited as a secret agent for the Soviet KGB. Leaving
Korea he is assigned to Edwards Air Force Base, California. In the late
1960’s he works on a top secret CIA project which develops the new
Lockheed U-2 spy plane. The CIA then uses these high flying jet planes
to over-fly the Soviet Union and gather data and photographs of secret
USSR military installations. In 1960 Yuri enables the Soviet air defense
to shoot down a CIA U-2 flown by Francis Gary Powers as it soars
over a Soviet military Base. When the CIA begins an investigation
looking for a suspected Soviet spy in US military ranks the KGB orders him
to return to Moscow.

Returning to his homeland he is allowed to serve in the Soviet Air Army.
Six months later Yuri is part of a group led by Premier Anastas Miloyan
which secretly meets in Mexico with US Attorney General Robert Kennedy
and a US delegation. In a long private session the two countries resolve
the dangerous October 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. In 1965 Yuri helps train
North Vietnam MIG pilots and he flies several combat missions against the
Americans. In December 1979 he commands all the Soviet Air Regiments
during their Intervention into Afghanistan. He serves four years in the war
and after being badly wounded he is transferred back to Moscow for
medical treatment.

During his long military career servicing in two super powers Air Force’s
he gets to meet Mikhail Gorbachev, Boris Yeltsen, Cosmonaut Yuri
Gagarin, Chuck Yeager and other notable aviation figures.

Yuri’s memoirs relate the inside view of the deadly political intrigue during
Soviet government secret changes. The USSR is a closed society
thus most of these events were never known to the Soviet people or the
world. We also follow his awaking to the failure of the Communist system.
Lastly this story relates the lasting love and devotion between Yuri and his
wife, the beautiful Japanese-Russian, Eiko Haraoka.

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my website on wix, check out my books.

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Read ‘The Eve Chronicles” by Diane DeVillers

https://plus.google.com/1102815941″The Eve Chronicles” follows Eve as she does timber inventory in the remote Wallowa Mts in eastern Oregon. “From the Waters of Coyote Springs” shows a free spirited woman holding her own in a camp of mostly men.They live in tents above the Coyote Springs and spend the days measuring the forest. Working in some of the most remote forests not far from Hells Canyon.

Then “Felix and Eve” tells the story of an elderly man who hires a young woman to be his live in caregiver for the summer after having heart by-pass surgery. Eve moves in with Felix in the coastal town of Gold Beach and they soon find out that such two different people from different generations can find a way to come together. Felix is set in his ways and Eve goes with the flow. Felix tells her stories of the good ole days when he worked for Al Capone the notorious gangster.

“The Arrangement” takes place in Eugene, Oregon where Eve a now retired baby boomer buys a house and property on Moon Mt. Vinnie lives in a yurt in her back yard. Every year Eve gets the same letter with a skeleton key in it. She leaves her home in the good hands of Vinnie who as caretaker takes care of her home and gardens while she travels to Catalina Island to spend the winter with a former lover, but it isn’t what you think.

Vinnie is in love with Eve but remains silent.

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