A Quote Post Challenge!

I was nominated for this Challenge by Charles French at charlesfrenchonwordsreadingandwriting.wordpress.com, a great place to stop by an refresh your creativity. Thank you Charles for nominating me.

I love quotes, I always have. It is wise, I think, to gather wise words to live by and here are several that give strenght, hope, and love too!


“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.”
Albert Einstein


Oscar Wilde



“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
Oscar Wilde


Lewis Carol


“Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

Rumi“The wound (in your heart) is the place where the Light enters you.”





I nominate:

1. http://www.aviewtoabook.com

2. anotsojadedlife.wordpress.com

3. waywardspirit.wordpress.com 





Kurt Vonnegut: 8 Basics of Creative Writing. — A NOT SO JADED LIFE

Kurt Vonnegut created some of the most outrageously memorable novels of our time, such as Cat’s Cradle, Breakfast Of Champions, and Slaughterhouse Five. His work is a mesh of contradictions: both science fiction and literary, dark and funny, classic and counter-culture, warm-blooded and very cool. And it’s all completely unique. With his customary wisdom and […]

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A Review: A Veil of Time

A Book Review
A Book Review

A compelling tale of two Scotlands-one modern, one ancient-and the woman who parts the veil between them by  Claire R. McDougall

Imagine, if you can, waking up one morning to find you have gone back in time. You find it is difficult to breathe and you might even start hyperventilating. You hear strange noises as you sit underneath an outcrop of stones wondering “if there be dragons”.  You hear the sound of what might be Gaelic and hear what sounds like savages. Early human hunters are now climbing up the stone ridge not far from your hiding place. You suddenly realize, you are barefoot in your summer P.J.s, the ones that bought for a special occasion, rather sheer and lacy. The voices of the hunters are getting closer. You see them now! And, god save me, they see me.  The hunters are tall, broadly muscled and near naked. You close your eyes and click your heels three times, knowing you are not in Kansas anymore.

The following description of A Veil in Time describes perfectly what this book is about.The medication that treats Maggie’s seizures leaves her in a haze, but it can’t dull her grief at losing her daughter to the same condition. With her marriage dissolved and her son away at school, Maggie retreats to a cottage below the ruins of Dunadd, once the royal seat of Scotland. But is it fantasy or reality when she awakens in a bustling village within the massive walls of eighth-century Dunadd? In a time and place so strange yet somehow familiar, Maggie is drawn to the striking, somber Fergus, brother of the king and father of Illa, who bears a keen resemblance to Maggie’s late daughter. With each dreamlike journey to the past, Maggie grows closer to Fergus and embraces the possibility of staying in this Dunadd. But with present-day demands calling her back, can Maggie leave behind the Scottish prince who dubs her mo chridhe, my heart?

A Ship of Gossamer Wings




I pray for a ship of gossamer wings,

To ferry me back to whence I came,

I wish to see the centuries past

Till I come once more to that sacred place,

Where I left my heart, my love,

On a silent knoll, on Gaelic soil,

Beneath the shallow shale and stony plain,

On a winter’s cold white snow,

I wish I could remain,

Until I turn to dust upon his grave;

Fair winds, I know will come with spring,

Our spirits will rise to take, at last,

The ship of gossamer wings.

@kdemersdowdall 2016

A Saturday Book Review For Romantics


DreamspellI am a romantic and although I love a good mystery, a good thriller, and a terrifying horror story from time to time, I love a gloriously written love story. Dreamspell is G rated and is one of those stories that you will fall in love with. It is about hearts and souls, not the physicality that haunts so many romance stories.  It is difficult to find the words to express how emotionally driven this novel is and how I fell in love with this timeless love story, complete with trials and tribulations, betrayal and redemption that soar in this beautifully written historical romance. Of all the historical romance novels, I have read; this one will stay with me long after all the others have faded from my memory. There are heart-stopping moments, unparalleled bravery, a love that transcends time, and characters that come to life so vividly that you will know them as if you really do know them. This one, you must read and you will fall in love with it.