A Dance in the Woods

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Casa de Snapdragon LLC, 2007 - 396 pages
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Anna and William Benton felt secure with three beautiful children, a home in the desert of New Mexico, and a wonderful marriage. Then tragedy struck. Their eldest daughter, Beth, was admitted to a hospital with asthma. Just days later she suddenly passed away in the middle of the night, plunging Anna into the depths of depression with inexplicable pain in her body that she had never experienced before, To make matters worse, her military husband received orders to report for duty with his family to a small American community in the mountains of northern Italy, resulting in the loss of their home and stability at a time when they needed it most.

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A Dance in the Woods

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This is the story of Anna Benton and how she dealt with a daughter who self-slashed and passed away at the tender age of 21. Shortly after Anna's daughter passed away, her army husband received orders ... Read full review

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Janet K. Brennan lives in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains in Albuquerque, New Mexico with her husband, Arthur, and a great gray cat. Her short stories and poetry have been published in "Taj Mahal Review," December, 2004, and June, 2005. "Insights, a Collection of Contemporary Short Stories," Dec, 2004 where she is listed as "one of the best contemporary writers of our time." "SP Quill Magazine", both spring and summer issues, "Common Swords Magazine" 2005, "The Power of Prayerful Living," Doug Hill, Rodale Books, 2001. Most recently, she has been a contributor to "Chicken Soup for the Soul, most recently "Chicken Soup for the Christmas Soul 2008" She has also been in "International Who's Who in Poetry", 2004. Janet's most recent publications include short stories and poetry in the "Taj Mahal Review", Santosh Kumar, chief editor, 2005 and 2006 issues, and "Different Worlds, a Virtual Journey", a critically acclaimed publication for art and literature. Her colored pencil art-work and photography have been published in "Taj Mahal Review," 2005-2006 and she is currently writing book and manuscript reviews from authors around the globe. Janet's on-line publications include Strangeroad.com as well as Identity Theory where you can read her short stories, poetry and Philosophical essays, most recently "Existentialism; a Myopic View" Janet has released two books of poetry: "A Stronger Grace", Inspirational poetry, Casa de Snapdragon Publishing, and "Recollections of an Old Mind, West", Cyberwit Publishing. she and her husband are co-founders of their own publishing company, Casa de Snapdragon, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Janet is also the author of "The Harriet Murphy Stories", which are already receiving rave reviews and is expected to be in publication in the Spring or Summer of 2008. Janet's work is featured in "Earthships, a New Mecca, Anthology of New Mexican wrieters and is a featured poet on Mary Barnet's "The Poetry Magazine, Fall, 2007 issue. Her book reviews can be read in Richard Schiff's "Greenwich Village Gazette," a NYC Publication.

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