Treasures in Clay Vessels

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Category: Self-published
Date Published: September 23, 2008
Number of Pages: 300
Print Price: $12.92
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In her book, Treasures in Clay Vessels, author Angela T. Pisaturo brings to the historical romance reader a profound story of acceptance, discoveries, and healing.

The book cover shows an image of a woman looking from the distance at breaking waves on a beach near a lighthouse. This is a depiction of one key scene of the story that will take the main character in a series of real life voyages with an unforeseen end.

The book begins with the main character, Nellie Parker and her family having dinner with the entertaining and very creative aunt Nellie. Young Nellie's life abruptly changes after this night when her entire family dies on a car accident. She is devastated by the loss of her family but comforted by her aunt Nellie who takes her niece under her care. But this happiness is short-lived. After the sudden death of her beloved aunt, Nellie finds herself in and out of the orphanage and several foster families.

While living with one of the foster families, Nellie has an argument with one of the daughters who angrily takes away Nellie's hot cup of tea from her hands and intentionally throws it on her face. This incident leaves Nellie emotionally wounded and scarred for life.

Nevertheless, opportunity arrives when Nellie turns twenty-one and inherits some money from her father that allows her to fulfill a childhood dream. She buys a bus ticket and moves away from her painful past and starts anew at Old Port, Portland. There she buys a property at Commercial Street, opens Aunt Nellie's Antique Boutique and takes residence on the cozy apartment on top of it.

Everything is going well for Nellie, until the day when renowned biblical archaeologist, Henry J. Lewiston arrives at Old Port with his colored trawler, My Sweet Lilly and moves into the apartment across from Nellie's antique shop. Mrs. Tanner, the town's bakery owner and main gossip, does not waste any time and informs Mr. Lewiston of Nellie's single status. Embarrassed, Nellie leaves the group of curious women that had gathered around Mr. Lewiston and returns to the refuge of her antique shop.

As the story unfolds, the seductive Mrs. Jenna Avery, owner of Widow Avery's Antique Emporium lures Mr. Lewiston and they start dating. Nellie is secretly jealous of Mrs. Avery since she has started to daydream about a possible romantic relationship with him. However, Nellie's painful past and scarred face makes her extremely uncomfortable around him. But God has a way to heal us all. He puts these two wounded souls together on the road to redemption. During one of their sailing trips, Mr. Lewiston takes Nellie to his favorite lighthouse. There, amid the rocks, Nellie finds an ancient clay vessel. This discovery will have a pivotal effect in their friendship as they will be traveling together to Jerusalem to find Treasures in Clay Vessels.

I highly recommend this page-turner of a book to historical romance readers looking for a unique, conservative, and engaging story where love conquers all and faith bring peace to those who believe in miracles.

ISBN-13: 978-1606478219
Original Language: English
Book Dimensions: 8 x 0.7 x 5 inches

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TANNIA E. ORTIZ-LOPÉS was born in Guayama, Puerto Rico and currently lives in Germany with her husband and two sons. She is a writer by profession, a mother by choice, and a wife by the covenant of marriage. She is author of the award winning book, _The Window To My Soul; My Walk with Jesus_ [1]_ _(2004 Tate Publishing) and its long-awaited Spanish translation, _El Espejo de mi Alma_ [2](2011 WinePress)_._ On May 1983 she graduated with honour and obtained an Associated Degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Puerto Rico, Ponce Campus (CUTPO). On December 1988 she obtained a Bachelor Degree in Secretarial Sciences from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus (R.U.M.). From 1988 until the year 2000, Tannia participated in the following Spanish poetry anthologies published by “El Editor Interamericano” located in Buenos Aires, Argentina: Americanto (1988), Poetas Hispanoamericanos Contemporaneos (1989), Patria Plural (1990), América Poética (1992),and Expoesía 2000 91996). These poems were published under the pen name of Thánatos Lopés. The author has also published her poetry and stories at “Storytime Tapestry Newsletter” and “Wt In Spirit” Christian Magazine, both located in Canada and at local newspapers in Puerto Rico. The Window To My Soul; My Walk With Jesus [3](ISBN 0-9753933-5-9 2044 TATE PUBLISHING) [3] [3]is a compendium of free-style inspirational poems, prayers and meditations. It is the author’s profession of her love for Jesus and of thanks to God for the many gifts and talents that He has given her. It also expresses her deep gratitude for God's sending His only begotten Son to die for her sins and allowing her and many more to find peace in Christ and an open door back to heaven. It is a total surrender to the teachings and guidance of the Holy Spirit during the study of the Scriptures. These poetic meditations are the author's way of pouring out her heart and soul while meditating on God's Word and the marvellous daily miracles in her life. “El Espejo de mi Alma (ISBN 1-4141-1439-7 2011 WINEPRESS PUBLISHING)_ is a__ remarkable and unique book, Tannia Ortiz-Lopés has created a spiritual legacy that will live in the hearts of all Christians until the end of time. Taking the Old Testament book of Job as her jumping-off point, Señora Ortiz-Lopés has responded to the philosophical queries raised, verse by verse, with her own prayers and aspirations. _ _This is a truly wonderful book, radiant, heartfelt, inspiring and insightful, that will not only gladden the hearts and sharpen the spirituality of all who read it, but provide solace for their hungry, seeking souls and instant entry into that luminous world of the Spirit where Christ Himself dwells.”__ _ John Howard Reid, prize-winning author, writing contests judge, publisher, editor, critic, and bookseller. Publisher of the Christian site, _Time with Tannia __( __ [4], where she published authors interview and her book reviews for [5], [6], [7], [8], and others. [8] In addition to writing the author also enjoys the art of photography, singing, and song-writing. Her stock photography portfolio is located at: [7] [9] [7] Her photos related gift could be purchased at: [10] [7]

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