Clements, Minnesota Author Houa Lor Publishes New Novel

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In this compelling book a woman's loveless marriage leads her into the arms of another man

Eclipse of the Heart, a new novel by Houa Lor, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

Perhaps she did it because she didn't want to hurt her children. Perhaps she did it because she made a vow. Or perhaps she did it because she didn't think she deserved any better. Whatever the reason, Marti stayed in her loveless marriage for twenty long years. But all that changed when she met Peter.

A housewife for so long, Marti finally gains a sense of self-worth when she gets a job at a local library. Her husband, Frank, doesn't realize the absence of his attention toward his wife only pushes her further into the arms of Peter, a regular library customer who catches the loving eyes of all of Marti's coworkers every time he steps foot in the door. Coincidentally, Marti's friend Nicole is also having marital problems. After deciding she needs to spice up her marriage, Nicole goes overboard to show her husband how much she needs and wants him but finally gives up when she feels unappreciated or loved.

Eclipse of the Heart defines the stress that can ensue when a marriage is never based on love to begin with. It powerfully demonstrates the age-old phrase "You don't know what you have until it's gone."

Author Houa Lor based the character Peter on her own husband, Ko, because she wanted the world to know how much happiness a man like him could bring to a woman's life. Born in Thailand, raised in Oshkosh, WI, and currently residing in Big Lake, MN, Ms. Lor is a freelance makeup artist and stylist. She and Ko share a daughter: Karina Kaoshoua Vang. Ms. Lor received her cosmetology degree from Scot Lewis School. She is currently attending creative writing classes at the Stratford Career Institute. Other than writing, Ms. Lor enjoys reading, nature walks, photography, movies, and fishing.

Eclipse of the Heart is a 94-page paperback with a retail price of $14.00. The ISBN is 978-0-8059-7815-5. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information or to request a review copy, please visit our virtual pressroom at or our online bookstore at


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