Rancho Mirage, CA (Vocus) March 19, 2010
A surprisingly nerve-wracking read awaits everyone as prize-winning author DeAnn Lubell presents The Last Moon. Set in the island paradise of Martinique, near to its coastal town of St. Pierre (often referred to as the Little Paris of the West), this book will let readers rejoice for its intoxicating colonial charm, mystical culture, and truly alluring forbidden offerings. But as the dangerous and ugly side of St. Pierre unfolds, a deplorable sight will catch them by surprise.
The Last Moon is a historical fiction that provides an insight of those who bore witness to the picturesque and splendor of St. Pierre and its formidable inactive volcano, Mt. Pelée, blessed with rich dense jungles and mineral-healing waters. But behind Mt. Pelée’s innocence is an unpredictable nature—mighty enough to annihilate all life forms—reminding those living and working within its umbra of its supremacy. And true to its nature, this tale conveys the exterior refinement and loveliness that cloaks the interior dark, invisible nature akin to the world of crime and injustice that destroys a vulnerable city.
As Mt. Pelée erupted in a cloud of gas and fire in one of the most awesome and destructive pyrotechnic displays ever offered by nature on May 8, 1902, thirty thousand citizens lay dead or dying, and engulfed the town in flames. Mother Nature was not entirely to blame for this disaster. Who were the real culprits responsible for the occurrence of this devastating catastrophe?
Through The Last Moon, readers will discover various realizations and will find an amazing story that portrays the world of corrupt white French officials and men of business who placed politics, greed, and racial intolerance above the welfare of the island people. For more information on this book, log on to Xlibris.com.
About the Author
DeAnn Lubell is a prize-winning writer, publicist, and a teacher of the arts for more than thirty years. She produced seven well-known ballets and wrote one original. She has written many articles for the Palm Springs Life magazine, the Desert Sun, and the Desert Magazine. Published works include a novelette, historic and educational books for Little Folk Visuals, as well as a medical educational guide on the functions of the human body. The author sits on the governing Auxiliary Board of the Eisenhower Medical Center and handles public relations and development for Angel View Crippled Children’s Foundation, The Friends of the Rancho Mirage Library, Daughters of the American Revolution, Desert Samaritans for the Elderly, Palm Springs Women in Film and Television, People Hearing People Hear Again, U.S. VETS, as well as many other nonprofits and private enterprises.
The Last Moon * by DeAnn Lubell
Publication Date: March 4, 2010
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 283 pages; 978-1-4500-1443-4
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 283 pages; 978-1-4500-1444-1
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