Arlene Kurtis Pens New Book with Themes of Love, Deception

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‘Lila’s Hamsa’ dramatizes how positive organized religious community works for the common good

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A well-woven story brought to life by one plucky heroine, this heart stopping tale of romance will delight readers who hope to turn their dark pasts into bright futures.

Intrigued by how a person starting over can put together a new life, author Arlene Kurtis narrates a story of a woman who found the strength and the resolve to turn her personal tragedies into happiness. “Lila's Hamsa” (published by Xlibris) dramatizes this woman’s quest to finding true love and herself in the process.

After fleeing a disastrous marriage, Lila arrived in the small town of St. George where she finds solace and a deep loving relationship in the new identity she creates for herself. There she found ideals she could believe in and the love that she yearned for. But the time would come when her past would overwhelm her present and the good luck charm's magic could no longer protect her.

Focusing on a young woman’s journey to finding the right man and the right love, Kurtis' story, with its twists and turns, also highlights the positive effects of an organized religious community; how it can work for the common good and for the emotional health of the individual. “Many are grappling with religious identity, having left their religious practices behind,” says Kurtis, “This is one example of how affiliation with a religious community can make a person feel more whole.”

A well-woven story brought to life by one plucky heroine, this heart stopping tale of romance will delight readers who hope to turn their dark pasts into bright futures.

“Lila's Hamsa”
By Arlene Kurtis
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 230 pages | ISBN 9781499060393
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 230 pages | ISBN 9781499060409
E-Book | 230 pages | ISBN 9781499060386
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Arlene Kurtis was born in New York City and attended the High School of Music and Art (now LaGuardia H.S.), the University of Wisconsin and graduated from NYU with a government major. Kurtis has worked on screen magazines and edited women’s magazines. She married Alan A. Kurtis, an engineer, and they raised two children. Kurtis wrote two books and edited a local newspaper, worked for the City of New York at the City Record as an editor before moving to Florida with her husband in 1977. She then worked for Palm Beach Jewish World as cultural editor. She has written three non-fiction books before “Lila’s Hamsa.”

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