Carol Brannin’s newly released “The Hero, the Protector, the Healer, and the Lover” presents an exciting journey of friendship, love, and facing life’s trials

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“The Hero, the Protector, the Healer, and the Lover” from Christian Faith Publishing author Carol Brannin is a wonderful tale of the friendship of four different individuals that grew throughout the many struggles of life they were faced with over the years.

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“The Hero, the Protector, the Healer, and the Lover”: a captivating novel that accounts the stories of Gene, Mike, Carol, and John as they began a long-lasting and life-changing friendship that they carried throughout hardships and shared moments. “The Hero, the Protector, the Healer, and the Lover” is the creation of published author Carol Brannin, a writer from Kansas City, Kansas. She has been a caregiver for seven family members and friends, all on a voluntary basis. She feels that being a caregiver is the most rewarding work she has ever done.

Brannin shares, “At a graduation ceremony at a large Midwestern high school in 1964, three fine young men from different walks of life and a kind young woman formed a friendship that would last for many years. They loved and cared for one another through hardships and shared their strengths and hearts.

“Gene Sandusky—popular and admired by all. He was gentle and sensitive yet exceptionally charismatic. Gene was a football quarterback and magic on the basketball court. He was class president, graduation speaker, and recipient of scholarships and awards. To Carol, he was the kindest, most handsome man, but somewhat sad. Gene was highly respected, and he was the hero.

“Mike McVary—brilliant, athletic, and wealthy. He could have gone to the best college, but he chose to go to Vietnam instead. He was generous to a fault and helped veterans and his friends although there were some things his money couldn’t buy. He was extremely protective, especially of Carol. Mike had an infectious, pleasant personality, and he was the protector.

“Carol Sullivan—kind, pretty, and smart. Alongside Mike, she was considered rebellious and denied honors and scholarships. She was a generous girl who gave of her heart. When her friends were ill or injured, she knew how to help and heal them. She carried many secrets locked within her heart. Carol was very strong, and she was the healer.

“John Kelley—abused as a child and handicapped, but he always smiled. His three friends tried to make his life easier. Even though growing up in extreme poverty, John had a sweet nature and loved everyone. No matter how many times he was knocked down, he always got up and tried again. John was a survivor, and he was the lover.”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Carol Brannin’s new book is a profound story in journeys filled with endless trials and situations that greatly challenged the four protagonists and shaped them into who they are now. Readers will surely be interested to know how their lives turned out the moment after they left school.

View a synopsis of “The Hero, the Protector, the Healer, and the Lover” on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase “The Hero, the Protector, the Healer, and the Lover” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “The Hero, the Protector, the Healer, and the Lover,” contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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