Author Phyllis Tamres Unveils a Heartrending Tale of Family Drama in New Fiction

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‘Maddy And Terri’ is a redolent and passionate book that tells a fascinating story of second chances and reveals some of life’s exciting mysteries and unique surprises.

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What happens if someone dies? It is believed that the soul exits the body and goes either to heaven or to hell. In Maddy And Terri by Phyllis Tamres, however, something peculiar happened. In her intent to continue her life and finish something that she had started, Maddy reincarnated as a gentile girl who now has a chance to tell her daughter what she longs to express all along. Will Maddy become successful on her mission? Readers can find out as they unravel the unexpected end of this poignant and dramatic tale about the mysteries of reincarnation and the true quintessence of love, acceptance and understanding.

This volume is about two children, Ronald and Terri, who believe they are reincarnations. Ronald thinks he is a girl in a past life. He finally comes to terms with his present sex and he is happy to be a homosexual male. His father, however, is a homophobic bigot who makes his son’s life miserable.

Terri, on the other hand, believes that in her previous life, she was an old Jewish woman. As she grows up, Terri speaks Yiddish and plays the piano. Later on, it becomes apparent that she is really not a reincarnation. The old Jewish woman, Maddy, is actually “sharing” Terri’s body until Terri can finish something that Maddy could not do while she was alive. There are two minds and souls within Terri’s body.

The story follows the children through the first 22 years of their lives. Terri has a wonderful family, including her older sister Roz. They are best friends forever and they do lots of fun things together. Her parents, confused by Terri’s uninvited guest to her body, are nevertheless embracing the situation with acceptance and understanding.

Maddy And Terri is sure to move and touch readers’ hearts and souls as it proves that second chance is something not everyone is privileged to have. It is a gift that needs to be treasured. In this tale of forgiveness and hope, Tamres reminds the readers to enjoy every minute of being alive for time can never be turned back. It encourages them to say what they been longing to express to their family and loved ones before everything becomes too late.

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About the Author
Phyllis Tamres is 81 years old. She lives in Florida with her husband of 62 years. ‘Maddy and Terri’ is her first completed novel. She has written, produced and directed five musical plays for her Florida condo. For the past 10 years, she has concentrated on designing websites and photo restorations.

Maddy And Terri* by Phyllis Tamres
Publication Date: February 25, 2013
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 181 pages; 978-1-4797-9220-7
Trade Hardback; $22.99; 181 pages; 978-1-4797-9221-4
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4797-9222-1

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