Sunday, September 4, 2011

"The Lily Dale Series" by Wendy Corsi Staub

You know two great passions are books and the paranormal. So when I get the chance to read a book combining the two, I'm truly in my element! I've read several nonfiction books on Lily Dale, a small town in Southwestern New York. In order to live there, you must first pass a rigorous test to prove you are a medium. In case YOU don't know what a medium is (which I doubt there is anyone who doesn't) it is someone who can communicate with deceased spirits. They actually have their own organized religion founded in Lily Dale in 1880.

What you say? You believe this hocus pocus stuff? Actually I do! Even though I adhere to the Christian belief system, I do not believe it has all the correct answers to life and death. The bible speaks of Everlasting Life. If life IS INDEED Everlasting then it cannot in my opinion, end at physical death. Having had more than one experience with Ghosts, I'm a believer that something unknown is going on here.

Meet Wendy Corsi Staub..........I just discovered Wendy's books
( she's written over 70 books) and she is now on my list of author's I love to read!I started with her 4 book Lily Dale series. It is listed as a "young adult" series, now I'm not a young adult, but I loved it! Could not lay it down!

Calla Delaney is seventeen and living in Tampa Florida, she has just lost her mother after a freak accident, her longtime boyfriend had recently dumped her for someone else, her father a Professor, is scheduled to leave for California on a 12 month teaching sabbatical, can it get any worse? Yes it can if you have to go live with your maternal Grandmother whom you hardly know in Lily Dale, NY and discover when you arrive, that everyone in Lily Dale including "Grammy" is a medium! When Calla discovers that she too has "the gift" things get riveting! If you are the least bit curious about "mediums" and what they do, this series is for you! The order of the books: Awakening-Believing-Connecting-Discovering.........

I also discovered among her list of books another book set in Lily Dale.........
I'm almost finished with this one and it is AWESOME !!!!!!!!

Those of you who TRUST my judgement on books know " if it ain't good" it doesn't get reviewed on THE WRITERS PORCH ! Happy Reading !


Arkansas Patti said...

Not sure I believe but I definitely do not, NOT believe. It does interest me and the book I occasionally work on has a paranormal theme that starts with the death of the main character. I guess I am in the "want to believe" group and have met several people who have had near death experiences.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Oh how I wish I would of read your post before going to College Station today. It is about an hour away from where I live and when I go there I always have to go to Barnes Noble. I would of loved to have gotten one of these books.
You know I have had some ghost experiences in this old house I live in.
Thanks for sharing these books can't wait to read them

Eggs In My Pocket said...

I have witnessed things, that I just cannot explain, no matter how logical. I always think to myself......"this is something I want to ask God about......when I get to meet Him." I am very curious when ever I hear about these kinds of things. blessings,Kathleen

Vicki Lane said...

I was surprised to find the paranormal edging its way into my books.

Will have to give this author a try.

My Grama's Soul said...

I love finding other book lovers......glad I found you.


Kathryn Magendie said...

I love how excited you always are about books and authors! :-D