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An Unexpected Afterlife By Dan Sofer

 

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An Unexpected Afterlife
An Unexpected Afterlife

 

 

 AWARD WINNING AUTHOR DAN SOFER

An Unexpected Afterlife recently won a silver medal at the Readers’ Favorite 2017 Book Awards

 

 

 

STORY-LINE AN UNEXPECTED AFTERLIFE BY DAN SOFER:

Moshe Karlin’s life has taken an unusual turn.  After waking up naked and alone in the Mount of Olives Cemetery, Moshe thinks it’s the day after his birthday party.  However, he finds two years have passed, and unbelievably he was dead and buried.  Unable to understand what has happened, he consults with his local advisor, Rabbi Yosef.  Rabbi Yosef has an entirely different take on Moshe’s resurrection

Moshe finds he has lost his wife to his best friend and business partner, lost his home, and the business he worked to build is failing.  Meanwhile, as a mysterious prophet heads to the cemetery, everything changes in the blink of an eye; a man who thinks he’s someone he could not possibly be.  Or could he?

Come with Moshe as he travels a road of enlightenment, danger, and controversy.  My book reviews of An Unexpected Afterlife follows.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

Dan Sofer created an original, tantalizing, and intriguing drama in An Unexpected Afterlife.  Filled with fascinating facts of the Jewish faith, I found myself enthralled.  I have always wondered about the culture, practices, and worship of the Jewish religionSofer answered an array of my questions.  With vivid descriptions and skillful prose, Sofer grabbed me immediately and did not let go.

Sofer introduced a tantalizing concept through Rabbi Yosef of the valley of dry bones, the Resurrection of the Dead, the Prophet Elijah, and revelation of the Messiah.  If you are not familiar with Ezekiel 37, I partially quoted from the King James Version of the Bible below;  for more extensive reading see the above chapter in the Bible or on the internet.

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Devil Out Of Texas By Roger Raffee

 

Devil Out Of Texas By Roger Rafee
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STORY-LINE DEVIL OUT OF TEXAS By ROGER RAFFEE:

Author Roger Raffee‘s Devil Out Of Texas, taken from his family history, is an epic story of law, prejudice, and revolution.  With parts of the story true and part from Raffee’s vivid imagination, it’s mostly fiction.  The parts detailing his Grandfather Abe’s telling of the story and his famous friends are true.  For entertainment purposes, Raffee enlarged upon the story told to him in 1973.

Aaron Raffee, Jewish and son of a talented doctor, at a young age decided he would become a Texas Ranger.  Exposed to the Rangers by his Texas Ranger Doctor Father, Aaron’s determined to become the first Jewish Texas Ranger.  At 18 Aaron becomes a Texas Ranger;  so begins a life of law keeping, facing prejudice as a Jew, prejudice for the Mexicans, and finally at all cost seeking justice for all.  Intertwined into the story of Aaron, Rafee‘s grandfather will reveal his part in the Hollywood movie industry.

Come along with Roger Raffee as he detailed his great grandfathers journey and fame through his grandfather.  My historical western book reviews of Devil Out Of Texas follow.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, AND DEVELOPMENT:

Primarily a historical fiction novel, the reader also finds romance, deep emotion, and a vivid recounting of Aaron’s adventures.  Raffee skillfully wove his story-lines together as he takes us from 1973 to the 1800’s and back again.  Transitioning between time

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