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Meet author Christine Nolfi!

I invited author Christine Nolfi to share with us today. As for me, I'm knee deep in studies!

Over to Christine now....

I first met my four children on the steps of an orphanage in the sweltering heat of the jungle. I’d traveled around the belly of the earth to arrive, and had nearly traveled into middle age. Certainly I was long past the age most folks start a family.



Despite my thin self-assurances, maturity hadn’t prepared me for motherhood. The kids were as badly abused and malnourished as any of the world’s Forgotten Children. My two younger daughters wore baby clothes even though they were nearing their 5th birthday. My older daughter (age 7) and my son (6) looked like toddlers.



Despite every cruelty the kids had endured they proved to be warm-hearted and brave in ways most of us can’t imagine. Each child harbored goodness, a deep-rooted decency that existed outside the hardships met. As the years passed, I was left wondering—how can children so badly abused rise above those memories to become surprisingly good?



That question drove the writing of The Tree of Everlasting Knowledge.



The novel addresses a truth about the human heart we should never take for granted—its ability to be drawn to the light. Yes, the world harbors darkness. Suffering and greed abound. What never make the headlines are the common moments of grace in everyday lives. People helping people. The love that secures a family. The acts of kindness that blossom every day.

If you’ve ever held an elderly parent’s hand or cradled a child in your arms; if you’ve ever waltzed across a dance floor with a man you love or smiled at a stranger for the sheer delight of sharing joy; rest assured—you, too are a Child of Light.

About the author:



Christine’s debut, Treasure Me, and her March 2012 release, The Tree of Everlasting Knowledge continue to earn 4- and 5-star reviews on Amazon, GoodReads and other sites. She has been writing novels full-time since 2004. Look for her next release, Second Chance Grill, in April.



Contact her at www.christinenolfi.com and @christinenolfi on Twitter.



Treasure Me on Amazon



The Tree of Everlasting Knowledge on Amazon

Thank you Christine for sharing with us today and all the best to you and your family! Congratulations on the release of The Tree of Everlasting Knowleedge and wishing you much success!

20 comments:

  1. Riya, many thanks for hosting my latest release today.

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  2. Such a beautiful family! Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Thank you Riya and Christine. This sounds like fascinating writing.

    Riya, I've left a comment on my site re HEA. Romance writing = HEA but Romantic writing, not necessarily. RomanticFridayWriters is romantic, not necessarily about the romance, more the story with just an element of romance. K?

    Denise

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  4. Hi Christine,

    Welcome to my site. Your story is so inspiring.

    Hello Romance Girl,

    Thanks for coming and reading!

    Hi Denise, thank you for the clarification re HEA! I'm always after a good romance novel with HEAs!

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  5. Its great to meet Christine and good luck with your release! And how cool to adopt the children.

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  6. It's great to meet you, Christine. What a great family you have. They're obviously very inspirational.

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  7. Hi Riya .. what an amazing woman Christine is .. and such a brilliant idea to write about her experiences .. Children of the Light - sounds like a very good read ..

    Cheers to you both .. Hilary

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  8. Aw, this book sounds wonderful! Your family is beautiful, Christine. Congrats on the release of your newest book!

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  9. Congratulations on your release, Christine, but most importantly congratulations on having such a giving/sharing heart.

    You've made a difference that most of us aspire to.

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  10. Stephen, adopting my four children was the best decision of my life. They're older now--three in college, the baby wrapping up high school. All are happy, healthy young adults.

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  11. Hilary, My apologies for the confusion. The title of my latest release is The Tree of Everlasting Knowledge. Of course Children of Light is the title of a seminal book on theology from the 1950s! It would make a great title for fiction, wouldn't it?

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  12. WOW, Christine! I finally got through to post. A bit complicated, but just had to tell you congrats on your new book. Sounds fantastic. Now if it's anything like TREASURE ME, I am in for a fun, exciting reading adventure.

    Yay you!

    Hugs - Betty
    P.S. Tell dear Barry hello for me. <3

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  13. How lovely!! What a beautiful family Christine!

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  14. Betty, my latest release is a bit darker than Treasure Me but just as uplifting. Frankly, I'm a bit stunned by the number of wonderful reviews. Phew!

    Clara, many thanks. I'm a proud Mom, that's for sure!

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  15. Oh wow, The Tree of Everlasting Knowledge sounds like a very special novel.

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  16. What a beautiful post. There is goodness and light despite all the bad things in this world.

    Congrats to Christine on the release.

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  17. You're family look beautiful and healthy. Thank you for sharing this with us!

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  18. Wow, what a fascinating story. Christine, your family is beautiful. Good luck with the book!

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  19. Awwww Christine Nolfi! You have a beautiful family!! They are gorgeous and as wonderful as mum! Yay!

    Thank you for sharing and good luck with your amazing book! Take care
    x

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