Local author to sign books at Castle in the Sky

Author Catherine Ulrich Brakefield (center) with customers at Faith Christian Bookstore in Flint.

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 By Catherine Minolli  cminolli@pageone-inc.com

IMLAY  CITY Local author Catherine Ulrich Brakefield will make an appearance at Castle in the Sky bookstore from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, December 16th.

Brakefield will sign her popular faith-based historic novels ‘Wilted Dandelions’ and ‘Swept into Destiny.’

Brakefield says the novels make great holiday gifts, and both stories bridge the gender gap-making them suitable for men and women alike.

“My novels are packed full with facts and informa­tion that oftentimes history teachers and professors rarely touch on,” Brakefield says. “I believe that is the main reason for their popu­larity.

Brakefield spent several years working as reporter and writing features some of them for the Tri-City Times. She’s also the author of historic reference books called ‘The Lapeer Area,’ and ‘Eastern Lapeer Area.’

“I would definitely say those people who love American history inside out enjoy my books,” she says.

“I find school age children ranging from 15 through to college level interested in these books as well as adults.”

Because of the interest, Brakefield’s ‘Swept into Destiny’ is now one of a four part series.

The second in the series — ‘Destiny’s Whirlwind’—will be released in April, 2018. Brakefield says more information about the series will be available at Saturday’s book signing.

She says she’s looking forward to catching up with old friends and meeting new ones.

“I am so excited to do a book signing at the new Castle in the Sky because I enjoy seeing all my friends again and sharing the great news about my most recent book,” she says.

Brakefield also has a tip for holiday shoppers.

“I’d like to tell every­one to buy a present this year that will inspire the heart and enrich the soul, a Christmas gift that can be continuously reopened,” she says.

“A good book, not just ‘Wilted’ or ‘Swept,’ can become a treasured memento that through the course of years and can entertain, inspire, and encourage a loved one. And patronize the family-owned stores, because that is where the heart of America lies. God Bless!”

Castle in the Sky book­store is located at 150 Bancroft Street, behind Gem & Diamond Specialists, downtown. Light refreshments will be served; all are welcome to attend.

For more information visit the website www. CatherineUlrichBrakefield. com for more information and http://www.facebook.com/ Castleintheskybooks/.




Inspire the Heart and Enrich the Soul!

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Join the celebration on December 2 from 1 to 4 p.m.

I will be at Faith Christian Store located at 4463 Miller Rd., Flint, Michigan on December 2 from 1 to 4 p.m. with my latest inspirational historical romance, Swept into Destiny, this is the first book of my four Destiny series.

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Light refreshments will be served, special gifts, and a destination tour guide will be available of my recent excursion on the research of Swept into Destiny, and my trip out west researching my award-winning novel, Wilted Dandelions.

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Swept into Destiny

One Brave Decision leads…To Serious Consequences…

First book of the four book Destiny series, Swept into Destiny relates the story of Irish immigrant Ben McConnell and his encounter with the spunky Maggie Gatlan. The story opens in 1857 in Tennessee. Maggie is loyal but impetuous, faithful but reckless, and as Civil War sweeps the horizon, she finds herself falling in love with Ben McConnell. Her loyalty to her heritage now holds her heart in bondage and her life in peril…

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The Second Great Awakening has stirred Her soul.

       High-spirited Rachael Rothburn and strong-willed Jonathan Wheaton want to share the salvation message with the Indians. Neither wants a spouse, but agrees on a marriage of convenience. The pair set off for Oregon. In the process of co-existing, they discover God doesn’t create coincidences—He designs possibilities.