Mt Vernon, NY (PressExposure) June 02, 2011 -- A tale of love and loss, of passion and tragedy, and of the triumph of the spirit awaits readers in new Xlibris release.
Mt. Vernon, NY - Author Charles D. Blanchard marks his debut in the publishing world as he presents Mourning Doves After The Fire. Set against the backdrop of 1910 Pennsylvania, this new novel is a story of love and loss, of passion and tragedy, and of the triumph of the spirit in both man and beast.
Twenty-eight-year-old Abby Whitman is a secretary with an interest in classical music. She pays a visit to Dr. Raymond Fletcher, whom she secretly fancies, and he gives her the unfortunate news that she has cancer. Devoted to help Abby, Dr. Fletcher seeks the aid of a renowned doctor who has apparently discovered an experimental treatment that has proven to eradicate cancer. Abby now becomes under Dr. Fletcher's personal care and an appreciation for each other develops while her prognosis remains uncertain. Meanwhile, during a camping trip, Abby befriends a young girl who shares with her an interest in music, providing a dramatic change in her life.
A subplot to the human story involves a female mourning dove, recently widowed, and her bird neighbors who nest in the large oak tree near Abby's house. As the human story develops, so does the story of heartache and resolution for the birds as their own existence is constantly threatened. The birds serve as a witness to the human story around them as well as their own.
Poignant, gripping, and heartrending, Mourning Doves After The Fire will definitely touch the readers' hearts.
Charles D. Blanchard lives in Westchester County, NY. Mourning Doves After The Fire is his first book.
Published by Xlibris, interested parties may log on to [http://www.mourningdovesafterthefire.com]. The book available in ebook, hardcover, and paperback is 211 pages long and is available WORLDWIDE on Amazon and Amazon UK, Barnes & Noble many other online retailers.