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Once a week or so I'll be posting a special blog that focuses on one of my books, whether it's a new release or an older title. This week the spotlight is on The Light at St. Silvan's which was released in February 2021 by Elk Lake Publishing of Plymouth, Massachusetts. You can check out the story line on the back cover and then read enthusiastic reviews by several female authors. It just might be a book you'd thoroughly enjoy. You can pick it up on Amazon in paperback or eBook.

Endorsements Powerful. Contemplative. Fun. The Light at St. Silvan’s delivers a delightful plot wrapped in lyric prose and stirs up inspiration like a true friend. What a treat! Congratulations to author Murray Pura for another page-turner. —Cathy Krafve, author of The Well: The Art of Drawing Out Authentic Conversations and host of Fireside Talk Radio

The Light at St. Silvan's by Murray Pura is more than a romance, more than another Amish read. This is a work of insight and poetry and imagery that immerses you in a world of healing and friendship and love. Once started, you will not put the novel down. —Carol McClain award-winning author of A New York Yankee on Stinking Creek and Borrowed Lives.

Murray Pura’s masterpiece, The Light at St. Silvan’s, is an illuminating delight. From the moment readers enter the mind of Amish widow Sara King, we are privy to her metamorphosis into becoming the writer, Lyyndenna Patrick—not quite ex- Amish, not quite “English.” With beautiful prose that seeps into the soul, to kitschy dialog with the English, and her own fantastical internal dialog, we are taken on a bittersweet spiritual journey that is painfully honest and elegantly hopeful. Pura’s artistry with words sculpts a story that is multi-dimensional and defies categorization. —Terri Gillespie, award-winning author of Making Eye Contact with God, The Hair Mavens Series, and Sweet Rivalry.

Murray’s storytelling shines in this new work, The Light of St. Silvan’s. Sara’s story of loss is universal, and told with a twist—she’s left the safety of the Amish community to discover who she is. I was drawn in and couldn’t put the book down. —Jane S. Daley, author Because of Grace, A Mother’s Journey from Grief to Hope

What impressed me most in Murray Pura’s story, The Light at St. Silvan’s, was the thoroughness in which the author fleshed out his protagonist’s crisis of lifestyle— not to be confused with crisis of faith. The raw and unpredictable power of the Atlantic Ocean served as an ideal metaphor for Lyyndenna’s cold, lonely journey. Though the protagonist had an Amish background, her story could easily resonate with any of us. —Clarice G. James, author, Doubleheader, The Girl He Knew, Party of One, Manhattan Grace.


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