Becoming by Michelle Obama

Reading your book, your autobiography was mind-blowing, empowering! Thank you, Michelle Obama, for having written down your life for others to get to know you as a person.

I have a weakness for well-written biographies and autobiographies. When I have the feeling that I can witness a person’s life without any filters added, when I have the feeling I can really get to know a person, then I love reading the biography or autobiography (the latter have it far easier as we all know our own lives best).

This autobiography is just brilliant. It is super well written! When I finished the book, I had the feeling that I personally know the former First Lady of the USA, and that does mean something.

So, thank you, Michelle, for sharing your story. The story of you before your husband. The story of you with your husband and behind the scenes of the story we all think we knew, but that honestly, almost no one has a clue about.

This book was the first that I read in 2019, it was a Christmas present, and as it is a must-read book I read it straight away.

Becoming has turned into a sort of guide for me. It is empowering for young women. The book made me bring my reflexions of the past half year or so a bit further. Now, I am ready to jump, to take the next leap.

Like Michelle Obama when she was longing for professional change, I am now taking up networking, to test the waters, to see if something is out there.

And maybe Becoming will lead me and many other girls and women to make a difference. To find that power that keeps them going, to give them structure, a mission, a place, a purpose.

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The Halley Branch by Trent P. McDonald

Trevor, a young scientist, suddenly finds himself facing an evil so big, that for a person like you and I it would be impossible to grasp.

After a yearly family reunion, a distant cousin is under the curse of a long-deceased ancestor and memories, super-human powers and dangers come crashing down on Trevor.

Why is his girlfriend trying to kill him? How come he is seeing ghosts and talking with them? Why is he living the last moments of someone else? Why does everyone around him seem to know and remember things that he is completely oblivious to?

Almost against his will (willpower is something that he hadn’t had for year) Trevor is fighting off deamons.

The Halley Branch is a page-turner and the second full-length novel by Trent P. McDonald. Initially published on his blog over a few weeks, the story of supernatural and difficult family relations was turned into a full-length and full-depth novel. I do not in the slightest regret having read both, and I must say the final version is just brilliant.

What if some of us had powers to hurt, heal, work efficiently, communicate halfway across the world without using any mechanical means of communication?

I can only recommend this book to you. Okay if crypts and ghosts aren’t for you then I am sad to say you will be missing out on a great story. So, all “that’s not my genre” talk aside, give this book a go and you’ll see you too will sometimes think that you are Trevor.

Just remember events echo back and forth through time.

Where to find the book?

Paperback: Amazon France, Amazon Germany, Amazon UK, Amazon US

Kindle: Amazon France, Amazon Germany, Amazon UK, Amazon US

And the author?

Trent P. McDonald is a self-published author, check out his blog Trent’s World.

I have also had the immense pleasure to have Trent as a guest over the past few years.  In Santa’s Shadow, He Knows When You are Sleeping,  The Christmas StormThe Longest DayChristmas, 24x7x365The Truck Stop