Jean Marie Ivey’s new book “The Vine and the Cross” is an evocative time-traveling journey celebrating the music, ancient history, culture, and faith of the Republic of Georgia.
Recent release “The Vine and the Cross” from Page Publishing author Jean Marie Ivey is a stirring work of fiction bringing the music, landscape, and people in Georgian history to life.
Jean Marie Ivey, a great-grandmother, writer and image maker, folk choir director and singer, and living near Acadia National Park, Maine, has completed her book “The Vine and the Cross”: a compelling story inspired by the author’s own musical tours to the former Soviet republic of Georgia.
In 1987, during the Cold War, Alexandra, on a singing tour to the Republic of Georgia, USSR, found herself transported, through the Georgian music, to the fourth century AD, in a mystical journey full of mystery, romance, martyrdom, and ultimate faith that brought Christianity to that country.
Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Jean Marie Ivey’s book is a fascinating glimpse of a history and culture little-known to Western readers.
Readers who wish to experience this engrossing work can purchase “The Vine and the Cross” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.
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“Facts and Fancy” Explores the History and Essence of Mount Desert Island in Acadia
Coauthors Jean Marie Ivey and Donna Marie Lee have released “Facts and Fancy” (Page Publishing), a new book that provides practical information and history of Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park to visitors and inhabitants alike.
The writing team of Ivey and Lee is uniquely qualified to tell the story of Mount Desert Island. Ivey—writer, photographer, writer and illustrator, moved to Maine in 1966, and quickly become a member of the Acadia National Park Service Family. Lee—who holds a bachelor of arts degree from Smith College and a master of divinity by Andover Newton Theological School—developed her storytelling abilities while researching cultural history, sharing her vast knowledge of the island answering visitor’s questions while living and working in the park.
In “Facts and Fancy,” Ivey and Lee convey an advocacy of appreciation, respect, and awe for nature and heritage. The book emphasizes rehabilitating and preserving the beauty of nature, as well as the richness of history and culture for future generations to enjoy and learn from, as in this excerpt:
“In 1908, Eliza Homans, a woman from Boston who summered on MDI, became the first donor of land that would become Acadia National Park. She donated one hundred forty acres on Beehive Mountain, including a glacial cirque known today as The Bowl. It was the first donation to the Hancock County Trustees of Public Reservations and the second land trust in the nation. There is a memorial trail dedicated to her, in the vicinity of Sieur de Monts Springs.”
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from Page Publishing author Jean Marie Ivey
takes the reader on an ethereal journey through American history from the
Revolutionary War right up to the turn of the 20th century.
Jean Marie Ivey, an author who is no stranger to the publishing world with co-
author and illustration credentials from the books “Maine Paradise” and “Facts
and Fancy: Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island”, has completed her first
novel “Cassie’s Dream“: an enthralling voyage through time and location as
explored through the dreams and visions of the main character, Cassandra
“Cassandra Wright is a young girl living in Maine at the turn of the twentieth
century,” Ivey explains of her novel. “She has dreams of a pending disaster—a
mystery that needs to be solved.”
Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Ivey’s imaginative plotline
unravels through dreamscapes that bring Cassie and the reader through a family
history that includes Irish ancestor’s journey to America, the Civil War, and life in
Maine both contemporary and in the future.
“There is a mystery to be solved, and Cassie must find the answers,” Ivey
Readers who wish to experience this page-turning novel can purchase “Cassie’s
Dream” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon,
Google Play or Barnes and Noble.
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Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.t.
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