Reviews -- EAGLES OF THE RAINBOW FOREVER Volume I and Volume 2, by Joanne E Galliher --
Volume 1 & Volume 2 -- “I’ve never read a book that really makes me see the scenes and characters as vividly as Joanne’s EAGLES OF THE RAINBOW FOREVER Volume 1 and Volume 2. It’s like watching a movie!
Brian Kingston, June 1, 2016, Australia.
Volume 1 -- “Joanne, you are an awesome writer! I'm halfway through the book and I am totally mind-blown! Really...! I can't wait to finish it. If the rest is as good as the 250 pages I've read so far, I can see it as a major motion picture in a Dances with Wolves sort of epic way. Thank you very much and thanks for blowing my mind with this incredible story!” – H, Tellez, Feb. 3, 2012, USA.
Volume 1 & Volume 2…“Each book is great...I have been drawn into the lives of these characters and have enjoyed experiencing the ups and downs...more so...the pictures you are able to paint with your words...My imagination seems to know just what to show my inner eye after I read a passage from the book...I find that there is a plethora of tears being shed for every reason under the sun...overall a good read! The book's message, illustrated over and over again, demonstrates the benefits of shedding one's prejudices and accepting people for who they are and what they bring to your own "place of peace". The vitriol evident in every facet of today’s society...the "us and them" definitions cry out for a message exactly contained and illustrated in this book...I hope all who read it take away a little more tolerance and acceptance for all their fellow human beings... Bravo Mz Galliher!” – J. Cancelmo, Jan. 28, 2012, USA
“Volume 1 and Volume 2, Eagles of the Rainbow Forever ...Truly a magnificent and inspirational novel. This reader literally melted into each page, each scene; the smells, the crispness of morning dew, the awe of dawn and dusk, all the while experiencing such an array of powerful emotions so carefully telling Joanne's story, but moreover, underscoring the main theme for the unity of mankind (two-leggeds). Anger, sorrow, love, passion, suffering, and even hatred were genuinely felt throughout this novels journey, along with great reverence for the Great Spirit, God, Mother Earth, Animal Medicine, Thunder, and Family. This novel is truly a wonderful and passionate work of art, and dedication to Joanne and her family's heritage and beyond question, well worth the journey.” – F. Obrien, Jan. 23, 2012, USA.
Volume 1 -- “Very creative in its narration, beautifully written. Joanne has a real way of putting into words, truth, sorrow, happiness, and Love. Ultimately it is a story of family, Love, and loyalty, with a strong sense of Place and time. It is moving and a credible story. Kudos to you Joanne. A great read.” – P. Fletcher, August 14, 2012, USA.
Volume 1 --“This book has been beautifully written and has captured me right from the beginning. I find it difficult to be enthralled by some books, but this novel has captured my senses, heart and soul. What a wonderful novel and I would recommend this to anyone who likes reading. What an author in the way she has captured the ability to visualize the story...made me feel part of the book - this does not often happen when I read novels, but has truly happened here. All I can say is AMAZING WRITING. My copy of this book will be treasured always and re read many times I am sure. Eagles of The Rainbow: An Awesome Hybrid takes pride of place on my bookshelf and have recommended it to my friends. Bring on more books like this. JUST AMAZING!’ – Z. Tapply, Aug. 13, 2012, Australia.
Volume 1 --“Just finished your novel’s volume one. I’m not kidding! I couldn’t put it down. It’s fantastic! Did more than keep my interest.” – J. Cox Oct. 10, 2011, Australia.
Volume 1 --“What a story! What a mind you must have to encompass such a broad spectrum of subjects in one book is really amazing. All my senses are awakened. You may have gathered that I have finished reading your book (in 2 nights) and I will read again soon. This is a story that people, young or old, regardless of race or gender should read.” R. Toohey, July 5, 2011, Australia *A cattle rancher who read 1st Edition copy.
Volumes 1, 2 & 3 – in manuscript form --“Captivating” “Excellent dialogue” “so vivid” “Unique twist about all forms of prejudices” “never read a book that moved me this much” “So very touching, heart-wrenching and gripping” “Truly makes me think about prejudice, war and peace and makes me sit back and examine my own conscience” “Many brainwashed attitudes and beliefs are redefined” “Truly shows awakening of basic humanitarian spiritual and moral issues” “Prejudice is re-examined in a very unique way”, from the Currumbin Book Club after I did a 2-hour reading of excerpts from the novel’s original manuscript, Dec. 10, 2003, Australia.
Eagles of the Rainbow: An Awesome Hybrid Volume 2, by Joanne E Galliher…
… The fact-fictional (inspired by true stories…Opens in 1864. 'The Sooner State,’ Oklahoma, booms as 50,000 people claim gold- and oil-laden land. It continues to give unique insight into prejudice. Skin color (whether white, brown, yellow, red or black) does not immune anyone from his or her struggle to learn that there is 'unity in diversity.’
As each of the six founders of 'Place of Peace' move to Wankan Tanka – Heaven, they smile with peaceful satisfaction knowing that their descendants will strive to live 'unity in diversity.’ Connor and First Light Bradigans's sons, Eagle Heart Sun Patrick and Robert's Feather embark on their Manhood Quests and Rite of Passages. One son discovers and lives by Dog Medicine or Loyalty. The other son struggles to live by Snake Medicine or learning to achieve Wholeness. The Bradigan's youngest, Eagle Dove makes 'Place of Peace' a haven for descendants of 'The Trail of Tears.’ Connor and First Light's grandson Daniel Bradigan finds his way to the Philippines. He is completely enchanted with these Islands and the people. He is a soldier in Dewey's 'One Day Battle' and 'The Boxer Rebellion.’ Another soldier, Jonas Hienrick sees the Filipinos as only 'a means to an end.’
Joanne's fictionally portrayed Cherokee-Irish-American grandfather and her Filipino grandmother (Daniel Bradigan and Angelica) fall deeply in-love. Their marriage is for eternity with their wedding in full, festive Filipino tradition including 'The Sanctus,’ 'Yugal' and the 'Unity Candle.’
Their son Daniel Bradigan ('Danny') finds a very special friendship with Alice Constance Hienrick. Their bond grows despite coming from families so opposite in values. The attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7th, 1941 changes everything and everyone. Danny, Constance, other 'half breeds' ('Mestizos') and Americans must cast aside their childhoods and in their early teens they become determined and keen survivors. Bullets, starvation, disease, bigotry and atrocities truly tax their hope to stay physically and emotionally alive.
Myriads of feelings are portrayed by teen-aged Guerrilla (Jungle) Fighters, refugees and soldiers. The 'Bataan 90-mile March;’ powerful nations breaking promises; bigotry; heinous atrocities committed by people of all racial backgrounds and the Atomic Bomb cannot break the war victims' spirits to live by one code: 'There must be Unity in Diversity, for Civilization to reach its highest potential.' Volume II's adventures, lessons and romances, pour into Volume III, which opens in 1949 and closes in 2018... a fictional portrayal of me, as Dawn Bradigan--and what adventures she lives! Immigrating her and her daughter from America to Australia in 1988. Lives without modernity on 25 acres of rainforests. Becomes a cowgirl or jillaroo in her late 50s...
Read Joanne's novel for free! It is published on inkitt.com Here's the link: http://www.inkitt.com/stories/drama/669354 *OR just go to www.inkitt.com and type EAGLES OF THE RAINBOW FOREVER Volume 1, in the search bar and click 'title.'
What's the ENTIRE trilogy all about?? Eagles of the Rainbow Forever, Volume 1, Volume 2 and Volume 3, by Joanne E Galliher...
This epic fact-fiction has been described as 'a pen mightier than prejudice.’ It is a fiction inspired by Joanne's East meets West ancestors-- Cherokee, Irish, German, Filipino and American --how they learn and live the essence of 'Unity in Diversity' or the meshing rather than the clashing of those cultures. They leave their descendants a legacy where there is NO racial, religious, age, gender or socio-economic prejudice. They unequivocally conclude that there is profound 'Wisdom from Wounding;’ for they are made better (not bitter) about the centuries of enslavement at the hands of many conquerors.
This fact-fictional tale (inspired by true stories) tantalizes the mind, heart and spirit with myriads of feelings, values and traditions. It is definitely for the reader who is: an unconditional lover of humanity, an adventurer, a seeker of profound wisdom, a realist yet idealist, a believer in eternal love and loyalty, a Nature-lover and a Mother Earth conservationist. It is written for those who appreciate traditions such as: Harvest Ceremony, Manhood Quest, St. Patrick's Day, October Fest, Christmas, 'First Footing' and other cultural traditions.
Joanne's heritage is a rare array of different flowers – White Rose (Cherokee), Shamrock/Snowdrop (Ireland), Blue Cornflower (Germany), Sampaguita (Philippines) and red Rose (America). This heritage bouquet is a rainbow. One 'flower' is not more stunning than another.
Limitless life lessons bloom from: The Trail of Tears, the Irish's centuries of conquerors, The Potato Famine , the German's centuries of conquerors, the Filipino's survival despite multi-cultural conquerors and the American colonialists' tenacious pioneer spirits.
Through Joanne's fictional characters, she leave a loving legacy founded on: “It is better to think World than to only think Country.” The entire Trilogy spans from 1833 to 2015, with Volume I spanning 1833-1863.
If you love Native American history, culture and fact-fictional stories... You will love Eagles of the Rainbow: An Awesome Hybrid Volume 1 in pdf/ebook version. It promises to--
*Once you read Volume 1... you'll want to continue this saga with Eagles of the Rainbow Forever, Volume 2 and Volume 3--takes you from 1860 to 2015!! Through the eyes of a Cherokee decendant who by Volume 2, adds Filipino, Irish and German to her multi-mix...
By Joanne E Galliher
...As a fact-fictional (inspired by true stories) ... it picks up in 1949, Danny Bradigan and Constance Hienrick marry and she is not 'the bride in white', nor is he 'the knight in shining armor.’
They desperately need some manuals - 'How to Have a Happy Marriage' and 'How to Raise Kids without Killing them.'
Catherine's conception leaves them a bit shell-shocked.
Then, Rosarita Beach, as if it's their 'Red Sea', sets them on fire with hot passion. And Dawn's birth (fictionally, Joanne) is their 'Lucky Charm.'
Danny wonders why he can't make a childlike he mixes his 'Scotch 'n water'... a child who is powerfully smart and with a soothing dab of 'save-the-world' attitude. Having Catherine and Dawn keeps Danny forever frazzled with frustration.
Constance, a 'greyhound at the gate', unstoppably races, climbing her career ladder. Her goal is to succeed, as 'the best' and the wealthiest. Housewives of the 1950's/1960's chastise her.
Their Hayward home becomes a 'laboratory' and they each add the parts to 'The Bradigan Family's Atomic Bomb'. Ironically other kids see the Bradigan's home as an 'Oasis' – a place of peace, laughter, acceptance, philosophical talk and Life direction.
For Catherine, 'the World is her oyster.’ Yet, Dawn (Joanne) knows that she's 'not the sharpest tool in the shed'. But how they flourish, as teenagers during The Flower-Power 1960's. How they question a president's assassination & the Vietnam War.
At 35 Dawn (Joanne) plows a new 'Road in her Life.’ She and her 9-year-old daughter make Australia their new home. No job, no furnishings and very little money... Joanne lives the song's lyrics: 'Don't mess with the girls out here. It's a wild 'n crazy chick frontier...' She savor rainforests, the 'Outback,’ living simply (but fully)... and then, in the quiet of Bothwell, Tasmania, Australia, Dawn (Joanne) gets a special ‘Second Chance at Life’… ending the trilogy in 2018. Note: There are countless beautiful scenes in volumes I, II & III; but please note, there are some coarse language, strong violence & explicit love-making & sex scenes.
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SUMMARY of EAGLES OF THE RAINBOW FOREVER Volume 1, by Joanne E Galliher
19th Century Cherokees such as First Light and Black Crow; along with European-Americans such as Irish immigrant/soldier Connor, create an amazing template for world peace. Amid the Trail of Tears, Great Potato Famine, and the American Civil War, they could stay bitter, but they choose to become better. And they eradicate every root of prejudice—racial, religious, age, gender, and socio-economic. Together they create a new homeland at the Lake of Cherokees in Oklahoma. They name it ‘Place of Peace’ because their Creeds and customs mesh instead of clash. As you read this epic tale of adventure, action, romance, spiritual enlightenment and communing with Nature, all your senses ignite. And amid today’s global divisions, this tale reignites your hope for humanity.
*There are Volume 2 and Volume 3… thus taking this trilogy right up through the year 2015.