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A Beckoning From Paradise
by Dr Robert E McGinnis   

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Young Adult/Teen

Publisher:  BookSurge ISBN-10:  1439206554 Type: 


Copyright:  Sept 17, 2008 ISBN-13:  9781439206553

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The Paradise Series

A young, well educated man is called home to an Indian tribe to lead. Harry Raven had no fore knowledge of his background due to his adoption soon after birth.

Harry Raven, educated with degrees in law and computer science is called back to lead the Wisnook Indians. He must first find who, what or where is calling him and then pass many trials before being accepted as chief of the tribe.   unbeknownst to him, he is in fact an Indian and he has many relatives among the tribe. Two members are especially attracted to him and he to them in turn. He will find out that these two beautiful young ladies are his cousins. Don't worry about romance, he will find his true love in book three.

Harry leaves Seattle an overweight, slovenly character with his newly found pet, Rocky. Rocky is a very large white mixed breed dog shown on the cover of book three. During the trials and training, Harry is transformed from what he was as a computer programming manager into a sleek, thin, well tanned man who would rather live in the outdoors than anywhere else. During this first couple years there will be encounters with regular mountain lions, rouge mountain lions and a spirit mountain lion known as White Panther, which is also the name of series three

A Dream Remakes A Life

You might think it weird that anyone would live in a cave in these modern times, but Harry would soon find someone who did. But, first, let me describe Harry and then the dream which led him to be the main character in this story.

Harry grew up having a delightful childhood. Two childless, wonderful, older people had adopted him at a very early age. These would be the only parents that Harry would ever know. He had no memory of his real parents or how he came to be adopted. He was found on the steps of a church, as a baby, with no connection to any past life whatsoever. As far as Harry was concerned, his adopted parents were his parents and he had no interest in seeking any other. Harry was given the best education possible, along with a very good upbringing.

Harry had many interests and loved reading and walking in the park. When possible, he would go to the woods near his home and walk for hours where he always felt close to nature. This experience gave him a longing for country life.

Harry was raised in a city; with very little experience of country life other than that which he found near his home and on his frequent vacations. Once in his early twenties, he had taken a vacation to a dude ranch in Colorado, but somehow, it didn’t click. He tried horseback riding and found it difficult and hard on his seat, especially, if he sat in the saddle too long. He did notice, that he felt drawn to the surrounding area, more so, than to the social aspect of the dude ranch. He never forgot the feeling he had of being far away from the city. He felt at peace, with a sense of freedom. During these visits to the dude ranches and parks, he sensed a tugging at his thoughts by some outside source.

His adopted father had an older brother in Tennessee, which Harry had visited a few times during his childhood. Harry’s adopted uncle, lived with his wife just outside a small town in a rural housing development. Here, he was able to walk down the road to the State Park, where his thoughts seemed free and at ease. He imagined what it would be like living outdoors and coping with wild animals and the other elements of nature. These were some of the best days in the memory of his childhood. He liked to take a lunch and spend the entire day just exploring and walking among the trees.
But, most of his life was in and around Seattle, with very little opportunity to expand his horizons due to being a devoted son and sticking close to elderly parents, who depended on him for many things.

In college, his double major of Law and Computer Programming, took most of his free time and when he was about to graduate, he was recruited by the biggest and best paying company in Seattle. He went to work for the Microsoft Corporation. He started out as an intern, became a full-fledged programmer and then promoted to lead, and finally into supervision. Harry was moving ahead at a rapid pace and being well compensated for his efforts.

Tragedy struck his family, for the first and only time. After he had been working for three years, both his parents, who were not young, even when they adopted him, died six months apart. Harry grieved for six months after the second death, with little or no interest in anything at all. It almost cost him his job, until he decided to sell the big house and move into a much smaller place. He thought he would rent an apartment until he found a place that he wanted to buy. His family left him a lot of money, but he was not interested in investing or doing anything with it, so he simply put it into a managed investment and forgot it. It was then that he lost himself in his work and began working long hours with few breaks. He took his vacation every year and usually went back to familiar places, in the several states east of California and Oregon. He looked forward to these vacations more and more. It was on one of these vacations that he had the dream that begins this story.

One evening after spending all day hiking up and down the cold mountains around Reno, Nevada, he went back to his motel feeling a little uneasy, sort of feverish, but not actually having a fever, he wanted to go to bed as soon as possible. He was very tired from his long day. Harry had gotten out of shape after his parents died and did not exercise while he was back home. He was overweight, and the excess baggage caused him to become very weary from his efforts of climbing over hills and rocks.

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