Messages from Nature

Collection of Short Stories about Animals and Vignettes

Non-Fiction - Animals
171 Pages
Reviewed on 06/01/2012
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Free Book Program, which is open to all readers and is completely free. The author will provide you with a free copy of their book in exchange for an honest review. You and the author will discuss what sites you will post your review to and what kind of copy of the book you would like to receive (eBook, PDF, Word, paperback, etc.). To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

Author Biography

Literary Lady, Dr. Patricia Daly-Lipe, is an Author, Artist and Speaker. Patricia has written five books Messages from Nature, (a collection of short stories about animals, the high seas, and nature); A CRUEL CALM, Paris Between the Wars (a historical fiction); Myth, Magic and Metaphor, A Journey into the Heart of Creativity; ALL ALONE, Washington to Rome, A '60s Memoir; and La Jolla, A Celebration of Its Past. The La Jolla book published by SunBelt Publications, was the Winner of the San Diego Books Awards in 2002. A Cruel Calm (1st edition: Forbidden Loves) won the 1st Runner-Up for Fiction JADA Trophy and the Finalist Award.
Patricia is the past President of the National League of American Pen Women-La Jolla Branch, and the recipient of the 2004 Woman of Achievement Award from the NLAPW-La Jolla. She was also President of the Washington, DC Branch of NLAPW. In 2007, Patricia was speaker for the National Capital District 36 Toastmasters 2007 Spring Conference. Her presentation was titled 'The Power of Words'.
In 2010, Patricia was recognized as a VIP in the Cambridge Who's Who.
Patricia has written for the Evening Star Newspaper in Washington, the Beach and Bay Press including La Jolla Village News in California, and The Georgetowner and Uptowner Newspapers in Washington as well as several magazines across the country.
Her presentations have covered all aspects of writing for literary groups as well as colleges and universities.
In her "spare" time, Patriciahas been rescuing thoroughbred horses. In the late '70s and '80s, she raised and raced them.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Joy Hannabass for Readers' Favorite

In her book “Messages from Nature,” Patricia Daly-Lipe gives her readers a collection of interesting short stories about many areas of the journey of life. She also includes a really nice tale written by her late father, which to me was a great honor to read. In this book, you will find stories about animals and the lessons we learn from them as their tale unfolds; about Adventures in the world of waters wild; ahe evolutionary journey with man and nature; and the last section is 'Poetic Meditations' the author has given her readers. I especially enjoyed the first section of this book with the animal stories. I was saddened by the story of Shawnara, the adorable mare that didn’t live, but what a precious animal to love! And my favorite was Woodstock, a small furry pup found on a farm in Virginia and which would have been killed had it not been for his rescue. Woodstock found his calling at being a sailor and loved the sea and sailing.

This is just a taste of what you will read in this wonderful book by Patricia Daly-Lipe. Patricia has a wonderful way with story-telling that will draw you into the stories in a special way. You can almost feel being right there in the story with her characters. This is a wonderful fun, interesting and a really good book to read and enjoy. And if you are not a person to read long stories, well this is the book for you. The stories are short, easily read in one setting, and when you have time for another read, another great story will be waiting for you. Why not grab a copy of “Messages From Nature” to read and enjoy for yourself?