Today Is D-Day for “Destiny of Dreams”

It’s official! My new historical fiction, Destiny of Dreams: Time Is Dear is now available in paperback and digital formats on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and beyond! Yes, it tells my Armenian ancestors’ story and has been a true labor of love for me. While heartwrenching, I think readers will see how impactful my family has been on my own attempts to maintain personal strength and a positive attitude.

This, my first novel, is a far cry from my usual quippy, uplifting, or life lessons approach, so prevalent in my nonfiction works. And yet, especially considering the chaos in Afghanistan and other hotspots of crisis around the world, the timing is even more important. We must never forget nor diminish the painful memories history deals us. Lessons from man’s inhumanity to man must make us better for the sake of future generations.

As the story begins, my grandfather is a mere child. However, though nothing gratuitous, some explicit descriptions and a couple of disturbing, though not graphic, violent depictions may be unsuitable for young readers.

I have been honored by several readers of my advance draft editions. For example, I received this early testimonial from Dr. David Green, retired Chief Medical Officer at Concord Hospital in New Hampshire, “Congratulations on a wonderful and thoughtful work! You have given such an eloquent voice to their suffering, sacrifice, and perseverance. It was a wonderful read, hard to put down. Should be a required read for High School students!”

Thanks, Doc. I was honored to include some maps suggested by him for the final edition.

If you happen to choose to read Destiny of Dreams: Time Is Dear, an honest review on sites such as Amazon or Goodreads or elsewhere would be deeply appreciated. This is how I learn to serve readers like you even better!

About Cathy Burnham Martin

Author of 20+ books, and counting! A professional voice-over artist, dedicated foodie, and lifelong corporate communications geek, Cathy Burnham Martin has enjoyed a highly eclectic career, ranging from the arts and journalism to finance, telecommunications, and publishing. Along with her husband, Ron Martin, she has passions for entertaining, gardening, volunteering, active and visual arts, GREAT food, and traveling. Cathy often says, "I believe that we all should live with as much contagious enthusiasm as possible... Whether we're with friends or family, taking people along for the ride is more than half the fun."
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