Sunday, December 21, 2014

Great Trilogy about King David you will see you never knew him

I am honored to get this review is from a reader who is not only a truck driver who has seen most of the continental US through her work, and who is a poet as well!  Cindy J. Smith is the author of Voices In My Head and other books. This is what she wrote about my new release, The David Chronicles:

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Uvi has completed a very interesting trilogy on King David. We see him as a flawed person, one with many doubts. His rise to power is where she begins the tale. It is interesting the way she seems to get into his head and explains some of the reasons for his actions. The tale of Goliath was not the beginning of his tale as I always assumed. In the second book, we meet Bathsheba who is probably responsible for most of the bad things said about him. This is the time he does what I considered his greatest evils. I love the way Uvi relates the conflicts in his mind and soul concerning his actions. In the final book we learn about David's indecisiveness concerning his sons and the attempted overthrow by his sons. We also understand the reason Solomon was chosen as his heir. Uvi has done a lot of research and it shows. Kudos!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Simply Amazing

James DiBenedetto, the author of Dream Student (and other books in this series) currently lives in Arlington, Virginia with his beautiful wife and their cat (who has thoroughly trained them both). I am honored that he posted this review for my trilogy, The David Chronicles:

5.0 out of 5 stars Simply AmazingDecember 19, 2014
James D. "starkllr" (Arlington, VA USA) - See all my reviews
This review is from: The David Chronicles: Boxed Set (Kindle Edition)
Uvi Poznansky's David Chronicles are simply wonderful. She is a true artist in her use of the language, and her prose is just beautiful to read.

The Chronicles take the biblical story of King David, but tell it from a very different perspective; the author combines modern sensibilities and styles with the ancient and well-known story to produce something truly unique. This combination gives greater depth to David and his world, allowing the reader to truly inhabit it, and relate it to our world and our lives.

I cannot recommend it highly enough.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

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Secrets, passion, betrayal...
Coming back to his childhood home after years of absence, Ben is unprepared for the secret, which is now revealed to him: his mother, Natasha, who used to be a brilliant pianist, is losing herself to early-onset Alzheimer’s, which turns the way her mind works into a riddle. His father has remarried, and his new wife, Anita, looks remarkably similar to Natasha—only much younger. In this state of being isolated, being apart from love, how will Ben react when it is so tempting to resort to blame and guilt? “In our family, forgiveness is something you pray for, something you yearn to receive—but so seldom do you give it to others.” 

Behind his father's back, Ben and Anita find themselves increasingly drawn to each other. They take turns using an old tape recorder to express their most intimate thoughts, not realizing at first that their voices are being captured by him. These tapes, with his eloquent speech and her slang, reveal the story from two opposite viewpoints.

What emerges in this family is a struggle, a desperate, daring struggle to find a path out of conflicts, out of isolation, from guilt to forgiveness.

Where does the title, Apart From Love, come from?
The word Love is used sparingly in the novel, which makes it ever more precious. The title comes from a phrase used three times in the story:

After a while I whispered, like, "Just say something to me. Anything." And I thought, Any other word apart from Love, 'cause that word is diluted, and no one knows what it really means, anyway.

Why, why can't you say nothing? Say any word--but that one, 'cause you don't really mean it. Nobody does. Say anything, apart from Love.

For my own sake I should have been much more careful. Now--even in her absence--I find myself in her hands, which feels strange to me. I am surrounded--and at the same time, isolated. I am alone. I am apart from Love.

This one is up for one of the best for the year for fiction

Dennis Waller, filmmaker and author of several books, is recognized as an expert on spiritual experience, self-discovery, and exploring the human consciousness. He is also a Top 500 Amazon Reviewer, which is an amazing rank. I am honored that he posted this review for my novel, The Edge of Revolt:

5.0 out of 5 stars David comes to Life throughout the pages December 17, 2014
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The Edge of Revolt by Uvi Poznansky was recommended to me by a friend who knows I enjoy a stimulating intellectual read. Well, as this is my first experience to reading anything by this author, l was beyond impressed. Quality above compare, this novel is written by a master wordsmith who knows how to tell a story. I was drawn in from the beginning and was fascinated by the tangled web that was woven, rich, deep and descriptive. A very impressive story told in an uncanny way, I was enthralled throughout the entire book, David comes to life and his tale is one for the ages. This one is up for one of the best for the year for fiction, simply great writing and a killer cover.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

When wind raged around me I would whisper words into it

There is no motion anywhere, except for the clouds. They are rolling in, hanging full and heavy over the hills of Jerusalem, roaming over me like an upside down flock of sheep. 
It is then that a memory comes back, the shining memory of distant days, when I was watching over my father’s herd. From where I stand now, my childhood seems carefree—until I remember how resentful I felt that first time when he told me that the next day I would be left with the sheep all by myself. They were taller than me, which frightened me. I was full of disdain and wished I could rebel. 
But I did not, because what choice did I have? We lived faraway from the lowlands, where you could farm the land. A shepherd I had to become, so I pretended to know my way. I walked ahead and to my surprise, the herd followed. In that rugged, mountainous terrain, finding new areas for grazing kept me on the move, farther and farther away from Bethlehem, even as my longing for my father grew stronger. I imagined coming back to him at the end of the day. 
When wind raged around me I would whisper words into it. When it died down I would hum a melody. In my loneliness I would listen to the echoes rolling back from the hills, singing with me.

Even though I walk
Through the darkest valley
I will fear no evil
    For you are with me.

Your rod and your staff
  They comfort me.

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Who will decide King David's successor?

I am honored to get this review is from a reader who is not only a truck driver who has seen most of the continental US through her work, and who is a poet as well!  Cindy J. Smith is the author of Voices In My Head and other books. This is what she wrote about my new release, The Edge of Revolt:

5.0 out of 5 stars Who will decide King David's successor? December 15, 2014
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King David is revered for his poetry and psalms. Uvi has looked closer at the man and offers us King David as a flawed person. This final book in her trilogy takes place at the end of David's life. Bathsheba wants David to name their son Solomon as his heir to the throne despite the fact that he is 4th in line. The book goes on to relate the tale of David's oldest sons and their fall. It shows that although David united the tribes of Israel under one crown, his parenting skills left much to be desired. When his oldest rapes the second son's sister, David lets it slide. He is afraid of coming down too soft or too strong and just lets everything go hoping it will disappear. But that is not what happens. Rage burns inside his second son until he finally takes justice into his own hands and murders his older brother. David is again unwilling to decide what to do. This time it leads to an attempted overthrow. When he gets his crown back, David is again faced with his old age and the knowledge that his third son is trying to take over the kingdom. A well written book. David is humanized and an understanding of his decisions is given. Loved the book and the trilogy.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

A book worth of praise!

Mary Ann Vitale is the author of lovely children's books. I am thrilled to find her review of my poetry book, Home:

5.0 out of 5 stars A book worth of praise!December 14, 2014
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This is the first book I read from this author. Writing this story must have been hard for the author, as she throws the reader into a different world and different times. There is a melancholic tone to her writing, as she brings to life her father's life story, and many poems he wrote, After You've gone, Bent over Memories, Autumn's Gold, Vigil Light, and many more. A great book to read, well written, and worthy of praise!