Whisper Mama

 
Title: Whisper Mama
Author: Linda – Haas Melchert
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Narrator: Talmadge Ragan
Audio Producer: The Audio Flow, LLC
 
Based on a true story.
If you’ve faced family hardship, are open for adventure, or desire a journey that leads from chaos to calm, this book is for you.
Whisper Mama opens in Harrisburg, Oregon, on an August evening in 1925 in the aftermath of a train crash that kills nine-year-old Evelyn Castle’s family. Although shattered, left alone to navigate the world on her own, she finds a way to survive.
Part II takes us to the Oregon Coast in the 1950s, where we meet eight-year-old Elin, Evelyn’s youngest daughter. A forever tomboy, she takes the reader on her own critter-filled journey, and through her struggles under the violent hand of her father. All she wants in life is to feel love and to belong.
Part III introduces Elin’s seven-year-old daughter, Lu, in the 1960s. Bashful, yet strong, she feels the need to protect herself and her siblings from the ugly intentions of others. She’s in a constant search for calm, for a world she can trust in. She carries the story through, circling back to her beloved grandmother.
The generations come together in Part IV in Dallas, Oregon, in 1985. As Lu, now in her twenties, is beckoned home for a heartfelt visit with her mother and grandmother.
Whisper Mama is a story about surviving, and finally knowing when it’s time to go.
 
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Linda Haas-Melchert is an author and artist residing in Anchorage, Alaska. Her professional background is filled with all things travel. First, a flight attendant, then an agent, a general manager, which soon evolved into a VP of Marketing position in wholesale for international travelers. After a seek for balance in a busy life bubbling over with work and family, Linda eventually circled back to her love of flying.
She’s always known she would write a story. Realizing her first novel, Whisper Mama, has sparked her entrepreneurial spirit, so much so, that she’s planning her second novel, Wing Girl, for release in 2020. Her entrepreneurial effort speaks to her philanthropic desires resulting in the creation of Whisper Mama Gives, whispermama.org; a feeder organization which works closely with nonprofits in support of children and families in counseling.
Her message to you: One step at a time; soon you’ll be flying!

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