To any authors/publishers/ tour companies that are looking for the reviews that I signed up for please know this is very hard to do. I will be stopping reviews temporarily. My husband passed away February 1st and my new normal is a bit scary right now and I am unable to concentrate on a book to do justice to the book and authors. I will still do spotlight posts if you wish it is just the reviews at this time. I apologize for this, but it isn't fair to you if I signed up to do a review and haven't been able to because I can't concentrate on any books. Thank you for your understanding during this difficult time. I appreciate all of you. Kathleen Kelly April 2nd 2024

01 May 2013

The Women Gather by Katalin Kennedy Virtual Book Blog Tour Review and Giveaway!!

About The Women Gather: 

Nora’s mission had been demanding. She wanted to find a way for women to rediscover their true selves, denied to them throughout the centuries ‒ and to make the world a better place. When the young girl Aideen asks Tunde if she may come to Lemuria, Ontario and learn about the beginnings of the Norean Order founded in 1998, she agrees. Tunde’s preoccupation, however, is with the smooth flow of the ‘Gathering’ symposium of 2066. Women from all the Sanctuaries throughout the world are in attendance and await the momentous event: the opening of the Portal to the Outerworld. She has little time to spend with Aideen who unravels layers and layers of stories found in letters, articles, diaries, newspaper clippings and videos about the struggles and triumphs faced by Nora’s family and by the Order itself. What Aideen also detects is something she considers to be mystical  that no one wants to acknowledge.

About Katalin Kennedy:

On Christmas Eve, 1956, Katalin (Kennedy) and her parents escaped from Hungary, their homeland. The following April, they arrived as refugees in Saint John, New Brunswick. She spent most of her adult life in Ottawa, Ontario. Katalin graduated from Carleton University and joined Health Canada. She managed major national projects as Program Consultant on Seniors’ and Women’s Issues. Katalin is involved in various community activities including writing her monthly Kindness column for Cornwall’s Seaway News. Her first novel “The Women Gather” has been published by Baico Publishing Inc.

My Thoughts

The Women Gather is a novel about women, but not necessarily for women alone. Because of the way women had been treated in the past and present, the creator of The Norean Order, Nora, had wanted to create a place that is better then what there was around the world in 1998.  A group of women sequestered themselves away from the Outerworld for a life of peace and meditation. Each chapter is told by a different women about their past lives and loves. The main part of the story is the opening of the Portal into the Outerworld in 2066 where women from sanctuaries of the Norean Order in other countries come together for this event. A young woman Aideen comes to Lemuria to do research about the Order, while there she learns the story from letters, diaries,videos and other media about Nora one of the founders along with her descendants. What she finds is a wonderful story,told in the past, present, and future, of the strength of women and how the concept is to make the world a better place for future generations. 

A richly imagined story of a world that we all would like to have.  A life where there is no terrorism, or bad people, but a world full of peace where all peoples of the world can live together in harmony. I enjoyed the way the story was told especially the idea of empowering women. I also think the cover of the book is gorgeous and once I finished the book I could understand the meaning of the cover. I highly recommend this book for all women to read. 

I received a copy of the book for review and was not monetarily compensated for my review.

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  1. Hi Kathleen, Many thanks for hosting Katalin today on Celticlady’s Reviews. She is thrilled to be here and have The Women Gather reviewed by you. Katalin will be by later in the day to respond to any questions and/or comments you or your readers may have.
    To all readers, please take a moment to enter the giveaway to win an autographed copy of The Women Gather.
    Please join us tomorrow, Friday, May 3rd, the final day of Katalin’s ten tour when The Women Gather will be reviewed by Accepted Wisdom
    Have a great day!

  2. Hello Kathleen, Thank you so much for hosting my novel, 'The Women Gather' on your lovely web site. And, I particularly want to thank you for your review. It's always a wee apprehensive to see how others will see one's writing. On the one hand, I have committed to just letting it be out there and hope that some aspect of the message(s) I wanted to convey would be understood. But, the other side of me continues to be protective;o) And, I'm so glad you also commented on the cover by artist Tracy-Lynn Chisholm. She read the novel and that was her interpretation. Wonderful! Wishing you the very best as you continue to harness your journey. Katalin

  3. wow the book sound great and i bet you have fun wtiting them are you goingot do sequeal

  4. No sequel yet. That's what the published asked when he finished reading it. I never say never;o) I am working on another which, yes, will again be about women. All the best. Katalin


  5. Hi, thank you very much for help. I am going to test that in the near future. Cheers

    Women Tour



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