5.0 out of 5 stars Historical fiction with heart & soul March 1, 2013
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I just finished reading “Natishma”, and found it to be a very well researched and engrossing historical novel. Richard Proescher is known to me through his poetry writing. I believe his work as a poet enriches his language and emotional connection to the characters and the natural environment. The story of those first crucial years when Native Americans and Europeans encountered each other’s very different world and spiritual views is expertly told. Using real as well as fictional figures and specific knowledge of daily life for both groups pulls the reader back through time. It left me wondering: “What would have happened if things had gone differently?” Yes, this is a work of fiction, but the tale is so relevant today. Richard Proescher’s novel reminds us that it is not too late to reconnect with each other, the earth, and something greater to which all living things belong.
5.0 out of 5 stars Unforgettable Journey March 5, 2013
Beautifully written, Natishma, Shaman of the Chesapeakes, Friend of the Roanoke Colony, will magically transport you to a different time and place. Amid a historically accurate background, you will live with and learn about the rich culture of the Chesapeake Indians. Natishma will teach you a reverence for nature and guide you into the spirit world of his forefathers. Richard Proescher’s novel will take you on a remarkable, unforgettable journey.