|About the Book|
Colombina Searching for Happiness... is the real life of a young girl filled with incest, rape, loss, murderers, unfaithful marriages, abandonment, torture, and life-changing incidents, all woven amongst the political background of Colombia duringMoreColombina Searching for Happiness... is the real life of a young girl filled with incest, rape, loss, murderers, unfaithful marriages, abandonment, torture, and life-changing incidents, all woven amongst the political background of Colombia during unstable times. Most powerfully endured were her incredible persistence and strength, love and forgiveness. Nohemi empowers us with her wisdom and fortitude which carried her through many challenging periods of her life. She teaches us to capture our own strength... to forge ahead in life in order to create a positive atmosphere for our body, mind, and spirit and most important to never give up. Poetry adorns the beginning of each chapter and in her own words she states, I traveled from south to north, east to west... the sun drying my clothes, which were soaked with my tears. Nohemi, as a Renaissance Woman remind us, Yes, we can do it. COLOMBINA Searching for Happiness by Nohemi Molano Lewis is an exceptional novel we all need to keep in our personal bookcase. It is a very exiting read, taking you through Colombia, where you taste exquisite national dishes and hear the popular and classical music of a culturally rich Latin-American country. In COLOMBINA, we find extraordinary and sentimental poetry at the beginning of each chapter, speaking with love to mothers, to children, to prairies and mountains, to orchids and to rivers. Through these poems travel unforgettable people, triggering emotions from the life experiences of each reader. Nohemi is COLOMBINA. Nohemi describes more than one hundred years of Colombian Conflicts, including One Thousand Days War (1899-1902)- she witnessed the horrors of violence during 1948 and 1960 and the Bank Robberies by the ELNs National Liberation Army that challenged Colombias government. She let us know the Doctrines of Che Guevara, the Rebels of ELNs New Doctrine of Liberation, emerging in 1964, the Pries Camilo Torres aimed at the United Front, the group LAS FARCs Revolutionary Army Forces and their Controlling the Medellin Cartel, etc. Before 1974, the Roman Catholic Church exclusively performed marriage, until the government of Alfonso Lopez Michelson (1974-1978) approved civil marriage- and could only end after a legal divorce. It was only after the Colombian Constitution of 1991 that Colombian lawmakers admitted divorces for marriages performed by the Catholic Church. She cites the Dilemma between past Colombian President Alvaro Uribe and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, Ecuadors President Rafael Correa sending troops to the Frontier in Colombia, LAS FARCs Revolutionary Army Forces conspiring to Assassinate Minister of Defense Juan Manuel Santos now the elected President of Colombia- the well known bustling activities of the Colombian Mafia and Much, Much More! All in full detail. She wishes her dear Colombia could soon be able to live in peace. COLOMBINA Searching for Happiness reminds us, YES! WE CAN DO IT!, The words wont be carried by the wind!, and Positivism and hard work will get us in life to where we want to go! Through life, we store information collected from experiences and try in some way to make sense of it. When we are not able to understand events occurring in our lives, we often externalize the information. By doing this, we present different perspectives, allowing us to think more clearly about difficult or perplexing events and emotions. Writing an autobiographical action adventure novel full of excitement, successfully overcoming many overwhelming obstacles and challenges are some of the ways in which people choose to externalize their thoughts and pass on hard-earned wisdom and positivism to others. These were the reasons why Nohemi wrote her novel Colombina Searching for Happiness. To show others from her personal life experiences They Can Accomplish Tremendous Challenges, if they Never Give Up!