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Riveting New Release, “Former Things Forgotten” set in the Heart of Appalachia

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In a literary world teeming with tales of love and loss, debut author Thomas Trezise takes readers on an unforgettable journey that transcends the mundane and pierces the veil between heaven and earth. His novel, “Former Things Forgotten,” is set to release this month available where ever books are sold.

Crafted with eloquence and infused with profound spiritual insight, “Former Things Forgotten” presents the riveting tale of Tessa Gibbs, a fiery, red-headed woman yearning for escape from her harsh Appalachian life. Her journey takes her from the mountains of Eastern Tennessee, fueled by a desperate need to break free from her father’s oppressive religiosity, into a world that challenges her in ways she never anticipated.

Trezise’s narrative style paints a vivid picture of Tessa’s struggles, as she navigates the complexities of life, faith, and personal identity. However, unbeknownst to Tessa, her soul carries the weight of a celestial rebellion, a forgotten existence that echoes her earthly conflict. The ensuing battle for her soul forms the core of this compelling narrative, a story that explores the profound implications of the choices we make.

The author brings his unique perspective as a retired lawyer, Methodist lay preacher, and corporate executive to this powerful exploration of faith, freedom, and human resilience. Raised in Appalachia, Trezise infuses his narrative with the authenticity of his own experiences, offering readers a glimpse into the heart and soul of a region often misunderstood.

Former Things Forgotten” is more than a novel; it’s a journey of self-discovery and spiritual awakening. It invites readers to examine their own lives, their choices, and their destinies. This book serves as a beacon, illuminating the path towards understanding the eternal nature of relationships and the consequences of living for oneself or living for God.

Be prepared to be captivated by “Former Things Forgotten,” a thought-provoking novel that promises to leave readers pondering long after the final page is turned. This is more than a book; it’s an experience—an invitation to delve into the depths of one’s soul and emerge with a renewed sense of purpose and destiny.

Thomas Trezise’sFormer Things Forgotten” will be available for download for free on Amazon for 5 days from February 20, 2024 through February 24, 2024. Former Things Forgotten” is highly rated by those who have purchased the book. Here’s what just two of the reviewers have said:

Rich allegory throughout both sub-plots. The way the sub-plots converge has an element of surprise but also a feeling of ‘well, of course.’ Trezise displays a deep empathy and respect for Appalachia and its people. More than a story about faith, Former Things Forgotten offers a keen perspective–without trying to convince or convert–on what it means to have a personal relationship with God and the meaning of free will. A fairly quick read but you might catch yourself going back and re-reading various chapters–as the storyline progresses, it hints at things you may have missed in earlier reading. Don’t resist the urge to go back…it’s worth it.
Michael Cameron
5 Stars – Parallel storylines and clever twists

Former Things Forgotten is a well written story with thought provoking messages. Strong character development and mountain life wonderfully crafted. Christian theme embracing Christ and the Kingdom of God a much needed & timely topic in this day and age. Worth a read.
Mariana
5 Stars – Thoughtful & Inspirational Novel

 About the Author

Thomas Trezise is a retired lawyer and corporate executive with over twenty years of experience as a Methodist lay preacher. Raised in Appalachia, he proudly calls himself a hillbilly at heart. He is the executive director of The Everyday Kingdom, a non-profit devoted to fostering a community that helps people find and experience the peace, purpose, and joy available from living every day in Christ’s kingdom. He is a former blogger, and Former Things Forgotten is his debut novel. He and his wife, Kathy, live in Ponte Vedra, Florida, and have two adult children. He enjoys reading at the beach and playing golf.

For interviews, please contact: Thomas Trezise at tmt@thomastrezise.com.

For additional resources and a complimentary study guide visit: www.thomastrezise.com

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