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Featuring the works of J. Harris Anderson: The Paradise Gap Novels, The Foxhunter’s Guide to Life & Love, A Typology of Foxhunters, and more. Full-length novels, short essays, humorous observations, quips, and quotes for your entertainment.
Best-Selling Author Rita Mae Brown says: “Who can resist Mister Anderson or love!”
In his new inspirational novel, J. Harris Anderson provides humorous, lighthearted, and earnestly practical advice to improve your love life… and your love of life. Through a series of stories and lessons, Anderson brings the reader along on a journey of discovery. Whatever you’re chasing—an enriched relationship, overcoming challenges, learning a new skill—this book reveals the principles of the Foxhunter Model, a guide that anyone can use to get more out of life.
“There’s a lot to like in this slim volume. Though just over 200 pages, it’s packed with valuable insights about life and love offered from the unique perspective of foxhunting. Toss in plenty of entertainment value in the telling, with original humor and some interesting tidbits along the way, plus delightful illustrations by Claudia Coleman, and it’s definitely worth the modest price of admission.”
— In & Around Horse Country.
“Even without accepting the proposed parallel between romance and foxhunting, the story can be enjoyed simply as foxhunting fiction with endearing peripheral characters.”
— Foxhunting Life With Horse and Hound.
“…tips on life and love told through a series of anecdotal tales, lessons learned and pithy insights about both.”
— Fauquier Times.
“Ribald tips from one of Anderson’s favorite characters, Thumper Billington, provide commentary on a tale of how to turn expertise in The Chase into a recipe for happiness in Life and Love. Don’t let anything stand in your way — success comes to those with gusto and panache who never stop trying.”
— Karen Myers, author of To Carry the Horn.
Don’t forget the first popular Paradise Gap novel
Life around Paradise Gap, in Virginia’s Crutchfield County, has been cadenced to the comfortable traditions of foxhunting for many generations. And then Ryman McKendrick receives a vision. Inspired by a message from Saint Hubert—or so he believes—Ryman launches The Ancient and Venerable Church of Ars Venatica, aka The Church of Foxhunting. Even the skeptics can’t ignore Ryman’s uncanny new powers. The Venatican ranks swell, hunters sing—literally—the praises of the sporting life, and a current of titillation flows among the participants, from teenagers to octogenarians. The double meaning of “venery” (pursuits both sporting and erotic) blends happily into a single drive for many of Ryman’s ardent followers. But support is far from universal. Is one of Ryman’s detractors committed enough to go to the ultimate extreme?
The Prophet of Paradise takes you inside a rarified world of foxhunting, religion, and sex—a powerful cocktail of passion that can lead to pleasure or pain.
Praise for The Prophet of Paradise
The Chronicle of the Horse
Foxhunting Life with Horse and Hound
Jan Neuharth, author of the Hunt Country Suspense Series
Karen Myers, author of the Hounds of Annwn fantasy series
Jenny Young, In & Around Horse Country
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