Nardi Point


Fiction - Womens
280 Pages
Reviewed on 01/14/2014
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Author Biography

Award winning author Nancy LaPonzina writes in the North Carolina piedmont, under Carolina blue skies. Writing has been her passion always. Her professional career includes technical writing, website content provider, and Registered Nurse clinical experience.
LaPonzina’s women's fiction explores thoughtful characters involved in challenging situations, and braids in touches of archaeology, the metaphysical, and alternative healing modalities. She is a member of Heart of Carolina Romance Writers; Triangle Area Freelancers; General Federation of Women's Clubs of North Carolina; American Holistic Nurses Association; and the Coe Foundation for Archaeologic Research.
Her debut novel, Nardi Point, regionally set in Raleigh, North Carolina was awarded the Chanticleer Book Review & Media 2012 Blue Ribbon First Place Published Novel award in the Contemporary Women’s Fiction genre. Its sequel, A Path Through the Garden has been named a 2013 Chatelaine Writing Contest Finalist.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Bil Howard for Readers' Favorite

Laurinda Elliot had everything figured out and organized in such a way as to have her new house built, her wedding to Dan and the beginning of her family on a perfect time table until her best friend, Leyla Jo Piper found a shard of pottery on the cleared land for her home site and called the North Carolina Archaeological Society for help in identifying what it was. Consequently, Laurinda was suddenly faced with a difficult decision in Nardi Point by Nancy LaPonzina. Managing a software development company in Raleigh, North Carolina, she yearned for a different kind of success, and that included herself and her incredible software code developer partner, Dan Riser. As she balances between her plans which are certainly controlled by a construction time table on what could be considered an archaeological site, honoring her friendship with her alternative healing practitioner friend, Leyla Jo, and attempting to help preserve a part of North Carolina’s ancient past, she is forced to take a deeper look at her own life story from a new perspective. Will a few shards of pottery completely unravel her plans or is there another balance waiting for her in the mix?

Nancy LaPonzina does an expert job of mixing past and present into a sort of spiritual journey in Nardi Point. As Nancy explores the edges of a deeper spiritual connection in the land between the ancient inhabitants and its present inhabitants, she draws some interesting conclusions concerning our responsibility to preserve the past. Spiritual, thought provoking and enlightening, Nardi Point will leave you pondering the spiritual connection which exists between the past and the present, long after you have read the last words of this penetrating novel.