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Beresford K. Samuels’s New Book “Letters From My Dad… and Reflections of My Mother” Is a Riveting Story of Love Amid the Rich Tapestry of Island Life in the 19th Century

Recent release “Letters from My Dad… and Reflections of My Mother” from Page Publishing author Beresford K. Samuels is an evocative tale woven from correspondence between the author’s grandparents on the Caribbean island nation of Trinidad and Tobago.

Beresford K. Samuels, a retired creative art director in the advertising industry who now spends his spare time painting, doting on his beloved shih tzu, and taking care of his koi pond at the New York home he shares with his wife, Dr. Carol Modeste, and has completed his book “Letters from My Dad… and Reflections of My Mother”: a stirring tale of family and dynasty beginning in nineteenth-century Trinidad.

Samuels shares, “This is a story about a family in Trinidad whose lives pivot around their great grandmother’s failed abortion in 1884, which created a dynasty from a little known Caribbean island.

Slavery had been abolished on the island of Martinique, but change had not come easy for much of the freed colored people. While some continually practice their age-old African beliefs and customs for survival, obeah was one of the practices that was prevalent on the island among the colored people, and even desperately sought out by some of the most influential and aristocratic white plantation owners. Being concerned about her husband, Pierre, and deeply fearful about having to amplify their impoverished way of living, Marie-Lucie apprehensively began to dress in the early morning. Silently she left her shack to convene with an old girot, hoping to terminate the life of the growing fetus. But in trying to terminate her pregnancy, she almost ended her own life. Recovering from the failed attempt to abort, she became excited during her pregnancy, and it’s only then after the child was born that she became quite jubilant about her beautiful baby girl, Eliza.

The story continues in a rich and graphic environment of the family in Trinidad, furthermore played throughout the years against the colorful and cultural background of Trinidad and Tobago, its people, the steel bands, the countryside, and its beaches, along with its aging structures and rustic environment. This story started with letters from a suitor.”

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Beresford K. Samuels’s book is a colorful portrait of his forebears inspired by treasured and long-preserved correspondence between his grandparents.

Readers who wish to experience this richly nostalgic work can purchase “Letters from My Dad… and Reflections of My Mother” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

About Page Publishing:

Page Publishing is a traditional New York-based full-service publishing house that handles all the intricacies involved in publishing its authors’ books, including distribution in the world’s largest retail outlets and royalty generation. Page Publishing knows that authors need to be free to create - not bogged down with logistics like eBook conversion, establishing wholesale accounts, shipping, taxes, and the like. Its roster of accomplished authors and publishing professionals allows writers to leave behind these complex and time-consuming issues to focus on their passion: writing and creating. Learn more at

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