Edward Webster’s Books

Front cover of the book Carlos Crosses the Line showing young Mexican Man against a background of a field with workers hoeing vegetables

Carlos Crosses The Line

Carlos Montoya crossed one line by forsaking his culture’s unquestioning faith. He leapt past another, as he entered California illegally during the free-love, irreligious 1960s. There, three women tempted him to abandon more of his limits.
One sought to comfort him.
One used him against her husband—his employer—in marital combat.
One demanded everything.
That summer of 1968, he fled California, falsely accused, beaten, and terrified.

Twenty-six years later, in Michoacán Mexico, the beautiful Lilia Gomez arrives on Carlos’s doorstep, challenging him to recall those days and to question his old transgressions. And lurking in his background, what must never be revealed, is the major crime that haunts his past.

The Gentle Bomber’s Melody

Two bizarre characters, both fleeing the FBI, are thrown together in the New Mexico forest. The woman, who’s kidnapped a baby, needs a hideout and craves a sexual encounter. The man, a fugitive bomber, with the sexual experience of a cub scout, wants only to be rid of her. Result: an enthralling escapade:

Wendell Hawthorne’s having a fine day, testing one of his bombs, when Melody Reeves crashes into his life. More accurately, she runs her car into the woods near his cabin. The car contains the baby she’s kidnapped from a Santa Fe hospital, and she becomes frantic as the car radio blares an Amber Alert with her name and description!

Melody believes the infant was meant to be hers, but she’s sufficiently grounded to know that the #FBI won’t see it her way. She needs a hideout, like Wendell’s cozy cabin, but those explosions she hears out in the woods are scary.

A normal person would turn this crazy woman in, but Wendell is more Ted Kaczynski than Ted Turner. He could blow Siena to kingdom come, but Wendell’s a rare bird—a pacifist bomber. He wrestles with this dilemma, as he prepares another explosive ‘mission.’ Meanwhile, Melody works her feminine wiles on him and inadvertently drops clues that could very well undo them both.

Front cover of the book The Gentle Bomber's Melody showing a baby carriage and a bomb with a sizzling fuse

The Gentle Bomber’s Melody

Two bizarre characters, both fleeing the FBI, are thrown together in the New Mexico forest. The woman, who’s kidnapped a baby, needs a hideout and craves a sexual encounter. The man, a fugitive bomber, with the sexual experience of a cub scout, wants only to be rid of her. Result: an enthralling escapade:

Wendell Hawthorne’s having a fine day, testing one of his bombs, when Melody Reeves crashes into his life. More accurately, she runs her car into the woods near his cabin. The car contains the baby she’s kidnapped from a Santa Fe hospital, and she becomes frantic as the car radio blares an Amber Alert with her name and description!

Melody believes the infant was meant to be hers, but she’s sufficiently grounded to know that the #FBI won’t see it her way. She needs a hideout, like Wendell’s cozy cabin, but those explosions she hears out in the woods are scary.

A normal person would turn this crazy woman in, but Wendell is more Ted Kaczynski than Ted Turner. He could blow Siena to kingdom come, but Wendell’s a rare bird—a pacifist bomber. He wrestles with this dilemma, as he prepares another explosive ‘mission.’ Meanwhile, Melody works her feminine wiles on him and inadvertently drops clues that could very well undo them both.

Front cover of the book The Gentle Bomber's Melody showing a baby carriage and a bomb with a sizzling fuse
Front cover of the book Soul of Toledo, showing a Spanish woman praying with a castle in the background

Soul Of Toledo

Toledo, Spain 1391- 1449

The Spanish Inquisition won’t begin for more than 30 years, but seeds of hatred have sprouted in Castile. Suspicions fester. Violence lies close beneath the surface.

Viçente Pérez is a converso, a Catholic born to Jewish parents in 1391, the year of the great slaughter, the year his parents renounced Judaism to save his life.

Fifty years later, administering the City of Toledo, Viçente must keep the peace. Though he disdains Judaism, he’s duty-bound to protect all citizens.

Viçente thwarts the efforts of a fanatic Jew-hater named Marcos García and becomes his sworn enemy.

Readers’ Favorite Book Review–…loved, loved Edward Webster’s descriptions and how he explained the imagery around Viçente. Viçente is such a strong human character … not an epic hero, but a human who falls in love and makes mistakes.

Midwest Book Reviews–Extraordinary, compelling, and with an impressive attention to historical detail and character development, “Soul of Toledo” is an absorbing read from beginning to end, and highly recommended for community library Historical Fiction collections.

A Year of Sundays

Taking the Plunge (and our Cat) to Explore Europe
Travel to Europe with Edward D. Webster, his spirited, blind wife, Marguerite and Felicia, the Queen of Traveling Cats in Ed’s Book, A YEAR OF SUNDAYS, Taking the Plunge (and Our Cat) to Explore Europe.

“… Any man who decides to take a year off work and go to Europe with a deaf cat and a blind, menopausal wife is asking for trouble, or at the very least, a good set of memoirs. And that’s precisely what we have here.” Hackwriters.com, the International Writers Magazine.

“… a must read for not only those who are planning to strike out on an extended stay… but also for those who have imagined striking out … but never really thought it possible… The senses of sound, smell, touch taste become additives to the travel adventure, and the traveler who relies mainly on what they are seeing is more handicapped in grasping the essence of the place than Marguerite without her sight…” Real Travel Adventures International Magazine *

Real-life humor and pathos drive this unforgettable travelogue wrapped around a true love story.

Ed Webster and his wife of 28 years take their 16-year-old cat on the sort of Grand Tour many people wish they could take but never get around to. The fact that Ed’s wife, Marguerite, is blind adds unexpected layers to their relationship and their travel experience.

 

Front cover of the book A Year of Sundays, a travel memoir. The cover shows a person wearing huge yellow wooden shoes.

Vicarious pleasure awaits within! You will be submerged in medieval villages, meet the local grocer in Tuscany and accompany Ed and Marguerite as they sample grilled octopus on the island of Syros. Museum docents and shopkeepers fall for Marguerite and entice her to touch and experience everything. Hikers marvel at this blind woman who treks with Ed along precipitous trails of Cinque Terre, Italy. Waiters smile discreetly as Ed helps Marguerite sort through the eyeballs and tails attached to her bouillabaisse.

And through it all, in France, Holland, Austria, Greece, Italy, and Spain, the Websters prove the adage that wherever you go there you are, and the cat named Felicia makes each place a home.

A Year of Sundays

Taking the Plunge (and our Cat) to Explore Europe
Travel to Europe with Edward D. Webster, his spirited, blind wife, Marguerite and Felicia, the Queen of Traveling Cats in Ed’s Book, A YEAR OF SUNDAYS, Taking the Plunge (and Our Cat) to Explore Europe.

“… Any man who decides to take a year off work and go to Europe with a deaf cat and a blind, menopausal wife is asking for trouble, or at the very least, a good set of memoirs. And that’s precisely what we have here.” Hackwriters.com, the International Writers Magazine.

“… a must read for not only those who are planning to strike out on an extended stay… but also for those who have imagined striking out … but never really thought it possible… The senses of sound, smell, touch taste become additives to the travel adventure, and the traveler who relies mainly on what they are seeing is more handicapped in grasping the essence of the place than Marguerite without her sight…” Real Travel Adventures International Magazine *
Real-life humor and pathos drive this unforgettable travelogue wrapped around a true love story.

Ed Webster and his wife of 28 years take their 16-year-old cat on the sort of Grand Tour many people wish they could take but never get around to. The fact that Ed’s wife, Marguerite, is blind adds unexpected layers to their relationship and their travel experience.

Vicarious pleasure awaits within! You will be submerged in medieval villages, meet the local grocer in Tuscany and accompany Ed and Marguerite as they sample grilled octopus on the island of Syros. Museum docents and shopkeepers fall for Marguerite and entice her to touch and experience everything. Hikers marvel at this blind woman who treks with Ed along precipitous trails of Cinque Terre, Italy. Waiters smile discreetly as Ed helps Marguerite sort through the eyeballs and tails attached to her bouillabaisse.

And through it all, in France, Holland, Austria, Greece, Italy, and Spain, the Websters prove the adage that wherever you go there you are, and the cat named Felicia makes each place a home.

 

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