What the eye does not see, the heart does not know.
Haitian Proverb

When Dreams Touch is based on Rosemary Hanrahan’s personal and professional experiences living and working in Haiti.

Caught between the 1980’s HIV/AIDS global pandemic and the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti, three women strive to realize their dreams of a better future for themselves, their children and the troubled country of Haiti. With courage and perseverance, they confront the the broader injustices of the world they live in and create a legacy of enduring hope.

When Dreams Touch, Rosemary’s first novel, was released in 2014 and has received multiple awards and recommendations for independently published fiction including:

2015 Eric Hoffer First Horizon Award for superior work by debut author
2015 Eric Hoffer Award for e-book Fiction
2015 National Indie Excellence Award for Regional Fiction
2015 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Silver Award Winner for Historical Fiction
2015 IAN Book of the Year Finalist for: Historical Fiction, First Novel, & General Fiction 2015 The Author Zone Award for E-book Fiction & First Finalist General Fiction“Very Highly Recommended” by Midwest Book Review, Small Press Bookwatch, August 15, 2015“Recommended” by The US Review of Books, 2015“Recommended” by Stevo’s Book Reviews on the Internet, 2015

Rosemary has published numerous articles in academic journals and nonprofit publications. For her shorter literary pieces, she has received several awards for travel related essays and poetry.

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When Dreams Touch is available in print or e-book formats and can be ordered on-line from Amazon and Barnes and Noble. All proceeds from sales of When Dreams Touch go to health and education programs in Haiti.