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    Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein Releases New Women's Romance, Mystery Novel, 'Next Year in Jerusalem'

    Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein has released 'Next Year In Jerusalem: Romance, Mystery And Spiritual Awakenings Part I'. The new book is the first in the 'Jerusalem Trilogy'.

    Dr. Holstein is a very successful author of adult psychology and children's books. The human spirit, with its capacity for survival, growth and joy, has always been a subject of interest for Dr. Holstein. Now, taking that magic of the human spirit to a new level, she has released her first novel for women. Combining her talents as a writer and a psychologist has resulted in a story filled with romance, intrigue, mystery, and spiritual awakenings.

    "I found it exciting," stated Dr. Holstein, "to combine my expertise as a psychologist with my writing talents. I think readers will enjoy the result - a story filled with romance, intrigue, mystery, and spiritual awakenings. Read it for pleasure but don't be surprised to find that you are coming closer to your own feelings, passions, desires and yearnings for personal growth."

    In 'Next Year In Jerusalem', two women face extraordinary circumstances in one of the most spiritual, mysterious, romantic cities in the world. In this new novel, the reader is taken into the depths of confusion and mixed feelings that the protagonists, Natalie and Maggie, experience as they fall into mystery, spiritual awakenings and romance. The book is written to be a fun read, one that never takes the reader too low, and makes the reader laugh while revealing the best kept passions and secrets that are common to all people.

    A recent reviewer stated "I traveled to Israel vicariously through the characters and with them enjoyed each step along the cobbled streets of ancient Jerusalem. Barbara Becker Holstein weaves themes of friendship, love, spirituality, and mystery, engaging the reader from the start. I look forward to the next installment!"

    A Facebook page has been created for the work, titled 'Next Year In Jerusalem'. A YouTube channel, 'NextYearNJerusalem' is also available. 'Next Year In Jerusalem: Romance, Mystery And Spiritual Awakenings Part I' is available in print, Kindle, Nook and Itunes. More information is available at Dr. Holstein's website.

    Dr. Holstein will be hosting a webinar entitled 'Women: Fantasy and Reality'. The webinar is scheduled for early August. A signup form is available at the site.

    Dr Holstein is available for media interview and can be reached using the information below or by email at drbarbara@enchantedself.com. Dr. Barbara speaks regularly on radio programs around the country, and appears on television in New York and New Jersey. Her inspiring audio shows and podcasts can be found on the web, along with hundreds of her articles and stories. She has been a contributor to Heart and Soul, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Redbook, Real Simple, The Wall Street Journal, Time on line, and Family Circle Magazine.

    Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, internationally known Positive Psychologist is the creator of The Enchanted Self ®, a positive psychology method for increasing happiness. Dr. Holstein has been a school psychologist for over 25 years. She is in private practice in Long Branch, New Jersey with her husband, Dr. Russell M. Holstein.

    Her pathfinder book ‘The Enchanted Self, A Positive Therapy’ was published in 1997 by Harwood Academic Publishers and is now in its second printing through Brunner-Routledge. Her second book ‘Recipes for Enchantment, The Secret Ingredient is YOU!’ has received rave reviews as a wonderful inspirational story book. ‘DELIGHT’, Dr. Holstein’s third book is available in two versions, paperback and a CD-rom that includes music, art, and Dr. Holstein’s voice.

    Her book, ‘The Truth, (I’m a girl, I’m Smart and I Know Everything)’ is a first in positive psychology. It is a fiction book for girls, tweens and teens. Written by an 11 year old girl as a diary, Dr. Barbara has embedded within the story positive truths and concepts geared to help girls develop self-esteem and resiliency

    Her second book in The Truth Series is Secrets: You Tell Me Yours and I’ll Tell You Mine…Maybe!’ Now the girl is 13. She handles many adolescent issues, including a crush, moving, a death in the family, feeling fat and problems with girlfriends. Kids and parents have a book they can share and use as a sounding board for needed communication between the generations. Both 'The Truth' and 'Secrets' are great for grandparents, older siblings and teachers to establish lines of communication with the tweens in their lives.

    All books are available at the author’s website, online booksellers and stores nationwide.
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