The Third Woe by L. P. Hoffman was officially released on October 1, 2017. This is the second book of a modern-day, epic-suspense trilogy called The Third Peril Trilogy. Written by an award-winning author and frighteningly relevant today, this a story about faith and providence in times of cultural upheaval and national insecurity. L. P. Hoffman has written three other novels: The Canaan Creed, Shadow of the Piper, and The Third Peril, and she has won many awards.
In The Third Woe, much has changed in the nearly six-and-one-half years since the Third Peril struck at the very heart of America. A new worldview has the president taking the USA in a different direction. Imagine a surprising paradigm for a counter-culture movement. People are supporting nationalism over globalism, espousing freedom of religion instead of political correctness, advocating for truth and justice over victimhood. It's an upside down world. What was formerly the moral majority—those who value faith, liberty, and self-determination—is now in the minority and fighting for their rights. In The Third Woe, a small cadre of people are beginning to rethink all the "progress" that has been foisted upon the populace since the war. But, which vision for America will prevail?
The Third Woe builds on The Third Peril—Book One of the Trilogy—and the divine vision General George Washington experienced at Valley Forge in 1777. “The Third Woe is the second book of a thought-provoking trilogy that will inspire all who are thirsty in a dry and weary land,” says Hoffman.
L. P. Hoffman’s other books are mystery-suspense, literary fiction novels that deal with culturally relevant, sometimes controversial issues. The Canaan Creed—winner of the Next Generation Indie Book Award and a finalist in the USA Book Awards contest—is told around the reintroduction of wolves in the Rocky Mountains. Murder in Maine, wolves in Wyoming, and a fugitive—one life-changing summer for wolf biologist, Anna O’Neil. She needs answers. Who shot her father and why? Then, the arrival of a mysterious document forces Anna to examine her own beliefs and gives her the key to restore a divided community. But, first, she must find the courage to confront a hidden evil and catch her father’s killer.
“The Canaan Creed is a story that needs telling—a keyhole view into a culturally-relevant and emotionally-charged issue. Radical environmentalism is on the march across America, leaving a wide swath of collateral damage. People are suffering—their voices often silenced by an agenda that omits humankind from the ecological equation,” according to Hoffman.
Shadow of the Piper—Gold Winner in Foreward Reviews 2013 IndieFab Book of the Year Awards for Adult Fiction-Religious and named a Finalist in the 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Awards Contest for two categories—deals with the occult and how it impacts youth at risk. When a disturbed teenager arrives at the Pittsburgh Rescue Mission, Cali turns things upside down by claiming to know “secrets” about a young evangelist’s shadowy past. The deranged girl lures Jesse Berry across the country only to slip away after they reach their destination. Hamlin, Montana, is not the quaint mining town it appears to be. Something sinister moves below the surface—the youth are at risk—and someone there wants Jesse dead.
Talking about why she wrote Shadow of the Piper, L. P. Hoffman says, “A few years back I was doing a book signing at a local book store. It was that day that I learned about a horrific quadruple murder that shocked my community. As the details emerged about the murderer’s involvement in the occult, I was reminded that these activities are perpetuated by a culture of secrets. It is my heart’s desire to reach those lured into this lifestyle. Why? Because I was once one of them and I know the collateral damage it can cause.”
The Third Peril—destined to become a best seller according to Mindquest Reviews—is inspired by the vision that George Washington had in 1777. General Washington experienced a divine visitation at Valley Forge and was told, “Three great perils will come upon this nation.” An angelic being goes on to describe the Revolutionary War and the Civil War, but warns, “The Third Peril will be the worst.”
“I have always found the vision of George Washington fascinating, and in The Third Peril, this message is revisited,” says Hoffman.
Five-year-old Connor Hays, son of the Chief Economic Advisor to the President of the United States, insists that an angel told him, “War is coming to America!” But who will believe a child?
From her Grandfather’s tales about Buffalo Bill to the mystique of the West, L. P. Hoffman’s imagination was primed at an early age. In her transient childhood, she experienced the dark side of Caribbean culture and survived war in the Middle East. As an adult, the author has traveled the world and moved among Washington insiders. L. P. Hoffman says, “I value unique perspectives, and I believe that culturally relevant stories born of experience are the ones best told.”
(Prospect, VA): L. P. Hoffman’s book, Shadow of the Piper, has been named a Finalist in the 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Awards Contest for two categories—General Fiction/Novel (under 80,000 words) and Second Novel. In addition to a Winner in each category, four Finalists are named. The Next Generation Indie Book Awards is the largest Not-for-Profit book awards program for indie authors and independent publishers and the awards are highly regarded in the book industry. The Next Generation Indie Book Awards was established to recognize and honor the most exceptional independently published books in 60 different categories, for the year, and is presented by the Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group.
As the second Indie Book Award implies, Shadow of the Piper is L. P. Hoffman’s second novel. It was released January 1, 2013. It is a mystery-suspense, literary-fiction that deals with the difficult and sometimes controversial issue of the occult and its effect on youth at risk. Hoffman recalls, “When I heard about the horrific quadruple murder in Farmville a few years back, I was reminded of my desire to reach out to those involved in the occult.” She has worked with people who were involved in occult activities and she has seen the collateral damage first hand.
Hoffman likes to write about culturally relevant issues and is not afraid to take on challenging subject matter. Her first novel, The Canaan Creed, is another mystery-suspense, but this one deals with radical environmentalism and how it impacts the people out West and in her native state of Wyoming. The story is told around the reintroduction of wolves in the Rocky Mountains. “I wrote The Canaan Creed because I wanted to convey to the readers that real people, those who live and work on the land and work to conserve resources, are being adversely impacted by environmental policies that are anti-human and actually hurt the environment,” she said. The Canaan Creed was the Winner of the 2010 Next Generation Indie Book Awards Contest for Fiction eBooks.
The most recent novel by L. P. Hoffman, The Third Peril, was released this spring. “I like to call it a modern-day, epic-suspense novel about faith and providence in times of cultural upheaval and national insecurity,” Hoffman said. It is the first book of a trilogy and builds on the divine vision General George Washington experienced while encamped at Valley Forge in 1777, The Third Peril has been generating great reader reviews on Goodreads, a social media website tailored to book enthusiasts.
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PROSPECT, VA — The Canaan Creed is a fast-paced, literary-fiction novel by L. P. Hoffman that provides a keyhole view into the culturally relevant issue of radical environmentalism. It was released February 1, 2009, and is stirring controversy.
Murder in Maine, wolves in Wyoming, and a fugitive—one life-changing summer for wolf biologist, Anna O’Neil. She needs answers. Who shot her father and why? Then, the arrival of a mysterious document forces Anna to examine her own beliefs and gives her the key to restore a divided community. But, first, she must find the courage to confront a hidden evil and catch her father’s killer.
The Canaan Creed is a story that needs telling. “Radical environmentalism is on the march across America, leaving a wide swath of collateral damage. People are suffering—their voices often silenced by an agenda that omits humankind from the ecological equation,” said L. P. Hoffman. “I have written this book based on first hand experience.”
“This book's well-drawn characters and suspenseful plot ensures that it cannot be pigeonholed by political or social philosophy. However, Americans need to heed the moral of the story, lest we find ourselves in an untenable situation,” said Craig Manson, Distinguished Professor and Lecturer, University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, and Former Assistant Secretary of the Interior.
“The Canaan Creed weaves suspense, mystery and the dark side of environmental fanaticism together to create a page-turning story that keeps the reader hooked until the very end,” said Michael S. Coffman, Ph.D., President of Environmental Perspectives, Inc. “The story connects the reader with the awe-inspiring beauty of nature, while exposing how many environmental zealots have turned the experience into a nature-worshipping religion, and others exploit the movement for personal profit and power. While the book is far from being anti-environment, it clearly defines how false environmental scare stories are often created or exaggerated to advance an anti-human agenda which is penetrating our public schools and federal agencies. In the process, people’s lives are inevitably harmed and all too often destroyed.”
A native of Wyoming, “L.P. Hoffman knows the West intimately and evokes issues with sure-footed familiarity,” according to C.J. Box, Author of Three Weeks To Say Goodbye. C.J. Box is also well known as the best-selling author of the award-winning Joe Pickett novels.
Lee Pulaski of the Lake Powell Chronicle wrote on February 4, 2009, “The Canaan Creed does an excellent job of sucking you in with a mystery while pointing out how some environmental groups have an agenda that goes beyond protecting wildlife.”
In another review on February 20, 2009, Marge Swayne of The Farmville Herald summarizes, “Scaling the heights of suspense, The Canaan Creed concludes on solid ground with a better understanding of a timely topic—environmentalism.”
From helping to organize a grassroots environmental group near Yellowstone National Park to the insight gained when her husband served in Washington as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish and Wildlife and Parks, L. P. Hoffman has witnessed the extremes of radical environmentalism. It is her hope that those who read The Canaan Creed will be inspired to weigh the facts, embrace cooperative conservation, and never stop seeking the truth! Read more about the author and view the book trailer at www.LPHoffman.com.
The Canaan Creed is published by Hope Springs Media and copies can be purchased for $14.95 at TheCanaanCreed.com, by calling (434) 574-2031, or at bookstores near you.