Saturday, June 28, 2008

Books to Give Away

Gretchen at Jewels in My Crown ... Someday is hosting a Sizzlin' Summer Book Giveaway Carnival. I found the carnival at the tail end, but I'm still in.

My selection is The Moon in the Mango Tree, by Pamela Binnings Ewen,which became available in May, 2008. Once I began this book, I looked forward to picking it up every night at bedtime when the day's busy-ness was put to rest, also. You all know that I'm not big on fiction, but I did enjoy this very much. For one thing, it's based on the author's grandmother's life. Here is a description that I lifted from the website:

The Moon in the Mango Tree is set in the Roaring Twenties when young women were lobbying to get the right to vote and forge new ground. Barbara is faced with a decision to follow her own dream of becoming an opera singer and her responsibility to follow her husband to Siam, present day Thailand. When she chooses her husband, Barbara finds herself on a journey to the jungles of Siam to take on the role of missionary doctor’s wife. There she encounters the local people and Buddhist culture and the missionary workers trying to bring Jesus to this remote location.

While taking place 90 years ago, The Moon in the Mango Tree illustrates the struggles that women face even today. Should they give up their career to stay home and care for children? If the husband is transferred, does the women automatically give up her dream job to follow? Is the women’s place to support her husband in his endeavors?

The Moon in the Mango Tree is an historical romance of love, patience and endurance. This is the third novel for Pamela Binnings Ewen. She resides with her husband near New Orleans, Louisiana.

Here is the author's interview:


Please leave a comment if you'd like to be eligible to win this book. And be sure to visit Gretchen ASAP!

*FINALLY*

The Winner of Life Savors: Savory Stories for the Soul is Ang Bayliss of By Faith ... Ang Bayliss! Congrats, Ang!

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22 comments:

Linda said...

Yes please...I would like to be considered for the book!

Gretchen said...

Hi Linda!

Thanks for joining in the fun at my blog. I have your link posted!

Please enter me in your giveaway. The book seems quite intriguing.

Blessings,
Gretchen

Mocha with Linda said...

Sounds great! Enter me, please!!

PJ said...

Read more...one of my summer goals. This one sounds great.

Please enter me. Please. Thank you.

Alicia said...

Sounds great! Enter me!

Jenster said...

Hi Linda,

Gretchen is feeding my addiction by pointing me in your direction. I love a good historical!

And now that she's sent me this way I think I may hang around for a while. Love your blog and the fact you're a LOST fan doesn't hurt any, either!

Jenster said...

HEY! I just realized you're the Linda who left a comment on my blog! lol I'm a little slow sometimes...

Susanne said...

This sounds really, really good, Linda! Thanks for offering it. Please count me in.

marychristina said...

I'd love to read it too!

Pam @ http://alertandorientedx4.blogspot.com/ said...

No fiction (particularly)? Ouch!
I even read the back of cereal boxes, tho'....
Yes, please!

Steph said...

Sounds good to me! Please enter me!

Jen said...

Please enter me..how fun!

Jen said...

Please enter me..how fun!

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Count me in...sounds fun! Thanks, Linda.

And I LOVED reading all of your She Speaks posts...I can only imagine all of the craziness going on when you all got together.

Mel said...

Please enter me for this book giveaway! This book sounds VERY interesting!!!

Ang baylis said...

I AM SO EXCITED TO GET YOUR BOOK! YOU ARE SO SWEET AND GENEROUS AND AM VERY BLESSED BY YOU! I CANNOT WAIT TO GET IT. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!

SO MUCH LOVE,
ANGIE XOXO

Grammie's Gleanings said...

Sounds like a good book - count me in!

Grammie's Gleanings said...

Sounds like a good book - count me in! [I tried to post this comment several times but it did not seem to post, so if it shows up more than once, I'm sorry.]

Laura @ Adventures... said...

Your book sounds great - please enter me in your contest.

Thanks for visiting my blog and entering my book giveaway, too. :)

Blessings,
Laura

Rhonda said...

I'd love to be included in the book giveaway! Thanks!

Mandy said...

Oooohh. I would love to win this book. My husband just returned from a mission trip to Thailand, and that's all we are talking about these days...

Stacy said...

I recently read The Moon in the Mango Tree and loved it.

I was so excited to see it highlighted here.